Richard Grimaldo

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The 17 Millionth Bitcoin Is About to Be Mined: What It Means and Why It Matters

Bitcoin's limited supply is about to get a bit more limited.<p>Barring an unforeseen event, the 17 millionth bitcoin is likely to be mined in the coming …

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently tried to value itself at $8 billion

That’s how much it felt it was worth when it set out to acquire Earn.<p>Coinbase valued itself at about $8 billion when it made an offer in a recent acquisition deal that included its common shares. That internal estimate is much higher than its last preferred valuation.<p>Coinbase offered its stock at …

Cryptocurrency

Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies, if they're backed by governments

It seems Mastercard is gradually softening its stance on cryptocurrency, after CEO Ajay Banga downplayed non-government mandated digital currencies as “junk” back in October last year.<p>In a conversation with Financial Times, Ari Sarkar, Mastercard co-president for the Asia-Pacific region, said the …

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

Blockchain In Online Education: Impact And Benefits

In this article, I'll explain how blockchain is impacting the online education landscape and the benefits it can have for the future of online …

Blockchain

This Wi-Fi Solution Moderates How Kids Use the Internet

Here’s a device parents will love<p>Share on<p>BY - 18 Dec 2017<p>PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images<p>Early this December, Facebook in the U.S. rolled out a preview of …

How AI is Changing the Southeast Asian Start-up Landscape

Will artificial intelligence replace human employees? Executives of a food delivery app and a recruitment start-up weigh in.<p>Share on<p>BY - 07 Dec …

Artificial Intelligence

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

Android will keep dominating iOS (despite iPhone X) and 6 other tech predictions for 2018

2018 promises to be yet another exciting year in consumer electronics. From surprisingly impressive Android phones to everything for the smart home, we can expect important advances in every industry where consumer electronics play a role. Of course, these days that’s just about every industry …

Strategies of LMS Implementation at German Universities: Education Book Chapter | IGI Global

Using an LMS to drive your cross-selling and up-selling strategy

We all understand the concept of cross-selling and up-selling in its most basic form and some of us encounter it pretty much on a daily basis: “<i>would</i> …

Watch Out, Corporate Learning: Here Comes Disruption

The corporate training market, which is over $130 billion in size, is about to be disrupted. Companies are starting to move away from their Learning Management Systems (LMS), buy all sorts of new tools for digital learning, and rebuild a whole new infrastructure to help employees learn. And the …

Education Technology

Successfully Marketing your Association Learning Management System

When implementing a new Association Learning Management System, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our …

5 Signs You Were Born an Entrepreneur

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Many of the qualities that combine to create an entrepreneurial mindset are not always viewed as positive attributes, particularly during childhood, adolescence and while in formal education. But these specific signs demonstrate that an individual has the early …

4 personality types that make successful entrepreneurs

If you think entrepreneurs are a different breed, you're half right.<p>Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. Of course, these are far from the only …

What Many Entrepreneurs Do Wrong Once Their Startup Becomes Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

Small Business

Entrepreneurs Should Always Be Dabbling in Side Businesses. Here's Why.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we first start out in business, we need money, right? Rarely does a new business or 9-to-5 job provide enough of it. One way to make more money is through a side business.<p>Side gigs offer us another way, not as intense as full-blown …

7 Signs It's Time to Transition From Employee to Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. It’s risky, it’s stressful and the success rate for new businesses really isn’t all that encouraging. So, why do people become entrepreneurs? Usually, it’s because we find that simply working a job just isn’t …

The Only 3 Things That Matter if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

At My First Startup, I Lost $120,000 and Couldn't Meet Payroll. Here's What I Learned About Staying Afloat | Inc.com

It was early on a Monday morning when I received the call. It was Marcy, one of our consultants, and she sounded a bit concerned.<p>"Adam, I didn't get paid today."<p>I told her that I'd investigate and get right back to her. When the customer service rep from my payroll provider told me that the bank …

Business Strategy

How And When to Pitch Your Idea Without a Signed NDA | Inc.com

As an advisor to entrepreneurs, I often have to deal with people who are convinced that they must get me to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before they begin talks about their new venture.<p>They seem shocked to learn that most professional investors and advisors, myself included, routinely …

Non Disclosure Agreement

The Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge: Week 1 – Socrative | Emerging Education Technologies

WEEK 1 – Socrative<p>Our first tool is Socrative! Socrative is a simple yet powerful Student Response System that lets students respond to ‘quick …

10 startups that died in 2017 — despite $1.7 billion in funding

Where there's life, there's death, and Silicon Valley is no different.<p>For every thriving billion-dollar unicorn, there are endless numbers of start-ups that have passed onto the other side — laying off their engineers with their matching, branded t-shirts; closing down their game rooms filled with …

Nearly a Quarter of People with Diabetes Don't Know They Have It

Diabetes symptoms are easy to miss, but it's becoming more vital than ever to recognize the signs. According to a new report from the Centers for …

This color-changing tattoo has biosensors that track your glucose and sodium levels

MIT and Harvard researchers have created color-changing tattoos that could, in the future, track your pH, glucose, and sodium levels. DermalAbyss replaces typical tattoo ink with biosensors, which respond to changes in the skin’s interstitial fluid that surrounds tissue cells.<p>It’s currently a …

Glucose

Broccoli compound could offer obese diabetics a drug-free way to slash blood sugar levels

Love it or hate it, Swedish scientists have found another reason for you to load up on broccoli, or at least finish what's on your plate. As it turns …

Diabetes

Top 10 Diabetes Superfoods

Not all healthy foods are created equal. Greens may be good for you, but the nutrients in iceberg lettuce may not be as plentiful as those in kale, …

This Protein Could Be Spreading Type 2 Diabetes Like Mad Cow Disease

New clues.<p>A type of misbehaving protein might be behind some cases of type 2 diabetes, indicating the condition could potentially be contracted …