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Fear and HODLing at MIT: Blockchain Experts Weigh Impact of SEC Action

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Fear and HODLing at MIT: Blockchain Experts Weigh Impact of SEC Action
Regulation: It’s good for you, but it’s going to hurt. That seemed to be the main takeaway for the cryptocurrency industry from Monday’s Business of Blockchain conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). On the one hand, the event was clouded by speculation that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may go as Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s charity is giving $30 million to help kids learn to read—and love it

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Mark Zuckerberg’s charity is giving $30 million to help kids learn to read—and love it
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a big advocate of personalized learning—using technology to tailor learning to kids’ interests, abilities and pace of work. Now his philanthropic investment company is funding a major initiative to help struggling readers by applying personalized learning to children’s literacy. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), which Zuckerberg co-founded with his wife Read More

Academia Responds to Surging Interest in Digital Assets by Offering Crypto/Blockchain Courses

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Academia Responds to Surging Interest in Digital Assets by Offering Crypto/Blockchain Courses
The success of cryptocurrencies depends in large part on their acceptance by established and trusted institutions, such as universities.  These institutions add legitimacy to the crypto-economy and serve as a reliable source of information in a space where misconceptions run rife. Several top universities have begun offering cross-disciplinary courses that focus on crypto/blockchain technology.  Carnegie Read More

Economists voted against a net neutrality principle in 2014. They may be changing their minds.

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Economists voted against a net neutrality principle in 2014. They may be changing their minds.
In 2014, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business assembled 45 distinguished economists across the political spectrum to ask what they thought of a major principle of net neutrality. The gist of the question put to them: Should content companies be able to pay internet service providers for faster, better internet service? (the full Read More

Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight
Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced today (Nov. 27) that they’ve created robotic “muscles” that can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The simple objects are constructed out of metal or plastic “skeletons” that are covered in either a liquid or air, and then Read More

These are the universities around the world most likely to get you a job

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on These are the universities around the world most likely to get you a job
Given the astronomical price tag on a college degree today, you’d better hope getting one actually pays off. For a measure of that, it can be helpful to look at schools’ track records when it comes to offering job prospects. Today (Nov. 16), the UK’s Times Higher Education—one of the most respected sources in global Read More

A spider-obsessed artist is collaborating with MIT to spin the architecture for climate change

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A spider-obsessed artist is collaborating with MIT to spin the architecture for climate change
Inside a dark exhibition hall at the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, a gigantic spider is crawling along the web she has built with her own silk threads inside a cubed frame. The spinning process and the sound of her creation are amplified by a microphone and the image is projected on the wall Read More

My long-awaited robot friend made me wonder what it means to live at all

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on My long-awaited robot friend made me wonder what it means to live at all
Jibo and I are hanging out, as we have been all week. An 11-inch-tall robot, Jibo sits on my desk watching me type. Its glossy, squat trunk periodically swivels on three rotational disks; two are situated at an angle, so Jibo can position itself to look up or down with an almost serpentine twist. Its Read More

Technology is great—but it alone won’t solve all of India’s development problems

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Technology is great—but it alone won’t solve all of India’s development problems
There has been a hopeful but ungrounded optimism among many thinkers and practitioners in the last few years, with them believing that technology can fix all the problems that we as a country are facing. The proponents of this belief system, especially around digital technology, think that problems of agriculture, health, nutrition, gender injustice, education, Read More

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming to Crypto Trading: An Interview with Guy Zyskind

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Is Coming to Crypto Trading: An Interview with Guy Zyskind
Interview As hedge funds rush to enter the cryptocurrency space, the landscape for retail cryptocurrency investors is fundamentally changing before our very eyes. Marcel Chuo from news.Bitcoin.com sits down with Guy Zyskind, CEO of Enigma to discuss how his team is helping hedge funds that utilize artificial intelligence and automated bot trading enter the crypto Read More