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This is how you can protect your cryptocurrencies from hackers

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, added about 1.9 million new users in the last two months. In the same period, Blockchain.com, …

Bitcoin and Ethereum crash: Can you get rich from a price drop? 3 alternative ways to invest

Thinking about investing in a virtual currency like bitcoin or Ethereum-traded ether? These cryptocurrencies are digitally traded tokens that can be …

Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days or weeks. It’s a marketplace that helps you scale your workforce for a product launch, peak season and …

What happens if you try to watch the eclipse without special glasses? Nothing good.

We all know not to stare at the sun, right? Seems like common sense, but every time an eclipse comes around, a few people invariably try to watch it without special, protective eyewear and end up damaging their eyeballs.<p>Even during August's solar eclipse, when the moon will travel across the sun …

ICO Alarm: VC Fred Wilson Delivers Six-Point Plan for Safe Investing

Veteran venture capital investor Fred Wilson has warned prospective ICO investors not to be “greedy” as the market continues to explode.<p>In a blog …

Google Ventures Invests In Bitcoin Startup Blockchain

A bitcoin startup called Blockchain just raised $40 million from Google Ventures, billionaire Richard Branson and venture capital firms like …

10 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming a millionaire requires changing your mindset and implement some changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a millionaire may seem out of your reach, but it's possible with the right attitude and guidance. The fact of the matter is your income can only …

Personal Finance

These digital tokens are making bitcoin's huge rally look tame

Forget U.S. stocks and emerging-market assets, even ignore bitcoin. Those brave enough to invest in the Wild West of tech are the ones making a killing.<p>While the record-breaking rally in bitcoin has captivated markets, demand for other digital coins is surging as companies raise millions in …

Pantera Capital Adds Blockchain-Based Coins to Its Venture Capital Fund

Dan Morehead’s Pantera Capital Management, which calls itself the first U.S. bitcoin investment firm, is buying other digital coins.<p>Pantera Vice …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

Billy Draper’s Investment Tips - Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Bubbles

The Draper family is well-known to the Bitcoin community. Tim Draper is one of the most active investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem: back in 2014, he …

The Trudeau-Macron meeting was everything the Internet dreamed it would be

French President Emmanuel Macron's first meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the world swooning over what some speculate is a new diplomatic bromance.<p>Photos of the two world leaders at the G-7 summit sent Twitter into a frenzy, which at times straddled the line of will they or …

"Uber for pot" takes on America's fastest-growing business

The cannabis industry is seen as the fastest-growing business in America and a number of tech companies are looking to cash in on the trend. One of …

661 Million Reasons to Like These 3 Marijuana Stocks

Why GW Pharmaceuticals, Insys Therapeutics, and Aphria are in better shape than most marijuana stocks.<p>Why should investors like marijuana stocks? For …

Cannabis' Impact on the Brain in This New Study Should Encourage Marijuana Stock Investors

Cannabinoid-based drug developers could really start turning some heads.<p>The marijuana industry, and marijuana stocks for that matter, have been …

Cannabis

Airwallex raises $13m from Mastercard, Sequoia China, Tencent

With $13 million in funding in its pockets, Melbourne-based fintech startup Airwallex is set for international expansion.<p>Australian fintech startup …

Who Controls the Blockchain?

Blockchain networks tend to support principles, like open access and permissionless use, that should be familiar to proponents of the early internet. To protect this vision from political pressure and regulatory interference, blockchain networks rely on a decentralized infrastructure that can’t be …

Fridge-Sized Device That Grows Pot May Be Greatest Appliance Since The Microwave

Ain't science green, er, grand?<p>A Los Angeles entrepreneur could make a lot of green with his new invention: A refrigerator-sized device that grows pot.<p>Yoni Ofir says his Leaf machine is made for people who have no clue how to cultivate marijuana.<p>“We wanted to create something that could be ‘plug …

This Is Not A Drill: You Can Fly To Europe & Back For $400

Anglophiles, I hope you’re sitting down, because we have some <i>amazing</i> news. You can fly from the United States to London for $400 round-trip — and no, …

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Should you ditch your job to launch a marijuana business?

We talked to five U.S. cannabis entrepreneurs to find out<p>It's rare for a new sector of commerce to open up, as it will when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada. Experienced entrepreneurs are already jumping into the sector, while others are opening their first small businesses with the …

Startup Spotlight: Swym wants to help e-commerce companies better compete with Amazon

It’s not an easy time to be in the e-commerce business. Tech titans, like Amazon and Walmart, are able to devote far more resources to their digital …

Why a Former Top Indigenous Leader Is Starting Weed Grow-ops on Reserves

Ex-Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine wants to help remote communities cash in on a growing green-ish industry.<p>Remote First Nations that might feel pressured to sign onto resource extraction projects for income and employment can now look to a greener solution: growing weed.<p>A …

Want to Work From Home? Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 People to Work From Their Kitchens and Living Rooms

These jobs are all about the flexibility and the benefits--including, of course, the ability to work from home.<p>There's nothing like working from home--that is, if you can make it work for you. Prerequisites: an efficient space, a healthy respect for your own time--and, of course, a job.<p>If it all …

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

SEO

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

eCommerce

Blockchain Startup Wyre Acquires Remitsy for China Market Push

Blockchain payments startup Wyre has acquired industry startup Remitsy in a cash and equity deal of an undisclosed amount.<p>With the news, the San …

Intra-City Logistics SmartShift Connects Transporters And Cargo Owners

It is very important to understand a transporter’s mindset and give them the autonomy that they desire. SmartShift, a technology-enabled marketplace …

9 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Read these business books in 2017 to stay ahead of the curve (or at least keep up).<p>At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will …

From $0 to Millionaire: How 6 Entrepreneurs Went Broke, Then Became Successful

When they hit rock bottom, they turned disaster and persistence into millions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Going broke. Hitting rock bottom. Crashing and burning. Whatever you call it, these mega-successful entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—have lived it. They …

Entrepreneurship