17 Jun 2017

Tech news: cryptocurrency booms & the latest in gaming

From This Way Up, 12:25 pm on 17 June 2017

$100 worth of Bitcoin purchased in 2010 is worth $75 million today.

E3 games conference 2017 Los Angeles

E3 games conference 2017 Los Angeles Photo: Christian Petersen GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA AFP

The market for digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum is booming, with huge fluctuations in value and reports of people making massive profits practically overnight. But what are the risks?

Also, the latest from the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 (aka E3 2017) – a gaming conference in LA where Microsoft's Xbox One X console and 4K gaming took centre stage.

Words like "powerful", "immersive", "smoother" and "bigger" are only as good as the games they support, and from where I'm standing, right now, there's nothing out there except finely-rendered 4K tumbleweed - Peter Gothard in The Inquirer

Plus CrashOverride, the malware that can shut down power networks, causing major blackouts.