The largest dark web child pornography site in the world has been taken down after IRS followed Bitcoin transactions Comments | Link Quebec to offer legal cannabis at $4.49 a gram, beating grey-market price Comments | Link HK protesters demand CCTV footage from Tiu Keng Leng school following death of 15-year-old student: Chan, a swimmer and a regular participant in the ongoing protests was last seen on Sept 19. Her body was found naked in the sea three days later. Comments | Link
US Hearthstone players banned for Hong Kong protest Comments | Link A Lakers Fan Raised Almost $43k to Hand Out "Stand with Hong Kong" T-Shirts at the Season Opener Comments | Link Elijah Cummings, esteemed longtime Baltimore congressman, has died at 68 Comments | Link
From 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides among people ages 10 to 24 increased 56 percent Comments | Link The “kids these days effect”, people’s tendency to believe “kids these days” are deficient relative to those of previous generations, has been happening for millennia, suggests a new study (n=3,458). When observing current children, we compare our biased memory to the present and a decline appears. Comments | Link The largest-ever natural experiment on wealth taxes found that they work as intended — both raising revenue and controlling income inequality. The taxes had the greatest impact on the top .1% wealthiest. Comments | Link
New Bill Promises an End to Our Privacy Nightmare, Jail Time to CEOs Who Lie: "Mark Zuckerberg won’t take Americans’ privacy seriously unless he feels personal consequences. Under my bill he’d face jail time for lying to the government," Sen. Ron Wyden said. Comments | Link The Public Is Clearly on the Side of Net Neutrality Comments | Link Marc Benioff says it's time to break up Facebook Comments | Link
8 families find out they have been paying respects to the wrong graves for 39 years Comments | Link Paris zoo unveils the blob, an organism with no brain but 720 sexes Comments | Link Mum of 44 kids banned from having any more children Comments | Link
What is something most people need to hear but no one has the guts to tell people? Comments What would be the worst possible movie quote to yell as you climax? Comments Successful people who got crappy grades in high school or college - what are you doing now and how did (or didn't) your grades affect your success/career? Comments
A simple cover for our laundry room connections, pun added by the missus Comments | Link Needed a new dog treat lid. Flexible print. Comments | Link Drilling guide to find the middle of the wood and make a nice vertical hole :) Comments | Link
[OC] Top 5 accidental causes of death in Chicago, IL Comments | Link Color-Balancing Vote Margins and Vote Totals in the US Election Map [OC] Comments | Link [OC] Highly rated horror movies are less likely to have many jump scares Comments | Link
TIL that after years of competition between Chuck E Cheese and Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E Cheese went bankrupt and was bought by Showbiz Pizza, who then proceeded to rebrand their locations as Chuck E Cheese. Comments | Link TIL 5-10% of Melanesians (a dark-skinned Pacific Island people) have blonde hair. This is not due to mixture with European populations, but rather due to an independently arising mutation. Comments | Link TIL that according to Graham Nash, Jimi Hendrix was unbeatable at the game Risk, especially while on LSD. Comments | Link
The note my dad wrote to my mom on the back of his high school portrait when they were seniors. They ended up going to prom together and have now been married for 29 years :) Comments | Link After the assassination of senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, a lot of Americans went to see his funeral car as it traveled by rail from New York to Washington. A photographer who traveled with the casket took this photo as the train passed through Baltimore. Comments | Link Kid with Power Glove circa 1989 Comments | Link
Aww, now he can fly with the- Comments | Link Last flight to land in Jazan airport, saudi arabia before the airport close down due to massive sandstorm. Comments | Link Layers upon layers Comments | Link
Though it has been around since the 1950s, the rockabilly culture is still going strong in Japan! Comments | Link 10 year old kid standing tall after being arrested in Hong Kong for shouting “revolution of our time, glory to Hong Kong” Comments | Link A shirt I gifted my sister in 2013 Comments | Link
Golden boy gets distracted by another handsome golden boy. Comments | Link Bobcat after a boy saved him from a fire (not my clip btw) Comments | Link Does this mean we are Best Friends Now? Comments | Link
Coinbase reportedly set to announce an initial public offering tomorrow as cryptocurrencies are negative
A joint study conducted by IBM Blockchain World Wire and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) finds that a majority of global financial institutions believe that central banks should develop central bank-issued digital currencies. 38% of financial institutions surveyed are reportedly actively exploring and trialing central bank-issued digital currencies. 76% of survey respondents expressed uncertainty about the efficiency of distributed ledger technology implementations.
Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba’s cloud computing division, is expanding its blockchain-as-a-service offering outside of China, as per a company press release. Soon after Alibaba Cloud initially rolls out its enterprise-level blockchain-as-a-service platform in China, Alibaba Cloud will offer the services to international markets, including the United States, Europe, and South East Asia. Alibaba Cloud’s blockchain-as-a-service is based on two blockchain network implementations, including Hyperledger Fabric and Ant Blockchain -- the blockchain-as-a-service platform offers a range of applications like automatic deployment, consortium blockchain management, and smart contracts.
Her Majesty’s Royal Mint, the institution responsible for producing currency in Britain, will no longer launch a gold-backed cryptocurrency after the government vetoed the project. According to a Reuters report, the project was first unveiled in 2016 and had aspirations of producing USD$1 billion worth of digital gold tokens. The project was originally pitched as a way for investors to buy and trade gold currently being held in the vaults of the 1,100-year-old institution.
In its 3rd quarter XRP Markets Report released on Thursday, Ripple announced that it sold USD$163.33 million of XRP, more than double from 2Q2018 where it sold USD$75.53 million of XRP. A majority of the XRP sales came from institutions, which were responsible for USD$98.06 million of XRP sold, up a whopping 481% from 2Q2018 where it sold USD$16.87 million of XRP to institutions. Ripple also detailed that it released 3 billion XRP from escrow accounts, however, 2.6 billion XRP were placed in new escrow accounts.
Malta’s Financial Services Authority is warning investors of a “dubious” online cryptocurrency trading platform that falsely claims to be licensed in the country. The platform in question, Primetradingbot, reportedly runs a “high-yield” Bitcoin (BTC) investment scheme. In its warning, the Malta Financial Services Authority said, “The MFSA wishes to alert the public, in Malta and abroad, that Primetradingbot is not licensed or otherwise authorized by the MFSA to provide any investment other financial services which are required to be licensed or otherwise authorized under Maltese law.” The Malta Financial Services Authority also provided investors with a list of licensed cryptocurrency entities on its website.
Ran Neuner, host of CNBC Africa show, Crypto Trader, claimed that Coinbase, the major US-based cryptocurrency exchange, is about to announce its first initial public offering (IPO). Neuner tweeted Thursday that details of the Coinbase IPO will be revealed live on his show Friday. Neuner supplied an infographic in his tweet detailing that Coinbase has 25 million total users, 7 million accounts with fiat currencies or cryptocurrencies, and 600,000 monthly active trading accounts. Neuner also supplied an infographic that reveals Coinbase's financials -- per the infographic, Coinbase generated USD$900 million in revenue last quarter vs. USD$450 million in revenue in 4Q2017. In terms of a revenue breakdown, the infographic details that Coinbase generated 80% of its revenue from consumers, 15% of its revenue from Coinbase Pro (institutional), and 5% of its revenue from ‘other’.
The world’s largest agricultural companies, including Archer Daniels Midland Co., Bunge td., Cargill Inc., and Louis Dreyfus Co., are partnering to leverage blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to digitize international grain trading. Better known as ABCD, the four agricultural giants aim to make trading grain more efficient and transparent while also reducing costs. Long-term, ABCD hopes to integrate blockchain and AI technology in different levels of the grain supply chain, including shipping, storage, and customer experience. The first step of ABCD’s partnership, however, will entail the implementation of blockchain and AI technology to automate grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes, which are costly and highly manual parts of the supply chain.
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