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There's a Huge Opportunity for Everyone in Crypto, It's Called KYC/AML

<i>Bruce Silcoff is the CEO of Shyft</i> <i>in Toronto, which is focused on developing blockchain-based solutions for digital identity and KYC/AML …

Blockchain

I Spent $200 on a Weighted Blanket, and It's Changed My Entire F*cking Life

<i>Editor's note: The author wrote this while curled up under a weighted blanket.</i><p>My Friday nights are typically saved for drinking wine, catching up on my DVR, and surfing the internet. (Do people still say "surfing the internet?") Late last year, during one of these weekly rabbit-hole sessions, I …

Barack Obama

Mac: How to see Wi-Fi passwords for networks you’ve connected to

Have you ever needed to pull up a password for a Wi-Fi network you’ve previously connected to? Luckily your Mac probably has it saved, here’s how to look it up.<p>If you use iCloud Keychain, you should also be able to look up the passwords for the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected to with your …

Wi-Fi

BMW Slashes Subscription Service Prices

Earlier this year BMW announced the launch of its first monthly subscription program which would allow interested parties to gain access to a host of …

Financial Services

Bitcoin's Second-Ever Developer Is Back (With a Big Vision for Crypto)

There are early adopters, then there are early early adopters.<p>Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the first coder to work alongside bitcoin's …

Blockchain

2019 BMW M2 Competition

Munich’s bite-size coupe packs a king-size punch.<p>Carved into the mountains of southern Spain east of the historic city of Ronda resides the fast and technical 3.4-mile <i>Circuito Ascari</i>. The racetrack flows smoothly yet is mentally demanding. Linking the chicanes and off-camber sections that comprise …

Real Estate

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The most powerful production versions of the Corvette and 911 probe the boundaries of road-car capabilities.<p><i>From the August 2018 issue</i><br>Rivalries never rest. A Bostonian’s contempt for New York doesn’t stop at baseball. Even when the Bears are garbage, the Packers don’t phone it in. The Wendy’s …

Sports Cars

Five ways to identify a Bitcoin Bull Run?

For those who’ve seen Bitcoin for over a year now knows what’s a bull run is, how it crushes alt-coins to dust and how they all regain their status …

Cryptocurrency

Uber Co-Founder and E*Trade Alum Launch No-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading

More competition is coming to the commission-free cryptocurrency trading market. Voyager, a startup backed by an Uber co-founder as well as an early …

Cryptocurrency

Dogecoin For Decentralization

The bitcoin dream is a permissionless, decentralized currency immunized from predation by encryption where trusting anyone is unnecessary.<p>A system that doesn’t need to trust, where a person doesn’t need permission, ruled by laws that can be changed by anyone but only go into effect with consensus, …

Cryptocurrency

This stock could be like buying Netflix for $1.87

One legendary investor is quietly scooping up shares of one under-the-radar West Coast company.<p>If you’ve ever had to spend any time on the phone with your cable company…you won’t be surprised to hear that Americans are abandoning cable in droves.<p>Fortune reports that by the end of last year, over 30 …

Trading

Coinbase’s big week

Coinbase has earned a reputation for itself as the most trusted cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S. And last week the six-year-old San Francisco-based company made key strides towards mainstreaming cryptocurrency use.<p>The company announced early in the week that it has been given the go ahead to …

Cryptocurrency

BMW M cars will all be hybrid or electric by 2030

It’s no surprise that BMW M’s future is electric, the company has publicly acknowledged before that some of the future M models will have some sort …

BMW

21 Books Highly Recommended by Successful Executives

Looking for a good title to pick up? Here's where to start.<p>Whether you like to listen to audiobooks during your commute or spend your free time gaining new perspectives within the pages of hard copy, voracious readers are always looking for something good to consume. Here are nearly two dozen ideas …

Pest Control

One of the Biggest Crypto Exchanges Is Heading to the Caribbean

Due diligence in the sometimes shadowy universe of digital money often means trying to unscrew the inscrutable.<p>Bitfinex, one of the largest …

Explainer: What is a blockchain?

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

The 5 Best ICOs in 2018 Which Might Make You a Millionaire

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had all the money in the world? Everyone has. But we take it to be just daydreaming.<p>According to …

BMW 5 Series is MotorWeek's Best Luxury Sedan

Despite having one of the best histories of performance driving machines in the entire automotive industry, BMW has been more criticized than ever in …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Next Ethereum Blockchain Game Has Arrived & Early Adapters Are Rushing To Cash In On The Next Crypto Craze: Crypto Countries

Countries on the Blockchain<p>On paper games like Crypto Countries, Cryptocelebrities & Cryptokitties sound silly. But, like the aforementioned …

Could Amazon be launching its own cryptocurrency?

The Beginning of Amazon Cryptocurrency?<p>Last month, a rumor began circulating that suggested Amazon would soon announce plans to begin accepting …

Bitcoin is skyrocketing because 2 of the biggest exchange groups in the world are launching bitcoin futures — here's what that means

Just when you thought you finally got your head around bitcoin, along comes a new bitcoin-linked financial product: bitcoin futures.<p>CME, the Chicago-based exchange giant, said on Tuesday that it would launch a bitcoin futures product before the end of the year. Last year CME launched a bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Price Might Exceed $1 Million, More Millionaires in World Than Bitcoins

While sources differ on the number of millionaires in the world, Credit Suisse estimates the number at about 35 million. This figure accounts for all …

IRS Now Has a Tool to Unmask Bitcoin Tax Cheats

Cryptocurrencies were supposed to be largely anonymous. But a software tool gives the IRS has a better chance of identifying people who hide their …

Zen Protocol is the next step for cryptocurrency contracts

Zen Protocol (ZP) came out of stealth mode earlier this month to present an alternative to Ethereum. ZP is a platform designed to make moving Bitcoin and other assets with smart-contracts easier, more efficient, and friendlier to noobs where it matters: in their wallets.<p>It’s integrated with Bitcoin …

Your ultimate guide to the upcoming fork that's splitting the Bitcoin community

There’s a lot of fuss in the bitcoin community about what will happen on August 1. Will the cryptocurrency split into two new ones? Will it not? What is BIP 91? What is BIP 148? What is SegWit?<p>The incredibly significant date is just around the corner but there are still so many unanswered questions!<p>…

Here's How Entrepreneurs Are Making Cryptocurrency Mainstream and Starting a Revolution

Ethereum, Bitcoin, Stratis, Sia, and others are becoming mainstream thanks to entrepreneurs.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This column has been updated to disclose the writer's advocacy of blockchain technology--the underpinning of all crytocurrencies--and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning about these</i> …

Cryptocurrency

More evidence coffee drinkers live longer — even those ordering decaf

Tall, grande or venti? Your answer may depend on whether you believe this.<p>People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may be less likely to …

Coffee

What is bitcoin, how does it work and what affects its price?

Few technologies have the ability to stir passionate online debate and baffle the vast majority of the population as bitcoin. The virtual currency rocketed in value last year before crashing at the start of 2018.<p>But bitcoin appears here to stay, at least for the time being. Although the price has …

Cryptocurrency

Behind the scenes with Tezos, a new blockchain upstart

Alice Lloyd George Contributor<p>Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”<br>• Using drones to build the ambulance fleet …