Bitcoin Weekly 2014 April 23: Vault of Satoshi proof-of-solvency audit, TEDx virtual currencies are the future, Bitcoin side-chains, and happy Easter BTC

Kyt Dotson | April 23rd

More exchanges are hitching their wagon to the trust of the community in the wake of the insolvency of MtGox. Now Vault of Satoshi has submitted to a proof-of-solvency audit program to show users that the wallets hold...»

Server SAN boosts MySQL performance by 3.4X

Bert Latamore | April 23rd

Companies can increase MySQL performance by 3.4 times by using the new Linux Atomic Write and NVM compression extensions in a Server SAN configuration, attaching flash storage either through PCIe or DIMM and eliminating


Europe leads smart city adaption, despite old world challenges

Mellisa Tolentino | April 23rd

This week’s Smart City roundup features Europe’s continuous efforts to make cities smarter and more energy efficient, new and improved ways of powering one major metropolis, and growing interest in more cities to become smarter despite challenges.


FICO gobbles up Hadoop startup Karmasphere

Maria Deutscher | April 23rd

A good few years into the Big Data revolution, the market is finally seeing some much-needed consolidation as the competitive swimming lanes begin to crystallize and those that are unable to keep up in the race either go...»

HP revives “bulletproof” XP storage family with new system

Maria Deutscher | April 23rd

Converged infrastructure and flash may be all the rage these days, but disk arrays still form the backbone of enterprise storage environments. And even as the information explosion continues to gather pace, strengthening that existing foundation is often...»

Ask Dr. Bitcoin: Why Did the BTC community donate to Dorian Nakamoto?

Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins, with Mike Wheately, Mellisa Tolentino | April 23rd

Most Bitcoin enthusiasts are pretty familiar with Satoshi Nakamoto, as it's by far and away the most deeply ingrained name in the history of the cryptocurrency.

Satoshi Nakamoto published Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer


Aereo case threatens TV, not the cloud

David Coursey | April 23rd

USA Today gets it wrong when it claims the future of cloud computing hangs in the balance as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case brought against start-up Aereo by the major...»

Pure Storage Bags $225 Million in Funding at $3 Billion Valuation – IPO? No It’s Private Financing

John Furrier | April 23rd

Flash array storage startup Pure Storage announced a massive new $225 million Series F round that values the company at $3 billion and signals a growing trend toward startups raising private capital instead of testing the...»

Microsoft rumor mill: New update & cloud-based OS on the way?

Mike Wheatley | April 23rd

Microsoft is going hell for leather to get people to like its Windows 8.1 operating system, and to that end it's said to be planning yet another update for this fall. One of the more...»

VMware gains momentum with expectation-busting Q1 earnings

Mike Wheatley | April 23rd

VMware has once again shown us there's an absolute fortune to be made in the world of virtualization, reporting analyst-busting revenues in its earnings call yesterday. The Palo Alto-based virtualization giant announced...»