businessinsider.com Archives - 24 January 2018, Wednesday

  • Singapore most delicious street food

    businessinsider.com 17 Jan '18, 9pm

    Singapore has the most delicious street food in the world Conner Blake , Aly Weisman and Rachel Cohn , INSIDER Jan. 17, 2018, 3:48 PM 0 facebook linkedin twitter email embed More from INSIDER: Read the original article on INSIDER . Follow INSIDER on Facebook . Copyright 2018. Follow I...

  • The technology behind bitcoin is only halfway through its evolution

    Bitcoin technology, blockchain, only halfway through its evolution

    businessinsider.com 11 Jan '18, 7pm

    Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland Thomson Reuters In a wide-ranging report on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Credit Suisse said blockchain would reach full maturity in 2025. Market watchers can expect 2018 to be a year in which...

  • Bitcoin price explosion as Wall Street spends bonuses

    businessinsider.com 08 Jan '18, 11pm

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters Wall Streeters are getting their bonuses soon. The director of the Digital Currency Group predicts a bitcoin "buying frenzy" when the bonuses hit. Many market observers expect the crypto markets will have sharp spikes up and down this year compared to 2017. A few...

  • This 18-year-old entrepreneur makes a fortune selling sneakers

    businessinsider.com 05 Jan '18, 4pm

    Benjamin Kickz, an 18-year-old entrepreneur who sells incredibly rare sneakers to celebrities, sat down with Business Insider to discuss how he does it all. The following is a transcript of the video. Benjamin Kickz: My name is Benjamin Kickz and I'm 18 years old and I get sneakers fo...

  • Kidnapped crypto exec released after paying $1 million bitcoin ransom

    businessinsider.com 29 Dec '17, 7pm

    LinkedIn The CEO of the UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange Exmo Finance has been released from the custody of his kidnappers after a $1 million bitcoin ransom payment, according to a report from the Financial Times. Pavel Lerner was reportedly kidnapped while leaving the company's ...

  • Inside Singapore Airline's new hotel-style suites

    businessinsider.com 22 Dec '17, 7pm

    This plane suite is like a hotel room in the sky. Singapore Airlines has brand-new A380 first-class suites . Zach Honig, editor at The Points Guy, was one of the first people to experience it. To get to the suites, you go up a grand staircase. There's a sliding door for privacy, and e...

  • CRYPTO INSIDER: Bitcoin is crashing

    businessinsider.com 22 Dec '17, 3pm

    Two factions of bitcoin investors — the newcomers and the old holders — are now at war with each other . Bitcoin speculators are "getting burned" and taking companies that recently pivoted to blockchain down with them . Goldman Sachs is reportedly building a cryptocurrency trading des...

  • Bitcoin can be a bubble and still change the world

    businessinsider.com 21 Dec '17, 10pm

    Business Insider's Henry Blodget and Sara Silverstein talk bitcoin, which has dipped below 16,000 after almost reaching 20,000. Silverstein says that could be because the cryptocurrency's counterpart, bitcoin cash, was somewhat legitimized when it was added to Coinbase . Blodget notes...

  • A cashless cafe opened in Singapore that only accepts cryptocurrency — via @BusInsiderSG https://t.co/hh4K7MaZta

    Cashless cafe accepting Bitcoin opens in Singapore

    businessinsider.com 21 Dec '17, 3pm

    Ducatus Café, which is owned by the cryptocurrency mining company Ducatus Global, accepts no cash. Business Insider / Jessica Lin Singapore's first cashless café, Ducatus Café, has officially opened its doors. Patrons cannot pay in cash — only bitcoin or the café's own Ducatus coin — ...

  • New York Stock Exchange looking to dive into bitcoin with 2 new ETFs

    businessinsider.com 20 Dec '17, 8pm

    FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York Thomson Reuters The New York Stock Exchange is diving into the digital currency market. It asked the US Securities and Exchange Commission permission to list two bitcoin-linked exchange-traded funds. The New York Stock Exch...

  • MORGAN STANLEY: Investors pumped $2 billion into crypto funds this year — and 2018 will be bigger https://t.co/j1K8puYd7Y

    Morgan Stanley on financial institutions' interest in bitcoin

    businessinsider.com 19 Dec '17, 3pm

    An electric board showing exchange rate between South Korean Won and Bitcoin at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji MS: Over 100 crypto funds with an estimated $2 billion in assets under management, 2018 "will likely be bigger." New...

  • Paul Krugman says bitcoin is a bubble

    businessinsider.com 15 Dec '17, 4pm

    Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talks to Business Insider senior political editor Josh Barro about bitcoin. Krugman says the price of bitcoin is helped by the fact that no one understands it and people are caught up in the mystique of this new technology. Following is a tra...

  • Most popular fashion brands searched on Google in 2017

    businessinsider.com 13 Dec '17, 3pm

    Dolce & Gabbana landed at number 3. Dolce Gabbana/Facebook Before the year comes to a close, Google has revealed its top searches in the past 12 months. One of those lists is the top fashion brands searched — these brands saw the highest spike in traffic this year compared to 2016. Wh...

  • Singapore is on the brink of a 'demographic time bomb'

    Singapore is on the brink of a 'demographic time bomb'

    businessinsider.com 07 Dec '17, 5pm

    Singapore's low fertility rate and aging population have put the country on a dangerous path. If the course doesn't reverse, experts say it could become a "demographic time bomb." These "time bombs" result in shrinking economies and breakdowns in the social fabric. Over the last decad...

  • Google searches for bitcoin pass Trump for the first time

    Bitcoin Google searches exceed Trump for the first time

    businessinsider.com 01 Dec '17, 2pm

    Google searches for bitcoin have surpassed queries for President Donald Trump for the first time. Interest in the cryptocurrency this year has helped drive a nearly 1,000% rally. US regulators on Friday cleared the way for bitcoin futures trading , which should further increase partic...

  • WHITE HOUSE: Cryptocurrencies are 'being monitored by our team'

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies being monitored by White House

    businessinsider.com 30 Nov '17, 8pm

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The White House is monitoring cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Bitcoin, the red-hot cryptocurrency, is up more than 850% year-to-date. Press secreta...

  • 15 awesome pairs of sneakers to give as gifts this holiday season

    15 awesome pairs of sneakers to give as gifts this holiday season

    businessinsider.com 30 Nov '17, 5pm

    is one of the best places to get a sneaker gift. The startup was founded in 2014 as a premium, yet affordable alternative to high-end designers who create minimal sneakers. The Royale Vintage, in particular, uses styling cues reminiscent of low-top basketball sneakers of the 70s. They...

  • Nasdaq is set to launch bitcoin futures

    Nasdaq set to launch bitcoin futures

    businessinsider.com 29 Nov '17, 4pm

    Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman. John Lamparski/Getty Images Nasdaq, the exchange operator based in New York, is preparing to launch bitcoin futures contracts. Bitcoin, the red-hot cryptocurrency, soared to over $11,000 on Wednesday. Bitcoin futures would allow investors to bet on the futur...

  • Nokia, StarHub partner for IoT services in Singapore

    Nokia, StarHub partner for IoT services in Singapore

    businessinsider.com 28 Nov '17, 4pm

    Smart offices. The companies will let customers connect facilities and create smart offices that leverage built-in sensors and connected devices like smart lights and intelligent air conditioners. These types of solutions are vital for companies managing offices, as they drastically r...

  • Bitcoin bursts through $8,000 — via @BIAUS https://t.co/t1AijJHdnA

    Bitcoin bursts through $8,000

    businessinsider.com 17 Nov '17, 1am

    Bitcoin pushed past $8,000. Prices rebounded after it fell as low as $5,600 over the weekend. The surge comes amid more regulatory developments in the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin (BTC) demand is ramping up to end the week, with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency pushing through $8,...

  • Where NYC elite sells Rolexes and Birkin bags

    businessinsider.com 16 Nov '17, 5pm

    Eleanor Walper inspects a yellow, radiant-cut diamond at The New York Loan Company. Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider The New York Loan Company sells items like $30,000 Hermès Birkin bags and fine jewelry. Its professional staff and tight security make it unlike any other pawn shop experi...

  • Mark Cuban predicts LaVar Ball will send Trump Big Baller sneakers for Christmas

    Mark Cuban: LaVar Ball will send Trump Big Baller sneakers

    businessinsider.com 15 Nov '17, 6pm

    Mark Cuban. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban weighed in on a potentially impending feud between President Donald Trump and outspoken businessman LaVar Ball. Cuban predicted that Trump would soon be wearing Big Baller brand apparel in the White House. Bill...

  • Why you should travel with a Rolex, according to expert

    businessinsider.com 09 Nov '17, 3pm

    A Rolex can be a great travel tool — for the right person. Getty/Astrid Stawiarz Rolex watches are so valuable, they can be used as currency. Philippe Cousteau told Bloomberg that he never travels without it, as everyone understands the value of a Rolex. Still, the watch has to be som...

  • Bitcoin price surges prior to update

    Bitcoin price surges prior to update

    businessinsider.com 06 Nov '17, 2pm

    A new cryptocurrency is by no means certain, meaning Bitcoin investors hoping to double their holdings may be disappointed. The outcome of the software update isn't set in stone, and the scenario outlined above may not occur. If a majority decision on the new rules, either for or agai...

  • Check out Singapore Airlines' stunning new Airbus A380 luxury suites

    Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A380 luxury suites: Pictures, details

    businessinsider.com 02 Nov '17, 4pm

    The new Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 suite. Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines has unveiled the new interior for its fleet of Airbus A380s. Features include an all-new first class suite, business class seat, as well as new premium economy, and economy products. The new interior f...

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    Bitcoin is skyrocketing because 2 of the biggest exchange groups in the world are launching bitcoin futures — here's what that means -

    businessinsider.com 01 Nov '17, 8pm

    A trader signals an offer in the Eurodollar pit at the CME Group prior to the Federal Reserve's announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged November 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images CME Group, a leading marketplace for derivatives which handles 3 bill...

  • 6 new workwear brands every woman should know

    businessinsider.com 31 Oct '17, 9pm

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Of Mercer Getting dressed for work as a woman can be difficult; it takes longer to do than the guy who can throw on a suit, ...

  • Bitcoin gets bashed by banks

    Bitcoin gets bashed by banks

    businessinsider.com 30 Oct '17, 1pm

    Big banks will probably only reverse their position on Bitcoin following regulatory change. While we're seeing smaller banks and a growing number of asset managers agreeing to give their clients exposure to Bitcoin, big banks will likely need much more convincing before they follow su...

  • Singapore will stop adding cars to the roads in 2018

    Singapore to stop adding cars to roads in February 2018

    businessinsider.com 26 Oct '17, 2pm

    Joan Campderrós-i-Canas Singapore will not allow its personal car population to grow starting in February. Singapore's ban is part of an effort to conserve land; 12% of the island's land area is taken up by roads. The city-state is planning to invest billions in public transit. SINGAP...

  • I spent a day trying to pay for things with bitcoin and a bar of gold

    businessinsider.com 24 Oct '17, 3pm

    Ray Dalio , the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, told Henry Blodget that investors should have 5% to 10% of their portfolio in gold. During that same interview, Dalio called bitcoin a "speculative bubble" and said "bitcoin is not an effective medium exchange by and larg...