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The Floating Utopia of Salesforce Park

Salesforce Park, in downtown San Francisco, sits atop the Salesforce Transit Center, above Salesforce Plaza, in the shadow of Salesforce Tower. It is a lush, five-and-a-half-acre rooftop arcadia of rolling meadows and meticulously landscaped…

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A comparison of American and English Civil Liberties

I can. England is not a free country. When quoting Winston Churchill or the Bible verbatim on a street corner is enough to get you arrested and charged with a crime, freedom isn't merely losing. It's lost. And if the UK can slide quite as far as it…

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Foreign Secretary announces free speech funding

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has today (Thursday 2 November) committed UK support for freedom of expression projects in countries where press freedom is curtailed. Today, on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists…

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Bitcoin's Best Ally Is Just Time: Pompliano

This post is part of CoinDesk's 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. A nthony Pompliano is the co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital. Anthony 'Pomp' Pompliano is one of…

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How A Traveling Consultant Helps America Hide The Homeless

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert Marbut hadn't shaved, and he looked terrible. His bushy brown hair, normally parted neatly, stuck out at odd angles. His clothes stank of beer. Standing in line for lunch at the Halifax Urban Ministries building…

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BSI - Homepage - Towards Secure Blockchains

In this document, the BSI studies blockchains primarily from the point of view of IT security, but also considers further implications of the basic technical design, e.g. on efficiency or compliance with requirements from data protection. In…

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Electronic Swiss franc? Not so fast, government says

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government took a downbeat view of creating a central bank digital currency for public use, saying it could do more harm than good and destabilize the financial system. 'Universally accessible central bank digital…

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Ross Ulbricht Uses Elliot Waves to Predict Bitcoin's Trajectory From Behind Bars - Bitcoin News

Bakkt has launched two new regulated bitcoin derivatives products. Within hours of launch, Bakkt announced that over 1,000 futures contracts… read more. For those standing very close to the crypto charts, it might be easy to get discouraged…

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Risks of the THORChain Project

THORChain is not without risks and it is important everyone understands them. They are covered below. The following are the possible technical risks: THORChain uses the well-built replicated state machine known as Cosmos, built with Tendermint…

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Blockchain and Trust

In his 2008 white paper that first proposed bitcoin, the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto concluded with: 'We have proposed a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.' He was referring to blockchain, the system behind bitcoin…

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Twitter To Move Platform To Blockchain: What Does This Mean For Users?

Jack Dorsey wants to shift Twitter on blockchain platform. Dorsey believes that social media is focused on content and conversation that sparks controversy and outrage, rather than conversation which informs and promotes health. Twitter is building…

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Banks could save more than $70 billion using new tech by 2025

Bloomberg News December 13, 2019 North American banks could save more than $70 billion through 2025 using technology to automate jobs or assist employees, according to estimates from Accenture Plc. The study released Thursday found that the broader…

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Ethereum By the Numbers - November 2019

By far the biggest event in November was MakerDAO's protocol upgrade which created Mulitcollateral DAI which now accepts both ether and basic attention token as collateral for dai generation. Additionally, Maker released the Dai Savings Rate where…

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Eat meat. Not too little. Mostly fat.

Draft v1.0.0.a, 2013-12-28, a joint post by Zooko and Amber Many people have asked me and Zooko where to begin with a ketogenic diet, or how to troubleshoot a ketogenic diet that hasn't given all the benefits they were hoping for. On our science…

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The mentors inspiring the next generation of young black professionals

As a young black professional in the media, I sometimes feel I've got two full-time jobs. There's the dynamic, all-consuming day job, working as a reporter for The Sunday Times — my dream when I was growing up as a working-class kid in…

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