A lawsuit accuses Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and others of using cobalt mined by child labour. BBC News Source link"Top tech firms sued over DR Congo cobalt mining deaths"
More than $1 trillion is spent by enterprises annually on “digital transformation” — the investments that organizations make to update their IT systems to get more out of them and reduce costs — and today one of the bigger startups that’s built a platform to help get the ball rolling is announcing a huge round of funding. Celonis, a leader in the area of process mining — which tracks data produced by a company’s software,…"Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation"
Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed. BBC Science and Environment news: Source link"Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining"
Large racks of the computers constantly mining Bitcoin have led to a spike in electricity consumption. BBC News Source link"Iran seizes 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines after power spike"
We’ve seen cryptocurrency hungry hackers hiding mining malware in Adobe Flash updates, and even in legitimate Windows updates, but now hackers are hiding it in cracked audio production software. Security researchers at ESET have uncovered a Monero cryptocurrency mining bot called LoudMiner. Hackers have been distributing it since August 2018, but in the past month has begun to surface in pirated versions of VST (Visual Studio Technology). Indeed, hiding malware in pirated software is nothing…"Unique multi-platform Monero mining malware targets audio engineer pirates"
A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise. BBC News Source link"Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school"
Hereâ€™s a match made inâ€¦I donâ€™t know, somewhere on the blockchain, I guess. Pioneering space startup Planetary Resources was acquired by, of all things, a blockchain firm this week. ConsenSys, a Brooklyn based firm that specializes in all things Ethereum issued an announcement noting that it has snagged the asteroid miningÂ company. Itâ€™s not entirely clear how the two companies will work together, though ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin (who also helped author Ethereum) did manage…"A blockchain firm bought asteroid mining company Planetary Resources"