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Crypto Debit Cards are Taking Bitcoin Mainstream. How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit.

Cryptocurrency is the future of money, this entrepreneur believes; and it's a field, he says, that has a lot of room for new startups.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bitcoin's got a spending problem, and entrepreneurs are reacting with crypto debit cards to solve it. …

IBM and AIG partner to develop a smart insurance policy using blockchain technology

Insurer American International Group Inc has partnered with <b>International Business Machines Corp</b> to develop a smart insurance policy that uses …

The IBM Bitcoin Puzzle

There are exactly zero mentions of the word "bitcoin" in the IBM (IBM) 2016 Annual Report and yet I firmly believe that <b>IBM benefits tremendously from</b> …

Blockchain

Your ultimate guide to the upcoming fork that's splitting the Bitcoin community

There’s a lot of fuss in the bitcoin community about what will happen on August 1. Will the cryptocurrency split into two new ones? Will it not? What is BIP 91? What is BIP 148? What is SegWit?<p>The incredibly significant date is just around the corner but there are still so many unanswered questions!<p>…

Cryptocurrency Might be a Path to Authoritarianism

Extreme libertarians built blockchain to decentralize government and corporate power. It could consolidate their control instead.<p>All over town, the parking meters are disappearing. Drivers now pay at a central machine, orwith an app. It’s so convenient I sometimes forget to pay entirely—and then …

Blockchain

Gnosis' Prediction Market Scores $12.5M In 'Record-Breaking' Crypto Auction

Gnosis, a decentralized platform for prediction markets that uses “crowdsourced wisdom” sourced globally and built on Ethereum technology, has set a new record by raising $12.5 million (m) in a token offering via a Dutch auction, the first successful one of its kind in crypto, and the fastest …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

HSBC: The habits of digital natives might be leading central bank policy makers up the wrong path

That may be the wrong approach, according to new research from HSBC economist James Pomeroy.<p>Pomeroy says that "the rise in the number of digital natives globally will transform the way the world consumes…leading to downward pressure on prices…that could have a huge impact on inflation, growth, and …

Meet the Man Who Sees Networked Brains, Virtual Immortality, and Endless Orgasms in Our Future

345<p>SHARES<p>Dr. Ian Pearson calls himself an engineer, but he's really something of a fortune teller.<p>Pearson, a distinguished futurist with degrees in …

WATCH: You Can Make 'Wonder Material' Graphene in Your Own Home

Stronger than steel, harder than diamond, and one atom thick.<p>Three words: Graphene. is. awesome. Not only is it stronger than steel, harder than …

Scientists Admit We May Now Be Closer Than Ever to Understanding Time Travel

For some, the idea of realistically achieving the ability to travel through time is a thankless pipe dream. For others, each passing day is but …

Uber announces Cornerstore, a delivery service to compete with Amazon and Google Express

Same-day delivery could be a huge market for the fast-growing transportation service<p>Uber announced on its blog today that it is launching a test of a new delivery service called Cornerstore. Uber users in the Washington, DC area will see an option in their app to order from a list of 100 household …

How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along?

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

World Bank's Lending Arm Linked To Deadly Honduras Conflict

The World Bank's private lending arm failed to apply its own ethical standards in disbursing millions of dollars to a palm oil company accused of turning a region of Honduras into a war zone, according to an internal bank investigation.<p>The audit, released Friday by the World Bank’s Office of the …