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Portland Startup to Mine Artisanal Bitcoin Using Only Slide Rules and Graph Paper

A pair of Portland entrepreneurs say they’re bringing authenticity back to Bitcoin mining by eschewing purpose-built AntMiner S19 Pros in favor of hand-crafted hash made using only graph paper and slide rules.

I Wish Someone Had Warned Me About the Real Reason Most Startups Fail

Every entrepreneur knows that most startups fail, but very few of them actually understand why.

Nike invests nearly $1M in groups serving Portland’s Black community

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today a $900,000 investment into nine organizations focused on social justice, education and economic opportunities for Black Portlanders.

A Beaverton software company buys a Chicago rival

RFPIO acquired Chicago-based InHub, the companies revealed Tuesday. While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, InHub’s founder and CEO Ariana Amplo is joining RFPIO’s leadership team.

SheerID Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary as a Leader in Identity Marketing

SheerID, the identity marketing platform used by hundreds of leading brands around the world, announced that it has verified consumers for more than 250 million exclusive marketing offers worldwide. Also this year, the company hired its 200th employee and was recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500TM for the third consecutive year.

Developing and Delivering World-Class Technical Onboarding

Hiring technical talent is only the first hurdle in building a high-performing team. Once they’re hired, onboarding engineers is the best way to ensure your team members become productive and engaged.

Identity Theft vs. Identity Fraud: How are They Different?

Increasing cases of cybercrime have become a huge cause for concern among enterprises. In the first three quarters of 2021, it’s estimated that over 281 million data breaches have occurred and that the average cost of an attack is now at $4.24 million per incident. These figures are the reason why managers in the financial sector need to stay proactive with their data security.

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