Vladimir Muzichuk

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Inside the Meteoric Rise of ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have quickly grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies than all of Venture Capital. Nearly $2.3 billion has been raised to date in ICOs, with the large majority of that taking place in the first half of 2017.<p>In 2015 there was a smaller …

Cryptocurrency

China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

Benefits of Digital Currency<p>China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — has developed a prototype of a cryptocurrency that it could end up in …

Cryptocurrency

8 No-Brainer Retirement Stocks to Buy

While the mainstream financial media largely enables a short-term mindset for the market’s participants, the reality is, most of us would be better …

Physicists Develop Method to Send Secure Messages Using Quantum Memory

A Quantum Future<p>In a rather remarkable demonstration, physicists from the University of Science and Technology of China and the Nanjing University of …

Quantum Physics

People are living longer, and that means retirement will change

I have good news and bad news.<p>The good news is that you and your children will probably have much longer lives than you imagine. The bad news is that you'll have to pay the bill for it.<p><b>Half will live to age 107</b><p>A World Economic Forum (WEF) white paper called "We'll Live to 100—How Can We Afford It?" …

Snap shares dive, but CEO Evan Spiegel isn't worrying about slowing user growth

Ahead of its first-ever earnings report,<p>Snap Inc.cautioned investors to expect uneven user growth and a big loss, largely due to stock grants issued to employees after its initial public offering.<p>On Wednesday, it barely deviated from predicted results — and investors hammered the company anyway.<p>The …

IPO Market Looking for 7 Offerings This Week

Of eight initial public offerings (IPOs) scheduled for last week, six priced and began trading, one was snatched up by a bigger firm at the eleventh …

Markets

President Trump Wants to Kill These 17 Federal Agencies and Programs. Here's What They Actually Cost (and Do)

Democrat favorites are in the crosshairs.<p>Some of President Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts appear to be targeted more at undercutting Democratic …

Donald Trump

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI magnetic field sensing, more-sensitive monitoring without chemical or radioactive labels

Highly sensitive magnetic field sensor (credit: ETH Zurich/Peter Rüegg)Swiss researchers have succeeded in measuring changes in strong magnetic …

This Nanoseconds-Long Movie Could Hold the Key to Free, Unlimited Energy

Photosynthesis on Film<p>With the help of sophisticated lasers and infrared spectroscopy, researchers from Imperial College London have captured the …

Photosynthesis

Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years

Nuclear Diamonds<p>Scientists from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute are hitting two birds with one stone, thanks to their lab-made diamond that …

Clean Energy

The 2 Top Dividend Stocks for Low-Risk Investors to Buy in 2017

Investing in stocks will never be without some risks, but you can limit your risks by favoring certain types of stocks. Look for companies that are leaders in stable industries, operate in spaces that have high barriers to entry, and pay a dividend. While how much you pay for the stock naturally …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

7 Top Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Let’s face facts. No matter how much we try to conserve energy and burn cleaner fuels, at the end of the day, the planet consumes a lot of energy. …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

The Early Retirement Grid

<b>Behold</b>. The Early Retirement Grid.<p>This grid shows how many years it will take you to reach financial independence based on your current annual income …

A New DNA Sequencing Startup Wants to Pay You For Your Genetic Data

Sequencing Startups<p>The Human Genome Project was a huge milestone of scientific discovery. The project aimed to map the uncharted world of the genome …

Genetics

Bankruptcy Bust: How Zombie Companies Are Killing the Oil Rally

Energy investors have long hoped that falling prices would solve themselves by driving producers into bankruptcy and stanching the flood of excess supply, but it hasn’t worked out that way<p>Their owners may be bankrupt, but the sprawling mines of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin are still churning out …