Rural Washington County Utility Proposes Increased Electricity Costs for Crypto Miners

Rural Washington County Utility Proposes Increased Electricity Costs for Crypto Miners Washington’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a new electricity pricing structure for cryptocurrency miners meant to pass down the cost of increased electricity demand, Central Washington radio station KPQ reported Nov. 14. The article cites Lindsey Mohns, the Customer Utilities Rate Adviser, explaining the difference…

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SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority”

SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority” On November 7, a security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity published an interview with REACT Task Force, a California-based law enforcement group dedicated to fighting cybercrime. As per the article, members of REACT consider “SIM swapping” one of its “highest priorities” in a bid to fight…

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Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million

Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game aimed at mainstream audiences. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Marguerite deCourcelle’s startup Blockade Games Inc. raised a $833,000 seed equity round the first week of November from investors including BlockTower…

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TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers

TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers Decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) is launching a $1 million accelerator program to support developers building DApps and products on the TRON protocol, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 16. The initiative aims to facilitate consumer adoption of blockchain technology through TRON’s ecosystem following the recent acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent,…

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Report: Bitcoin Scam Compromising Google and Target Accounts Came from Third Party App

Report: Bitcoin Scam Compromising Google and Target Accounts Came from Third Party App A recent Bitcoin scam on Twitter that compromised several major companies verified accounts came from a third-party app, tech news outlet the Next Web (TNW) reports Friday, Nov. 16, citing social media officials. Speaking to TNW, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the attack came from an outside software provider…

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Oxfam Officially Launches Blockchain-Based Program That Empowers Farmers

Oxfam Officially Launches Blockchain-Based Program That Empowers Farmers Oxfam has officially launched their blockchain-based program, called BlocRice, that is aimed at giving farmers significantly more negotiation power and to increase the efficiency of the supply chain by connecting buyers and suppliers directly through their system. The new program, which has undergone successful trials in Cambodia, has a…

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West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections

West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections The Secretary of State of the U.S. state of West Virginia Mac Warner reported a successful first instance of remote blockchain voting in an official announcementNov. 15. Warner stated that in the 2018 midterm elections, 144 military personnel stationed overseas from 24 counties were able…

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