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If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

Batteries

What You Need to Know About Universal Basic Income

Later this year, Stockton, a city in California with a 25% poverty rate, will conduct an unusual experiment: Roughly 100 of its citizens will receive …

Income Inequality

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

This 22-year-old college student makes $10,000 a month off Amazon's Alexa

David Markey, a 22-year-old senior studying applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, got his first Amazon Echo during the e-commerce …

Smart Homes

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

Data shows odd correlation between cryptocurrency volatility and HODLing

The cryptocurrency market has been going through a rough patch over the past couple of months. It seems this extreme price volatility has driven heaps of Reddit users away from the “HODL” life – the common practice of holding on to your coins despite abrupt drops in value.<p>Over at the popular …

Cryptocurrency

How Much You Need to Make to Afford a Home in Each State

Millennials are increasingly opting to pay rent over mortgages as housing prices creep up across the country. But the American dream of owning a home …

National Parks

Benchmark just funded Chainalysis, the crypto intelligence company that helped crack the Mt. Gox case

When the virtual currency exchange Mt. Gox collapsed into bankruptcy in 2014 following the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of bitcoins and tens of millions of dollars, those who lost money were understandably furious.<p>For a small group of people, however, the theft — likely masterminded, we …

Bitcoin

Now India is more interested in ethereum than bitcoin

Bitcoin is not king in India.<p>Ethereum topped bitcoin as the most searched-for cryptocurrency in India over the past five months, commanding a 34.4% share of currency searches overall versus bitcoin’s 29.9%, free internet provider Jana found in its latest Mobile Majority report. The next most …

Cryptocurrency

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Employment

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

This 26-year-old With $148,000 in the Bank Is on Track to Retire at 37 — Here’s His Playbook

It's never to early to start saving for retirement.<p>Most people don’t start saving for retirement until they land their first “real” job as a …

Retirement

Santander is set to launch an international money transfer app with Ripple

LONDON — Santander is on track to launch an international money transfer app in partnership with fintech startup Ripple in the next few months, the bank's UK CEO has confirmed.<p>Nathan Bostock told the International Fintech conference in London on Thursday: "This spring, if not one beats us to it, we …

FinTech

Saga lands $30 million to create a new breed of stable cryptocurrency

The creation of a stable cryptocurrency is a challenge many blockchain startups are rising to, using various methodologies. The latest entrant is Saga, which just landed $30 million to fund the creation of a new, stable cryptocurrency — with a few tricks up its sleeve.<p>The first thing that sets Saga …

Cryptocurrency

3 Ways to Make Money Playing Fortnite, the Free Online Game That's Gone Viral

Real earners weigh in.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a WiFi-less rock, you’ve probably at least heard of Fortnite, the hugely popular battle royale …

Gaming

12 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Be Missing Out On

From diapers to camera equipment to jewelry, you can buy just about anything on Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep in a matter of days—or …

Libraries

The video game that's turning teens into millionaires has hired a CFO as it considers an IPO

If you're under 18 or know somebody who is, there's a pretty good chance you've heard of Roblox, a massively popular online gaming platform with 64 million players that also turned three teens into millionaires last year.<p>On Wednesday, Roblox revealed that this popularity has translated into a …

Advertising

Coinbase bug made it possible to reward yourself with unlimited Ethereum

You might have missed a one-off opportunity to become a cryptocurrency multi-billionaire. It appears popular exchange desk Coinbase suffered from a flaw in its Ethereum smart contract setup, which made it possible to reward yourself with a virtually infinite sum of ETH, according to newly surfaced …

Bitcoin

Hacker Launches Public Mineable Blockchain Thought For 'AI Superhighway'

An artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain start-up with backing from Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating AI and “smart logic” into every bit of data. The goal is to build what is described as an “AI …

Artificial Intelligence

PayPal Files Patent for Faster Cryptocurrency Payment System | Investopedia

PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) wants to speed up your bitcoin transaction processing times and has filed a patent for a faster cryptocurrency payment …

Chart Shows Bitcoin Hitting $91,000 By March 2020

Warren Buffett has concerns about Bitcoin and Allianz’s Head of Global Economics & Strategy thinks it could fall to $0. But Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Head of Research, thinks it could rise to $91,000 by March 2020. Fundstrat and Lee have compiled an impressive database, statistics and …

Cryptocurrency

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

RED Mountain’s Crowdfunding Close to Closing Public’s Last Chance to “Fight The Man. Own The Mountain.”

ROSSLAND, British Columbia, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two years ago, seeing how the industry continued to change and evolve at a rapid rate, RED Mountain CEO Howard Katkov hatched a plot to disrupt the ski resort world from his own little corner of BC. In an industry that had seen …

Skiing

French Company Creates Ethereum Mining Rig That Is Literally A Space Heater

I remember first mining Litecoin in 2013 with a quad-Radeon 290x rig and thinking “this is going to be <i>perfect</i> during the winter.” Those suckers sat comfortably at around 92C, and the “space heater” jokes among both gamers and miners were merciless. French computing company Qarnot, however, has …

Cryptocurrency

Want To Make Millions? Copy Someone’s Cryptocurrency Project.

Copying other companies' work and intellectual property can generate big paydays for hucksters in the cryptocurrency world. One company has maintained a $2.3 billion valuation despite widespread allegations of plagiarism.<p><b>In late January</b>, Patientory, a software firm that aims to store electronic …

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

Bitcoin is one of the most traceable currencies, digital forensics expert says

In an exclusive interview with Binary District, Michael Perklin, an expert in digital forensic examination and head of information security architecture at ShapeShift, discussed the lack of privacy in bitcoin, security issues in storing sensitive user information, and the rapid growth of the …