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MIT's Bitcoin-Inspired 'Enigma' Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

The cryptography behind bitcoin solved a paradoxical problem: a currency with no regulator, that nonetheless can’t be counterfeited. Now a similar …

Encryption

An executive’s guide to machine learning

It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.<p><b>Machine learning</b> is …

Machine Learning
The Arts
Entrepreneurship

Introducing the Business of Story: Why Story? Why Now?

Park Howell, the founder of ad agency Park & Co. and author and entrepreneur, is joined by guest and long time friend Jay Baer to launch the new …

Chinese Offline Payments Giant Lakala Taps $240M USD In New Financing

Chinese offline payment solution provider Lakala has secured 1.5 billion RMB ($240 million USD) in funding at a valuation of 10 billion RMB ($1.6 …

Retailers & Mobile Payments: Security, Privacy Top the List

Retailers have an eye on mobile payments but see other pressing issues ahead of what customers may be adopting.<p>More than a third (37%) of retailers …

Advertising Industry

Profiting from cybersecurity: ETF surges as hack attacks grow

A new exchange-traded fund that taps into the cybersecurity market has skyrocketed to $1-billion (U.S.) in assets under management in just seven months.<p>With the crafty ticker name HACK, the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF mimics the ISE Cyber Security Index, which tracks the performance of …

Barclays to allow mobile payments based on Twitter handles

Image copyright Barclays.The British bank Barclays has announced a new twist on its Pingit mobile payments app – users will be able to transfer money …

FinTech

HDFC’s PayZapp, India’s First Apple Pay Feature, Enters Mobile Payments

India’s largest private bank, HDFC Bank, has released its one-click payment platform called PayZapp, which is expected to be positioned as an …