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  • Bitcoin is worth over $1,000 for the first time since 2013

    thenextweb.com 03 Jan '17, 5am

    If you’re hoarding cryptocurrency, now might be a good time to cash in: Bitcoin ’s value has jumped to $1,023 , a figure it hasn’t come close to since December 2013. Reuters reports that the currency climbed by 125 percent last year, with the largest daily moves amounting to a maximum...

  • Build dazzling websites with this Ruby on Rails super training

    thenextweb.com 26 Dec '16, 10am

    If you’re questioning whether learning Ruby on Rails adds value to your web dev career, consider this: Twitter, Github, Groupon, Hulu , and Airbnb were all developed using Ruby. And if you want to fully grasp this powerful yet streamlined programming environment, you need instruction ...

  • Bitcoin is surging thanks to Trump's victory

    thenextweb.com 09 Nov '16, 2pm

    Today is a strange day for the US — even though you might not have seen it coming , Donald Trump is now president-elect. And that’s doing some interesting things to the cryptocurrency markets. According to CoinDesk , Bitcoin prices have been steadily rising as Trump’s victory was look...

  • Bitcoin is now accepted as a utility bills payment option in Japan

    thenextweb.com 26 Sep '16, 11am

    Japan yet again lives up to its reputation as a technology innovator as local digital currency firm Coincheck has announced a new service that will allow users to pay their utility bills in Bitcoin. The new payment option is the first of its kind in Japan and will be available from No...

  • Uber's Asian rival is testing self-driving cabs in Singapore

    thenextweb.com 23 Sep '16, 4am

    Last month, MIT spin-out firm Nutonomy launched a pilot test of its self-driving cabs in Singapore. Now, it’s teaming up with Grab , Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, to extend the trial with a larger user base. TechCrunch notes that the test phase will run for two months to begin with,...

  • Nike auctioned off its 'Back to the Future' self-lacing sneakers for $104,000

    thenextweb.com 12 Oct '16, 10am

    Remember the Nike Mags – the dope self-lacing sneakers from the classic sci-fi adventure flick Back to the Future ? Well, they’ve just become one the world’s most expensive pair of shoes. Hong Kong auction house Dragon 8 has sold a pair of the iconic Nike Mags for a staggering $104,00...

  • Get certified in Ruby on Rails web development with this crash course

    thenextweb.com 21 Sep '16, 1pm

    Ruby on Rails is the framework for many popular apps today, including Twitter, Groupon, Hulu , and Airbnb . The Ruby on Rails for Beginners course is an essential resource for any aspiring web developer, with five hours of training to start building web apps more efficiently. For a li...

  • Singapore plans to cut off Web access for government agencies

    thenextweb.com 24 Aug '16, 7am

    Public servants in Singapore might have a harder time than most if they want to check their personal email and social network updates at work. Reuters reports that the island city-state is working to implement a policy that will cut off Web access for government employees, as a defens...