Thomas Elliott

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Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Bank Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

With technology constantly changing, can we actually predict what skills and knowledge today's students will need to lead the future workforce?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Educators are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today's students to shape …

Advancing Automation Means Humans Need to Embrace Lifelong Learning

At a time when AI is taking over the cognitive functions of many jobs, we need to "robot-proof" our labor force and our education system.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When people talk about automation, most of us probably imagine a robot arm on a factory assembly …

What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution? (Infographic)

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots.<p>2 min read<p>People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.<p>The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can …

The Future

Post-grad students may have found the answer to the world’s sand shortage

Between 1900 and 2010, the use of natural resources to build infrastructure increased 23-fold, making sand, a major ingredient in concrete, one of …

Construction Industry

Chicago leads US in underwater homes

The U.S. housing market has been on the rebound in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but one major city has thousands of homes that remain underwater.<p>A recent report from the real estate website Zillow shows Chicago leading the country with 254,000 homes in negative equity. Twenty percent …

Real Estate

There's not a single US state where a minimum wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's not a single state, county or metropolitan area in the entire United States where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment.<p>And if those workers wanted to? They'd have to work 122 hours a week. Every week. All …

Housing

Sweden's Land Registry Demos Live Transaction on a Blockchain

Sweden's land registry authority and a group of participating banks, businesses and startups have completed the third phase of an ongoing blockchain …

Blockchain

What Does the Future of ICO Advertising Look Like?

<b>Due to the notorious volatility and unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies, many organizations and even governments are jumping on the bandwagon to</b> …

Cryptocurrency

America's Crybaby: Trump Responds to Trudeau Like a Petulant Wimp Who's Incapable of Governing

Everyday Donald Trump burdens America with more reasons to be embarrassed by his infantile behavior. This would be disturbing if he were just a real …

Donald Trump

The Main Street view on manufacturing jobs

Last week, Axios' Jonathan Swan asked Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, to respond to critics who say steel tariffs are excessive. Navarro …

Manufacturing

Millennials starting their own businesses in higher numbers

Young people aren’t just looking for jobs anymore — they’re creating their own.<p>According to a survey of 2,653 workers covered by MetLife insurance, …

Entrepreneurship

Millennials are moving to the exurbs in droves

For years, an unwavering certitude of industry, think tanks, demographers, policy-makers and city planners everywhere has been that humanity is …

Demographics

4 Projects Seeking to Solve Ethereum's Privacy Paradox

Ethereum is transparent to the core.<p>Much like bitcoin, the platform uses this transparency as part of its security – with it in some ways ensuring …

Blockchain

Wall Street’s ‘Crypto King’ Says Regulatory Clarity Will Jump-start Institutional Investments

Bart Smith, who was crowned “Wall Street’s Crypto King” by CNBC, is optimistic that institutional investors will start pouring money into the …

Cryptocurrency

The Age of the MSNBC Mom

My parents are empty-nesters, but a visit home feels crowded. There are Joe and Mika, flirtily bickering over breakfast. After dinner, Rachel holds forth like a beloved fictional boarding school teacher. Looking for a phone charger during the day, I walk past panels of ethics experts, muted and …

Parenting

Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs

A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing "racial resentment."<p>One of the reasons for this opposition, according to the report, is white Americans' perceptions that they might be losing their financial and social …

Income Inequality

The EOS mainnet nightmare: How not to launch a blockchain network

In a year-long initial coin offering (ICO), Block.one raised $4 billion for its blockchain and smart contracts platform EOS.<p>It is worth noting that a host of such platforms already existed, but Block.one promised a more scalable solution for decentralized applications (DApps). The only problem is, …

Blockchain

Mastercard Patent Would Put Credit Cards on a Public Blockchain

Payments giant Mastercard is exploring the use of public blockchains in securely verifying payment cards at the point of sale, public documents …

Credit Cards

Ordering food via touchscreen is so fun you spend more money when you do it

Self-serve kiosks: Great for McDonald’s bottom line, potentially terrible for your waistline.<p>If you haven’t walked into a fast food restaurant …

McDonald's

Cryptocurrencies 'Are Not Going Away' Says CFTC Official

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, according to an official from the chief US commodities regulator.<p>Rostin Benham, a commissioner at the U.S. …

United Nations

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, …

Time Management

We’re Waiting for ICO Bubble to Pop: Head of Binance’s $1 Billion VC Fund

The head of Binance’s recently-launched $1 billion venture fund says that the company believes the initial coin offering (ICO) market is in a bubble …

Cryptocurrency

Bloomberg report sounds warning on pending mortgage lending crisis

It's a headline that certainly caught the eye of those of us who live and breathe the mortgage lending industry, but the language may be infuriating …

Housing

6 Reasons Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Here to Stay

The hottest ticket in town this week was in New York City. But unlike any top-tier event, you were invited … if you could afford it.<p>At approximately …

Cryptocurrency

3 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own ICO

Ever hear of 'pump-and-dump' groups? You'd best be aware of this and other scams before you jump into cryptocurrency.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve been following the news lately, you could be forgiven for thinking the crypto market is already dead …

Cryptocurrency

Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

This is part of the propaganda machine. Let’s spread a completely fallacious story and say it needs to be investigated Adam Schiff<p>Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation – which …

Donald Trump

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?

Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over the Second Amendment. For many Americans, if there is an image that comes to mind when they think about that amendment, it is the musket in the hands of minutemen …

James Madison

I Was a Social Justice Asshole

Or, How I learned to Hate White Supremacy and Love the Bomb*<p><i>There are two essays I’ve been meaning to write for awhile. The first is one on my</i> …

City Halls

Never Mind the Millionaires. Here’s Advice From Billionaires.

The richest offer life lessons about how they got where they are.<p>Last month, I described an email that promised vast riches if I would adopt “The Millionaire Mindset.”<p>This is the sort of silly wishful thinking I hate:<p>Consider, instead, the Cartesian pitch as applied to self-help being sold today:</i> …

Self-improvement