May 2017 / 48 posts found

Bitcoin $3,000? Ex-fugitive cybersecurity legend sees ‘enormous momentum’

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Bitcoin $3,000? Ex-fugitive cybersecurity legend sees ‘enormous momentum’    What could go wrong? The sixth win in a row for the S&P 500, that is. Not even OPEC disappointments seem able to derail U.S. stocks, with early gains for HP helping the mood. Oil has been on a wild ride so far, check out our chart of the day for that. That other march higher — the rally for bitcoin BTCUSD, +11.14%, and other cryptocurrencies — is also still going strong. A single bitcoin is fetching more than $2,700. Some out there seem to have no doubt that $3,000 is [...]

7 Steps To Getting Started With Trade Coin Club

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7 Steps To Getting Started With Trade Coin Club *These instructions were written at the very beginning of the pre-launch of TCC with limited information available about the program and while some of the website was still in Portuguese and Spanish. So please be lenient on the accuracy of my instruction steps. Also, keep in mind that website updates and program changes may occur which could also change the process. As needed, I will make updates to this document and make it available here.  [7 Steps Version 1.4, Updated on 3-11-17] This is a written reference to accompany the Youtube [...]

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars

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Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars     On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as a future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wave. Andwhile Ford is looking to catch up to the leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturing, Toyota (through the Toyota Research Institute) appears to be taking the next fork in the road toward enabling that autonomous and electric future. Together with MIT’s Media Lab, Toyota has enlisted a series of partners that specialize in different aspects [...]

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing SEO: Get Ahead Or Fall Behind

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Artificial Intelligence Is Changing SEO: Get Ahead Or Fall Behind      The AI revolution is upon us, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It seemed like yesterday when things like automated social media posts, blog content, and chatbots were something laughable, not fully able to compete with human intelligence. However, these algorithms have accelerated almost to the point of reaching human logic, making marketers both excited and scared. On one end, the idea of having our content and customer data be delivered to us in a way that’s way more efficient than ever before is incredibly enticing [...]

Coinbase Hopes For Cryptocurrency’s ‘Netscape Moment’ With New App, Token

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Coinbase Hopes For Cryptocurrency's 'Netscape Moment' With New App, Token “Digital currency right now is having its Netscape moment” declared Coinbase chief executive Brian Armstrong at the Ethereal Summit, in Brooklyn, in a presentation about the cryptocurrency company’s most recent product, Token, “a messaging app with money baked in.” Speaking at the Ethereum-focused day-long conference featuring players in the decentralized web, Armstrong said that the Ethereum-based Token, in developer preview and unveiled a month ago, has four main features that show off the potential for innovation in blockchain-based products. First, it enables payments “in every country in the world from [...]

Bitcoin Price Breached $2,000, Pundits Coin-Flip What Comes Next

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Bitcoin Price Breached $2,000, Pundits Coin-Flip What Comes Next    Bitcoin price finally breached the much anticipated $2,000 line, sending excitement throughout the burgeoning global cryptocurrency community. As early as five a.m. GMT+2 on Saturday, CoinMarketCap listed the pacesetter of digital currency for $2014 with almost $34 mln Market Cap. The $2,000 lane has been expected for some time now but it intensified three days ago when Satoshi Nakamoto's brainchild stabilized at the $1,800 range. On Friday it made it to the $1,900s further increasing the $2,000 price obsession. As much as it is good news for the whole community, [...]

Dirty Politics Responsible for Confirmation Queues on Bitcoin Blockchain

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Dirty Politics Responsible for Confirmation Queues on Bitcoin Blockchain    As the number of unconfirmed Bitcoin transactions keeps increasing, a lot of users are left frustrated either by paying very high fees or experiencing protracted delays in their transactions. Most users are seeking ways to facilitate their already delayed transaction. Some patronize online services that claim to accelerate transaction confirmation, while others engage platforms that they believe would offer the opportunity to broadcast such transactions to the miner’s community. Reasons for confirmation delays In order to find a solution, the root cause of any given problem must be identified. With [...]

Can Applications Communicate Over Blockchains?

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Can Applications Communicate Over Blockchains?    The author Benedikt Herudek pushes the frontiers of decentralized systems in describing how Turing Machines can communicate over Blockchains. We will suggest introducing Turing Blockchain Machines, using Blockchains as a Turing Tape. Turing Machines are a simplified yet powerful Model for Computability and the every-day life programs we design and use. We introduce them as a ‘Gedankenexperiment’ on an abstraction of Blockchains as Turing Tapes with specific features to try to answer the question, if applications could communicate over the Blockchain. This endeavor is connected to the question, how far we can push Software [...]

IoT and Blockchain Technology Collide in the Payments Industry

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IoT and Blockchain Technology Collide in the Payments Industry    The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain-based advancements in the payments industry were among the many themes explored at TRANSACT, a tech-centric, payments industry conference held on May 10–12 in Las Vegas. A panel discussion entitled “How IoT is Revolutionizing Payments” included a brief discussion regarding the emerging intersection between the Internet of Things and blockchain technology in this industry. On a similar trajectory as the blockchain, much attention has been given to the future of IoT, defined as an ecosystem of physical devices — from mobile phones to wearable [...]

Signs that you’re addicted to Social Media

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Signs that you're addicted to Social Media           A new survey reveals that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people. A survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14 to 24, found Instagram was positive in terms of self-expression and self-identity but the #StatusofMind survey found that the photo-sharing app can negatively impact people's body image, sleep and fear of missing out. Celebrity ‘selfies’: (clockwise from top left) Miley Cyrus, Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais, Helen Flanagan and Tom Hanks. In addition, many youngsters today say they feel “panic-stricken and physically sick” if they do…