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Cryptocurrency trading can be a fickle mistress – and if you hang out in Telegram channels long enough you’ll see these questions asked incessantly:<p><i>When moon? Why dump? When new exchange?</i><p>Well, a new service has opened up that can help answer in real time. Coindar is primarily a web-based …

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The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

Why Can’t We Find Planet Nine?

Astronomers suspect that there’s a large planet hiding out in the distant fringes of the solar system. At a recent workshop, they brainstormed ways …

Universe

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

Robinhood CEO Takes Aim at Bitcoin Exchanges' High Fees

Robinhood’s stock trading app has won over millions of millennial investors with the promise of no commission fees—and ruffled the feathers of …

Microsoft is deploying what could become one of the biggest enterprise blockchains

Even as blockchain mania is in some cases being replaced by blockchain skepticism, projects using the distributed ledger technology are still being rolled out. One of the latest is a partnership between consulting firm EY and technology giant Microsoft.<p>The companies say the network, initially to be …

Blockchain

12 Fascinating Places That You Must See In This Life

en_US<p>article<p>1. Carerra Lake 2. Socotra Island, Yemen 3. Pamukkale, Turkey 4. Antelope Canyon, USA 5. The Phi Phi Islands, Thailand 6. Santorini, …

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

Afternoon tea with Sir James Dyson

Recode talks design and technology with the legendary inventor.<p>It is rare but refreshing when a top technology executive can explain how their product actually works.<p>Steve Jobs, the late Apple founder, was great at this — the pitchman who could explain deeply <i>why</i> a new device was special; the …

To Start a New Life at Proxima Centauri, This Is How Many People We Need to Send

Multiple generations will live and die on the ship.<p>Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight …

Here’s your chance to invest in the next Hollywood blockbuster—using crypto

Ever wanted to be part of the next box-office hit? One Hollywood producer is trying to make that possible, using digital currencies and blockchain …

Rules for Cryptocurrency Investing: Circle's Rachel Mayer Has Some Ideas

Many investors use rules-based trading strategies to account for external events: A trader might, for instance, create a standing order to buy U.S. …

Crypto firm Paxos using Goldman Sachs playbook to become juggernaut

Carl Court / Getty Images<p>The cryptocurrency company Paxos appears to be taking a page out of Goldman Sachs' playbook.<p>The firm, which runs a crypto exchange and over-the-counter trading desk via its itBit unit, is looking to leverage its crypto-custody business to lure trading volumes to its venue. …

JD.com's Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain

JD Finance, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, announced on Wednesday that it is planning to issue asset-backed securities (ABSs) on a …

Kim Jong Un utterances among first ever heard by world audience

Sue Mi Terry, former director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic affairs at the National Security Council, points out that the mere fact of hearing Kim …

Crypto Exchange Binance to Offer Fiat-Crypto Trading via Malta-Based Platform

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which recently opened a bank account in Malta, will soon be adding crypto-euro trading through a local exchange …

Here Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Quantitative Research

Advantages and Disadvantages of Quantitative Research<p>Updated May 20, 2018<p>Market researchers often employ quantitative approaches in our work. It is …

Layer launches "unhackable" wallet for storing cryptocurrency

Benjamin Hubert's design studio Layer has launched Trove, a digital wallet and app system that allow you to store your cryptocurrency without fear of …

Black Knight acquires HeavyWater,

Black Knight (BKI +0.5%) has acquired HeavyWater, a provider of artificial intelligence and machine learning to the financial services industry.<p>“With …

Bank of America's AI Assistant Avoids Alexa-Like Eavesdropping

Bank of America Corp. says its artificial-intelligence assistant isn’t likely to listen in on private conversations the way Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa …

TGI Friday’s AI-powered marketing drives $150 million (with virtual bartenders and more)

Restaurant chain TGI Fridays has used AI to double its off-premise business over the last year — and is seeing such fast growth that the company has struggled to keep up.<p>Sherif Mityas, TGI Fridays’ chief experience officer, said the company’s off-premise business — or business that comes from …

Feeding a Data-Hungry Organization at Charles Schwab

Thomas H. Davenport and Randy Bean<p>Consumer financial services has long been one of the most data-intensive industries, and Charles Schwab has long been a leader in it. It is one of the largest broker-dealer firms in the United States, with $3.36 trillion under management. It has also long been a …

Researchers develop AI that identifies and counts wildlife with 96.6% accuracy

There’s more to artificial intelligence than voice assistants and self-driving cars. Researchers at Auburn University, Harvard, Oxford, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wyoming have developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify, describe, and count wildlife with 96.6 …

A secretive Chicago trading firm is planning to move bitcoin trading out of chatrooms and into the 21st century

Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach<p><b>Jump Trading, a Chicago-based firm, has built an OTC platform for electronic bitcoin trading, according to people familiar</b> …

Binance's Venture Fund Head Is Waiting for ICO Bubble to Burst

Ella Zhang is in charge of investing $1 billion in blockchain-related businesses, yet her view on the market isn’t too rosy.<p>“We’d like the bubble to …

The SEC Just Appointed Its First-Ever Crypto Czar

One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's leading officials on cryptocurrency and token sales has been named to a new senior advisory …

A top crypto hedge fund lawyer explains the 4 main trading strategies that funds use to make money

• <b>Crypto hedge funds have exploded in popularity over the last year, with over 250 globally.</b>• <b><br>Capital Fund Law Group has advised 30 that have been set …

Exploring the complicated link between volcanoes and religion

Did an eruption turn Icelandic vikings into Christians?<p>In the late tenth century, the pagans and Christians of Iceland were gathering at Þingvellir (pronounced Thingvellir), a region in the Western part of the country surrounded by lava fields, to debate whether the entire nation ought to convert …

Can The 'AI Blockchain' Combo Finally Crack The Crypto Market?

Enigma or riddle? Well, there have been plenty of developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), but opinions about them have been quite varied. One can marvel at how AI was able to perform traditionally “human” activities such as winning at poker or writing music. And, …

Trading

Polymath Network Readies For Security Tokenization Demand

<b>Quick Take</b><p>The Polymath Network (POLY-USD) is in late stages of preparing for an updated feature set of its security token platform, allowing anyone …