DARPA Blockchain Programs

This article by David Hamilton was originally published at CoinCentral.com https://coincentral.com/darpa-blockchain-programs/  In September 2017, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) approved research into blockchain technology. Since this approval, DARPA researchers have examined multiple different blockchain-based systems. These researchers are looking towards DARPA blockchain programs to improve their logistical, communications, and security systems. Given the unique aspects … Continue reading DARPA Blockchain Programs

A Sixth Branch of Military? Trump Declares Desire for US Space Force

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHz-EyAcOUA With issues such as the bombshell IG report and the handling of the families of illegal immigrants cycling the news this week, a rather quaint story made the rounds today. President Trump doubled down on his previous statements regarding his desire for America to have a stronger federal presence in space, going as far … Continue reading A Sixth Branch of Military? Trump Declares Desire for US Space Force

University of Chicago Removes Standardized Testing Requirement, Further Signals the Death of the University

In unfortunate but unsurprising news today, the University of Chicago, a well renowned American university announced that going forward it will no longer be using the SAT or ACT as a factor when accepting students. This announcement seems to have caught many college alumni off guard, as standardized testing has been a staple of the … Continue reading University of Chicago Removes Standardized Testing Requirement, Further Signals the Death of the University

U.S. Pushes Boundaries of Power With Libya Drone Strike

In yesterday’s post, I asked readers to vote on whether or not they found drone strikes to be ethical. I intentionally left the details on the matter vague, because I wanted to see what the initial reactions would be to such a question. To my surprise, none of those who voted marked “no”, and most … Continue reading U.S. Pushes Boundaries of Power With Libya Drone Strike

Trump’s Military Transgender Ban: Justified or Prejudice?

As you’ve probably seen or heard already today, President Trump made the decision to ban transgender people from joining the military. He made the announcement, as he almost always does, on his infamous Twitter account, and stated that he had come to the decision after talking to several U.S. generals. As to be expected from … Continue reading Trump’s Military Transgender Ban: Justified or Prejudice?