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John McAfee Says Blockchain Will Upend Business as We Know It in 5 Years (Hint: No Bosses, Banks or Retirement)

"You have to unlearn everything about 'I'm the boss, I make the rules.' In the blockchain world, nobody makes the rules," he says.<p>Politics, race and religion could all be fair game for dinnertime conversation with John McAfee, but if you’re a blockchain skeptic, you might want to keep your mouth …

Blockchain

Don't Believe Everything You Hear About Platform Businesses

Platforms are no panacea<p>When Enron was formed in 1985 through the merger of two natural gas pipeline companies, it became the second largest gas marketer in the America. Over the next decade the firm grew to be a dominant force in the industry and built a sophisticated trading operation that could …

Innovation

‘SmartLens’ app created by a high schooler is a step towards all-purpose visual search

A couple of years ago I was eagerly expectant of an app that would identify anything you pointed it at. Turns out the problem was much harder than anyone expected — but that didn’t stop high school senior Michael Royzen from trying. His app, SmartLens, attempts to solve the problem of seeing …

Machine Learning

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

The 10 Best Triceps Workout Moves

Your arms will thank you for these moves. Your t-shirts, not so much.<p>When it comes time to build a set of truly impressive arms, most guys just have one motion in mind: Curls. From dumbbells to barbells, weight racks to preacher benches, they think the key to massive gun growth is all about the …

MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding.This brings total equity funding to $67M since being founded in 2013.<p>The startup provides an all-in-one platform for anything finance related. A user …

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

13 Free Training Courses on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Introduction<p>When the world’s smartest companies such as Microsoft, Google, Alphabet Inc., and Baidu are investing heavily in Artificial Intelligence …

Spending habits of self-made millionaires from a guy who studied rich people for 5 years

After studying hundreds of people both rich and poor, author Tom Corley explains the spending habits of self-made millionaires and how it helped them grow their wealth.<p><b>Tom Corley:</b> So some of the most important habits of self-made millionaires that I uncovered in my research. Well, the first will be …

Nearly $150K Per Post? What You Need To Know About China's Key Opinion Leaders

What are key opinion leaders (KOLs) and why should I care about them? Good question. KOLs in China are essentially social media influencers. Think the Kardashians but with more clothes on.<p>Like the Kardashians, Chinese KOLs wield a lot of influence in the country. For instance, according to a report …

China

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though it’s been known for some time that …

​This Deadly 40-Minute Workout Will Shrink Your Belly​ | Men’s Health

This routine consists of five 7-minute parts, each with 3 moves performed back to back to back. Do each part in the order listed with 1 to 2 minutes of rest between parts.<p><b>Part 1</b><p>1. Pushup, 7 reps<p>2. Squat, 7 reps<p>3. Burpee, 7 reps<p>That’s 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 7 minutes, resting as …

10 Startups Leveraging Blockchain Technology in India

The concept of blockchain technology was formulated in 2008. However it is safe to say that it remained as an area of interest only for virtual …

Starting up in China: how to go from idea to product in 6 months

Six months ago my business partner and I sat in a Beijing Starbucks with nothing but an idea for an app and some notepads. Neither of us comes from …

A tech founder who sold his first startup for £40 million shares his advice for budding entrepreneurs

Now, three years later and after a stint in San Francisco, he's heading up a new venture, retail technology company Hero, and hoping it will be equally successful.<p>Business Insider caught up with Crane and Hero's founder Adam Levene, an early employee at Grapple, to get their advice for first-time …

Startups

Could Fintech’s Insurance Innovations Disrupt the Industry? | Investopedia

As financial technology startups continue to take the banking industry by storm, some experts predict that fintech insurance innovations will be the …

Insurance

Blockchain Technology To Revolutionize Traditional Banking | Investopedia

One of the biggest threats to the banking sector today is technology. Whether it is coming from large technology firms such as Google Inc. <b></b>(GOOG), …

CodeMade.io is a place to find open-source Internet of Things Inspiration

Most people who learn to code typically encounter the same problem during their first few months. They’ll read a book or two and learn the basics of a programming language. They’ll write a few short programs. They’ll figure out how to print <i>“Hello World”</i> to the screen, and then they’ll figure out …

Top 10 Fintech – Disruptors And Innovators

Top 10 Fintech – Disruptors And Innovators. Credit cards, as the default spending currency, are slowly coming to an end. A natural evolutive process …

Top 10

Andreessen Horowitz Just Led a $15 Million Investment Round in This Fintech Startup

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $15 million investment in PeerStreet, a financial technology startup that gives individual …

12 timeless UI patterns analyzed

Cards allow sites to present a heavy dose of content in a digestible manner. As we explain in our Web Design Book of Trends 2015–2015, cards are popping out everywhere lately, and this pattern’s success is directly related to its usefulness.<p>Cards act as containers for clickable information: …

UI Design

Indonesian P2P industry seeks regulatory clarity

JAKARTA -- Peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending is surging in Indonesia, prompting regulators to prioritize the establishment of a legal framework to …

Administrative Law

Disruptive Innovation Brings Personalization to Financial Services

Disruptive innovation is occurring throughout the financial industry. Young FinTech firms such as SoFi and Self Lender are changing the way consumers …

Innovation

How startups are trying to fix consumer debt

TX Zhuo Contributor<p>TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Winning deals as a new venture capital fund<br>• Teaching startups the art of the sale<p>Consumer debt remains one of the biggest …

Uber Surrenders In China, Will Join Forces With Rival Didi

Uber’s prolonged land war in China is over: Uber’s China unit will merge with competitor Didi Chuxing, ending a fierce multi-billion-dollar battle for the largest ridesharing market in the world.<p>As part of the deal, Uber and its Chinese investors will reportedly receive 20% of the merged company, …

China

Software is still eating the world

Jeetu Patel Contributor<p>Jeetu Patel is the chief strategy officer and head of Box Platform.<p>Marc Andreessen penned his famous “Why Software Is Eating the World” essay in The Wall Street Journal five years ago. Today, the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is considered …

Train your TensorFlow Models on Rescale | Rescale

Google released TensorFlow (www.tensorflow.org), an open source machine learning library, last November which attracted huge attention in the field …

The most common marketing mistake startups make

I’ve seen the same basic marketing mistake play out at some of the best software companies in the world: If your marketing team needs help from engineering to update their website (publish new posts, edit copy, upload images, etc.), then they have been set up to fail.<p>This mistake is most often made …