Bitcoins: The New Gold Rush

Human beings are always on the lookout for the next big thing in life. We don’t just settle for second-rate items or luxuries because we only want the best our money can afford. Although we don’t always get what we want, it gives us more reason to work harder and hope for a brighter future. If we want to uplift our lives, we must be able to act timely on opportunities or forever miss our chance of experiencing something really great in our lives.

Knowing that we are now living in the digital age, it is safe to assume that the majority of the population is hooked on some sort of tech device in their day-to-day lives. We are a generation that can’t live without social media and the Internet – a far cry from the lives led by our parents and grandparents in the past. Yet, this is the reality of our times whatever part of the globe you may be living in. So, it no longer comes as a surprise that the new opportunities presented to us are also in the digital form. What am I talking about? Bitcoins.

With cryptocurrencies like bitcoin quadrupling in value this year alone, high frequency players are finding their way to the new Wild West of trading that some believe is in bubble territory. Proprietary trading firms are particularly well positioned to pursue cryptocurrency trading because they are in the

Cyber Criminals: A Threat To The Power Grid

Technology is crucial to how well we live our lives today. Think about times when there are power blackouts. Can you imagine your discomfort as you trudge on the next few hours devoid of power and all the modern conveniences you have grown accustomed to? It is interesting to note, though, that as we become highly dependent on these technologies we also gradually realize how fragile they are compared to digital crimes committed today. We can easily go powerless for days on end if cyber criminals manage to click on the right button and mess up an entire power grid’s operation.

And ironically, it isn’t just something we have randomly thought about but already a reality that has already happened in certain parts of the globe. In Europe, for instance, Ireland’s power grid was overtaken by cyber criminals. If it happened to them, it can also easily happen to any place here on earth, even in the United States. Cyber criminals manage to take down the impressive Irish engineering and infrastructure safety precautions, so it won’t be difficult for these hackers to do it again to a different power grid in a far away country and temporarily cripple an entire nation.

Two weeks ago it was cyberattacks on the Irish power grid. Last month it was a digital assault on U.S. energy companies, including a nuclear power plant. Back in December a Russian hack of a Vermont utility was

Work Culture: Why It Matters?

Once we reach adulthood, it is but inevitable for us to work. We need to earn our keep to survive and provide for our family. That is a reality we can’t escape until the day we eventually retire. Just as we choose our career path once we enter college, we also choose the type of work we end up doing for the rest of our lives. It may be confusing for some and they jump from one workplace to another without a clear purpose in life but you can’t really blame them. Just as you don’t get a Parenthood guide once you become parents, it’s basically the same thing with work – theory is different from practice.

While our classroom knowledge can give us that added push we need as we venture out on our career, the work culture in your office/institution/organization has a lot to do with how happy and productive an employee becomes at work. After all, it’s not all about work, work, work. All work and no play can make any man dull and sad. Today, you’ll notice that companies not only project a certain brand image but a specific work culture that defines them from all the rest. But why all the fuss all of a sudden when it wasn’t really a big issue in the past?

Recent research published by McKinsey suggests that many organizations view their culture as the biggest barrier to their