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2017 is the year cryptocurrency joined the global financial system

This week, the value of a single bitcoin officially cleared $10,000, a new high point that’s over an order of magnitude greater than its price at the start of this year. Bitcoin has defied market expectations before, but in 2017, it didn’t just become more valuable. Bitcoin and other …

Exclusive: Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says

Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever. When all 21 million bitcoins are mined by …

Bitcoin

See the Secret Underground Chamber Where Michelangelo Drew on the Walls

For about two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid out in a secret chamber beneath the Medici Chapels in Florence’s Basilica di San Lorenzo, seeking …

Art

VFX artist shows how iPhone X TrueDepth camera could be used for 3D animation

A tech demo video by VFX artist Elisha Hung shows how data from the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system could be used to animate 3D characters and objects in a CGI movie.<p>Apple gives developers access to the same face mesh that Animoji uses to animate pigs, rabbits and piles of poo. The data …

Animation

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

Banned by the police: the true stories behind Modigliani's languorous nudes

He was the ‘ravishing villain’ who drank, took drugs and bed-hopped his way around Paris. But Modigliani’s nudes – warm portraits of confident women – caused a revolution in painting<p>“We fight against the nude in painting, as nauseous and as tedious as adultery in literature,” proclaimed the Italian …

Literature

This Website Tracks the Market Value of Used Camera Gear

Want to quickly find out the current market value of a used camera or lens? Bokeh Market is a new website that can tell you the real-time value of …

New startups like Mytime want to pay for your attention and time in cryptocurrency

The debate about the effects social networks like Facebook and Twitter have on us as human beings goes one. Indeed, just this week Facebook co-founder Sean Parker said “The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we …

The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archeological record

A major new report states unequivocally that humans are changing the planet. Archaeology puts those changes into context – and explains why action is crucial<p>The United States government recently published the Climate Science Special Report authored by 13 federal agencies, which states unequivocally …

Climate Change

Rezivot Instant Film Processor: Shoot Instax with Your Film Camera

The Rezivot Instant Film Processor is a new camera add-on that lets you shoot Instax instant photos with vintage medium-format and large-format …

12 Creative Costumes That Will Make You the (Art) Star of Any Halloween Party

Art World<p>These costumes will turn your Halloween party into a masterpiece.<p>,<p>Halloween isn’t just a night to play dress-up—it’s a chance to get …

Art

Investor Gil Penchina talks about the future of cryptocurrency

Investor Gil Penchina has a lot of ideas about the future of the seamless economy. Instead of car ownership, he says, we’ll walk outside and a car will pick us up. Instead of food we’ll be supplied exactly how many nutrients we’ll need at exactly the right time. Instead of money, he says, we’ll use …

UK banks can now clear cheques in a day

Although the future of payments is digital, thanks to contactless and mobile, physical methods like cheques are still remarkably popular. For years, recipients have needed to wait up to five days for their signed piece of paper to clear, but that's all about to change. Thanks to a new image-based …

Square's full-fledged cash register will cost $999

Square's existing point-of-sale systems were designed with smaller businesses in mind, those that would have no issues selling with the help of an iPad or a phone. But the setup might not always be ideal for bigger businesses, so Square has launched a full-fledged payment register. Square Register …

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

Claude Monet

Facebook’s 2016 Election Team Gave Advertisers A Blueprint To A Divided US

The company offered advertisers a breakdown of the US electorate's interests, religions, races, and dislikes during a fraught election season compromised by bad actors.<p>During the 2016 election season, Facebook provided political advertisers with a targetable breakdown of a fractured United States, …

Tea Party

DxO Buys Nik Collection from Google, Will Resume Development

The popular Nik Collection of photo editing software will live on. Just months after Google said that it was abandoning the brand and ending …

Videography

How Studio Ponoc made the break from Studio Ghibli

The studio’s founder and first director explain how they built a company from scratch to take Japanese animation back to Ghibli’s early days<p>When producer Yoshiaki Nishimura first talked to director Hiromasa Yonebayashi about the project that would become the animated feature <i>Mary and the Witch’s</i> …

7 Things To Know About Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain. Celebrate what would have been the art legend's 136th birthday with these surprising …

GuestReady, a service for Airbnb hosts to manage their property, raises $3M

With over four million listings across more than 65,000 cities worldwide, Airbnb has not just upended the global hospitality industry — it has inadvertently created an industry within an industry: demand for services that help hosts manage their properties efficiently and professionally.<p>It’s a hot …

Inside the Cotswolds B&B that has been named the best in Britain

Abbots Grange in Broadway dates back to the early 14th century.

United Kingdom

Apple COO Jeff Williams says AI will change the world, with healthcare ‘ripe for change’

Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of A-series chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and took the opportunity to say a few words about the importance of AI in general – and the phone as an AI tool in particular.<p>I think we’re at …

iPhone

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny

A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA's approval and will start telling you what you're allergic to in as fast as five …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

The SEC has charged two initial coin offerings with defrauding investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today has charged both a diamond and a real estate initial coin offering scheme with defrauding investors.<p>REcoin, which promoted itself as the first cryptocurrency-backed real estate company and DRC World, a diamond company, are owned by businessman Maksim …

Edelkrone’s SurfaceONE is the ‘World’s Smartest 2-Axis Motion Control’ Kit

Edelkrone has just announced the SurfaceONE, a motion control system that can easily capture straight, curved and targeted, and panning shots with …

Here’s Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money from Cryptocurrency incl. Bitcoin: $15

Forget stocks and commodities — cryptocurrency is where the real gains are happening right now. The #1 Cryptocurrency Investment Course: A Step-By-Step Guide helps you make money from the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum, with 4.5 hours of video tutorials. You can start learning now for <b>$15</b> (Orig. …

Cryptocurrency

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator

Building a token sale is at once quite simple — you build a token and sell it — and quite complex. A number of issues crop up immediately, including, but not limited to, the need for an expensive team of lawyers, marketers, social media experts and, until now, an expensive crew to build your smart …

Here’s a Beginner’s Guide to Buying Supreme

As any veteran of the line will tell you, it takes more than some cash or a credit card to buy Supreme clothing. Though it’s true that Supreme has …

eCommerce