Terence Corcoran: Blockchain’s groundbreaking, world-shaking, life-changing technology revolution has been cancelled

Terence Corcoran: Blockchain’s groundbreaking, world-shaking, life-changing technology revolution has been cancelled

In the “cycle of hype,” a non-scientific concept invented by U.S. tech research group Gartner, new technologies travel through phases on their way to market. Before the final productive phase, new ideas begin with an initial “technology trigger.” In a second phase, the idea moves through a period known as the “peak of inflated expectations.”…


Chevron, Occidental buy stake in carbon capturing firm backed by Bill Gates and Murray Edwards

Chevron, Occidental buy stake in carbon capturing firm backed by Bill Gates and Murray Edwards

CALGARY – American oil giants Chevron Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. are investing in a small Squamish, B.C.-based technology company that has created a carbon-capture system it claims can scrub CO2 from the atmosphere.Privately held Carbon Engineering Ltd. already counts some big-name investors among its shareholders, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Canadian Natural Resources…


Union leader outs location of secret Ontario cannabis warehouse

Union leader outs location of secret Ontario cannabis warehouse

The head of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has apparently revealed the secret location of the Ontario Cannabis Store warehouse — as well as the identity of the private company operating it — following an incident in which he claims police were called on a union representative who was at the site.In a press…


Dash Cryptocurrency: Single Wallet Owner Possesses 51% of Hashrate

Dash Cryptocurrency: Single Wallet Owner Possesses 51% of Hashrate

The NicheHash crypto mining marketplace contains the majority of the hashpower on the Dash network. A concerned Reddit user raised the alarm today. Single Miner Mining More Than 50% of All Dash Blocks Source: CoinWarzDash has a total of almost 1,900 Terrhashes per second at time of writing. Meanwhile, NiceHash is responsible for more than…


From Bitcoin to Brexit, Here’s What Investors Need to Watch for in 2019

From Bitcoin to Brexit, Here’s What Investors Need to Watch for in 2019

Is it possible that the US Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten its balance sheet contributed to bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market losing steam in 2018? If so, what should crypto investors expect from the independently-run central bank in the future? Mati Greenspan, the senior market analyst at trading platform eToro, explored these and other…


Alt-Right Twitter Gab Spoke Too Soon: Square Account Now Deactivated

Alt-Right Twitter Gab Spoke Too Soon: Square Account Now Deactivated

The declaration by free speech social network Gab that the firm was still allowed on Square’s bitcoin-friendly Cash App after being banned on other platforms may have been premature. This emerged after the social media platform that is occasionally referred to as “alt-right Twitter,” over its popularity with extremist right-wingers, disclosed that the personal Square…