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Most criminal cryptocurrency is funneled through just 5 exchanges

EnlargeEugene Mymrin/Getty Images For years, the cryptocurrency economy has been rife with black market sales, theft, ransomware, and money laundering—despite the strange...

ChatGPT has investors drooling, but can it bring home the bacon?

EnlargeGetty Images When ChatGPT—the ingenious, garrulous, and occasionally unhinged chatbot from OpenAI—was asked this week how much the company behind it is...

The Overwatch League ruled esports. Then everything went wrong

EnlargeSergio Flores/Bloomberg via Getty Images Since its formation in 2017, the Overwatch League—the professional esports program for Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch hero shooter—has...

What Twitter’s 200 million email leak really means

EnlargeRosie Struve; Getty Images After reports at the end of 2022 that hackers were selling data stolen from 400 million Twitter users,...

How Chinese netizens swamped China’s Internet controls

Enlarge / Demonstrators cover their faces with sheets of blank paper while protesting China's zero-COVID policy in Hong Kong on November 28, 2022.Anthony Kwan...

Binance has a plan to save crypto—if it’s not too late

Enlargeda kuk/Getty Images Few were prepared for the dramatic collapse of crypto exchange FTX on November 11. The incident has left hundreds...

Algorithms quietly run the city of DC—and maybe your hometown

EnlargeDmitry Marchenko/Getty Images Washington, DC, is the home base of the most powerful government on earth. It’s also home to 690,000 people—and...

Thawing permafrost exposes old pathogens—and new hosts

EnlargeAndrew Burton/Getty The Arctic—that remote, largely undisturbed, 5.5 million square miles of frozen terrain—is heating up fast. In fact, it’s warming nearly...

Europe prepares to rewrite the rules of the Internet

EnlargeElena Lacey/Getty Images Next week, a law takes effect that will change the Internet forever—and make it much more difficult to be...

The era of fast, cheap genome sequencing is here

Enlarge / Illumina says its NovaSeq X machine will get the price of sequencing down to $200 per human genome.Illumina The human...

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