Bitcoins in Japan
Wild Systems

Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

From this month onwards, Japanese people can use bitcoins to pay their electricity bills. The land of the rising sun is the first country to accept the digital currency as payment method for basic services. This move represents a huge step for a system that started deep in the web and that is slowly reaching the surface of our everyday life.

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Fake-for-Real

Copy-Paste Stedenbouw

“Imitatie is de oprechtste vorm van vleierij”, luidt het spreekwoord en dus kan Hallstatt—een kleine UNESCO werelderfgoedstad in het centrum van Oostenrijk—zich echt trots voelen. Temidden van tal van neppe Italiaanse villa’s en Franse paleizen, is dit het enige dorp in de wereld wat geheel gekopieerd en herbouwd is in China. Staatsontwikkelaar Minmetals bouwde het dorp in de buitenwijken van Huizhou, in het zuidelijke deel van het land.

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BlackBerry has just confirmed that it will no longer create its own phones, marking the end of an era for the once dominant leader of the smartphone market.
Nongenetic Evolution

Bye Bye BlackBerry

Remember how a decade ago everybody had a BlackBerry? Those days are over now, as the Canadian tech firm has confirmed that it will no longer create these phones, marking the end of an era for the once dominant leader of the smartphone market. While the news is hardly surprising, BlackBerry has greatly contributed to how mobile telecommunication is shaped, as we know it today. Consider this a eulogy to how BlackBerry became a relic of the past.

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