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Today's News

Cryptocurrency, electric cars, and puzzles - just some of the topics covered in today's tech news. Highlights include a rundown of the Venice Film Festival, an update on the status of Dogecoin, and musings on the future of Amazon's stock.


  • The Venice Film Festival is underway, and our second week roundup covers some of the stand-out films so far. We also take a look at the challenges faced by the event, and the joy that comes from discovering great cinema.
  • EmpiresX, a "crypto platform" that turned out to be a $100 million fraud scheme, has plead guilty. The scheme's "head trader" admitted to running the operation, which duped investors.
  • Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer says he was "annoyed" when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tried to send the cryptocurrency "to the moon." Musk's tweets about Dogecoin have caused its price to fluctuate wildly.
  • Believe the Fed...More PAIN on the Way for Stocks: The Federal Reserve is poised to continue its policy of quantitative easing, which will likely result in more pain for the stock market.
  • Argentina's currency exchange black markets: Argentina's currency is in a tailspin, and its citizens are turning to black market exchange dealers to get their hands on US dollars.
  • White House Is Mulling a Ban on Bitcoin Mining: The White House is reportedly considering a ban on Bitcoin mining, due to the cryptocurrency's energy-intensive proof-of-work algorithm.
  • Regulating email providers: The US government is considering regulating email providers, in an attempt to crack down on spam and other electronic threats.
  • What Is a Crypto Gas War?: A "crypto gas war" is a conflict between two or more cryptocurrency projects that results in high transaction fees and slow transaction times.
  • LocalBitcoins vs. Paxful: Which Is the Best P2P Marketplace?: LocalBitcoins and Paxful are two of the most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency exchanges. But which one is better?
  • Shape-shifting cryptominer savaging Linux endpoints and IoT: A new type of cryptocurrency-mining malware, called "Cradle," is targeting Linux servers and internet-of-things devices.
  • 10 Weekend Reads: A round-up of the week's best technology writing, including stories on Amazon's drone delivery program, the future of email, and the death of the PC.
  • Master of Nothing: Carl Pei on the business of hype, and building an ecosystem: In an interview, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei talks about the business of hype, and how he built an ecosystem around his company's smartphones.
  • Here's My Top Cryptocurrency to Buy in September: Cryptocurrency investor Tim Draper says his top pick for September is Ethereum.
  • 5 Types of Cold Storage for Crypto Investors: Crypto investors have a number of options for storing their digital assets offline, in "cold storage."
  • Ethereum: Bull vs. Bear: The Ethereum cryptocurrency is at a crossroads, as its price has surged to new all-time highs but faces headwinds from a potential split in its community.
  • GameStop Is a Dinosaur Posing As an Innovator: GameStop, the video game retailer, is struggling to keep up with the times.
  • Should You Really Buy Cryptocurrencies Now?: Cryptocurrencies have seen a surge in popularity this year, but some experts say the market is due for a correction.
  • SoundMind, Collectr, Combiien and other apps to check out this weekend: A round-up of the week's best technology writing, including stories on Amazon's drone delivery program, the future of email, and the death of the PC.
  • Don't get NFTs just to show off, look for value in it: Arijit Mukherjee, Yunometa: NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are the latest craze in the world of cryptocurrency. But not all NFTs are created equal.
  • Ethereum geared up for The Merge: Here's all you need to know: Ethereum is gearing up for a major upgrade, called "The Merge," which could see the cryptocurrency's price skyrocket.
  • Intelligent toaster and a ‘nappy fullness sensor’ among UK inventions in 2021: A round-up of some of the UK's best inventions from 2021, including an intelligent toaster and a sensor that tells you when a baby's nappy is full.
  • Amazon.eth, Starbucks.bitcoin, Coke.dao? Crypto Domain Names Are The Next Big NFT Craze: Crypto domain names, like Amazon.eth and Starbucks.bitcoin, are the latest craze in the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
  • Only ‘A Matter Of Time’—Crypto ‘Wild Card’ Now Poised For A Huge Fed Bombshell After Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, XRP, Solana, Cardano And Dogecoin Price Rally: The Federal Reserve