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'Beyond belief': Brexit app for EU nationals won't work on iPhones

A mobile phone app for EU nationals seeking to stay in the UK after Brexit – claimed to be as user-friendly as “an online account at LK Bennett” – will not work on iPhones, Home Office officials have admitted.<p>After arriving late for a meeting in Brussels to reassure MEPs of the efficiency of the …

United Kingdom

Andreessen Horowitz gears up for separate crypto asset fund

Leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is adding new roles for cryptocurrency that suggest the launch of a new fund focused on buying and …

Cryptocurrency

Hackers emptied Ethereum wallets by breaking the basic infrastructure of the internet

At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd. Connecting to the service, users were faced with an unsigned SSL certificate, a broken link in the site’s verification. It was unusual, but it’s the kind of thing web users routinely click through without thinking.<p>But …

Information Security

Blockchain Enhanced Video-Sharing Platform, Verasity, Already An International Hit

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 23, 2018–<p>Verasity, a video-sharing platform enhanced with blockchain technology, has reached an important milestone in growing their global audience. Over 155,000 people have joined the Verasity community in just over a month with interest captured from over 160 …

Major League Gaming

Amazon Intros Blockchain Templates

Amazon has introduced blockchain templates to launch an Ethereum or Hyperledger Fabric networks relatively quickly, according to an announcement by …

Blockchain

How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

If you aren’t an expert coder but have been a keen armchair observer of Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and every other increasingly niche cryptocurrency, you …

Cryptocurrency

Tipoon is a tiny pop-up camper that triples in size at the campsite

If you’ve always wanted a full-featured camping trailer, but don’t happen to own a truck or SUV to pull one around, we may have found just the thing …

Camping

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain

SAN FRANCISCO — Gary Gensler was one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, the finance chief for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and, before both of those jobs, a partner at Goldman Sachs.<p>Now, like many other big names from business and government, he is plunging …

Cryptocurrency

A secretive high-speed trader is providing college kids with a 'launch pad' to build cryptocurrency companies

Jump Trading is making cryptocurrency a big focus for its venture arm in 2018, and is bringing in college kids as part of the effort.<p>The secretive Chicago-based trading firm actively trades digital currencies, while Jump Capital, a venture capital investor, has put money into a number of crypto …

Cryptocurrency

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

Cryptocurrency

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.<p>I am sitting in a lab in London, holding my wriggling baby son in my arms, while two scientists gently try to remove a …

The Brain

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

Saga lands $30 million to create a new breed of stable cryptocurrency

The creation of a stable cryptocurrency is a challenge many blockchain startups are rising to, using various methodologies. The latest entrant is Saga, which just landed $30 million to fund the creation of a new, stable cryptocurrency — with a few tricks up its sleeve.<p>The first thing that sets Saga …

Cryptocurrency

What's Wrong With Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin?

Bitcoin's chief rivals are leading the crypto market lower, and two factors are to blame.<p>Investors who had the nerve and wherewithal to invest in …

Top 20 Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen for 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for an outdoorsman in your life? No matter the occasion, we’ve put together an awesome list of thoughtful gifts that any …

17 Low Market Cap Cryptocurrencies That Have the Potential to 100x

Let’s start this off by stating that every coin on this list probably won’t do 100X their current price. Some may only do 10–20X their current price, …

Blockchain

Jack Dorsey Seems Pretty Sure Bitcoin Will Be the World's 'Single Currency' in 10 Years

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who also happens to be the chief executive of crypto-friendly mobile payments company Square, appears to be under the …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum researcher explains why sharding is the only true blockchain scaling solution

Binary District spoke exclusively with Vlad Zamfir, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation; and Sergey Gorkov, chairman of the government-owned Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Both discussed some of the most pertinent topics in Ethereum – scalability, lack of incentives for core …

What's the Next Big Cryptocurrency?

What’s the Next Big Cryptocurrency?<p>Ethereum has always been spoken about in a more positive way then Bitcoin and has become the second largest …

This interactive simulation will teach you how blockchain works

Before we get into what it can do, let's start by answering the simple question: What is blockchain? Blockchain is a shared ledger for recording the history of transactions. Everyone involved in the exchange can see every transaction relevant to them. This makes errors or missteps easy to detect …

Blockchain

Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Percent of 2017's ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

Hey, remember initial coin offerings, the almost totally unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash or assets in …

Cryptomiso Ranks Cryptocurrencies Based on Activity on Github | Investopedia

Can the number of commits (or, the baselining of code until further development work) for cryptocurrencies on a developer platform be an indicator of …

ICO “rounds” are coming

Last summer, the news came in dribs and drabs about initial coin offerings, the crowd sales of new cryptocurrencies that give entrepreneurs access to funding. A warning here that some coins sold in ICOs could be considered securities. An alert there that celebrity endorsements of ICOs might be …

Cryptocurrency

Samsung’s now making chips designed for cryptocurrency mining

Samsung’s semiconductor business is booming, with the company recently overtaking Intel as the world’s biggest chipmaker. But the South Korean firm is not resting on its laurels, and is currently looking to expand into the buzziest contemporary market for processors: cryptocurrency mining.<p>As …

Cryptocurrency

Square CEO Jack Dorsey announces instant Bitcoin buying and selling with Cash App

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey today announced the Cash app would support instant buying and selling of Bitcoin. One of the biggest barriers to entry for cryptocurrency has been the difficultly and learning-curve involved in acquiring it. This could, potentially, change that entirely.<p>According …

Big Investors Coming: A New Decentralized Exchange Makes Plans to Lure Them All

The Legolas project, founded in France in 2017, is going to launch an innovative cryptocurrency and fiat exchange in Q3 2018. Despite its relatively …

Cryptocurrency

Commentary: This New Technology Will Crack the Blockchain Like an Egg

Imagine a woman—Max, we’ll call her—is lost in the forest. She’s walking down a path looking for her cabin and every time she takes a step, she must …

Quantum Computing

An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn't become a ghost town

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the old village of Ollolai is at risk of turning into a ghost town.<p>Over the past half-century, the town's population has declined from 2,250 people to just 1,300. And now, there are hundreds of abandoned homes.<p>In an effort to lure new residents, Ollolai's …

Selling

It's still shockingly cheap to protect against big stock market losses — here's how to do it

The stock market's two-day selloff was scary, but apparently not worrisome enough to force traders to pay up for hedges.<p>So says data compiled by Goldman Sachs, which shows that while the Cboe Volatility Index— or VIX — spiked to a five-month high amid growing worry, it's still on the low extreme …

Stock Markets

Everything you need to know about Tether, the cryptocurrency that people worry could crash bitcoin and that regulators are investigating

LONDON — The price of bitcoin dived late on Tuesday night after news that two companies, Bitfinex and Tether, had been subpoenaed by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).<p>Concerns have been swirling in the cryptocurrency market for months about the status of Tether, a cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency