Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at Pets911.com where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.

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DeFi platform KyberSwap suffers $265,000 loss in user interface exploit

KyberSwap, a decentralized exchange built to allow users to swap tokens between blockchains, confirmed Thursday that it has suffered an exploit to its front-end web code. Attackers were able to steal about $265,000 in cryptocurrency funds before the Kyber team was able to shut down the attack. Decentralized finance, or DeFi, refers to peer-to-peer financial ...

Snap is disbanding its Web3 team amid layoffs

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., is reportedly closing shop on its Web3 ambitions amid recent layoffs that could result in a 20% reduction in its workforce. Jake Sheinman, one of the team’s founders, announced the news on Wednesday in a tweet that the company had made the decision to shut down his team. He also ...

California passes crypto regulation bill similar to New York ‘BitLicense’

The California State Assembly has unanimously passed the Digital Financial Assets Bill, which will create tighter regulations for cryptocurrency firms in the state and require stablecoins to be issued from a bank. The bill now passes to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk to sign into law. If signed, it will take effect on Jan. 1, ...
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The Ethereum ‘Merge’ is coming and it’s about to change everything in crypto

The Ethereum blockchain that underlies the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is about to go through a historic software upgrade that will change it forever. The upgrade, known as “the Merge,” has been in the works for more than two years after being delayed multiple times. It will reduce the network’s power consumption by more ...

Reddit acquires AI-powered analysis company Spiketrap to improve its ads

Reddit Inc. announced today that it acquired Spiketrap, a company that uses artificial intelligence to contextualize audience understanding, to improve the social media platform’s advertising relevance and performance. Spiketrap uses AI to deliver insights into audience metrics using contextual analysis of conversations happening and Reddit will use its tools to better target advertisements using ad ...

Ticketmaster adopts Dapper Labs Flow blockchain to tie NFTs to event tickets

Event ticketing company Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. announced today that it’s choosing Dapper Labs Inc.’s Flow blockchain to connect nonfungible tokens to tickets as part of a pilot program for select events. Nonfungible tokens are a type of crypto asset linked to blockchain technology that represents the ownership of a virtual item, such as artwork, music ...

Meta AI researchers develop ways to read speech from people’s brains

When people speak, they are thinking about how the words they are going to form with their mouths — and in fact, it’s not necessary to talk at all in order to for the brain to form the activity involved in speech. That’s important because the parts of the brain that control the mouth and ...

Flutter 3.3 shows off new features and its improved graphics engine

Google LLC today announced the release of Flutter 3.3, the company’s multiplatform user interface app development framework that is expanding support for even more specifications as the team is focusing on replacing its graphics engine. This release follows up on the latest milestone of Flutter 3 in May, which expanded access for the framework support ...

NFT security startup Tokenproof raises $5M to stop crypto scams

Tokenproof, a startup working to secure nonfungible tokens against theft and scams, said today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding led by PennyJar Capital to make Web3 safer for NFT owners so they can realize their value without fear. Nonfungible tokens are a type of crypto asset on blockchains that represent the ...

Apple trademarks reveal ‘Reality’ branding for upcoming mixed reality headsets

Trademark filings uncovered by Bloomberg that include the word “Reality” have revealed potential names for Apple Inc.’s much-anticipated mixed reality headsets. Mixed reality devices are a type of virtual reality headset that can be fully enclosed over the user’s face and still allow them to see the world through it while “mixing” both fully virtual ...