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Carillion links put fracking firm’s scheme in doubt

A controversial plan to start fracking for shale gas in rural North Yorkshire has been thrown into doubt amid mounting concerns over the finances and management of the company behind the scheme.<p>In a move that has encouraged anti-fracking protestors, energy secretary Greg Clark has ordered the start …

Fracking

U.S. fracker Ascent Resources Marcellus targets quick Chapter 11 exit | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. shale driller Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday, expects to exit bankruptcy by March 31 under the new ownership of its lenders, lawyers for the company and its lenders said in court on Thursday.<p>The bankruptcy petition by …

Oil & Gas Industry

Fracking and Sexually Transmitted Disease [public health study]

Of all the criticisms aimed at fracking, charges that it might increase the incidence of STDs – specifically gonorrhea – are seldom heard.Yet there …

Public Health

Shale Production Is About to Make a Big Comeback -- Are Oil Prices in Trouble?

A new estimate from the U.S. government projects a big uptick in U.S. oil production from shale next month.<p>Oil prices have been riding high over the …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Detecting fake banknotes using TensorFlow

TensorFlow is an open source library built by Google, widely used in the field of machine learning and deep learning. The library is popular for its …

10 hot data analytics trends — and 5 going cold

Data analytics are fast becoming the lifeblood of IT. Big data, machine learning, deep learning, data science — the range of technologies and …

Number plate detection with Supervisely and Tensorflow (Part 1)

Deep learning is widely used nowadays. There are a lot of interesting applications of neural networks in computer vision tasks. This tutorial will …

Harness the Power of Machine Learning in Your Browser with Deeplearn.js

Posted by Nikhil Thorat and Daniel Smilkov, Software Engineers, Google Big Picture Team<br>Machine learning (ML) has become an increasingly powerful …

Machine Learning

Mobile 101: What are bots, chatbots and virtual assistants?

"Bot." It's not uncommon to be familiar with the term, but have trouble defining it. What is a bot, and why should you care?<p>In the broadest of …

Chatbots

Blockchain revolution’s next stop is Canada

If Canadian regulators don’t already have their eyes on blockchain, that should change, because blockchain is coming to Canada sooner than they’d …

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Academic Is on a Quest to Find Out

Visa, PayPal, bitcoin. The last, it seems, is not like the others.<p>You might be thinking, well, of course. It's unique compared to older institutions, …

Blockchain

The Philippines Central Bank approves new bitcoin exchange regulation

The Philippine Central Bank recently approved new rules and regulations governing the operation of virtual currency exchanges. Bangko Sentral ng …

Bitcoin

Accenture beefs up blockchain security | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accenture Plc has developed new technology that it says can help make blockchain applications more secure and could speed up their deployment in sectors such as finance.<p>Visitors look at devices at Accenture stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26, 2013. …

Blockchain

Huiyin Adds $60 Million to Blockchain Startup Fund

Two months after it first announced a $20m fund that would focus exclusively on bitcoin and blockchain startups, Huiyin Blockchain Venture is …

Data Science for Everyone

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Data Science

Bitcoin, Stop Apologizing for Victimless Crime - Bitcoin News

Featured<p><b>Bitcoin is a freedom currency in a manner that isn’t obvious and which is virtually undiscussed. Bitcoin is commonly linked to victimless</b> …

Bitcoin

India’s Central Bank Cracks Down on Bitcoin Again, Cautions Citizen Against it

There has been a flurry of central bank activity recently spewing advice and cautioning citizens about virtual currencies like Bitcoin.<p>First, it was …

The Philippines Just Released New Rules for Bitcoin Exchanges

The central bank of the Philippines has released new guidelines for bitcoin exchanges operating in the country.<p>The move comes months after officials …

Blockchain Technology: From Hype to Reality – A Survey Report by LTP in Partnership With Infosys Finacle

Blockchain technology and the innumerable buzzwords associated with it have been extensively circulated within the financial technology circles …

Payment Systems

Funding to bitcoin, blockchain start-ups grows to $550 million in 2016

<b>Bitcoin and blockchain technology start-ups received $550 million in funding from investors in 2016</b><p><b>Total funding rose just 5%, from $524M in</b> …

Venture Capital

IBM launches blockchain trade finance initiative with Dubai government and business partners

IBM blockchain includes Dubai Customs, Dubai Trade and Santander to track the import and export of goods.<p>IBM has launched a trade finance blockchain …

Inside MAST: The Little-Known Plan to Advance Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Despite being the largest and longest-running blockchain, bitcoin isn't exactly known for its programming features.<p>In an age when new blockchain …

South Africa's Financial Power Players Are Going All-In on Blockchain

South Africa's central bank, its central securities depository (CSD) and several of its largest banks came together yesterday to chart a course …

A 5-article tutorial series on messaging bot (chatbot) development

IBM developerWorks recently published a 5-article series of tutorials I wrote on messaging bot (chatbot) development. It is a good preview of the …

Blockchain: Investment (R)Evolution For Developing Markets

Allegedly a revolution is taking place on Wall street and the City of London—a financial revolution. The true action might be taking place somewhere else.<p>Predicting revolutions almost always goes wrong, partly at least. When Marx and Engels worked on the tenets of their manifesto, they predicted …

Bank of China

Blockchain Project ChronoBank Partners with Changelly, Raises $3 Million in Crowdfund

Advertisement<p>ChronoBank, an ambitious and wide-ranging blockchain project, aimed at disrupting the short-term recruitment sector by connecting …

Bitcoin Is Less Volatile than the Euro | Justin Connell

Bitcoin volatility has fallen since 2011 and compared to the U.S. dollar currently sits at about 3-4 times higher than the Japanese yen, British …