Bill Blue

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Bitcoin Expert Warns Banks Will Enter The Crypto Market & Cause Massive Price Surge

Jon Oliver aptly summed up the danger of blindly investing in the cryptocurrency when he described it as, "Everything you don't understand about …

Bitcoin

Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

Slow-speed sync allows a photographer to use flash at shutter speeds slower than the native sync speed of the camera. Native sync speeds are set at …

Nature Photography

This Big Cryptocurrency Acquisition Could Create a Wall Street-Style Financial Giant

<i>Circle, a cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, will announce today that it is buying crypto exchange Poloniex—a move that immediately</i> …

Here Is Why Bitcoin Could Double, Or Triple By The End Of This Year

Bitcoin has been on a wild rollercoaster ride over the past few months.<p>After dropping by 75% from recent highs Bitcoin nearly doubled, is now trading …

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

Dubai Trader Gets First Mideast License in Cryptocurrencies

Dubai gold trader Regal RA DMCC is the first company in the Middle East to get a license to trade cryptocurrencies, the Dubai Multi Commodities …

JPMorgan’s 'Bitcoin Bible': Cryptocurrencies here to stay

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon has sure come a long way on his bitcoin stance — by first calling the cryptocurrency a “fraud” to saying “blockchain is real” to now releasing what some are calling the “Bitcoin Bible” for investors — all in less than five months' time.<p>The 71-page pamphlet, …

'Shark Tank' Investor Robert Herjavec Has a Bold Prediction for the Future of Cryptocurrency

Listen up.<p>Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have had a rough start to 2018—but they’re not disappearing anytime soon, says <i>Shark Tank</i> investor and …

Winklevoss: If you can’t see bitcoin at $320,000, you just lack imagination

‘You know the criticisms are just a failure of the imagination.’<p>That’s what Tyler, one of the Winklevoss twins, had to say to the skeptics — and …

UK’s Royal Mint Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

The UK’s Royal Mint, the institution responsible for producing all the physical money the country has for circulation, has announced the launch of …

A Collection of 10 Data Visualizations You Must See

Introduction<p>Writing codes is fun. Creating models with them is even more intriguing. But things start getting tricky when it comes to presenting our …

Data Visualization

Why Crypto Traders Are So Worried About Tether

It’s one of the most hotly debated questions in the world of virtual currencies: Is Tether telling the truth when it says that each of its digital …

The 19-Year-Old Who Made His Fortune In Bitcoin Says If You Don't Become a Millionaire In The Next 10 Years, It's Your Own Fault

He says he's found there's no need to panic over lows or bubbles.<p>German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he …

I Visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an Infrared Camera

A few years ago, I visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an infrared camera. We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders …

Chernobyl

Prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple plunge in second cryptocurrency ‘bloodbath’

Last week, the value of thousands of cryptocurrencies plummeted because investors were spooked about a global clampdown on virtual coins.<p>Now a second …

How to Save on Bitcoin's Soaring Fees

Rising fees seem to be the only thing people talk about in the bitcoin world these days.<p>The crypto space is full of frustration and vitriol on the …

Top Non-Bitcoin Altcoins for Your Portfolio in 2018 | Investopedia

Though investors are sharply divided about the viability of cryptocurrencies over the long term, there is no denying that some savvy individuals were …

Cryptocurrency

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

TOM LEE: Bitcoin's bloodbath was totally normal and opened up 'the biggest buying opportunity in 2018'

Tom Lee doesn't get all the fuss about bitcoin's recent skid, which some experts characterized as a "bloodbath."<p>Sure, the wildly popular cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 34% in just two days, hitting an intraday low near the $9,185 level, but Lee says that sort of whipsawing price action is …

Cryptocurrency

The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams in the nascent market

When Charlie Lee first founded litecoin in 2011, cryptocurrencies were a whole different ball game. Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency ever, was just two years old and saw its price jump from $1 a bitcoin to around $30, before falling back to the single digits by the close of the year.<p>There were …

Cryptocurrency

The blockchain will disrupt the music business and beyond

In 2018, blockchain will create a new wave of major disruption in media-content distribution. The immutability and "trustless" nature of the …

What is Stellar Lumens (XLM)? And Why Should You Own It in 2018?

Stellar is an open-source protocol for value exchange founded in early 2014 by Jed McCaleb (creator of Ripple and eDonkey) and Joyce Kim, supported …

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

Japan's Biggest Bank Is Releasing Its Own Cryptocurrency In March | Investopedia

Japan’s largest bank is hopping onto the cryptocurrency bandwagon.<p>According to reports, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MTU) is planning to …

New Debit Card Helps to Unlock Your Digital Currency

The common question you hear from any doubter of digital currencies and their future in our world is “what is the use case?” Often, people look at …

Ripple Surged Nearly 90% In 24 Hours After Sharp Drop

Ripple’s XRP token has risen sharply in the last few days, climbing almost 90% in the space of 24 hours after suffering a steep decline.<p>The digital token rose to as much as $1.71 today, according to CoinMarketCap.<p>At this price, XRP was up roughly 88% over the space of 24 hours, additional …

Cryptocurrency

Some cryptocurrency traders in South Korea took the bitcoin 'bloodbath' to a whole new level

Cryptocurrency trading in South Korea, the world's third-largest digital-currency market, is a huge deal.<p>So huge, in fact, that when authorities last week raided the country's largest cryptocurrency exchanges on suspicion of tax-dodging, and when the government proposed a bill to ban "all local …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining is now so big it’s showing up in the earnings of the world’s largest chipmaker

Cryptocurrency miners are now influencing the fortunes of the world’s biggest chipmaker. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is responsible for over half of the world’s market for chips, and it’s the world’s largest contract manufacturer. Today it reported revenues (pdf) driven by …

Cryptocurrency