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A small band of trading specialists are taking calls about $50 million bitcoin deals

"We got a call for a $50 million trade last week."<p>Kevin Beardsley isn't talking about an equities deal, or a bond trade, or a currency bet. Beardsley is the managing director at B2C2, an OTC trading firm, and he's talking about bitcoin.<p>Bitcoin has risen 600% since the beginning of the year, and now …

Twenty-Seven Ways Marketers Can Use Blockchain

<i>Blockchain is on the agenda at the Ad Age Next conference on Nov. 15 and 16. Come see PMG's Dustin Engel dive deep on "What the Heck Is Blockchain</i> …

Lyft raises $1 billion, led by Alphabet’s CapitalG

In a move that escalates the ride-hailing wars, Lyft said Thursday it has raised $1 billion in new financing led by CapitalG, the venture investment arm of Alphabet.<p>The funding values Lyft at $10 billion before the introduction of new capital. That is a significant jump from the San Francisco …

Venture Capital

Bitcoin Beats Classic Cars, Art, Wines in Luxury Investment Index

As the Bitcoin price starts to regain its strength following the short dip it experienced in the past week, the latest Knight Frank's Luxury …

Cryptocurrency

The inventor of microfinance has an idea for fixing capitalism

Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel peace prize for inventing microfinance, the practice of lending small sums at a low interest to allow people to start businesses. And yet he’s not a fan of capitalism. “Because of its total focus on money-making, [it] has become greed-oriented,” he says.<p>The belief that …

6 Old School Fashion Items You Need To Rock Now

We’ve all had to put up with our fair share of “when I was a boy” stories from a nostalgic grandfather or two. Happy to entertain pop’s relishing of …

Men's Fashion

Beginners Guide To Shiraz

<b>Every man needs to know a good Shiraz in order to win at life. The second part in our Magnificent Bastard’s Guide To Wine series sees our resident</b> …

How Apple Used iPhone 5S To Sabotage Every 2015 Android Smartphone

On September 10 2013 Apple launched the iPhone 5S. The company also discussed the A7 chip it had designed for the new smartphone, heralding the start of 64-bit mobile computing on iOS. Rival smartphone manufacturers were bounced into rushing out statements that committed them to their own 64-bit …

iPhone

The Top 10 Custom Motorcycles of 2014

2014 was the year that customs moved into the mainstream.<p>Nearly every major motorcycle brand has been working with independent builders: some publicly, and some privately. Yamaha and BMW are visibly throwing their weight behind the scene, while the Italians are working behind closed doors.<p>Indian …

Top 8 Revolvers From COMBAT HANDGUNS in 2014

While semi-auto pistols may get all the attention these days, the tried-and-true revolver still has a lot going for it—and a lot of life left in it …

How To Pronounce Luxury Brand Names

Imagine you’re making your very first red carpet appearance. “Finally,” you think, “I’ve made it.” You’re thrilled to be there, mixing and mingling …

Porsche's high-tech 'mirror' turns every car into a Macan

Porsche calls it the "Magic Mirror," but it's less a reflective device and more 12 high-def screens that track drivers pulling into the valet area at a mall in Los Angeles. As they pass the screens in their cars, they get to see what they'd look like pulling up in a Macan, Porsche's newest and …

Make for India better approach than Make in India: Raghuram Rajan

<b>New Delhi:</b> Providing the strongest critique to the government’s Make in India strategy, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday …

India

Meet Darkside, Russia's dark web drug lord

Among the handful of black markets that have survived law enforcement's recent crackdown on the Dark Web, the drug selling site RAMP is different: …

Global oil prices slide, rout undeterred by US jobs data

<b>New York:</b> Global oil prices slid further on Friday, with Brent on track for the first weekly close below $70 a barrel since 2010, as strong US …

Oil

China November data to show economy still cooling, add to stimulus expectations | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - A deluge of China data over the coming week is likely to show a persistent cooldown in the world’s second-largest economy, adding pressure on authorities to ramp up stimulus measures after unexpectedly cutting interest rates last month.<p>Growth in industrial output, exports and …

For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Imagine you're sitting back one evening, planning your holiday shopping list, knowing that every day you wait to get to the shops, the value of your money will be losing ground.<p>That's what's happening in places like Russia, Venezuela, Nigeria and other nations that rely heavily on oil exports.<p>Oil …

More big companies say they're concerned about climate risks

For anyone who maintains that climate change is not going to affect our lives, it may be worth listening to the concerns of America's publicly traded corporations.<p>These companies, which tend to be of a more conservative persuasion and not given to hyperbole, are increasingly concerned about how …

Sustainability

Climate Change Will Hurt Nations' Credit Ratings, S&P Warns

Add credit ratings to the list of things climate change might ruin.<p>According to a recent report released by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, rising global temperatures will put downward pressure on sovereign credit ratings. The international credit-rating firm warns that poorer countries and …

How To Run A Multiple Regression In Excel And Actually Understand The Results

It's easy to run a regression in Excel. The output contains a ton of information but you only need to understand a few key data points to make sense of your regression.<p>You need the Analysis Toolpak add-in to run regressions. It comes with Excel but you may need to load it if you don't see Data …

What Abenomics tells us about the great bond market asset bubble

Abenomics is working. Or is it?<p>Japan is going for broke with Shinzo Abe’s “three arrows” plan to reverse more than two decades of economic decline. In an effort finally to rid the country of deflation, the Japanese prime minister has pledged to double the country’s monetary base, to engage in …

Economics

Treasury hands control of Libor to NYSE Euronext

The Treasury is to hand control of London’s tarnished inter-bank interest rate to the owner of the New York Stock Exchange.<p>NYSE Euronext has been selected to take control of the London interbank offered rate (Libor). The rate is used to price some $300 trillion (£202 trillion) of loans and other …

Financial Conduct Authority

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations1, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly …

Is Android becoming a monopoly? Europe may believe so

Android has truly become an authority in the mobile market. A powerful operating system that costs nothing to the manufacturer and brings unlimited options to the consumer is hard to beat, a fact that is confirmed by last quarter’s marketshare reports. Google’s mobile OS has reached another …

Man has NFC chips implanted in hands to store Bitcoin wallet

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Bitcoin, it’s currently the biggest cryptocurrency in the world. For safety reasons, users of the currency normally keep the majority of their bitcoins offline, like on an encrypted USB stick or even physically on a piece of paper. In this day and age, …

The 10 Most Influential Business Books Of The Past Decade

For a little help, each year The Financial Times sifts through dozens of new business books. Along with its partner McKinsey (and previously Goldman Sachs) it gives an annual "Business Book of the Year" award to honor the créme de la créme of business writing.<p>This year, "Capital in the Twenty-First …

Scientists Used Game Theory To Prove That Being Selfish Pays Off

So concludes a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Building on other studies of the "prisoner's dilemma" and "game theory," or the study of decision-making, the researchers, Joshua Plotkin and Alexander Stewart from the University of Pennsylvania, …

Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You

The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer. Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads served to ideal potential customers. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to …

80% 1911 - Build a 1911 Pistol at Home, NO FFL

<b>California –</b>-(Ammoland.com)- 1911 pistol fans, you have to love Ares Armor, as they are definitely not afraid to stick it to the man, in this case …