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Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Bank Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

Bitcoin on Its Way to $3,000 and is Hauling Altcoins With It-IOTA, EOS, Tron, Litecoin and Stellar Lumens Technical Analysis (June 14, 2018)Bitcoin on Its Way to $3,000 and is Hauling Altcoins With It-IOTA, EOS, Tron, Litecoin and Stellar Lumens Technical Analysis (June 14, 2018)

The crypto markets is down $30 billion in the last 24 hours alone with Litecoin registering new 2018 lows. While this is happening, IOTA is likely to …

Cryptocurrency

New Research Shows Bitcoin's Meteoric Rise Was a Scam

Crypotocurrencies are the latest in a centuries-long line of speculative bubbles driven by shrewd insiders taking advantage of gullible investors.<p>3 min read<p>Academic researchers at the University of Texas have concluded at least half of Bitcoin's rise to a peak price of nearly $20,000 last year was …

Cryptocurrency

Solar Cell Breakthrough Could Make Panels Far More Efficient, Study Says

The material transforms photons from the sun into a totally different quasiparticle, a plasmon.<p>One hurdle for solar energy proponents and the …

Clean Energy

Foster + Partners unveils sustainable masterplan for India's new state capital

1/11<p>Amaravati by Foster + Partners<p>Foster + Partners has moved one step closer to bringing to life the new Indian state capital of Amaravati—a city …

Paul Lukez Architecture breaks ground on sustainable multi-use development in China

1/7<p>Paul Lukez Jindu Sustainable Pavilion lead<p>Paul Lukez and his team at Paul Lukez Architecture (PLA) are masters of sustainable design, and they’ve …

Build green, build smart

Although sustainable real estate is still in a nascent stage in the country, India is one of the leading countries in green building development. In …

Green Living

Hyderabad pilots eco-friendly building made of recycled plastic and bamboo, at a park

In a unique initiative, citizens in Hyderabad will soon be able to experience the interiors of an office made with recycled plastic and bamboo.<p>The …

Design

This sustainable district in Sweden features carbon-positive towers

Stockholm-based Kjellander Sjöberg Architects recently won a competition for Nacka Port, a new district between Nacka and Stockholm. Envisioned as a …

Architecture

Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

The Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is an Altcoins, Ethereum, and Bitcoin technology that’s primarily built with robust safety …

Bitcoin

San Francisco says goodbye to electric scooters, for now

San Francisco gave an ultimatum to the three electric scooter companies that have descended on the city: get your vehicles off the streets until you're issued a permit, or else.<p>The warning comes as city lawmakers fine-tune a new law that regulates on-demand dockless scooters. The city said Thursday …

San Francisco

Advanced Miners Starts ICO and Expects 438% ROI per Year

Advanced Miners is a real company which was founded in 2016 with its central office based in Hong Kong and a part headquarters in Tokyo. The company …

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

9 Best Investment Books for Beginners

Investing can't be taught in a day. But with the right teachings, developing an introductory understanding to the do's and don'ts of investing may be …

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

More Millennials Use Bitcoin Marketplaces Like Paxful to Invest in Cryptocurrency Market

An increasing number of millennials are utilizing bitcoin marketplaces and peer-to-peer exchanges like Paxful to invest in the cryptocurrency market …

Why Coinbase's Cryptocurrency Business Could Jump 50%

Today, the more than $365 billion invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is owned almost entirely by individual investors—not by Wall Street …

Morgan Stanley has identified 17 stocks that will pay off hugely over the next 3 years no matter what

If "buy and hold" is your strategy, Morgan Stanley has a few stocks for your consideration.<p>Equity analysts across industries recently published a list of quality stocks viewed as good to hold for a three-year period — through 2021, in this case.<p>Morgan Stanley's equity strategists have been sounding …

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto

Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do. But Compound wants to create liquid money markets for …

Crypto Bull Tom Lee Owns Up After Bitcoin Prediction Goes Awry

It’s pretty difficult to accurately predict what the price of just about anything is going to do in a week’s time, let alone a in month or a year. …

Urban Design Observations: Abandoned Storefront Graffiti Etiquette

On a commercially volatile strip of Lafayette Street, another store has gone out of business, probably pushed out by rising rents.<p>I've noticed that …

How to redesign the Bay Area to fight future climate disasters

These nine proposals offer a vision of how San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the surrounding communities can rethink their landscape to prepare for rising sea levels and other dangers of our changing climate.<p>When the oldest restaurant in San Francisco was built in 1861, it sat on the waterfront of …

The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

Clean Energy

Urban bridges need to make more room for bikes and pedestrians

The well-documented hell of the Brooklyn Bridge in the summertime contains a valuable lesson: For cities to be truly sustainable, they need to build crossings for their waterways that work for cleaner modes of transportation–not just cars.<p>On April 26, I gave up on the Brooklyn Bridge–at least until …

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, …

‘Smart eCard’ Stores 30 Crypto Accounts, Credit And Debit Cards In One Place

sponsoredA “smart eCard” allows users to store up to 30 crypto accounts and credit cards, with an ePaper panel showing balances in real time.Buying a …

I grew my net worth by over $100,000 in 2 years. Here are 4 steps you can take today to do the same.

Two years ago, almost to the day, I started my blog with a daring goal.<p>Not only was I going to talk about money, a subject that most surveys indicate is more taboo than sex, but in true obsessed-money-blogger fashion, I was going to publish my net worth every single month. Down to the cent. For the …

Personal Finance

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.<p>The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications.<p>HTC has roped back the creator of its virtual reality …

Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn't come with a high.<p>Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin — have …

Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency

It’s finally happening. Ripple is making a push to expand the use of the XRP cryptocurrency into new verticals and segments beyond the payment and banking space where the company is focused.<p>XRP is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency behind only bitcoin, the original breakout artist, and …