Circle acquires cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex

Circle just announced that it is acquiring U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. According to Fortune, Circle is paying $400 million for the acquisition. Poloniex has been around for years and used to be one of the biggest exchanges out there — there are now many exchanges competing with Poloniex. Circle is an interesting startup because it’s hard to keep track of what it […]

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Apple may launch over-ear headphones without Beats branding

Apple is developing a new pair of over-ear headphones, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst with an excellent track record of predicting future Apple products. Apple Insider first found Kuo’s report. Kuo says the headphones will have a new design, but doesn’t go into specifics. It sounds like the headphones will be similar […]

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7 Signs You Are a Slave (and How to Become Free)

Most people think that they are free individuals, but in reality they are nothing but slaves. To be a slave doesn’t necessarily mean that you are chained and your body is owned by someone. There are many other, more subtle forms of slavery, about which you are going to read now. So without further ado, here are 7 […]

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Forget skipping Starbucks. Here are 5 real ways to get rich

Maybe you can skip spending $5 at Starbucks every day and save $10,000 over the next five years, but if you think $10,000 is going to change your life, you’re not just broke, you’re being stupid. Of course you should spend less than you earn, but if you make $50,000 a year with a couple […]

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4 Signs You are a Slave to Your Job

Most of us understand how horrible the practice of literal slavery is. But there’s another form of slavery that we don’t seem to notice and are barely concerned about — wage slavery. We have the technological capacity to feed, shelter, and provide for the basic needs and wants of all humanity. However, our economic system prevents us from living in […]

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Five reasons 2018 could be the best year yet for cryptocurrencies

So I want to highlight five reasons why 2018 might be the best ever year for cryptocurrencies and why I’m heavily invested in them. 1. The work on scaling issues Bitcoin (BTC) is the most important cryptocurrency. Most government-backed money that goes in and out of crypto goes through bitcoin, so what happens to the original […]

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The rich own the robots while the poor have ‘job mortgages’

Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared on the horizon of mankind, humans have feared that automation will replace the workforce in our dystopian future. There typically follows a period of reassurance, in which we are compelled to believe that this will be a good thing, and that robots could actually liberate us […]

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Can You be Arrested for Debt?

Debtors’ prison is not supposed to be something you have to worry about in the United States these days. The practice of sending people to jail over unpaid debts was abolished in the U.S. over two centuries ago. So while you can be sued over an unpaid debt in civil court, there shouldn’t be any […]

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23 Things Debt Collectors Are Not Allowed To Do

Though it sometimes seems like debt collectors will try anything, even impersonating Ed McMahon, to their money, the law actually puts some pretty strict limits on what these people and companies can and can’t do.   From pretending to be police or attorneys to calling you at all hours of the night to trying to tack […]

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Americans could lose passports if ‘seriously delinquent’ on taxes

Americans who are behind on their taxes could be denied a passport, or even have theirs revoked, unless they enter into a payment agreement — a radical step that forms part of a crackdown on delinquent tax debt legislated by Congress. The IRS announced last month that it is beginning implementation of procedures aimed at […]

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