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Manias, panics and Initial Coin Offerings

EVERY market mania reaches a point when pitches to would-be investors enter the realm of the surreal. So it goes for “initial coin offerings”, or …

Analysis: The trillion-dollar market that stopped chasing profits

Every carmaker worth their salt is developing electric cars.<p>It’s like a virus that’s going around infecting car manufacturing companies. The virus’ name, of course, is Tesla — with observers seeing Elon Musk’s “marketing mastery” as the driving force behind the EV craze.<p>Tesla’s popularity seems to …

Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Real Estate

The Leading Global Insights Platform, ICO and Crypto Analysis, Discover Startups and Investors

Monitor real-time startup, city, region, and sector movements and trends with Oddup's Major Indexes, Sub-Indexes, and Top Loser and Gainer Indexes. …

10 Family-Friendly Holidays In Castles Your Kids Will Love

Great Britain may not have the sunniest climate, but it is bursting with history, making it a brilliant holiday destination for any adventure-seeking …

5 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2017

After a glum 2016, look for startups tackling massive opportunities like insurance and real estate to reenergize the fintech sector.<p>For fintech, 2016 was a year of reckoning. Scandals and layoffs killed industry buzz, and deal activity took a mid-year nosedive. Regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. …

Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites

According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities in the world, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

A Wall Street billionaire just nailed the 4 things that are rocking the hedge fund industry

High-profile funds have been ensnared in scandals. Performance at some of the industry's marquee funds has been weak. Hedge fund managers are increasingly finding themselves out of a job.<p>Tony James, COO of the alternative-investing giant Blackstone, ran through some of the challenges facing the …

Hedge Funds

How blockchain technology can prevent the next financial crisis, disrupt Uber, and give us control of our data

You’ve probably heard about “the blockchain” recently. A lot. The technology underpinning bitcoin has attracted billions in venture capital funding, the interest of almost every global bank, and the attention of governments around the world. Essentially a digital distributed ledger that anyone on …

CARSON BLOCK: The way companies are acting is eerily similar to the financial crisis

He made his name shorting the Chinese company Sino-Forest, and he tries to shine a light on companies that are total fakes and those that are stretching the truth.<p>In a recent conversation with Business Insider, Block said that he was seeing less of the out-and-out frauds that led to a total …

Markets

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Career Advice No One Tells You

Most people have "okay" jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.<p>There's nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level.<p>They're the people who land executive level …

The founder of travel startup Bucket explains what went wrong and what she learned along the way

Today is the beginning of the end, and also the end of the beginning. We announced that we're shutting down Bucket, the innovative trip planning startup that I've been working on for almost three years.<p>On days like this, I always think it's helpful to reflect and share our experience with others …

Startups

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

The revolution beyond bitcoin

In 2015 “blockchain” technology evolved from a novel backwater to a mainstream matter. A clear distinction has been drawn between bitcoin and other …

Blockchain

Dieting? Calorie-counting? Four of the best food-tracking apps

How MyFitnessPal, Lose It, Noom Coach and HAPIcoach could help you towards healthier eating habits in 2016<p>“Never mind the calories, it’s time to eat more turkey / pour more sherry / wolf another chocolate orange. I’ll eat healthily in January though … ”<p>The traditional British approach to Christmas …

Best Free Fitness Classes In London: Cheap Ways To Lose Weight And Get Healthy

Upping your fitness doesn't have to cost a fortune - London is packed with opportunities to help you get in shape on a budget.<p>Gyms including Fitness …

City Halls

Should You Invest In Bitcoin? 10 Arguments In Favor As Of December 2015

<i>This is the first article in a three-part series on whether or not Bitcoin makes a good investment. Read the second, detailing 10 arguments against investing in Bitcoin, here,</i> <i>and the third, outlining ways to buy, invest in and store Bitcoin, here.</i><p><i>Disclosure: I own a small number of Bitcoin.</i><p>In the …

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls en famille. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

Beaches

The world's 41 most incredible private islands

Gladden, Belize<p>This is probably the most reclusive island escape out there – and yet also the most indulgent, too. A place where it feels like you’re …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

European Travel

Is the world heading for its third global financial crisis?

The IMF annual meetings have been filled with a series of stark warnings, but will a "triad" of challenges for the global economy trigger a fresh crisis?<p>It's another grey day in Lima. The sunless sky hangs over Peru’s capital as a mist forms over the coastline. Across the city, there isn’t a gap in …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

This Is Apple and Google's Next Big Battleground

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple …

5 New Finance Reads You'll Want To Take To The Beach

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Revealing memoirs. Best-selling biographies. The thriller that’s the new “Gone Girl.”<p>Like most of us, you’ve probably got a sizable stack of books you’ve been itching to crack open all year.<p>And with lazier days on the horizon, summer means you <i>finally</i> have …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Self-improvement