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The rise of Esports

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The rise of Esports has been so sudden that many have been taken by surprise by its rapid emergence in mainstream culture. What do you need to know about this new segment of the entertainment industry? Below, we provide a brief synopsis that will give you a good grounding on what Esports are all about… What is an Esport exactly? An Esport can be any competitive multi-player game conducted over a computer and/or internet platform. Contestants pit their skills against their contemporaries in pursuit of victory. Many of the most popular Esport games (e.g. Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Legend of…

Will Bitcoin ever become mainstream?

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 26: A pile of Bitcoin slugs sit in a box ready to be minted by Software engineer Mike Caldwell in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah. Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency used over the Internet that is gaining in popularity worldwide. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Milton Friedman made a prediction in 1999 that the internet would be one of the major forces that would redefine and also limit the active role of government. The only thing keeping that from becoming a reality was a reliable e-cash, that allowed for quick and easy money exchange across the internet for goods or services. Back as far as 1982, computer scientist David Chaum introduced the concept of a cryptographic digital currency. He later founded “Digi-cash” and then developed “e-cash” but they did not succeed. Since then many others have tried and have failed, until now.  Bitcoin is promising to…