cybersecurity

China has been quietly building a blockchain platform. Here's what we know

China has been quietly building a blockchain platform. Here’s what we know

China has made blockchain technology a strategic priority. Blockchain-based Service Network, or BSN, is part of its efforts to boost its capabilities in the sector. Yuichiro Chino | Moment | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that his country needs to “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain technology. In a speech in 2019, …

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Five U.S. states order a metaverse casino with alleged ties to Russia to halt sale of NFTs

Five U.S. states order a metaverse casino with alleged ties to Russia to halt sale of NFTs

Regulators in five states simultaneously filed emergency orders Wednesday against a virtual casino they say has ties to Russia and that has been operating in the metaverse, a digital world where participants can interact with each other, purchase products and even gamble. State law enforcement officials say Flamingo Casino Club’s operators failed to disclose its …

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Microsoft is expanding its cybersecurity offerings

Microsoft is expanding its cybersecurity offerings

Microsoft (MSFT) has been increasingly moving into the cybersecurity business, with CEO Satya Nadella saying the company is investing $20 billion through 2026. But the tech giant says a lack of cybersecurity professionals is making it difficult for everything from local governments to large businesses to protect themselves. To that end, Microsoft is expanding its …

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