Vitalik Buterin is a programmer, writer, founder of Ethereum, the decentralized web 3.0 publishing platform and co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, a website and print magazine that covers Bitcoin-related topics. In 2014, Buterin won the World Technology Award for the co-creation and invention of Ethereum. Buterin was born in Russia, grew up in Canada, and currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.
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One Student’s Exploits Showed Executives How Vulnerable Their Cars Are
The U.S. Army is open-sourcing a code it uses to analyze cyberattacks. For the past five years, whenever a Department of Defense network has been compromised, the Army has used the Dshell framework to do forensic analysis on the attacks. This move is meant to encourage developers to add custom modules that’ll help the Army understand what happens when they get attacked. Since cyberattacks that happen to the government are often similar to the ones that happen elsewhere, letting non-government people give their input is a way to expand the Army’s knowledge of the kind of attacks that go down.
Klint Finley, WIRED, 28 January 2015
Dubbed the Black Duck Rookies of the Year, the ranking isn’t a perfect measure of the project popularity, but it can be can tell us a bit about where the world of open source is going. And that’s no small thing. So much of the internet–and the modern business world—now runs on open source software, software that’s freely shared with the world at large. . . . The rise of CockroachDB “suggests a sizable unmet need in the database space,” says founder Spencer Kimball. And so many other projects on the Black Duck list suggest similar holes in the market. But those holes are being filled. Read full article.