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Three tech billionaires secretly gave $2.54 billion to Goldman’s philanthropy fund

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Steve Ballmer, Jan Koum, and Laurene Powell Jobs were accidentally revealed as the biggest donors to the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, contributing a combined $2.54 billion. Published 7 hours ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Lee Jae-Won $2.54 billion An IRS filing excerpt obtained by Bloomberg revealed how the fund’s assets surged so rapidly last year, aided by Read More

VEN, BNB, NEM: Lesser-Known Cryptos Outperform Amid Bitcoin Slump

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It’s been another gloomy week for the cryptocurrency markets, but, even so, NEM’s XEM token and a couple of lesser-known altcoins managed to finish up with overall gains. The total value of all cryptocurrencies fell to $316 billion on Thursday – down 61.9 percent from the record high of $830 billion set in January, according Read More

Digital Wallet Abra Adds Support For 20 Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrency and digital wallet Abra has announced that it is expanding its support to 20 cryptocurrencies in a single app, providing users with greater access to the market. The new Abra app is available globally with bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, bch, litecoin, dash, ethereum classic, omisego, qtum, zcash, dogecoin, golem, and vertcoin available straight away. Over Read More

Amazon has a secret way of judging the success of its TV shows

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Do you remember the first TV show you watched on Amazon Prime, its $99-a-year shipping and streaming service? Amazon probably does. Understanding what series new Prime signups watch helps the company evaluate the cost of acquiring new members as well as the performance of its shows, internal company documents reviewed by Reuters reveal. Amazon believes Read More

Bitcoin May See Relief Rally, But Bottom Still Elusive

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Bitcoin (BTC) may see a corrective rally following losses this week, but it is still too early to call a bottom, the technical charts indicate. The cryptocurrency has spent a better part of the last 24 hours trading in a roughly sideways manner in the narrow range of $8,400-$7,900, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index Read More

Coinfloor to Launch Physically-settled Bitcoin Futures

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UK Bitcoin exchange Coinfloor has announced the launch of CoinfloorEX – a physically-settled Bitcoin futures exchange. Founder Mark Lamb broke the news on Twitter following an interview with Reuters at the Futures Industry Association conference in Florida. CoinfloorEX joins a growing number of Bitcoin futures exchanges in the nascent market; The final months of 2017 Read More

Abra Adds 18 New Cryptos for Mobile Investing

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Crypto wallet startup Abra is expanding the number of cryptocurrencies it supports to 20 from just two – bitcoin and ethereum – currently. Announced today, bitcoin cash, dash, dogecoin, ethereum classic, golem, litecoin, omisego, qtum, XRP, vertcoin and zcash will be immediately available on the app. Over the next few days, it will also roll Read More

The U.S. House of Representatives Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee Holds First Cryptocurrency Hearing

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The Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held their first hearing on cryptocurrency in the House on Wednesday, March 14th.  The hearing was entitled “Examining Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.”  The hearing’s memorandum stated, “The Subcommittee will conduct an overview of the cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Read More

Stephen Hawking’s moving argument that human evolution has gone far beyond biology

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Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking died today (March 14) at 76. Hawking’s major achievements included developing the first theory of cosmology unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics, and some of the most essential research on black holes ever accomplished—but he was better known in popular culture for his ability to convey impossibly complex cosmological concepts Read More