A Barclays executive who helped lead the bank's efforts on blockchain, the hot tech behind bitcoin, is leaving the bank to join startup fintech consultancy 11:FS.Simon Taylor leaves the bank on June 24 and will become a cofounder of 11:FS, taking a stake in the new venture.He joins David M. Brear, Gartner's former head of global digital banking, Jason Bates, a cofounder of app-only banking startup Mondo, and Chris Skinner, the chair of the Financial Services Club networking forum across Europe and author of The Digital Bank.Taylor likened the group to the "fintech avengers" and, mixing his superhero metaphors, told BI: "When the bat signal went up, I was like, guys, I want to be a part of this."Barclays declined to comment but confirmed to Business Insider that Taylor is leaving.Taylor has been at Barclays for 3 years, most recently serving as Vice President for Entrepreneurial Partnerships.The bank also has two blockchain "labs" in London and is looking at 45 potential use cases for the technology according to former chief design officer Derek White."Blockchain is based around the idea of lots of identical records shared across a network and updated simultaneously, as opposed to lots of separate databases that each have to be independently updated and then checked against each other to make sure they're all correct.In essence, blockchain helps to automate a lot of paperwork that doing things like trading shares currently involves." While the original blockchain underpins bitcoin, banks are keen to create a similar network that can help it do things that settlement and international payments.He also points to trade finance, transferring mortgages and pensions, and the gold market — all as examples of markets that could benefit from blockchain technology.SEE ALSO: Barclays is experimenting with bitcoin's blockchainDON'T MISS: Barclays has two blockchain 'labs' in London and is planning 45 experiments with the technologyNEXT UP: Barclays becomes the first big UK bank to back a digital currency firmNOW WATCH: These are the best, highest-paying companies in AmericaLoading video...
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Riskisijoitusyhtiöt tienasivat hyvin vuonna 2015, sillä sijoitusten tuotto kasvoi 30 prosenttia edellisvuodesta, 431 miljoonaa euroa.Lähes 95 prosenttia tuotoista tuli irtaantumisten kautta.Tieto käy ilmi pohjoismaisten sijoitusyhtiöiden järjestön Nordic Venture Networkin kehittämästä Nordic Venture Performance -indeksistä NVPI , jonka tarkoitus on antaa uskottava käsitys toteutuneista tuotoista Pohjoismaiden riskisijiotusmarkkinoilla.Indeksi perustuu tietoihin, jotka on kerätty kahdeksalta sijoitusyhtiöltä, 29 rahastosta ja 559 portfolioyritykseltä, ja se kattaa ajanjakson vuosilta 2000-2015."Meillä on Nordic Venture Networkissa ollut pitkään käsitys, että riskisijoitusmarkkina on hyvässä vedossa.Vuosi 2015 oli irtaantumisten vuosi, mikä muuttaa käsitystä siitä, etteikö riskisijoittaminen voisi tuottaa voittoa", Nordic Venture Newworkin puheenjohtaja ja suomalaisen Conor Venture Partnersin toimitusjohtaja Jari Mieskonen sanoo.
A federal appeals court in Virginia ruled Tuesday that federal agents don t need a warrant to obtain records that show the location of a cellphone, reversing its earlier holding and giving the government a 4-0 advantage in such cases.The ruling aligns the Fourth Circuit with three other regional appeals courts and means that law enforcement officers in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia can obtain a court order for location data by showing merely that the records are relevant to an ongoing investigation.The Fourth Circuit ruled 12-3 that the Third Party Doctrine also applies to information cellphone owners give to their service providers—namely, the location of the nearest service tower their phone connects to when they send or receive calls and texts.Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Maryland whose office prosecuted the case, said the Fourth Circuit reached the right decision based on precedent from the Supreme Court.Even if cellphone customers have a vague awareness that their location affects the number of bars on their phone, they surely do not know which cellphone tower their call will be routed through, wrote Judge James A. Wynn Jr. in his dissent from the majority s ruling.Mr. Graham was convicted of federal crimes in connection with all six robberies and sentenced to 147 years in prison.
In the age of the Internet, you can do almost anything wirelessly.A new paper published by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison can have huge implications for the medical industry because it ll only make the above scenario easier.This is thanks to new advances in wearable integrated circuits that claim to be the fastest, thinnest, and stretchiest to date.According to the university, the circuits are structured with transmission lines in repeating S-curves, which gives the transmission lines more flexibility.It also helps shield the lines from outside interference and confines the electromagnetic waves flowing through them.The team, led by Professor Zhenqiang Jack Ma, hopes that the circuits could be used in intensive care units like temporary tattoos, allowing patients to be monitored without cumbersome and uncomfortable wires.
Though it looks like Tom Hiddleston is the front-runner to become the next 007, he doesn t lack for challengers, both male and female.Case in point: A fan petition from earlier this month that suggested that the superspy s gender be changed, so that Gillian Anderson The X-Files could step into the role as Jane Bond.That idea seems to have intrigued quite a few folks within the industry, including the London-born Emilia Clarke, best-known for playing the universally adored and consistently badass Daenerys Targaryen on HBO s Game of Thrones.As part of an interview with the U.K. s Daily Star, the actress admitted that she has a lot of unrealized dreams, and added, I would love to play Jane Bond.Even if the current Bond franchise continues to cast men in the role, Hollywood loves itself a spinoff.Sounds like a way for the character to generate even more money — something Hollywood also loves.
Taiwan's Asus has unveiled what it says is the first "affordable" household robot.Voice-activated Zenbo will cost $599 £409 and Asus says it will be able to control smart home devices.The firm said it would be less expensive than competing household robots because it did not have humanoid features such as arms.But the BBC's Taipei correspondent Cindy Sui said Zenbo could only perform a limited selection of tasks when she was given a demonstration.
Caught between China on the one side and the U.S. on the other, Taiwan s dollar is in danger of greater losses than any other emerging-market currency in Asia.Strategists see the central bank cutting interest rates to the lowest in the region outside Japan to combat a shrinking economy, just as the Federal Reserve considers tightening monetary policy.Taiwan s currency has eked out a 1.4 percent gain in 2016, to NT$32.62 per dollar as of 2:32 p.m. Taipei time on Monday, following three straight years of declines.The forecast losses show the vulnerability of an island which, despite having an economy bigger than Malaysia s or Hong Kong s, is reliant on exports for two thirds of its output.Overseas assets of Taiwanese insurers rose to NT$11 trillion $337 billion as of March 31, from NT$8.8 trillion a year ago, data from the Financial Supervisory Commission show.Foreign funds pulled a net $2.7 billion from Taiwan s stock market in May, paring this year s net purchases to $3 billion, as of Friday in Taipei.Taiwan s exports shrank for a 15th straight month in April, the longest slump on record, with electrical equipment and machinery comprising half of all outbound shipments.The economy has contracted on an annual basis over the last three quarters, the longest slump since 2009.
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This week we learned about self-defense and how to take a punch hey, it happens , discussed how cosplay can help confidence in unexpected ways, did some houseplant triage to prevent our plants from dying, and more.I m terrible at saving money, I hate studying personal finance, and I tend to have a carpe diem mentality when it comes to buying the things I want.Fortunately, a few automated savings apps gave me a stronger hold on my money by doing most of the hard stuff for me.When I first heard about the Būband, I googled up review after review looking for someone who could verify that it was a ridiculous garbage gimmick.All kinds of things can go wrong on a first date, but not every pitfall is as obvious as you think.We ve covered the basics before, and even rounded up your favorite encryption tools, but today we re putting two of the most popular options for Windows head to head to see which one is the best at keeping your sensitive data safe.
Image Source: REUTERS/Tim Peake/ESA/NASA/Handout via ReutersFacebook will be getting social with astronauts next week.Interested parties on Earth can tune into NASA s Facebook page for the 20-minute video call, which will begin at 12:55 p.m. EDT on June 2.The ISS has been a busy place lately.Astronaut Williams was in charge of an operation Thursday that attempted to inflate the station s new room, BEAM, which did not expand as the space agency had hoped.NASA s space station blog is a good place to follow the progress of that endeavour.by Rob VergerMore from FoxNews.com Tech:
Initiatives such as language translation and image, facial, activity and emotion recognition - are based on predictive analytics that get more accurate as the data behind them gets richer."Looking ahead, new and established MI companies will use millions of internet images, videos and podcasts of people smiling, laughing, frowning, talking, arguing, holding hands, walking, playing football and so on as the basis for unprecedented emotion and activity recognition capabilities.Software and hardware advances: It's long been known that neural networks and parallel processing would be important development tools of AI because they more closely resemble the way the human brain works.Cloud business models: The emergence of machine learning business models based on the use of the cloud is the single biggest reason that the field is so energized today, the report said: "We are essentially seeing the merger of machine intelligence with cloud economics."Before the cloud, most AI work was isolated and relatively high cost, but the economics of the cloud mean machine learning capabilities, such as recognizing faces or translating languages, will cheap and easy to use"It is this realization that is triggering both the explosion of highly specialized MI start-ups, as well as the major machine intelligence pushes at Google, Facebook, Microsoft,Apple, IBM and their various global rivals."Map the relevant MI services and technologies to your firm's value chain.
What happened next will be today's "What Happened Next Will Amaze You" clickbait story of the day, as what happened next was indeed a mildly unusual sort of thing.But was it a suicidal mouse, brought to the edge of despair by the constant self-esteem undermining attacks of the house cat?A really big cockroach, as this happened somewhere foreign?A nest of spiders, as this happened somewhere foreign?Here, if you want to see a bit of burnt up, probably poisonous foreign snake inside a video games console, is the video:Must've been nice and warm and cosy in there, right up until the point it fried itself.Mashable Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
The injustice edition marks the celebration of the third anniversary Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile gameSamsung Electronics has unveiled a limited edition model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge called the Injustice Edition which has its theme based on iconic DC Comics superhero Batman.The edition has been launched in collaboration with Warner Brothers to celebrate the third anniversary of the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.Samsung always seeks to provide the best mobile gaming experience for its users, and this partnership reinforces our commitment to the game's fans," said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics.While the shape and size of the phone remain the same, the colour of the model is jet black accentuated by gold detailing and an iconic Batman seal rests on the back.The availability of the device seems quite limited.As of now, the UK and US are not among the countries on the list but Samsung says it will be announcing more available markets soon.