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Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs To Build Ethereum Supply Chain

The man who helped turn Deloitte’s global blockchain practice into a $50 million operation has left the company.<p>After growing the Big Four accounting firm’s blockchain team from three people in 2012 to 1,200 people today, global blockchain lead Eric Piscini is striking out on his own, though he’s …

Blockchain

The culture of crypto mining is changing: here’s how

Cryptocurrencies have become a major topic of interest in the United States, in part due to the extreme volatility of the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Bitcoin rose from a modest value (under $1,000) to more than $15,000 in the span of a year, and now hovers between $6,000 and $12,000, with …

Cryptocurrency

5 easy-to-use tools to discover new ICO’s and cryptocurrencies

The last few decades have witnessed the rise of people who made their fortunes off the internet.<p>Some of these enterprising individuals built companies from an initial idea to global behemoths worth billions, while others became rich by investing in the stocks of internet-driven firms such as …

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About Bitcoin (Investors, Take Note)

There's one thing about Bitcoin that nobody is talking about, and it might literally ruin our economy.<p>Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jim Cramer all have the same advice regarding Bitcoin: <i>Stay away.</i><p>In fact, Buffett has even gone on record, stating, "I can say with almost certainty that …

Ripple Tanks 20 Percent After Coinbase Denies Plans to Add Cryptocurrency

A sliver of bad news in an otherwise great week for Ripple.<p>Ripple’s waves may have come to an abrupt halt. Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange …

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to buy Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty pleased with yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to …

10 Incredible Uses for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain You Probably Haven't Thought of

Cryptocurrency to battle election fraud? De-corrupt charities? Make the world greener? Who knew?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now, more than ever before is a time to be thinking about cryptocurrencies. Over the past few years, cryptocurrency has grown exponentially …

Fundraising

Predictions 2018: Why Blockchain Set to Break Out in the Enterprise

Blockchain is here and now, and it will continue to gain traction as it provides transparency to the supply chain–especially in complex supply chain …

Blockchain

What happens when supply chain meets blockchain?

It is Fintech Week here at Siliconrepublic.com, and we have been looking at the various ways in which blockchain has impacted the world of finance, …

Blockchain

Making sense of this year’s outrageous ICOs

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have raised a tremendous amount of capital in 2017. Filecoin raised $257 million. Tezos raised $232 million. Bancor raised $153 million. Status raised $108 million. And EOS raised $185 million in the first five days of a year-long ICO.<p>These numbers seem absolutely …

Hedge funds are cashing in on bitcoin mania — there are now more than 50 dedicated to cryptocurrencies

Digital currencies, such as bitcoin, are powered by distributed ledger technology and are not controlled by a centralized authority. The market for such currencies has exploded with over 800 coins on the market with a combined marketcap of $166 billion.<p>Autonomous NEXT, a fintech analytics firm, …

Cryptocurrency

Bank of America is building an AI helper for its mobile apps

If you've ever wanted to get financial advice from a computer, then you're going to love what Bank of America is working on. The company has announced that it's developing Erica, a "virtual assistant" designed to help customers better manage their finances. The service will sit inside the firm's …

The Pentagon is preparing to deploy mini-drone attack swarms

Using fast-developing computer algorithms for autonomous flight engineered to prevent mini-drones from crashing into one-another, the swarms are intended to perform a wide-range of strategically relevant missions.<p>The Pentagon's once-secret Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), aimed at harnessing …

Military

Drone pilot? Air Force offering up to $175G retention bonus

The U.S. Air Force announced Friday that it's offering experienced drone pilots a bonus worth up to $175,000 illustrating the military’s focus on the evolution of unmanned warfare.<p>The Air Force Times reported that the payout would be $35,000 per year for qualified pilots who agree to a five year …

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017

Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few.<p>And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out all the time, …

Drones

A New Model For Aging At Home: Care Management -- Every Step Of The Way

The vast majority of older Americans, 90 percent of them, want to age at home. Many have lived in their homes for decades, where they are surrounded by the familiar -- from photos on the wall to shops on the street -- and can visit or receive visits from family and neighbors. Today, there's no …

Health Care

This startup will use drones to map forests and plant trees at 1/10th of the usual cost

<b>I, for one, welcome our treeplanting drone overlords.</b><p>An Oregon startup is working on the development of drones that can plant and monitor trees on a …

Allstate Just Used Drones to Inspect Homes in Texas

Little flying robots outfitted with cameras may soon replace workers on ladders inspecting roofs.<p>Allstate (all) has been testing drones for …

Prefab house in Princeton by Marina Rubina was built in one day

This prefabricated family home in Princeton, New Jersey, by local architect Marina Rubina was conceived as an "experiment" in providing a …

The Industries Where Drones Could Really Take Off [Infographic]

In recent years, drone technology has attracted attention due to its use in countless conflicts around the world. Even though unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have proven hugely successful in military service for decades, they also hold enormous commercial potential. Companies are just beginning to …

Walmart Pay adds 14 states

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Walmart introduced Walmart Pay, its proprietary QR-code-based wallet, to 600 stores across 14 new states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Idaho, Delaware, and …

FinTech

THE DRONES REPORT: Market forecasts, regulatory barriers, top vendors, and leading commercial applications

A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a long list of clients in agriculture, land management, energy, and construction. Many of the vendors are smallish private companies and startups — although large defense-focused companies and industrial conglomerates …

Unmanned Aircraft

The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

Rinse Raises $3.5 Million So Millennials Can Continue Getting Other People To Do Their Laundry For Them

Millennials in SF seem to have it made with on-demand everything, including services that will pick up their dirty clothes and wash them so they don’t have to.<p>Rinse, an SF-based on-demand laundry startup, is just the latest to join the ranks of on-demand laundry services like Washio, Laundry …

Cleaning

Accel and DJI Announce Their $10 Million Drone Fund

DJI and Accel will both choose which drone companies are funded.<p>Get prepared for more drones.<p>As <b>Re/code</b> previously reported, startup investment firm Accel and Chinese drone company DJI will be co-running a fund focused on the unmanned aerial vehicle ecosystem. They’re contributing equal amounts of …

Drones