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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Nike's futuristic self-lacing sneakers finally arrive this November

    thenextweb.com 21 Sep '16, 12pm

    Remember the story about the self-lacing Nike shoes? It all started in 1989, when Marty McFly got his hands on some sneakers from the future. They were first auctioned off as replicas without self-lacing functionality in 2011. Then Michael J. Fox got the first pair, and they sounded l...

  • 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...

  • US government to auction $1.6 million in Bitcoin this month

    thenextweb.com 08 Aug '16, 6pm

    The US government has announced it will look to auction 2,719 Bitcoin it seized during cases like Silk Road. An auction will be held on August 22, and those expecting to participate in the action must register by August 18. According to CoinDesk , the Bitcoin are worth about $1.6 mill...

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