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Psychological Weapons of Mass Persuasion

The truth about the controversial science that has everyone worried

The Blockchain Is Just Another Way To Make Art All About Money

Commercialism has suffocated traditional art. Is digital art next?<p>On Valentine’s Day, a small group of art collectors pooled $1 million worth of …

Art

Bitcoin Is Falling Out of Favor on the Dark Web

Steep transaction fees and wild price fluctuations have made the cryptocurrency harder to use in the illicit markets that originally made it famous.<p>Of all of bitcoin’s uses—as a currency, a payment system, an investment, a commodity, a technology, a remittance network, a market hedge—perhaps its …

Bitcoin

Here’s how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin in your country

So-called bitcoin mining is a hot topic of in the cryptocurrency world.<p>That’s chiefly because of the rising electricity costs associated with …

Bitcoin

Alemania no aplicará impuestos a las criptomonedas utilizadas para hacer compras

El Ministerio Federal de Finanzas de Alemania considera a Bitcoin exento de impuestos siempre que se utilice como medio de pago, informó …

Bitcoin ‘creator’ Craig Wright is being sued for allegedly swindling $5 billion

Kleiman, who died in 2013, was a forensic computer analyst, author of multiple books on IT security, and supposedly involved in the invention of Bitcoin. In 2011, he established a company called W&K Info Defense Research LLC in Florida with Wright. The duo allegedly held 1.1 million Bitcoins …

Bitcoin

Bill Gates warns cryptocurrency has a deadly side

Bill Gates is no fan of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin despite the tech community's growing enthusiasm, linking them to drug-related deaths.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist said during a Reddit Ask Me Anything discussion Tuesday he opposes cryptocurrencies because criminals, terrorists …

Bill Gates

Subpoenas Signal S.E.C. Crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings

SAN FRANCISCO — The Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to dozens of people and companies behind the rise of so-called initial coin offerings, a clear sign of the agency’s desire to rein in the popular new fund-raising method.<p>Over the last few months, the commission has asked for …

Bank of America admits cryptocurrency is threatening its business model

One of the world’s largest financial institutions admitted in its annual report that cryptocurrency is a looming threat to its business model.<p>According to a report filed with the SEC by Bank of America:<p>Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or …

Cryptocurrency

Artificial Intelligence Will Create More Jobs Than It Will Eliminate and Here’s Why

Robots stealing jobs — emerging reality or unfounded fear? Before panic descends and we begin imagining scenarios where redundancies abound and pink …

Artificial Intelligence

Making Sense of Cryptoeconomics

<i>Josh Stark (@0xstark) is a member of Ledger Labs and Blockgeeks Lab, a blockchain co-creation company in Toronto, Canada.</i><p><i>In this CoinDesk opinion</i> …

Scammers are cashing in on Telegram’s upcoming ICO

Desperate for an opportunity to jump aboard in the next big thing, cryptocurrency owners are losing money by investing blindly in fake Telegram ICO websites.<p>Chat app Telegram’s upcoming ICO promises to break records with a target raise of $1.2 billion, which may be extended to $2 billion according …

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Eve Smith <evesmith@invisiblehandstrategies.com><p><b>Silicon Valley, we have a problem</b><p>1 message<p><b>Eve Smith</b>, Invisible Hand Strategies, LLC …

Four Years of Token Sales, Visualized in One Graphic

Token sales, Jan 2014-Nov 2017 (interactive version)<p><i>Interactive version</i> / <i>Youtube</i><p><i>This graphic shows every token sale that successfully raised at least</i> …

The Four Layers of the Blockchain

The recent DAO hack has called into question the speed and aggressiveness with which the Blockchain (and specifically Ethereum) community has moved …

Blockchain

This Is Your Company on Blockchain

You don’t have to be an expert on digital currencies like bitcoin to be intrigued by the potential of the technology underlying them. Blockchain, as …

Why Many Smart Contract Use Cases Are Simply Impossible

<i>Dr Gideon Greenspan is the founder and CEO of Coin Sciences, the company behind the MultiChain platform for private blockchains.</i><p><i>In this opinion</i> …

Champagne poppin’ ICOs droppin’: Will 2018 be the end of the ICO craze?

5 predictions for the token sale landscape in the new year<p>As 2018 starts, this is how things stand: The crypto-world has repeatedly and incredulously …

ICOS token: how does it work

Over the past few days, I’ve received several hundred questions on the function of our ICOS token. To make things easy for everyone I decided to …

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Upgrade Gets Some Hands-On Testing

Lightning Network, a technology that many hope will make the Bitcoin payment network substantially more efficient, is becoming a reality. Standards …

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs – A Rough Guide to Regulation

Advertisement<p><i>This guest spot sees contributions from representatives of global law firm Morgan Lewis on the regulatory approach to cryptocurrencies</i> …

Top Platforms for Launching an ICO

The Ethereum platform is public and open-source, and it also features smart contract functionality. So, when there is the need for online contractual …

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SLOWLY but surely the sole of a shoe emerges from a bowl of liquid resin, as Excalibur rose from the enchanted lake. And, just as Excalibur was no …

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The return of the machinery question - Artificial intelligence

Special report<p>Artificial intelligenceThe return of the machinery question<p>THERE IS SOMETHING familiar about fears that new machines will take …

Why taxing robots is not a good idea

BILL GATES is an unlikely Luddite, however much Microsoft may have provoked people to take a hammer to their computers. Yet in a recent interview …

The marijuana industry's first $1 billion 'unicorn' is a Canadian company you've probably never heard of

In a once abandoned Hershey chocolate factory in the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario, the largest legal marijuana producer in the world grows, trims, processes, packages, and ships weed across the Great White North.<p>Canopy Growth is a cannabis holding company that now supplies the drug to nearly …

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money …