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The Future of Bitcoin: What Lightning Could Look Like

After years of conceptualization and development, the first Lightning implementations are now in beta. As a result, more nodes are appearing online …

China's fingerprints on summit's cancellation, so US must push back

The mask is off. That is, it is for those willing to confront the true face of Communist China (even the use of that antiquated but accurate Cold War …

12 Healthy Desserts That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Give your sweet tooth a taste of what it craves, and you’ll find yourself making healthier choices throughout each day.<p>While I’m a huge dessert fan, …

Nutrition

This week’s Bitcoin Atom fork: A quick primer

Bitcoin Atom, an ambitious Bitcoin fork due to come into existence within the next few days, plans to solve a substantial problem in the cryptocurrency world. The project will use atomic swaps to allow users to exchange tokens at absolutely minimal costs without any intermediaries or centralized …

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig

DIY computer building for the masses.<p><i>Update: It is no longer worth it to build an Ethereum mining rig</i><p>Two years ago this month, a 21-year old Russian-Canadian programmer named Vitalik Buterin released the genesis block for ethereum, a decentralized computing platform based on blockchain technology. …

Cryptocurrency

5 inspiring reads for aspiring entrepreneurs: top tech CEOs tip top books

The best books you’ll read are typically recommended by people you like or admire. Which is why we’re partnering up with bookshelf.tips to do a monthly roundup of short book recommendations from the apex of the tech world. Bookshelf.tips asked entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other visionaries share …

China's Bitcoin Miners See Profit in a Bigger-Block Blockchain

It was not entirely an idle joke when one speaker at China's first miner conference quipped that if the audience decided to launch a 51% attack …

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

Colorado will rock your world: Surreal Garden of the Gods a must-see destination

Print<p>COLORADO SPRINGS — Its soaring peaks tower like cathedral spires over a breathtaking landscape that has taken hundreds of millions of years to …

Thumbtack Is Coming For Yelp And Angie’s List As the Smartest Way To Hire Skilled Pros

Armed with a new $30 million funding round and an innovative business model, Thumbtack helps you tackle projects that are typically a pain to hire for–think plumbers, personal trainers, and movers.<p>Finding someone to paint your deck or DJ your wedding shouldn’t be that hard, but even with the rise …

Step Aside, Bottled Beer: Cans Return to the Spotlight

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>When Durango, Colorado-based craft beer company Ska Brewing first chose to favor canning instead of bottling their beer, it was all about practicality -- glass bottles simply didn't mesh with the founders' outdoorsy lifestyle.<p>"Bottles are …

Craft Beer

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Hot Springs

Collaboration beers: Where creativity meets marketing

The beer, Andrew Minucci says, began with a T-shirt: a DC Brau T-shirt, sold in March, that riffed on the D.C. United soccer team’s star-and-eagle coat of arms. “We saw them do that, and I called them up,” says Minucci, D.C. United’s marketing manager. “They thought I was calling to, you know, …

At the altar of the Big Green Egg: How a product becomes a cult

The sociologist Robert Bellah once wrote that the real purpose of Memorial Day, a US holiday that’s celebrated this Monday and commemorates those who have died in battle, is to re-indoctrinate the American public into the “national cult.”<p>His point is that federal holidays serve to reinforce …

BBQ