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Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies, Explained: How Blockchain Technology Could Solve 3 Big Problems Plaguing the Art Industry

Art World<p>From authenticating digital art to skirting transaction costs, blockchain might solve a host of challenges—but there are obstacles too.<p>,<p><i>This</i> …

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This Startup Is Using Blockchain to Fight Art Forgers

Contemporary artist Philip Colbert, whose colorful, high-spirited art is finding buyers around the world, had been toying with the idea of creating …

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the US government.<p>The "Petro" is intended to bolster the country's crumbling economy, which has been suffering from hyperinflation and devaluation for years.<p>Venezuela claims it is the world's first …

New art registry will use blockchain technology

The blockchain technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has been much discussed for its potential to record copyright and provenance …

Blockchain

New Research Models How Artists Can Benefit from Holding Equity in Their Work

Moneybox, 2013.<br>Gianni Motti<br>PerrotinWhen a work is sold at auction, several people cash in: Depending on the terms of the contract, typically the …

Unenumerated

The many traditions of non-governmental money (part i)<p>The central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve, has put out “educational material” …

This Company Is Using Bitcoin's Tech To Prevent Foodborne Illness

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Starbucks cafe's wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency

<b>Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation.</b><p>The wi-fi service provided by one of the coffee chain's Buenos Aires outlets surreptitiously hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create …

Cryptocurrency

How to Make Money Off Bitcoin Without Actually Owning It

It’s the equity investor’s conundrum: how to get access to the skyrocketing returns of bitcoin and blockchain without actually owning the tokens.<p>To …

Blockchain Technology Stocks

<b>It’s no secret that the popularity of blockchain has been on the rise thanks to financial institutions adopting it as well as other industries</b> …

Australia's ASX selects blockchain to cut costs | Reuters

(This version of the story corrects paragraph 7 to show ASX plans releasing timetable for transition to new system in March 2018, not make it operational in March 2018)<p>FILE PHOTO - An investor looks at a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, …

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This App Lets You Bail Out Black Prison Inmates with Your Spare Change

It's no secret that America has a startling issue when it comes to <b>mass incarceration.</b> According to research published by the International Centre for …

African-American News

AI Principles

Asilomar AI Principles<p>These principles were developed in conjunction with the 2017 Asilomar conference (videos here), through the process described …

The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google's AI Play Go

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — At first, Fan Hui thought the move was rather odd. But then he saw its beauty.<p>"It's not a human move. I've never seen a human …

Artificial Intelligence

Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

<b>Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been explained by brain scan studies.</b><p>The condition, misophonia, is far more than simply disliking noises such as nails being scraped down a blackboard.<p>"I feel there's a threat and get the urge to lash out - it's the fight or …

The Movie with a Thousand Plotlines

Will interactive films be this century’s defining art form?<p>Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, young directors who go by the joint film credit Daniels, are known for reality-warped miniatures—short films, music videos, commercials—that are eerie yet playful in mood. In their work, people jump into …

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain.<p>All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that …

Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects

In an era of technology and easily accessible information, our schools still expect from us to know everything from the books, without considering …

Forget Survival of the Fittest: It Is Kindness That Counts

<i>Why do people do good things? Is kindness hard-wired into the brain, or does this tendency arise via experience? Or is goodness some combination of</i> …

Psychology