Pictures of what appears to be a test installation of a naval railgun on a PLA Navy landing ship suggest China is moving forward with sea trials of a weapon which can threaten all Western surface assets. At the start of a huge ship-building plan, China is ideally placed to capitalise on this technology.
Cryptocurrencies are taking off, with Bitcoin seemingly breaking records on a daily basis. However, although financial institutions are quick to adapt to changes, they often fail to respond to new dangers.
As part of a renewed focus on naval expeditionary operations, the United States, United Kingdom and other nations are testing a variety of unmanned systems to enhance the capabilities and cost effectiveness of amphibious forces against future global threats
The enormous attention given to Bitcoin’s rise has prompted security agencies to ponder whether cryptocurrencies could become a terrorist financing tool. A recent case suggests terrorists may be testing the waters. But overreaction could stifle an important new financial technology.