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  • 91% off 2-year Subscription to Stuk.Io Ruby on Rails Courses

    thenextweb.com 16 Apr '15, 10am

    Want to try your hand at programming? Ruby on Rails is a great choice for first-timers: thanks to a simple code structure, it’s beginner-friendly, quick to build with and has a thriving community that actively contributes reusable code and encourages others to learn. Plus, Ruby on Rai...

  • Bitcoin Is The World's Most Dangerous Idea

    thenextweb.com 16 Apr '15, 12pm

    This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein , professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT , the International Research Institute of Sogeti A symbol for ‘nothing’ doesn’t seem to mean very much, but the biography of the number ‘zero’ shows what a dangerous idea it has been since i...

  • Bitcoin Is The World's Most Dangerous Idea

    thenextweb.com 16 Apr '15, 12pm

    This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein , professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT , the International Research Institute of Sogeti A symbol for ‘nothing’ doesn’t seem to mean very much, but the biography of the number ‘zero’ shows what a dangerous idea it has been since i...

  • How safe are your Bitcoins?: Bitcoin (BTC) is a digital currency that can be instantly transferred to

    How Safe Are Your Bitcoins?

    thenextweb.com 13 Apr '15, 3pm

    Bitcoin (BTC) is a digital currency that can be instantly transferred to anyone in the world. It was designed using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money as opposed to relying on a central authority. Since Bitcoins operate without a central authority, supply is re...

  • How Bitcoin could revolutionize remittance in Africa

    How Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Remittance in Africa

    thenextweb.com 13 Apr '15, 11am

    A host of local companies are looking to disrupt the remittance market in Africa by undercutting traditional money transfer operators while also offering businesses new ways of accepting payments on a continent with low credit card penetration and an over-reliance on cash. The likes o...

  • Google Ventures-backed Bitcoin Trading Site Buttercoin Closing

    thenextweb.com 06 Apr '15, 8am

    US-based Bitcoin trading platform Buttercoin is shutting down its service on April 10 , due to a lack of investor interest. Buttercoin was backed by Google Ventures and startup incubation program Y Combinator . It said in a statement: “With the dip in Bitcoin interest among Silicon Va...

  • A Brief History Of Bitcoin - And Where It's Going Next

    thenextweb.com 29 Mar '15, 9am

    As the blockchain matures, bitcoin will increasingly resemble traditional financial services, with functions such as retail banking (Circle ), exchanges (Coinbase ) and payment processors (bitnet ) being created. But how did it all start off, and where will it go next? Here, we take a...

  • How Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Remittance in Africa

    thenextweb.com 13 Apr '15, 11am

    A host of local companies are looking to disrupt the remittance market in Africa by undercutting traditional money transfer operators while also offering businesses new ways of accepting payments on a continent with low credit card penetration and an over-reliance on cash. The likes o...

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