Amazon Studios greenlights second season of The Tick

 Amazon Studios has today announced that it has greenlit The Tick Season 2. The series is yet another rendition of the animated version that ran in the 90s, as well as Fox’s live action version that starred Patrick Warburton. It follows superhero, the Tick, and his sidekick Arthur through half-hour long adventures. The shows original creator, Ben Edlund, is returning for Amazon’s… Read More

Aptiv and Lyft’s Vegas self-driving pilot to expand beyond CES

 Self-driving technology provider Aptiv and ride-hailing company Lyft ran a pilot program of self-driving, on-demand ride hailing during CES in Las Vegas this year, offering transit between 20 different locations in the city including major hotels and casinos.
Now, both are announcing that they’re definitely extending the project beyond the timeframe of CES in Las Vegas, and that… Read More

Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

 The crypto crash that began two days ago accelerated yesterday and today, with essentially all top 100 coins down anywhere between 15-30 percent. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is hovering around $450 billion, down ~30 percent from $650 billion just 48 hours ago. Yesterday, Bitcoin was just a few dollars away from dropping below $10,000, but it bounced back around $11k,… Read More

Cloudflare Access aims to replace corporate VPNs

 If you’re part of a big company, chances are that there are resources that are only available via the internal network, or whatever your company calls it. The usual way to access these from outside company property is a VPN, but VPNs are a clumsy solution — one companies like Google and Amazon are leaving behind. Now Cloudflare wants you to do the same and use its new Access… Read More

Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

 Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps. The startup says it has accumulated more than five million users in the past year and increased revenue by 266 percent in the last quarter. There are more than two million weekly active users on the app — and… Read More

Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

 One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure that you don’t need to hedge against heavy usage. That has mostly meant server capacity, but over time it has been applied to other cloud services. Now, developers… Read More

It’s time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence

 One of the more unexpected sights within the United States Capitol lies just outside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. There you can find a plaque marking the first ever long-distance communication by electronic telegraph, which took place inside the Capitol in 1844, when Samuel Morse sent and received messages from Baltimore. Morse’s first experimental line was made possible thanks to a… Read More

Sen. Graham Makes Pledge to Dreamers Amid Immigration Standoff

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), a key voice on Capitol Hill for mending what Democrats and Republicans see as a broken immigration system, has seen two presidents fail at passing sweeping immigration changes in Congress. He says he is doing all he can to keep President Donald Trump from becoming the third.

More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million

 One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak Ventures as the fund with the mostest raised in the region.
The large increase was driven by several institutional investors as well as several notable Utah entrepreneurs including Aaron Skonnard… Read More

Anomali secures $40 million Series D led by Lumia Capital to scale threat detection solution

 Anomali, a threat detection and mitigation company, announced a hefty $40 million Series D investment today led by Lumia Capital. The company was previously known as ThreatStream. New investors Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), Telstra and Sozo Ventures along with returning investors GV, General Catalyst, IVP and Paladin Capital Group also participated in the round. The company would… Read More

Cryptocurrency doesn’t have the same price between countries — here’s why


In the last six months while I’ve been actively writing about blockchain and cryptos, there’s one question that people keep asking me “Why is the price of Bitcoin different between countries? Does that mean I can make money from arbitrage?” The short answer to that question is, ‘Yes.’ Of course, it’ll entail a lot of work when it comes to correctly reporting your transactions to the tax departments in your country. But that aside, arbitrage is possible because different countries buy and sell Bitcoins at different prices. But why is that? Because Bitcoin has no international price. And the reason…

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