Bitcoin Enters the Scrabble Lexicon

To its holders, bitcoin is immensely valuable. Except, that is, for holders of the seven tiles required to spell ‘bitcoin’ on the Scrabble board. The word, which has now been added to the official Scrabble dictionary, is worth a mere 11 points. The significance of its inclusion to Bitcoin proponents, however, is notably greater. Also[…]

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

Just when cryptocurrency prices were starting to look better, digital asset markets shaved around $19 billion USD off the entire crypto-economy. Today the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s 1,900+ coins have an overall market capitalization of about $210 billion and about $14 billion in global trade volume. Also read: Ebang Announces 44 Terahash E-11 Miners With 10nm Chips The[…]

Amazon donates $1M to Wikipedia’s nonprofit parent organization

Amazon has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a fund that keeps the online encyclopedia Wikipedia running. In a press release, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia, said Amazon’s donation reflects a growing trend of companies that use the site’s content giving money to keep it going. Wikipedia relies heavily on donations[…]

Reserve with Google now lets you book museum tickets and other activities without leaving Google

Google has officially expanded its Reserve With Google service to cover more activities, as the company continues on its mission to make Google itself the first and last stop for all your online booking needs The internet giant first piloted Reserve with Google way back in 2016 in a handful of U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City,[…]

Coinnest Executives Indicted for Accepting Bribe for Coin Listing

The Seoul Southern District Public Prosecutors’ Office has reportedly indicted two executives of South Korean crypto exchange Coinnest for accepting a bribe in exchange for listing a cryptocurrency. According to local media, they received 1 billion won (~US$890,000) worth of cryptocurrencies – mostly BTC. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals[…]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella cites BMW’s integration of Alexa and Cortana as a model for modern tech partnerships

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando. (Photo Via Microsoft Livestream) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some words of advice for companies navigating today’s tech landscape: own the process, be original and choose your partners wisely. Full Coverage: News and analysis from Microsoft’s Ignite 2018 event in Orlando These insights give[…]