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Russian cash has already fled the country

December 19th, 2014 at 11:28 pm » Comments Off

Russian Rouble hits all time low It may already be too late for Russia’s Central Bank to regain control. The collapse of the ruble has prompted a flight of capital as investors and savers in Russia seek shelter outside the country’s borders. A CNBC.com analysis of money flows monitored by the Russian Central Bank shows that […]



Will Minecraft make Bitcoin the ‘official currency of virtual worlds?’

December 13th, 2014 at 9:33 pm » Comments Off

Could Bitcoin become the dominant currency of the gaming industry? Jeff Grubb – The United States dollar bill only has value because you believe it does. Now, a game developer in Chile wants to apply that same concept to Minecraft and bitcoin.



The Future of Cryptocurrency

December 12th, 2014 at 5:16 am » Comments Off

 Matt Bernier at the DaVinci Institute’s “Night with a Futurist” talking about the future of cryptocurrencies The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was created in 2009 by a mysterious developer using the pseudo-name Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2010, the secretive Satoshi handed the reigns of Bitcoin over to Gavin Andresen, a like-minded developer who now manages the operation along […]



There are more women-run businesses than ever, but why aren’t they making millions?

November 28th, 2014 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

Setting ambitious goals goes a long way in a company’s development. There is a big disparity when it comes to the gender wage gap. But there is even a bigger disparity when it comes to how much male- and female-run businesses make. There are more women-run businesses now than there ever was, but they still […]



AngelList: A disruptor that is upending angel investing

November 28th, 2014 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Naval Ravikant at the AngelList office. Recently, Naval Ravikant, a wildly successful angel investor—Uber, Twitter, etc.—and serial entrepreneur met with a group of institutional money managers to pitch them his latest venture. He didn’t ask them to invest in it, but he asked them to invest through it. If enough of the money managers take him up […]



Is Tilt the future of crowdfunding?

November 27th, 2014 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

Tilt is a platform for people to receive money from a group of friends or colleagues. Reports of the crowdfunding revolution have been greatly exaggerated.James Beshara, chief executive of a crowdfunding company, acknowledges that the crowdfunding revolution has been greatly exaggerated. “The amount of attention it gets far outweighs the number of people using it,” […]



What Industries will produce the First Trillionaires?

November 24th, 2014 at 2:05 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?”    



How much money would it take to build a space base?

November 20th, 2014 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

Moon base How much would it cost to establish a space base on the Moon or an asteroid? Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers.    



Will Bitcoin become a policy issue for the U.S. Congress?

November 12th, 2014 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Digital currency may soon become an issue that could unite US politicians. Recent US Congresses have been some of the least productive in the country’s history, and the 113th Congress has been no different. The sheer number of policy-related issues tabled since January 2013 has put the current Congress on pace to become the least productive in […]



Where’s the profit in the Internet of Things?

November 5th, 2014 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

Where does the real revenue in the Internet of Things lie? It’s probably not in some sort of gizmo you have to sell. Surprisingly, the revenue is in ongoing services, not the “thing” itself. (Video)  



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