John Allaman

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How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

3 Cryptocurrencies That Outperformed Ethereum in 2017

One lesser-known virtual coin is up nearly 170,000% this year.<p>It may be the holiday season, but cryptocurrencies have been playing the role of St. …

North Korea's newest claim: Kim Jong Un can control the weather

North Korea has made many incredulous claims about the powers of leader Kim Jong Un and his family. Now it’s boasted of the greatest yet: He can control the weather.<p>After releasing images this weekend of a smiling Kim on top of Mount Paektu, an active volcano on the China and North Korea border, …

South Korea

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

If You're in Your 50s, Consider Buying These 2 Stocks

Which stocks will make good use of the time you have before hanging up the work boots without too much risk?<p>As investors start heading toward the …

Advisors: Here's what you need to know before investing in bitcoin

In 2010 Ashley Foster, a financial advisor in Houston, was asked by a man if he had ever heard of bitcoin. Foster said he had not, and after the man …

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Retirement

Having unwanted thoughts? Scientists find out why some people cannot suppress it

Scientists have found out that a key chemical within the 'memory' region of the brain allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>Unwanted thoughts may …

Should you really invest in bitcoin?

by Stirling Larkin<p>Many investors are scared to be on the wrong side of history when it comes to the nascent bitcoin and cryptocurrency phenomenon, …

Cryptocurrency

JP Research's 5 Axioms Of Bitcoin Investing

Axiom #1 - Bitcoin generally moves on one thing - you just have to figure out what that thing is.<p>Axiom #2 - The protocol captures the value this time …

Don’t let the bitcoin bubble blind you to the wonders of smart ledger technology

Last Monday, 500 people attended the Long Finance Digital Currency Educational Trade Fair.<p>They were excited about Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) and …

A simple and secure Blockchain Database API written in Python

GitHub Project Link: Here<p>When we talk about Blockchain, we always relate it to peer-to-peer network and think that data must be distributed across …

4 Reasons Bitcoin Could Hit $10,000 (and Why It's Still Not Worth Buying)

Though bitcoin may rally further, it could just as easily implode.<p>When the calendar changes to 2018, it's very possible that 2017 will go down as the …

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

Web Design

Researchers reveal the human brain remembers visual features backwards

Rethinking How the Human Brain Remembers<p>New research from scientists at the Zuckerman Institute of Columbia University has turned our classical …

The Brain

IMF Could Issue International Cryptocurrency to Replace Dollar?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the world may soon have an international cryptocurrency in response to Bitcoin. The story comes as a response …

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst<p>Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, …

Cryptocurrency

A former Goldman Sachs VP who founded a crypto hedge fund says betting on bitcoin is like betting on the internet in the 90s

The cryptocurrency market has exploded this year with over 1,000 digital currencies now on the market.<p>The price of bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency, has captured the most attention, with Wall Street CEOs from JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon to Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein weighing in on the …

3 Stocks for Retirees in the 21st Century

It's incredibly important to invest for your retirement, but you also need to manage your money correctly while enjoying those golden years. These …

3 Dividend Stocks for Retirement

If you thought investing in stocks during retirement was a bad idea, think again.<p>Investing in stocks during retirement might seem like a risky …

Investing

How distributed ledger technology will change the way the world works

What Is a Distributed Ledger?<p>Blockchain has gotten a lot of attention recently thanks largely to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but distributed ledgers have not received the same level of focus.<p>In fact, there appears to be a great deal of confusion on the differences between the two. And then …

Blockchain

Michio Kaku And Fred Jerome Discuss Albert Einstein’s Belief In God [Opinion]

Michio Kaku spoke with Fred Jerome, author of the <i>Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret War Against The World’s Most Famous Scientist</i>. Jerome is a …

A high-school dropout is making hundreds of thousands of dollars trading cryptocurrency derivatives

Jay Smith believes a cryptocurrency crash is inevitable, but right now he's the No. 1 trader of digital coins on online brokerage eToro, amassing thousands of followers who are copying his trades, according to Bloomberg's Edward Robinson.<p>Smith, who lives in a London suburb, makes speculative bets …

10 Ventures Young Entrepreneurs Can Start for Cheap or Free

Don't be discouraged. You can afford to leave the 9-to-5 rat race.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a young entrepreneur who's sick of the 9-to-5 rat race, you should start thinking out of the box. You need to find an idea that will allow you to start your own …

Using Quantum Physics to "Prove" God's Existence

The observer effect in quantum mechanics indicates that the quantum wavefunction collapses when an observation is made by an observer. It is a …

Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain

Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as well with an experimental chip called "Loihi." Rather than relying on raw computing horsepower, it …

“Brain zapping” could be the best way to treat depression and spark creativity

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …