Exponential Finance Conference

Josh Brown goes down the bitcoin rabbit hole. Here's his early take on what the trade is

You walk halfway across Rivington Street and in the middle of the block there's an alley leading north, and then, inexplicably, it curves northwest. …

Bitcoin

Is Blockchain Worth the Trouble? Blythe Masters (and More) Say Yes at Sibos

Building with blockchain is tough – for every problem the tech promises to solve, it seems another pops up.<p>But if you take the advice of former …

Bitcoin

Ray Kurzweil predicts the exact year singularity will occur

Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses the Singularity with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Singularity

Max Levchin on the Future of FinTech, Equifax and Bitcoin

Bloomberg Markets<p>October 18th, 2017, 6:18 PM UTC<p>Max Levchin, chief executive officer of Affirm and co-founder of PayPal, discusses the future of …

Business

Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power 10/18/2017

Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power<p>October 18th, 2017, 8:49 PM UTC<p>Guests include: Max Levchin, PayPal's co-founder, David Shambaugh, George …

Bloomberg Markets

Applying the lessons of the '87 Crash to today's markets

October 19, 1987. That was the day the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points, or 22.6 percent, the biggest one-day decline in the history …

Trading

Affirm Wants To Move Beyond Simple Lending to Provide Financial Advice

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Online financial services company Affirm Inc. wants to move beyond simple lending to provide financial advice to customers, its founder and chief executive said Wednesday.<p>“Trust me to give you sound [financial] advice,” Max Levchin said at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ D.Live …

FinTech

Affirm CEO: Credit Security Is Centuries Behind

Max Levchin

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and they’re billions of years old, scientist claims

Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up people’s bums.<p>Cancer …

Aliens

And For Allergen’s Next Trick..Filling a $1.5 Billion Hole?

Not even Botox can wipe away the worry lines that followed <b>Allergan’s</b> (AGN) recent patent loss.<p>Yesterday, a federal district court judge invalidated …

Markets

3-year-old dies after falling into grease pit at ice cream store

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 3-year-old child died after falling into a grease pit while on a family outing at an Alabama ice cream shop.<p>The little girl was enjoying ice cream at a Bruster's in Auburn with her parents and five siblings when she stepped on the unsecured lid of a grease pit behind the shop and fell …

News (U.S.)

Fireside Chat with Max Levchin of Affirm

In an exclusive event for the Caltech Community, Max Levchin, the Co-Founder and former CTO of Paypal and the current Chief Executive of Affirm, is …

Max Levchin

Breaking Banks: How AI will change financial services

Two realistic utopians -- David Orban, founder of the London think tank Network Society Research, and Himi Khan, executive V.P. at the virtual …

Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil + Peter Diamandis: Disruptive Technologies, Mind-Boggling Predictions and Dangerous Ideas

Join futurist Ray Kurzweil @<b>KurzweilAINews</b> + @<b>PeterDiamandis</b> webinar on mind-boggling predictions: Oct 13 11:30am PTPeter & Ray will cover …

Ray Kurzweil

Dementia Patient At Center of Spoon-Feeding Controversy Dies

An Oregon woman with Alzheimer’s disease, whose husband claimed she was kept alive with spoon-feeding against her written wishes, has died.Nora …

Health Policy

Pigma Micron PN Pen

I have used Sakura Pigma Micron pens for years (decades, actually) as my go-to illustration pens. Microns can’t be beat for ink density, precise line …

Illustration

What If Your Company Asked People What They Wanted To Buy? These Guys Do...

Global brands are still wasting millions of pounds each year on advertising that doesn’t reach the right audiences at the right time. With increased competition and pressure for results, big companies are reviewing their marketing and go-to-market strategies with increasing frequency. One of the …

Entrepreneurship

Here Are 3 Good Reasons Why It’s Time to Return to the Moon

Since 1962 when President John F. Kennedy declared, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade,”moon exploration has sparked the imagination. Today, …

Emerging Technology

Building the Blockchain to End All Blockchains

Bitcoin, the first practical implementation of blockchain technology, was the buying opportunity of all time. The price of bitcoin has risen faster …

Bitcoin

Taiwan to Adopt Crypto-Friendly Stance

In remarks before a joint session of Taiwan’s parliament and cabinet members this week, Financial Supervisory Commission chairman Wellington Koo said …

Bitcoin

Energy East’s demise is Canada’s Peak Oil Divide moment

Canadian leaders cannot despise oil and pipelines and maintain high living standards. Without the goose, there will be no golden eggs.<p>It’s that …

Canadian News

Wearable device boosts "sight" for the blind and visually impaired

Jake Schmude was born without optical nerves — a rare condition that left him blind. But the talkative computer whiz has coped exceedingly …

Ray Kurzweil

4-year-old girl fatally struck by Comcast truck in Holbrook identified

The 4-year-old girl struck and killed by a Comcast utility truck in Holbrook was identified Sunday as Savannah Curran, the Norfolk district …

Boston

Intelligence Will Only Get You So Far: Artificial, Real Or Otherwise

Per economics 101, the value of anything is derived partly from time and place utility. People and machines can do a lot of things, but if they can’t …

Advertising Industry

The ‘Tesla of Ecovillages’ Is Building Self-Reliant Villages for the Coming Billions

In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, James Ehrlich shared insights on how combining lessons from nature with …

Sustainability

Ray Kurzweil + Peter Diamandis Webinar

• How will technology transform every major industry and impact your lives over the next 10 - 20 years?<br>• Is privacy dead?<br>• Is immortality just around the …

Singularity

Panoply CEO Issues Statement Challenging Oracle’s “Revolutionary” Truths on Autonomous Database Cloud Service

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Yaniv Leven CEO of Panoply, the world’s first and only ETL-less Smart Data Warehouse, today issued a statement …

Big Data

Quantum physicists conclude that existence cannot possibly be a computer simulation

Are we real? It is a philosophical question dating back to ancient times that has been revisited in popular culture over and over. The movies …

Quantum Mechanics

Tax cuts fueling the market melt-up, but signs show stocks are way 'overbought'

How much more can we pack on to the markets? That's the question the trading community is asking Thursday as we hit new highs in the S&P 500 for the …

Economy

CDC Considering Blockchain for Crisis Data Management

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly exploring the potential benefits of using blockchain technology for medical …

Data Management