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Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Getting Personal: The KTM Max Hazan Built For Himself

There’s a definite style to a Hazan Motorworks bike: a hint of steampunk, lots of beautifully twisted and burnished metal, and impossibly elegant proportions. It’s an expensive endeavor, and Max operates in the same rarified atmosphere as Ian Barry of Falcon and the Japanese moto-artist Chicara …

Motorcycles

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Blockchain

How to Invest -- in Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Accounts, and More

Investing in stocks and bonds is easier than you might think. Here's how to get started and some investment strategies to consider.<p>If your retirement …

Ion Heart: Colt Wrangler’s electrifying Zero XU tracker

It’s not easy to build a good-looking custom bike. The classifieds are littered with abandoned projects—and even the top pro builders sometimes struggle to get it right.<p>If the donor bike is electric, you can multiply the difficulty level by ten. Without a traditional engine to anchor the visuals, …

Designer Spends a Year Creating Logos That Subtly Reveal the Meaning of Words

Art director Daniel Carlmatz looks at language as more than just words on a page. For one year (November 2016 to November 2017), the Swedish creative challenged himself to visual wordplay by turning otherwise ordinary terms into playful logos. He did so by manipulating letterforms and incorporating …

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 …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Dieselgate : voici les "parkings" Volkswagen

Depuis le dieselgate, Volkswagen stocke ses véhicules frauduleux aux Etats-Unis et les images sont impressionnantes.<p>Volkswagen a déboursé pas moins …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Girl powder: the best women-only ski courses

Bracing against a gale, skis wedged into the peak, Emma teeters high atop a convex couloir. So steep she can’t see over the edge, so long she can’t see the bottom – Emma has a serious case of the willies.<p>Her mouth is dry, her pupils are dilated, her heart is pounding double time. She’s got the …

Everyone at Davos is talking about 'Larry's letter'

DAVOS, Switzerland — Everyone is talking about "Larry's letter."<p>The Larry they're referring to is Larry Fink, the founder of the $6.3 trillion asset manager BlackRock who last week sent a letter to CEOs of public companies stressing the need for a clear long-term strategy and an understanding of …

The Rise and Fall of Ripple is a Case Study in Mass Hysteria

Altcoins<p><b>Through late 2017 and early 2018, ripple was the darling of cryptocurrency. Mainstream media couldn’t get enough of it, South Koreans</b> …

One chart shows how the Chinese bitcoin market collapsed in 2017

LONDON — Trade in the bitcoin market done in Chinese yuan collapsed in 2017 following a government crackdown.<p>The US dollar grew to prominence to become the most popular bitcoin currency pair by the end of 2017, regaining a dominant market position it last held in early 2014.<p>A chart from Morgan …

Morgan Stanley cuts exposure to U.S. equities in favor of Europe | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley cut its exposure to U.S. equities and increased its weighting in European equities on Wednesday, saying the U.S. stocks’ strong recent rally made it unlikely they could continue to outperform this year.<p>FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of financial firm Morgan Stanley …

Morgan Stanley

Africa Shox: A hard-charging R80G/S from Cape Town

On Saturday, the Dakar Rally kicks off in Lima, Peru. It’s the 40th edition of the notorious race, and a lot has changed since 1978, when intrepid racers lined in up Paris.<p>Modern Dakar bikes are lightweight, sophisticated off-roaders, with a maximum capacity of 450cc. But the early days of the …

Photos Capture the Luxurious Life Inside Herzog & de Meuron's Beirut Terraces

In the rapidly burgeoning city of Beirut, the post-war building boom is far from over. Much like its middle-eastern neighbors, it boasts of a plump …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Here are the Major Differences Between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin

A new cryptocurrency has debuted on Coinbase.<p>Bitcoin cash has arrived on Coinbase. The cryptocurrency “fork” of bitcoin offers some improvements over …

Bitcoin

Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Blockchain

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Time I

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Apps

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.<p>On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin fluctuated by …

Bitcoin

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Buffett, Boeing and New Zealand

Bitcoin’s extraordinary price surge means its market capitalization now exceeds the annual output of whole economies, and the estimated worth of some …

Blockstack raises $52 million to build a parallel internet where you own all your data

Blockchain startup Blockstack says it raised $52.8 million in its ICO, finalized Friday. The company is building a sort of parallel to the internet that users access via the Blockstack browser and that features a wide variety of apps. The Blockstack ecosystem promises to benefit both users and app …

Apps

This 1 Tip from Tony Robbins Will Help You Conquer Embarrassing Situations | Inc.com

Shame. Oh, how it gets the best of us. Shame is a character trait which can destroy the most successful of people and reduce them to an embarrassed version of themselves.<p>Trust me, there isn't a single person on earth who hasn't gone through the experience of shame in their life, whether in a …

Motivation