Video: Virginia Liberal Attempts to Justify Murder Masked as Abortion Procedure

Let’s talk about abortion. I’ve always been “pro-choice.” On a personal level, I’ve never considered abortion. I’m currently a single father of four as a result. I don’t like to make decisions for other people. If you feel you need to have an abortion, it’s a legal procedure. I’m not a fan of states that try to make it impossible through various means. I don’t let morality enter into it. If it’s not my body, it’s not my moral conundrum. I hadn’t thought much about it recently until I saw this video of Virginia lawmaker Kathy Tran, in which she

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How to Invest Like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

If you’ve ever wanted to model your crypto portfolio after that of Ethereum wunderkind Vitalik Buterin, your chance has finally arrived. Buterin responded to an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit by disclosing his current crypto holdings and other financial interests. Based on Buterin’s statement, we can estimate that he owns less than $5 million in cryptocurrencies besides Ethereum and ETH-based tokens. We arrivate at this round figure by looking at his publicly available wallet and his statements. In Ethereum tokens, he also owns less than 10%, the majorilety of which are denominated in Kyber Network (KNC), Maker (MKR), OmiseGO

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$8 Billion Coinbase Faces Backlash for Latest Acquisition

Bitcoin exchange giant Coinbase has acquired Chainalysis competitor Neutrino in an effort to enhance its compliance efforts and regulatory relationships. Neutrino uses blockchain analytics to identify potential money laundering or other illegal transactions on the blockchain. Until its acquisition, it was one of a few companies growing in the space of analyzing blockchains. Its work mainly benefits crypto exchanges, regulators, and other centralized powers. According to Coinbase, companies like Chainalysis, Whitestream, and Elementus are “necessary” in an “open financial system.” “Blockchain intelligence is increasingly important in the crypto ecosystem, and is necessary to achieve our mission of bringing the open financial

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Top Ethereum Developer Afri Schoedon Just Rage-Quit

Afri Schoedon, a long-time Ethereum contributor, abruptly quit working on the second-largest cryptocurrency. A few days ago, Schoedon tweeted a meme that said “Polkadot delivers what Serenity ought to be. Change my mind.” The meme raised ire on Reddit, and the situation devolved from there until the developer quit early this morning. I did not quit social media, I quit Ethereum. I did not go dark, I just left the community. I am no longer coordinating hard-forks, building testnets, or contributing otherwise. I did not work on Polkadot, I never did, I worked on Ethereum. I did not hate Ethereum,

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Bitcoin Cash Pools: The Majority of Bitcoin SV Blocks Are Mined By ‘Unknown’ [Yes, Really]

Bitcoin SV, BSVLike Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV has large mining pools, each with a significant share of its SHA-256 hashrate. However, unlike the others, BSV has a nearly 44% majority who are “unknown,” according to data published by Coin.Dance. Comparing the above to Bitcoin’s same period chart, about 500% of the blocks in Bitcoin SV are mined by “unknown” compared to Bitcoin. The situation led a Reddit user, who probably didn’t notice that the “unknown” miner doesn’t have to be a single outfit, to ask if an attack “is developing.” Three Pools Control Far More Than Anyone Else in Bitcoin

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Bitcoin Spikes but EOS Skyrockets 25% in 24 Hours; How Far Can It Go?

EOSEOS, the Enterprise Operating System, which was developed by Block One, saw a huge increase, more than double that of Bitcoin by percentage, in the past couple days. The base token had been pushing the $3 mark while Bitcoin bumpered around inside the $3600 range. When the Bitcoin price broke upwards last night, EOS went along with it – importantly, fiat markets didn’t adjust to the increased value of Bitcoin, but instead followed suit. As the one-day chart above shows, EOS is far above the important $3 mark, resting comfortably at $3.50 after over $2 billion in volume. Comparing markets,

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Crypto Market Round-Up: Another Bitcoin Break Near $4000 or Are The Bulls Rushing the Gate?

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencyBitcoin is over $3900 globally, though many exchanges still have it trading closer to $3850. Ethereum’s broken beyond $140, might take $150 before the day is through. Bitcoin Cash is right behind it. It’s green everywhere you look. Even Bitcoin SV is on the rebound, resting at $68 after $155 million in trades. Of the top 100 cryptocurrencies, only 4 were showing a negative 24-hour change. One was Paxos Standard. We should expect a high amount of conversions to be going on with stablecoins today, a lot of turbulence in the market capitalization, as people get their money into various

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5 Reasons Why I Plan to Adopt Bitcoin Cash for Everyday Payments [and You Should Too]

The Bitcoin Cash price has had little negative volatility in recent times, just like Bitcoin itself and Ethereum. In times like these, the question arises: why don’t we just use Bitcoin Cash? Here are five reasons that I’m considering adopting Bitcoin Cash as my cryptocurrency of choice for everyday usage. 1. Low Fees, Empty Blocks The average transaction fee on Bitcoin Cash is less than a penny. Despite having large blocks, most of the blocks are relatively empty by comparison to Bitcoin. If you have a lot of inputs, your transaction fee will be higher, of course. But the cost

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The $232 Million ICO Debacle Continues as Tezos Community Opposes Class Action Lawsuit

Tim Draper-endorsed blockchain Tezos is the subject of a consolidated class action lawsuit brought by unsavory individuals. A group of Tezos community members believes the lawsuit is depressing the Tezos price and that the named lead plaintiff, Arman Anvari, does not adequately represent the Tezos community. Anvari has publicly agreed with this sentiment. Arman Anvari Backs Out As Lead Plaintiff The list of problems with Anvari as the chief plaintiff in any class action suit against Tezos is long. For one thing, he made multiple death threats against Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman. For another, he actively acknowledged in posts revealed

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JP Morgan Launches Fake Cryptocurrency, Coinbase Releases Bitcoin SV Hostages and Coinmama Exposes User Data: This Week in Crypto

This week, JP Morgan Chase launched a blockchain-based IOU system that definitely isn’t a cryptocurrency. Waves Platform and Coinbase both released any Bitcoin SV they were previously holding. Two public pension plans invested in blockchain technology. And let’s not forget, Coinmama, an alternative to Coinbase for easy acquisition of cryptocurrency, suffered a breach. Not much to speak of on the market front, this week. We consistently find the Bitcoin price somewhere between $3500 and $3700, no matter where you look, besides some esoteric perhaps unsavory markets with low volume. In other news, however, it was a rich week. JP Morgan

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Bear Market? Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Averaged $2 Million Invested Per Week in Q4 2018

Grayscale, the creator of GBTC, had an average of $2 million invested every week during the 4th quarter of 2018. About 66% of all investments came from institutions, while 88% of all Grayscale digital investments were in Bitcoin. Just 12% of investments were directed at other digital assets, leading Grayscale to declare the “return of the Bitcoin Maximalist” in their quarterly report. Investments across the board were down in 2018 as the bear market took over. Yet, Grayscale had its best year so far, with over $359 million in investments. The Bitcoin Investment Trust’s GBTC product has been running for

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Analyst Warns S&P 500 Could Struggle to Go Higher After Recovery

Todd Gordon, a long-time stock analyst and the founder of TradingAnalysis.com, is “nervous” about the current state of the S&P 500. The index crashed just before Christmas to below 2350, but has affected a steady recovery in the meantime. By press time it had gained 2% on its numbers 3 months ago. Gordon tells CNBC in a recent interview: The 200-day moving average right here — we have tried it once, twice, three, coming back on a fourth time. This is going to be a deadly battleground. I want to short it but I want to be very diligent and

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Bitcoin Price: All’s [Too] Quiet on the Crypto Front

This level of calm can make anyone nervous. Bitcoin spent the day within a close range, not losing much anywhere. Binance Coin is now over $9, further solidifying its position as a top 10 crypto. NEO gained 2%, pushing it over $8 on the global charts. Litecoin and Ethereum are maintaining their ranges. The expected carnage in Bitcoin SV-land hasn’t taken place. Yet. But there’s been a steady rise in volume, as seen here: As regards Bitcoin SV, many of the people on Coinbase had already waited so long to get their tokens they probably didn’t miss it by the

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You Won’t Believe How Many US Voters Back the ‘Extreme’ 70% Tax Rate in Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

According to data from Navigator Research, a recent poll concluded that almost half of Americans support a 70% marginal tax on income earned above $10 million. Without explanation, 48% of people polled favored the proposition from the Green New Deal. An additional 7% were in favor after learning the meaning of “marginal tax rate.” One of several ideas floated by openly socialist US House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the proposal has been shrugged off by Bill Gates as “extreme.” The legendary technocrat also points out that the system would undoubtedly “start to create tax dodging and disincentives, and an incentive to

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Will Valentine’s Day End in Heartbreak for Bitcoin Bulls?

The cryptocurrency market held above $120 billion heading into Thursday evening, but could Bitcoin be setting up investors for a post-Valentine’s Day heartbreak? Bitcoin and the rest of the top 5 cryptocurrencies had a pretty boring 24-hour period. The notable moves happened at the opposite end of the market cap spectrum, with Steem gaining 3% and NEM, 2%. Of the top 10 non-stablecoins, only Bitcoin Cash saw any positive movement, with a less than 0.2% global gain. As we reported earlier today, Bitcoin SV is now available for withdrawal at Coinbase. In a related note, Waves Platform is making Bitcoin

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Coinbase Stops Holding Bitcoin SV Hostage, Will Traders Dump Craig Wright’s Crypto?

In a note to users today, Coinbase announced that it has finally made Bitcoin SV balances available for withdrawal. Users have been complaining for months about their Bitcoin SV, which peaked shortly after launch at over $200. It has since then been in steady decline, and the announcement by both Coinbase and Waves Platform today that BSV balances will be made available might stimulate a dumping frenzy on the coin. Coinbase Allows Crypto Traders to Claim Bitcoin SV The note reads, in part: “The competing chain, known as Bitcoin SV, resulted in a forked coin now commonly referred to as

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Virginia Police Department Reveals Why its Pension Fund is Betting on Bitcoin

Fairfax County, Virginia has targeted part of its pension fund toward investments in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry, as well as blockchain technology in general. Now, they’re explaining why. Fairfax County Retirement Systems Director Jeff Weiler published a post in response to CCN and other media’s reporting on the county’s decision to invest in Morgan Creek’s latest offering, the Blockchain Opportunities Fund. Oversubscribed from its intended $25 million, the fund invests in blockchain companies. It captured $40 million from two Fairfax County pension plans and other institutions. Less Than 1% Of Two Retirement Funds Allocated to Crypto Ventures First things

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Why JP Morgan’s ‘Bitcoin Killer’ isn’t Even a Real Cryptocurrency

JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States by a long shot, shocked the financial community on Thursday by launching its own blockchain product. For the purpose of this article, JPM Coin will not be referred to as a “cryptocurrency.” JPM CEO Jamie Dimon is a frequent target of derision in the crypto community, owing to his outspoken negativity as regards Bitcoin and the wider crypto markets. Dimon has frequently said that while he’s not a fan of Bitcoin, he believes the blockchain can be a boon to finance. Despite his years-long tirades, JP Morgan has been in

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Crypo Market Defends $120 Billion Mark But Bitcoin Price Takes Losses

Bitcoin and the other top 5 cryptocurrency assets suffered insignificant losses through the 24-hour period, but they were all in the red. Globally speaking, the only top 10 crypto to see a gain during the period was Tether, which indicates a good deal of selling took place. Litecoin continued its trend of daily volume exceeding $1 billion. Bitcoin Drops Below $3,600 on Coinbase Bitcoin lost less than 1% over the 24-hour period in a global manner of speaking. At Coinbase, the usual loss leader and retail trading final boss, the flagship cryptocurrency trades around $3,570 at press time. Overall volume

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This Stock Exploited a NASDAQ Loophole to Gain a Staggering 3,000%(+) in Under 7 Days

Phunware is a company that has largely posted losses. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company lost almost $26 million in 2017 and another $3 million during the first half of 2018. Nonetheless, the last couple of months have seen wild trading for PHUN. PHUN Hits $550 A Share – With Most Outstanding Shares “Restricted” PHUN rose from a long-running average of $10 per share at the end of December to a blip 52-week of $550 by the middle of January. The problem? Only 144,000 shares were actually trading. NASDAQ requires a minimum of 1 million publicly available shares,

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Why This Privacy Watchdog Says the SEC’s Crypto Exchange Crackdown Threatens to Stifle Free Speech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking the SEC to task for potentially repressive policies related to enforcement actions levied against crypto industry firms. Free speech online is the EFF’s wheelhouse, but in a recent blog post, they’ve also addressed other matters in the cryptosphere. The criminalization of “providing an algorithm” is too broad a language for the constitutional watchdogs. EFF: Crypto Exchange Code is Free Speech Taking issue with a specific aspect of the case against EtherDelta co-founder Zachary Coburn, the digital rights organization reminds the SEC that Coburn was within his rights to write and publish an algorithm for

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Exclusive: Voyager’s Game-Changing Bitcoin Trading App Just Went Live in the US

Voyager, the “Name Your Price” tool of crypto trading, launches in US 9 states this morning. Available on the Apple store as we speak, the powerful new brokerage app enables users to leverage the power of algorithmic trading to find the best deal on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a variety of other cryptocurrencies. Users enter their trade conditions, and Voyager does the rest, accessing a growing list of exchanges to find the best liquidity and price. You Name Your Price – Voyager Does the Rest Voyager has a streamlined KYC process. A qualified user can install the app, fill out

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Lyft Founders Conspire to Take Control of $7.5 Billion Uber Competitor

The founders of Lyft, John Zimmer and Logan Green, are working on a plan to retain control of the company after it goes public. They will do this by creating a special class of stock that gives the holders “super voting” rights. The votes will allow the CEO and President to have fiat control. Exact details haven’t yet been made public. Lyft, whose value jumped to $7.5 billion after raising an additional $600 million last June, has raised $4.5 billion since its founding. All that fundraising has left Zimmer and Green with an actual stake of less than 10% in

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Crypto Snoop Chainalysis Raises $30 Million to Spy on Your Bitcoin Transactions

Chainalysis, the company that works to track crypto transactions, has completed their second fundraising round. Led by venture capital firm Accel, a total of $30 million was raised. Chainalysis Doubling Down in London One of the first moves they will make with the cash injection is to double their employees in London. Accel’s London-based Phillippe Botteri gains a board seat at Chainalysis as a result. The city is optimal for its proximity to top universities that increasingly recognize cryptocurrency as a technology poised to reshape the way people exchange value across the world. The office will position us to work

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Bitcoin Price Clings to $3,600 with Iron Fist While Ethereum Races Past Ripple

The 24-hour period of trading hasn’t seen vast activity in the crypto economy. Since the spike at the end of last week, nothing truly significant has taken place on Bitcoin markets. With a high degree of irony, the whole crypto market seems on pause while the SEC “eventually” plans to approve an exchange-traded fund. If the holding pattern continues, Bitcoin will likely once again break one direction or the other in the coming weeks. If it’s for the negative, we can expect lower lows than we’ve had in recent months. The $2,000s aren’t behind us yet. Of the outliers, NEO

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Exclusive: Bitcoin Cash Developer Amaury Sechet Comes Clean on Satoshi Claims

CCN finally caught up with Bitcoin Cash lead developer Amaury Sechet, who recently graced our headlines with a bit of a stunt: claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Amaury Sechet: I Didn’t Create Bitcoin Obviously, this was our first question for him. Sechet says the move was “a demonstration of what other scammers have done.” To clarify, he says that Craig Wright and others have made false claims to the throne of Satoshi Nakamoto. As Gregory Maxwell once explained on StackExchange, it’s sadly easily done: “So, for example, a couple years ago Craig Wright claimed to ‘prove he was Satoshi’ by

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Newsflash: Why This Virginia Police Department’s Pension Just Invested in a $40 Million Crypto Fund

Frequent Bitcoin commentator and t-shirt salesman Anthony Pompliano told Bloomberg this morning that two Fairfax County, Virginia pension funds have gone in on Morgan Creek Digital’s new fund for cryptocurrency companies. The funds represent $1.2 billion in assets for the pensions of police and other public workers in the county. $25 Million Fund Oversubscribed to $40 Million The $40 million fund originally only sought $25 million. A small portion of its investment will be in liquid blue chip cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Investment in cryptocurrency companies will be the majority of the fund’s work, however. Coinbase and Bakkt have

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Could Tesla CEO Elon Musk be Next in Line for Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch?

From Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to crypto billionaires, the Lightning Network torch is still a thing on social media. It most recently found its way into the hands of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. Zhao, like many in the Bitcoin community, would like to see Tesla CEO Elon Musk grab the torch next. Twitter Wants Elon Musk to Join Bitcoin’s Lightning Experiment I am sure you will get it soon enough, let me harass brother @elonmusk a bit more. lol — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) February 11, 2019 Litecoin creator Charlie Lee wanted it for himself, at the suggestion of Lightning Labs co-founder

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Why Snap Stock Soared an Unbelievable 30% in Just 5 Days

Snap stock has jumped 30% over the past week, from under $7 to over $9. Here in cryptoland, everybody’s mind is on big Bitcoin and the other top cryptos. However, if you pulled your money out of something like XRP five days ago and put it into Snapchat, you’d have made a killing. The five-day chart tells the big story. The chart from Monday shows these gains are here to stay. Monday trading opened up with a sell-off. Probably orders that people had wanted to execute at the close on Friday. The overall impact was less than 25 cents. Then

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How This ‘Crypto Wikipedia’ is Using GIS Mapping Data to Verify Crowdsourced Contributions

Everipedia, the crypto community’s answer to Wikipedia (which has all the articles Wikipedia had at the time of the fork in 2017), will be using geospatial blockchain technology provided by XYO to verify the validity of point-of-interest information on the decentralized encyclopedia. The decentralized Wikipedia alternative has an incentive structure using the IQ cryptocurrency, an EOS token. The Wikipedia alternative has the backing of Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger, who joined the project less than 6 months after launch. XYO is a geospatial blockchain company that provides accurate data location. What do the two have in common? Well, they’re working

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