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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Elon Musk says Bitcoin is good for illegal payments — and that’s about it’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin 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 past 24 hours. As Schopenhauer used to say: Prepare to open the imaginary money chest… Bitcoin price We closed the day, January 23 2020, at a price of $8,406. That’s a notable 3.15 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$274.12. It was the lowest closing price in nine days. We’re still 58 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

Alleged BTC-e boss will be extradited to France over cryptocurrency fraud

The man thought to be behind notorious cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, which is involved in a multi-billion Bitcoin fraud case, will be extradited to France. According to a Greek news report, Alexander Vinnik is facing allegations of laundering at least $4 billion through the cryptocurrency exchange. The extradition comes after a Greek court reportedly gave the go-ahead. Vinnik’s lawyer Zoi Konstandopoulou said he had been flown to France just hours the court ruling. The lawyer said he had been taken to hospital as he was on the 35th day of a hunger strike in protest of his prospective extradition to the… This story continues at The Next Web

Get ready for the emergence of AI-as-a-Service

SaaS and PaaS have become part of the everyday tech lexicon since emerging as delivery models, shifting how enterprises purchase and implement technology. A new “_” as a service model is aspiring to become just as widely adopted based on its potential to drive business outcomes with unmatched efficiency: Artificial intelligence as a service (AIaaS). The AIaaS opportunity According to recent research, AI-based software revenue is expected to climb from $9.5 billion in 2018 to $118.6 billion in 2025 as companies seek new insights into their respective businesses that can give them a competitive edge. Organizations recognize that their systems… This story continues at The Next Web

The UK now has 30,000 EV charging connectors — but there’s a long way to go

The United Kingdom‘s electric vehicle charging network continues to grow. There are now more than 30,000 EV charging connectors located across the nation, according to a tweet from UK-based online vehicle charging point locator Zap-Map. EV charging #milestone reached! ⚡️🚗 There are now over 30,000 charging connectors across the UK #EV Find them on Zap-Map ➡️https://t.co/rGNYvocPZj pic.twitter.com/TSKPiWEoXC — Zap Map (@zap_map) January 23, 2020 As of today, there are now 30,140 connectors spread across 10,753 locations, listed on Zap-Map. This means, on average, that there are just under two connectors per device, and between one and two devices per location.… This story continues at The Next Web

How to be a digital disrupter at your company — without getting fired

Here’s the good news: You just landed a new job in software or product development at a big company, you’ve been hired to advance their “digital transformation,” and you have a million great ideas. Congrats! Here’s the bad news: In the short time you’ve been there, you can already tell this company (let’s call it BigCo) is not nearly ready for all the great ideas you have in mind. You’re not the CEO or even the Chief Digital Officer at BigCo. So how are you going to drive change without losing your job? Here are five strategies I’ve used to… This story continues at The Next Web

Scientists have cracked the formula for a perfect cup of coffee

Have you ever wondered why the coffee you make at home tastes different from the drinks you buy in cafes? Or why coffee from the same place can taste different throughout the week? You may be quick to blame the barista for changing the recipe, but our recent study, published in Matter, suggests that this variation is down to an inherent inconsistency of common brewing methods. Luckily, we believe to have discovered a path to making a great espresso – to your taste – every time. The quality of a cup of coffee depends on the coffee’s variety and origin,… This story continues at The Next Web

Pornhub now has a Tor mirror site for your private browsing pleasure

The popular porn site Pornhub has just launched a mirror site on Tor so you can watch videos privately without worrying about being tracked online. The adult entertainment company has disabled login and user upload functions for the Tor site, but you can still view content anonymously. For the uninitiated, the Tor browser hides a person’s identity and location by rerouting network packets through three layers of nodes located in different countries. This pretty much takes away any website or third-party tracker’s ability to uncover details about the person who’s accessing the site. Some organizations such as Facebook, BBC, and the… This story continues at The Next Web

EA’s Tetris mobile game is dead, but an alternative is already here

Tetris is one of those nostalgic puzzle games that has stayed somewhat relevant with times. However, earlier this week, Electronic Arts (EA) announced that its popular mobile games, Tetris and Tetris Blitz, will be taken off the App Store and Play Store on April 21. In an announcement on Twitter, the company noted that in-game and on-store purchases have been disabled. Dear Blitzers, We've had an amazing journey with you, but sadly it is time to say goodbye. By April 21, 2020, Tetris® and Tetris® Blitz will be retired. Thank you all for making this journey so memorable :) Please… This story continues at The Next Web

How to add Apple Pay to your Watch ahead of your next gym visit

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Apple today revealed it’s offering a rewards program to incentivize going to the gym by making certain ones “Apple Watch Connected.” Now when you make more of an effort to close your rings, you’ll be earning rewards. At the moment, the connected gyms include several from familiar franchises: OrangeTheory, Crunch Fitness, YMCA, and Basecamp. The rewards vary based on which gym you go to, with some benefiting you personally and others benefiting the community — most… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Apple Pay,Apple

How to add Apple Pay to your Watch ahead of your next gym visit

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Apple today revealed it’s offering a rewards program to incentivize going to the gym by making certain ones “Apple Watch Connected.” Now when you make more of an effort to close your rings, you’ll be earning rewards. At the moment, the connected gyms include several from familiar franchises: OrangeTheory, Crunch Fitness, YMCA, and Basecamp. The rewards vary based on which gym you go to, with some benefiting you personally and others benefiting the community — most… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Apple Pay,Apple