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A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin

An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for …

Cryptocurrency

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

Atmos to announce the touchscreen that Alexa and Google Assistant have been missing

With some API magic and a few strategic partnerships, Atmos combines touch and voice in a way that goes beyond solutions from Amazon, Google, Apple, …

Automation

WhatsApp has launched person-to-person payments into beta in India

WhatsApp has begun testing a new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts. The feature is currently in beta, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans, but hasn’t been publicly announced because it’s not widely …

Apps

The Game-Changing Blockchain Announcement You Probably Missed Last Week

Blockchain's non-currency applications are beginning to gain steam.<p>The past year and change has truly been incredible for cryptocurrency investors. …

Blockchain

BigBasket raises $300 million from Alibaba, others

The Series E investment, which had been in the works for several months, is the largest raised by BigBasket

Venture Capital

Amazon posts record profit in last quarter of 2017

The world's largest online retailer recorded a near $2-billion profit in the fourth quarter. Strong sales for its Alexa, Prime and Cloud services as …

Jeff Bezos

Meet The CEO Working To Make Sure You Never Type A Password Again

In 2017, the global average cost of a data breach reached $3.2 million, representing a 10% decrease from the year prior. Additionally, the average cost associated to each lost or stolen record of sensitive or confidential information fell from $158 in 2016 to $141 in 2017.<p>Yet, while cyber security …

Information Systems

Google’s Diane Greene says billion-dollar cloud revenue already puts them in elite company

It has long been believed that the big three in the cloud consisted of AWS, Microsoft and Google, with IBM not doing too badly either. But in its earnings call with analysts today, the company revealed it’s pulling in a billion dollars a quarter in combined cloud revenue. That’s a figure that …

Rolls-Royce

Richard Branson Says Work Smarter, Not Longer

The workforce of the future is going change significantly alongside new technologies. Virgin Founder Richard Branson believes these changes will benefit both workers and employers.<p>Richard Branson is one the most beloved and successful businessmen on the planet. He is an entrepreneur with flair, the …

OF COURSE governments won't give up control of money - that’s why crypto is crashing

The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, stood at $531 billion just before the weekend, down from $830 billion at it's peak. That's a drop of about 36% in less than a month — a collapse that qualifies as a market crash.<p>People are casting around for an explanation. Why should …

Cryptocurrency

Watch the First Footage of a Tesla Semi in the Real World

Just two months after its official unveiling, the Tesla Semi is really really real.<p>A UPS worker in California last week captured the first known …

What is Ethereum? Second largest cryptocurrency soars more than $20 BILLION in a week

Unlike many of its rivals, including bitcoin and Ripple, Ethereum (ETH) surged over the past seven days.<p>After opening at £727 ($995) on January 6, …

What to Expect from Cryptocurrency in 2018

Will it make any sense for people to exchange paper currency in the future? I don’t think so. Paper notes and coins will be valued only by collectors …

Russian Ministry of Finance to Legalize Cryptocurrency Trading on Approved Exchanges

The Russian Ministry of Finance has drafted a bill to legalize the trading of cryptocurrencies on approved exchanges, according to a report from …

This cheap online course will teach you how to build Android apps, so you can finally quit your day job

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Android News

Why the Hot Cryptocurrency Ripple is Going Down in Flames

Ripple’s dramatic price decline — a staggering 46% over a six-day time period — offers a stark reminder to investors and speculators: Not all …

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Creativity

This could be the beginning of the end of China’s dominance in bitcoin mining

Having shut down the exchanges where cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are traded, the Chinese government is now going after the facilities where such currencies are “mined.” To do so, it’s hitting such operations where it hurts: electricity supply.<p>Fresh reports have emerged about a crackdown—though …

Bitcoin

Ripple Just Crashed After Coinbase Denies Plans to Add Cryptocurrency

A sliver of bad news in an otherwise great week for Ripple.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Look Out Bitcoin, Here Come Cardano and Stellar

Three of the top seven cryptocurrencies are up by more than 100% over the past week.<p>Bitcoin is having a quiet day Wednesday, but the same cannot be …

What's in Store for NVIDIA’s Cryptocurrency Business in 2018?

The GPU specialist profited from the healthy crypto market in 2017, though there are both negative and positive factors that could affect its sales …

Ripple's co-founder is one of the world's richest people after XRP's 37,000% rise

• <b>Chris Larsen, the co-founder and former CEO of Ripple owns 5.19 billion XRP, Forbes reported Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>That stash, plus a 17% stake in the company, means he could be worth $37.3 billion.</b><p>XRP, a cryptocurrency for international money transfers by the fintech company Ripple, has been on a tear this …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin latest: Ripple’s XRP is best-performing cryptocurrency with 38-fold increase in 2017

Bitcoin has been at the centre of the cryptocurrency craze as its value has risen more than 12-fold this year but it has been significantly …

Tiny company which owns some Hooter's restaurants says it will use blockchain for rewards program, boosting stock by 50%

The speculative mania on anything related to cryptocurrencies is happening again in the new year.<p>Chanticleer Holdings (BURG), an owner of burger …

What's going on with Coinbase? Users threaten legal action as complaints met with silence

Coinbase users flock to Reddit to complain about transfer delays, and more.<p>Some threads online have revealed that some users are now contemplating …

Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin

One of the biggest names in Silicon Valley is placing a moonshot bet on bitcoin.<p>Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has amassed hundreds of millions of dollars of the volatile cryptocurrency, people familiar with the matter said. The bet has been spread across several …

Cryptocurrency

There's a new hottest cryptocurrency of 2018 so far: stellar

The hottest digital coin as 2018 kicks off is stellar, which has climbed more than 65 percent since Friday into the 10 largest cryptocurrencies by …

2018 could be the rise of Ripple

Ripple’s Rise<p>In 2017, cryptocurrencies rose from a novel, yet perhaps promising, concept that only a few heavily supported to a booming industry that …

Cardano Surpasses Litecoin, Achieves $20 Billion Market Cap

Cardano, a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol-based cryptocurrency, has overtaken Litecoin to become the fifth largest cryptocurrency in the …