Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin now consumes as much electricity as Israel’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the

Major $800 Million Bitcoin And Crypto Investor Reveals Coming ‘Fourth Cycle’

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors have been eagerly waiting for bitcoin’s next breakout—if it ever comes. The bitcoin price, on track to be one of the year’s best performing assets, remains far from its all-time high of around $20,000 set in late 2017.

World’s top investors bullish on gold as hyperinflation looms — not Bitcoin

Bottomless stimulus packages and the threat of endless money printing has some of the world’s leading investors seeking shelter from inflation — but they’re choosing gold over Bitcoin. “Gold is the only escape from global monetising,” wrote famed fund manager Crispin Odey in a recent letter cited by …

AI-Powered Biotech Can Help Deploy a Vaccine In Record Time

The magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic will largely depend on how quickly safe and effective vaccines and treatments can be developed and tested. Many assume a widely available vaccine is years away, if ever. Others believe that a 12- to 18-month development cycle is a given. Our best bet to reduce even that record-breaking timeline

Supercomputers Taken Offline After Hackers Secretly Install Cryptocurrency Miners

Several supercomputers in Europe, including at least one used for COVID-19 research, have been taken offline due to hackers secretly installing cryptocurrency-mining malware on the machines.

Microsoft just built one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers — in Azure

Microsoft has constructed a 285,000-processor supercomputer designed for machine learning applications as part of its Azure cloud infrastructure service. It should be one of the most powerful computers on the planet — and is the latest sign that supercomputing may slowly migrate to the cloud.

Cities are combining edge computing and IoT data collection to improve services and save money

Government agencies managing multiple sources of Internet of Things (IoT) data are most likely to launch edge computing projects to save money and improve city services, according to an IDC government analyst.

5 Reasons Why Artificial Intelligence Really Is Going To Change Our World

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the ability of machines to interpret data and act intelligently, meaning they can make decisions and carry out tasks based on the data at hand – rather like a human

Wall Street Firms Advise Clients Against Investing in Crypto, Says Wealth Manager

JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are advising their clients against Bitcoin (BTC), according to one American wealth manager. Adam Pokornicky, chief …

Next-generation ‘Ethereum killer’ NEAR raises $21.6 million

Every few months, a new project is christened an “Ethereum killer.” While the massive network still stands tall, Ethereum has a glaring weakness: It’s taking its time getting the network to scale.

How Artificial Intelligence Impact Healthcare Industry?

The global healthcare market was valued at $8,452 Bn in 2018 and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9%. The healthcare costs are also rising, and the industry is actively involved in not only

Women wanted: Why now could be a good time for women to pursue a career in AI

The coronavirus pandemic has upended countless jobs and even entire industries, leaving many wondering which will emerge out of the other side. One …

Twitter alternative Twetch now lets you tip commentators and force trolls to pay

Stop your social media account being trolled and make your tormentors pay for their actions against you with this new feature from Twetch. Blockchain-based social media platform Twetch has introduced some nice features to its social platform that gives its users more control over the content they see in their feed.

Bitcoin Markets Hide Vast Risk-Free Profits, Study Shows

Hundreds of millions of dollars a year in risk-free profits could be hiding in the markets for Bitcoin, experts say. The market for Bitcoin has grown massively in the decade or so since the cryptocurrency got invented. But that growth has not come in tandem with efficient markets where the price of one bitcoin is

Bitcoin, The 2020 Crash, Gold And Hyperinflation

You’d have thought that with all the stimulus that “deflationary depression” would be unlikely but the theory goes something like this: The new money is backed by liabilities so is not printing money like Zimbabwe. You can’t make people or organizations spend

Last Time Bitcoin Saw This Formation Was Before a 20% Crash. It’s Back

The past few weeks have seen Bitcoin push higher and higher every few days, establishing higher low after higher high after higher low on the back of an influx of buying pressure. But, according to a number of crypto traders, BTC is preparing to see a correction as the charts signal caution.

COVID-19 outbreak presents opportunities for fintech firms

In New York City — and lots of other places — farmers markets are considered essential businesses. At one in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, people wear face masks and stand 6 feet apart while lining up for bread, potatoes and apples. But while they’re buying the same food as usual, they might have

Covid-19 will decimate fintechs, but those that survive will prosper

News of cuts of 30% of staff at an established financial technology company (fintech) is a sign of the massive impact the Covid-19 coronavirus is having on the sector, but after inevitable consolidation, the pandemic could be the spark that lights the next iteration of the entire tech startup industry.

5 Decentralization Trends to Watch in 2020

In March 2020, IHS Markit Chief Economist Joel Prakken announced a popular consensus among economists that the financial stress stemming from the coronavirus epidemic will inevitably weaken 2020 economic growth. In just the past four weeks, over $4 trillion in household wealth has been wiped out in the public markets in the United States alone.

World Economic Forum Shares Roadmap for Deploying Blockchains in Real World

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is pitching blockchain as the savior of failing global supply chains and says its blockchain deployment toolkit, published Tuesday, is the roadmap to launch. Responding to the economic stresses of COVID-19, which has frozen global consumer demand and also

UK Spies Need Artificial Intelligence to Fight Cyber Attacks, Report Says

UK spies will need to master artificial intelligence to counter hostile actors who “will undoubtedly seek to use [it] to attack the UK,” according to a new report from the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

6 practices bringing AI into architecture

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with the development of systems able to perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence. The technology is advancing at a high pace, and it shows great potential for implementation across many fields.

Artificial intelligence will be used to power cyber attacks, warn security experts

Intelligence and espionage services need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) in order to protect national security as cyber criminals and hostile nation states increasingly look to use the technology to launch attacks. The UK’s intelligence and security agency GCHQ commissioned a study into the use of AI for national security purposes. It warns that while the emergence

Google’s medical AI was super accurate in a lab. Real life was a different story.

The covid-19 pandemic is stretching hospital resources to the breaking point in many countries in the world. It is no surprise that many people hope  AI could speed up patient screening and ease the strain on clinical staff. But a study from Google Health—the first to look at the impact of a deep-learning tool in real clinical

Making Money on Lockdown: 5 Effortless Ways to Earn Cryptocurrencies Online

The various government responses to the coronavirus caused a lot of havoc across the global economy and millions of people are now out of work. A number of nation states have not lifted the lockdowns and no one’s really sure when the slew of shutdown industries will open again. While people are out of work

Why people consider gold to be a ‘safe haven’ in crises like the coronavirus

“Gold is a way of going long on fear,” renowned investor Warren Buffett once said. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO explained that if people “become more afraid, you make money, if they become less afraid you lose money, but the gold itself doesn’t produce anything.”

CaixaBank uses hybrid of conventional and quantum computers to classify risk

CaixaBank has used quantum computing technology to develop a machine learning algorithm to calculate customer credit risk as part of its analysis of the technology’s application in banking. This follows the Spanish bank’s tests of quantum computing during the latest financial year.

Marketing strategies powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Everyone keeps talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and if you would ask five or ten people what is AI or ML you would get different definitions from them. And this is not necessarily bad, as this might be the case for marketing as well.

How Is AI Impacting The Digital Marketing Industry

In modern-day marketing, artificial intelligence (AI) plays a prominent role. AI has become an essential part of digital marketing strategies, and it has proven to be a successful tool. Marketers are willing to use AI more and more as this intelligent tool makes life easy for them.

These 25 Technology Trends Will Define The Next Decade

We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there’s no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advances. In this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s. 1. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine …

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin climbs above $7,000 for the first time since the coronavirus meltdown’

We closed the day, April 06 2020, at a price of $7,271. That’s a decent 7.12 percent increase in 24 hours, or $483. It was the highest closing price in twenty-five days. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Cryptocurrency issuers, exchanges face U.S. class action lawsuits

Investors have brought class action lawsuits in federal court against seven cryptocurrency issuers and four exchanges, claiming they sold billions of dollars in unregistered assets in violation of U.S. securities laws. The 11 lawsuits, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, also name executives of the companies. The defendants include crypto issuers

VC investment in China’s tech sector down more than 30 per cent in first quarter as coronavirus takes its toll

The number of investment deals also fell, from 1,143 in the first quarter last year to 634 in the same period this year, representing a 44.5 per cent decline 336 start-ups in China were forced to cease operation last year, having collectively raised 17.4 billion yuan from investors

Leaked Reveal Dell’s Redesigned XPS 15, XPS 17 laptops

Some fresh leaks detail a complete redesign of the XPS lineup, including the comeback of the large-screen XPS 17 and a redesign of the XPS 15. Based on an internal Dell road map that leaked in 2019, we already knew the XPS 17 could be in the works, but these latest leaks now offer a

Nvidia joins supercomputing consortium to help fight Covid-19

Tech companies, academics and government agencies from around the world are increasingly making their supercomputing resources available to researchers working on treatments for Covid-19. The hope is that by using a wealth of processing power, researchers can expedite the discovery of drugs to combat the virus.

Here’s what Big Tech actually wants with your medical data

Big Tech wants to play doctor, and federal rules set to drop soon will pave the way for it to do just that. A high-tech healthcare system sounds like a great idea. Imagine going to a new doctor’s office, and being able to transfer your medical records to them directly from an app on your

Bitcoin is On the Cusp of an Explosive Movement as Exchanges Face Mass Exodus

Bitcoin’s prolonged bout of sideways trading seen throughout the past couple of days may soon be coming to an end, as analysts are now noting that several technical factors point to the possibility that an explosive movement is imminent. This also comes alongside a mass exodus of Bitcoin from exchanges, according to new data, which

Bitcoin Hashrate Down 45% – Miners Witness Second-Largest Difficulty Drop in History

Bitcoin’s hashrate has plummeted 45% since the record-breaking levels it saw on Feb. 29. The hashrate touched an all-time high of 136 exahash per second (EH/s) but has since dropped to 75 EH/s. Moreover, the crypto network has seen the second-largest difficulty drop since October 2011.

Miners Are Selling More Bitcoin Than They Are Mining

While bitcoin (BTC) looks set to prolong its recent bullish moves, those responsible for making new bitcoin have increased their selling. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value rose from $3,867 to $7,000 in the 13 days to March 25, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Yet, throughout the 81 percent recovery rally, miners sold

World is Currently Losing the War Against Coronavirus, Says UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on Thursday, “We are at war with a virus—and not winning. This war needs a wartime plan to fight it.” Meanwhile, UN entities around the world are unrelenting in providing aid to fight COVID-19. “Solidarity is essential among the G20 and with the developing

Security guards don AI-powered glasses to catch tourists with fevers

Security guards have started to don AI-powered sunglasses with infrared cameras to check pedastrians’ temperatures in China. With the new gadgets, patrol officers at a popular park in Hangzhou can scan nearly 100 tourists’ temperatures within two minutes.

AI and big data won’t work miracles in the fight against coronaviru

To someone with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail — and as expected, the tech sector is hard at work hammering every nail it can find. But the analytical prowess of the modern data ecosystem is especially limited when attempting to tackle the problem of potential coronavirus treatments.

Deep learning to power AI growth in APAC

Spending on artificial intelligence in Asia Pacific is set to soar over the next five years as the demand for deep learning ramps up. By 2024, the APAC region is estimated to account for about 30 per cent of the global AI platform revenue at approximately U.S.$97.5 billion, according to research firm GlobalData.

Anonymous Bitcoin SV Miners Capture 55% of the Network Hashrate

The Bitcoin SV network has been a topic of conversation recently as stealth miners currently command more than 55% of the chain’s overall hashrate during the last seven days. Last year analysts noticed a large amount of the hashrate on all three SHA256 networks (BTC, BCH, and BSV) was being processed by mystery miners.

U.S. Senate Is Now Floating the Idea of a “Digital Dollar” – Black Enterprise

House Democrats scrubbed any mention of a digital dollar from the coronavirus relief bill Tuesday morning. Now, just a few hours later, the U.S. …

CME Group Launches New Gold Futures Contract Amid Liquidity Squeeze

As brokers and liquidity providers struggle with a liquidity squeeze on gold, CME Group announced on Tuesday that it will launch a new gold futures contract to give traders increased flexibility.

Popular European banking app Revolut is launching in the US today

Mobile banking app Revolut, which has more than 10 million customers in Europe, is launching today in the US, the company announced.

Can AI predict global pandemics like the coronavirus?

AI is supposed to be the most powerful pattern detection and prediction technology in the world. It, therefore, begs the question: Can we use AI to predict future global pandemicsfar enough in advance to tamp them down or prevent them altogether?

Artificial intelligence in cancer therapy

Artificial intelligence (AI) approaches have the potential to affect several facets of cancer therapy. These include drug discovery and development and how these drugs are clinically validated and ultimately administered at the point of care, among others. Currently, these processes are expensive and time-consuming. Moreover, therapies often result in variable treatment outcomes between patients.

A neural network can help spot Covid-19 in chest x-rays

The news: An open-access neural network called COVID-Net, released to the public this week, could help researchers around the world in a joint effort to develop an AI tool that can test people for Covid-19. 

iPadOS and iOS 13.4 finally arrive, bringing tons of big changes

iPad and iPhone both just received important software updates, with iPadOS 13.4 and iOS 13.4 bringing a range of new features. Apple’s tablets now enjoy robust mouse/trackpad support. iPhones and iPads both gain iCloud Drive folder sharing.

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks.

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Chinese government launches national blockchain network’

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Investors Look to Gold, Crypto After Fed Goes on QE Buying Spree

Gold is up Monday and so are most cryptocurrencies, seemingly buoyed by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s drastic quantitative easing action to thwart the coronavirus’ effects on markets and the economy. Bitcoin (BTC) is up 7 percent as of 20:30 UTC. Over the past 24 hours it has been trading in a $5,600-$6,600 range coming out

Coronavirus COVID-19 Will Go Down In History As The Social Media And Bitcoin Pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 has spread around the world with cases reported in almost every country—but its wildfire advance has been outpaced only by its contagion on social media. Coronavirus information, a toxic blend of truths and lies, is running rampant on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram shared through memes, doctored screenshots and dodgy links.

Cryptocurrency value rises over $14 billion in 24 hours as bitcoin rallies 10%

Cryptocurrency prices rallied on Tuesday even as equity markets continue to come under pressure due to coronavirus fears weighing on investors’ sentiment. Bitcoin was up over 10% from 24 hours previously, trading at $6,569.17 at around 11:57 a.m. Singapore time, according to data from Coindesk.

Bay Area medical workers use iPhone-connected smart ring to thwart COVID-19

Emergency medical workers in San Francisco are turning to an iPhone-connected smart ring to track their body temperature and other vital signs as a way to identify early symptoms of COVID-19. 2,000 Oura Rings have been distributed to workers at the UCSF Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. It’s the first study developed

Brazilian startup develops rapid Covid19 test

Brazil-based healthtech Hi Technologies announced it is currently working on the mass production of a quick test for Covid-19 that returns results in 15 minutes. The company informed that all of its 130 employees are focused on making and delivering the tests, which should be ready in the second week of April.

Digital Payments Soar Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

Digital-payment services are facing a surge in demand as efforts to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic result in housebound shoppers stocking up on groceries, prescription drugs, audiobooks and movies online. Many e-payment providers are falling back on contingency plans put in place to handle seasonal bursts in online shopping, such as Black Friday, in part

Zoom is watching you. Here’s what you can do about it

With everyone working from home, people are flocking to Zoom, a video conferencing service. This attention has even sent its stock prices flying up. But the service comes with a number of privacy flaws.

With cyberattacks becoming more common security now needs to take priority

The last 12 months has seen multiple industries put an increasing amount of emphasis on digital transformation, with more businesses beginning to experiment and deploy new smart tools and workflow solutions, which has led to faster information sharing, increased productivity and the automation of repetitive, mundane tasks. But the cybersecurity attacks that took place in

Coronavirus: Spain to use artificial intelligence to automate testing

The Spanish government is planning to test 80,000 people a day for coronavirus with the roll-out of robot testers. Technology will be used to speed up testing of people in Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 outbreak, with more than 200 deaths so far. According to Bloomberg, Spanish authorities now plan

Tesla fatal Model 3 crash: Autopilot’s ‘operational design’ condemne

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published its final report into a fatality involving a Model 3 Tesla with Autopilot engaged, which crashed into a semi-tractor trailer in March 2019 on a highway in Delray Beach, Florida.

Bitcoin Is Back In Free Fall And Dropping Fast—Here’s Why

Bitcoin has again begun moving lower, following broader financial markets down as investors count the cost of the spreading coronavirus. The bitcoin price, which had found a temporary floor of just over $5,000 per bitcoin late last week, sunk to lows of $4,787 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange early this morning.

Bitcoin Falls 11% In Rout

Bitcoin was trading at $4,719.3 by 05:03 (09:03 GMT) on the Index on Monday, down 11.11% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since March 16. The move downwards pushed Bitcoin’s market cap down to $90.1B, or 0.00% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, Bitcoin’s market cap was

Wipe out! Why many BTC miners just got liquidated in China

When I wrote about China’s pending BTC mining catastrophe last week, I didn’t expect a real disaster to happen a few days later. But as Decrypt’s readers know, crypto prices plummeted by more than 50%, and the real halving seemed to be the halving of bitcoin’s price, rather than the mining reward.

Atlantic Council’s new GeoTech Center to focus on social impact of emerging technologies

On March 11, the Atlantic Council launched the GeoTech Center, a new think tank that will focus on the social impact of emerging technologies like AI, synthetic biology, personalized medicine and more. Why it matters: How these technologies develop in the years ahead will have enormous impacts on society. The experts behind the GeoTech Center

Your next security camera could record videos only machines can understand

Video is the biggest consumer of cloud storage, compute and bandwidth in the world. So anything that can reduce its gargantuan appetite for resources could save a significant amount of both time and money.

How Japan Uses AI and Robotics to Solve Social Issues and Achieve Economic Growth

Automation has become part of the global manufacturing line, where robots take on repetitive jobs, like filling boxes or welding a car frame in the same way, day after day. But what if robots could step away from their limited range of tasks, and start to problem solve in complex operational situations, like spotting a

Navigating the New Landscape of AI Platforms

Nearly two years ago, Seattle Sport Sciences, a company that provides data to soccer club executives, coaches, trainers and players to improve training, made a hard turn into AI. It began developing a system that tracks ball physics and player movements from video feeds. To build it, the company needed to label millions of video

AI will be unstoppable with market value to jump 457% by 2025

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in tandem with the growing volume and complexity of business data means there will be few in the future workforce to have their work untouched by AI. The global AI software market will be an unstoppable force in the coming years, with a 457% leap in market value from

World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Fights Coronavirus

Just a few days ago we asked you to contribute your PC’s leftover horsepower to help fight the Coronavirus, and while every bit matters, it looks like the Arnold Schwarzenegger of supercomputers is joining the fight: The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) just announced that it’s bringing in the big guns, tasking Summit with accelerating

Stock Markets Stay Sharply Lower As Trading Halt Lifts

Dow industrials fall about 1,400 points as investors push U.S. Treasury yields to fresh lows. U.S. stocks careened on Monday, pushing major indexes closer to bear-market territory as a price war for oil and the fallout from the coronavirus frightened investors, who sought shelter in government bonds and propelled yields to unprecedented lows.

Bitcoin Suddenly Goes Into Meltdown—Sending Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, Bitcoin Cash And Litecoin Into Free Fall

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices went into meltdown over the weekend, with almost $30 billion suddenly wiped from crypto markets. The bitcoin price lost a staggering 18% over the last two days, dragging the wider cryptocurrency market down and causing double-digit percentage losses for the likes of ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, bitcoin cash, and litecoin.

EOS Falls 13% In Rout

EOS was trading at $3.0633 by 09:37 (13:37 GMT) on the Index on Monday, down 12.99% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since March 8. The move downwards pushed EOS’s market cap down to $2.8509B, or 0.00% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, EOS’s market cap was

A dozen years after the 2008 recession, a different kind of debt threatens the world economy

In 2008, trillions of dollars in risky mortgage debt fed a worldwide recession. Now a different kind of ballooning debt could hurt the world economy. The coronavirus is threatening the global economy and financial markets. But so is another, less obvious peril — the mountain of risky debt issued by companies and bought by investors

How the Coronavirus Could Impact the American Real Estate Market

There is no denying the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the global economy is troubling. China, the world’s second largest economy, has the largest outbreak with over 80,000 cases reported and 3,015 deaths as of this writing and has suffered the greatest. The virus has halted production and caused major interruptions to the

Over $26 billion wiped off cryptocurrency market in 24 hours after massive oil price plunge

Cryptocurrency markets plunged following a plummet in oil prices and further sell-off in stocks. The market capitalization or entire value of cryptocurrencies was down $26.43 billion from a day earlier at around 1:17 p.m. Singapore time, according to data from The sell-off worsened as the day went on.

Monitoring apps: How the Internet of Things can turn your boat into a smart boat

Although there has long been plenty of talk about smart boats on which a multitude of data is captured and analysed, this is a long way from being mainstream. Nevertheless, there are a number of generally small and young companies that are actively working in this field.

China firm develops system to recognize faces behind coronavirus masks

A Chinese company says it has developed the country’s first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of the coronavirus, and help in the fight against the disease.

Bill Gates’ Foundation To Provide Coronavirus Home Testing Kits

A project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will provide at-home coronavirus testing kits to the people of Seattle. Folks worried they may be infected with COVID-19 can simply swab their nose and return the sample for analysis.

The Most Powerful Crypto CEO Is Skeptical of Bitcoin’s Future

Bitcoin Tech Showing Signs of Age, Altcoin Attributes Shine. Bitcoin was first designed in 2008 by the mysterious, pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. The disruptive, decentralized cryptocurrency was the first of its kind and was built to solve the issues of any of the many digital currencies that came before it, such as double-spending and removing the

Ant Financial takes stake in Swedish fintech app Klarna

Ant Financial, the fintech arm of Chinese online marketplace Alibaba, bought a small stake in Swedish payments app Klarna, the startup said on Wednesday. Why it matters: Ant Financial has embarked on a series of moves to tap European consumers, as the Chinese online payments market is effectively saturated by the WeChat Pay and Alipay

Engineers built an AI-powered robot to take your blood

Having your blood drawn can be the stuff of nightmares — but maybe a robot could help. Engineers at Rutgers University announced Wednesday that they’ve built a tabletop machine that combines aspects of robotics, AI, and ultrasound imaging to reliably draw blood or insert a catheter to deliver drugs and medicine. Their research, published in

DotData’s AI Builds Machine Learning Models All by Itself

Demand for data scientists and engineers has, for the past couple of years, been off the charts. The number of openings for machine learning and data engineers posted on recruiting web sites continues to grow by double digits annually, and those working in the field have been commanding ever-higher salaries.

How AI May Prevent The Next Coronavirus Outbreak

AI detected the coronavirus long before the world’s population really knew what it was. On December 31st, a Toronto-based startup called BlueDot identified the outbreak in Wuhan, several hours after the first cases were diagnosed by local authorities. The BlueDot team confirmed the info its system had relayed and informed their clients that very day,

Ada Health built an AI-driven startup by moving slowly and not breaking things

Then Ada Health was founded nine years ago, hardly anyone was talking about combining artificial intelligence and physician care — outside of a handful of futurists. But the chatbot boom gave way to a powerful combination of AI-augmented health care which others, like Babylon Health in 2013 and KRY in 2015, also capitalized on. The

Whistleblower Outs ‘Wolf of Kyiv’ for $70 Million Bitcoin Scam

A whistleblower has revealed the existence of a 200-employee Ukrainian Bitcoin (BTC) trading scam that netted $70 million in 2019. The whistleblower outed the scam by providing footage and internal company documents to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, which reported the news on March 1.

Dubai Welcomes Global Businesses With First Blockchain KYC Platform

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mashreq bank announced the launch of their new blockchain data-sharing platform on March 1st. This platform will allow licensed businesses and corporations to open digital bank accounts instantly by verifying their identities via an internal blockchain.

What Do the Richest Men in the World Think of Crypto and Blockchain?

For the past decade, blockchain, Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies have disrupted everything they have touched — including banking, hedge funds, law enforcement, health care and real estate to name a few. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are set to revolutionize many industries, yet this is only the beginning.

British hedge fund billionaire Hohn launches campaign to starve coal plants of finance

British hedge fund billionaire Chris Hohn has launched a campaign to persuade central banks to starve hundreds of planned coal-fired power plants around the world of finance, aiming to block the projects before they can pose a threat to the climate.

Alibaba Claims AI Can Identify Coronavirus Patients With 96% Accuracy

Alibaba developed an artificial intelligence (AI) capable of detecting new Coronavirus infections with 96% accuracy, Nikkei Asian Review reported, and the diagnostics system based on this AI is expected to be rolled out to more than 100 hospitals.

Artificial Intelligence of Things(AIoT) Explained!

Rapid advancement in Artificial Intelligence is reforming almost every industry in the world. Internet of Things and Edge Computing became dominant in recent years. Lets explore how the combination of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things is making a new branch of emerging technology called Artificial Intelligence of Things(AIoT). The application can range from smart

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Not just overnight sleep tests, Artificial intelligence (AI) also has the potential to improve efficiencies and precision in sleep medicine, resulting in more patient-centred care and better outcomes, researchers have found. The electrophysiological data collected during polysomnography, the most comprehensive type of sleep study, is well-positioned for enhanced analysis through AI and machine-assisted learning, according

AI-powered robot reads novels and writes poetry

A new series of books by Karen ann Donnachie and Andy Simionato each carry a cautionary label: ‘Warning! This book was not designed by humans.’ Well, the originals were. The new versions though – featuring Haiku poetry and eerily cute images where the text once sat – were autonomously generated by Artificial Intelligence.

Bitcoin Isn’t Much of a Haven Asset Right Now. Here’s Why.

So much for bitcoin as a haven. As financial markets around the world are in turmoil because of the spread of coronavirus, the cryptocurrency is plunging.

Crypto Carnage: $100 Million in Bitcoin Longs Liquidated in Minutes

The crypto market carnage has not stopped since NewsBTC’s last market update: Bitcoin, as of the time of writing this, is trading at $8,700, having traded as low as $8,620 (on some exchanges) just minutes ago as selling overwhelmed the market.

Raccoon malware targets massive range of browsers to steal your data and cryptocurrency

Raccoon might not be the cheapest option on the market but the malware had gained popularity among cybercriminals for its ability to target at least 60 applications, many of which are browsers we use today.

CDC detects first possible community spread of coronavirus in U.S.

A person in California who hadn’t traveled to a country impacted by the novel coronavirus nor had any known contact with anyone infected by the virus has tested positive to COVID-19, the CDC said in a statement.

Bitcoin Has Crashed—Now What?

Bitcoin, along with the wider cryptocurrency market, has crashed—dashing hopes the digital token had begun performing as a so-called safe haven asset. The bitcoin price is down some 10% over the last three days with many major cryptocurrencies, including ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, litecoin, and bitcoin cash, recording even heavier loses.

A billion Wi-Fi devices suffer from a newly discovered security flaw

More than a billion internet-connected devices—including Apple’s iPhone and Amazon’s Echo—are affected by a security vulnerability that could allow hackers to spy on traffic sent over Wi-Fi. The flaw, discovered by the cybersecurity firm ESET, effectively disarms the encryption used by a password-protected Wi-Fi network. This could let hackers watch the activity on the network

Inside the race to build the best quantum computer on Earth

Google’s most advanced computer isn’t at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, nor anywhere in the febrile sprawl of Silicon Valley. It’s a few hours’ drive south in Santa Barbara, in a flat, soulless office park inhabited mostly by technology firms you’ve never heard of.

TIM uses quantum computing to optimise 4G, 5G

Italy’s TIM has become the first European mobile operator to use quantum computing on its network, using the technology to optimise its radio cell planning. Whereas classical computing architectures store information in binary (1 or 0) bits, quantum computing uses subatomic particles’ ability to exist in multiple states at the same time.

Bitcoin’s “Insane” Funding Rate is a Grave Sign for the Crypto Market

Bitcoin’s recent price action has done tremendous damage to the bullish market structure that the cryptocurrency was able to form throughout the past couple of months, with many analysts now noting that the crypto could be poised for significantly further downside.

Top Bitcoin Trader Offers Grave Warning to Investors Amidst Sharp Selloff

Bitcoin (BTC) has seen some intense selling pressure over the past several days, with its recent flash crash from $10,200 to lows of $9,200 doing damage to the cryptocurrency’s technical strength, subsequently sparking what appears to be a short-term downtrend. This downtrend was further confirmed when the cryptocurrency faced a swift rejection at $10,000 this

The Fourth Revolution: The Age Of Digital Enlightenment

In the history of modern civilization, we’ve witnessed four major revolutions that forever changed the way the world operates. From the impact of irrigation on hunting and gathering in an agrarian economy, to the impact of assembly lines in a manufacturing economy, to the evolution of the workforce in the industrial economy, society was forced

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality And Retailers

Retail today looks completely different than it did five years ago, and five years from now it will look completely different than it does today. Technology is advancing at a pace that requires retailers to not just keep pace with these changes, but stay ahead of the adoption curve in order to remain competitive and

MIT Names Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies For 2020

It’s the time of year when the MIT Technology Review releases its biggest breakthrough technologies for the year. These are technologies that are expected to have widespread consequences for human life in the coming year.

New AI-powered sensor can predict heart failure days before it happens

Scientists have created a prototype of a new AI-powered wearable that could save lives and dramatically reduce hospitalization rates by predicting heart failure days before it happens.

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change The Commercial Real Estate Industry?

Since the start of the industrial revolution, the world has seen skills shift in a way that has resulted in ever-changing jobs and newer skills required to keep pace with emerging technologies. According to McKinsey, these technologies “will bring numerous benefits in the form of higher productivity, GDP growth, improved corporate performance, and new prosperity,

Conceptualizing the 2020’s: The Decade of the Internet of Things – insideBIGDATA

2020 heralds the decade in which the Internet of Things surges from the fringe to the fore of the data ecosystem. Several lofty predictions about the number of connected devices in the IoT begin this year; many developments directly impacting its adoption rates will flourish in the coming 10 years, rendering it the premier expression of

Why AI companies don’t always scale like traditional software startups

At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software. AI is showing remarkable progress on a range of difficult computer science problems, and the job of software developers – who now work with data as much as source code – is changing fundamentally in the process.

This Top Crypto is Poised for Massive Gains as Market Remains Flat

EOS – like all major cryptocurrencies – has been seeing some turbulent price action over the past several days, with Bitcoin’s sharp drop incurred this past Wednesday sending shockwaves throughout the aggregated market.

Sectors Realizing the Full Potential of DeFi Protocols In 2020

As the new decade unreels, a new wave of disruption seems to be coming to the shores of the global financial system. That wave is called decentralized finance protocols. Decentralized finance, or DeFi, simply refers to financial software that is built on the blockchain to make it easy for anyone to piece together digital assets

Will Bitcoin Ever Be a Serious Alternative to Gold and Stocks? | The Motley Fool

Cryptocurrency markets are on the move again: Category giant bitcoin has seen its tokens gain 40% in value in 2020 alone, and 155% over the last 52 weeks. If bitcoin was a stock, the “company” would be worth roughly $185 billion today. That market cap would land it right between aerospace titan Boeing and software

A Fed Governor And Watchdog Boss Made A Serious Bitcoin And Crypto Warning

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, barely a decade old, have already begun to turn the world of finance on its head. Social media giant Facebook’s 2019 revelation it would release its own answer to bitcoin served as a rude awakening for the world’s governments and central banks last year—and they are still failing to take the digitization

How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites – Bitcoin News

As bitcoin grows in popularity and recognition worldwide, resources dedicated to providing in-depth and diverse stats on all things crypto have exploded onto the scene and continue to proliferate rapidly. This post lays out 17 of the best sites, and divides them into basic categories such as checking price, viewing network visualizations, and more.

This Chinese Whale Lost $45 Million in Bitcoin and BCH Overnight: How it Happened

One of the rallying cries Bitcoin’s most fervent advocates use to promote the cryptocurrency is “become your own bank.” Indeed, this nascent technology allows you to complete the basic functions of modern banks: receive transactions, store capital, and send transactions (and also verify/process transactions if you want to become a miner).

California Tells 7K People to Stay Home Because of New Virus

California health officials said Friday that 7,600 people who returned to the state after visiting China during the outbreak of the new virus have been asked to quarantine themselves at home this month as health officials try to stop the spread of the virus.

Irish drug dealer loses £46m bitcoin codes he hid in fishing rod case

In early 2017 Clifton Collins, an Irish drug dealer, had a dilemma: where to hide the codes of his illicit €55m (£46m) bitcoin fortune. His solution was to print them on to an A4 piece of paper and stash it in the aluminium cap of a fishing rod case kept at his rented home in

Visa Grants Coinbase Power To Issue Bitcoin Debit Cards

Credit card giant Visa has granted its principal membership to a cryptocurrency company for the first time. Officially awarded to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in December, but not revealed to the public until today, the membership cuts out a crucial, and expensive middleman from the process of issuing a debit card that lets users spend their

How Fintech Startups are Disrupting the Payments Industry

Long in the past, transfers of value took place between royalty, merchants and commoners who all used gold, silver, cattle and other physical commodities to thrive and survive. That ended in 1971 when the U.S.. dollar and other world fiat systems fully detached from the gold standard and embraced floating exchange rates.

JPMorgan Says Blockchain Is Laying Foundation for Digital Money

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is broadening its perspective on blockchain technology to show how digital money will change the financial world. The emergence of linked databases like the blockchains that enable Bitcoin and Ether to exist as well as changing consumer preferences has turned the modernization of payments into a global theme, the New York-based

High-performance cloud servers: more in demand than ever

The rate in which enterprises have been moving to the cloud has accelerated in recent years, with cloud-specific spending outpacing general IT spending by as much as six times.[1] The reason for such enthusiasm is simple: organisations are able to leverage the cloud to drive greater innovation within the business.

How AI and machine learning are transforming clinical decision support

“Between 12 to 18 million Americans every year will experience some sort of diagnostic error,” said Paul Cerrato, a journalist and researcher. “So the question is: Why such a huge number? And what can we do better in terms of reinventing the tools so they catch these conditions more effectively?”

AI sent first coronavirus alert, but underestimated the danger

Research suggests that an AI beat humans to the punch in warning the world about the coronavirus. But it didn’t get all the credit, because it needed humans to recognize the danger. Earlier reports had suggested that a Canadian epidemiologist had raised the first warnings of the outbreak, using an algorithm called BlueDot that scanned news reports and

Wuhan woman with no symptoms infects five relatives with coronavirus – study

A 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, travelled 400 miles(675 km) north to Anyang where she infected five relatives, without ever showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists reported on Friday, offering new evidence that the virus can be spread asymptomatically.

Private WhatsApp chats easily discovered through Google (Update: Facebook knew)

It turns out that Facebook has been well aware for months of this private WhatsApp chat flaw. Thanks to twitter user @hackrzvijay, we know that Facebook was notified back in November 2019 about this security flaw. However, Facebook didn’t do anything about it.

Financial Giant Morgan Stanley Acquires E*Trade in $13B Deal

Major investment bank Morgan Stanley is buying online trading firm E*Trade Financial Group, which would extend the bank’s offerings to everyday investors.

Analyst: the Feds might have crashed the Bitcoin (BTC) market yesterday

Bitcoin’s sudden drop in price yesterday from $10,00 to $9,507, could be related to the United States Marshals Service announcing it had auctioned off $37 million in forfeited Bitcoin, an analyst at the social investment network eToro said today.

Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling

Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized 6,000 BTC from a Dublin resident who was accused of growing cannabis on property located in the Wicklow Mountain region. The police found around €450,000 of marijuana plants but the €52 million ($56.1M) of BTC was the biggest single-value asset seizure by the CAB since 1996.

How a Kamikaze Nation State Could Kill Bitcoin

Bitcoin has so far survived for more than 11 years. The network continues to function as intended, in part, thanks to an assumption that miners will always act in their own best interests economically. But what if a powerful, rich actor set its sights on destroying Bitcoin? What if that actor had no interest in

Trader Who Nailed Bitcoin’s $3,000 Bottom Fears More Downside is Near

Bitcoin did not fare well in 2018. Over the course of that year, the cryptocurrency plunged by dozens of percent from prices well above $10,000 to as low as $3,150 by December, falling as a “Crypto Winter” formed. The thing is, few expected for BTC to retrace that hard, with many in the middle of

This 90-Year-Old Indicator Says Bitcoin Uptrend Is Just Getting Started

The moment all crypto investors have been waiting for may finally be upon us: Bitcoin is about to enter a new bull market. And while market participants have been saying it for some time now, this indicator first developed in the 1930s and still popular today points to Bitcoin’s new uptrend only just noq beginning,

World’s Most Cashless Economy Starts Testing Its Own E-Currency

Swedes already use less cash than anyone else in their daily transactions. Now, the central bank is planning a landmark test based on blockchain technology in the hope of introducing an official electronic krona.

Intelligent growth: How Israel is poised to lead the way in AI

Israel is no stranger to innovation. Widely acknowledged as a Startup Nation, Israel has focussed exceptional levels of time and effort on building a ripe environment in which new tech companies can flourish.

A ‘stalkerware’ app leaked phone data from thousands of victims

A spyware app designed to “monitor everything” on a victim’s phone has been secretly installed on thousands of phones. The app, KidsGuard, claims it can “access all the information” on a target device, including its real-time location, text messages, browser history, access to its photos, videos and app activities, and recordings of phone calls.

MIT algorithm discovers antibiotic that can fight drug-resistant diseases

A deep learning algorithm developed at MIT has discovered new antibiotics that can treat drug-resistant diseases by killing 35 powerful bacteria. The pathogens that the halicin antibiotic has targetted include Acinetobacter baumannii, which was nicknamed “Iraqibacter” after it infected thousands of US service personnel returning from the war in Iraq.

How to Create a VPN Server With Raspberry Pi

When you think of a VPN, you might imagine a subscription service that tunnels your internet traffic through a server located elsewhere in the world. However, those services aren’t the only way to encrypt your online activity.

A group of ex-NSA and Amazon engineers are building a ‘GitHub for data’

Six months ago or thereabouts, a group of engineers and developers with backgrounds from the National Security Agency, Google and Amazon Web Services had an idea. Data is valuable for helping developers and engineers to build new features and better innovate. But that data is often highly sensitive and out of reach, kept under lock

How a genius hacker made $350,000 exploiting DeFi

A smart trader has exploited various protocols in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space to net a whopping $350,000 in profits. As Decrypt reported yesterday, a clever set of instructions—all executed in one big transaction—enabled someone to leverage current weaknesses in the DeFi ecosystem for their own gain.

Can All Of Bitcoin Be Hacked?

Call it the singularity. One day, maybe a decade from now, a message flashes across the internet: “Elliptic curves cracked!” Elliptic curve cryptography, or ECC, is the foundation beneath bitcoin. Wouldn’t the discovery of a hole in this code destroy the currency—and take down any coin exchange?

Blow To Bitcoin As ‘Significant’ U.S. Crypto Crackdown Suddenly Revealed

The U.S. bitcoin and cryptocurrency community has had a rough week—and its future is looking bleak. This week, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin warned “significant” new bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulations are on their way, Minneapolis Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari branded cryptocurrencies “a giant garbage dumpster,” and the Department of Justice called bitcoin mixing “a crime.”

A Vision of the Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, defined as intelligence exhibited by machines, is on everybody’s lips nowadays. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made many changes in our day to day life and has touched every industry, business, consumer and household in a meaningful way. Let’s take a look at the technological advancements where AI will be able to assist us

A brief history of artificial intelligence

In the early days of artificial intelligence, computer scientists attempted to recreate aspects of the human mind in the computer. This is the type of intelligence that is the stuff of science fiction—machines that think, more or less, like us. This type of intelligence is called, unsurprisingly, intelligibility. A computer with intelligibility can be used

AI helps predict heart attacks and stroke

Using AI technology to analyze CMR scans, researchers were able to precisely quantify the blood flow to the heart muscles of patients. Comparing the AI-generated blood flow results with health outcomes, the team found those with reduced blood flow were at increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, and heart failure. The machine-learning algorithm was able

Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world

2019 will be remembered as the year when major security bugs were disclosed in a large number of enterprise VPN servers, such as those sold by Pulse Secure, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and Citrix.

Signal is finally bringing its secure messaging to the masses

Last month, the cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike was getting settled on an airplane when his seatmate, a midwestern-looking man in his 60s, asked for help. He couldn’t figure out how to enable airplane mode on his aging Android phone. But when Marlinspike saw the screen, he wondered for a moment if he

IOTA cryptocurrency shuts down entire network after wallet hack

IOTA Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the IOTA cryptocurrency, has shut down its entire network this week after hackers exploited a vulnerability in the official IOTA wallet app to steal user funds.

This Crypto is a “Sleeping Giant” That Could Soon See a Face Ripping Rally

Although the crypto markets have faced some turbulence this morning, it is important to note that altcoins have been caught within firm uptrends over the past several days and weeks, with this momentum being emblematic of the prophesized “alteseason” that investors have been anticipating.

Bitcoin Crashes Back

The bitcoin price has crashed back under $10,000 per bitcoin after a roller-coaster few weeks that’s seen it rally almost 50%. The bitcoin price has had a phenomenal start to the year, boosted by rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran and stock market turmoil due to the spreading coronavirus.

Bitcoin Price Drop Nets Bitfinex ‘Whale’ $10 Million in 5 Minutes

Late Saturday night on Feb. 15, Bitcoin (BTC) price briefly reclaimed the $10K mark after a tumultuous day of trading that saw the price drop 5.35% to $9,853. The possibility of a downside break was enhanced by Bitcoin’s failure to hold above $10,330 and for the past 4 days $10,450 to $10,500 served as a

Why Bill Gates thinks gene editing and artificial intelligence could save the world

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been working to improve the state of global health through his nonprofit foundation for 20 years, and today he told the nation’s premier scientific gathering that advances in artificial intelligence and gene editing could accelerate those improvements exponentially in the years ahead.

Deep Neural Network AI Reconstructs Mysterious Image Hidden in Picasso Painting

As artificial intelligence continues to develop apace, it’s clear that AI will in all likelihood make huge gains in a wide range of fields, extending from making medical diagnoses and financial predictions, to automated fact-checking. What’s less apparent is what kind of role AI will play in more creative industries, as it’s recently done in

IIT Madras guys invented a technology that can convert Brain Signals into English Language

A breakthrough in technology was noticed with the recent use of artificial intelligence (AI) by a research team in Madras. Researchers at IIT Madras developed a technology with use of artificial intelligence to convert brain signals in impaired people into understandable human speech on Monday, 3 February 2020.

An artificial intelligence predicts the future

This publication draws on a wide range of expertise to illuminate the year ahead. Even so, all our contributors have one thing in common: they are human. But advances in technology mean it is now possible to ask an artificial intelligence (AI) for its views on the coming year.

7 business areas ripe for an artificial intelligence boost

Artificial intelligence has captured everyone’s imagination, but what can we expect from the technology? A recent survey of more than 550 executives from IBM finds plenty of support from the top — everyone wants to plunge full-force into AI to increase the speed and capabilities of their businesses. At the same time, AI is still very

Biologists rush to re-create the China coronavirus from its DNA code

The world is watching with alarm as China struggles to contain a dangerous new virus, now being called SARS-CoV-2. It has quarantined entire cities, and the US has put a blanket ban on travellers who’ve been there. Health officials are scrambling to understand how the virus is transmitted and how to treat patients.

Fake news detecting technology developed by DarwinAI

Artificial intelligence technology developed by a Waterloo-based company is being used to combat fake news. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are finding strong results in detecting misinformation with the tech.

The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world

This in-depth report tells the story of Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based company that achieved success for its code-making machines during World War II. The company eventually became a popular manufacturer of encryption machines for countries around the world in the decades that followed.

Treasury to Roll Out Cryptocurrency Rules

The Trump administration plans to introduce regulations for cryptocurrencies that are intended to crack down on their use in facilitating money laundering and other illicit activities, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

Ethereum and Tron are winning the dapp war

Ethereum’s decentralized application (dapp) ecosystem had a strong start in 2020, according to the latest Dappradar’s report. Its Games and Marketplaces category takes the lead in terms of daily unique active wallets growth, showing an increase of 163% over the last year.

Bitcoin recently topped $10,000 but don’t expect a run to record highs

Bitcoin is back around $10,000. But don’t be fooled into thinking that means the cryptocurrency is destined to revisit previous highs twice this level. I’m not saying this means a collapse. For better or worse, bitcoin is here to stay. But that doesn’t mean that investors should consider it a wise or safe investment now.

XRP is About to See an Insane Parabolic Rally After Breaking a Multi-Year Resistance

The crypto markets are currently caught within an intense uptrend that echoes the feeling of the early stages of the 2017 rally, with altcoins like XRP and others following Bitcoin’s lead and posting massive gains on a daily basis. XRP, which was one of the worst performing major altcoins in 2019, is now shaping up

US finds Huawei has backdoor access to mobile networks globally, report says

Chinese tech giant Huawei can reportedly access the networks it helped build that are being used by mobile phones around the world. It’s been using backdoors intended for law enforcement for over a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing US officials. The details were disclosed to the UK and Germany at the end

Quantum entanglement over 30 miles of fiber has brought super secure internet closer

Albert Einstein wanted nothing to do with it: he mocked the strange concept of quantum entanglement as “spooky action at a distance.” But a hundred years on, Einstein’s bugbear could help create an ultra-secure internet network, thanks to the most reliable technique yet for entangling nodes along miles of fiber-optic cable.

North Korea appears to have expanded its crypto-mining operation

State-sponsored crypto-crime: The report by Recorded Future, a US company that analyzes cybersecurity threats, details the efforts of Kim Jong-un’s regime to use cybercrime and cryptocurrency to get around sanctions meant to curb the nation’s nuclear weapons program.

Indicator That Preceded 1,000% Rally Ripple’s XRP Just Flashed Again

Over the past day or two, the crypto market — from Bitcoin to Ripple’s XRP — has begun to slow. The prices of the leading digital assets have finally taken a breather after days and days of uptrend without too much of retracement.

Ethereum Price (ETH) Has Surged 92% in 2020 With Targets Set on $300

For the second time in two weeks, Ether price (ETH) has notched a new 2020 high. This time the surge from $217.83 to $253.79 occurred as Bitcoin’s (BTC) price reversed course from $9,700s and rallied to a new high at $10,346.83.

JPMorgan Dipping its Toes into the Ethereum Ecosystem Could Be Bullish for ETH

Banking giant JPMorgan has offered mixed signals when it comes to their thoughts on cryptocurrencies, with the bank’s CEO frequently bashing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, despite offering their own intra-bank digital asset dubbed JPM Coin that is built upon the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain.

Fintech has finally cracked the US banking sector

Varo Money is poised to become a full-fledged bank, making it the first of a new wave of fintech upstarts to win that approval in the US. The company’s long and expensive journey through a thick barrier of regulation is a reason why America’s banks have repelled the tech disruption sweeping through other industries.

Deep Learning Meets the Internet of Things: How New Frameworks Will Drive the Next Generation of Mobile Apps

As mobile devices take over the world, researchers now study how to build deep learning networks that can keep up. One collaboration between academia and industry has analyzed a number of related deep learning frameworks, and the results look promising. When Facebook suggests new friends, Netflix recommends movies, Spotify recognizes a song, or Uber accurately

Federated machine learning: The road to decentralised data collaboration

Big data projects and state-of-the-art data science models are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to drive innovation across financial services, healthcare, government and other sectors. Take the healthcare industry for example, which is expected to spend roughly $23 billion globally on big data analytics by 2023, according to P&S Intelligence.

How Artificial Intelligence Might Save Time

Teachers: Could you use an extra 13 hours in your work week, or for your personal life? That might be possible in the future, according to a report published last month by McKinsey & Company: “How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact K-12 Teachers.”

Meet Ella: New Zealand Police unveil first artificial intelligence officer

The police have unveiled their first AI officer, with hopes she’ll soon be smiling and blinking out of screens in stations all around New Zealand. Ella, the artificial intelligence cop at the centre of the police’s new digital services, was revealed at the police national headquarters in Wellington this morning.

VB Special Issue: AI and Security

Both AI and cybersecurity are nearly omnipresent in our daily lives, and the intersection of the two is of increasing importance as our world becomes more connected, more “intelligent,” and more reliant on online or automated systems. AI technology can impact existing problems in cybersecurity.

How an investor evaluates the technology of an AI startup

The key is not just to use AI, but to use it intelligently for problems that require it. Many tasks that one may feel like applying deep learning to can be carried out effectively using rules and basic automation. For a problem like helping a company close its books faster, automation is enough, because the

Bitcoin Suddenly Pumps $400 To Back Above $10,000, Hitting A Fresh 2020 High

Bitcoin has suddenly soared back above $10,000 after a volatile few days that saw it breach the psychological barrier for the first time this year. The bitcoin price, which was earlier today seen trading at under $9,700, surged to $10,380 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange—part of a broader rally that some have

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin dips just enough to fill gap in futures market’

We closed the day, February 10 2020, at a price of $9,856. That’s a notable 2.55 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$258.94. It was the lowest closing price in two days. We’re still 50 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin’s Selloff Could Turn into a Bloodbath if it Breaks This Key Level

Bitcoin (BTC) has been experiencing some intense turbulence over the past several days and weeks, with the cryptocurrency’s recent rally to highs of $10,200 leading to an intense overnight rejection that subsequently sent the crypto reeling back into the $9,000 region.

North Korean Internet Use Spikes 300% as Regime Turns to Cryptocurrencies

North Korea’s internet use saw a 300% surge over the past three years, as the country’s regime has continued to rely on cryptocurrencies for various activities. Exploitation of crypto and blockchain technology is among the primary tactics for the country to generate revenue as well as transfer and use illicitly obtained funds, a new study

Cryptocurrency crime losses more than double to $4.5 billion in 2019, report finds

Losses from cryptocurrency crime surged to $4.52 billion last year, as insider theft soared even as hacking losses declined, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace seen by Reuters.

New Pentagon budget request invests in 4 advanced technologies

The Pentagon wants to focus its 2021 investments on four critical emerging technology areas that will increase the United States’ comparative advantage against near peer adversaries.

How AI is changing both cybersecurity and cyberattacks

Artificial intelligence is sweeping through almost every industry, layering a new level of intelligence on the software used for things like delivering better cybersecurity. McAfee, one of the big players in the industry, is adding AI capabilities to its own suite of tools that protect users from increasingly automated attacks.

Think 5G is exciting? Just wait for 6G

The wireless industry has revolutionized the way we work and play, so it’s no wonder why 5G has grabbed everyone’s attention. Already in some cities, and soon across the world, fiberoptic transmission speeds will invisibly reach into all of our pockets, bringing television, 3D imagery and new applications we never dreamed of to our mobile

The Four Pillars of an SSI Network

Building an operating network takes more than protocols or even code. It requires aligning the efforts of people to get a hard thing done. We created the Sovrin Foundation to foster a thriving ecosystem for an identity metasystem.

China using ‘AI-powered thermal cameras’ to detect coronavirus victims

China is using a network of cameras powered by artificial intelligence to find the latest victims of coronavirus. The Chinese Ministry of Industry has urged AI firms to help combat the virus outbreak by using the technology to detect anyone with a fever.

Clinicians’ ‘Number-One Wish’ for Artificial Intelligence

Eric J. Topol, MD: Hello. This is Eric Topol, for “Medicine and the Machine” on Medscape. I’m so delighted to have a chance to have an extended conversation with Fei-Fei Li, who is a professor at Stanford University. She runs the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). She’s had an enormous influence on the

Cryptocurrency Scams Took in More Than $4 Billion in 2019

Seo Jin-ho, a travel-agency operator in South Korea, wasn’t interested in exotic investments when a colleague first introduced him to PlusToken, a platform that traded bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But the colleague was persistent.

Mysterious ‘Binance Cloud’ Launching in 10 Days, CEO CZ Confirms

In a wide-ranging ask-me-anything (AMA) on Feb. 7, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced big plans for the cryptocurrency exchange in 2020. One of the most imminent and least explained was the hinted arrival of a new product called Binance Cloud, which will reportedly be unveiled in the next 10 days.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Reveals Serious Bitcoin Wallet Flaw

Bitcoin hardware wallets are thought to be one of the most secure ways people can store their bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies—but they aren’t perfect. The bitcoin price is fast climbing towards $10,000, hitting fresh year-to-date highs of $9,900 over the last 24-hour trading period, and bitcoin buyers are keen to keep their bitcoin as safe

Goldman Sachs considers building cloud service to sell to other finance firms

US bank Goldman Sachs is considering converting its cloud investments into a non-financial services product line by creating a cloud-based core technology platform that could be sold as a service to other financial services companies.

4 Things to Know About the Middle East Fintech Industry

Fintech came to the Gulf region wholly only in 2017, when regulators began implementing policies to encourage the growth of the sector, and even though the region has been slower on the uptake of financial technology compared to others in the world, the sector is growing rapidly, and more importantly, sustainably.

Coronavirus Checks China’s Blockchain Ambitions

It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of non-reciprocal trade. American nuts are to be sold en masse to the Chinese as part of the extra $200 billion worth of extra U.S. goods that the mainland promised to purchase – $40 billion of that from U.S. agricultural producers. 

Bitcoin Breaks Through $10,000 To Set Fresh 2020 High

Bitcoin prices surpassed $10,000 today, rising above this key, psychological level and climbing to their highest since October. The digital currency had risen to as much as $10,007.56 at the time of this writing, CoinDesk data shows.

Your provider might be throttling your internet. Here’s how to check

There’s little more infuriating than a Netflix show stuttering and stopping right at the climax thanks to bad Wi-Fi. The collective groans, the held breath as loading stalls at 99%, the children crying for Moana to come back: all of these could be avoided if the internet just stayed steady. But alas, steady internet is

Elon Musk tells Twitter followers to #DeleteFacebook

Tesla founder Elon Musk told his Twitter followers to “#DeleteFacebook” in a Saturday morning tweet. The tweet came in response to a post by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen highlighting Facebook’s alleged monopolistic behavior and calling on the government to take control of the social media giant out of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s hands.

Christopher Allen – Ideology & Architecture of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)

Odyssey Connect opening keynote of internet cryptography pioneer Christopher Allen about essential insights and reflections around cultural, technological and ethical aspects of Self-Sovereign Identity on the 5th of February, The Hague (The Netherlands). Christopher is an entrepreneur and technologist who specializes in collaboration, security, and trust. As a pioneer in internet cryptography, he’s initiated cross-industry

An Introduction to The Spatial Web

As we bear witness to the Digital Transformation of our world and cross the threshold into the Web 3.0 era, we face some extraordinary choices with serious and wide-ranging implications. Our technologies, from the first use of fire to the future of facial recognition, appear to be neutral by their very nature. Their appearance obscures

This fintech startup is using AI to make bitcoin trades

London-based fintech startup AiX has implemented the very first Bitcoin-USD trade via artificial intelligence (AI). The firm’s system—which plans to replace interdealer brokers with a fully automated AI—went live February 4, proving that time may well be up for human intermediaries.

How Is Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Used In Engineering?

Just like with many other industries, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing engineering. Even though these technologies are now seemingly “everywhere,” we shouldn’t overlook how truly incredible they are and the remarkable things they enable us to do today and will allow us to do tomorrow.

Can AI ever rival human creativity? Here’s what the science says

The European Patent Office recently turned down an application for a patent that described a food container. This was not because the invention was not novel or useful, but because it was created by artificial intelligence. By law, inventors need to be actual people. This isn’t the first invention by AI–machines have produced innovations ranging

AI in the adult industry: porn may soon feature people who don’t exist

A professional headshot of a man with his face carefully poised in a neutral expression, the kind that might be used in an acting portfolio. A teenage girl with red hair and glasses, pouting at the camera against an outdoor backdrop.

3 privacy issues to consider before bringing an Amazon Echo into your house

Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicized issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the fact that they reportedly pay employees and, at times, external contractors from all over the world to listen to recordings to improve accuracy, the potential is there for sensitive personal

AI, 5G, and medical IoT can help deliver the promise of precision medicine

When my son was a toddler, he went to his pediatrician for a routine CAT scan. Easy stuff. Just a little shot to subdue him for a few minutes. He’d be awake and finished in a jiffy. Except my son didn’t wake up. He lay there on the clinic table, unresponsive, his vitals slowly falling.

Crypto Goes IPO — Ripple Could Lead the Blockchain Industry’s Charge

2020 could be the year that crypto companies step forward and take the plunge into going public. As the biggest players in the industry cautiously watch for opportunities to gain regulatory approval, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse used the prestigious Davos World Economic Forum summit to announce that the firm was considering an initial public offering

Facebook’s “radioactive data” tracks the images used to train an AI

A team from Facebook AI Research has developed a way to track exactly which images in a dataset were used to train a machine-learning model. By making imperceptible tweaks to images, creating a kind of watermark, they were able to make tiny corresponding changes to the way an image classifier trained on those images works,

Facebook Has Sent Facial Recognition Startup ‘Clearview AI’ Cease And Desist Letters

Facial recognition software startup Clearview AI has been under fire over revelations it’s been training its machine learning algorithm on billions of publicly available photos, including public personal images scraped from social media without permission. Now Facebook has become the latest tech giant to tell the controversial company to quit it.  

Defense researchers developing software agents that can read people’s thoughts

When researchers funded by DARPA, the pentagon’s grant-funding arm for cutting edge tech, start talking about machine social intelligence, I, for one, get nervous. Needless to say, it’s been a restless week. Led by Carnegie Mellon University, which is a robotics and AI powerhouse, a team of researchers is working to build artificially intelligent agents

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. The future is finally here. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. But 2020 promises to be especially extra turbulent. Election year dynamics, coupled with an increase in grassroots business

Litecoin Closing Above This Level Could Mean 100% Surge Will Take Place

There was a time when Litecoin was trading alongside the crypto market’s foremost leaders, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP. But over the past few years, since the previous market bubble, the prominent altcoin has suffered. As of the time of writing this article, LTC is now the seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — not bad by

Three Catalysts that Could Send Bitcoin Price Higher in February

It is February 1 and bitcoin is up by a modest 0.52 percent. The benchmark cryptocurrency left an impressive month behind in January, returning 30.27 percent in profits against an otherwise gloomy global market outlook. The wild move upside marked bitcoin’s best January close in seven years, convincing traders that the gains could grow further

Ripple Unlocks Half Billion Tokens From Escrow as XRP Price Up 26% YTD

XRP price growth remains lackluster as February begins, despite blockchain payment network Ripple releasing 500 million tokens from its escrow. Data from the XRP blockchain noted by monitoring resource Whale Alert on Feb. 1 confirmed a single transaction of 500,000,000 tokens worth $119.5 million left Ripple’s escrow the same day.

Why Africa is the new crucible of crypto

Just like the explorers of a bygone age, Jack Dorsey came away entranced when he visited Africa for the first time last year. The Twitter and Square CEO is a big Bitcoin fan and investor—and during his visit, he declared that the continent was the future of Bitcoin.

The Human-Powered Companies That Make AI Work

The hidden secret of artificial intelligence is that much of it is actually powered by humans. Well, to be specific, the supervised learning algorithms that have gained much of the attention recently are dependent on humans to provide well-labeled training data that can be used to train machine learning algorithms.

Artificial Intelligence won’t replace your doctors, but it could make them better

Artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine is here, and it’s advancing at an unprecedented pace. (Raise a bionic hand if you’re imagining a robot scooting in to conduct your next checkup.) In reality, AI is becoming a seamless, behind-the-scenes part of health care, undetected by the patients it serves. Instead, consumers will notice its downstream benefits:

Artificial intelligence requires trusted data, and a healthy DataOps ecosystem

Lately, we’ve seen many “x-Ops” management practices appear on the scene, all derivatives from DevOps, which seeks to coordinate the output of developers and operations teams into a smooth, consistent and rapid flow of software releases. Another emerging practice, DataOps, seeks to achieve a similarly smooth, consistent and rapid flow of data through enterprises. Like

Why we’re failing to regulate the most powerful tech we’ve ever faced

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said artificial intelligence is “more profound than fire or electricity.” Author and historian Yuval Noah Harari said, “If you have enough data about me, enough computing power and biological knowledge, you can hack my body, my brain, my life, and you can understand me better than I understand myself.”

These AI Home Gadgets Are Improving Our Lives

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. From facial recognition to chatbots to cars to the health industry, it’s difficult to open the news and not see something about AI. Many of us think of AI and think science fiction, but AI is being used in more daily applications than ever. And we’re pretty

It’s pretty weird that smelling this particular flower can give your brain a boost

What if you could enhance your ability to learn and retain information with something as simple as a specific odor? Apparently, that’s a very real possibility, and a new research paper published in Scientific Reports reveals that the smell of a rose holds some curious powers. In the study, the scientists experimented with over 50

Mathematicians Solve an Enduring ’42’ Problem Using Planetary Supercomputer

Mathematicians have finally figured out the three cubed numbers that add up to 42. This has settled a problem that has been pondered for 65 years: namely, can each of the natural numbers below 100 be expressed as the sum of three cubes? The problem, set in 1954, is exactly what it sounds like: x3+y3+z3=k.

Burn, drown, or smash your phone: Forensics can extract data anyway

Damaged mobile phones are still filled with plenty of useful data, according to researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST published the results of a recent study on forensic methods for getting data from mobile damaged mobile phones. It tested the tools

Tesla releases new video of what Autopilot can see, Cybertruck simulation and more

Tesla has released a new video of what Autopilot’s neural net can see, as well as new images of other systems powering Autopilot, including a simulator with a Tesla Cybertruck in it and more. If we are to believe Elon Musk, 2020 is going to be the year Tesla releases its full self-driving system built

Huawei needs Google more than Google needs Huawei

Huawei makes some incredible phones. My somewhat limited exposure to the brand as a U.S. resident reinforces what everyone who has one tells me: they are one of the best phones you can buy. When any brand gets this kind of praise, it has to be pretty darn good products.

Uber Suspends 240 Mexican Accounts to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Uber Technologies Inc. has suspended 240 user accounts in Mexico to contain the potential spread of coronavirus. The users suspended had ridden with two drivers who came into contact with a possible coronavirus case, according to a statement posted to the company’s Mexican Twitter account. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of the

Want to Own a Ferrari? Now You Can Through a New Digital Token

Always dreamed of owning a Ferrari but can’t afford it? Well, this may sound vaguely familiar: The blockchain has a solution for you. CurioInvest, an investment platform, and MERJ Exchange Ltd., a Seychelles-based digital asset exchange, are partnering to offer tokens backed by collectible cars. The companies say tokenizing the luxury assets as an investment

Two types of cryptocurrency are now dominating the market

Two types of cryptocurrency tokens are outperforming the rest of the market, according to data from Longhash. Over the last year, native exchange tokens and tokens used for cryptocurrency lending—in DeFi platforms—had the greatest returns on investment (ROI).

The ‘Billion-Dollar’ Plan To Kick Facebook While It’s Down

To some it might appear as though Facebook’s power has peaked. The social media giant controlled by chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg has lurched from scandal to crisis over the last few years.

Lead singer of Moist has created an artificial intelligence named Ophelia

The lead singer of the Canadian rock group Moist and four-time Juno winner David Usher was a in Winnipeg Thursday, but not for his music. The rocker is also a tech entrepreneur in the area of artificial intelligence and he was showing off his new “artificial being.” “I was born six months ago. I’m a

3 industries that won’t exist in 20 years

The insurance, transportation, and retail industries will either not exist in 20 years or will have changed completely due to artificial intelligence (AI), innovation, and other factors, according to Dave Jordan, global head, consulting and services integration at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. It was created by British start-up Exscientia and Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. The drug will be used to treat patients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

UN suffered a serious hack — and then tried to cover it up

The United Nations suffered a critical breach in its networks last year — which it subsequently tried to cover up. The attack, which was likely orchestrated by state-sponsored actors, began in July, according to reports from The New Humanitarian and the Associated Press. A leaked internal document, obtained by The New Humanitarian and reviewed by

New Website Tracks Corona virus Outbreak in Real Time

You’d have to be living under a very isolated rock to be unaware of the dangerous coronavirus outbreak centered on the city of Wuhan in China. The disease has infected several thousand people, and more than 100 have died. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a new tool to track and visualize the outbreak.

Bitcoin Price Climbs to $9,500 After Third Higher High in One Week

For the second time this week, Bitcoin (BTC) bulls have protested against any attempts to push the digital asset below the $9K mark. Earlier today, the price dropped slightly below $9,200 but the pullback stopped right at the Jan. 19 high at $9,198 before reversing to surge higher on a high volume spike.

itcoin Ain’t What It Used To Be, Pioneer Investor Says

A millionaire by age 18, early Bitcoin (BTC) investor Erik Finman said the environment around Bitcoin has significantly changed since 2011 — and not for the better. “It just ain’t what it used to be,” Finman told Cointelegraph in a message on Jan. 26, 2020.

Andrew Yang Just Mentioned Crypto, Again. He Says Bitcoin Can’t be Stopped

Andrew Yang has been deemed one of the most tech-focused presidential candidates. Unsurprisingly, he’s discussed Bitcoin and crypto assets on occasion, specifically in regards to the potential they have to aid the American economy.

Stablecoins dominate the Ethereum blockchain

Ether, the native cryptocurrency on the Ethereum blockchain, is no longer the most popular cryptocurrency on the platform: Stablecoins are, according to new analysis by Messari.

Swiss Company Gets Green Light to Incorporate for a Blockchain IPO

In what’s being called a first for Switzerland, a company has been allowed to incorporate for an IPO offering of tokenized shares on a blockchain. In a press release Wednesday, the firm’s adviser Andriotto Financial Services said that Coldrerio, Switzerland-based Overfuture SA’s articles of incorporation directly reference “the digital nature of the shares (tokens) and

Fintechs divided on screen scraping ban

Founding director of The Regtech Association and Verifier CEO, Lisa Schutz, has urged for the Australian government to follow in the footsteps of the European Union (EU) and cease screen scraping. “I believe passionately that screen scraping should be prohibited as it is in the EU,” she told the Senate Committee of Financial Technology and

How humans and AI can work together to create better businesses

Here’s a paradox: as companies try to streamline their businesses by using artificial intelligence to make critical decisions, they may inadvertently make themselves less efficient. Business technologist Sylvain Duranton advocates for a “Human plus AI” approach — using AI systems alongside humans, not instead of them — and shares the specific formula companies can adopt

Microsoft takes the wraps off $40 million, five-year ‘AI for Health’ initiative

Microsoft has added a new program to its “AI for Good” line-up. Its new “AI for Health” initiative joins its existing AI for Earth; AI for Accessibility; AI for Humanitarian Action; and AI for Cultural Heritage projects. Microsoft is funding the AI for Health project at $40 million over four years.

AI spots unusual ‘square structure’ on surface of dwarf planet Ceres

There’s an internet subculture dedicated to closely examining Nasa pictures of Mars and boldly claiming that a weirdly-shaped rock is actually the relic of an alien civilisation. But it turns out that computers make the same sort of mistakes as humans when they’re scouring the universe for traces of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

Changing roles: Find out if your IT job is about to become obsolete

The workforce is about to undergo a technological revolution: Over the next 10 years, 1.2 billion employees worldwide will be impacted by automation and artificial intelligence (AI), with 50% of jobs being changed by the technology and 5% being eliminated, according to the World Economic Forum.

Google claims its new chatbot Meena is better than OpenAI’s GPT-2

When was the last time you had a “conversation” with Siri or Alexa that was satisfactory? Maybe never. The primary reason is that while these assistants or bots have improved a lot, their conversational ability is still quite limited. But Google claims its new chatbot, called Meena, is the hot shit …

China Is Arresting People For “Spreading Rumors” Online About The Coronavirus

As reports of coronavirus cases spread across China, the country’s popular WeChat messaging app has been filled with rumors, hoaxes, and videos filled with unconfirmed information that have rattled ordinary people — and proven difficult for the Chinese government to stamp out.

CalTech wins $1.1 billion jury verdict in patent case against Apple, Broadcom

The California Institute of Technology said on Wednesday that it won a $1.1 billion jury verdict in a patent case against Apple (AAPL.O) and Broadcom (AVGO.O). In a case filed in federal court in Los Angeles in 2016, the Pasadena, California-based research university alleged that Broadcom wi-fi chips used in hundreds of millions of Apple

Bitcoin Technicals Suggest Monster Rally Went Too Far, Too Fast

Bitcoin’s trading around $9,000 once again but technical indicators show it may have gone up too far, too fast. Based on the GTI Vera Band Indicator, which tracks upward and downward trends, Bitcoin’s last price is far above the upper-band limit, signaling the coin is in an positive trend. However, similar instances in the past

UK’s high court orders crypto exchange Bitfinex to dox recipients of $860K in Bitcoin

The UK’s high court has reportedly ordered cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex to freeze $860,000 worth of Bitcoin that had flowed through its platform en route to ransomware hackers. The funds were part of $1.2 million paid by a Canadian insurance company that had fallen victim to a malware strain known as BitPaymer, which locks computer systems and

Bitcoin Price Parabola Reaches 90 Degrees, Sizable Correction To Follow

As the phrase goes, “what goes up, must come down.” And this is even more true for anything that goes up a little too fast – something Bitcoin price is known for. The cryptocurrency’s latest rally has now gone parabolic, and according to “the stick method” it has reached a 90-degree angle, potentially signaling a

Bitcoin’s next halving in May could send the currency to new all-time high

Something to look forward to:While crypto enthusiasts are no doubt interested to see the effects of Bitcoin’s ‘halving’ slated for later this year, it looks like others are joining the fray. The question on everyone’s mind is whether 2020 is the year Bitcoin reaches new heights, and the increase in awareness might well send its

2019 saw more cryptocurrency hacks than any other year

In 2019, hackers have successfully breached 11 major cryptocurrency exchanges and have stolen more than $283 million worth of cryptocurrency, according to blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis.

Tone Vays: Bitcoin Must Hold $9K for 2-3 Days to Secure Bull Market By

Bitcoin (BTC) rising above $9,000 has turned heads amid fresh uncertainty in China but has yet to convince one of its best-known traders. In the latest episode of his Trading Bitcoin YouTube series on Jan. 28, Tone Vays said that despite the past week’s upward price momentum, he was not yet bullish on Bitcoin.

A Massive 500 Bitcoin Sell Order Hits Binance For First Time in a While, Here’s What It Means

Bitcoin’s recent movement up towards its 2020 highs at $9,200 caught some bears by surprise, as it appeared to elucidate a significant amount of strength amongst BTC’s bulls. Bears are currently fighting back, however, as one whale just put up a 500 BTC market sell on cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which could be one of the

RealityEngines launches its autonomous AI service

RealityEngines.AI, an AI and machine learning startup founded by a number of former Google executives and engineers, is coming out of stealth today and announcing its first set of products. When the company first announced its $5.25 million seed round last year, CEO Bindu Reddy wasn’t quite ready to disclose RealityEngines’ mission beyond saying that

Cognitive Computing In The Next Decade Of AI

The year 2020 is upon us, and I am hearing across the news that this will be the next big decade in major technology advancement for artificial intelligence (AI). For example, HealthData Management reports that 93% of respondents are expecting an augmented workforce, with people, robots and AI…

Leaving cancer diagnosis to the computers

Recent reports of artificial intelligence (AI)-based diagnosis of brain cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and others profess greater accuracy and faster diagnosis in patients than human specialists, giving prominence to the potential of using deep learning AI tools to improve cancer diagnoses. According to Cancer Research UK, 27·5 million new cancer cases could

FDA clears algorithms that detect heart murmurs and AFib

The FDA just granted clearance to a suite of algorithms that could help healthcare providers in the US more accurately screen for heart conditions during routine physical exams. The algorithms, developed by Eko, can help detect both heart murmurs, indicative of valvular or structural heart disease, and atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which can lead to

Saudi smartness: AI hackers gather in the Kingdom

Quiz time: list your top 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) world hubs? Possible answers: Silicon Valley (obviously), Bangalore & Bengaluru (same place),

Aussie AI company receives patent for machine learning tec

Flamingo AI, an Australian based AI company with operations also in the United States, has received a patent for its machine learning technology. The company provides a machine learning based intelligent knowledge assistant and service desk, utilised by enterprises to gain operational efficiency and increase internal customer experience.

A Harvard super chemist has been arrested over lying about secret China payments

Charles Lieber, one the world’s top nanotechnology experts and the chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with lying about payments he’d taken from the Thousand Talents Program, a Chinese effort to lure top research minds.

Two old satellites could collide over the US on Wednesday

Two satellites currently orbiting Earth might very well crash into each other on Wednesday, just above the city of Pittsburgh. What’s going on: Space tracking company LeoLabs found that on January 29, at around 6:39 p.m. local time, the two objects will pass by one another with only about 50 to 100 feet of separation,

Best drawing and art apps of 2020

Whether you use the iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, the Galaxy Note and its S Pen or a third-party stylus with your existing device, tablets and phones can be used to create real art. But it’s not just about the hardware — it’s the apps you’ll use with it.

Use These Antivirus and Anti-Malware Apps Instead of Avast

If something is free—especially if it’s a complicated something, or something you’d probably have to pay for otherwise—the familiar saying is often true: You’re the product. It’s one of the reasons you’re always being advertised to across the web. Search engines, email services, messaging platforms, or other apps and services you fancy cost money, and

9 Expert Tips For Managing a Remote Team

The workplace is changing. The water cooler where you shared the latest celebrity gossip and ranted about that last season of Game of Thrones? That’s a Slack channel now. The meeting room where you gathered your team to brainstorm strategy on the office whiteboard? Now just a video chat with a screen sharing option.

CEOs are deleting their social media accounts to protect against hackers

Cyber attacks are the are the biggest risk to businesses, with the prospect of falling victim hacking and other cyber crime the threats which the majority of CEOs are most worried about, according to a new report on the views from the boardroom.

How to make it into the 1pc of millionaire millennials

At age 27, Will Hatton was £50,000 in debt. By 29, he was making six figures a month. From living on a shoestring as he travelled the world, he went on to set up a travel blog that is visited by more than one million people each month. Now, at age 30, the Brighton-born entrepreneur

Bitcoin Pops Over $9,000 After Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Makes Bold Bet

Bitcoin adoption has stalled and crypto trading volume has crashed—but that’s not stopping Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey who’s convinced bitcoin is the future. The bitcoin price, still half its all-time high, has struggled to regain the levels it reached in late 2017, though climbed through last year after a disastrous 2018.

Billionaire Investor Tim Draper: If You’re a Millennial, Buy Bitcoin B

Billionaire investor Tim Draper recommended millennials buy Bitcoin (BTC) during an interview with FOX Business published on Jan. 22. Per the report, Draper believes that Bitcoin is of particular importance to millennials that are looking to set aside enough capital for retirement.

4 Ways to Smartly Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Investing in cryptocurrency is one of many options for investing your money today. In fact, it’s pretty hard to avoid hearing about the crypto market and its opportunities. Still, all this buzz doesn’t mean it’s the safest way to invest your money; it’s just an option.

5G will fundamentally change our lives for the better

The buzz surrounding the fifth generation of wireless technology, 5G, and the promises it holds seems to be getting louder by the day. With speed that’s 100 times faster than current 4G networks, tech companies around the globe declare that 5G will transform the world. And they’re right.

Deloitte Report: Tech Trends 2020

Last year’s Tech Trends report explored nine macro technology forces that form the backbone of business innovation and transformation. For a decade, we’ve been tracking the emergence and eventual ascent of digital experience, analytics, cloud, digital reality, cognitive, blockchain, the business of IT, risk, and core modernization.

Which technologies are hot (and which are not)?

While the demand for data science skills keeps rising, the nature of that demand has remained roughly constant, according to a Jeff Hale analysis. Given how fast technologies in the data science space seem to rise and fall (remember Hadoop?), even over the course of a year we might expect to see more variance in

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Social Media Marketing

Every time you open Instagram, there are some new ads for you. All these ads relate to what you search for. You move to the explore section and can find thousands of related posts that interest you. But, how is that possible?

How three wireless technologies will soon ignite the edge computing revolution

Nicole Raimundo envisions a day when streaming video will be as routine a part of emergency response as stretchers and defibrillators. Raimundo, who is the chief information officer for the town of Cary, North Carolina, believes high-quality live streams will redefine the way responders, caregivers and law enforcement authorities manage crises.

Why private micro-networks could be the future of how we connect

Forget amassing likes or cultivating your online persona. Apps like Cocoon are all about being your true self with just a select few people. One morning in her freshman year, Jasmine Sun got a text from her mom: “Don’t you have class right now? Why are you in your dorm?”

This is how a popular free antivirus program sells your data

One of the most popular antivirus companies in the world sells people’s sensitive data in a way that can put their privacy at risk, according to new reports. The culprit: Avast is a multibillion-dollar computer security company based in the Czech Republic. Its software is used by an estimated 400 million people around the world.

Major Swiss Banking Firm Julius Baer Launches Services for Cryptocurrencies

Major Swiss private banking and wealth management group Julius Baer has launched a digital assets trading and custodial service via a partnership with regulated crypto-specialist Seba. Julius Baer announced its new digital assets offering on Jan. 21, the result of its 2018 minority equity stake acquisition and later partnership with crypto startup Seba Bank AG

Big Banks Are Getting In The Way Of Innovation

Treasury Prime makes technology for banks. CEO Chris Dean watches the regulatory world closely.  “We keep an eye on who is getting in trouble with regulators, because normally we want to make sure that we never get in trouble with regulators and that we’re the bank’s best friends,” he told me.

Taiwan Is Opening A Giant AI-Focused Business Park

Officials in Taiwan make no secret about turning the island into a hub for artificial intelligence R&D. It’s an area that’s expected to grow into a $390.9 billion market by 2025, according to Grand View Research.

The US Army uses facial recognition to train AI. Now, it needs to protect it

The US Army has announced the development of software designed to prevent the compromise of facial recognition technology in military applications. A team from Duke University, led by electrical and computer engineering faculty members Dr. Helen Li and Dr. Yiran Chen, have created a system which, it is hoped, will be able to mitigate cyberattacks

Netflix’s ‘The Circle’ Gets One Key Thing Right About A.I.

Netflix’s The Circle largely imagines a world that already exists, where people sit in their rooms and judge each other on social media. But part of the show’s novelty comes in the form of an app called the Circle, a “voice-activated” social media platform displayed on TVs around contestants’ hotel rooms.

Telegram Attacks Apple, Musk on Crypto, WEF Debrief: Hodler’s Digest,

World Economic Forum debuts framework for central bank digital currencyIt was a c-c-c-cold week in Davos, but Cointelegraph’s reporters wrapped up warm to bring you all the news from the World Economic Forum. One particularly big announcement saw the WEF unveil a central bank digital currency policymaker toolkit.

AI, IoT, cloud, big data will help mankind pivot in next 10 years

The last decade witnessed the technology landscape change rapidly. As humans kept pace, it also birthed the need for extensive reskilling. The next decade will be about the democratisation of technology when it’s far more accessible (even to the under-privileged), immersive, personalised, and affordable.

Astonishing growth in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Radiation Dosing Market Growth with top key vendors like Bayer AG,

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Radiation Dosing Markets 2019 Global Industry Research Report provides market size, industry growth, share, development trends, investment plans, business ideas and forecasts by 2025. Scenarios and useful business decisions. The report includes a first-hand study of subjective comprehensive research and quantitative perspectives of key family pioneers for an in-depth understanding of

How to invest in artificial intelligence

The first big investment wave in tech was the personal computer. Then came software, the internet, smartphones, social media and cloud computing. The next big thing is artificial intelligence, or AI, professional stock pickers say. AI is the science-fiction-like technology in which computers are programmed to think and perform the tasks ordinarily done by humans.

Pornhub Now Lets Models Get Paid With the Tether Stablecoin

The adult video giant announced on Thursday that it now allows its models to be paid in USDT and is recommending the TRONlink wallet. TRON became a partner of the site in June 2018, when Pornhub started accepting its TRX token for content.

Blockchain industry groups want a say in Telegram’s landmark SEC lawsuit

Telegram is being sued by the SEC over allegations that the $1.7 billion it raised in an ICO for its upcoming blockchain network, the Telegram Open Network, constituted an unregistered securities offering.

Ether Price Drop Slashed Valuation of Crypto Valley’s Top 50 Firms by 40%

The combined valuation of the top 50 blockchain-related firms in the Swiss canton of Zug — known as “Crypto Valley” within the industry — fell by nearly half in 2019. Swiss investment firm CV VC debuted a new report at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 22, giving an appraisal of the

The Finance Industry Travels To The Next Stage With Artificial Intelligence

Digital transformation is the buzzword today. Digital technology has created a new and modified ecosystem for a diverse set of industries. The business process has changed, including customer expectations. According to Forbes, 21% of business organizations have already implemented digital transformation.

Healthcare Algorithms Are Biased, and the Results Can Be Deadly

In October 2019, a group of researchers from several universities published a damning revelation: A commercial algorithm widely used by health organizations was biased against black patients. The algorithm, later identified as being provided by health-services company Optum, helped providers determine which patients were eligible for extra care. According to the researchers’ findings, the algorithm

At Davos, Alphabet’s CEO Calls Healthcare the Major AI Opportunity

During a panel discussion today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) shared some upbeat thoughts on how AI and healthcare could intersect. “Cancer [is] often missed and the difference in outcome is profound,” he said, according to Reuters. “In lung cancer, for example, five experts agree

A.I. is “the most important project humanity will ever work on”

Good morning, Data Sheet readers. Fortune writer Aric Jenkins here, subbing in for Adam, and I have a question for you: What is the most important …

Artificial Swarm Intellgience In The Context Of Singularity

Technical singularity is defined as a hypothetical future of superhuman machines with a cognitive capability far beyond the capacity of human minds. In the journey toward this potential technology revolution is something that I have been focused on called artificial swarm intelligence. A starling murmuration, something that people have told me is awe-inspiring, is a

Gartner: Over two-thirds of management tasks will be automated

More than two-thirds of the work currently done by managers will be automated, says analyst Gartner. It has predicted that, by 2024, 69% of routine …

How AI is humanizing health care

For some time, leaders of technology-enabled health-care institutions—and today, that means practically all health-care institutions—have been anticipating the potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the performance and efficiency of their operations and their talent. But in reality many, if not most, have already been reaping the benefits of AI tools, which are

This is the biggest risk we face with AI, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai

The combination of AI and quantum computing will help us tackle some of the biggest problems we see, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at Davos 2020. “When I look at the future and say – ‘how do we drive improvements?’ – quantum will be one of the tools in our arsenal,” he said.

MIT professors sound alarm on US falling behind on AI

The U.S. is locked in a race when it comes to advanced technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning – chiefly against China. Speaking about technological progress from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, MIT Sloan’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee pointed out how inextricably linked the AI race is with immigration policies and

The 5 Biggest Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Trends Everyone Should Be Watching In 2020

While it’s true that the media hype over blockchain, bitcoins, and distributed ledgers has died down, organizations continued to invest in research, development, and deployment of these technologies throughout 2019. This year will almost certainly be no different – Gartner analysts have once again highlighted blockchain as one of their top 10 technology trends for

5 ways business leaders can prepare for the future of cybersecurity

In a business environment where a company’s reputation increasingly depends on how well it acts as a steward of customer, client and partner information, boards of directors must be able to make informed decisions about cybersecurity.

There’s nowhere to hide anymore: This AI can see around corners, using powerful lasers

Hiding behind a wall might not be practical for much longer thanks to new technology that uses artificial intelligence to see and even read around corners. A team of researchers from Princeton, Stanford, Rice and Southern Methodist universities devised a system that uses powerful lasers similar to a laser pointer. The beam is bounced off

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