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Aiming To Be The Coinbase of Europe, Sweden’s Safello Raises Investment Cash

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Billing itself as the “Coinbase of Europe” Sweden based Bitcoin company Safello has raised a $600,000 investment round lead by Bitcoin advocates Erik Voorhees (co-founder of the Bitcoin company Coinapult) and Roger Ver (Angel Investor & Bitcoin evangelist), and participated in by Blockchain.info CEO Nicolas Cary and angel investors Victor & Victor. The startup has also redesigned its site for usability to position itself as ‘safest way into Bitcoin’. The startup plans to go up against major competitors in the shape of Kraken, Bitstamp, Coinbase, and BTC-E.

The cash will be used to grow in Europe and to be a ‘safe harbour’ for Bitcoin. It’s estimated that about half of the Bitcoin exchanges have disappeared since 2009.

To achieve this, Safello has registered itself with the Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden, a country that together with Germany has been pretty clear about bitcoin taxation, and, of course, a very stable economy.

Frank Schuil, co-founder and CEO of Safello says: “Our new interface is simpler than our competitors. And we are more ‘compliant’ than the others. Our goal is keep the user interface minimalistic so it’s simpler for people to get into bitcoins.” Erik Voorhees, says Safello’s growth “has been amazing thus far.”

Stability is key in the Bitcoin market but it is hard to find right now.

Bitstamp, the manager of the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, said over the weekend that it had restored automated customer withdrawals, after they were halted for days due to a hacking attack that crippled various Bitcoin platforms.


The hand and the mind

Why schools need a broader perspective on digital literacy and why they need to embrace the Maker Movement

education (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)


Having worked with educational development and IT in education for over a decade I have followed the coming of “one laptop per child” in schools, and the ongoing shift in education from a classroom where the pinnacle of technology was the overhead projector, to classrooms where all students have a laptop or tablet and where wifi is ubiquitous. This shift is well needed and still continues in Sweden and elsewhere. Many schools today have much needed technology, but even more schools dont. There still is a severe digital divide between those schools that are on par with society at large, and those who have a standard of technology that reminds one of the 1990s. In many municipalities there is conflict between IT departments and educational departments on how to view technology in education. Is it primarily a piece of equipment to be guarded and organized by the IT department, or is it a tool for learning, cared for and used by educators? And in many schools where the digital tools are in place, the pedagogical methodologies needed to master education in a digital world are yet to be found. There are indeed many hurdles to overcome in changing education and making it relevant.


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Really Rihanna?!? No Bra And A See Through Shirt?!?

Come on now Rihanna, now you are not even trying to cover up! Perhaps walking around sweden with no bra and a see through shirt is the “look” in Sweden as Rihanna was spotted Monday wearing exactly this.

The 25-year-old was reportedly on her way to perform at the Globe Arena when she stepped out with racy attire, which still didn’t explain, like, why she was walking around the city baring her breasts to every Swede in town.


Sergio Garcia rips Tiger Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia will not be paired in the same group on Sunday during the final round of the Players Championship.


And for Garcia, he made it clear that is fine for both players.

“I’m not going to lie,” Garcia said after completing the third round in a three-way tie for the lead with Woods and David Lingmerth. “He’s not my favorite guy to play with. He’s not the nicest guy on tour.”

Later, Garcia told the Golf Channel: “It’s good for both of us. We don’t enjoy each other’s company. You don’t have to be a rocket engineer to figure that out.”

For Garcia, it certainly would seem to bode well from a playing standpoint. He has shot a better score just three times in the 20 occasions they have played together on the PGA Tour, and is now 0-7 on weekends.

The bad blood goes back years between the two former Players Championship winners who finished at 205, 11 under par, after the third round was delayed into Sunday morning because of weather problems on Saturday.

Woods will be in the second-to-last group with Casey Wittenberg after a third-round 71 that included 33 putts. Garcia shot 72 after a 65 in the second round. Lingmerth, a PGA Tour rookie from Sweden, had missed the cut in his last five events but lost in a playoff earlier this year at the Humana Challenge. He shot 69.

“It doesn’t matter,” Woods said about not being in the final group. “I’m tied for the lead. I’m right there and I’m playing well. I’m going to go back to the hotel, get some rest and get back at it in the afternoon.”

Garcia became annoyed early in the third round when he hit his second shot well to the right of the par-5 second hole. While standing over the ball, he heard commotion behind him as Woods was surveying his second shot from an area to the left of the fairway where he had to clear a path of spectators.

Woods pulled a 5-wood from his bag at around the time Garcia was over his shot 50 yards away, and that simple act drew cheers from the spectators.

Television replays show Garcia was not in his backswing but standing over the ball when the fans cheered, but he clearly felt that affected his shot.

Replays showed the noise occurred while Garcia was standing over his ball, not in his backswing. And Woods was surrounded by spectators and could not see Garcia; it is also unlikely he would expect cheering simply because he took a club out of his bag.

Woods was unaware that there was an issue until he heard of Garcia’s comments during the weather delay. They did not speak about it, he said.

“There wasn’t a whole lot of conversation between us,” he said.

They returned early Sunday morning to resume the third round, with Garcia missing the green at the par-4 15th to make a bogey, while Woods two-putted for par. Both players birdied the par-5 16th, then Garcia hit the flagstick with his approach at the 17th and made a birdie. Woods parred the hole.

Both players parred the 18th, with Garcia getting up and down from the right of the green.

Woods won the Players in 2001, Garcia in 2008.

Woods, who has won the last five times he led or held a share of the the third-round lead, has converted 52 of 56 times in that position on the PGA Tour, including 21 of his last 22. Woods’ largest 54-hole lead lost was two shots to Y.E. Yang at the 2009 PGA Championship.