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What Is a Virtual Power Plant, and Why Is Elon Musk Building One?

Tesla is installing solar-power and energy-storage systems in 50,000 South Australian homes, and linking them together to create the equivalent of …

Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins

Piracy websites can't really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC's processor cycles, apparently -- whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that 'borrows' your processor for the sake of mining Monero digital coins. …

Bitcoin

Who Pulled Off the Biggest Bitcoin Heist in History?

Inside the mystery of how Mark Karpelès and his Mt. Gox company lost almost $500 million in cybercurrency.<p><i>“Even in the midst of hell, it all depends</i> …

Bitcoin

Crypto and Blockchain Is a Bubble — But Not the Bubble Experts Think

<b>Crypto and Blockchain Is a Bubble — But Not the Bubble Experts Think</b><p>The bubble is about to burst, but not in the way experts predict. The technology …

Cryptocurrency

This startup is bringing Alipay-style QR code payments to Indonesia

The growth of digital payments and banking in China, where it has become mainstream and spawned numerous on-demand industries, is inspiring companies to pursue similar opportunities across. Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest population and Southeast Asia’s largest economy is a primary focus for …

Asia

Cryptocurrencies Aren’t Currencies. They Aren’t Stocks, Either

And there's virtually no way to tell what they'll eventually be worth.<p><i>David Golumbia is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of '</i><i>The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism.' He has previously appeared on Radio Motherboard.</i><p>Their name …

Cryptocurrency

A Guide to Blockchain and Energy

Over the last 18 months, blockchain has evolved from an obscure concept in cryptocurrency circles into a mainstream corporate tool for "disrupting” …

Clean Energy

Is Solar-Powered Cryptocurrency Mining the Next Big Thing? | Investopedia

Cryptocurrency mining is a difficult and costly activity. Miners must pay to build rigs capable of vast amounts of processing power, and then the …

Why Ethereum’s price is dropping

Anyone following the cryptocurrency market over the past few months has seen the spectacular rise and pretty dramatic fall of the value of an Ether. The currency rose from the $100 range to the $400 range from May to June; and from June to July we’ve seen it drop back down to the $200 range. The …

Is Ethereum the Kickstarter of the Cryptocurrency World?

Money is pouring in, but can decentralized apps deliver?<p><i>Full disclosure: The author started following the dapp economy while writing for Qchain, an advertising dapp.</i><p>Ethereum is having a moment. The cryptocurrency and app platform—a cousin of the more popular bitcoin—has catapulted in price, …

Cryptocurrency

Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?

Binary Options in 2015 - A Year in Review

Emerging just over seven years ago, the binary options industry is still a new phenomenon, with young companies and an ecosystem which is still very …

A Guide to Trading Binary Options in the U.S. | Investopedia

Binary options are based on a simple yes or no proposition: will an underlying asset be above a certain price at a certain time? Traders place trades …

Trading

28 cheap stocks expected to post the fastest earnings growth in 2018 vs. 2017

In a recent interview, Erick Ormsby, the founder of Alcosta Capital Management, looked ahead by a year and based several stock picks on companies …

Investing

Five Stocks With Triple-Digit Potential If Boone Pickens Is Right About $80 Oil

This past Friday on CNBC, billionaire energy mogul T. Boone Pickens predicted that oil prices would be near $80 by the fourth quarter of this year. His oil prediction is based on the thesis that U.S. energy companies will drastically cut back on production. That would decrease the supply of oil …

Oil

Why Women-Led Businesses Are The Best Bets

In 1999, Bukky George founded a pharmacy in Lagos Nigeria. Fifteen years later, HealthPlus has expanded to more than 20 locations, George opened a beauty supply company, and now employs more than 350 people.<p>It’s a success story — but also a missed opportunity for George, who could have had more …

Emerging Markets