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.nokia Chinese dot-brand domain

August 82022

Company still has .nokia. Technology company Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has decided it doesn’t want one of the dot-brand top level domains it obtained. The company notified ICANN that it wishes to terminate the contract for .诺基亚, which is the translation of Nokia in Chinese. In its original application, the company stated it wanted the domain ...

20 end user domain name sales up to $600,000

July 112022

A yachting company took the top spot on Sedo’s end users sales this week. Earlier this month, Eric Borgos announced he sold yachts.com for $600,000. Now we know who bought it, as you’ll see below. Sedo had some other nice sales that I can’t chart as end users yet. Auto.ae sold for $101,000, but I can’t figure out if the person behind ...

Thorpe Technologies, Inc. tries to reverse hijack jtt.com

July 72022

Tech company went after valuable domain registered in 1995. A California company tried to reverse domain name hijack jtt.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf). Thorpe Technologies, Inc. filed the case against Gregory Kudasz. Kudasz registered the domain in 1995, the same year he registered a DBA with th...

Brazil Creates Crypto-Dedicated Investigation Unit

July 52022

The public prosecution of the Federal District, located in the center-west region of Brazil, has launched its own cryptocurrency investigation unit. The newly formed unit will focus its activities on aiding other prosecutors in cryptocurrency investigations, and also educating consumers about the safe use of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocu...

EU Makes Deal on MiCA Legislation to Regulate Crypto Markets

July 32022

Representatives of key European Union (EU) institutions and member states reached an agreement on the Markets in Crypto Assets regulatory proposal. The progress in the negotiations over the comprehensive legal framework for the Union’s crypto space comes after earlier this week European officials agreed to adopt a set of anti-money la...

Despite the Bear Market, a Salvadoran Wants to Build a USD 200M Power Plant to Mine Bitcoin

June 302022

A wealthy expat Salvadoran is set to fund a USD 200m solar-powered Bitcoin (BTC) mining facility – and appears to have the backing of the government. Per ElSalvador.com, the website of the newspaper El Diario de Hoy, Milena Mayorga, El Salvador’s Ambassador to the United States, has spoken about the plan, which was masterminded by Jos...

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

June 292022

SEOUL (Reuters) - The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent...

Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Definitions

May 92022

What Are Web 2.0 and Web 3.0? Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 refer to successive iterations of the web, compared with the original Web 1.0 of the 1990s and early 2000s. Web 2.0 is the current version of the internet (a term often used interchangeably with the web) with which we are all familiar, while Web 3.0 represents its next phase. Web refer...