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Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary once called bitcoin 'garbage', but said the cryptocurrency now makes up 3% of his portfolio

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary said he has allocated 3% of his portfolio to bitcoin, which he once considered "garbage". O'Leary said in an interview with Yahoo Finance he's working on organizing a "council of sustainability" to include corporations and governments that are mining bitcoin responsibly. O'Leary bought bitcoin as Canada and other countries have eased restrictions on institutional buying of the cryptocurrency. See more stor...
Tags: Sweden, Trends, Investing, Markets, Bitcoin, Canada, Argentina, Cambridge University, Cnbc, Shark Tank, Leary, Yahoo Finance, Kevin O'Leary, Carla Mozee, Frederick M Brown, Crytocurrencies


A bill in New York aims to halt bitcoin mining for 3 years until its environmental impact can be assessed

Cryptocurrency Mining. Andia/Getty Images A bill in New York seeks to halt bitcoin mining for three years until its environmental impact can be assessed. The bill would specifically look into the greenhouse gas emissions caused by bitcoin mining. If passed, it will affect a growing bitcoin mining industry in upstate New York. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A bill introduced in the New York State Senate is seeking to halt bitcoin mining for three ...
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Gender fluidity and Autism open gates of power for women

James Maher Photography US scientists are scared to talk about differences between male and female brains, probably because it will get them fired. The loudest voices say there cannot be male and female brains because there are women and men who think in similar ways. While universities in the US squelch ideas they don’t like, the rest of the world accepts the scientific theory that there is a male and female brain, and Autistic is the word to describe women who think the same way men do. ...
Tags: US, Careers, Diversity, Albert Einstein, Cambridge University, Einstein, Baron Cohen, Harvard Business School, Simon Baron Cohen, James Maher


Bitcoin is failing as digital gold due to its massive energy use and competition from ether, Goldman Sachs says

Bitcoin mining uses huge amounts of energy. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images) Bitcoin cannot yet be seen as digital gold, Goldman Sachs analysts said Wednesday. They cited its massive energy use and competition from other assets as problems. A lack of use cases is also a worry for the world's biggest cryptocurrency, they said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Environmental problems, a lack of real uses, and competition from other cryptocurrenc...
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Bitcoin's massive energy use and competition from ether mean it's failing as digital gold, Goldman Sachs says

Bitcoin mining uses huge amounts of energy. Andia/Getty Images Bitcoin cannot yet be seen as digital gold, Goldman Sachs analysts said Wednesday. They cited its massive energy use and competition from other assets as problems. A lack of use cases is also a worry for the world's biggest cryptocurrency, they said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Environmental problems, a lack of real uses, and competition from other cryptocurrencies such as ether...
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Jack Dorsey's Square and Cathie Wood's Ark suggest bitcoin mining encourages the adoption of renewable energy and isn't environmentally-damaging

Square CEO Jack Dorsey and Ark Invest founder Cathie Wood. Francois Mori/AP/ ARK Investment Management Research from Square and Ark Invest argues bitcoin could be a key driver of renewable energy use. A new memo indicates the cryptocurrency mining process could enable cleaner energy solutions. Billionaire Elon Musk seemed to accept the research is "true." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Teams from Jack Dorsey's Square and Cathie Wood's Ark ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Ubs, Argentina, Square, Jack Dorsey, Cambridge University, Wood, Dorsey, Billionaire Elon Musk, Ark, Cathie Wood, ARK Invest, Shalini Nagarajan


Bitcoin's momentum will see an ugly end as regulation kicks in and countries are no longer about to ignore its huge carbon footprint, an investment adviser says

Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Bitcoin prices will come crashing down due to two major risks, one investment advisor said. Threat of regulation and impact on the climate will burst its bubble, Stephen Isaacs told CNBC. "This is a very dirty product, and it's getting dirtier by the minute," he said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin has ushered in a movement hailed by investors for its ability to decentralize the financial syste...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Markets, Investment, Bank Of America, Bitcoin, Treasury, Crypto, Cambridge University, Cnbc, Cryptocurrency, Kraken, Isaacs, Dogecoin, Crypto Investing


Bitcoin's momentum will end and it will be ugly - regulation will kick in and countries likely won't ignore its huge carbon footprint, an investment advisor says

Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Bitcoin prices will come crashing down due to two major risks, one investment advisor said. Threat of regulation and impact on the climate will burst its bubble, Stephen Isaacs told CNBC. "This is a very dirty product, and it's getting dirtier by the minute," he said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin has ushered in a movement hailed by investors for its ability to decentralize the financial syste...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Treasury, Cambridge University, Cnbc, Isaacs, Costfoto Barcroft Media, Shalini Nagarajan, Getty Images Bitcoin, Stephen Isaacs, Alvine Capital, Argentina BBC


Whispers to thunderstorms: the world of sound designer Max Pappenheim

After embarking accidentally on his career, Pappenheim has created innovative soundscapes for theatre, opera and radioMax Pappenheim’s journey into sound design comprises a series of happy accidents. Music – and especially organ music – was his first love. He spent a year as a cathedral organist and it was only his predilection for experimentation and finding “the weirdest corners of the repertoire” that stopped him from pursuing a professional career in liturgical music.Instead, he went to Camb...
Tags: Music, Design, Theatre, Culture, Art and design, Stage, Cambridge University, Sweeney Todd, Pappenheim, Stagecraft, Finborough theatre, Max Pappenheim


Pattern Seekers: Identifying Neurodiversity in the Law

Are you a systemizer? In Patter Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention, Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen (Professor and Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University) discusses the significance of systemizing to inventions. He posits that humans have a special kind of engine in the brain. They seek out if-and-then patterns. This way of thinking developed about 70,000 to 100,000 years ago, when the first humans began to make complex tools. Dr. Baron-Cohen categorizes the brain into 5 di...
Tags: Law, Cambridge University, Baron Cohen, Simon Baron Cohen, Practice Of Law, Autism Research Centre, Autism in the law, Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, Learning As A Systemizer, Pattern Seekers


The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

By The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus infections. Only workers, government security and health personnel and residents on urgent errands would be allowed out of homes during the weeklong restrictions, which prohibited leisure...
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The Latest: Brisbane, Australia will go into lockdown

By The Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown Monday evening after the coronavirus was found spreading in the community. Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters that health authorities had identified four new cases of community transmission overnight and the lockdown was necessary for them to get on top of contact tracing. Australia has so far been largely successful in stamping out the spread of the vi...
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Cambridge University: Butterfly found pressed inside centuries-old book

A university says a butterfly found in a book could be hundreds of years old.
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Bitcoin mining can be a 'bridge' to a renewable energy future by supporting green projects, a leading North American miner says

Bitcoin mining is hugely energy intensive, requiring vast amounts of computing power Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters Bitcoin can be at the heart of the transition towards renewable energy, Foundry boss Mike Colyer said.He said bitcoin mining can help renewable projects manage oversupply and support more investment.Many remain unconvinced, with Bank of America attacking bitcoin's energy use this week.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Bitcoin mining can h...
Tags: China, Trends, Bank Of America, North America, Cambridge University, Digital Currency Group, Colyer, Foundry, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Grayscale, Harry Robertson, Michel Rauchs, Francisco Blanch, Alessandro Bianchi Reuters Bitcoin, Mike Colyer, Netherlands Bitcoin


Daytime schedule changes planned for BBC Radio 3

Changes are coming to the BBC Radio 3 daytime schedule with Georgia Mann joining Essential Classics and Ian Skelly presenting Afternoon Concert. Georgia Mann becomes a new voice on Essential Classics, joining Suzy Klein to present Radio 3’s mid-morning weekday show from 5 April. Meanwhile Ian Skelly joins Afternoon Concert from 12th April. He joins a presenting line up including Penny Gore, Tom McKinney, and Fiona Talkington. Alan Davey, Controller, BBC Radio 3 says: “We wanted to make the m...
Tags: Georgia, Bbc, Radio, Cambridge University, Ian, BBC Radio, Station News, Bbc Radio 3, BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Proms, Suzy Klein, Ian Skelly, Georgia Mann, Penny Gore Tom McKinney, Fiona Talkington Alan Davey Controller


Tony Hendra, Comic Writer/Editor/Actor, Dead At 79

“[He] began writing and performing comedy while a student at Cambridge University, traveling in the same circles as future members of the Monty Python troupe. In 1964 he and his performing partner, Nick Ullett, took their stage act to the United States, and from there he fashioned a steady if peripatetic career doing stand-up comedy, writing and editing for various publications” — he spent periods in the top jobs at National Lampoon and Spy magazine — “acting [most notably in This Is Spinal Tap...
Tags: Art, People, United States, Cambridge University, National Lampoon, Tony Hendra, 03.05.21, Nick Ullett


Bill Gates advised against investing in Bitcoin, saying cryptocurrencies damage the environment

Gates spoke out against bitcoin citing environmental damages caused by the cryptocurrency. Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates criticized bitcoin's environmental impact in an interview. Speaking to CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, he said it used more electricity than any other method. Cambridge University analysis suggested bitcoin used more energy than Argentina, the BBC reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates is o...
Tags: Elon Musk, Climate Change, Finance, International, Trends, Investing, Markets, Tesla, Bbc, Bitcoin, Ireland, New York Times, Bill Gates, Argentina, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University


Cuttlefish passed a version of the marshmallow test, a cognitive study for humans designed to test self-control

Research published on March 3 shows cuttlefish like this one can display self-control. Alex Schnell Cuttlefish can show the same amount of self-control as bigger-brained animals, a test found. The fish resisted taking food immediately to get a better reward later. Similar tests are used on humans, usually children, to test cognitive development. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Cuttlefish can be as good at controlling their urges as animals like chimpanzees, crows an...
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Bitcoin surges 9% amid Citi comments, China region mining ban

SOPA Images/Getty Images Bitcoin surged as much as 9% on Monday after its worst weekly performance since March 2020 last week.  The cryptocurrency rose after a bullish report from Citi that said bitcoin could be at the start of a "massive transformation" into the mainstream of finance. The price of bitcoin also jumped amid news that China's Inner Mongolia will ban all cryptocurrency mining activities by April 2021. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell T...
Tags: China, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Beijing, Bitcoin, Citigroup, Argentina, Cambridge University, Cryptocurrencies, Cto, Citi, Reuters, Inner Mongolia, Bitfinex


Bitcoin surges 8% amid Citi comments, China region mining ban

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust has fallen sharply along with the cryptocurrency itself SOPA Images/Getty Images Bitcoin surged 7% on Monday after its worst weekly performance since March 2020 last week.  The cryptocurrency rose after a bullish report from Citi that said bitcoin could be at the start of a "massive transformation" into the mainstream of finance. The price of bitcoin also jumped amid news that China's Inner Mongolia will ban all cryptocurrency mining activities by April 2021. Si...
Tags: China, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Beijing, Bitcoin, Citigroup, Argentina, Cambridge University, Cryptocurrencies, Cto, Citi, Reuters, Inner Mongolia, Bitfinex


Bitcoin's energy use is 'staggering' and a worry for big investors, Kleinwort investment chief says

Bitcoin mining uses vast amounts of electricity Olga Maltseva/Getty Images Bitcoin uses a "staggering" amount of energy each year, the chief investment officer of Societe Generale's UK private bank said.Fahad Kamal said it means bitcoin clashes with the new focus on environmental investing.Yet advocates say that bitcoin mining can be powered by renewable energy.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.The energy use of bitcoin is a key factor that makes the c...
Tags: Elon Musk, UK, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Ukraine, Bitcoin, Bill Gates, Argentina, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Nasdaq, Cryptocurrencies, ESG, Btc, Cnbc


Electricity needed to mine bitcoin is more than used by 'entire countries'

Bitcoin mining – the process in which a bitcoin is awarded to a computer that solves a complex series of algorithm – is a deeply energy intensive processIt’s not just the value of bitcoin that has soared in the last year – so has the huge amount of energy it consumes.The cryptocurrency’s value has dipped recently after passing a high of $50,000 but the energy used to create it has continued to soar during its epic rise, climbing to the equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of Argentina, acco...
Tags: Energy, Business, Technology, Environment, Energy industry, US news, Bitcoin, Cambridge, Argentina, Cambridge University, Cryptocurrencies


Has a startup finally found one of food science’s holy grails with its healthy sugar substitute?

A little less than three years ago at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, Calif. the founders of a young company hailing from Cambridge, England addressed a crowd of celebrities, investors and entrepreneurs at Y Combinator’s August Demo Day promising a revolution in food science. Over the years, the event has become a relatively low-tech, low-budget showcase for a group of tech investors and billionaire industry insiders to take a look at early stage businesses that could be their next...
Tags: Food, TC, Y Combinator, Europe, Chef, New York, Colorado, California, China, India, New York City, Tech, European Union, Taiwan, United States, United Kingdom


Google pledged to change the way it handles AI research following a series of public conflicts with staff

AI researcher Timnit Gebru (left) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Kimberly White/Getty Images/Denis Balibouse/Reuters Senior Google execs have promised to change the way the firm handles sensitive AI research.  The move comes after two of its top ethical AI researchers were fired in a matter of months. Google is now trialing new methods to help scientists assess problematic research.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google has reportedly pledged to change the way it o...
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Better Origin, which turns flies into food for chickens, raises $3M from Fly Ventures

Better Origin is a startup that converts waste food into essential nutrients using insects fed to chickens inside a standard shipping container. It’s now raised a Seed Series $3 million funding round led by Fly Ventures and solar entrepreneur Nick Boyle, while previous investor Metavallon VC is also participating. Its competitors include Protix, Agriprotein, InnovaFeed, Enterra, Entocycle. Better Origin’s product is an “autonomous insect mini-farm.” Its X1insect mini-farm is dropped on site. A f...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, China, US, Tech, Cambridge, Brazil, Cambridge University, Nick Boyle, Better Origin, Metavallon VC, Green House Gas GHG, Fotis Fotiadis, Miha Pipan


People with extremist views less able to do complex mental tasks, research suggests

Cambridge University team say their findings could be used to spot people at risk from radicalisation
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People with extremist views less able to do complex mental tasks, research suggests

Cambridge University team say their findings could be used to spot people at risk from radicalisationOur brains hold clues for the ideologies we choose to live by, according to research, which has suggested that people who espouse extremist attitudes tend to perform poorly on complex mental tasks.Researchers from the University of Cambridge sought to evaluate whether cognitive disposition – differences in how information is perceived and processed – sculpt ideological world-views such as politic...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Neuroscience, UK News, World news, US news, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Far Right


Bitcoin-holders MicroStrategy and Galaxy Digital soared last week after Tesla bought $1.5 billion. Will other companies now follow suit?

Michael Novogratz's Galaxy Digital jumped thanks to its interest in bitcoin Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images MicroStrategy, Galaxy Digital and other bitcoin holders soared on the markets last week. Tesla's purchase of $1.5 billion in bitcoin was the catalyst, bringing more attention to crypto. But bitcoin's volatility and energy use are obstacles to widespread adoption by firms. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Companies that hold bitcoin on their ba...
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Bitcoin Consumes 'More Electricity Than Argentina'

Thelasko shares a report from the BBC: Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, analysis by Cambridge University suggests. 'Mining' for the cryptocurrency is power-hungry, involving heavy computer calculations to verify transactions. Cambridge researchers say it consumes around 121.36 terawatt-hours (TWh) a year -- and is unlikely to fall unless the value of the currency slumps. Critics say electric-car firm Tesla's decision to invest heavily in Bitcoin undermines its ...
Tags: Elon Musk, UK, US, Tech, Tesla, Bbc, Bitcoin, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Cambridge, Argentina, Norway, Cambridge University, Gerard, David Gerard


Ten things you didn’t know about Darwin

Charles Darwin’s birthday on the 12th February is widely celebrated in the scientific community and has come to be known as “Darwin day.” In recognition of Darwin’s 212th birthday this year, we have put together a list of ten little-known facts about the father of evolution.1. Darwin didn’t actually invent the phrase “survival of the fittest.”It was invented by Herbert Spencer after reading On the Origin of Species in 1864 and adopted by Darwin in his fifth edition of the book.2. Darwin has over...
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