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With all the talk of reigning in big tech, we are hearing far too much about antitrust issues and far too little about data regulation. There may or may not be good reasons to break up big companies -- that's for others to decide -- but there is one very good reason we need to regulate data aggregation: people are being materially harmed by data abuse. Continue Reading →

A Safer Space Race

On July 11, 2021, billionaire Richard Branson ushered in the era of private space travel by flying to the edge of space in a "space plane" designed and built by his company. Continue Reading →
Woman with Smartphone
The next generation of the World Wide Web (Web 3.0) is being built on blockchains using tools and technologies similar to the ones that empower cryptocurrency, NFTs, smart contracts, and the world of DeFi. If Web 3.0 reaches its full potential, it will quite literally change the world. That's a bold claim, so we need some bold evidence. Let's start with a little demonstration. Continue Reading →
A majority of Americans (65%) said they believe alien life exists, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. What do Americans overwhelmingly agree on? When asked to think about U.S. national security, most Americans (87%) say that UFOs are "not a threat." Continue Reading →
July 4, 2076
Every year, I like to reflect on the entrepreneurs and startups that changed the world by creating the hottest tech trends circa 1776. This year instead of looking to the past, let’s look to the future and try to see what the hottest tech trends of 2076 may look like. Continue Reading →
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said that Binance Markets Limited, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, “is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the U.K.” While some news outlets are reporting this as a ban, the key phrase is "regulated activity." The U.K. isn't banning crypto; it is refusing to regulate crypto-based derivatives and other types of transactions that are illegal in the U.K. unless they are regulated. This will limit the types of transactions you can do on binance.com in the U.K., but Brits will still be able to buy and sell their crypto. Continue Reading →

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