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Goldman Sachs will clear bitcoin futures for some of its clients

Goldman Sachs will clear bitcoin trading for some clients on a case-by-case basis, according to a person familiar with the plans. The derivatives contracts are set to go live on the Cboe Futures Exchange on Sunday. Goldman CEO LloydShow More Summary

Earth will see fewer auroras for years — but scientists are predicting a big comeback

First, the bad news for stargazers: Auroras are going dark in many parts of the world. The number of these atmospheric light shows won't bottom out for several years, which means locations far from Earth's poles — such as the UK and northern continental US — may rarely if ever see the Northern Lights during that time. Show More Summary

Coyote Peterson explains what most people get wrong about sharks

Sharks often get a bad rap, but they aren't necessarily out to make you their lunch. We spoke with Coyote Peterson, who hosts the popular YouTube channel Brave Wilderness, about one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to sharks. Show More Summary

Activity app Strava is about to become more like a social network

People have uploaded over 1 billion activities onto Strava. The company wants people to see its app as more than just an activity tracker. So it's making some changes to the platform over the next year. Strava is planning to make changes...Show More Summary

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise provides a ton of benefits, from a lift in mood to more toned muscles. Some of the benefits can emerge within minutes, while others might take several days or weeks to crop up. A new study suggests that aerobic exercise...Show More Summary

Millennials are tracking their kids' whereabouts and internet usage on their phones — here are the apps 'parennials' are obsessed with

Millennials, roughly defined as being born between 1980 and 2000, have grown up with the internet. Now that older millennials are having kids, they're also giving birth to countless new apps for parents like them. These apps can track...Show More Summary

How the scrappy TED conference became a juggernaut worth millions — and where it wants to go next

TED, the media organization behind the popular ideas conference and video talks, is expanding. The 33-year-old company has stayed out of politics for most of its existence, but as political tensions create a crisis of ideas, TED nowShow More Summary

The most captivating aerial photos taken of Earth from the sky this year

From the on-the-ground perspective, Earth is pretty stunning. But that view is limited. Take to the skies and you can see the world in entirely new ways. These are some of the most stunning aerial photos that Reuters photographers took...Show More Summary

Seattle might be the next San Francisco — here's how the two major tech hubs compare

Seattle and San Francisco have been at the epicenter of the west coast's tech boom since the dot-com era. Today, both cities are home to some of the most influential companies in tech: Seattle with Microsoft and Amazon, and San Francisco...Show More Summary

Green Monday is secretly one of the biggest days for the retail industry — but it could die soon (WMT, AMAZN)

Green Monday, which falls on December 11 this year, is the online version of Super Saturday. It's the day when everyone panics about getting their online purchases in time for Christmas. That has made it the biggest online shopping event...Show More Summary

Everything we know so far about Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' movie, which will be rated R

Quentin Tarantino wants to direct a Star Trek movie. The catch? It has to be rated R. JJ Abrams is reportedly helping Tarantino find a writer, and will be a producer. Quentin Tarantino has plans to direct a Star Trek movie, and his only...Show More Summary

Here’s what bitcoin futures could mean for the price of bitcoin

Grey Dwyer, BitMEX head of business development, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about how futures contracts are going to impact the bitcoin community. Following is a transcript of the video. Greg Dwyer: I'm Greg Dwyer. Show More Summary

Microsoft's Peggy Johnson is having a spectacular career thanks to a fluke conversation she had in college (MSFT)

Microsoft's dealmaker Peggy Johnson studied engineering in college due to a fluke. She was a business major but when she found herself running an errand to the engineering department she had a conversation there that changed her life. Thanks...Show More Summary

The $500 OnePlus 5T is my favorite Android phone of the year, and it's even better after comparing its camera against the $850 Pixel 2 XL

I'm a big fan of the OnePlus 5T.  It offers incredible performance, unbelievable value, an understated modern design, and now I truly know that it takes great photos after comparing its camera with the best camera on any smartphone,Show More Summary

Why airlines pay to fly over other countries

Airlines pay a fee to fly over other countries. They're called overflight fees. Just as countries have rights to their land, they have rights to the air above them. Most countries "rent" that airspace to foreign airlines, allowing them to fly through it. Some countries also provide air traffic control services. Show More Summary

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

Cboe Global Markets' bitcoin futures product launches Sunday. The product will allow investors to bet on the coin's future price and could open the door to wider-participation in the market by retail investor and institutions. We'veShow More Summary

Now there is a way for contagion from a bitcoin price collapse to flow into the rest of the markets

Everyone is assuming that bitcoin is largely disconnected from other financial markets so there will be little contagion if there is a crash. But Goldman Sachs and others are planning to clear bitcoin futures, which will allow people...Show More Summary

A crypto company that trolled JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in the Wall Street Journal got 20,000 downloads as a result

Crypto startup Eidoo ran ad mocking Jamie Dimon in September. CEO says its app had 20,000 downloads on the day the ad ran. LONDON — The cryptocurrency startup that took out an ad in the Wall Street Journal mocking JPMorgan CEO JamieShow More Summary

YouTube superstar Alfie Deyes is preparing to launch a new venture to collaborate with startups

Alfie Deyes is hugely popular on YouTube, building up a following of 5.4 million subscribers over the last decade with videos of his day-to-day life. Deyes earns an estimated £500,000-to-£1 million annually from advertising, plus book...Show More Summary

Grindr is trying to shake up the sleepy LGBTQ media sector with its new millennial lifestyle magazine Into

Grindr, the popular gay social network, launched a content site over the summer. The company says Into, which covers a range of political and lifestyle issues impacting the LGBTQ community has exceeded expectations. Grindr's marketing...Show More Summary

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