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A movie based on Naughty Dog’s hit Uncharted series has been in and out of development for about a decade. At one point, Mark Wahlberg was even attached to star as the franchise’s treasure-hunting hero, Nathan Drake. But video game movies are known for production troubles and, well, not being very good or profitable. We[…]
Today is Amazon Prime Day, a 36-hour shopping event invented to celebrate Jeff Bezos’s online marketplace dominance. It’s hard to remember a time before this invented holiday “Prime Day,” but it started just three years ago in 2015, on Amazon’s 20th birthday. The following year, the company saw a 60 percent jump in orders placed[…]
(The Stranger / Steven Miller) The Spheres and free bananas. Two recognizable indicators that you’ve wandered into Amazonia in Seattle. Whatever you call those glass orbs at the base of the tech giant’s gleaming office towers, we’ve never seen them quite like this. But that’s the joy of still catching a print copy of The[…]
The Japanese NTA (Tax Agency) has announced a new strategic policy put in place by July 15th to promote and improve the environment for people and companies to spontaneously declare their virtual currency income tax returns. Also read: Japan Contemplates Scrapping Its Progressive Crypto Tax Rate NTA to Devise Simplified and Automated Tax Return Filing Method[…]
Over the past few years, the buzzwords “Blockchain Technology” have been tied to literally every industry under the sun. Cryptocurrencies had a wild year in 2017 and it seems during that time distributed ledger technology has made it all the way to the ‘Blockchain 5.0’ era, but there’s a big problem — No one reporting[…]
GUEST: Flashback to 2013, before Bitcoin and blockchain took the public by storm. I was sitting at home when my teenage son asked me when Overstock was going to start accepting Bitcoin as payment. To be honest, at the time I didn’t even know what Bitcoin was, let alone other cryptocurrencies or blockchain. Luckily, my[…]
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 July 8, 2018. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Families brought[…]
More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of the courses will be conducted in English and with guest lecturers from Europe, India, and[…]
Elon Musk, SpaceX, and Tesla have a long history of donating to both Republican and Democratic politicians and Super PACs. But the news that Musk recently donated $38,900 to Protect the House, a Super PAC working to keep Republicans in control of Congress has raised eyebrows: If Musk truly believes that burning fossil fuels is[…]
GUEST: South Korea is truly crypto crazy. While the country has less than 1 percent of the world’s population, estimates indicate it is responsible for 30 percent of all cryptocurrency trading in the world. Steve Lim, CSO of South Korean crypto exchange Coinone said in an interview last year: “People are crazed over it. Grandpas[…]