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Robert Hackett


Center Township, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Robert:

Cybersecurity Firm CrowdStrike Raises $200 Million at $3 Billion Private Valuation

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike raises $200 million in new venture capital funding at a $3 billion valuation by private investors. → Read More

New York Just Issued Another BitLicense. The Recipient Is Jack Dorsey's Square

Square's stock price rose more than 2% following the news. → Read More

When Ireland Rebooted Civilization

What we can learn from Medieval Ireland, where monasteries and monks preserved classical texts in the face of the Roman Empire's collapse. → Read More

Irish History, Apple's Security Upgrade, Oculus Founder's Startup

Your weekly brief on code-makers and codebreakers. → Read More

The Ledger: Ethereum Cofounder on SEC Blessing, Tether's Bitcoin Domination, Ripple vs. Stellar Lumens

Exploring the intersection of finance and technology. → Read More

Splunk to Acquire Software Problem-Solver VictorOps for $120 Million

Big data-cruncher Splunk is acquiring VictorOps, a startup whose tools help software developers collaborate, for $120 million mostly in cash. → Read More

Cyber Saturday: Apple iPhone Phishing Trick, Zscaler as Best Tech IPO, Facebook Fails

Your weekly brief on code-makers and codebreakers. → Read More

It Is Mind-Bogglingly Easy to Rope Apple’s Siri into Phishing Scams

Fraudsters can masquerade as “Wells Fargo,” “Acme Financial”—or even your boss. → Read More

A Sit-Down With Billionaire Bitcoin Mining Mogul Jihan Wu of Bitmain

He dishes on AI, China, and cryptocurrency conspiracy theories. → Read More

The Ledger: Bitcoin Billionaires, R3's Woes, and 'Silicon Valley' Blockchain Advisors

Exploring the intersection of finance and technology. → Read More

Palo Alto Networks' New CEO Is Betting $20 Million of His Own Money on the Company

Palo Alto Networks' incoming CEO Nikesh Arora's compensation could double his return on a $20 million bet on the company with stock options. → Read More

What to Expect of Google and Softbank Star Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Network's New CEO

Here's what to expect of the business bigwig in his new role. → Read More

Cyber Saturday—Google and Softbank Star Nikesh Arora's Next Act? Leading Cyber Giant Palo Alto Networks

Plus, Google's AI military contract conundrum and blockchain platform EOS's security issues. → Read More

Is Bitcoin Better than Business Blockchains? They’re More Alike Than You Think

Clovyr CEO Amber Baldet discusses how to bridge blockchain divisions on the latest episode of Fortune's Balancing The Ledger. → Read More

The Ledger: Free Money in the Age of Airdrops

Exploring the intersection of finance and technology. → Read More

IBM Pledges $30 Million for Techies to Fight Natural Disasters

IBM, Red Cross, and the United Nations' "Call for Code" contests will award developers for creating tools that aid natural disaster relief. → Read More

Cyber Saturday: GDPR Privacy, Amazon Alexa Accident, FBI Encryption

GDPR is officially in effect. Here's what to know. → Read More

The Ledger: Is New York's BitLicense an 'Absolute Failure?'

Exploring the intersection of finance and technology. → Read More

Bitcoin's Fate? This Cryptoasset Manager Sees Two Possible Outcomes

Michael Sonnenshein of Digital Currency Group's Grayscale Investments says Bitcoin's price is either going way up, or to zero. → Read More

How JPMorgan Chase Learned to Love the Blockchain

America’s biggest bank is figuring out how to collaborate with cryptocurrency hacker types—and the cultural collision could soon pay off. → Read More