Ashish Vadgama

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JPMorgan explains why a bitcoin ETF is a 'holy grail' that could change the game

It's not clear if or when a bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund will go live, but it is clear that such a fund would be a game-changer for the digital currency.<p>A bitcoin ETF has been viewed as a natural next step in bitcoin's maturation as an asset and could precipitate the entrance of more retail …

Cryptocurrency

Why Most People Never Start a Business and Why Some Do

It's easy to think that business people have an inherent 'business sense' that can't be learned, but this is very far from the truth<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In Asia, in fact, all …

Exclusive: World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.<p>This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World …

Thugs attack a father and his family in armed carjacking – but dad was armed too

A Houston family is thankful that a violent altercation ended without their young children hurt, and it’s thanks to the quick thinking of their armed father.<p>A father stopped by a taco truck at about 7 pm to pick up a meal for his family including his wife and four young children aged three to eight …

6 Emerging Categories for Blockchain Use Cases

Disclaimer: This is not investment advice.<p><b>May 12, 2015.</b> That was the day I purchased my first bitcoin after a few months of researching and …

Opinion: This is where we are in the life cycle of cryptocurrencies

A few months ago, I had lunch with a former trader who told me: “This is my third asset class. I have traded commodities, then derivatives and now it …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Words Of Praise But No Forgiveness For Hacker Who Stopped North Korean Cyberattack

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert praised British researcher Marcus Hutchins for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack. But Hutchins still faces criminal charges.<p>Formally announcing for the first time that North Korea was behind a ransomware attack that briefly crippled computers around the …

North Korea

Champions League: Barcelona's Andres Iniesta recalls 'great memories' at Stamford Bridge ahead of Chelsea clash

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta admitted his late goal to knock Chelsea out in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009 is one of his best …

Soccer

Wikipedia’s cofounder on how he’s creating a bigger, better rival—on the blockchain

You probably have a different perspective on Wikipedia from mine. You think of its huge size and usefulness. I don’t. As its founder, I just think we can do better.<p>Wikipedia represents an enormous missed opportunity. It is sloppy, incomplete, and—yes—small. While the world’s #5 website is …

Blockchain

Ethereum soars above $600 after a group of big banks announce a new project on its blockchain

• <b>Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, soared past $600 a token Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>Ether was trading up 20% at $616 at 10:35 a.m. ET, according to data from Markets Insider.</b>• <b><br>The record comes a day after a group of banks led by UBS announced a data quality control project on</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Saudi Arabia to lift decades-long ban on movie theaters

Saudi Arabia on Monday said it would lift the kingdom's decades-long ban on movie theaters, part of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.<p>The government passed a resolution paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie theaters for the first time in 35 years. They could open …

House of Saud

Vanguard, the fund giant with nearly $5 trillion in assets, is using blockchain to underpin its mutual funds

Vanguard is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new financial technology.<p>Closely-held Vanguard, the top mutual fund firm with nearly $5 trillion under management, has successfully …

Blockchain

A Chinese idea that stripped India of growth

Nearly two decades ago, special economic zones (SEZs) fired up several dreams in India. Many believed SEZs, a borrowed idea from Shanghai and …

India Shamed Again as Goons Attack French Tourists in UP

In yet another incident of its kind, a group of foreign tourists, including women, was allegedly beaten up and molested in Ahraura area of Mirzapur …

India

Rahul Gandhi Is Narendra Modi's Strongest Ally

By disgracing Mani Shankar Aiyar and virtually throwing him out of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi may think that he has improved its chances of …

India

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

There is a broad assumption in society and in education that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another venue.<p>But recent research is rightly challenging …

The legal and regulatory considerations of blockchain

The introduction of blockchain and digital currencies have provided an immutable ledger of transparency to the world but what legal and regulatory …

What Is "Blockchain" Anyway?

“Blockchain” has become a buzzword in the technology and financial industries. It is often cited as a panacea for all manner business and governance …

Blockchain

Crypto Kitties is a perfect example of why the blockchain matters

Last week, AxiomZen studios launched Crypto Kitties, an Ethereum-based game where you can buy and breed cute digital cats.<p>Then, as with every cat thing on the Internet, it promptly blew up. So far, people spent over $6.4 million on these virtual cats. The most expensive one, the genesis cat, sold …

France to allow trading of securities via blockchain

The decree, presented by Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire to the government, should enter into force by July at the latest and will apply to …

This New Blockchain Project Gives Homeless New Yorkers A Digital Identity

Fummi is a new app from Blockchain for Change that lets people on the streets access financial and government services.<p>Three thousand homeless people in New York are about to receive a special holiday gift: a free smartphone that allows them to manage their digital identity, access shelters and …

Amazon Embraces Distributed Ledger Through R3, Shuns Other Blockchain Solutions

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a partnership with R3 to allow the company’s Corda platform to become one of the first ever distributed …

Analysis: What Blockchain Technology Means for Artificial Intelligence

Just as blockchain technology is being aligned with the Internet of Things (IoT), it is also increasingly being mentioned by those involved in …

Australia’s stock traders to save millions by embracing blockchain

A world-first.<p>As Bitcoin soars to meteoric highs, its underlying blockchain platform is also going from strength-to-strength.<p>Not only is Moscow now …

Craigslist changes policy to allow cryptocurrency payments

Following a stellar week for Bitcoin, Craigslist has decided to officially allow cryptocurrency payments to be made for goods and services offered …

Cryptocurrency

'Coz more people should be like you Simran Jeet Singh! Sikh scholar wins hearts with dignified retort to racists on Twitter

The comments would generally have irked anyone, but Simran Jeet Singh wasn't the one to unnecessarily hit back at these trollers. Instead, he made a …

WATCH: Professor Captures 12-Foot-Long Python With Bare Hands On Campus In India

Viral video footage showed a 12-foot python being captured at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Government Degree College in Allahabad, India, on Wednesday. …

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

BAGHDAD (AP) — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after …

Middle East