Elephant Platform Announces Ethereum-Based Cryptocurrency elCoin – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Elephant, a multi-functional economic platform, has launched elCoin, a cryptocurrency based on the Ethereum project. The cryptocurrency is the first to launch worldwide built on smart contract and blockchain technologies. The unit cost of 1ELC is set at 2,5 EUR at the crowd sale stage.

Source: Elephant Platform Announces Ethereum-Based Cryptocurrency elCoin – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Hacking Team Kept A Close Eye On The Bitcoin Ecosystem Evolution – Bitcoinist.net

Hacking Team has made a lot of media headlines over the past year. Not only because this collaborative is known for its hacking exploits all over the world, but also because of their contacts with governments around the world. Ever since Hacking Team became the subject of a hacking attempt themselves, a lot of people have been wondering what day-to-day operations for this group looked like. Apparently they were keeping a very close eye on the evolution of the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Source: Hacking Team Kept A Close Eye On The Bitcoin Ecosystem Evolution – Bitcoinist.net

World’s First Global Triple-SIM Smartphone with 5-Inch Display Launched for $70

There aren’t too many triple-SIM smartphones available on the market since few people own three SIM cards that they need to carry around all the time.

Even though some of these triple-SIM smartphones might pack a 5-inch display, they are only available in certain countries and will not work with many carriers.

This issue seems to have been addressed by Chinese OEM Bluboo, which announced the upcoming availability of world’s first global triple-SIM smartphone that sports a 5-inch display.

Source: World’s First Global Triple-SIM Smartphone with 5-Inch Display Launched for $70

This is What a Tor Supporter Looks Like: Edward Snowden | The Tor Blog

Edward Snowden: Tor is a critical technology, not just in terms of privacy protection, but in defense of our publication right — our ability to route around censorship and ensure that when people speak their voices can be heard.

The design of the Tor system is structured in such a way that even if the US Government wanted to subvert it, it couldn’t because it’s a decentralized authority. It’s a volunteer based network. Nobody’s getting paid to run Tor relays — they’re volunteers worldwide. And because of this, it provides a built-in structural defense against abuses and most types of adversaries.

Source: This is What a Tor Supporter Looks Like: Edward Snowden | The Tor Blog