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Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 12, 2017. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire His company[…]
Hong Kong legacy banking outlets are making it difficult, if not impossible, for bitcoin-related businesses to run smoothly. Reports from the Chinese region include denial of accounts, freezing existing accounts, and long waits for approval — all without explicit reason. Also read: Life After China’s Exchange Ban – an Interview with Hong Kong-based Binance CEO[…]
Bitcoin markets have been hovering around some new price territories recently, as the currency reached a few all-time highs over the past 72-hours. BTC reached a top of $7,997 on the popular exchange Bitstamp, and has come awfully close to $8,000 throughout many other trading platforms. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are steadily waiting for bitcoin to surpass[…]
HTC Vive is launching its consumer push for Vive Trackers with accessory bundles and support on the way from a series of software developers. The highly anticipated accessory can enhance immersion while wearing an HTC Vive by bringing in physical objects like guns or sports rackets — or even your full body –and representing them[…]
Disney wants you to be immersed in Star Wars this fall as The Last Jedi film comes out in December. And one of the ways it is doing that is with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality headset that makes you feel like a Jedi. I tried it out in a hands-on demo, and[…]
The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 1 : The Trusted Third Party Problem Chapter 2: Monetary Theory by Wendy McElroy Satoshi’s White Paper Breaks Your Economic Chains (Chapter 2, Part 5) I think that the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government. The[…]
Vendor training in Tanzania. (Sunlight Payments Photo) It can be a tough task to ensure that grants and charity funds get into the right hands, and show the path the money takes around the world. A Seattle startup backed by Bill Gates is working to make it easier. Sunlight Payments is working with Pathfinder International,[…]
While eggs must always first give way to chickens, in the case of Twitter discussion volume and bitcoin price rising things aren’t exactly clear. Did the decentralized currency’s massive value increase drive Tweets? Or, did the Twitterverse push ever-upward the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin? Also read: Initial Troll Offering Fires Back at Wall Street with[…]
Perhaps because a controversial network split in Bitcoin was cancelled by its organizers last week, the cryptocurrency space has been left thirsting for some drama. Thankfully (or not, depending on how you see it), an anonymous person or group has delivered with a completely unexpected rebellion they’ve dubbed “Bitcoin Clashic.” Yeah, like Sean Connery saying[…]
EXCLUSIVE: In the battle against cancer, access to high-quality information, data, and assistance are invaluable. Today, Belong: Beating Cancer Together — whose app connects patients to public and private chats with doctors and professionals — has announced a partnership with the American Cancer Society. The partnership adds a closed forum for American Cancer Society members,[…]