Wences Casares

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Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

Inside Sean Parker’s Wedding: The Planning Details, the Menu, the Décor, and the Favors

For the wedding of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas, the couple wanted to highlight their love of nature—particularly “old-growth forests,” writes David Kirkpatrick, who covered the wedding exclusively for Vanity Fair. Writing in detail for the first time about the Tolkien-esque costumes (364 in …

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

Apple leaks new iPhone: iOS 7 beta 4 reveals new biometric fingerprint sensor coming

We’ve been hearing about a biometric fingerprint sensor in a coming iPhone for some time. Maybe Apple felt the secrecy just wasn’t worth keeping up.<p>In the latest version of iOS 7, released today, Apple included code for a Biometric Kit user interface that would enable scanning of a fingerprint on …

Building Bitcoin into the Core Architecture of the Web – Inside Bitcoins NYC

How to get Bitcoin into the hands of 2.4 billion people not using it today<p>Bitcoin has plenty of room to grow. With a market cap of roughly $1 billion …

Carta Abierta a toda la Comunidad Bitcoin: Como Eliminar Para Siempre a su Tramposo Adversario Sistema-Monetario

Muy Sres Mios Bitcoiners, nos dirigimos a ustedes con el fin de anunciarles una medida inmediata, que, aplicada por su parte, puede liberar a toda la …

Tumblr porn is a bigger problem than Yahoo realizes

My startup promotes Internet family safety, and as a result I can lay claim to having indexed more pornography than perhaps any other company in the …

Ibiza: fantasy island | Financial Times

I am ploughing up and down a swimming pool in Ibiza and a slim-hipped man at the water’s edge is blowing his saxophone straight at me. At either end …