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GUEST: New releases in the online gaming industry are highly anticipated events. Millions of gamers anxiously waiting to leap onto a shiny new game service is an irresistible target for hackers—with bragging rights being the prize. But for the gaming companies, suffering a DDoS attack is a disaster with immediate loss of revenue, mitigation costs[…]
The largest U.S. options provider, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe), is set to launch its bitcoin-based futures products today at 6 pm EDT. Currently, investors and speculators are interested in what will happen when the derivatives products launch, because at the moment there are no open standards for this type of cryptocurrency-based investment vehicle.[…]
Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 3, 2017. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Boeing’s Dennis[…]
Crypto.bg, a leading Bulgarian exchange effected by the unexpected banking clampdown on coin-traders in the country last week, is set to resume trading on Monday. The company’s management announced that access to their bank account has been restored after negotiations with bank officials. Also read: Viabtc Announces New Cryptocurrency Exchange With Bitcoin Cash as Base Currency[…]
REVIEW: Reigns: Her Majesty shows that it’s not easy being queen — but it sure is fun. It’s developer Nerial and publisher Devolver Digital’s followup to the card-based kingship simulator from 2016, which tasked players with making decisions for the realm based purely on swiping left or right. Though the mechanics are deceptively simple, you’ll[…]
The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 1 : The Trusted Third Party Problem Chapter 3: Trying to Undo Satoshi by Wendy McElroy Bad News: Civil Liberties and Central Banks (Chapter 3, Part 3) If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If[…]
NHL to Seattle; Microsoft’s new cricket grounds; MLS Cup predictions; and more from the week in sports tech
Renderings of Oak View Group’s proposed KeyArena renovation. (Oak View Group Image) [Love sports and technology? Sign up for our sports tech newsletter to receive this rundown from GeekWire’s Taylor Soper via email every week.] TAYLOR’S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH: The big sports news in Seattle this week was all about Key Arena and the[…]
“The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” So scolded a bank president in 1903, warning Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the motor company. 80 years later, inventor Marty Cooper predicted: “Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems.” And, 30 years after that,[…]
On Edge is a series about stress in 2017. In April of this year I had my first manic episode. I hadn’t slept for three days, was trying to self-medicate with marijuana, and ended up having a psychotic breakdown. I was hallucinating and seeing things for a week until I ended up in the hospital.[…]
Jillian C. York is a writer and activist whose work examines state and corporate censorship and its impact on culture and human rights. Based in Berlin, she is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a fellow at the Center for Internet & Human Rights at the European University[…]