Blockchain and the evolution of business models in the game industry

With the introduction of blockchain-based assets for games comes the possibility of entirely new business models and innovative development. The first computer games were developed in the late 20th century with the sole purpose of entertaining their audience. One of the first goals was to distract players from their routine work and provide them access … Read more

MPs criticise cyber agency for not aiding China rights group after it was hacked

Ipac’s website went offline following comments about lawyer Christine Lee reportedly seeking to influence MPs Members of a cross-party China human rights group have accused Britain’s cybersecurity agency of “failing to respond” with help after their website was taken offline this week in an attack they fear came from Beijing. MPs from the Inter Parliamentary … Read more

Hacking attack on Red Cross exposes data of 515,000 vulnerable people

Global headquarters forced to shut down computer systems for programme that reunites families separated by conflict The International Committee of the Red Cross has been the victim of a cyber-attack in which hackers seized the data of more than 515,000 extremely vulnerable people, some of whom had fled conflicts. “A sophisticated cybersecurity attack against computer … Read more

Fed’s Digital Dollar Report Finally Drops, With More Questions Than Answers

The Federal Reserve has finally dropped its long-awaited central bank digital currency report and it is … careful. Nonetheless, the report, Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation, does give a window into the U.S. central bank’s thinking on the subject. Most notably, the Fed’s thinking is to make very, … Read more

Sustainability starts in the design process, and AI can help

Artificial intelligence helps build physical infrastructure like modular housing, skyscrapers, and factory floors. “…many problems that we wrestle with in all forms of engineering and design are very, very complex problems…those problems are beginning to reach the limits of human capacity,” says Mike Haley, the vice president of research at Autodesk. But there’s hope with … Read more

FDIC chief innovation officer resigns

Sultan Meghji, chief innovation officer at the US government agency Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), has announced his resignation. Sultan Meghji. Image source: LinkedIn In a LinkedIn post, he says he’ll be resigning from FDIC on 18 February, just one year into his tenure. “Being the first chief innovation officer of this agency has been … Read more

Software Maker PhaseZero Debuts CxAnalytics to Manage Sales, Market Share

B2B and B2C digital commerce software provider PhaseZero announced its CxAnalytics solution on Tuesday (Jan. 18), designed to help business managers proactively manage sales and market growth. This new addition is part of the company’s wider Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform CxCommerce. Per the release, these solutions allow businesses to make use of role-based intelligence and manage … Read more

Tonga’s volcano blast cut it off from the world. Here’s what it will take to get it reconnected.

Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha‘apai, an underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga, has erupted several times in the last 13 years, but the most recent, on January 15, was likely its most destructive. The blast has had global consequences: more than 6,000 miles away, waves caused by the eruption drowned two people in Peru. But the effect … Read more