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Why the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork On May 15 is Big News for Real-World Use

The fourth-largest cryptocurrency has big plans.<p>Bitcoin Cash is about to split. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency, itself “forked” from Bitcoin from …

Bitcoin

Inflation at 8900% Turns Venezuelans to Bitcoin In Record Volumes

Venezuela, the most hardline socialist country in the American continent, is in a steep crisis in recent years ever since oil prices fell below the …

Venezuela

Four Harvard Students Jump on the Crypto Hedge-Fund Bandwagon

In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social …

Cryptocurrency

Do you need a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries, ranging from capital markets to the music business. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. As a manager, how should you approach the …

Blockchain

Decentralized Exchanges, Off-Chain Atomic Swaps, And A Brief Look Into The Future

DEX or ERC20 and Lightning Network? What does a cryptocurrency exchange future look like?<i>The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not</i> …

Blockchain

Sitting with the cyber-sleuths who track cryptocurrency criminals - MIT Technology Review

Spiky yellow and blue shapes begin to fill a screen that spans an entire wall in a lab at Imperial College London. The shapes emerge from empty space …

Bitcoin

AWS Blockchain Templates

Quickly deploy blockchain networks on AWS<p>Get started with AWS Blockchain Templates<p>AWS Blockchain Templates provide a fast and easy way to create and …

Blockchain

A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor

Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenization” might sound boring, but it could be a big business that unlocks trading of illiquid property.<p>Harbor’s …

Blockchain

LawGeex raises $12M for its AI-powered contract review technology

Can Artificial Intelligence replace lawyers? Perhaps sometime in the distant future, but in the meantime AI is already augmenting the work done by legal professionals as startups race to reach that ultimate goal.<p>One burgeoning player in the AI-powered legal tech space is Tel Aviv-based LawGeex, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Eminem AR show

With the debut of his Eminem Augmented app at Coachella last night, hip hop’s not-so-merry prankster took the (somewhat revolutionary) step of embracing the machine that so many musicians have raged against — by building an experience that actually enhances the way that modern fans see live …

Eminem

AI creates 'Flintstones' cartoons from text descriptions

It can a long time to animate cartoons -- just ask the <i>Rick and Morty</i> team. But what if you could ask computers to do some of the lifting? They just might. Researchers have produced an AI system, Craft, that automatically produces <i>The Flintstones</i> scenes based on text descriptions. The team trained …

Artificial Intelligence

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

Personal Data

Flipkart uses AI to tackle address frauds, complexities

Flipkart said that its data scientists had developed an innovation that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to make sense of complex Indian addresses …

Artificial Intelligence

A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers a New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins

Bitcoin's blockchain provides inalterable evidence, stored on thousands of computers, of every Bitcoin transaction that's ever taken place. Many of …

Bitcoin

Google Cloud is experimenting with blockchains — and it could make us think completely differently about the technology

Google has long been fond of experimentation, so it should be no surprise the internet giant is looking into what blockchain technology could do for its cloud business.<p>Several different teams inside the company are examining the hyped technology, which is the hard-to-edit digital ledger system that …

Blockchain

Expert Tells Us Why Ethereum's Price Has Been Declining for 3 Months

It's all to do with the fundamentals.<p>Ethereum’s price rose by one percent to $465.44 on Wednesday, but the cryptocurrency is still in the midst of a …

Cryptocurrency

'All hell will break loose': The crypto market will boom again in 2018 according to the CEO of American Express-backed startup Abra

LONDON — The founder of a Silicon Valley-based cryptocurrency business said the sector will boom again this year once big investors watching from the sidelines move into the market.<p>Abra CEO Bill Barhydt told Business Insider: "I talk to hedge funds, high net worth individuals, even commodity …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Support for Ethereum-Based Tokens

Coinbase Inc., which owns one of the largest U.S. cryptocurrency trading platforms, is opening the door to offering digital tokens based on the …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency litecoin falls 10% after payments processor 'LitePay' closes; 'We got too excited,' coin founder says

Litecoin dropped Monday after news that payments processor LitePay has ceased operations, prompting an apology from the coin's founder for promoting …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Kill Switch: Monero Goes to War Against Miners

Developers are preparing to go to lengths to keep one of the world's largest cryptocurrencies free from the encroaching interests of big …

Bitcoin

Meet the Only 2 People in the World Who Have Become Billionaires Off Cryptocurrency

They're the new kingpins of cryptocurrency.<p>Cryptocurrency has two kingpins. <i>Forbes</i>’ 2018 ranking of the world’s billionaires includes only a couple …

Cryptocurrency

JP Morgan's Amber Baldet On What Enterprise Wants from Ethereum

What do private blockchain builders <i>really</i> want?<p>According to JP Morgan blockchain lead Amber Baldet, they're faced with the same concerns as anyone …

Blockchain

Why China's Neo Can Do What No Other Cryptocurrency Can | Investopedia

Amid recent bans imposed by China, Neo has the potential to emerge as the cryptocurrency of choice in the heavily regulated nation, and perhaps …

World's Largest Crypto Exchange Binance To Launch Decentralized Trading Platform

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced its plan to develop a public Blockchain which will run a decentralized exchange.Binance, the …

Blockchain

What an "infinite" AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment

‘It is a universe that is accessible only to you. No one has beheld it before and no one will behold it again’<p><i>Sheldon County</i> is a podcast that will never sound the same twice. Every time someone listens to it, they’ll begin by typing a random number into a website. This “seed” will set in motion a …

Artificial Intelligence

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

SEC Puts An End To The Limbo Of Cryptocurrency 'Exchanges'

As the public cryptocurrency craze begins to settle down, the SEC is coming in to clean up the mess.<p>Following a wave of subpoenas to ICO-related …

Hexel lets you create an Ethereum token for your community

What would it look like if the majority of newly issued ERC-20 tokens were used for good, instead of scammy ICO evil? One Y Combinator-backed startup that thinks they have an answer to this question.<p>Meet Hexel, a startup that wants to make it easy for anyone to use Ethereum-based tokens to engage …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain company Centrifuge wants every business to get paid on time

The co-founders behind Centrifuge have previously created an essential company with Taulia. Now, they want to do it again, but on the blockchain.<p>Taulia is a supply-chain financing company. It has raised over $150 million and moves billions of dollars per day. 97 out of the Fortune 100 companies use …

Blockchain