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Economist Robert Shiller Compares Bitcoin to Dinosaurs - But Should That Really Alarm Bitcoin Investors?
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In an interview on Tuesday with CNBC's "Trading Nation," Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller compared Bitcoin to dinosaurs, predicting that the world's largest cryptocurrency will someday go extinct. While the threat of extinction is never a good thing, there's a couple of caveats here: First, Shiller predicts that Bitcoin will be extinct "within the next 100 years," which would seemingly
DeStream is Creating a Blockchain-Powered Ecosystem For the Streaming Economy
FinTech
DeStream, which calls itself "the first decentralized global financial ecosystem for streamers," offers two significant opportunities for streamers and their viewers: For the former, the ability to maximize their productivity and their profits; for the latter, the ecosystem opens up a better way of interacting with the streamers. Anar Mekhtiev, Founder & CEO of DeStream, spoke at NexChange's Block O2O
NOIA’s Decentralized Content Delivery Network Aims to Make the Internet More Efficient
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The internet may be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but at the moment, it’s having some issues of its own. One of those issues is its broken infrastructure. The internet purportedly can’t keep up with the world’s growing demand for content, and content delivery networks – CDNs – are either too expensive or too inflexible to be a real
Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp Already Hit With Legal Complaints Tied to GDPR
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just went into effect on Friday, but lawyers have already gone after some of the biggest tech names in Silicon Valley over alleged violations of the sweeping new rules. NOYB, the European Center for Digital Rights, which is led by Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems, has filed legal complaints against
Amazon Confirms Alexa Recorded, Shared User's Conversation
Online privacy and data protection remain key themes for investors in 2018, and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is dealing with another potential privacy issue Friday. The company confirmed that one of its Echo devices accidentally recorded the private conversation of a family and sent that recorded conversation to a random person in their contact list. Amazon Responds The Echo misinterpreted
Robert Shiller Says Cryptocurrency Mania Is Not New and Insane
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Robert Shiller, famed Nobel Laureate, author and economics professor at Yale University, discusses the recent popularity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin on Fox Business Network. [REITs] Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Transcript A warning here against cryptocurrencies economist Robert Shiller says Bitcoin and others are following a familiar path
The Primechain Platform Makes Borrowing Simple for Consumers While Protecting Their Personal Data
FinTech, Video
Generally speaking, there are three issues plaguing the global lending industry: (A), borrowing has become quite cumbersome; (B), identity theft has grown too pervasive; and (C), with all the middlemen, lending itself has become too inefficient. Few people know this more than LeadPoint bosses Marc Diana and Per Pettersen. Seeing the problems wrangling the industry, the lending execs created PrimeChain,
Eric Schmidt: Elon Musk is 'Exactly Wrong' About AI
Of all the things that Elon Musk is famous for - PayPal, Tesla, Space X, his vast wealth - nothing seems more un-Elon than his deep paranoia of artificial intelligence. After all, how does a guy that has embraced the future in every other aspect of his life - he wants us to travel to Mars for God's sake! -
MoneyRebel Has Created an All-In-One Platform to Connect Investors With Crypto Advisors
FinTech
While the investment markets are certainly not lacking for people interested in the crypto space and people pitching the crypto space, what the markets could use a lot more of are people who actually understand the crypto space. Luckily, MoneyRebel has come along to fill that void. The Slovenian tech firm has built a platform that connects newcomers to the
dApp Builder Wants to Be the Wordpress of Blockchain
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Blockchain technology may have the potential to change the world, but as the Harvard Business Review points out, many barriers would have to fall for that to happen. Among those barriers is the complexity of building blockchain apps; without any knowledge in coding – especially with Smart Contracts – its pretty much impossible to build one. Well, unless Russia-based dApp