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  • Fertility app Glow moves into sexual health with Ruby

    Fertility app Glow moves into sexual health with Ruby

    wired.co.uk 31 Jul '15, 12pm

    Also novel to the tool, is a kind of women's sexual health social network. There are plenty of facts available, but in addition it connects users up with a wider community so they can ask questions and share experiences. This is where the app could stand to make a big impact. Unplanne...

  • Andreas M. Antonopoulos: 'Bitcoin is punk-rock, you can't control it' (Wired UK)

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos: 'Bitcoin is punk-rock, you can't control it'

    wired.co.uk 08 Jul '15, 10am

    If you only read the financial press, you might assume the only way to 'master' Bitcoin is to go back in time to November 29, 2013 when it hit an all-time record price of $1,242 (£808), and sell. That volatility is irrelevant, said Antonopoulos, when it comes to the long-term future o...

  • Blockchain CEO Peter Smith on falling down the bitcoin rabbit hole #WIREDMoney

    Blockchain CEO Peter Smith on falling down the bitcoin rabbit hole

    wired.co.uk 08 Jul '15, 11am

    Head over to the WIRED Money 2015 hub for more coverage of the thought leaders and innovators speaking at this year's summit. When you get into Bitcoin, you fall down a rabbit hole, says Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, speaking at WIRED Money 2015. You start talking about Bitcoin all ...

  • It's not too late to get into Bitcoin, insists Bitcoin Jesus

    It's not too late to get into Bitcoin, insists Bitcoin Jesus

    wired.co.uk 29 May '15, 2pm

    One of the things that will increase confidence in Bitcoin is the extensive startup and VC investment in the cryptocurrencies infrastructure that is currently "exploding". Once upon a time there was only one Bitcoin exchange, but now there are many and they're getting better and bette...

  • Reid Hoffman: Why the block chain matters

    Reid Hoffman: Why the block chain matters

    wired.co.uk 15 May '15, 7am

    First, it distributes transaction-clearing responsibilities across a broadly distributed network of computers known as "miners", eliminating the need for expensive centralised third parties such as banks and payments processors to authenticate and verify online exchanges of value. Any...

  • Scientists now want Singapore's coral to spawn in London. Why? by @katieecollins

    Why scientists want Singapore's coral to spawn in London

    wired.co.uk 08 Apr '15, 5pm

    A collection of live corals collected from two reefs off the Singapore have been transported to the Horniman Museum in London as part of the experiment designed to discern what conditions are most conducive to coral reproduction. The plight of coral reefs is well understood and well p...

  • Dell partners with Coinbase to accept bitcoin in the UK

    Dell partners with Coinbase to accept bitcoin in the

    wired.co.uk 19 Feb '15, 4pm

    US technology company Dell's partnership with bitcoin wallet and exchange service Coinbase has allowed it to become the first major retailer to accept bitcoin in the UK. These measures, which allow both customers in Canada and the UK the option of paying with bitcoin, are, according t...

  • Hand-implanted NFC chips open this man's bitcoin wallet

    wired.co.uk 11 Nov '14, 6pm

    Subdermal NFC chip implants Mr Bitcoin The Dutch founder of a bitcoin ATM firm has gone to great lengths to highlight the digital currency -- implanting near-field communication (NFC) chips under his skin so he can use his hand to access his Bitcoin wallet. Martijn Wismeijer is the fo...

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