Heather Philp

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How To Banish Under Eye Bags

Because no one likes those pesky, puffy suckers.<p><b>Q: My under eye bags are out of control. What can I do to deflate them or at least minimize their appearance?</b><p><b>A:</b> First you have to figure out why you have them. Are they genetic (do your mom and dad have them)? Or are they cropping up because you …

Bitcoin ATMs: Handy Vending Machines or Money-Laundering Nightmares?

The Robocoin is an ATM for Bitcoins, and for a few glorious days this past weekend, on a conference center floor in San Jose, California, it dished …

Someday, you may use bitcoin without even knowing it

Bitcoin backers have big dreams—dreams of reinventing the financial system based around a currency not issued by governments and not subject to the whims of central banks. But the cryptocurrency’s volatility over the last few months has raised questions about whether most people would want to …

Bitcoin Payments Could Quickly Become Competitive Wedge In Online Gaming

Have you ever wondered why new technology tends to be exploited in the adult entertainment and online gambling industries first? An ultra-competitive market environment and a willingness to try anything in the quest for traffic and profits has made these two industries technology’s early adopters. …

Calculating The Long-Term Value Of A Bitcoin

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joshua Seims is an angel investor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He is currently building a company that provides secure storage of bitcoins. Follow him on Twitter @jseims.</i><p>A big question that’s debated in the Bitcoin community is “How much will Bitcoins be worth in the long …

Bitcoin fuels Africa's banking revolution

Bitcoin has landed in Kenya. The online currency that was, until recently, the preserve of tech entrepreneurs and only the most pioneering …

Should you trust Bitcoin? It depends what you think it's for

There is a future when the City of London <i>really</i> doesn't sleep:<p>Trading still stops on the Stock Exchange at five sharp, but the banker doesn't stop. He just switches kit. He checks his bespoke Bitcoin miner humming away on the corner of his desk. 0.6 coins mined this year, not bad. Then he opens up …

Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money

The price of a bitcoin topped $900 last week, an enormous surge in value that arrived amidst Congressional hearings where top U.S. financial …

Singapore To Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges

Singapore’s central bank announced today (via BBC) that it will regulate virtual currency intermediaries which operate within the country, including Bitcoin exchanges. This is to address the issue of digital currencies being used potentially for money laundering and terrorist …

Bitcoin “vault” Xapo offers solution to theft and a tiny nest egg upon signup

One of the reason bitcoins get so much attention is because people keep stealing them. Every week it seems that another “secure” wallet service gets …

Xapo Raises $20 Million To Bury Your Bitcoin Underground

With the implosion of Mt.Gox and the rising popularity of cryptocurrency, it makes sense that someone would want to build an FDIC for BTC. Xapo thinks it may have figured out how.<p>The company, founded by Wences Casares, raised $20 million from Benchmark Capital and Fortress Investment Group LLC, …

Japan's Mizuho in U.S., Canada suits over Mt. Gox bitcoin losses

(Reuters) - Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest lenders, has became ensnared in North American legal fallout from Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, which collapsed last month after losing nearly half a billion dollars worth of customers’ digital currency.<p>Some of Bitcoin enthusiast …