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African Asylum-Seekers In Israel Go On Hunger Strike To Protest Imprisonment

JERUSALEM (JTA) — African asylum seekers in a detention center in southern Israel began a hunger strike after the first seven Eritreans who refused …

Israel

Audi Integrates Toll Payments Into Car

Aside from all the announcements about autonomous driving tests and driverless ridesharing services coming down the road, some automakers are moving …

Advertising Industry

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix's Underserved Entrepreneurs

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and …

JP Morgan Chase

Peer-to-peer camera rental startup KitSplit raises $2.1M

KitSplit, which operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for creative equipment, is announcing that it’s raised $2.1 million in seed funding.<p>The equipment available for rental can include cameras, lights and lenses, but also VR gear and drones. Renters get access to this equipment for a lower price (CEO …

Peer-to-peer

Prototype laser system can charge a smartphone from across the room

Engineers at the University of Washington have demonstrated the ability to charge a smartphone wireless from across a room using a laser. It’s far …

Engineering

Korean Regulator Tips Cryptocurrency Prospects Back Toward “Normalization”

On February 20, 2018, investors saw signs of yet another directional shift in South Korea’s regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies. According to …

Cryptocurrency

Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 20 years ago.<p>As startups grow more professional while …

Venture Capital

What Happens When You Combine Blockchain and Education?

Blockchain In Education<p>My college life was hard because it was easy. In my sports startup, I built mobile apps, wrote backend code and deployed them …

Blockchain

Coinbase is finally supporting SegWit, an update that could fix bitcoin's biggest problems. Here's what's happening.

Coinbase, the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange, is preparing to support Segwit, or Segregated Witness, an update to bitcoin which many believe will enable the booming cryptocurrency to scale for broader use.<p>The company confirmed on Tuesday that it had finished testing SegWit and intends to roll …

Bitcoin

With Its First-Ever ‘Blockchain Week,’ New York City Aims To Become Global Epicenter Of Crypto

[id=0]<p>In a bid to dethrone Silicon Valley as the king of emerging technology, New York City is announcing its first-ever “Blockchain Week,” which will run from May 11 through May 17. Research and media company CoinDesk and the New York City Economic Development Corporation—a non-profit that serves …

Jack Dorsey

Bitcoin Today: Prices Tank on Wednesday Thanks to This Large Hedge Fund

Bitcoin tumbled Wednesday, Feb. 21, as prices skidded below $11,000. A day earlier, bitcoin rallied closer to the $12,000 mark but was lower nearly …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto bet blows up financial guru's retirement account

by Lily Katz<p>Making big bets on speculative assets with retirement money is something most advisers warn against, but bitcoin fever is prompting all …

Cryptocurrency

The search for the 'Holy Grail' of cryptocurrencies

It's the Holy Grail of cryptocurrencies - an asset with all the benefits of decentralisation but none of the volatility.<p>Tether, which claims to be …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain is entering the valley of despair phase, and that’s a mistake

I’ve had a number of conversations with blockchain-focused people over the past few weeks. In some of those conversations — particularly with engineers — there is a palpable excitement and a belief that this technology is going to end up being their life’s work. As one blockchain hacker told me …

Blockchain

This Upstart Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Making Inroads in Canada — Bitcoin Magazine

Besides increasing its Canadian market share, Coinsquare also has plans to move on to establishing new exchanges internationally, initially in the …

Cryptocurrency

Here's What Bitcoin Must Prove Before Goldman Sachs Would Invest

Goldman Sachs thinks it may have found Bitcoin’s biggest problem: It doesn’t have one.<p>No, that wasn’t a trick answer. In a new missive this week, a …

Cryptocurrency

The Number Of Dark Pools In Cryptocurrency Trading Is Increasing | Investopedia

It was only a matter of time. Dark pools, which are notorious for their anonymous transactions, are making their presence felt in cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Charged With Lying to SEC About Hack

The operator of a now-defunct cryptocurrency investment platform was charged with lying to U.S. regulators to hide the fact that hackers stole more …

Corruption

Exclusive: Telegram is holding a secretive second pre-ICO sale

The company is raising even more cash for its controversial blockchain-powered network<p>You have to admire Pavel Durov’s audacity.<p>Over the past few months, the CEO of Telegram convinced 81 accredited investors, including Silicon Valley giants Sequoia Capital and Benchmark, to give him $850 million in …

Cryptocurrency

Sources: Telegram holding second pre-ICO sale, amount to be raised being determined but estimated to bring total raised to $1.6B+ before ICO opens to public

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase is hiring a CFO — and still fending off interest from investors

Does the CFO hire say anything about an IPO at Coinbase?<p>Coinbase is moving to hire a chief financial officer in what would be a big move for the cryptocurrency platform’s growth plans.<p>It is also raising questions about the company’s potential plans to eventually go public. Adding an experienced, …

Coinbase

A golden opportunity just opened up for cryptocurrency traders

A golden opportunity just opened up for cryptocurrency traders.<p>The price of bitcoin is trading at a big premium in South Korea relative to US markets, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The price of bitcoin is trading close to $11,800 a coin on Upbit and Bithumb, the two main South Korean …

Cryptocurrency

Who Is The Next Microsoft In Blockchain?

Ecosystems are racing to create the economic powerhouse behind the new startup generation<p>It took two years for Microsoft to release its Windows 1.0 …

Blockchain

Ripple Adds Top Latin America Bank to Its Cash-Transfer Network

Ripple, the San Francisco-based venture looking to rewire financial firms with Bitcoin’s underlying technology, said Latin America’s biggest bank by …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Weathers Overnight Sell-Off, Looks Set to Test $12K

Bitcoin (BTC) has recovered 38 percent of an overnight sell-off and remains on track to test the long-term inflection point above $12,000, technical …

Trading

Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs as More Germans Ask About Tokens

Economy & Regulation<p><b>Germany’s financial regulator has clarified its position on initial coin offerings. Bafin admitted it was receiving many</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Italy Completes Consultations on Registration of Crypto Companies

<b>Public consultations on a new regulatory regime for crypto companies in Italy are now closed. Interested parties were invited by the Ministry of</b> …

Italy

Bitcoin Needs To Be Lightning Fast

Bitcoin has been plagued by slow processing times and high transaction fees.<p>A 100% move to Segregated Witness would effectively double the network …

Bitcoin

‘Zen Master’ Steven Seagal Confirms He Is Face Of New ‘Superior’ Coin Bitcoiin2Gen

“Zen Master” and Hollywood actor Steven Seagal has announced that he is the new brand ambassador for Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), a new cryptocurrency that …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Miners Are Flocking to Oregon for Cheap Electricity. Should We Give Them a Boost?

Deep in the Columbia River Gorge is a parking lot that never freezes. Not a single snowflake sticks.<p>The source of this artificial summer in The …

Bitcoin