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09/18/2019
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Los Angeles announces blockchain pitch competition

The competition will be a part of the city's "Blockchain Week" and feature "Blockchain Beach" yacht parties and "Blocktoberfest" parties. The competition, dubbed "Block Tank LA," is modeled after the business-pitch TV show "Shark Tank" and will explore potential environmental, civic and security use cases for the emerging distributed ledger technology. Ryan Johnston has more on the blockweek here.


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IBM to host free ransomware exercises for cities

IBM Security will hold three exercises at its Cambridge, Massachusetts, cyber range where local-government officials will respond to simulated cyberattacks. Benjamin Freed has additional info on the exercises.


LA Cyber Lab launches threat platform, mobile app for local businesses

They can't catch zero-day exploits yet, officials say, but the new capabilities should give small and midsize businesses a leg up on cyberthreats. Ryan has more from the City of Angels.


New York City plots its next decade of open-data projects

In an annual report, the city's open data team chronicles the past year of open-data programs and looks forward to a more open and collaborative future. Colin Wood has details on the next decade of data in the Big Apple.


Code for America's pot-conviction clearance program heads to Illinois

Cook County will use an automation tool to identify criminal records eligible to be overturned under Illinois' new marijuana legalization law. Ben has more.


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