he — and they — could really use the money."So why hasn't he spent it? There are several theories afoot.Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and a correspondent of Satoshi's, told Newsweek,"If you come out as the leader of Bitcoin, now you have to make appearances and presentations and comments to the press and that didn't really fit with Satoshi's personality.
There's not much to see on Silk Road right now: The anonymous marketplace for illegal drugs has been hacked. Defcon, a pseudonymous administrator for the site, shares the following details:Nobody is in danger, no information has been leaked, and server access was never obtained by the attacker.
Apple has filed a patent for "disposable email address generation and mapping to a regular email account," reports Apple Insider . It's a cure for spam, the unwanted ransom emails we all get. Spam has been out of control for years. It's not just marketing companies that acquire huge lists of email addresses. At times, 88% of all email traffic has been spam , mostly to use malware and bots.
Nicholas Ampazis builds software that makes recommendations for you. Where it was once making movie recommendations on Netflix, he's turning it to the book world.And with the number of books Entitle customers sift through in search of their next great read, why not use a computer to help you eliminate irrelevant stuff you don't like?We caught up with Ampazis via email to learn more.
Bitcoins are worthless because they aren't backed by anythingIt's a little hip right now to pile on and say that Bitcoin is over in light of the Mt. Gox scandal, but it's not over at all. Let's take a couple steps back to reestablish some of the fundamentals on how and why Bitcoin works, and cast aside clunky myths that aren't grounded in reality. 1. .
We've all seen the overzealous guitar player stomp a few effects pedals to change the tone of his or her guitar. If a company called Positive Grid has its way, tonal tweaks like this will be done on an iPad or iPhone in the future.Calvin Abel is co-founder of Positive Grid, a company that makes apps for guitar players.
32-year-old Timo Boll is Germany's table tennis champion, currently ranked number eight in the world. He is also a new "brand ambassador" for KUKA Robotics in China. The company's "Agilus" robot is the fastest robot in the world, and it appears to play a pretty mean game of ping pong itself. The two will face off in a man vs.
"Paperless" is a pretty good place to aim for modern businesses. When things can be kept online, they continue operating quickly and with less friction. But paper! It's still a mainstay of getting things done for many companies, and PandaDoc would like to put a stop to that. Its webapp lets you easily put documents online for others to view.
There are at least four Bitcoin ATMs in operation at SXSW this year — one at a bar, one at a coffee shop, one at a gun certification school, and a final one that will be pretty much everywhere else as it rolls around on wheels: Meet the Robocoin Rover, pictured in its trailer above. The trailer houses a Robocoin ATM that will enable SXSW-goers to turn cash into Bitcoin and vice-versa.
If you need a primer on what Bitcoin is, watch the video from the beginning. If you want to get right to the unbelievable mining setup, jump to three minutes and ten seconds in.Dave Carlson is running one of the largest Bitcoin mining operations there is. He's set up an army of number-crunching computers in two warehouses at an undisclosed location in Washington State.
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