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Cryptocurrency

5 Myths About Bitcoin You Need to Understand

Is it really using up the world's electricity?<p>This month, bitcoin, the digital currency launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, hit a record price of …

Bitcoin

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Self-improvement

Kik Ditches Ethereum "The Dial-Up" Cryptocurrency

Altcoins<p><b>Ethereum is often promoted as the ultimate solution for decentralized apps, with some even claiming that it will be the substrate for</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Work for Uber, Wind Up in Debt

The stock-option compensation plan causes hardship for ex-employees as long as the company stays private.<p>This seems like kind of a weird thing to do:<p>Two former Uber employees, both of whom left the company in 2016, told Quartz that Uber gave them just 30 days after departing to exercise their …

Stock Options

An elegant, delicious host gift made with two ingredients in 15 minutes

My first holiday season in New York, I lived in a single-room apartment and shared a bathroom with the other people who lived on my hallway. The apartment came furnished with a Murphy bed, a hotplate, and a bookshelf—to which I added a string of twinkle lights (there was no room for a tree). This …

Recipes

Do Good Companies ICO?

There has been a veritable explosion in the use of initial coin offerings (abbreviated ICO, sometimes also referred to as a token generating event or TGE, or a WTFLOL) to fund startups. Calculating the total investment in these offerings is complicated, but Coindesk puts the total right now at …

Venture Capital

Businesses Owned by Trusts Are Spared a Hit in Tax Bill

Some family-owned businesses got a reprieve when a revised tax bill ensured that businesses owned through trusts or estates would receive the same tax treatment as other kinds of businesses.<p>At issue was a provision in a Senate-passed tax bill that excluded estates and trusts, established to …

Finance

The Creator of Signal Has a Plan to Fix Cryptocurrency

In the early bitcoin years, proponents promised that you would soon be able to pay for anything and everything with cryptocurrency. Order pizza! Buy …

Bitcoin

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken is supposed to …

Chicken Recipes

Snapchat's Lens Studio helps create your own AR effects

As fun as Snapchat's augmented reality World Lenses can be, there are only so many times you can see a headphone-toting hot dog before you crave something new. Wouldn't it be nice if you could make your own? Well, you can: Snap has unveiled a Lens Studio tool that lets anyone on Mac or Windows …

Snapchat

The 5 issues to consider before trading bitcoin futures

Greg Dwyer, head of business development at BitMEX, a bitcoin derivatives exchange based in Hong Kong, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about what investors should know about trading bitcoin futures. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Sara Silverstein:</b> Help me …

Bitcoin

6 Cryptocurrencies Putting Bitcoin's Jaw-Dropping Rally To Shame

by Jesse Cohen<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Given the current extreme volatility of cryptocurrencies, all prices quoted below were accurate at time of writing. We</i> …

Bitcoin

How This 30-Year-Old Went From Managing His Family's Grocery Business To Raising $147 Million

From a young age, George Bousis was being groomed to take over the family business, a grocery store started by his Greek-immigrant parents in 1987, the year Bousis was born. Bousis’ father worked 24/7. As kids, Bousis and his siblings would visit their dad at the South-side Chicago store on …

Startups

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

Success

The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

Baking

Muji is not just about minimalism and simplicity, says art director Kenya Hara

Working for Muji is like "spinning circus plates" according to Kenya Hara, who discusses the hugely popular Japanese retailer's aesthetic and …

Shopping

Why This 2,500 Year-Old Chinese Book of Military Strategies Is a Must-Read for Startup Founders

Four elements that will keep you fighting like a warrior on the corporate battlefield.<p>I have had the good fortune of being nestled in the startup world over the past two decades. I have gone through the ups and down, trials and tribulations and the feast and famines of entrepreneurship. I have …

Startups

China's economy set to slow sharply in 2018, ADB warns

China's economy will expand a bit faster than expected this year on resilient consumption but growth will stutter in 2018, the Asian Development Bank …

Economy

Growing $192K To $1M; This Is How A Former Private Banker Does It

At the age of 36, I have $192,430 invested for my retirement.<p>I plan to reach the iconic million-dollar value by the age of 59.<p>This article is not …

Stocks

Top 10 Food and Restaurant Trends of 2017

Say what you will about 2017, but it’s been a great year for food. And once again we’ve compiled 10 the year’s best food and restaurant trends—and …

Restaurants

10 products that let you wear your love of bitcoin on your sleeve

As digital cryptocurrency bitcoin continues to soar, more people are jumping on the bandwagon. Trading platform Coinbase said in November it added …

Cryptocurrency

75 Percent of Super High Achievers Come From Troubled Families. Here's Why

We can all learn something from the resilience a tough start in life can teach.<p>Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz grew up in a tough housing project. Oprah Winfrey faced horrifying abuse as a girl. Eleanor Roosevelt's father drank himself to death.<p>These aren't isolated incidents. According to a …

Oprah Winfrey

Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund

Last month San Francisco-based Bitwise Investments announced a passively managed index fund comprised of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The fund rebalances once a month, and all assets are held in cold storage. Essentially its an easy way for investors to gain some passive …

Startups

Inside the world’s biggest and most important AI conference

Look into the sea of computer scientists shaping the future of artificial intelligence and the first thing you’ll notice is all the backpacks. Expensive and branded, the backpacks mark the mostly male 20-and-30-somethings as members of the tribes of Google, Nvidia, Facebook, and Microsoft.<p>These …

Artificial Intelligence

To Hire All-Star Employees, Steve Jobs Looked for 1 Non-Negotiable Quality

Steve Jobs' hiring philosophy for Apple was unconventional at the time.<p>From the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs knew he wanted the build a successful company. At one point, Apple hired two "professional" managers from outside the company. Then Jobs promptly fired them.<p>"It didn't work at all," a …

Steve Jobs

An Expert's Guide to Navigating the World of Bitcoin

A Q&A between Julie Verhage and Elaine Ou on crypto-assets and the resources involved in bitcoin mining.<p><i>Elaine Ou, a blockchain engineer and Bloomberg View columnist, answered questions about cryptocurrencies from Bloomberg Terminal customers in a TOPLive chat on Tuesday</i> <i>with Julie Verhage, who</i> …

Bitcoin

Beautiful and Harmonious Fine Arts by Elicia Edijanto

Elicia Edijanto is an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia with some incredible work shared on her Behance profile. I love simple, black and white …

The Arts

10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

The Fingerling Monkey may be this year’s hottest toy, but its popularity is far from unparalleled. A new must-have toy seems to arrive every holiday season. Richard Gottlieb, the chief executive of Global Toy Experts and publisher of Global Toy News, discussed some of the Fingerling’s craze-making …

Kids

How the Fingerling Caught On (Robot Grip and All) as 2017’s Hot Toy

About two years ago, Sydney Wiseman had a challenging assignment for an engineer at her family toy company.<p>Could he design a small robotic toy that resembled a pygmy marmoset, a tiny Amazonian monkey that Ms. Wiseman had been obsessed with since she was a child growing up in Montreal.<p>Sure, the …

Kids