[CONFIDENTIEL] Litecoin, Magic Leap, password password, Facebook …
In a post on Reddit, Lee explained his decision justified, according to him, by the desire to avoid any conflict of interest due to his position and influence as a co-founder. He will keep a few “physical” pieces as collectibles.
Through his stint at Coinbase and LTC, Lee is considered a key influencer in the cryptosphere. He has 378,000 followers on Twitter, under the alias (quite successful, let’s face it) of @SatoshiLite. Although his activity on Twitter did not directly relate to the price of LTC, some criticized him for its impact on the market and possible conflicts of interest. Lee readily admits that his position can generate doubt.
“(…) there will always be a suspicion around each of my actions, to know if they are intended for my personal enrichment, rather than for the success of Litecoin and cryptocurrencies in general”, written Lee.
The amount of LTC owned and sold by Lee remains unknown. He says he is now focusing on the development of cryptocurrency.
It should also be noted that, in the Lee family, we have crypto in our blood: Bobby Lee, Charlie’s brother, is the founder and CEO of BTCC (formerly BTCChina), the largest Chinese cryptocurrency exchange and the second most large in the world, before the suspension of its activities in China in September, following the decisions of the local authorities.
Like those of Bitcoin, Ether and other virtual currencies, Litecoin’s value has exploded this year.
According to Coinmarketcap.com, it is the fifth largest cryptocurrency in the world, with a total capitalization of over $ 18 billion. Its value has increased by around 75 times since January 2017.
Few months ago, FrenchWeb published in its columns the new investment of Magic Leap. Founded in 2010, the start-up had so far managed to raise funds for a total amount of $ 1.9 billion without ever communicating about its product. The only information available was that the company was working on a project of glasses overlaying virtual objects on the real world.
This morning, Magic Leap put an end to the suspense by posting a promotional video of its glasses.
– Magic Leap (@magicleap) December 20, 2017
On the site, the company has detailed its project a little more. The start-up thus plays with light fields to allow our eyes to detect objects that do not exist in the real world. “This advanced technology allows our brains to naturally process digital objects the same way we do real-world objects, making the glasses comfortable to use for long periods of time.», Details Magic Leap on its site.
The device is scheduled for release in 2018 but the start-up has not yet disclosed the price or the release date. For the more impatient, it is possible to register to receive by email the moment when the pre-orders will be open.
WannaCry, Uber, Yahoo, Equifax… The year 2017 was rich in cyber attacks. The increase in cybercrime should (normally) encourage Internet users to better protect themselves against increasingly frequent online threats. And yet, childishly simple passwords continue to be used daily by millions of internet users around the world.
In order to end 2017 on a humorous note, SplashData had fun ranking the worst passwords used during the past year. For this, the company analyzed 5 million passwords that were leaked this year. If you find your password listed, it’s high time to ask yourself a few questions … before a hacker steals all of your data. In the list, we find in particular “starwars” in 16th place, “hello” in 21st position, or even “asshole” in 34th place.
Top 10 worst passwords used in 2017
Facebook announced on its Newsroom the arrival of a new tool based on facial recognition and intended to better “manage your identity on the network”. Thus, thanks to this tool, each time a photo is uploaded, Facebook’s algorithms will seek to identify whether it is another member of the network. If so, they will be notified, even if they haven’t been tagged in the photo.
Note that this new feature is not accessible from Canada and the European Union, due to stricter regulations on data protection and privacy.
Last October, Facebook had already announced testing the use of easy recognition for its account recovery procedure.
Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology