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A ransomware attack forced the Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S., to shut itself down on Friday. In response, the U.S. government has declared a state of emergency to keep fuel supply lines open while the Colonial Pipeline Company does its best to get the pipeline back online. It is unclear what impact this shutdown will have on gas supply or gas prices. Experts say it depends on how quickly operations resume. Continue Reading →
Merkle Tree
As she approached the entrance to the club, she gave the frame of her new prescription AR glasses a gentle squeeze. When she got to the door, it appeared to turn green, indicating recognition that she was over 21 years of age. Then, a message appeared along with a friendly voice asking for the 5 ADA cover charge. She shook her head yes. A moment later, the door opened, which indicated that the transaction had cleared. And so begins a story about life in a trustless, decentralized world − a tale from under the Merkle tree. Continue Reading →
I am pleased to announce a new Mark Cuban company that, once again, is both on trend and perfectly timed. NBA Low Shot, which you will find at nbalowshot.com, offers GIFs of the worst moments from NBA history as fake NFTs that you can pretend to own. Importantly, a GIF you download from NBA Low Shot is indistinguishable from a GIF you'd download that is tied to an NFT. Continue Reading →
Yesterday's post about Florida's pending "Big Brother" legislation inspired a larger number of responses than usual. Lawyers are already lined up on both sides, so this law is destined for a protracted legal battle. But here's a fun fact: 100 percent of the negative responses were 100 percent tu quoque (aka whataboutism). Continue Reading →

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