Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS56
    Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS – a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this app: cookie blocking. Yes, it can now block those annoying dialogs that ask you to accept the website’s cookies. These are particularly problematic on mobile, where they often entirely interrupt your ability to vie...
    Growth in Blockchain Marketing Startups Shows How Disillusioned We Are With Ads4
    There’s no shortage of companies wanting to bring blockchain to bear on marketing and advertising. According to Never Stop Marketing, a marketing firm, there were 22 companies in this space as of September 2017. In early 2018, there were 88. Now? There are 290. That’s a thirteen-fold increase in just 18 months. This growth points to the fact that many within the advertising and marketing community...
    5 things you should know about STOs24
    Last weekend Hard Fork flew Seattle to attend NEO’s second ever developer conference. Besides getting to see and hear from NEO itself, we got to meet a host of developers that are trying to use the NEO platform to bring their dapps to life. While there, I moderated a panel discussion about Security Token Offerings (STOs). Moderating a panel is actually a great way of learning about the topic being...
    The Role of Cross-Chain Technology in Powering a Decentralized Internet
    The internet as we know it today is centralized. Centralization refers to a structure where one or a small number of entities control an entire network. At the moment, a small number of very powerful technology companies exert the most control over the internet. These few companies are known as the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google, with other companies like Microsoft and Twitte...
    Can XYO’s GPS Alternative Prove We Exist?12
    Let’s say in the near future you’re the owner of a car that has the ability to gather reams of personal data every time you use it. It knows where you’ve gone, how long you’ve been there, what days you use the car, and how far you’re willing to drive to go to the movies or the mall. This data is valuable to marketers and researchers, and you’ve taken advantage of a blockchain-based system that let...
    Blackmailers made $332,000 in Bitcoin during ‘sextortion’ scam34
    Cybercriminals raked in more than $300,000 in Bitcoin payments during a ‘sextortion’ email-based blackmail campaign, which was first spotted in 2017 but saw increased activity mid-last year. According to a report by UK firm Digital Shadows, which tracked a sample of 792,000 emails as part of their analysis, criminals received some $332,000 from more than 3,100 unique sender Bitcoin addresses. The ...
    Create loyal customers with cryptocurrencies
    It is time for you to be their trusted entry door. Think about it. I’ll explain a way to do so that, in addition, will improve your sales and create customer loyalty. It doesn’t matter what you sell or offer. Cryptocurrencies inevitably attract people and you just need to help them feel that they have not missed the train.
    Exit Scam? Mismanagement? Coinbase Digs Into Failed Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX’s ‘$150 Million Loss’28.8
    Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, said that the company conducted internal research on the QuadrigaCX case. QuadrigaCX has been claiming that Gerald Cotten, its CEO, passed away with sole control over its cold wallets containing $150 million in various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, independent researchers claimed that the...