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President Nayib Bukele bet the house on Bitcoin – now it’s all blown up in his face.
FILE PHOTO - A sign reading “Pay with Bitcoin here” is set in a furniture store in San Salvador, El Salvador March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Technical support structures, and non-producing block producers were top of the agenda for the fifth Chief Delegate’s meeting.
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Sam Bright and Sascha Lavin explore how the ‘Zoomtowns’ phenomenon is putting a burden on local property markets
AV Deggar considers how the Vote Leave coalition may react to emboldened separatist forces in Scotland and Northern Ireland
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration raises concerns about housing people seeking asylum in temporary accommodation
As the strength of professional feeling over Legal Aid intensifies – will these groups force the system to the point of collapse?
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Rising energy bills, increased food costs – and yet benefits have not risen with inflation, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, Sian Norris reports
Thomas Perrett unpicks why the Conservative Party is considering rebooting the long-discredited housing policy
Sony is getting itself ‘metaverse’ ready to cope with the rise of web 3.0 technologies.
A view of the Sony booth during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files
As the Prime Minister’s former chief aide reveals the direct line between Johnson and billionaire media moguls, Sam Bright explores how they may have shaped Government COVID policies
A new poll warns of more pain ahead for a country already suffering from the cost of living crisis.
FILE PHOTO: People walk through the City of London financial district, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
An article in Wired is the first time a major publication has presented EOS in a light its community recognises, adding fuel to the biggest critics of Block.one.
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Nafeez Ahmed reveals how the most influential think-tank in Boris Johnson’s Government has ties to an anarchist Nafeez Ahmed reveals how the most influential think-tank in Boris Johnson’s Government has ties to an anarchist movement, through its top ‘extremism’ expert
A new investigation by the Byline Intelligence Team reveals that fewer men are being convicted for sexual offences – a crime that impacts on one in five women
The Conservative Party’s cash-for-access culture is one of the neglected scandals of modern British politics, says Iain Overton
A boost for Vladimir Putin as the EU opens the door for countries to pay for Russian gas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 16, 2022. Alexander Nemenov/Pool via REUTERS
Parliament's Public Accounts Committee raises serious concerns around recruitment and information sharing at three of the country's key watchdogs
Season two of Pomelo sees more than a million dollars raised for EOS projects.
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An Italian version of this article is available at the bottom. LONDON (Bywire News) - One of the problems that afflict the crypto and blockchain sector is the number of attacks on smart contracts carried out by various methods. Some might be caused by errors; others by malicious activity. Whatever the cause, though, they both erode confidence in cryptocurrencies.  Every year, we can see how various projects and smart contracts suffer attacks resulting in millions of dollars worth of losses. Criminals often get away as they can use various techniques to hide the funds and cover their tracks. Unfortunately, when something like this happens, recovering those lost funds can be extremely difficult. Projects often do not offer any insurance or compensation which means victims often find themselves left on their own.  The structure of the blockchain can lend itself to such attacks. Criminals know all too well that it is impossible to turn it off or roll back transactions because these proced...
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Public spending on translation and interpreter services was reviled by the anti-migrant media. But new figures show the real extent of spending and need, reports Sian Norris