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Buterin Presents Blockchain Scaling Solution That Could Make Exchanges ‘Hack Resistant’

Vitalik Buterin has revealed a new Blockchain scaling solution, Plasma Cash, at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris.Vitalik Buterin, …

Cryptography

This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.<p><b>EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the</b> wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a …

Bitcoin

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 …

MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution

In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing”: blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of their cryptocurrency holdings but were happy to use blockchain technology to speed up transaction times. Many of those …

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

Alcohol

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>I've never found anybody that …

Hung Up

How to stop sites from 'borrowing' your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported.<p>The Pirate Bay has since confessed its sins on its official blog, claiming the JavaScript mining …

Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even …

Is your VPN lying to you?

It's no secret that there are oodles of shady VPN services that promise to protect your privacy as you surf the internet, but may, in fact, actually be worthless. After all, internet privacy is one part moving target and two parts shell game with your money and trust, so no one's surprised that the …

The Next 24 Hours Will Decide Bitcoin's Fate

Here’s what you need to know.<p>For two years, the digital currency bitcoin has been deadlocked by a caustic debate—some call it a "civil war"—about how to best scale the technology up to allow for worldwide adoption. As the two opposing sides argued their positions, the rancor became so intense that …

Google’s Project Wing team takes a key step towards making drone delivery real

Project Wing, the X project from Google (now housed under mutual parent Alphabet) that focuses on drone delivery, just shared a key update in its efforts to make everyday drone delivery a reality: The company completed a series of tests organized by the FAA and NASA to help test air traffic …

Irish money messaging startup cofounded by a Facebook veteran raises €25 million just 6 months after launch

Plynk announced the investment on Wednesday at MoneyConf in Madrid. The company says in a release that it is building an app which links to people's Facebook accounts and then lets them send money to friends through messages with no fees. It was founded in 2015 by former Facebook manager Charles …

Startups

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

From podcast star to 'the world's youngest VC': 20-year-old Harry Stebbings is joining Atomico

Harry Stebbings loves venture capital. "I fell in love with VC because I watched The Social Network," he says. "Five years later, after obsessively …

New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills<p>Filip Icev, 10, writes code on his laptop at his home in Kirkland, Wash., using a visual-programming language called Scratch.<p>Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 9<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The …

Christmas Trees

Google Drive hosting SAPUI5 apps | SAP Blogs

Hi guys.<p>This is my first post here and I’m going to talk a little bit about how to host a SAPUI5 App on Google Drive and share with everybody.<p>You …

Remote Python and Django Jobs | Djangojobs.Net

Hire Django Developers<p>Chicago<p>3 years experience<p>New Jersey<p>2 years experience<p>Bozeman, MT, United States<p>17 years experience<p>United States<p>7 years …

Snapchat will allow users to easily save messages

Ephemerality, it turns out, is ephemeral.<p>Snapchat has ascended the ranks of the Apple App Store since its release in 2011 by offering mobile messaging without the digital paper trail. Once viewed, photos sent via the app vanish in seconds.<p>But buried in its product updates released last week was …

Anti-Social Networking App Helps You Avoid Friends You Don't Like

A new app claims to be the social network for the anti-social.<p>While most social media apps focus on helping you get closer to your friends, Cloak …