Chris Shepherd

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The real secret to success in Silicon Valley, according to a Stanford professor

Silicon Valley has become something of a mecca for talented entrepreneurs looking to make their mark. As a professor teaching them, I have had a ringside seat as some of the most driven businesspeople on the planet slug it out. An intoxicating blend of innovation, money and cutting-edge technology …

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Y Combinator's New Head Startup Whisperer Sam Altman Is Quite a Talker

Meet the guy taking the reins of the influential startup program Y Combinator from its longtime leader, Paul Graham.<p>It’s not crazy for Sam Altman’s phone bill to rack up 6,000 talking minutes in a month. He talks a lot, to a lot of people.<p>If you ask anyone who knows Altman, from former employees to …

Major Bitcoin company releases open source library to make it easier to build Bitcoin apps

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still …

Mt. Gox’s Demise Marks The End of Bitcoin’s First Wave Of Entrepreneurs

When I started looking into the Bitcoin startup ecosystem in early 2013, there was something that was just <i>off</i> about half of the founders I met.<p>“I consider myself psychologically unemployable,” BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem told me in a phone interview last year. He described how he built BitInstant …

ANDREESSEN: MtGox Is Like MF Global And Not An Existential Threat

He also recently published an op-ed in the New York Times on how Bitcoin will change finance.<p>So it's not too surprising that he remains completely undeterred by what by most accounts is the massive failure of Bitcoin exchange MtGox.<p>In a statement obtained by CNBC's Becky Quick, Andreessen compared …

Bitcoin's COO Explains What Bitcoin Is

Bitcoin's COO Explains What Bitcoin Is<p>Bitcoin may be too much for our puny minds to comprehend; luckily the training video explains all.<p>Share<p>The …

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$500 Million Worth Of Bitcoin Has Been Stolen Since 2010

Each entry includes the amount of money stolen (either an exact number or a reasonable estimate) and other details surrounding the thefts.<p>The entries total up to <b>818,485.77 stolen Bitcoins</b>, presently worth some <b>$502,081,166.11</b>.<p>As there are currently 12.4 million Bitcoins in circulation, this means …

Potcoin, A New Cryptocurrency To Help Ease The War On Drugs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Huang is co-founder of ThoughtBasin, an edtech startup that connects students with organizations looking for difference makers. Follow him at code(love).</i><p>It started with one evocative name shouted into the phone from one developer to another: “Potcoin!”<p>The Founding Fathers had to …

How Bitcoin is Changing Everything

Perhaps the single most prominent, and telling, feature of bitcoin today is its massive controversy in the media. Not a single day goes by without an …

TigerDirect Tops $1 Million in Total Bitcoin Sales

Florida-based online high-tech retailer TigerDirect passed $1m in total bitcoin sales on 13th March, less than two months after it began accepting …

Kraken | Buy, Sell and Margin Trade Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) - Buy, Sell, & Trade Bitcoin

[The MtGox trustee picked them] because of Kraken's proven operating history, and because its system has never been breached by hackers.<p>Kraken is an …

Activist Takes Old-School Approach to Bitcoin Promotion

There are plenty of videos and infographics online explaining what bitcoin is and how it works, but now, a bitcoin activist in the US is planning an …

Inside North America's '$8m-a-Month' Bitcoin Mining Operation

In a perfect world where mining difficulty was lower, bitcoin prices were higher and a warehouse full of mining rigs could be run by one man, Dave …

Xapo Raises $20 Million for 'Ultra-Secure' Bitcoin Storage

California-based bitcoin security company Xapo has raised $20m as part of an initial round of fundraising led by Benchmark, Fortress Investment Group …

GoCoin Announces Dogecoin Integration as Client Update Tackles Mining Issues

International payment platform GoCoin has today announced plans to support dogecoin.<p>The move means merchants using the platform will soon be able to …

Mobile Ad Platform Vungle Offers Publishers Payouts in Bitcoin

Good news for mobile app developers who want more options when getting paid from their advertising revenue: mobile advertising platform Vungle has …

Avalon ASIC's 40nm Chip to Bring Hashing Boost for Less Power

A newly released report reveals details of Avalon ASIC's upcoming third-generation bitcoin mining chip.<p>According to the preliminary report, the 40nm …

Icelandic Parliament Committee Holds Closed Session to Discuss Auroracoin

Iceland's Parliamentary Economic Affairs and Trade Committee held a formal discussion regarding auroracoin in closed meeting on 14th March.<p>Auroracoin …

Macro Energy Shares Soar on Australian Stock Exchange Following Bitcoin Deal

Shares of Australian investment firm Macro Energy gained 42% yesterday, after news emerged that it plans to enter the bitcoin space and raise A$9.1m …

Iranian Government Could Move Quickly to Regulate Bitcoin, Reports Suggest

A new report from <i>Fars News Agency</i> has surfaced, suggesting that Iran's National Center of Cyberspace (NCC) may consider implementing regulation …

Why Node.js is becoming the go-to technology in the Enterprise

<b>Over the last 18 months the use of Node.js has grown at an exponential rate.</b><p>It has moved from innovators such as Voxer and Yammer to a group of early …

Project Loon

We aim to launch and maintain a fleet of balloons to provide Internet coverage to users on the ground, with our Autolaunchers capable of safely and …

MailDrop

MailDrop is a great idea when you...<p>...want to sign up for a website but you're concerned that they might share your address with advertisers.<p>...are …

Overview | Onion Pi

Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is fun weekend project that uses a …

Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design

My first mobile phone, a Nokia 5110 (purchased in 1998!), offered very few features: I could call, text or play Snake. What’s more, these …

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