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Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Bank Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

Ripple CEO Says Bitcoin Is Chinese Money

Ripple CEO Says Bitcoin Is Chinese Money<p>Concerns about Bitcoin’s centralization have been raised ever since people found out that a significant …

Bitcoin

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

<b>What’s the difference between Ripple the company and ripple (XRP) the cryptocurrency? Many people would assert “Not a lot” given that the former owns</b> …

Cryptocurrency

We’re Not Running Any Crypto Scams, Regardless of What Twitter Says

If you wanted proof that crypto scams have gone mainstream, look no further than our Twitter accounts, @LilyKatz and @olgakharif. During the first …

Social Media

Blockchain Talent Wars Escalate, Hindering Product Development

‘Most developers are millionaires already so they don’t really care about money’<p>David Schwartz, the chief cryptographer at blockchain startup Ripple Inc., recently saw a developer on his team receive not one, but two, $1 million signing bonus offers.<p>He said one offer was from a cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

CRYPTO INSIDER: Google is behind on blockchain

<b>Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider's roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox.</b><p>A former Google manager says the tech giant needs to catch up on blockchain before it's too late. Read the full …

These Tech Revolutions Are Further Away Than You Think

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>’s Sooner Than You Think issue looks at a lot of AI technology that’s coming soon, but here are a few things in the broader …

Why Coinbase's Cryptocurrency Business Could Jump 50%

Today, the more than $365 billion invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is owned almost entirely by individual investors—not by Wall Street …

Canada’s mortgage test just got tougher

It just got a little tougher to qualify for a mortgage in Canada.<p>A rate used in mortgage stress tests – more formally known as the Bank of Canada’s conventional five-year mortgage rate – is now 5.34 per cent, up from 5.14 per cent. This is the fifth time since last summer the rate has climbed …

Top Money Managers Tackle the Question: What's Up With Stocks?

Nothing -- from rising rates to blowout earnings -- has knocked the stock market out of its tight range over the past two months. Theories abound, …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Artificial Intelligence

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Ontario's parties offer different visions on corporate tax rate

Ontario's main political parties are staking out sharply different ground on just how much tax big businesses should pay.<p>Doug Ford's Progressive …

Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream

Vikram Rangnekar grew up in Mumbai, studied computer science at the University of Delaware, and by the waning days of the Obama administration had …

Immigration

Millions of Americans Got Free Amazon Credits From a Lawsuit, and It All Expires in 27 Hours. Here's How to Check

Remember the epic lawsuit about e-books involving Apple and Amazon? We're just hours away from a really important deadline.<p>It looks like the end is finally here. Nine years ago, Apple and Amazon were embroiled in a giant lawsuit over e-books. The net result was that Apple wound up having to fund a …

Toronto condo projects teeter on collapse amid rising costs

As Toronto’s condo market booms, signs are emerging that a stressed industry is facing rising costs and tax burdens that may mean an even grimmer outlook for buyers.<p>Observers are still sifting through the wreckage of the Toronto area’s latest project cancellation – a sold-out Vaughan project that …

Why PornHub Accepting Cryptocurrency Is A Big, Big Deal

PornHub is no stranger to bold publicity stunts, like handing out college scholarships and giving the good people of Upper Dicker a much-deserved price break. So it’d be easy to write off the announcement they’d begin accepting Verge cryptocurrency for some products as another publicity ploy. But …

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

The Scariest Thing About Facebook Isn't Even How It Treats Your Data

Its power to influence users makes Facebook a tool for "mass population control," and Mark Zuckerberg's utopian goals only increase the danger.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's marathon date with Congress is over. It might as well never have happened.<p>For two days, Facebook's CEO stuck to his bland talking points, …

Six ways for millennials to fast-forward their careers

<i>Cassandra Frangos is author of</i> Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It to the Top<i>, and a consultant at Spencer Stuart. Previously, she was leader of Cisco’s global executive talent practice.</i><p>In my role working with organizations on succession planning and executive development, it has …

The culture of bailing: why we love cancelling plans

We’ve all been there. On Monday morning, organising drinks with a friend on Thursday seems like a great idea, then by the time Thursday afternoon rolls round, you want nothing more to head home and watch an episode of <i>Queer Eye</i>. Before you know it, you’ve sent a quick WhatsApp message to say you’ve …

Psychology

In blockchain we trust - MIT Technology Review

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being …

Blockchain

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Housing affordability rising, but Toronto prices near bottom: RBC

Canadian homebuyers are seeing a “long overdue” improvement in housing affordability, according to RBC, but the bank is warning Toronto residents to …

Bitcoin Stuck Below $7,000 As Crypto Struggles With Headwinds

Bitcoin prices fluctuated south of $7,000 today, trading below this level as the broader digital currency space faces numerous headwinds.<p>The cryptocurrency fell to as little as $6,583.85 earlier, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).<p>The digital asset bounced back later, rising to …

Houses became more affordable for 1st time in over 2 years, says RBC, but there's a catch

Buying a house became more affordable in Canada for the first time in more than two years in the last quarter of 2017, according to a new report from …

BNN - Business News Network

Toronto's bid to be Amazon's new home is the X factor in Trump's war with the company

The quick-to-tweet American president's recent flurry of posts attacking Amazon.com raises the political stakes in the tech titan's consideration of …