Kik Closes – FBI Requests Backdoor Built Into Facebook Messenger. Is it Time to Decentralize?

Let’s start with a quick recap of Kik What happened? Kik Interactive announced late Monday that it’s shuttering the messenger app and cuttingits staff from over 100 people to just 19 employees. The company will focus its remaining resources entirely on growing its cryptocurrency, Kin, the subject of a recent lawsuit filed by the SecuritiesContinue reading “Kik Closes – FBI Requests Backdoor Built Into Facebook Messenger. Is it Time to Decentralize?”

A Titan Falls — Private Messaging App Kik to Shut Down

Just how big was Kik? Let’s examine the numbers. 1 Billion — The dollar valuation placed on Kik resulting from a private market valuation. 300 Million — The number of registered users Kik hosted as of 2016, the last year Kik made its metrics on registered users available. 100 Million — The total U.S. Dollar equivalent Kik’s cryptocurrency,Continue reading “A Titan Falls — Private Messaging App Kik to Shut Down”

Going Green: Energy Consumption Evaluation Part 2: Proof of Stake Consensus Algorithms

Disclaimer ODIN’s Blockchain uses a Proof of Stake Consensus Algorithm. If you have not yet read part one evaluating the energy consumption variables of proof of work blockchains, I suggest doing so here. This article aims at being part two of a three-part series evaluating energy consumption in both the proof of work and proof of stakeContinue reading “Going Green: Energy Consumption Evaluation Part 2: Proof of Stake Consensus Algorithms”

Going Green: Energy Consumption Evaluation Part 1: Proof of Work Consensus Algorithms

This article aims at being part one of a two-part series evaluating energy consumption in both the proof of work and proof of stake consensus algorithms vs. that of traditional banking systems and electronic payment processors. Proof of Work and Proof of Stake Consensus Protocols vs Traditional Banking Systems Proof of Work (PoW) — A proof of work isContinue reading “Going Green: Energy Consumption Evaluation Part 1: Proof of Work Consensus Algorithms”

SEC Claims Telegram’s Token to Have ‘no use’ Halting Redemption Launch

SEC Files Lawsuit to Halt Token Distribution to Investors Who Purchased During Closed Offerings Investors bought the future gram tokens during two closed rounds in February and March of 2018 for a price of 37 cents and $1.33 each, respectively. In early September, the code for TON’s blockchain nodes was released and on Oct. 2, investors received emails with links toContinue reading “SEC Claims Telegram’s Token to Have ‘no use’ Halting Redemption Launch”

Privacy Browser Allows $Tipping$ to Twitter, Github, and Reddit Users!

ODIN CHAT | Anonymous, Private, Secure, Free | Next-Gen MessagingODIN CHAT – Next Gen Anonymous Messaging. Private, secure, forever free, no adverts. Includes a built-in digital…odin.chat Introduction This article intends to give you a step-by-step guide on installing Brave Web Brower’s $BAT tipping feature as well as inform the ODIN Community that we have enabled $BATContinue reading “Privacy Browser Allows $Tipping$ to Twitter, Github, and Reddit Users!”

Privacy and the Youth. A Few Things to Consider When it Comes to Your Children.

With children’s digital footprint increasingly beginning before birth, yes sharing that sonogram might have more impact than you think, here are a few things you can do today to ensure your child’s right to privacy remains intact. If your child is school-aged, have a candid discussion with the administration about their media release policies. OversharingContinue reading “Privacy and the Youth. A Few Things to Consider When it Comes to Your Children.”

Protecting Your Privacy While Abroad

Some places are safer than others. If you’re scared of pick-pockets or can’t afford to lose costly hardware due to lost luggage or a freak accident, you might want to consider purchasing a spare phone or laptop. Thanks to the smartphone arms race, amazingly specced phones can be had for a few hundred U.S. dollars (especially if you’re willing to pick one up second hand). When it comes to a personal computer, your decision might be framed by your individual needs. If its Netflix, light browsing, and email you’re worried about, consider picking up a Chromebook.

Random Human Entropy Used for Secure Identity Generation

ODIN.Chat a Secure, Blockchain-Powered, Decentralized-Messenger ODIN wants you to own your conversation. Having realized the potential for a doomsday scenario where massive leaks of personal data lead to real-world consequences, ODIN Blockchain decided to do something about it and built ODIN.Chat, a blockchain-powered, secure messenger with the end user’s privacy in mind. Definitions Entropy — aContinue reading “Random Human Entropy Used for Secure Identity Generation”