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Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000

Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the …

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

San Francisco

Why You Don't Need To Worry About Bitcoin's Latest Plunge

Image: Getty Images<p>If you’re concerned that a collapse in the bitcoin price could lead to turmoil in other financial markets, this chart should put …

How I fell for the blockchain gold rush

Cryptocurrencies that can make millionaires in minutes are justification enough to get out of bed at 5am to gamble<p>Bitcoin envy, the ultramodern malaise. News reports are full of this magic internet money’s rocketing value – currently $16,000 – and Facebook is dotted with people who picked some up …

The Bear Case For XRP: Bitcoin Futures Edition

In August, the hedge I cofounded, Multicoin Capital, published an analysis of XRP, the native token of the Ripple network. We presented a bearish view of XRP tokens. A quick summary:<p>Ripple, Inc. — the company that builds and maintains the Ripple network — has built a blockchain-based system that …

Technology

Any patient investor can turn $5,000 a year into nearly $1 million, says billionaire Ron Baron

It's wrong for people to think that they have to be wealthy to get rich investing in the stock market, famed buy-and-hold investor Ron Baron told …

The one thing nutritionists want you to stop eating in 2018

Can you become healthier this new year simply by cutting out one thing from your diet? We posed the question to six leading nutritionists and received a range of interesting responses. Some of their choices are no brainers, while others are more surprising, and some highlight the importance of …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

5 simple ways to slow down aging

Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>"It's the over-shortening of telomeres that leads us to feel and see …

The top 10 cryptoassets of 2017

Bitcoin’s value grew by more than 1,000% in 2017, but that wasn’t enough to even place it among the 10 best-performing cryptoassets of the year.<p>In a breakout year for cryptocurrency trading, the biggest winners were Ripple, which is touted as a new kind of payment system for banks, along with less …

12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

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Are These the World's Best Beaches?

December is almost here, which means one thing—holiday travel season. Each year without fail, we seek to escape blustery winds and snow in favor of sun and sand, the perfect getaway to ring in the new year. And just in time, Flight Network has rounded up a list of the best beaches around the world …

The best purchase I've made all year costs $10 a month

Going to the movies is one of my favorite pastimes.<p>But it's not a frugal outing in big cities like New York and Los Angeles. Where I live in Hollywood, a basic, no-frills evening ticket for a new release costs $18.75.<p>Thankfully, movie-going was rendered affordable when I signed up for MoviePass, …

Here are Spotify's top 5 songs of the year — one of which is its most popular of all time

Ed Sheeran was the most-streamed artist of the year on Spotify, with over 6.3 billion streams, the company said in a release.<p>Sheeran's single "Shape of You" was also the most-streamed song of the year, with over 1.4 billion streams on the service — a total that surpassed Drake's "One Dance" to …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

In Blockchain We Trust? Not Yet, Say Consumers

Among the reasons why blockchain has gained so much interest as a platform for development of financial apps and services is the transparency and trust built into it. And, despite increasing number of investors and traders recognizing the value of cryptocurrencies as a long-term investment, …

Blockchain

I bought bitcoin at a deli — here's how it works

But inside there's an ATM that gives folks access to what some view as the future of payments and finance: bitcoin.<p>The recently installed ATM was featured in a New Yorker piece by Ian Parker, who described it as a "machine with the body of a regular ATM but the soul of a lottery terminal."<p>I paid …

What you need to know about the latest Bitcoin boom

Crypto-currencies are soaring to market highs drawing in new investors – but some experts have concerns about the future.<p>You may have noticed reports about Bitcoin’s value recently – its price is headed into the stratosphere.<p>The crypto-currency’s recent meteoric price rise over the summer has seen …

Cryptocurrency

Don't Mine Bitcoin. Mine Altcoins fool!

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your …

The Surprising Ways Tokyo Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

When photos of Tokyo taken, for example, in the 1950s are compared with recent ones, it’s easy to see how much the city has changed. But what about …

Get started in cryptocurrency with this beginner's directory

The wonderful world of cryptocurrency has grown from a budding idea to a full-fledged market bonanza. Hopefully you’re savvy to the terminology and ready to start putting your money where your technology is. This directory should provide you with the basic starting points to begin building your …

Cryptocurrency

'Bitcoin cash' surges 40% in single day as investors bet on its faster processing speeds

The bitcoin offshoot, bitcoin cash, soared Friday after indications the alternative digital currency could achieve its goal of speeding up …

What is Plasma and How Will It Strengthen the Ethereum Blockchain?

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently announced Plasma, a scaling infrastructure that will help the Ethereum blockchain handle much larger …

Ethereum

World's Biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant Just Got Approved in Australia

It's so beautiful!<p>The onward march of renewables continues: an Australian state government has greenlit the biggest solar thermal power plant of its …

Everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency universe

Altcoins are cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. <i>Altcoin</i> is a combination of two words: "alt" and "coin"; alt is short for alternative and coin as to do with currency; together they imply a category of cryptocurrency that is alternative to Bitcoin itself.<p>The majority of altcoins are forks of …

Toronto Just Got Its First Ethereum ATMs

But... why?<p>If you're a Canadian who's traded your hard-earned Actual Money for made-up internet coins amid the recent rush on ethereum, you're in luck! LocalCoinATM, an Ontario company that operates ATM-like kiosks for digital currencies, has added support for ethereum at several locations across …

What is ethereum and how does it differ from Bitcoin?

Ethereum is a rising star in the cryptocurrency world. It has quickly become the second largest digital currency, booming in value and spurring the rise of hundreds of new rivals to Bitcoin.<p>Launched in 2015, the value of ether (ethereum's currency) has increased rapidly. It hit highs of $1400 in …

34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful

When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time?<p>1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 …