Cryptocurrency fuels new business opportunities

Cryptocurrency is fast gaining mainstream acceptance as consumers look for innovative ways to diversify their savings, protect against inflation, and save on transaction fees.

Big-name brands are taking note: PayPal, Starbucks, AT&T, AMC Theatres, Microsoft, and Whole Foods are among a growing battalion of organizations that now accept payment in cryptocurrencies. In fact, nearly 16,000 venues around the world accept cryptocurrency payments, according to Coinmap.org. And the cryptocurrency market is expected to grow from $1.6 billion in 2021 to $2.2 billion by 2026, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.

At the same time, cryptocurrency presents an opportunity for companies …

The Download: Malaysia’s LGBTQ activists, and 4Chan’s toxic AI

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

Meet the LGBTQ activists fighting to be themselves online in Malaysia

Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman has been a public figure in Malaysia for well over a decade. Classically beautiful, she has built a following of hundreds of thousands on Instagram. But as a trans woman living in conservative Islamic Malaysia, her online popularity—and the opportunities it afforded her—only grew in parallel with the risks.

Vile online abuse escalated into accusations she was to blame for the …

Meet the LGBTQ activists fighting to be themselves online in Malaysia

Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman has been a public figure in Malaysia for well over a decade. Classically beautiful, with long, dark hair and Marilyn Monroe-esque curves, she has built a following of hundreds of thousands on Instagram with a curated feed of immaculately arranged pictures, sales plugs, and inspirational quotes. Born in Selangor, an affluent state on the west coast of Malaysia, the 37-year-old has participated in international beauty pageants, taken on small acting roles, and launched her own beauty brand.

But as a trans woman living in conservative Islamic Malaysia, her online popularity—and the opportunities it afforded her—only grew in …

Software

IT professionals then use and troubleshoot these programs, software program, and purposes. These three professions all work collectively to ensure hardware, software, and person interface come together smoothly in order that computers can carry out the tasks businesses and individuals need from them. Information expertise might adopt the monikers information methods or systems administration. Essentially, IT professionals are the users of expertise. IT utilizes existing working systems, software program and functions in tandem to create a larger system that solves a specific enterprise downside. IT constructs a community from established constructing blocks to carry out a task, similar to an …