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Citi Just Entered The Intensifying Wall Street Debate Surrounding Bitcoin

Bitcoin is starting to garner attention from some of Wall Street's top currency strategists.<p>Today, David Woo, global head of rates and currencies research at BofA Merrill Lynch, published the bank's first report on the digital currency.<p>"We believe Bitcoin can become a major means of payment for …

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Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

Daric, A New Peer To Peer Lending Platform, Will Go Live Next Week

Daric, a new peer to peer lending platform, will launch next week as a place for individuals and small businesses to obtain loans, and a place for lenders to see up to 9-10% returns on their investments. Individuals will be able to apply for a loan up to $35,000 and small businesses can apply for a …

What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network

<i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape.</i><p>It’s time to move on. The feeling is becoming more and more significant …

Seriously Asian: Caramel Sauce Recipe

If there's one thing I like as much as taking apart ducks, it's making caramel. Burnt sugar and burnt butter are perhaps the most alluring scents in my kitchen, though the term "burnt" is used loosely here. More accurately, the smells of caramel are toasty and sweet, with a buttery, milky hint.<p>Just …

Mapo Chicken Recipe

This recipe was inspired by J. Kenji López-Alt's Real Deal Mapo Dofu.<p><b>Notes:</b> Sichuan peppercorns and fermented chili bean paste can be located in your local Asian supermarket. To make your own chili oil for this recipe, toast 1/4 cup hot dried chili peppers in a wok or skillet until toasted, then …

Seriously Asian: Stir-Frying Vegetables Recipe

Principles of Stir-Fry, Part Four<p>Previously<p><b>Principles of Stir-Fry, Part One »</b><b><br>Principles of Stir-Fry, Part Two »</b><b><br>Principles of Stir-Fry, Part Three »</b><br>All Seriously Asian coverage »<p>My mother has a way of transforming vegetal chaos into order. Some of my earliest memories in the kitchen involve watching …

Dinner Tonight: Fried Rice with Saffron, Ginger, and Tomatoes (Arroz Frito Aortuguesa) Recipe

Saffron in fried rice? I couldn't help but wonder whether this twenty-year-old recipe from the <i>New York Times</i> had fallen prey to some kind of horrible fusion abomination. But it turns out author <b>Julie Sahni</b> had uncovered a very traditional dish from the Macao region of China. Portuguese traders had …

Stir-Fried Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Pork Belly (Khana Mu Krop) Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Crispy pork belly can be found in any Chinese grocery store or butcher that sells barbecue meat. Prepared crispy pork belly from different stores contain varying amount of salt. Taste it before you proceed as you may find that you less fish sauce than the amount called for in this recipe. …

Japanify: Chicken Hambagu

The Japanese dish <i>hambagu</i> derives from the Hamburg steak. Hamburg steak is the patty of a hamburger. Hamburg Steak were usually served with a side of …

Stir Fried Snow Peas with Chinese Sausage Recipe

This stir fry takes five minutes from prep to plate, even less if you choose to forgo the Chinese sausage. Cook the snow peas until they just begin to blister—they should still be plenty crisp. I find it best to add the sesame oil tableside rather than in the wok; there's so much residual heat in …

40 Singapore foods we can't live without

From Katong laksa in the east to Indian-Muslim fare in the west, here are 40 foods that define Singapore's culinary character<p>Singaporeans are simply obsessed with eating. For the best food, they will queue endlessly, they will traverse the island, and they will eat at all hours. Many have been …

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The Ramen Shaman: Shhh, It's a Secret!

Two years ago, bored at work with nothing better to do but read through American ex-pat ramen journals, I decided to start my own ramen blog. I …

Recipe of the Day: Cold Sesame Noodles with Vegetables

Love Chinese food, but wish takeout was a bit healthier? Try these cold peanut-flavored noodles, a classic dish.<p>Love Chinese food, but wish takeout …

20 Ways To Get Your Kimchi Fix

We have a giant, soft, garlicky spot in our hearts for Korean recipes, especially when there's kimchi involved. This fermented cabbage pickle ranges from sour to salty, funky to fiery and mellow to all-out stinky.<p>Kimchi is more than having a renaissance right now. It is turning up all over the …

Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg for Ramen (Ajitsuke Tamago) Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This recipe can be made using leftover broth from chashu pork. If you have this broth, replace all the ingredients in the marinade with the broth.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab, Ramen Edition: How to Make a Marinated Soft Boiled Egg (Ajitsuke Tamago)</b><p>Ingredients1 …

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Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

Ratatouille With Fried Eggs Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Ratatouille With Fried Eggs</b><p>Ingredients1 medium-small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups_1/2 cup olive oil, divided1 small onion, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)4 medium garlic cloves finely chopped (about 4 teaspoons)1 red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)1 …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 141<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Understanding the Game Being Played in Washington

Some portray it as a Manichean struggle between good and evil. Warren Buffett says it’s “extreme idiocy.” I’d like to recommend another way of looking at the government shutdown and the looming battle over the debt ceiling in Washington. It’s a <i>game</i>, played by flawed-but-not-crazy human beings under …

So You’d Like To Make a Map Using Python

Making thematic maps has traditionally been the preserve of a ‘proper’ GIS, such as ArcGIS or QGIS. While these tools make it easy to work with …

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Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

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