Fawad Butt

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Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches the 'Dow' of cryptocurrencies

Popular online exchange Coinbase is releasing a weighted index fund for cryptocurrencies.<p>"It's a very simple to use, easy way to get exposure to the …

Hackers target Windows clipboard to steal cryptocurrency wallet addresses

New email-based malware dubbed as ComboJack is targeting Japanese and American web surfers to steal cryptocurrency during transactions. Once …

These are the 12 cryptocurrencies fintech experts say will soar by the end of 2018

A group of fintech leaders say bitcoin will hit $38,000 by the end of 2018, but its 194% growth will be miniscule compared to rising cryptocurrency …

Why You Want to Get Involved With ICOs ... Now

Crypto and blockchain are in the same place the internet was 20 years ago. Early adopters and first-movers will have a massive advantage.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve read my column, you know that I’m a content creator by trade, a digital marketing …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase is launching its own cryptocurrency index fund

When you’re the runaway leader in a growing industry, you typically have two opinions: A) Stay in your lane and let other companies pop up to solve the industry’s problems, or B) Try to offer as many products as possible and own the entire customer experience from A-Z (no Amazon pun intended).<p>If …

Cryptocurrency

Privacy Altcoin Zcash Announces First Network Update, ‘Not Expected’ To Be A Fork

Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash announced the release of their first network upgrade, Zcash Overwinter, in a blog post on March, 2.<p>The blog …

WTF is an Airdrop? A Detailed Guide to Free Cryptocurrency

Money can’t appear out of no where… But cryptocurrency can<p><i>Here’s an awesome article by Kenny Li Originally Featured in Hackernoon</i><p>What is an …

2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

For months now, much of the media attention on the crypto space has been directed at ebbs and flows in the price of bitcoin on one side, and whiz-bang ICOs on the other.<p>The price of the most valuable cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (specifically the BTC chain), has backpedaled significantly from highs set …

Cryptocurrency

Berlin blockchain conference proves that dumb stock art is actually genius

Hey, friend, have you heard the good word? About the blockchain?<p>No? It's this idea of a distributed ledger that can't be retroactively altered and …

Blockchain

Sovereign cryptocurrency: Marshall Islands to launch world-first digital legal tender

As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, a small island nation will launch the first digital legal tender. Lawmakers hope the residents …

Charlie Lee Tweets About Nano and Everyone Freaks Out

<b>Charlie Lee has always been one of the more intriguing cryptocurrency developers to follow on social media. His involvement with Litecoin has been</b> …

Coming Soon: The World's First Cryptocurrency Banking Service?

The perks of a real bank account and the ability to securely store virtual currencies all in one place? Yeah, that may soon be a reality.<p>Last year …

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain are Changing Philanthropy: Expert Take

Blockchain-based systems help givers and beneficiaries to interact more directly and improve the reputation of charities<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion</i> …

Quebec Throws Cold Water on Bitcoin Miners Seeking Cheap Power

Quebec’s potential as a Bitcoin-mining nirvana is starting to fizzle.<p>Earlier this week, Hydro-Quebec warned that there won’t be cheap power available …

Company To Link Gold Trade Payment Methods With Cryptocurrency Techniques

KaratBank is creating a new Blockchain-based cryptocurrency based on the ancient legacy of gold. Whilst not readily used in trading today, gold has …

Cryptocurrency

Mexican Cryptocurrency Regulations Approved by Congress

Regulation<p><b>Mexico’s bill to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges has been approved by the country’s lower house of Congress and is now awaiting the</b> …

Apple’s Move to Share Health Care Records Is a Game-Changer

In late January, Apple previewed an iOS feature that would allow consumers to access their electronic health records on their phones. Skeptics said …

Gartner's 2017 Hype Cycle For Data Management Reflects IT's Need For Improving Data Quality

• Gartner predicts Data Quality Tools and Data Virtualization will deliver the greatest benefit to enterprises in less than two years.<br>• Event Stream Processing and Operational In-Memory DBMS will deliver the greatest transformational value to enterprises between two and five years from now.<br>• As platform …

Cloudera serves up 'secret sauce' for unified data management

CTO: Engineers spend half their time on this, customers need educating on the ingredient listCloudera has become the latest company to offer up a set …

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

Data lake management, governance a hands-on job for big data teams

Deploying big data systems is just the first step for IT and data management teams. The next big challenge is setting up systems and processes for …

State of the Art of Data Modeling?

<i>Click to learn more about video blogger</i> <i>Thomas Frisendal</i><i>.</i><p>When I googled “state of the art” “data modelling” (European spelling), I got:<p>Actually …

Smart Master Data Management Will Power Your Customer Analytics And Insights

It’s supposed to be a post omni-channel world. A time when personalization is the norm, but as customers we know this is not the case. When customers contact companies, the companies often don’t recognize who the customer is, and they certainly don’t know what the customer’s preferences are. The …

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Enterprise Software In 2017

• 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI).<br>• Cowen predicts AI will drive user productivity to materially higher levels, with Microsoft at the forefront.<br>• Digital Marketing/Marketing Automation, Salesforce Automation (CRM) and Data Analytics are …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Analytics Is No Longer A Nice Option -- It's The Core Of The Enterprise

Global businesses are facing increasing complexity and market volatility. In response, all business functions are turning to data-driven analytics and insights as a means to manage this increasing uncertainty, while better understanding their organizations’ customer bases and growing their …

Big Data

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

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25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

iStock<p>Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend …

Researchers Just Created a New Form of Matter

A Super Combo<p>There’s a new form of matter out there and it’s called a supersolid. Born in the labs of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Quantum Physics