Hackers took off with $570 million worth of Binance’s BNB token after they exploited a blockchain “bridge” that links two chains associated with the token, Binance disclosed on Friday. It’s one of the largest hacks in a year during which thieves have already stolen more than $1.9 billion in cryptocurrencies, according to the blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. “An exploit on a cross-chain...
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After OpenAI’s ChatGPT took the world by storm six months ago, social media companies have been scrambling to join the cluster of tech giants integrating and adapting OpenAI's large language models or rival technology to their platforms to create conversational chatbots.Snapchat was the first to enter the fray, launching its My AI chatbot, which is based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology, in...
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