Earlier today, the price of Bitcoin reached to a record high almost reaching $6,000. That is a major comeback after the price fell to just above $3,000 a few weeks ago after China banned the crypto exchange. For the week, bitcoin is up 30%.
According to the CoinMarketCap, the valuation of crypto currency, bitcoin now has over $95 billion, that is up from $10 billion a year ago.
Bitcoin is a crypto currency that is built on blockchain technology. Blockchain is one of the most talked technologies of year 2017 and is expected to grow much faster in coming years. Several countries and businesses including tech giants, financial institutions, banks, and other industries are looking into blockchain to implement in their business transitions.
2017 is a good year for the open source community. For the first time in the history of computer and software development, we've seen major corporations join in supporting the open source movement. Google, Facebook, Microsoft are just a few names.
Apple just open sourced its iOS and macOS Kernel for ARM processors. The XNU kernel is a part of the Darwin operating system that powers Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems.
Darwin is built on the Unix BSD OS and was open sourced in 2000. Apple’s operating systems, iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS are based on Darwin.