Bitcoiner Elected to US Senate: Cynthia Lummis Sees ‘Great Promise’ in Bitcoin
Nov05

Bitcoiner Elected to US Senate: Cynthia Lummis Sees ‘Great Promise’ in Bitcoin

A bitcoin hodler has won a U.S. Senate seat. Cynthia Lummis is a bitcoin owner who bought her first bitcoin in 2013 because she believes in the economic power of scarcity and the potential for bitcoin to address some of the manipulations in the financial system. Bitcoiner Wins Senate Election Republican candidate Cynthia Lummis has been running to fill the seat of Senator Mike Enzi (R). Lummis, who served as a Wyoming conservative...

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Covid-19: IMF Urges More Stimulus Support For Non-Contact Intensive Businesses
Nov05

Covid-19: IMF Urges More Stimulus Support For Non-Contact Intensive Businesses

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is encouraging countries to create money to mitigate the effects of lockdown restrictions on economies. Specifically, the international lender wants businesses and workers displaced by the pandemic related responses to get financial support as they adjust their businesses and search for new jobs respectively. Recognizing the new normal In its October 2020 World Economic Outlook, the Fund says in...

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US Presidential Election Unlikely to Alter Bitcoin’s Path: Analyst
Nov05

US Presidential Election Unlikely to Alter Bitcoin’s Path: Analyst

Crypto analyst George McDonaugh says that the U.S. presidential election is unlikely to change the bitcoin price’s upward trajectory. He draws on a number of fundamental and technical factors to illustrate his point. For example, McDonaugh argues that the recent surge in the price of bitcoin (BTC) is actually part of a sustained rally since the ‘Covid capitulation’ event back in March. “Since then we’ve seen nothing but bullish...

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MPA Lawyers Are Trying to Shut Down Pirate Anime Giant Nyaa.si
Nov05

MPA Lawyers Are Trying to Shut Down Pirate Anime Giant Nyaa.si

Every year, TorrentFreak compiles a list of the most popular torrent sites in the world. The vast majority are general purpose sites that link to a wide variety of content, meaning they are of interest to most people. However, a major outlier is Nyaa, a site focused on anime and other East Asian media. That makes its position among the top five torrent sites in the whole world even more impressive since it derives large volumes of...

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RIAA Takedowns Backfire as Pirated MP3s Now Surface on GitHub
Nov05

RIAA Takedowns Backfire as Pirated MP3s Now Surface on GitHub

The RIAA and other music groups see people who download music from YouTube as a major piracy threat. To deal with this problem, they have increased their enforcement actions against stream-ripping tools and services. RIAA Takes Youtube-dl Off GitHub This has led to lawsuits and takedown notices, where it’s argued that stream-ripping sites and software violate the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions. That was also the case with the...

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