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CITI: The technology banks are going wild for could turn them into 'dumb pipes'

Banks are going wild for the blockchain, the technology first invented to underpin bitcoin.<p>Also known as "distributed ledger" technology, blockchain uses complex cryptography and a wide network of duplicated ledgers to let people transact directly with one another online without going through a …

Pssst, Your PGP Is Leaking

Metadata can be scraped from your messages even when you use PGP encryption.<p>Ever since the Snowden revelations, more and more people have been educating themselves on how to use encryption. One of the first programs people might turn to is Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, a version of which was thrust …

Goldman Sachs nails why banks are so excited about the technology behind bitcoin

It uses complex cryptography and a wide network of records — known as a "distributed ledger" — to eliminate the need for a central bank or middle man to regulate transactions.<p>Banks have been swarming around the technology, with 42 investment banks signing up to an industry-wide group looking at how …

JP Morgan CEO: Bitcoin is Going Nowhere

Advertisement<p><b>Noted Bitcoin skeptic Jamie Dimon was asked about Bitcoin during a recent televised interview. He doesn’t see the cryptocurrency going</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger

UNTAVI, Bolivia (AP) — Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird …

What is a “Full-Node” ?

There is a lot of talk of “full-nodes” in Bitcoin. They are apparently very important. From the day-to-day of my Twitter feed you would think there …

Why The Blockchain Is The New Website

Every day I see more analogies between the early years of the Internet and the evolution of the blockchain. In 1994, when the web came along, websites were the novelty, and up until about 1998, we kept lists of Global 2000 companies with or without websites. It took about three years before most …

Bank of America is trying to load up on patents for the technology behind bitcoin

Bankers may not think bitcoin will ever go fully mainstream, but they clearly believe there is value in the technology that powers such cryptocurrencies, known as blockchain.<p>On Dec. 17, the US Patent office published 10 blockchain-related patents filed by Bank of America in July 2014. The patents …

Bank of America

1 Couple + 2 Bikes + 2 Kids + 5 Continents + 7 Years = Wow

Few things will lighten your life like living on a bike. As the veteran of several long distance bike tours, I can attest how you quickly realize how …

Expedition Portal’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Another holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a new bag of toys to be had. Whether you travel with four wheels or two, we have assembled a …

21 Inc Bitcoin Computer Is Much More Than A Mining Device - NullTX

<b>Even though the 21 Inc. Bitcoin Computer was greeted with a lot of skepticism and doubts; it looks like the project’s biggest opponents are slowly</b> …

Bitcoin

Earn: Earn Bitcoin by Answering Messages & Completing Tasks

Earn Bitcoin<p>Earn bitcoin by replying to emails and completing tasks. Keep the money, or donate it to charity.<p>Paid profile<p>Receive paid messages …

CEOs

What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold

<i><br>Today we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, the definitive book about bitcoin. In this chapter we learn, in detail, the secrets behind the mysterious 21.co. Originally</i> …

15 of the world's craziest roads that push travelers to the edge

There's nothing quite like a relaxing drive down a country road, sun shining and music playing. There's also nothing like nearly plummeting off the …

Beautifully Engineered: 26 Phenomenal Photos of Bridges

Photo by John Cunniff<p>Photo by Roman Boed<p>Photo by Nelson L.<p>Photo by Arno Hoyer<p>Photo by Frank Schulenburg<p>Photo by Esin Üstün<p>Photo by Luke Ma<p>Photo by …

World War II-Era Bomb Shelter Converted into Hi-Tech Hydroponic Farm

Sitting more than 100 feet below the bustling London streets is a World War II-era bomb shelter. Though it had previously remained empty for more than 70 years, the once-forgotten space has now been converted into a site of futuristic farming. Its long tunnels, specifically located beneath the …

Preview: Specialized Recon Mixed Terrain Shoe

Classic aesthetics, high-tech features<p>SPECIALIZED RECON MIXED TERRAIN | $225 | SPECIALIZED.COM<p>These days, most of my riding shoes look nothing like …

The 3 Best Road Bike Kits of 2015

Spandex road-bike apparel might look ridiculous, but it’s a necessary tool if you're spending several hours in the saddle. Good kits, with formfitting, aerodynamic designs and padded chamois pads, aren't inexpensive, but trust us: the stuff pays for itself in comfort over time. This summer, we’ve …

Helmet Cams Are Inflaming Road Rage Incidents, Motoring Body Claims As It Brands Cyclists 'Self-Righteous'

"Please don't try and knock me off" was all the cyclist said as a pedestrian ambled across Sidney Street and almost into her path in Whitechapel, …