Two Las Vegas Men Plead Guilty in U.S. Criminal Streaming Piracy Case
Dec15

Two Las Vegas Men Plead Guilty in U.S. Criminal Streaming Piracy Case

Earlier this year a federal grand jury charged eight men for their involvement with the streaming services Jetflicks and iStreamitAll. The platforms, which were headquartered in Las Vegas, offered a wide range of pirated videos that could be accessed in exchange for a monthly subscription fee. This week, two of the defendants pleaded guilty. The first is Las Vegas resident Darryl Julius Polo, aka djppimp, who was involved in both...

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The Country With Europe’s Highest Interest Rate Has Cut It 5 Times This Year
Dec14

The Country With Europe’s Highest Interest Rate Has Cut It 5 Times This Year

Around half of European countries, over 20, now have 0% interest rates and a few are already in negative territory. Ukraine, which has the highest benchmark interest rate on the continent, has just reduced it again, for the fifth time this year. The race between central banks to cut rates, when there is inflation, has made it costly to keep fiat money in a bank account or under the mattress. Also read: European Banks Struggle With Low...

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2019’s Bitcoin Miners Are 5x Faster Than Predecessors
Dec14

2019’s Bitcoin Miners Are 5x Faster Than Predecessors

High-powered bitcoin miners and next-generation semiconductors go hand in hand and as process node technology grows, SHA256 hashrate follows. Coinshares’ recent bi-annual mining report highlights that newly introduced mining rigs have “as much as 5x the hashrate per unit as their generational predecessors.” Advanced chip technology has grown relentlessly and it’s significantly bolstered ASIC device...

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Searching for Synthetix: Which Token Will Be Next Year’s 50x Winner?
Dec14

Searching for Synthetix: Which Token Will Be Next Year’s 50x Winner?

If you bought synthetix (SNX) this time last year, you don’t need to read these words. You’re already rich after your moon bag lived up to its billing and pulled a 50x. Despite the era of undiscovered gems tapering off in 2018, there’s still a handful of tokens that achieve the impossible each year, making their holders ridiculously rich. Seele, synthetix, and link were among this year’s biggest winners. Which...

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Lightning Network Wiki Page Faces Removal for Lack of Notability
Dec14

Lightning Network Wiki Page Faces Removal for Lack of Notability

A slew of Wikipedia editors would like to delete the Lightning Network (LN) Wiki page because the subject matter does not hold notability. Wikipedia editors use notability as a test to find out if a topic warrants its own article. The LN article debate on Wikipedia is still raging as a few editors believe the subject is “dredging for mainstream press coverage” while highlighting that the article does not have reliable...

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