Venezuelan Team Working on Bitcoin Mesh Network Based on Offline Radios

Venezuelan Team Working on Bitcoin Mesh Network Based on Offline Radios

A Venezuelan team is developing Locha, a decentralized mesh network that doesn’t rely on the internet to transact with Bitcoin (BTC). The system, based on radio waves, was born in response to frequent electricity and internet outages in Venezuela. Locha Mesh is an open-source project led by Randy Brito, a member of the Bitcoin Venezuela … Read more…

Stocks are the most overvalued since at least the 1980s based on one measure

Stocks are the most overvalued since at least the 1980s based on one measure

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 10, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What investors are willing to pay for stocks relative to their long-term earnings growth expectations is at an all-time high, according to Bank of America. The price-earnings to growth ratio, commonly called … Read more…

Zhenmeat, China plant based meat firm, seeks funding

Zhenmeat, China plant based meat firm, seeks funding

A slider made of Zhenmeat’s plant-based meat alternative pictured in Shanghai, China on January 13, 2020. Arjun Kharpal | CNBC Chinese plant-based meat substitute start-up Zhenmeat is looking to raise around $2 million of funding this year as it expands across the world’s second-largest economy and fends off a potential challenge from U.S. rivals. Zhenmeat … Read more…

Google Travel update shows best time to travel based on price, weather

Google Travel update shows best time to travel based on price, weather

Aerial view of the Republic of Mauritius. Norbert Figueroa / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Google on Wednesday updated its travel site with features that will provide more information about where you’re planning to take your next trip. It will show you, for example, the cheapest and most expensive times of year at your … Read more…

YouTube bans insults based on race, gender, sexual orientation

YouTube bans insults based on race, gender, sexual orientation

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube. Michael Newberg | CNBC Google-owned YouTube will no longer allow anyone on its platform to post content that “maliciously insults” others based on protected traits including race, gender expression and sexual orientation, the company announced Wednesday. The change, which was issued as part of YouTube’s regular harassment policy update, comes … Read more…