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The IMF chief just asked the world's central banks to give cryptocurrencies a chance

The International Monetary Fund is seeking a leading role in rallying the world’s central banks to get ahead of digital money and cryptocurrencies in …

Central Banks

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and …

Cannabis

Watch This Karate Master Knock Himself Out On Sri Lanka’s Got Talent

There’s no reality TV series more successful than Simon Cowell’s ‘Got Talent’ series, which has regional versions in over 65 different areas around …

Sri Lanka

Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket Again For Game-Changing Reason, Says Abra CEO

This didn't happen during the last boom.<p>The reports of bitcoin’s imminent death have been greatly exaggerated, according to the founder of the …

Cryptocurrency

How Blockchain Technology Is Being Explored by Both Large and Nimble Players in Finance.

Blockchain is believed to be more stable long-term than the constantly fluctuating cryptocurrencies.<p>It's been hard to ignore the huge fluctuations in cryptocurrency value of late. Google created big headlines and caused even bigger ripples in the market recently when it announced its decision to …

Blockchain

For world's 'unbanked,' bitcoin is the future

Is bitcoin a currency, or an investment? A speculative bubble, or here for the long run? As the debate continues, one thing is certain. Bitcoin is …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin May Be Down, But It's Actually Ahead of Schedule to Hit $1 Million

The cryptocurrency's biggest fans think it still has room to grow, and is on schedule to get there despite recent setbacks.<p>If you've been following Bitcoin and its crazy ride over the last 18 months it certainly feels like the leading cryptocurrency is in a bit of a slump, with prices down by more …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Price Surges 10% as G20 Will Not Crackdown on Cryptocurrencies

The G20’s announcement that it will pivot away from creating new regulations in favor of examining existing rules gave the cryptocurrency market a …

Cryptocurrency

Coca-Cola and US government use blockchain to curb forced labor

The quest to end forced labor has created some unusual technological allies. Coca-Cola, the US State Department and a trio of crypto organizations (Bitfury Group, Blockchain Trust Accelerator and Emercoin) have launched a pilot project that will use blockchain to enforce worker rights. The …

Blockchain

Sierra Leone is the first country to run a blockchain-powered election

In what is a first not only for Afrika but the world, the country used a blockchain solution to tally, and provide proof of, the recently held elections in the country. The blockchain solution used was developed by a Switzerland based voting technology company, Agora.<p>During the elections in Sierra …

Sierra Leone

Chart Shows Bitcoin Hitting $91,000 By March 2020

Warren Buffett has concerns about Bitcoin and Allianz’s Head of Global Economics & Strategy thinks it could fall to $0. But Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Head of Research, thinks it could rise to $91,000 by March 2020. Fundstrat and Lee have compiled an impressive database, statistics and …

Cryptocurrency

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success

MIT's thermal resonator generates power "out of what seems like nothing"

A brand new power-generating system from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers creates energy “out of what seems like nothing,” …

Clean Energy

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

This Graphene Filter Makes Dirty Saltwater Drinkable

One simple filter might be able to deliver clean water for a fraction of the cost and energy of our current purification and desalinization methods.<p>The water in Sydney Harbor–which is salty and polluted by sewage, toxic chemicals, and microplastics–isn’t drinkable. But researchers in Australia …

Graphene

Oil Buyers Ditch Paper for Blockchain to Track Tanker Sales

Every day, dozens of oil tankers -- some as long as five football fields -- set sail for ports around the world carrying millions of barrels of crude …

Blockchain

Scientists discover how ketamine is so good against depression

Ketamine, a drug generally used for anesthesia, but also for recreational purposes, is now in the spotlight for its promising results in fighting …

New resort in Antigua funded by BCH profits

New Resort Development Announced by the Government of Antigua and The Ayre Group. Paid for with Bitcoin Cash Profits.<p><i>St. John’s, Antigua February</i> …

Comfortably numb – why some older people turn to cannabis for pain relief

When most people think of cannabis users, they probably think mainly of the younger generations. But it’s actually the 45 to 64 age group who show …

Cannabis

More Than Just Bitcoin: Blockchain Has Value Across Multiple Industries

Beyond cryptocurrency, the new ledger technology offers huge benefits for health care, crowdfunding and the cloud.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Blockchain" is undeniably one of the hottest words on the internet. As proof, turn to Google Trends to see its traction …

Blockchain

You could be immortal by 2050

Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr Ian Pearson, who believes humans are very close to achieving “immortality” — the ability to never …

Billion-Dollar Legacy: Reginald F. Lewis’ Incredible Life Story Comes to Film

Reginald Lewis may not be well-known to millennials, and that’s a shame because his life and work is black excellence personified. His rich legacy of …

Black History

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Winklevoss: If you can’t see bitcoin at $320,000, you just lack imagination

‘You know the criticisms are just a failure of the imagination.’<p>That’s what Tyler, one of the Winklevoss twins, had to say to the skeptics — and …

Cryptocurrency

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …

Keanu Reeves Surfs A Motorcycle in His Delightfully Strange Super Bowl Ad

Existential<p><b>Update, 1/31:</b> Squarespace has released its full Super Bowl ad for 2018, featuring Keanu Reeves. The ad, which is strange yet compelling in the standard Squarespace ad style, Reeves is surfing a motorcycle while reciting motivational mantras from the song "Adventures in Success" by Will …

Motorcycles

19-Year-Old Bitcoin Millionaire Says 'It's Your Own Fault' If You Don't Become a Millionaire Within the Next Decade

Erik Finman, a 19-year-old, got rich from cryptocurrencies after his grandmother gave him $1,245 to invest. He now has roughly $1.5 million in …

San Francisco To Dismiss Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions

<b>Updated at 7 p.m. ET</b><p>Prosecutors in San Francisco will throw out thousands of marijuana-related convictions of residents dating back to 1975.<p>San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday that his office will dismiss and seal 3,038 misdemeanor convictions dating back before the state's …

Cannabis

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John McAfee calm on bitcoin crash: 'Relax everyone, cryptocurrency can't be stopped'

Bitcoin recently took a big hit, but one tech pioneer is not worried.<p>Outspoken technology pioneer John McAfee has some words of wisdom for any …