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  • Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas

    Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas | WIRED

    wired.com 06 Dec '16, 11am

    LeEco is like the Netflix of China—except it also sells phones, televisions, and cars. Now, it’s moving into the US after acquiring the stateside television maker Vizio. Unlike some Chinese tech giants that seem happy to focus on a domestic market approaching 1.4 billion, LeEco has in...

  • Winterized Sneakers to Keep You Warm Without Looking Dorky | WIRED

    wired.com 02 Dec '16, 11am

    The most prominent choice in the MTE line is the Sk8-Hi MTE ($85). It comes with either a leather or suede upper, both Scotchguard-treated to keep the water out. A gusseted tongue eliminates openings in the sneaker’s upper for further protection. Inside, Vans uses warm linings, such a...

  • Winterized Sneakers to Keep You Warm Without Looking Dorky | WIRED

    wired.com 02 Dec '16, 4pm

    The most prominent choice in the MTE line is the Sk8-Hi MTE ($85). It comes with either a leather or suede upper, both Scotchguard-treated to keep the water out. A gusseted tongue eliminates openings in the sneaker’s upper for further protection. Inside, Vans uses warm linings, such a...

  • You Can Compost Adidas’s Newest Shoe In Your Sink | WIRED

    wired.com 25 Nov '16, 6am

    Adidas manufactures more than 300 million products a year. Shoes, jerseys, hats. Most of that sportswear is made of polymers like thermoplastic or polyurethane. Some of those plastics are recyclable, but even those require fossil fuels to create. “For us, that’s a huge liability,” say...

  • SEC Approves Plan to Issue Stock Via Bitcoin's Blockchain | WIRED

    wired.com 15 Dec '15, 11pm

    For Jeffrey Steiner, counsel with the international law firm Gibson Dunn, who specializes in blockchain technology, this project shows what the blockchain can do for so many markets. “It can not only ensure that there’s security in the transaction, but it provides a full record of own...

  • Tech and Banking Giants Ditch Bitcoin for Their Own Blockchain | WIRED

    wired.com 17 Dec '15, 5am

    It’s notable, however, that IBM and its cohorts ar creating a new distributed ledger—rather than embracing the blockchain itself. In backing a new project, they can exert more control over how it’s built and how it is used. Like the Open Ledger Project, the bitcoin blockchain is open ...

  • Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius | WIRED

    wired.com 09 Dec '15, 8am

    An August 2008 post on Wright’s blog, months before the November 2008 introduction of the bitcoin whitepaper on a cryptography mailing list. It mentions his intention to release a “cryptocurrency paper,” and references “triple entry accounting,” the title of a 2005 paper by financial ...

  • How Craig Wright Privately ‘Proved’ He Created Bitcoin | WIRED

    wired.com 02 May '16, 5pm

    When rumors surfaced early last month that Australian cryptographer Craig Wright would attempt to prove that he created Bitcoin , Gavin Andresen remained skeptical. As the chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, his opinion counts: Andresen is among the earliest programmers for the...

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