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Token Analysis: Is NEO (Formerly Antshares) ‘China’s Ethereum’?

Posted on June 23rd, 2017.

NEO has been called “China’s Ethereum”. The Western market first collectively learned about Antshares, a smart contract and decentralized application (dApp) platform, just ahead of the company’s rebrand to ‘NEO’ – which is Greek for “newness”, novelty and youth. That merely one exchange offers bitcoin-NEO trades...



TokenCard ICO Bug: End of the Road for TokenCard?

Posted on May 7th, 2017.

A Hacked member writes: Love your service. I was wondering what you thought of the tokencard bug and if you think it will negatively affect the project and it’s token value? We at Hacked did not previously cover the TokenCard ICO. Looking into it, we have less-than-positive news to report. The TokenCard team seems to be taking the...



Dot: Precision Tracking Hardware Makes Your Smartphones Smarter

Posted on September 24th, 2016.

A team of five Berkeley engineers has developed a new hardware product that utilizes precision location tracking to make smartphone notifications highly intelligent and contextual. In the technology-minded world that we live in it’s nearly impossible to walk down the street without encountering someone on their phone. However, with the...



New Bike Simulator Makes it Amusingly Fun to Exercise

Posted on December 15th, 2015.

We joined Activetainment‘s Norway launch of their new B\01 Bike in Oslo earlier this month. The new bike is a part of the training concept named ebove which is: a unique training concept that combines exercise and gaming. Activetainment strives to make indoor exercise more like outdoor exercise, with both visual and motional...



A Primer On The Gig Economy

Posted on December 11th, 2015.

Approximately 53 million Americans—1 in 3 workers—are considered freelancers, according to this 2014 report by independent research firm Edelman Berland. The so-called “gig” economy has garnered a lot of international attention. Even presidential candidates are commenting on it as an issue for the 2016 election. “Many Americans are...



Video: Drone Firm Raises Millions via Kickstarter, Then Rage Quits

Posted on November 25th, 2015.

Kickstarter projects and their woes are the subject of more than one website. While most focus on Kickstarter projects that fail to launch, there is another aspect of Kickstarter which doesn’t get enough attention and probably should: the projects which get funded and then never deliver a product. In this instance, the product is a...



Giant German Web Publisher Axel Springer Is Suing an Ad-Blocker

Posted on November 24th, 2015.

It’s a wonder web publishers are able to make a living anymore, in that most people unapologetically use some form of ad-blocking software. The conscientious visitor to a given website will turn off the blocker for that site, in hopes that the site is able to continue to produce the content that brings them there. There is also the...



Cyborgs Are Coming! Biohackers Implant LEDs Under The Skin

Posted on November 11th, 2015.

Fitness bracelets and Apple Watches are passé. Tattoos that shine LED lights from implanted computer chips are the new thing, courtesy of biohackers.  Grindhouse Wetware, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based biohacking collective, has developed a skin implant that includes LED lights, according to Motherboard. The purpose of the Northstar implant is...



Tipping Gets A 21st Century Makeover

Posted on November 3rd, 2015.

In the age of “debit or credit,” a new startup, DipJar, is helping change the way America tips.  DipJar strives to fill the gap at establishments where customers would traditionally be generous with cash but no longer carry it, such as tip jars in coffee shops, contributions to performers in the park, and donations to nonprofits. “These...



Kim Dotcom Talks about Meganet, His Blockchain-Based P2P Internet

Posted on October 30th, 2015.

Antihero and all-around Hollywood foe Kim Dotcom has revealed his vision for a new, evolved and more secure internet with MegaNet. Despite subtle hints teasing a new project where he proclaimed “…a new internet that can’t be controlled, censored or destroyed by Governments or Corporations with MegaNet,” Kim Dotcom hadn’t revealed much of...



U.S. Startups Set to Get a Boost with a $400 Million Chinese Seed Fund – CSC Upshot

Posted on October 12th, 2015.

AngelList, a platform that connects investors and startups with a track record of investments in startups such as Uber, is set to announce a deal today with a Chinese private-equity firm –  CSC Venture Capital, involving a $400 million fund called CSC Upshot. The fund is to be set up for investments at early-stage tech startups in...


Startups is Growing and we are Hiring a Seller

Posted on September 12th, 2015.

Hacked is growing and we are looking for a seller that can sell our ad spots to relevant companies in the US and Europe. We want a fully dedicated salesperson that will be responsible for our main revenue source. Come and grow with us! Requirements Fluent in English Live in Europe or North America Be able to call and email different...



Could an Internet Connected Breathalyzer Soon Be In Your Pocket?

Posted on August 25th, 2015.

After fulfilling all of of the brand’s Indiegogo orders from their original crowdfunding campaign, Aura Breathalyzer has sold its product directly on the brand’s website. Now the company is developing a breathalyzer to be connected to the web.  Furthermore, Aura Breathalyzer has participated in third-party flash sale web campaigns,...



ProtonMail Goes Open Source, Launches Mobile Apps

Posted on August 20th, 2015.

ProtonMail released version 2.0 of its encrypted email service and announced that ProtonMail is now open source. The ProtonMail apps for iOS and Android are scheduled for release later today.



Researchers Grow Miniature Human Brain in a Vat

Posted on August 19th, 2015.

Researchers at Ohio State University have grown a nearly complete human brain in a dish that equals the brain maturity of a 5-week-old fetus. The lab-grown brain, about the size of a pencil eraser, has an identifiable structure and contains 99 percent of the genes present in the human fetal brain. The research was presented at the 2015...



Bitcodin: Be Your Own Netflix With Ease

Posted on August 9th, 2015.

Netflix and Amazon may soon have to ramp up their offerings. A new technology has arrived, Bitcodin by new contender Bitmovin, which enables commercial enterprises and home users to stream their home video library anywhere they go at high-quality, in the same way they would with Netflix. The secret sauce is Bitmovin’s innovative...



Will Invade the Mighty Amazon?

Posted on August 8th, 2015.

A new startup called Jet is setting up to steal Amazon’s crown as eCommerce king. For $49.99 a year membership everything is cheaper with Jet, who promise to beat all other online retailers in price by using sourcing algorithms which allow them to reduce supply chain inefficiency, bringing you the lowest prices, all while placing...



Former Reddit Cryptocurrency Engineer Hosts Hackathon For Reddit Alternative

Posted on July 31st, 2015.

When fired from Reddit, the world’s first cryptocurrency engineer at a large corporation, Ryan Charles, hadn’t seen it coming. “I was shocked. Perhaps, I shouldn’t have been shocked in hindsight. It was obvious that my project was not going to work after some changes at Reddit, but only in hindsight,” Charles tells Hacked. He concluded...



Jeremie Miller Wants To Crack The Future of Distributed Hash With Telehash

Posted on July 24th, 2015.

Jeremie Miller has been working on Telehash for approximately five years, mostly as a research project into distributed hash tables and other problems like how to connect people peer-to-peer. In its most recent version, Telehash utilizes the strongest cryptographic protocols to ensure its user’s privacy. Miller wants to build Telehash...



Faceglory: The Christian Facebook?

Posted on July 6th, 2015.

Are you tired of looking at dirty words and depictions of sex and violence on social media? Brazillian start-up Faceglory knows you are, and that’s why they’ve started a “sin-free” alternative to Facebook called Faceglory. The fundamental difference between Faceglória, a Brazillian social media platform, and...

The team:
Dmitriy Lavrov
Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of and He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on
P.H. Madore
ICO Analyst
P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked’s sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as Read More
Mate Csar
Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Justin O’Connell
Justin O’Connell is a cryptocurrency journalist who works have appeared in the U.S.’s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader & VICE.
Mati Greenspan
Senior Market Analyst at
Rakesh Upadhyay
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on
Joseph Young
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More