Bitcoin – “The Second Age” and Other News

Idea, solution, money
Idea, solution, money

For an update on the state of the online payment exchange landscape see Techcrunch article:

The Mt.Gox Arrest Is The End Of The First Age Of Bitcoin

Looking to move on from Bitcoin is the Winklevoss exchange, Gemini.  There is a dedicated website, which notes that their exchange operates (will operate) fully in the U.S., exclusively with American banks and the dollars never leave the country.  Although not yet operational, the twins filed an application with the New York State Department of Financial Services in July 2015 seeking approval to operate as a trust company.  The approval process may take months.  

http://moneymorning.com/2015/07/27/gemini-bitcoin-exchange-from-the-winklevoss-twins-is-one-step-closer-to-launch/

Back to hacking cars and now guns – what could possible go wrong? It seems like every week there is a new attempt to call out car companies by attempts to hack into remote services  …

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/gadget-hacks-gm-cars-locate-unlock-start/

…and now there are high tech firearms that reportedly can be altered.

Husband and wife hackers claim that high-tech sniper rifles can be hacked. The duo will present their findings at the Black Hat annual conference starting in early August.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-can-disable-sniper-rifleor-change-target/

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