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Major disruption at Okex, Filecoin strike: Blockheads

By Bitcoin and blockchain, cryptocurrency, government, News, On the Cusp, technode
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It was a dramatic week for China crypto. Okex, one of the largest crypto spot and derivatives exchanges, halted withdrawals with an ambiguous explanation of a police investigation involving their founder. The Filecoin mainnet launched on Thursday, then five of its largest miners went on strike two days later. The Okex drama Operations for Okex, […]

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Major disruption at Okex, Filecoin strike: Blockheads

By Bitcoin and blockchain, cryptocurrency, government, News, On the Cusp, technode
crypto cryptocurrency okex bitcoin China ethereum tech

It was a dramatic week for China crypto. Okex, one of the largest crypto spot and derivatives exchanges, halted withdrawals with an ambiguous explanation of a police investigation involving their founder. The Filecoin mainnet launched on Thursday, then five of its largest miners went on strike two days later. The Okex drama Operations for Okex, […]

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China’s revamped law bans online services that ‘induce addiction’ in kids

By addiction, children, China, engadget, games, gear, government, kids, law, livestreaming, News, politics, Regulation, video games

China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content. The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has voted for revamped law that will ban internet products and services…

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EU reportedly drafts ‘hit list’ of big tech companies to face stricter rules

By Amazon, apple, engadget, eu, Europe, european union, facebook, gear, government, Microsoft, News, politics, Regulation

It’s no secret that the European Union wants a further crackdown on tech giants, and it may use a simple shortlist to decide which companies face new restrictions. Financial Times sources say the EU is drafting a “hit list” of up to 20 big tec…

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Blockheads: Filecoin fork, US and UK outspend China on blockchain

By Bitcoin and blockchain, cryptocurrency, government, News, On the Cusp, technode, US, With Chinese Characteristics
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This week, Chinese Filecoin miners threatened to fork the massively popular network, the BSN will integrate two dozen public chains, and a new cryptocurrency mining rig may give Bitmain a run for its money. Two reports show how China stacks up globally in the blockchain world. The Filecoin Fork A group of Chinese investors threatened […]

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White House budget proposal would hike AI and quantum funding by 30 percent

By AI, artificial intelligence, Budget, Computing, Donald Trump, engadget, gear, government, michael kratsios, News, politics, quantum computing, trump, White House

If the US is going to build a quantum internet and otherwise claim technical supremacy, it’s going to need appropriate funding — and that might be forthcoming. As the Wall Street Journal reports, The White House has proposed a 2021 non-defense…

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