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Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You for Your Time

During Mark Zuckerberg's over 10 hours of Congressional testimony last week, lawmakers repeatedly asked how Facebook makes money. The simple answer, …

Social Media

Mt. Gox and the Surprising Redemption of Bitcoin’s Biggest Villain

The moment that would change the history of Mt. Gox came without so much as a beep. Mark Karpelès, the CEO of what until recently had been the …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is flashing a rare buy signal, crypto hedge fund manager says

The worst could be over for bitcoin, according to one of the best-known cryptocurrency hedge fund managers.<p>Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, said …

Cryptocurrency

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

Cryptocurrency

Many Bitcoin Miners Are at Risk of Turning Unprofitable

Bitcoin is at an inflection point.<p>Even with the price back above $8,000, many of the so-called miners that perform the complex calculations to …

Bitcoin

the female-directed horror so terrifying paramedics were called to the screening

Watch an exclusive trailer for the bloody thriller flipping the male gaze on its head. Just don’t do it on your own.<p>Horror film, <i>Revenge</i>, has been garnering an awful lot of buzz since it launched at Toronto International Film Festival last year.<p>Great reviews kind of buzz. Picked up by streaming …

Horror

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Doug Jones Gives Advice to Whoever Plays Abe Sapien in New 'Hellboy' Franchise - Bloody Disgusting

Neil Marshall’s upcoming <b>Hellboy</b>, starring David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) in the title role, is going to be a way different film than Guillermo del …

Construction

Basis, a year-old startup that’s building a price-stable cryptocurrency, just raised $133 million from top investors

If you own any Bitcoin, you’re probably in the habit of watching its price fluctuate wildly. What you aren’t doing is using your Bitcoin to buy things. It’s too valuable, not to mention unpredictable.<p>Enter Basis, a year-old, 10-person, Hoboken, N.J.-based cryptocurrency startup at work on a “stable …

Cryptocurrency

I Went on a Tour of America's Biggest Legal Weed Factory

The $15 million facility will have 25,000 plants producing 10,000 pounds of marijuana a year.<p>Adam Bierman, the bullishly confident 36-year-old CEO of MedMen—the first American cannabis company to be valued at a billion dollars—thinks Donald Trump is very good for business.<p>“This administration is …

Cannabis

Bitcoin boosted as IMF boss Christine Lagarde praises cryptocurrency and suggests it could transform the way people save and invest

Bitcoin has received an unexpected boost from Christine Lagarde, after the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) detailed the global benefits …

Cryptocurrency

'LEED for Weed': Can Pot Growers Save Money by Going Green?

LED lights could help indoor cannabis grows become more energy efficient and, eventually, save cash. So why aren't more farmers switching over?<p>These …

Cannabis

The Beer Festivals Worth Traveling The World For

Wherever you go, beer is a constant. A mug of amber suds transcends borders, time, and our ever-evolving palates. We’ve been drinking some variation of the stuff for well over 5,000 years now. Some evidence suggests it’s been at least <i>10,000</i> years. Either way, it’s been long enough for beer to have …

Beer Festivals

Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers

‘You’re a walking honey pot’<p>Ian Balina, a former IBM salesman who became a full-time cryptocurrency trader and pundit, is not known for his modesty. Like many YouTube personalities in the vein of motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, he brands himself as a self-starter-made-good who now wants to …

Internet

Verge (XVG) Announces Partnership With Mindgeek | What This Means For The Future of Verge Currency

The “Mysterious” Verge Partnership Has Been Announced<p>Verge (XVG) has announced that they will be partnering with Mindgeek. Mindgeek is one of the …

Cryptocurrency

The new Hereditary trailer has an unsettling Etsy page to go along with it

We’ve been beating the drum about upcoming horror film <i>Hereditary</i> for a while now. First it was the film’s premiere at Sundance, then the nightmarish …

Horror

Cardano Price Notes More Strong Gains as Value Surpasses $0.25

<b>In the world of cryptocurrencies, there are always plenty of exciting developments to keep an eye on. Over the past 36 hours, it seemed as if all</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Billionaire banking heir and cryptocurrency investor Matthew Mellon dies in rehab at 54

LONDON — Billionaire banking heir and cryptocurrency investor Matthew Mellon has died in a rehab facility in Mexico, according to multiple press reports. He was 54.<p>His cousin Peter Stephaich confirmed Mellon's death but declined Tuesday to provide any details, according to Bloomberg.<p>A …

Mellon

Chinese Student Goes from Overweight to Bodybuilding Champion in Six Months

Zhang Shuai, a 22-year-old senior at the Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, in Harbin, recently made news headlines in China for his six month …

China

Ziggy Marley cautions us to beware of cannabis farming industry

Ziggy Marley is urging marijuana users to “grow your own” as a part of a campaign to rid pot of pesticides.<p>The 49-year-old musician and son of the …

Cannabis

Maynard James Keenan Isn’t Trying To Relive The Past: ‘That’s Just F*cking Pathetic’

The last time A Perfect Circle released a new album was all the way back in November 2004. It was a completely different era. George W. Bush was President. Donald Trump had just aired his first season of <i>The Apprentice</i>. Most of the cast of <i>Stranger Things</i> were literal infants. And the Boston Red Sox …

Stranger Things

Malta Just Took a Huge Step to Becoming a Blockchain-Powered Island Nation

Neufund wants to help the emerging sector.<p>Malta, an island nation of around 500,000 near the Italian coast, is fast becoming one of the centerpoints …

Blockchain

The Plan to Save California's Legendary Weed From 'Big Cannabis'

In a bright warehouse in the heart of Northern California’s cannabis country, a metal gate slowly peels up. “Also Sprach Zarathustra”—the iconic …

Cannabis

Pornhub starts accepting cryptocurrency

So you can be extra incognito<p>Pornhub has started accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option, the company announced today. The site now accepts Verge cryptocurrency (no relation to <i>The Verge)</i>, a rebranded version of Dogecoindark, which split off from the original meme coin, Dogecoin, in 2014. Now, …

Cryptocurrency

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Suzan Barnes was the daughter of a newspaper executive and a well-heeled country club divorcee with two teenage kids. Jim Carson, my father, was the hippie son of an oil executive with a wife and a young daughter. The night they met at a party in 1978, they pushed away from their families, moved in …

Crime

Rock At Coachella Is Dead, Let It Rest In Peace

It’s not hard to find rock and roll at Coachella. If someone were to map out their day and carefully plot out where they want to be to catch musicians wielding guitars, they still couldn’t check out all the festival has to offer in a single day. It’s an event whose first iteration in 1999 included …

Bands

Trump agrees to leave state-legal marijuana programs alone

America’s fast-growing marijuana industry could be poised for supercharged expansion after President Trump promised to respect state-legalized pot in a deal with a Colorado senator who had been blocking presidential nominees.<p>Republican Sen. Cory Gardner on Friday announced he’d received assurances …

Cannabis

These Countries Won’t Tax Your Bitcoins Too Much

<b>A growing number of governments can’t resists the temptation to get their hands on some of the bitcoins their citizens are making. Several states,</b> …

Cryptocurrency

The Top 50 Cryptos With Moon Potential In 2018 | Top 25 Large & Small Cap Picks With Highest Upside

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have become incredibly popular amongst individual and institutional investors across the globe. For those …

Blockchain

How quantum computing could wreak havoc on cryptocurrency

Quantum computing is promising to be one of the biggest technological revolutions of the modern era.<p>By harnessing the power of quantum mechanics, machines will be able to achieve data processing of speed and complexity unattainable with current computers. Traditional computers are based on a binary …

Quantum Computing