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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

Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a three-year-old, 47-person company that’s promising to make it “dirt simple” to enjoy the great outdoors. How: by striking …

Startups

Devil Your Avocado—It's the Parisian Way

<i>This recipe and excerpt comes from the cookbook</i> Tasting Paris <i>by Clotilde Dusoulier, who you may know from her blog Chocolate & Zucchini. We're big fans of her yogurt cake and seaweed tartare—so we're beyond thrilled about these...</i><p><i>A quote about them from our Marketing Coordinator, Danielle</i> …

Bistros

Things Nobody Warns You About Being a Millionaire

You would think at least you wouldn't have money problems but, for some, not even that is true.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a millionaire is a dream for many people, and is seemingly unattainable for some. The fact is that you only ever hear about these …

Self-improvement

A new poll found that a majority of Americans support a radical change to the US healthcare system

The healthcare system supported by Bernie Sanders and many liberal-leaning Democrats has begun gaining steam with more Americans, according to a new poll.<p>The poll, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health policy think tank, found that:<p>59% of respondents supported a Medicare-for-all …

Health Care

The 25 richest, healthiest and happiest countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

In the shadow of Bitcoin: the Ripple effect

If any virtual currency has kept headline writers busy, it's been Bitcoin. Far less in the public eye, another digital unit, XRP (Ripple), has been …

Ethereum, Not Bitcoin, Deserves to Be the World's Most Valuable Cryptocurrency -- Here's Why

Smart contracts and the Ethereum Virtual Machine make all the difference.<p>Despite its recent correction, the cryptocurrency market has done things …

‘How I sold my Bitcoin and made thousands’ - our full guide cashing in and selling Bitcoins in real life

Remember before Christmas when the papers were full of the record highs Bitcoin and other digital currencies were setting daily?<p>Well, now they are …

Cryptocurrency may have its ups and downs, but blockchain’s stock is on the rise

Even bitcoin’s boosters acknowledge that cryptocurrencies aren’t a sure thing.<p>Just in the past month, China and South Korea signaled that they might …

Blockchain

Flawless Chocolate Espresso Cake

This flawless chocolate espresso cake is absolute decadence! Rich, moist, creamy, and very delicious, plus easy to prepare – simply flawless! …

The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams in the nascent market

When Charlie Lee first founded litecoin in 2011, cryptocurrencies were a whole different ball game. Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency ever, was just two years old and saw its price jump from $1 a bitcoin to around $30, before falling back to the single digits by the close of the year.<p>There were …

Cryptocurrency

A Blockchain Explanation Your Parents Could Understand

The problem with most blockchain "explainers" is that they provide more detail than what matters to most people, using language that is foreign to …

Blockchain

OF COURSE governments won't give up control of money - that’s why crypto is crashing

The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, stood at $531 billion just before the weekend, down from $830 billion at it's peak. That's a drop of about 36% in less than a month — a collapse that qualifies as a market crash.<p>People are casting around for an explanation. Why should …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and Ethereum have a hidden power structure, and it’s just been revealed - MIT Technology Review

In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a …

Bitcoin

Crypto Derivatives Targeted by EU Regulator Weighing Curbs

Europe’s top markets watchdog may curb trading in derivatives in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as part of a broader crackdown on risky financial …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s price crashed, but it’s still devouring an obscene amount of energy

Electricity consumption from Bitcoin rose to a record high of 47 terawatt-hours this week.<p>Bitcoin is plummeting, with the price of a “coin” falling from a December high of $19,500 to $8,242 as of Tuesday morning.<p>The crash came a day after Wall Street got its own long-overdue correction: The Dow …

Cryptocurrency

Ledger raises $75 million to make crypto wallets

Ledger, a French developer of hardware wallets for cryptocurrency, said Thursday that it has raised around $75 million in new venture capital funding.<p>…

Venture Capital

Bitcoin bubble could be a billion-dollar problem for banks

Bitcoin bets paid for with credit cards could be a problem for the largest credit card issuers.<p>Whereas people bought homes with bank loans before the housing crisis and dot-com stocks on margin during the 1990s tech bubble, most people aren't using borrowed money to buy bitcoin. At least, that's …

Cryptocurrency

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

Cryptocurrency doesn’t have the same price between countries — here’s why

In the last six months while I’ve been actively writing about blockchain and cryptos, there’s one question that people keep asking me “Why is the price of Bitcoin different between countries? Does that mean I can make money from arbitrage?”<p>The short answer to that question is, ‘Yes.’ Of course, …

Cryptocurrency

Is Bitcoin’s Black Tuesday Just Another Reason to Buy?

If you follow the logic of the bitcoin universe, almost every crash is.<p>As briefly-anointed billionaires <b>Cameron</b> and <b>Tyler Winklevoss</b> can attest, 2017 was a banner year for bitcoin. The flagship cryptocurrency was valued at around $1,000 last January; by the end of the year, it had skyrocketed to more …

Cryptocurrency

Want to Mine Ripple? Think Again

Not all cryptocurrencies work the same.<p>The cryptocurrency market has grown dramatically in the past year, with the total value of all outstanding …

Cryptocurrency

Chef John's Sourdough Bread Recipe

"Making your own sourdough bread does take a while, but the amount of actual work is minimal--and the bread you'll get is spectacular! See the …

Baking
Cryptocurrency

Did Bitcoin Just Burst? How It Compares to History's Big Bubbles

Bitcoin’s recent wobbles have given fresh urgency to a question that’s gripped market observers for much of the past year: Will the cryptocurrency go …

Cryptocurrency

Here's how the brutal crypto sell-off has affected the market beyond bitcoin

Bitcoin's price collapse has been sharp over the last 24 hours, but other alt-coins have fared worse.<p>A short time ago, bitcoin was trading at around $US10,500 after a brief rally — which saw it climb back above $US11,000 — ran out of steam.<p>This morning's low beneath $US10,000 marked a fall of …

Cryptocurrency

Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation.<p>The world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency at one …

Cryptocurrency