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It's Going to Get Easier to Make Money the Next 5 to 10 Years, and It's Because of These 5 Technologies

From cryptocurrencies to mobile pay, today's innovations have me excited for the future of our wallets.<p>As an entrepreneur and an angel investor, I get really excited about the future of personal finance.<p>As new technologies develop, from cryptocurrencies to virtual wallets, I see advantages for …

5 Ways Blockchain Is Changing The Face Of Innovation of 2018

The surging popularity of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies offers a vision of a more efficient world where individuals can deal directly with each other without trusted centralised institutions.<p>That’s the positive narrative , but technology has promised many things in the past, only for them to either …

Blockchain

JPMorgan has found a trigger for the next big market collapse

JPMorgan has noticed a big shift in markets that should have any investor worried.<p>Yes, traders are clearly already spooked, as evidenced by Thursday's massive 1,000-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, and Monday's similarly stark decline. But this is a longer-term issue — one that's …

The 2 Best Pot Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid

If Canada legalizes adult-use marijuana, select pot stocks could soar. However, investors will have to choose wisely.<p>The pot industry is among the …

Investing

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

Everything You Need to Know About Ethereum

From catalysts to concerns, here's your one-stop guide to all things Ethereum.<p>Cryptocurrencies have been unstoppable this year. When the calendar …

Top Marijuana Stocks to Buy in 2018

Looking for promising marijuana stocks to buy for the new year? Think two words: "O Canada."<p>Investing in marijuana stocks seems practically stuffy in …

Blockchain-Based CVs Could Change Employment Forever

A new and potentially revolutionary application of blockchain technology could have wide-ranging implications for the way employers assess candidates and fill vacancies.<p>Blockchain is basically a method of recording information on a distributed and encrypted ledger – eliminating the need for trust, …

Blockchain

5 Factors That Could Have a Major Impact on Gold Prices in the Second Half of 2017

Here's what could make gold shine or lose its luster in the months to come.<p>Physical gold investors have been taken for quite the ride over the past …

Investing

Is Big Data Doing More Harm Than Good? | Inc.com

,In 1931, a 25 year-old Austrian named Kurt Gödel defied logic, literally, with his incompleteness theorems which proved that every formal system eventually fails. What made this discovery even more devastating was that Gödel himself was a logician and his theorems took the form of a logical proof. …

Wall Street

What the Best Transformational Leaders Do

Companies that claim to be “transforming” seem to be everywhere. But when you look more deeply into whether those organizations are truly redefining what they are and what they do, stories of successful change efforts are exceptionally rare. In a study of S&P 500 and Global 500 firms, our team …

Understanding Machine Learning

What Exactly Is Machine Learning?<p>Here’s the simplest definition I came across, from Berkeley: Machine learning is “[...] the branch of AI that …

What Is Internet Marketing? Advice From An Eight-Figure Earner

The allure of so-called internet riches is nothing new. At every bend and turn in a gauntlet of online gurus, you’ll find internet marketers looking to hype up this supposed dream of making money online or earning passive income while kicking up your feet and letting the cash roll in. While …

Marketing

Stop Wanting And Start Doing: 5 Practices For Building Mental Toughness

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions the “secret” to harnessing mental toughness to overcome adversity. The “secret,” I tell them, isn’t a secret but a fact that they don’t want to hear because it’s simple. But simple isn’t easy. That secret is this: make a decision and go with it.<p>That’s it.<p>I …

Self-help

Machine Learning: Classification Models

These days the terms “AI”, “Machine Learning”, “Deep Learning” are thrown around by companies in every industry, they’re the type of words that make …

Machine learning will be a game-changer for esports

It’s a total understatement to say that the growing presence of machine learning in games is big news. The technology promises to turn the industry topsy-turvy by changing our perception of what’s possible in a gaming experience.<p>Game studios are ground zero.<p>They’re applying machine learning to …

Machine Learning

Chinese banks are using blockchain to fight fraud

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Chinese banks are hiring blockchain experts as the government pushes use of the technology behind bitcoin to increase transparency and combat fraud in its financial sector.<p>Lenders have struggled for years with outdated and disparate technology. While four Chinese banks rank among the …

Blockchain

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

Key Levels To Watch In The U.S. Dollar And Euro

For the past few years, I’ve been watching an important consolidation pattern in the U.S. dollar because I believed that another major move would likely occur when the dollar finally broke out. The U.S. Dollar Index finally launched a bullish breakout due to optimism about Donald Trump’s election …

Trading

Why AI and Cybersecurity Will Be Extremely Important in 2017

Artificial intelligence may be the hot trend of 2016, but the term itself opens up a debate. Some praise AI, while others believe reliance on AI is …

Artificial Intelligence

Mark Cuban Recommends These 5 Books for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Mark Cuban is a powerhouse. A savvy entrepreneur, exacting investor, and professional sports team owner, his suggestions, then, carry weight. Here are five of his top picks for reading material for aspiring as well as current entrepreneurs:<p>1. <i>Rework</i>, by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson<p>While …

Entrepreneurship

Bitfury Executive Predicts: In 2017, Bitcoin’s Blockchain will Likely be at Helm of Financial Revolution

George Kikvadze, vice chairman of major Bitcoin mining and Blockchain technology company Bitfury, laid out his expectations and predictions for 2017 …

Bitcoin

How blockchain will transform our cities

Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud …

Insurtech platform revenues to approach US$235 billion by 2021, driven by machine learning and blockchain adoption: report

Fintech platform revenues derived from supporting the insurance industry will reach almost US$235 billion globally by 2021, up 34% year-over-year …

Machine Learning

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

Blockchain Lures Central Banks as Danes Consider Minting E-Krone

There’s a growing number of central banks questioning the point of printing paper money.<p>In Denmark, the wardens of cash are now looking into …

Central Banks

Here’s how fintech will impact emerging markets in 2017

Mobile payments, digital wallets, and other forms of financial technology (fintech) have seen widespread adoption in the West, but fintech has a whole new meaning for the developing world.<p>Because of the largely unbanked populations in emerging markets, fintech companies serving those markets are …

Emerging Markets

Big data and analytics trends in 2017: James Kobielus’s predictions

Every December, I publish my predictions of data industry trends for the upcoming year. Here are my forecasts for trends in big data analytics, data …

IBM's Watson for Cyber Security puts a new face on machine learning

The IBM Watson for Cyber Security beta program aims to augment human intelligence, but experts question if IBM can distinguish it from other machine …

Machine Learning