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This small city could change the way ISPs compete for business

If you can get past the idea of living in Idaho, the small city of Ammon is offering up an innovative new way to ensure customers are happy with their current internet service providers.<p>The city installed its own fiber network and rents it to internet service providers. The system operates as an …

Rootstock Raises $1M to Enable Smart Contracts on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Although smart contract projects on alternative blockchains such as Ethereum are gaining a lot of attention, smart contracts on the Bitcoin …

Blockchain

A typical day in a blockchain-enabled world circa 2030

A blockchain is an online database that stores information across a network of personal computers, making it not just decentralized but distributed. …

Bitcoin ATM Hacked to Sell Ethereum as ETH Market Cap Tops $900m

Just a week ago we noted that Ethereum marked a significant milestone in its road to the top of the cryptocurrency food chain, and today we see again …

Cryptocurrency

Why your Ethereum project will most likely fail

Any non-trivial project, be it a startup, a political organization or a civil society initiative, will most likely fail.<p>Whatever idea you have for …

Blockchain

RWE and Slock.it – Electric cars using Ethereum wallets can recharge by induction at traffic lights

Slock.it, the smart contract lock run on the Ethereum blockchain, has partnered with energy giant RWE to revolutionise the way electric cars are …

A gentle introduction to immutability of blockchains

In the context of data security, the immutability of data stored on blockchains is important. What do people mean when they say “Blockchains are …

Blockchain

Tendermint Thinks It Will Be Better Than Bitcoin

February 27, 2016 · 12:00 pm<p><b>People have argued that the Bitcoin mining process is inefficient, wasting electricity and creating a negative impact on</b> …

Slack is an insanely popular app, but its CEO thinks it's 'terrible'

But Stewart Butterfield, the CEO cofounder of Slack, can't stop telling the world that his app is terrible.<p>Slack is an app that lets coworkers chat with one another and has been taking the enterprise world by storm.<p>Launched just two years ago, it has already racked up 2.3 million daily active (20% …

Startups

Abundance

The only way to save the economy is to crash it.<p>There’s too much of everything and it’s not good for anyone. It’s hurting everyone. Paradoxically, …

Investing

Blockchains for Technophobes: Part 1

Everyone knows one. A go-to expert. There’s your mate who can fix cars, the one who knows about football, and the friend for all your computer woes. …

Bitcoin

Why do we get paid every two weeks instead of daily?

Imagine getting a daily paycheck -- or cashing out whatever money you've already earned from your job. It would mean no more strain waiting for payday.<p>Most people continue to get paid every two weeks or even once a month, even though the technology exists to pay people in real time or as often as …

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

One of digital currency Bitcoin’s long-time supporters and developers has decided to walk away from it. His reason: Bitcoin has failed.<p>Mike Hearn, …

Bitcoin

Quanergy Says Its Solid-State Lidar For Driverless Cars Will Cost $250 Or Less

Quanergy, a California-based maker of 3D sensors for real-time mapping and navigation, has put a price on its forthcoming solid-state Lidar which, if it lives up to the company’s claims, could help shave significant cost off the build price of driverless cars.<p>Early Lidar sensors — such as from …

Mobile Devices

Nobody Wants Bitcoin

I’ve been working full time in the bitcoin industry for two years now.<p>I started by writing hundreds of blog posts about digital currencies. Then, a …

Bitcoin

VISA: Bitcoin is no Longer a Choice Anymore

Since the beginning of 2015, a growing number of financial establishments and banking groups have adopted the Bitcoin blockchain technology to create …

Blockchain

The great bitcoin gold rush may already be over

Venture fundraising in the bitcoin-related space has fallen sharply from the first quarter high, with big banks on Wall Street now looking to develop technology in-house rather than putting money to work in the space.<p>"Unfortunately, many banks and institutions have focused on the creation of their …

Steve Forbes

Here's how the Bitcoin economy works

Bitcoin is back in the news this year, and not necessarily for the best reasons. Early in the new year, the price of the virtual currency crashed by 30% in a matter of days. And more recently, a suspected Ponzi scheme disappeared with at least $8.1 million, leaving its Hong Kong customers in the …

What can blockchain be used for, other than Bitcoin?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>Most people who have heard the term think that the “blockchain” is only something to …

Blockchain

Warning: If You Choose A Career In Bitcoin You Might Die Poor And Alone

Advertisement<p><b>As I walked by a podcast interview at a recent Bitcoin conference, I was made to laugh. “People say Bitcoin mining isn’t profitable.</b> …

Why Blockchain is the New Website

For every day that passes, I see more and more analogies between the Internet’s early years and today’s status with the blockchain’s evolution. In …

Blockchain

All the World's Money and Markets in One Visualization

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization<p><i>Enjoy this graphic? You can also find it in our new infographic book – it’s available until</i> …

Bitcoin might not change the world, but the blockchain that makes it work, might

Digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin may have failed to unseat their more traditional rivals, but the technology that underpins Bitcoin may yet …

Blockchain

The Professional's Mapping Drone of Choice

59 mineBee PlusAerial efficiency, photogrammetric accuracy 55 mineBee SQThe advanced agricultural drone 22 minalbrisThe intelligent mapping & …

Is there a "Code Academy" for Excel? (Interactive tutorials)

Circle, Bitreserve, and BitPay are turning their backs on bitcoin

Circle, BitPay, and Bitreserve — who between them have raised over $130 million — have all shifted away from bitcoin in one way or another in recent months.<p>That's after people failed to adopt it in the way entrepreneurs and venture capitalists had hoped.<p>Circle — which makes a mobile bitcoin wallet …

AeroFarms Inc. Raises $20 Million for Aeroponic Vertical Farms

Aeroponic Vertical Farms<p>Aeroponic vertical farms use a staggering 95% <i>less</i> water than conventional field farms. Now, backed by $20 million that was …

Aquaponics

This epic slideshow tells you everything you need to know about bitcoin and blockchain right now

Bitcoin is a digital-only currency not backed by any central bank, while the blockchain is the software underpinning it.<p>Blockchain uses complex cryptography to ensure transactions can't be tampered with and people sending and receiving money are who they say they are.<p>Jeremy Millar, a partner at …

Quantitative Easing, The Fed’s Balance Sheet, and Central Bank Insolvency

More than five years after the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve’s role is still the subject of much debate. One source of controversy has …