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How cryptocurrency scams work

Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology tactics to swindle their marks in schemes based on digital currencies exchanged through online databases called blockchains.

Your next social network could pay you for posting

You may well have found this article through Facebook. An algorithm programmed by one of the world’s biggest companies now partially controls what news reaches 1.8 billion people. And this algorithm has come under attack for censorship, political bias and for creating bubbles that prevent people from encountering ideas they don’t already agree with. Now a new kind of social network is emerging tha...[Read More]

You can’t beat Apple for really stupid amounts of money earned per minute

We quite like the term “stupid amounts of money”. It’s really a descriptive way of explaining large chunks of revenue earned by breaking numbers down from billions (of rands, dollars, yen, whatever) to mere thousands. And if you thought that Pokémon Go was the king of making stupid amounts of money, you haven’t seen Apple in action. Apple might very well be the monarch of c...[Read More]

Pokémon Go makes a stupid amount of money every few minutes

Pokémon Go has become something of a phenomenon since its launch. And that’s without being a truly global product yet. Developer Niantic has had to stagger the release of the augmented reality game because their servers aren’t able to cope with global demand. Not that it matters a whole lot, the determined are finding ways to play anyway. What you might not have realised is just how mu...[Read More]

Stuff Innovators 2014: Money

Money can’t buy you love, apparently. But it sure can buy you a lot of cool tech toys. That’s the reason why we here at Stuff want more of it, and that’s the reason why the individuals here are so deserving of being in our Innovators 2014 list. Some of them help us save money, some of them help us make money. Some of them even point to a new way of using money, one where cold, ha...[Read More]

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