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Lightning Network payment rail, DeFi trading platform and blockchain security firm raise millions

Lightning Network payment rail, DeFi trading platform and blockchain security firm raise millions

Even with the onset of crypto winter, 2022 has been a watershed year for venture capital funding. Crypto and blockchain companies collectively raised $30.3 billion in venture capital in the first half of 2022, exceeding all of last year’s totals. While the number of deals has declined in recent months, startups at the intersection of blockchain …

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Amazon's iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes

Amazon’s iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes

After decades of creating war machines and home cleaning appliances, iRobot agreed to be acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion, according to a joint statement by the two companies. If the deal goes through, it would give Amazon access to yet another wellspring of personal data: interior maps of Roomba owners’ homes. iRobot got its …

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Equifax sued over erroneous credit scores sent for "millions" of Americans

Equifax sued over erroneous credit scores sent for “millions” of Americans

Equifax has been slapped with a lawsuit over incorrect credit scores it sent out this spring for millions of customers. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Northern District of Georgia, Florida, seeking class-action status, lawyers for Nydia Jenkins allege that Equifax’s error landed her with a substantially pricier car loan. Equifax’s error, which was in place …

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Solana, Nomad crypto wallets are hacked, with losses in the tens of millions

Solana, Nomad crypto wallets are hacked, with losses in the tens of millions

Comment on this story Comment A pair of crypto hacks totaling nearly $200 million in losses and probably affecting more than 10,000 users has prompted worry in an industry already unsettled by falling prices. On Wednesday, Solana, a popular blockchain and token, said that some wallets that held its assets had been breached. At least …

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How listening to uninterrupted noise helped millions to focus

How listening to uninterrupted noise helped millions to focus

Who among us isn’t depressingly familiar with the constant tug of war between putting off tasks that require focus, and, like a moth to a flame, being drawn to distraction? Sometimes we blame ourselves, cursing our tendency to procrastinate. But we should give ourselves a break. We’re living in an unprecedented age where billions of …

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A man made millions unlocking T-Mobile phones with stolen passwords

A man made millions unlocking T-Mobile phones with stolen passwords

A jury has found Argishti Khudaverdyan, a former owner of a T-Mobile store, guilty of using stolen credentials to unlock “hundreds of thousands of cellphones” from August 2014 to June 2019 (via PCMag). According to a press release from the Department of Justice and an indictment filed earlier this year, Khudaverdyan made around $25 million …

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