Scott Blomquist

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Stop pretending like you understand cryptocurrency and take these online courses

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential "Best Of" lists, and planning extremely …

Bitcoin splits in two amid feud

Bitcoin is dividing in two. Disagreements about how to operate the cryptocurrency have led to a new strand called Bitcoin Cash, which is breaking off from the bitcoin system.<p>Bitcoin Cash launches Tuesday in what is known as a "hard fork" from bitcoin, a virtual currency based on peer-to-peer …

The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition

We published “The Uninhabitable Earth” on Sunday night, and the response since has been extraordinary — both in volume (it is already the most-read …

These are the most promising cryptocurrencies right now

<i>This article was updated Feb. 7, 2018, to reflect new figures in cryptocurrency values.</i><p>It’s the age of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s value soared …

Cryptocurrency

Manufactured Illiteracy and Miseducation: A Long Process of Decline Led to President Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s ascendancy in American politics has made visible a plague of deep-seated civic illiteracy, a corrupt political system and a contempt …

This Ethereum flash crash shows how cryptocurrency markets are super risky

The cryptocurrency market for Ethereum plummeted late Wednesday. This wasn't a quick dip, but a flash crash that sent the price from $317 to a low of …

Cryptocurrency

We Can’t Fight Climate Change if We Keep Lying to Ourselves

<i>The sun sets at Juliette, Ga., behind the coal-fired facility known as Plant Scherer, one of the nation’s top carbon dioxide emitters. (Branden Camp</i> …

Future Thinkers

19 Industries The Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt.<p>Read more: http://futurethinkers.org/industries-blockchain-disrupt

Thieves use Facebook tricks to steal your money and turn it into Bitcoin

Polish internet swindlers have cooked up an elaborate scam that involves taking over your Facebook profile to ransack your bank account and swiftly transfer the stolen funds to anonymous Bitcoin wallets.<p>Discovered by independent cybersecurity research collective BadCyber, the unusual deceit has …

Voucher program helps well-off Vermonters pay for prep school at public expense

<b>(woodsy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Residents of small Vermont towns can use state vouchers to send their children to boarding school on public dime<p>Annie Waldman<p>June 12, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>A self-made Vermonter, Glenn Bowman has sent both his children to out-of-state …

Education

Ethereum, Altcoins In Spotlight of Investors in 2017: Report

While the spotlight has been on Bitcoin due to its record-breaking all-time highs, other cryptocurrencies are also on the rise. Though many investors …

2 Features That Could Make iPhone 8 Best-Selling Phone of All-Time

It’s an open secret that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is building a completely new iPhone model. Shares of the iPhone maker are up more than 28% so far …

Brilliant gadget lets you control any garage door opener you already have from your phone

Everyone is on a mission right now to make everything in and around their homes “smart.” Connected devices offer all sorts of benefits over “dumb” …

SpaceX could send its biggest rocket to space in three months

SpaceX is preparing a used booster for relaunch on June 17th, but it's apparently getting its heavy lift rocket ready for lift off sometime this year, as well. According to company chief Elon Musk's response to one of his Twitter followers, all three of the Falcon Heavy cores should be at Cape …

So SpaceX is having quite a year

We offer a review of SpaceX's progress toward key goals this year.<p>SpaceX had difficult years in 2015 and 2016, as two accidents with its Falcon 9 …

Space Travel

Beyond a lie: The White House is creating misinformation as propaganda

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>The White House isn’t misinformed. It’s trying to deliberately spread misinformation<p>Eric Boehlert<p>June 7, 2017 4:39pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>Lying about public policy has become standard practice for the Trump White House, as well as leaders of the …

Chain is Now Working on Six 'Citi-Sized' Blockchain Networks

Fresh off the news that Chain helped orchestrate a live blockchain integration that successfully connected Nasdaq's stock exchange and Citi's banking …

Investing

10.5-inch iPad Pro vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017): What's The Difference?

Finally we have an all new iPad Pro range. This week Apple announced upgrades for both its (2016) 9.7-inch iPad Pro and (2015) 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Both have received substantial upgrades, but it is the former which is likely to get more attention.<p>Why? Let’s break down the differences between</b> …

Will Bitcoin ETF Ever Be Accepted by US Regulators?

One of the biggest questions most Bitcoin enthusiasts would have about the cryptocurrency is whether or not Bitcoin exchange traded funds will be …

CONSULTING FIRM TO WALL STREET: Don't worry about blockchain's cost — just start working with it

The technology is thought to have the potential to improve productivity across Wall Street in areas such as as banking, payments, and the capital markets. But the degree to which blockchain will revolutionize financial services is really anyone's guess.<p>Blockchain became a ubiquitous Street buzzword …

Financial Services

DirecTV Now will work exclusively on Chrome, dropping Safari & Internet Explorer in July

DirecTV Now, a live-TV streaming service that piggybacks on AT&T’s television services, is one of the ways that cable cord-cutters can still access their favorite shows online. Now, without any official notice as of this writing, customers visiting the site on Safari and Internet Explorer are being …

Google Chrome

Trump Administration Names More Former Lobbyists With Ethics Waivers

The Trump administration has granted ethics waivers or partial releases to about a dozen federal agency officials, freeing them from full compliance with ethics rules.<p>That's according to documents released Wednesday by the Office of Government Ethics.<p>This latest release marks the second wave of …

Here are the ways to buy into Bitcoin

This huge increase in price has led some investors to not only some to wonder if they should invest in bitcoin, but even how to invest in bitcoin in the first place. After all, it's not like they can purchase a bitcoin at their brokerage or bank. Heck, one can't even buy a bitcoin at Amazon.com, …

Jane Sanders launches “Sanders Institute” to “revitalize democracy”

<b>Jane O'Meara Sanders joins her husband, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at a campaign rally, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP)</b><p>Jane Sanders, partner to Bernie, launches a nonprofit with a slate of renowned progressive fellows<p>Charlie …

Middle-class

Apple’s next major display innovation is coming soon, but not to the iPhone

One of the iPhone features Apple steadily improved over the years was the smartphone’s screen. The Retina display quality soon became the norm in the …

NASA's New Mars Rover Concept Looks Like The Batmobile, And It's Awesome

This thing is enormous.<p>A massive concept rover will be traveling the country this summer as part of NASA and the Kennedy Space Centre's 'Summer of …

Man dead after being shot by LAPD officers and run over by their cruiser; toy gun found near body, police say

Los Angeles police officials are investigating how officers killed a man in Wilmington, first shooting him before their cruiser ran over and pinned him, authorities said Wednesday.<p>The officers had responded about 9 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a man with a handgun in the 1100 block of North …

So, you’ve bought Bitcoin. Now what?

So, you’ve bought Bitcoin. Now what?<p>Getty Images<p>So, you’ve bought Bitcoin (or another cryptocurrency) and – hey! – it’s shot up in value. Good for …

Here’s what you probably didn’t know about NASA’s Mars Rover Concept

Here’s what you probably didn’t know about NASA’s Mars Rover Concept<p>Photos of the Mars Rover Concept have been going around on social media for some …

What's holding up the blockchain?

It’s not technology or regulation holding back the blockchain - software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet - we just …