Archive for January, 2015

SynCurrency: Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a detailed look at how, for all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance: About a half-billion dollars worth of it vanished from an online exchange in Tokyo. A prosecutor in Manhattan arrested the 24-year-old vice chairman of its most prominent trading body on […]

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Fantasy Sports See More Women In Their Future

Via USAToday, interesting commentary on the growth of fantasy sports among women: Shortly after she got hooked on daily fantasy sports a few months ago, Laura Wimer noticed a drastic difference in how she watched NFL games. She watched a lot more games than she previously did. Sometimes she watched several games at once. And […]

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Malaysia Forms A National eSports Organization

Via Daily Dot, a report on one nation’s national focus on eSports: On Jan. 28, one Southeast Asian country will officially recognize esports on the same level as traditional sports like soccer and badminton. The Malaysian government announced the formation of e-Sports Malaysia (eSM) earlier today. The new group is an official organization under the Malaysian […]

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US Fantasy Sports Remain A Gamble

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting article on the growing popularity of this legal online betting niche: Killian Jones watched the lucrative online gaming market emerge as a UK equities analyst in the late 2000s, then decided to try it himself, ploughing his life savings into a start-up offering daily fantasy sports games, a […]

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