How today’s AI can solve most of our traffic problems

While driverless cars and flying taxis hold the far-future promise of alleviating traffic congestion, today’s problems require immediate solutions based on today’s technology. Luckily, the field of machine learning already has a lot to offer. There are large scale solutions, such as Delhi’s Intelligence Traffic Management System. Data generated by this massive system aids the…

Europol Shuts Down Two Major Illegal ‘Dark Web’ Trading Platforms

Europol announced the shut down of two prolific dark web marketplaces—Wall Street Market and Silkkitie (also known as Valhalla)—in simultaneous global operations against underground websites for trading drugs, stolen credit card numbers, malicious software, and other illegal goods. Police in western Germany has also arrested three men who were allegedly running Wall Street Market, the…

Cryptocurrency Q1 roundup: How did XRP perform?

Cryptocurrency and blockchain were built to usurp centralized authorities like governments and banks. And then came Ripple, XRP the digital asset that throws the cypherpunk ideology straight out the window. Ripple has managed to make cryptocurrencies and corporate institutions unlikely bedfellows. It has often drawn criticism for ‘not being a real cryptocurrency’ and not being…