Dustin Damron

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New A.I. application can write its own code - Futurity

Teaching artificial intelligence to code and create software has been a holy grail of the field. The new system, which you can see in action for …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning projects for kids

Dale Lane's Machine Learning for Kids project uses extensions to the popular Scratch programming environment to teach the basics of machine learning …

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

John F. Kennedy was asked to define himself in one sentence — and his approach can help anyone find their purpose

In his bestselling book "Drive" (pp. 154-155), Dank Pink references a 1962 conversation between Congresswoman Claire Boothe Luce and President John F. Kennedy. Sensing that the president had too many competing agendas, she sought to focus him by asking him to think about his "one sentence."<p>As Pink …

Great Depression

Meet Stellar, the Cryptocurrency Poised to Be the Next Bitcoin and Ripple

Stellar is like Bitcoin for business.<p>Want to know how a cryptocurrency suddenly gets hot?<p>Based on recent history, it’s actually quite simple: Have a …

South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains.<p>As bitcoin futures made …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here's Why It's Not Ready for the Big Time

“To the moon!” The phrase is the battle cry of true believers in cryptocurrency bitcoin—and charts of its price in recent weeks point directly …

6 Top Bitcoin Predictions for 2018

What a year it's been for Bitcoin.<p>The cryptocurrency has continued to soar from lows of $778 in January 2017 to record highs of more than $17,000 on …

Investors Rotating Out Of Bitcoin And Into Ethereum, Litecoin

Investors are taking profits in Bitcoin and re-allocating to Ethereum & Litecoin.<p>Coinbase users have three choices of cryptocurrencies, and look to …

Cryptocurrency

Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail

Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural …

Nanotech

The dollar’s days as the world’s most important currency are numbered

For at least 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Central banks around the world hold a large portion of their reserves in the US currency, while private companies use it for international transactions. The trade in US Treasury bonds is the world’s deepest, most liquid …

Central Banks

Is Litecoin The Future of Cryptocurrency? | Investopedia

Despite bitcoin’s relative youth at just under 10 years old, its fervent popularity has spawned a cryptocurrency revolution and several competitors. …

10 Incredible Uses for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain You Probably Haven't Thought of

Cryptocurrency to battle election fraud? De-corrupt charities? Make the world greener? Who knew?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now, more than ever before is a time to be thinking about cryptocurrencies. Over the past few years, cryptocurrency has grown exponentially …

Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $19,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Scientists have discovered a new form of matter called "Excitonium"

New Matter<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois have announced an exciting finding — the discovery of a new form of matter: excitonium. This …

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

Just when you thought you finally got your head around bitcoin, along comes a new bitcoin-linked financial product: bitcoin futures.<p>Cboe Global Markets, the Chicago-based exchange group, will be the first exchange to launch bitcoin futures on Sunday. And you can be sure Wall Street will be …

Cryptocurrency

Mark My Words: Bitcoin Could Plunge on December 11

This marks the end of a one-sided market for bitcoin.<p>Historically, the stock market has been the greatest creator of long-term wealth, and it …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin spirals after climbing as high as $19,500 ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK — Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 per cent in the preceding 48 hours, …

Bitcoin Could Cost Us Our Clean-Energy Future

Simply put, bitcoin is slowing the effort to achieve a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. What’s more, this is just the beginning.<p><i>This story</i> …

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.<p>On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin fluctuated by …

Scientists may have found a way to inject information directly into the brain

In a new study, scientists have used electrical currents to inject information directly into the brains of monkeys.<p>Scientists have apparently figured …

Wall Street can't wait to short bitcoin

ce22eeaa-4d77-4a16-a071-2b25f8085ac1<p>Wall Street can't wait to short …

Wall Street

A bitcoin booster got $1.5 million after being “bitshamed” for being poor

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>A bitcoin personality became an instant millionaire from a flood of donations worth around 100 bitcoins, or around $1.5 million at today’s rates.<p>The recipient, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, has written technical books about bitcoin and is known for delivering inspiring …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin plunges after strong gains

After Thursday's massive hike in Bitcoin's value, the cryptocurrency fell 15 percent on Friday on profit-taking. The volatility has been put down to …

Cryptocurrency

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy | Inc.com

Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of the attention is stuck covering the transient, yet lucrative financial returns found in cryptocurrency markets, the long-term implications of the backend technology may turn out …

Blockchain

Founders of hacked crypto-mining site apologize over Facebook livestream

Yesterday, hackers stole $64 million from NiceHash, a company that lets users apply their extra GPUs to mining cryptocurrencies. The attack caused NiceHash to shut down its website for 24 hours, as the site’s payment system was compromised and its bitcoin wallets emptied. Today, CEO Marko Kobal and …

Novogratz Says Bitcoin Feels Like a Market Top But It's Not

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz said that bitcoin has more room to soar even though this month’s more-than-50 percent surge in the digital …

Bitcoin flirts with $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high just shy of $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 60 percent in just over a week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.<p>The largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange struggled to keep up with record traffic as the …

Cryptocurrency

Latest Research: Banking And Insurance To Double Spending On Blockchain

Recently surveyed senior executives in the banking and insurance industries plan to more than double their investments in blockchain technology by 2019. The SAP Digital Transformation Executive Study, conducted in collaboration with Oxford Economics, is based on feedback from over 3,000 senior …

Blockchain

Groundbreaking New CRISPR Technique Reverses Genetic Disease Symptoms in Mice

All without cutting the DNA!<p>CRISPR-Cas9 technology allows scientists to insert or remove genes by making a cut in a DNA molecule; an ability that has …