Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Mac Update Leaves Users No Room to Escape Data Collection

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Apple’s most recent update, Big Sur, makes a feature that logs device activity for offline (and online) applications practically impossible for privacy solutions to bypass. The monitoring is yet another example of Apple’s privacy-compromising...

My Data, My Money: Data Dividends and the Digital Economy

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Few could have imagined the true costs of “data for a service,” driven in large part by a monopolistic economy for users’ information, as powerful internet giants and platforms have melded into our...

Uniswap May Re-up Rewards as SushiSwap Angles to Catch Itinerant Yield Farmers

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Uniswap community members are scrambling to update yield farming rewards for the automated market maker’s (AMM) native token UNI as the initial liquidity mining program sunsets on Nov. 17.A governance vote for continuing...

MakerDAO Loans Can Be Gamed to Hold Out Funds From Liquidation

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Borrowers can close debt positions on lending platform MakerDAO under the 150% collateral minimum with this one simple trick.A loophole in MakerDAO’s collateralized debt positions (CDPs) market, discovered by Israel-based startup B.Protocol, enables...

Fidelity’s Crypto Arm Responds to 6 Common Bitcoin Criticisms

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Fidelity Digital Assets, a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments, has responded to some of bitcoin’s most frequent criticisms, suggesting clarity is needed amid heightened interest in the cryptocurrency.In a blog post on Thursday, Director...

New MIT Paper Rejects Blockchain-Based Voting Systems

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As media outlets waited to announce a winner until the Saturday following the election day, calls for how blockchains would have made this process easier emerged, most prominently perhaps by  Changpeng Zhao, CEO...

Developers Debate Disclosure Protocols After ‘Accidental’ Ethereum Hard Fork

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Ethereum developers are weighing changes to publicly disclosing critical bugs following the Nov. 11 “accidental hard fork.” Geth had fixed the bug in early October following a disclosure, but it still existed in prior...

From PayPal to Libra: Big Tech Has Forced Central Banks to Wake Up to...

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Libra was the final wake-up call for central banks that prompted serious consideration of digital currency issuances, according to Benoit Coeure, head of the Innovation Hub at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).In...

Algorand-Backed Axelar Raises $3.75M in Seed Funding to Help Blockchains Communicate

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Axelar, a decentralized protocol designed by the founding members of Algorand to allow cross-blockchain communication, has raised $3.75 million in seed funding.Announced Thursday, the round saw participation from investors including Binance X, the...

DeFi Project Akropolis Token Pool Drained of $2M in DAI

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Decentralized finance platform Akropolis’ yCurve pools have been drained resulting in the loss of $2 million. Source link

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