Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

 The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been on a tear this year, as this chart from Coindesk shows. Bitcoin first broke… Read More
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Author: Jon Russell,Fitz Tepper

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Uber to Charge Riders More Depending on Where They Are Going

Uber has so far charged users based on the distance they are travelling, the travel time, and the time of the day (i.e. surge pricing for peak hours). However, in a bid to make its business more profitable — Uber lost $2.8 billion last year alone, the company will now start charging customers more if they travel are travelling to routes with higher demands.

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Author: Rajesh Pandey

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Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure appeared first on WIRED.


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Author: Brian Barrett

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