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Unity Partners with IBM to Bring Watson AI to Games

Game engine developer Unity has teamed up with IBM to bring their powerful Watson AI to games.<p>The collaboration was revealed in a post on the Unity3D …

Game Development

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot May Soon Disappear...

...or it may not. Scientists aren’t quite sure what will happen to the shrinking mega-storm.<p>Aside from its size, the planet Jupiter is perhaps best known for the roiling vermilion tempest that swirls south of its equator. The storm, which is big enough to comfortably swallow Earth, is appropriately …

Astronomy

IOTA is vulnerable to replay attacks but has no intention of fixing the flaw

Fledgling blockchain startup IOTA has ran into yet another technical issue. Researcher Joseph Rebstock has detailed a vulnerability in its network which makes users susceptible to replay attacks – a common exploit vector in which valid data is erroneously repeated in order to steal cryptocurrency …

Information Security

How to calculate the exact amount of Bitcoin riches you've missed out on

The value of Bitcoin has been a roller coaster, and a select few have come out on top.<p>If you, like most of us, are not among the cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

Only the rich can get richer off cryptocurrencies

The argument against this is that inherently “anyone can get in on any new coin” — that you could theoretically look at GruntCoin and invest $500 in it and it could become a bazillion dollars. Questionably responsible articles like this one from New York Magazine suggest that someone can simply …

Cryptocurrency

US Government Arrests Bitcoin Stock Exchange Founder

The owner of BitFunder, a long-defunct, bitcoin-denominated stock exchange, has been arrested by the U.S. government.<p>The charges against Jon …

Bitcoin

A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin

An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for …

Cryptocurrency

Blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free

TOKYO (Reuters) - A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free - though none were able to profit from the mistake.<p>Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers …

Cryptocurrency

Venezuela says launch of 'petro' cryptocurrency raised $735 million

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country's “petro” cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin.<p>Maduro is hoping the petro will allow the ailing OPEC member to skirt …

Venezuela

Bitcoins for free? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lands in hot water again

TOKYO (Reuters) - A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free - though none were able to profit from the mistake.<p>Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers …

Cryptocurrency

There’s No Point in Bitmain Developing an Ethereum ASIC Miner

<b>There are rumors on the internet that Bitmain is working on yet another cryptocurrency mining hardware unit. While that in itself is not spectacular</b> …

Bitcoin

Sweet Jesus, Steven Seagal Has Launched A New Cryptocurrency

90s American action star Steven Seagal has just been named the official ambassador for Bitcoiin2Gen, a new cryptocurrency which is launching its …

Steven Seagal

Google is tempting Italian university students with cryptocurrency lectures

Google has cooked up an interesting new strategy to lure talent in to its university recruitment events: talking to students about cryptocurrency and blockchain.<p>The search engine titan will be hosting a talk on the “Fundamentals and Some Recent Innovations in Crypto-Currencies” at the Polytechnic …

Cryptocurrency

Digital Exchange Bitfinex, Under U.S. Scrutiny, Gets ING Account

Bitfinex, the digital-currency exchange being scrutinized by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, opened an account with ING Groep NV after …

Cryptocurrency

Someone hacked a Tesla cloud account to mine cryptocurrency

There's digital gold in them thar computers, and hackers are digging their way in.<p>Tesla is hailed as a cutting-edge company known for setting the …

Cryptocurrency

Vitalik Has a New Idea for ICOs – And It's Being Tested

Investors need more control over ICOs<p>At least, that's according to ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. One of the early thinkers to shape the crypto …

Cryptocurrency

South Korea won't ban cryptocurrency trading after all

South Korea has been flirting with banning cryptocurrency trading for some time now. However, now it appears the country is backtracking. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that South Korea's regulators have indicated that they will continue to support "normal" trading of the cryptocurrency.<p>In late 2017, South …

Cryptocurrency

Urschel Talks Retirement, Crypto Currency 'Chesscoin' Anyone? - Chess.com

Ex-NFL lineman <b>John Urschel</b> mostly wanted his recent retirement news to pass through the media glare quietly and quickly. Recently, he opened up about …

Big History

Bull run continues as single investor snaps up $344M in bitcoin

Bitcoin’s bull run has continued with its price trading above $11,000 for the first time since Jan. 28 as an anonymous investor is reported to have …

Cryptocurrency

Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.<p>Its cryptocurrency product, dubbed GOLDX, was launched at the end of last year …

Cryptocurrency

Liberland: the nation that bitcoin helped build

Satoshi Nakamoto designed bitcoin to disrupt central banking, but one man has an even more controversial plan for the blockchain: build a …

Bitcoin

Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman: Platform Will Soon Be Launched

Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of the self-governing Blockchain protocol Tezos, has promised to “go rogue” and launch the platform in several …

Cryptocurrency

Presidency regrets lack of consultation over Mining Charter hearing

The Mining Affected Communities United in Action and Women Affected by Mining United, the Chamber of Mines and others applied to the court requesting …

Mining

Commodities Shipper Seeks $150 Million to Start Cryptocurrency

The shipping agency that struck the first freight deal settled in Bitcoin is now seeking $150 million to launch its own cryptocurrency.<p>Prime Shipping …

Cryptocurrency

Litecoin Cash (LCC) price rockets 409% on day one

Last year <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC) went through two so-called hard forks that resulted in the emergence of <b>Bitcoin Cash</b> (BCH) and <b>Bitcoin Gold</b> (BTG).<p>A hard fork …

Cryptocurrency

Alvine Capital Says Bitcoin Symbolizes `Speculative Excess' in Markets

Stephen Isaacs, chairman of the investment committee at Alvine Capital Management, discusses bitcoin, "speculative excess" in markets and the …

Cryptocurrency

Crackdown Fails to Stop China’s Crypto Gold Rush

Over a meal of steamed buns at a Shanghainese restaurant in downtown Hong Kong, five friends plotted how to build a cryptocurrency empire.<p>All were …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin price explodes – Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum value also up in cryptocurrency comeback

The cryptocurrency markets are experiencing a dramatic comeback which has been the price of Bitcoin soar by more than one third over the past …

Cryptocurrency

A government official in charge of South Korea's cryptocurrency crackdown has been found dead at home

A South Korea government employee, who was involved in coordinating efforts to regulate cryptocurrency trading, was found dead on Sunday. South …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin price could hit ‘near-zero’, co-founder of rival cryptocurrency Ethereum warns

Cryptocurrency investors could lose their life savings ‘at any time’ due to the volatility of the digital money markets, the co-founder of Bitcoin’s …

Cryptocurrency