Hear about the keys to local investing at Startup Battlefield Africa with Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske – TechCrunch

Omobola Johnson (Image: Flickr/World Economic Forum under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa in December, this time in Lagos, Nigeria. We will have a day-long program full of our flagship Battlefield competition highlighting the best startups that Africa has to offer. Not only that, we’ll have panel discussions designed to…

Crippling DDoS vulnerability put the entire Bitcoin market at risk

The entire Bitcoin infrastructure has been issued with a stern warning: update Bitcoin BTC Core software or risk having the whole thing collapse. Until now, anyone could have brought down the entire Bitcoin blockchain by flooding full node operators with traffic, via a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. “A denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2018-17144) exploitable by miners has…

VW reimagines the microbus as an all-electric cargo hauler – TechCrunch

The slow roll towards electrified vehicles isn’t isolated to passenger cars and SUVs. Manufacturers are investing in commercial vehicles as well — everything from school buses and delivery vans to big commercial trucks. VW Group’s vision for an electrified commercial vehicle future also includes a microbus. The automaker’s commercial vehicles unit unveiled five zero-emission vehicles…