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Malta: Making the first moves in crypto securities

The idea of allowing parallel currencies to coexist is not new, though governments have been alternately lax and draconian while regulating them. …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Really (Really) Wants a Bitcoin ETF

The crypto universe has spoken: they want a bitcoin ETF and they want it now.<p>As CoinDesk previously reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission …

Cryptocurrency

Google Cloud Inks Deal With Blythe Masters' Blockchain Startup

Digital Asset announced Monday that it teaming up with Google Cloud to provide a set of tools and services for solutions architects wanting to …

Financial Services

How To Start A Startup

Everyone and their mom has started a start-up. Seriously, ask your mom, she's in beta as we speak. Start-ups are the American dream now, promising a …

Startups

What Signs Tell A VC That You're An Amateur?

<i>What tells a VC that you are an amateur? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, CEO/co-founder of EchoSign, on Quora:</b><p>Being an amateur is OK, even endearing — if it’s …

Venture Capital

Google Expands Blockchain Push With Digital Asset Tie-Up

Google is increasingly betting that blockchain technology, which creates a permanent ledger across multiple computers, will be key to competing with …

Financial Services

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review: The Most Bang For Your Buck In The Laptop World

Back in mid-May, I got an early, pre-launch look at Huawei’s gen-two laptop, the MateBook X Pro. Although I had very limited time with the device, I came away impressed.<p>I finally got the chance to test the MateBook X Pro in full recently, and I have to echo the chorus of praises that other …

Computer Hardware

It Took Elon Musk Just 3 Minutes to Give the Best Business Advice You'll Hear Today

This short interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk is packed with valuable lessons.<p>Elon Musk has emerged as one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI (among a host of other companies), he's confronting some of the world's biggest challenges …

The Best Fudgy Brownies Ever

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.<p>2<p>Done<p>Chop the chocolate into chunks. Melt half, then save the other half for later.<p>3<p>Done<p>Mix the butter and the …

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Porterhouse<p>This is the classic steak house steak that features both a strip steak and filet mignon, separated by a bone.<p>T-Bone<p>A T-bone is just like a …

No-Bake Cakes Made for Summer

These cakes come together in minutes—no oven required.<p>With the Fourth of July, family barbecues and other summer celebrations coming up there's a lot …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

11 Foods That Boost Your Brain and Memory

By Kerri-Ann Jennings<p>Your brain is kind of a big deal.<p>As the control center of your body, it's in charge of keeping your heart beating and lungs …

Wellness

Taste Beyond The Tongue

In Puerto Escondido, great food, low prices, super surf. What's not to love? (Maybe a few things, but just a few)

Not long ago I began looking for a place where I could spend a few months relaxing while spending very little money. My destination would have to offer a leisurely lifestyle, great weather, even better food and — to reiterate — as a writer, an affordable price tag.<p>Last summer I settled on Mexico, …

Travel

The 5 Best Payroll Options for Small Businesses

It's far cheaper to pay for somebody to keep your payroll straight than it is to pay the IRS if you tangle it yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that 1 in every 3 small business owners gets penalized by the IRS for payroll errors?<p>Those fees and fines …

Small Business

Have An Amazing On Demand Startup Idea? Here is How to Own The Market

Need a parking space booked for your car? There’s probablyThe post Have An Amazing On Demand Startup Idea? Here is How to Own The Market appeared …

Digital Marketing

5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life | Investopedia

Some people are born to be entrepreneurs. Colonel Sanders of KFC fame apparently wasn’t one of them. Although he had a lifelong skill for cooking, he …

6 Tips to Building a Stronger Brand Using New Media

Branding is all about trust, so make sure you get it right the first time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Branding has always been important, but it's never been as essential as it is now. Thanks to the internet, your potential customers are being flooded with dozens -- …

Marketing

One chart shows just how devastating healthcare costs are for American families

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs in the US are among the fastest-growing expenses for Americans, and they can be devastating.<p>JPMorgan Chase looked at the data of 250,000 banking customers to study their financial habits, and found just how difficult paying for a large medical expense can be.<p>According …

Health Care

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is working on a new augmented reality feature.</b> The update would allow users to place virtual objects over landscapes or physical objects.<p><b>2. Facebook reported a blockbuster fourth quarter.</b> Revenue was up 51% year-on-year to $8.81 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Audi's Super Bowl ad is making a statement on</b> …

Advertising

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A new report shows ad blocking is up 30%.</b> The study, from PageFair, also showed that publishers' use of ad block walls resulted in the majority of users simply leaving their sites.<p><b>2. Nearly half of Snapchat's revenue comes from ads in the Discover section.</b> Data from eMarketer showed Snapchat …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

Welcome To The Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” - Thich Nhat Hanh<p>One of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes. The mountain is striped with …

7 Ways to Improve Your Business Cash Flow

Not too long ago, you believed that making money with a blog was impossible. But after seeing dozens of income reports from other bloggers, you …

Personal Finance

5 financial goals to set in 2017

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.<p>Here are five financial goals to consider setting in 2017. Pick a few or pick them all. Either way, you'll be on the path to a better financial picture this time next year.<p>Set a budget<p>Knowing …