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Bitcoin Retakes $11,000 Following Turbulent Week in Crypto

Charts Courtesy of Coin360.com July 20 — Bitcoin (BTC) has retaken the $11,000 price point on the heels of a turbulent week.  Charts Courtesy of Coin360.com After a bull market at the end of June brought the price of BTC to almost $14,000, the coin had largely been maintaining between $10,000 and $13,000 for most of the past month, briefly cracking $11,000 on July 15 before slipping below the $10,000 price point on July 16. For the past three days, BTC has been in the $10,000 range, but had faltered…

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Tesla’s Stock Could Hit the Skids as Analyst Presses the Brakes

Tesla’s stock had a terrific June and has managed to sustain that momentum this month. But don’t be surprised if it takes a hit and heads lower once the company releases its fiscal second-quarter results on July 24. Tesla’s stock has been having a great time, but it might be headed lower. | Source: Yahoo! Finance Elon Musk has propped up expectations by revealing Tesla’s second-quarter delivery numbers already, which smashed estimates and gave the tech entrepreneur’s ego a nice massage. Congratulations Tesla team & thanks to all the new…

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Another Indian Crypto Exchange Shuts Down Operations

Founder of Indian cryptocurrency exchange Cryptokart Gaurang Poddar announced that his company is shutting down in a LinkedIn post published last week. In his post, Poddar described the shutdown of the exchange as “difficult, given the hard work we’ve put in” but concluded that overall the experience was positive and that he was proud of the platform and seemed intent on remaining in the field, asking “If you know anyone interested in launching their own exchange, please let me know.” Poddar announced that he was looking for opportunities in product…

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BitMEX Research Confirms Lightning ‘Justice’ Works

The Lightning Network, as Bitcoin’s second layer for instant payments and greater transaction privacy, requires a matching degree of security robustness. However, due to the differences in its architecture from Bitcoin, the means to guarantee the honesty of participants can’t rely on the same Nakamoto Consensus design. The intricacies of payment channels and network synchronization must punish malevolent operations in an efficient way which deters such behavior.   This is exactly why section Pi (3.1.4) of the Lightning Network white paper introduces a game theory mechanism through which malevolent parties who…

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Bitcoin Isn’t Scared of Trump…Or Other Democrats

Judging by the charts, Bitcoin hasn’t reacted much to Donald Trump’s negativity. Donald Trump Finally Found a Market He Can’t Move – Bitcoin https://t.co/WutLyYfEzH — CCN Markets (@CCNMarkets) July 16, 2019 Crypto conservatives might react by understanding that Donald Trump is the most successful democratic operative in history, bar none. Donald Trump: The Most Clever Democrat In History A parody of a world leader, Trump has successfully ensured that large swaths of the youth will lean leftward. This will likely have dire consequences for the nation moving forward. His stance…

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Can Graphite Replace Google Drive and Google Docs?

Big Brother, in its governmental and corporate forms, has been watching us for many years. One of its most aggressive ongoing forms started with the USA PATRIOT Act of October 2001, which laid the foundation for an unprecedented mass surveillance apparatus which extends beyond American borders. Meanwhile, companies like Google and Facebook have built multi-billion dollar business models out of the sale and collection of user data. Under this framework, being watched, located and data mined all across the internet seems to be inescapable.  Thankfully, there is a counter-movement which…

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Elon Musk Brags About SpaceX Going to Mars. Let’s Send Him First

It isn’t clear yet if Elon Musk simply doesn’t have a filter and says the first thing that comes to his mind or if everything he says is a carefully designed smoke grenade to attract attention away from the 15 ongoing fires that he keeps having to put out. Let’s Go to Mars Case in point: in an interview with CBS News, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk not only said that we could land an unmanned vehicle on the moon in two years but also that we will be…

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