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Crypto exchanges are charging up to $1 million per ICO to list tokens: ‘It’s pure capitalism’

March 20th, 2018 at 7:58 am » Comments Off

Cryptocurrency exchanges are charging between $50,000 and $1 million to list initial coin offerings, according to a Business Insider investigation. “The exchanges are where the liquidity is — it’s where the money is — so that’s where the power is just at the moment,” Michael Jackson, a partner at venture capital firm Mangrove Partners, told […]

The Population Bomb Has Been Defused

March 19th, 2018 at 7:56 am » Comments Off

The Earth and humanity will survive as fertility rates fall almost everywhere. Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. Thomas Malthus, a British economist writing in the late 1700s, is the most famous of these. Extrapolating past trends […]

Five trends for HR in 2018

March 4th, 2018 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

Employment models are under strain like never before. There’s an increasing disconnect between employees and the traditional company hierarchy, piling pressure on HR to create more agile and productive working environments.

7 facts you didn’t know about blockchain

March 3rd, 2018 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

It could transform how we track nearly every transaction. You may have heard the term “blockchain” used when people talk about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. If you’re unsure of what it means, think of blockchains as ledgers that keep track of transactions. In the case of bitcoin, the blockchain is a record of financial transactions between […]

Unexpected ways that Artificial Intelligence will change your life in the next ten years

March 1st, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

The future of artificial intelligence is both exciting and terrifying. It’s development will have an impact on your life over the next ten years, in more ways than one. While yes, it will have many positive impacts, The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report recently warned that artificial intelligence could also be exploited by criminals […]

Dawn of the techlash

February 21st, 2018 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Once seen as saviours of democracy, tech giants are now viewed as threats to truth. But how did our faith in all things digital turn into an erosion of trust, particularly in the arena of information and politics? Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Facebook was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open […]

Making a crypto utopia in Puerto Rico

February 21st, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Brock Pierce inside the former Children’s Museum in Old San Juan, P.R., which he and his colleagues hope to make part of a crypto utopia where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public.

Where are the startups? Loss of dynamism is impeding growth

February 20th, 2018 at 4:03 am » Comments Off

A solar panel factory in Hillsboro, Ore. A decline in business formation has contributed to a flattening of the labor supply. Can the market economy still deliver prosperity?

Before and after the nation state

February 7th, 2018 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

I’ve been thinking about the connections between the rise of Bitcoin and the unraveling of the EU (Brexit), Spain (Catalan), the Middle East and presumably more countries and regions to come (what Juan Enriquez calls “Untied States” in his book of that name).

4 signs that freelancing isn’t working for you

February 6th, 2018 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

It’s easy to see the appeal of freelancing. You control who you work with, and the projects you take on. You may have even gone into freelancing with the perception that you would have so much more freedom and flexibility. That’s exactly why between 20-30% of the working-age population in the United States and the […]

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