How a decentralized economy helps society


Much like the early days of the internet, the blockchain revolution has begun to attract an incredible amount of attention from entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. With Bitcoin soaring past USD $ 11,000, and other alternative coins trending upwards, the cryptocurrency movement is finally beginning to solidify its utility and gain viral momentum. Though the volatile, high-risk/high-reward nature of the currencies has proven lucrative for investors, realizing unbelievable short-term gains, technologists are far more encouraged by the long-term implications of blockchain. The next generation of startups will be able to leverage core tenants of blockchain to solve foundational obstacles present across…

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Learn the program that will turn you into a spreadsheet guru for just $18


Right now, you can learn how to use VBA to become an Excel super-user with this Microsoft VBA bundle, on sale now for only $ 18 with coupon code “GREEN40” for a limited time (87 percent off) from TNW Deals.
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The Chivas Venture will give away $1 million in equity-free funding at TNW Conference


At our Flagship Amsterdam event in May 2018, an expert jury selected by the Chivas Venture will divvy out $ 800,000 to social startups, with another $ 200,000 being provided to runners-up before the event. Here’s the story of how –and why– this partnership came about, as well as the full benefits available if you run a social startup. Over the years I’ve come to accept more and more that really great business partnerships are as likely to be the outcome of serendipity, as they are to be a feat of careful engineering. People often think that serendipity means being in the…

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Here’s how to find and share your 9 best Instagram pics of 2017


Wondering which of your Instagram posts scored the most likes this year? There’s an app for that, and it generates a handy grid of your nine top posts, which you can happily publish on your profile for all your followers to enjoy. Simply visit 2017bestnine.com on your phone, enter your Instagram handle on that page, and voilà! The site will generate an image featuring your most liked posts, and even display the total number of likes from all your pictures and video from the year. Here’s ours from @thenextweb: If you’d like to share the grid on your profile, you’ll…

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Apple now lets devs accept pre-orders for iOS and macOS apps


Apple took to its Developer portal to announce that it’s turned on pre-orders in the App Store, so app makers can promote their new apps before they launch. The company explained: Customers can see your product page and order your app before it’s released for download. Once your app is released, customers will be notified and it will automatically download to their device. The idea is to make it easier for developers to drum up interest in their upcoming apps and reach potential users more effectively: if you’ve got an app that’s nearly ready for launch, you can set up…

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