Daily Bits May 29th, 2017

For those of you in the US, I hope that you had a Memorial Day full of peace and gratitude.

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Wired takes a look at the risk/reward ratio of cryptocurrency investing.

Looking at the recent track record, the rewards are obviously good. However:

“All gold rushes come to an end one day.”

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A 33-tweet reflection on Consensus 2017 from Jack Gavigan, COO of Zcash:

Very interesting, Jack, but why not just do a blog post?

And by the way, this section makes no sense:

Why would UK regulators leverage EU regulation? And how would “b-money” stop financial services from migrating elsewhere?

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I didn’t know this:

“From 2006 to 2013, Italy gave away 13 million coffees for free in service stations along Italian highways—an attempt to prevent drivers from falling asleep while driving at night.”

Also, the maximum price for a cup of coffee in Italy is set by the local municipalities. They consider coffee an essential resource to which everyone should have access. (Via Quartz.)

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The precision and creativity is staggering: portraits made out of quilled paper, by Yulia Brodskaya (via Colossal).

by Yulia Brodskaya, via Colossal
by Yulia Brodskaya, via Colossal

 

by Yulia Brodskaya, via Colossal
by Yulia Brodskaya, via Colossal

 

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