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Where stablecoins are headed

Price volatility is often considered to be one the biggest barriers to mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange. While this will become less of an issue over time as cryptocurrency prices stabilize, there are a number of…

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The Ledger of Szabo: Create your own NFT in-game character

In preparation for launching The Ledger of Szabo next week, we're letting anyone create their own tradable character NFTs that are playable within the game universe. You may recall the shoutout from Vitalik about integrating Lightning Network…

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An overwhelming task

Something amazing happened to me. I was leaving a meeting to enter another, disappointed for not being able to gather time to write and preparing for the adrenaline rush that generates me entering a meeting without any notion of the subject in…

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Iran's Centuries-Old Windmills May Soon Stop Turning

In the village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, Mohammad Etebari serves as the last keeper of an ancient tradition. Now elderly, Etebari has dedicated his life to keeping the town's few dozen historic windmills turning. But Etebari doesn't know…

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Bitcoin Payments 6x Cheaper for Municipalities, Says Canadian Exchange

Evan Kuhn, Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinberry's co-founder, stated that accepting Bitcoin (BTC) for taxes is more efficient than using bank card payments. As real estate news outlet Mansion Global reported on Aug. 22, Kuhn claims that…

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Japan Lines Up to Join Germany in All-Negative Yield Curve Club

Japan's sovereign debt market is in danger of joining Germany with negative bond yields across all maturities. Yields in the Asian nation are already negative all the way out to debt maturing in 15 years, and buyers from home and abroad have been…

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Opcode repricing

This is the discussion for an EIP to reprice certain opcodes (BALANCE, SLOAD) and introduce a new opcode SELFBALANCE) for the next hardfork. I assume the reason for these opcodes getting more expensive is that the state tree grows and thus they…

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The fight for seed

When Mike Fitzsimmons went out to raise his seed round, he negotiated with all the usual suspects. The second-time founder needed a few million to get his cloud SaaS hiring tool, Crosschq, off the ground. And as a repeat CEO, he had options. It was…

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These are the world's best universities

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the best university in the world for the eighth year running, according to research firm QS. MIT leads the World University Rankings with a maximum score of 100, on the basis of a range of factors…

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Fires in Brazil

In the Amazon rainforest, fire season has arrived. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato…

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Ready to stomp on it': Documents reveal staggering power of tech giant lobbying

Executives at tech giants like Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), and Apple (AAPL) say they want a nationwide law that protects user data. But at the state level, the actions of the companies tell a different story. A Yahoo Finance…

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Empire Of Sin Is A Mobster's Delight

by Javy Gwaltney on Aug 22, 2019 at 05:13 PM Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac One of the most pleasant surprises of E3 was Romero Games' strategy/RPG hybrid Empire Of Sin. The isometric game casts you as one of 14 gangsters (some…

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For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

In 2018, Mei'lani Eyre, an 18-year-old computer science student at Cascadia College in Washington state, was in the middle of a phone interview with a hot shot Y Combinator-funded tech company, when the interviewer barked at her to stop talking and…

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Devcon + Carry: Save hundreds on Devcon travel with unpublished rates on flights and hotels

We're running a special promotion for DevCon: we'll organize your conference travel for free. Example message: 'Hey Carry, I need to go from NYC to Osaka from October 7 - 12' Hey Carry, I need to go from New York to Osaka from Oct 7 - 12 We save…

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How to Launch a Bitcoin ATM Business

The Bitcoin ATM market is “mooning.” When the first Bitcoin ATM was installed in Vancouver, Canada in 2013, Bitcoin was still a largely unknown phenomenon. Fast forward to 2019, Bitcoin and Bitcoin ATMs are seemingly everywhere.

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Back to work! Techstars Music 2020: Growing global capital for music tech

…we are thrilled to announce, Entertainment One, the global independent studio known for horror film Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark, hit television series The Rookie and children's staples Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. eOne also manages UK mega…

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Pundi X Expands Crypto Payments to Venezuelan Department Store Chain

Cryptocurrency startup Pundi X has partnered with major Venezuelan chain Traki, who will now offer Pundi X's blockchain-based point-of-sale devices for crypto payments. Pundi X announced the expansion in an official blog post on Aug. 20. The…

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L'hécatombe sociale se poursuit dans la finance européenne

La série noire des suppressions de postes dans la finance se poursuit. Jeudi, BNP Paribas a confirmé l'existence d'un programme d'optimisation et de simplification dans sa filiale de services aux investisseurs institutionnels, BNP…

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