Bitcoin mining hardware and Bitcoin training South Africa

Physical Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store Bitmart Opens in South Africa!

Bitcoin might be magical internet money, but it has a very physical side in the form of the mining equipment needed to maintain the network. And if you’re someone that doesn’t like to leave an online trail or use a credit card for all your purchases, nothing beats a store IRL. That’s why bitcoin hardware stores are popping up all over the world, and now miners in South Africa too can just walk into a shop, pay on the spot and get their rigs to go. Details about this topic visit here.. https://news.bitcoin.com/physical-bitcoin-mining-hardware-store-bitmart-opens-south-africa/
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South Africa's Bitmart Opens Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store

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Physical Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store Bitmart Opens in South Africa! /r/Bitcoin

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Physical Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store Bitmart Opens in South Africa

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Physical Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store Bitmart Opens in South Africa

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Physical Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store Bitmart Opens in South Africa

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04-03 12:33 - 'Paul Le Roux' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/financeoptimum removed from /r/Bitcoin within 191-201min

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Paul Le Roux is a fascinating character, whose story entails drugs, gold, arms dealing, North Koreans, Iranians, elite-level encryption, Somali pirates, women...and more women.
Let's get into it...
Part 1/5 - The Early Years
Paul Le Roux was born on Christmas Eve, 1972, in Bulawayo, the second-largest city in what was then called—by the white minority that governed it, at least— Rhodesia.
In 1980, Robert Mugabe became prime minister of what would now be called Zimbabwe, ending minority white rule in the country.
Four years later, when Le Roux was 12, the family relocated to South Africa.
Not long after the move, in exchange for washing his father’s car, Le Roux was given his first computer. After that, a relation of Le Roux states that he became "completely anti-social.”
When Le Roux was 15 or 16, in the late 1980s, the local police raided the family home and arrested Paul for selling pornography. After that, Le Roux turned even more inward.
Although he was an excellent student, he despised the idea of learning Afrikaans, which was compulsory in South African schools, describing it as "a dead language" that he "didn't want to learn."
At 16, he dropped out of high school and decided to follow his interest in computers, taking a local programming course.
Family lore has it that after he spent one class explaining some technical fact to the teacher, he got a letter saying he no longer needed to attend. He then completed a year’s worth of material in eight weeks!
Accounts of Le Roux do indicate that he was exceptionally gifted, and people who worked with him described him as a genius.
After returning from a family holiday to Disneyland in the US, 17-year-old Le Roux decided to leave South Africa, and departed for the UK eight months later to work as a programmer.
He then moved from the UK to the US, where he lived in Virginia Beach.
After six months in the US, he followed his then-girlfriend Michelle to Australia in 1995. The couple married and Le Roux acquired Australian citizenship.
Le Roux frequented message boards and enjoyed trolling Australians. A typical post read:
"All of Australia could disappear into the Pacific and the only difference it would make to the World is the Americans would have one less pussy country to protect."
His posts caused outrage on the board - someone even changed their handle to fuck @ you.paul
Le Roux would later declare that his correspondents had fallen for his ploy:
"Australians are east to provoke and your postings (including 2 death threats, numerous flames, and one guy who swears he has my address & phone number) have provided me with hours of amusement."
Of course, Le Roux did more than just troll Australian message boards in this period...
Le Roux had started building E4M - Encryption for the Masses - in 1997, releasing it at the end of 1998.
Part 2/5 - The Turning Point
E4M allowed users to encrypt entire hard drives, and to conceal the existence of encrypted files (such that prying eyes wouldn't even know they were there).
According to Le Roux, the software was written from scratch, with thousands of hours going into its development and testing.
As well as this, in the [Politics section of the E4M website]1 , Le Roux published a sort of Manifesto, describing how "governments are increasingly relying on electronic data gathering" and how "Strong Encryption is the mechanism with which to combat these intrusions, preserve your rights, and guarantee your freedoms into the information age and beyond."
In the spirit of the open-source software movement in the late 90s, Le Roux released E4M for free and made the code available for other people to improve.
Therefore, with no income from his two years of labor, he was struggling financially. His marriage fell apart violently and the couple got divorced in 1999.
Le Roux first relocated to Hong Kong, then to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He married a Dutch citizen named Lilian, and they had a child shortly after.
In 2000, in order to monetize E4M, Le Roux launched [SW Professionals]2 in 2000.
Based in South Africa, the company offered offshore programming, including E4M customization.
One of Le Roux's clients was an Italian telecoms engineer called Wilfried Hafner, who had corresponded with Le Roux for several years about E4M.
Hafner had founded a company to create a commercial encryption product that would combine some of the elements of E4M with another piece of software, Scramdisk. The new company would be called SecurStar, and its product would be called DriveCrypt.
Hafner hired Le Roux to build DriveCrypt's underlying engine.
At the time, Le Roux was desperate for money - he drove a beat up car and worked out of a Rotterdam apartment small enough that, on the phone, Hafner could often hear a baby crying in the background.
Hafner on the other hand was living in the South of France, and Le Roux openly coveted the kind of success that he imagined led to such a home. He told Hafner: "I am ambitious, I want to have all this."
However, in the middle of the development work for DriveCrypt, Hafner discovered that Le Roux was still working on E4M and had incorporated some of his work for SecurStar into his personal project. As a result, Hafner terminated Le Roux's contract.
By October 2002, SW Professionals was now defunct and Le Roux was openly soliciting for work on the alt.security.scramdisk forum.
It was around this time that Le Roux received some news that "shattered his whole world."
In 2002, he travelled to Zimbabwe to retrieve a copy of his birth certificate.
On the trip, his aunt and uncle pulled him aside to tell him the truth, and it was then that Le Roux found out he was adopted.
Although many family members had known for years, Le Roux’s parents had elected to keep him in the dark about it.
It was the "unknown" part that hurt him the most.
Shortly after, Le Roux appeared on an another set of message boards - he seemed to be launching some kind of moneymaking scheme that required opening a company based in the U.S.
In 2004, a group of anonymous developers did exactly what Hafner had feared: they released a new and powerful, free file-encryption program, called TrueCrypt, built on the code for E4M.
TrueCrypt combined security and convenience, giving users the ability to strongly encrypt files or entire disk drives while continuing to work with those files as they would a regular file on their computer.
Hafner and his SecurStar colleagues suspected that Le Roux was part of the TrueCrypt collective but couldn't prove it.
As we'll explore in Part 5, TrueCrypt is an interesting part of this story...
Part 3/5 - Money and Power
After Le Roux's departure from the encryption world, at least under his own name, he entered the Internet-pharmacy business.
What Le Roux did next was combine two of America's favourite past times, popping pills and online shopping, and the results were sensational. He turned over around $300MM in 4 years.
In 2007, Le Roux moved his family to Manila, where he would base his operations. He also had call centres in Israel. This was a brilliant move by Le Roux, as the authorities were not looking at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as hot-spots for a large-scale organised crime operation...
Le Roux was moving serious volume during this time - his operation was once one of FedEx's largest customers.
A relative of Le Roux pointed to 2008 or 2009 as the point at which Le Roux snapped.
"I think the money got to him. I personally saw $100 million in his office in Makati. Cash, bud. It was fucking ridiculous. It was in wicker baskets lined up on the side of the wall in his office."
Le Roux's appetite only grew, and not just in the literal sense (he was known as the "Fat Man" in the Philippines): he wanted to be a different kind of businessman, a lord of the real underworld, not just the virtual one.
An Israeli associate of Le Roux tells how "Le Roux wanted to make more money, fast. Le Roux wanted to diversify, to be bigger. The only way to do that was illegal. He was living inside a movie, you could almost say."
As well as this, Le Roux was notorious for his sexual exploits - he once wrote to his cousin, "15-20 a week, sometimes 3 per night."
A former call centre employee tells how Le Roux approached him with an assignment, which at first he thought was collecting women for Le Roux to open a bar. However, that was not the reason, as Le Roux explained:
"I'm going to impregnate them, and build an army of kids."
Le Roux asked him to make a spreadsheet to track the women: their names, dress size, age, medical checkups. The operation was given top priority by Le Roux, who even sent his emissary to China to try to find women there.
It is rumoured that Le Roux has at least 11 children to 7 different women!
Le Roux's businesses expanded into logging, precious metals mining, gold smuggling, land deals, cocaine shipping, and arms dealing. These activities were spread across dozens of shell companies registered all over the world.
Of course, he needed to launder the money. Le Roux used paid muscle in Hong Kong to swap cash for gold bars, and then proceeded to stash the gold in warehouses in Hong Kong (this totalled around $50MM).
Speaking of paid muscle, Le Roux had plenty: ex-soldiers and mercenaries made sure any problems were dealt with force if necessary.
Le Roux was closest to ex-British soldier Dave Smith, who would act as the leader of the mercenaries and allow Le Roux to insulate himself and not have to deal with people. In fact, Le Roux once told Smith "I live vicariously through you."
However, things took a turn for the worse, at least from Dave Smith's perspective, as Smith stole $5MM worth of Gold from Le Roux.
Le Roux was furious. He then summoned Smith to his place in the country, and asked him to dig a hole as they needed to stash some gold. However, when he arrived, he was greeted by a South African hit-man. After the hit-man had finished shooting Smith, Le Roux then grabbed the gun and fired into Smith's corpse.
Le Roux then set about building an arms base in Somalia.
To achieve this, Le Roux called upon an ex-soldier from Europe, code-named 'Jack' to work for him on the ground in Somalia.
At sea, Jack had to bribe Somali pirates.
It was actually this activity in Somalia that landed Le Roux on the radar of the DEA, as he popped up in a UN Report on security in Somalia.
The DEA were now on his tail. Of course, his encryption skills came in handy - Le Roux's thick layers of encryption meant that the DEA needed someone on the inside...
Part 4/5 - "Well played gentlemen, well played"
Le Roux was getting more and more paranoid about people in his organisation stealing from him. Without justification, he suspected that his self proclaimed 'Golden Boy' Jack was stealing from him - so he ordered a hit on Jack.
This was a huge mistake on Le Roux's part, as Jack then called a CIA hotline and went on the run. It was 18 months later that a DEA investigating Le Roux found Jack's message to the CIA. The DEA agent then called Jack. Scared for his life, Jack agreed to turn informant.
In the meantime, Le Roux then had a change of heart and apologised to Jack for ordering the hit on him. The DEA then asked Le Roux to go back to work for Le Roux - they now had someone on the inside.
To tempt Le Roux, the DEA devised a sting operation. They knew that Le Roux wanted novelty and excitement. So they fabricated the scenario that Jack had made contact with a high profile Colombian trafficker, and the Colombians wanted to bypass the Mexicans for their meth supply in the US.
Le Roux was hooked. However, the DEA needed to lure Le Roux out of Manila, as his network of corrupt officials would ensure he will never be arrested.
Jack needed to get Le Roux to Liberia (where the DEA had a trusted ally in Fombah Sirleaf, Head of Liberia's National Security Agency).
Jack achieved this by saying that they needed to meet a cartel representative to finalise the deal.
It worked, and Le Roux was arrested. Initially, Le Roux went into passive resistance - he was a big unit (hence the nickname "Fat Man") - and it took around 10 agents to get him on the plane to fly back to the US.
Well he settled on the plane, the first thing Le Roux said to the DEA agents was: "Well played gentlemen, well played."
He then said: "If you're looking at me, then clearly you're looking at bigger things..."
The DEA agents were intrigued: "No Paul, you're the prize - what could possibly be bigger than you?"
Le Roux responded: "Nation states gentlemen, nation states."
He then started to spew out extremely valuable information on North Korea and Iran.
Of course, this wasn't the only leverage Le Roux had...
The enforcers who were once on Le Roux's payroll needed to be held accountable for their numerous murders, and the DEA were desperate to get them behind bars. Le Roux was key in their eventual capture. But that's not all: a crucial piece to this story is Part 5...
Part 5/5 - TrueCrypt
As we discussed previously, Le Roux was rumoured to be a member of the TrueCrypt collective.
In November 2012, a man with the online handle Cincinnatus decided to throw a party in Hawaii. The idea arose out of an email exchange with Runa Sandvik, a developer and expert on the online software Tor, which allows its users to mask the physical location of their computers on the Internet.
After she gave a Tor tutorial on Reddit, Cincinnatus sent Sandvik an encrypted message. Cincinnatus told Sandvik that he lived in Hawaii. Sandvik mentioned that she would be there on vacation the following month and could give a talk on Tor.
Cincinnatus suggested they host a “cryptoparty,” a phenomenon that had arisen around that time among technology- and privacy-conscious activists. The date was set for December 11.
Unbeknownst to Sandvik, her fellow party planner was hatching a much more elaborate education scheme. Four days after he contacted Sandvik, Cincinnatus sent an email to the journalist Glenn Greenwald. “The security of people’s communications is very important to me,” he wrote. In a series of emails, he suggested that Greenwald set up an encrypted means by which sources could contact him.
Cincinnatus organized the cryptoparty at a hacker space called HiCapacity, located in the back of a furniture store in Honolulu.
When Sandvik arrived around 6 p.m., Cincinnatus introduced himself as Ed and told her that he worked at the computer-hardware company Dell.
Ed kicked off the evening by welcoming the attendees, then invited Sandvik to give her presentation on Tor. When she was finished, Ed pulled out his laptop, plugged it into the projector, and began his own instructional talk about TrueCrypt. In Ed’s presentation, Sandvik later wrote, he “pointed out that while the only known name associated with TrueCrypt is someone in the Czech Republic, TrueCrypt is one of the best open-source solutions available.”
Six months later, in June 2013, Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras published the first of a series of articles that grew out of their contact with Cincinnatus.
In time they revealed that his full name was Edward Snowden, that he had worked in various capacities at the National Security Agency, and that he had downloaded and handed over a trove of documents from the NSA in an effort to blow the whistle on what he believed were egregious privacy encroachments by the U.S. government.
Among them was a document revealing that TrueCrypt was one of a small number of encryption programs that had withstood the NSA’s efforts to crack it.
What Snowden and the rest of the world wouldn’t know for another two years was that Paul Le Roux, the man whose code formed the foundation of True Crypt, was at that very moment in the custody of the U.S. government. Le Roux was in a bind, facing the full force of a U.S. federal prosecution for any number of his extraordinary array of crimes. The only way out was to spill his secrets...
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r/Bitcoin recap - October 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 34th monthly Bitcoin news recap. (a bit late this time, sorry)
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in October 2019
Adoption
Development
Security
Mining * Block 600k has been mined and with it the 18 millionth bitcoin (19 Oct)
Business
Education
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Price & Trading
Fun & Other
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Why BAT is THE crypto project to own

Basic Attention Token is much stronger what a cryptocurrency project should be. The token is going to be distributed in many more hands than projects like bitcoin ever will.
Bitcoin is very unobtainable for the average person. In order to mine Bitcoin at a profit you need to make a sizable investment in equipment and even then profit isn't aways guaranteed because of the cost of electricity. For BAT you don't need to invest addition funds in hardware in order to earn a slice of the pie, you do it by agreeing to have a few small notifications pop up from time to time.
If I could go back in time one of the things I would make sure I did would be to use bitcoin faucets as often as I could. I can't believe some of the people who are complaining about how little BAT they have received. The supply may seem large at first, but I've heard of multiple people in this sub that have earned well over 100 BAT. Breaking up the supply only 15 million people can hold that much.
That number of users will be hit much sooner than you think. Brave already has over 25 million downloads on Android alone. If everyone of those users used Brave regularly and the entire supply was distributed evenly to them it would work out to about 60 BAT a piece. That's assuming no grow on the market, just current downloads for one type of phone. No desktop or iOS. Not counting smart TV's or any other content that will be a part of the BAT ecosystem for years to come.
BAT ads value for everyside of the equation, content creators, users and advertisers, everyone gets a more enjoyable experience than the do right now.
The user gets an enjoyable browsing experience without blacklisted content or popup ads. Ads that are more like a faucet that gives you free money. This money will be extremely useful overtime, it is already an apple approved currency. As the supply gets more scarce the amount people you earn during the early stages seem like a huge amount down the line. Some have earned over 100 so far. Now that support is being added to Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Phillippines, Poland, Sweden, Singapore, Venezuela and south Africa I cant imagine people will be able to earn that much per person for very long. User count will really mushroom when plugins are made for other browsers.
The content creator benefits in many ways.
People will hold money they had no actual fiat expense to obtain. The money people receive this way psychologically has a much different effect than money they had to take out of their own pocket. People will gladly treat themselfs to small purchases. If I have a free version of the app and I have the option to upgrade for the ad free version for 3 BAT, I would be much more likely to do that rather than pay with it with money out of my own pocket.
Advertising click through rates are drastically higher via Brave than traditionally online advertising. People are going to be able to have immersive ads in a way that has never been done. Put someone in the immersive experience of honking a car horn and opening a trunk. That's going to be much more of an immersive experience rather than than a 20 second commercial before a video.
Eich is the name in crypto I trust more than any other, for many reasons. More people have heard about firefox and javascript than have heard of bitcoin. I think he has a wonderful leadership ability and I'm confident in the leadership of the BAT Team.
Eich never wanted to corner the browser market, he wants to create a complete shift in the way advertising is done in a way that benefits users and content creators more than the way their deal is currently laid out. BAT is much bigger than just the Brave Browser.
I'm amazed the big advertising companies haven't tried slipping hemlock into Eich's coffee.
So far I have donated all of the BAT I have received from advertising to fellow redditors. The BAT ecosystem is perfectly designed to work with reddit and reward people who entertained you or gave you really solid advice. It is the perfect way of saying thank you to people on here in a way that genuinely adds value to their lives, while not costing me a dime of my own personal finances.
If someone majorly helps me out, I have no problem giving them a reward. I used to come on here all the time and look for car maintenance advice, if someone saves me a trip to your mechanic, I'll throw you $5 for a sandwich. Someone on keto comes up with a recipe that I really like, I would give a nice tip for that. Someone gave me amazing fantasy football advice and I won a good amount of money as a result of that. It doesn't need to be exotic to be able to add a good amount of value to your life. Someone could tell you something as simple as an /LifeProTips approach that really helped you out. Subs could hold prizes with payouts for like photoshopbattles.
There is so much good advice on this site at times that I think the BAT ecosystem could help some of these subs really thrive. There are a million examples here of people giving helpful advice, and they should be able to be lightly compensated for the tremendous amount of value they add to someones life. Even if it may only be a simple step, it may have been one that you only learn after a tremendous amount of experience.
We find that common sense isn't always as common as we we would like to imagine. Knowing something as simple as Control+Shift+T reopens closed tabs could literally be life changing to someone.
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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191030 (Market index 53 — Neutral state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191030 (Market index 53 — Neutral state)

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Stellar Ends Inflation Of XLM With Latest Protocol Upgrade Stellar has successfully completed its scheduled Protocol 12 upgrade, effectively disabling inflation for the network’s cross-border payments-focused crypto, Stellar Lumens (XLM).
China To Certify 11 Fintech Products Used In Blockchain And Online Payment Services China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has said that it will certify 11 different types of financial technology (Fintech) hardware and software that are regularly being used for online payment and blockchain-related services with its new verification system, the Certification of Fintech Products. The PBoC introduced the initial list of Fintech products that may be used during front-end and bank-end application development for online payment platforms.
Global Digital Finance Center officially established in Hangzhou on October 29 With the approval of the People’s Bank of China, the global digital financial center jointly supported by the China Mutual Gold Association and the World Bank was formally established in Hangzhou on October 29. It is understood that the Global Digital Finance Center will work to promote the international consensus on digital finance development, promote the dissemination of good practices, standards and experience in digital finance, provide technical assistance support for the development of digital finance in developing countries and emerging markets, and promote digital finance. We will safely benefit the people of all countries in the world and build a platform for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the digital finance field that is open, inclusive and diverse for all countries in the world.
BiShiJie Research Released Report On Decentralized Finance 2019 BiShiJie Research today on Oct 30 released a report on decentralized finance (DeFi) 2019 in partnership with DApp Total at the #Global Blockchain DeFi Summit# held by BiShiJie and CoinNess. Per the report, the value of the overall locked DeFi assets has surpassed $1 billion this year. As of the end of Q3, DeFi DApps had become the most active products on the Ethereum blockchain, with more than 132,000 users. Noticeably, 58% of Ethereum’s on-chain trading volume, around $466 million, came from DeFi DApps.

Bitcoin price is currently correcting lower and is trading below $9,500 against the US Dollar. The price is likely to decline further towards $8,700 before it could rise again. Yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line is intact with resistance near $9,460 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price must surpass the $9,460 and $9,500 resistance levels to start a fresh increase.
Bitcoin price is facing a few key hurdles near $9,500 against the US Dollar. Therefore, BTC could dip a few points before a fresh increase in the near term.
Review previous articles: https://medium.com/@to.liuwen

Encrypted project calendar(October 30, 2019)

MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on October 30th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the topic “How to store data on IOTA Tangle.” TRON (TRX): 30 October 2019 SFBW19 Afterparty “TRON Official SFBW19 Afterparty from 7–10:30 PM in San Francisco.” Horizen (ZEN): 30 October 2019 Horizen Quarterly Update Join our first Quarterly Update on October the 30th at 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EST. Deeper look into Engineering, BD, Marketing, and more. Aeternity (AE): 30 October 2019 Hardfork “The third hardfork of the æternity Mainnet is scheduled for October 30, 2019.” Valor Token (VALOR): 30 October 2019 Transaction Fees Resume “It’s September and the SMART VALOR Platform is still waiving transaction fees for all members, until October 30th!” Aragon (ANT): 30 October 2019 Singapore Meetup “Aragon on DAOs and DeFi” from 6:30–8:30 PM. Kambria (KAT): 30 October 2019 Outliers Hashed Awards Outliers Hashed awards from October 30–31. Ethereum Classic (ETC): 30 October 2019 Cohort Demo Day “ETC Labs hosts it’s 2nd Cohort Demo Day. Learn about the companies and project being accelerated through the Ethereum Classic ecosystem.”

Encrypted project calendar(October 31, 2019)

Spendcoin (SPND): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Cross Ledger Mainnet “Cross Ledger Mainnet Release and SPND Token Swap,” during October 2019. Spendcoin (SPND): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blkchn University Beta “Blockchain University Beta goes live,” during October 2019. Stellar (XLM): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Minor Release “We will have 6 Minor Releases in 2019; one each in February, March, May, June, August, and October.” Bitcoin SV (BSV): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) BSV Conference Seoul No additional information. Seele (SEELE): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Public Network Mainne launch has been moved to Oct 31 . Howdoo (UDOO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Howdoo Live on Huawei Howdoo begins its exciting partnership with Huawei with listing as a featured app starting in October. Chiliz (CHZ): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) App Soft Launch Soft launch of Socios App by end of October. Dent (DENT): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Loyalty Program “Afterburner loyalty program launch for all 21,6 Million mobile #DENT users will be in October!” IceChain (ICHX): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Wallet Release IceChain releases wallet during October. Chiliz (CHZ): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Partnerships New sports and new teams joining Socios (+more updates and events) will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Horizen (ZEN): 31 October 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. PCHAIN (PI): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Website No additional information. IOST (IOST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Game on IOST “Eternal Fafnir, a new role-playing game developed by INFUN is coming to you in Oct.” Achain (ACT): 31 October 2019 Mainnet 2.0 Launch “… The main network is officially scheduled to launch on October 31.” Mithril (MITH):31 October 2019 Burn “MITH burn will take place on 2019/10/31 2pm UTC+8. “ Aergo (AERGO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Aergo Lite V1.0 Release AergoLite, which brings blockchain compatibility to billions of devices using SQLite, released during October 2019. TE-FOOD (TFD): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Complementary Product “Development of a new, complementary product with a new partner, which we hope to be launched in September-October.” Edge (DADI): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Full Open Source Code base for the network fully open-sourced in September or October. BlockStamp (BST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing. Perlin (PERL): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) SSA Partnership “Perlin has partnered with the Singapore Shipping Association to create the International E-Registry of Ships (IERS)” Skrumble Network (SKM): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Exchange Release “3rd dApp: Exchange Release,” during October 2019. EDC Blockchain (EDC): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blockchain Marketplace “As you already know, our ECRO blockchain marketplace is ready for release, and will open to the global community in October!” BlockStamp (BST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing. XinFin Network (XDCE): 31 October 2019 Homebloc Webinar “XinFin — Homebloc Webinar 2019” from 9–10 PM. Akropolis (AKRO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Alpha Release “Delivers the initial mainnet implementation of protocol. All building blocks will be united to one product.” Hyperion (HYN): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Economic Model The final version of the HYN Economic Model launches in October.

Encrypted project calendar(November 1, 2019)

INS/Insolar: The Insolar (INS) Insolar wallet and the redesigned Insolar Block Explorer will be operational on November 1, 2019. VeChain (VET):”01 November 2019 BUIDLer Reunion Party BUIDLer Reunion Party in San Francisco from 8–11 PM. uPlexa (UPX): 01 November 2019 Steadfast Storm — PoS/PoW split (Utility nodes ie. master nodes) — Upcoming Anonymity Network much like TOR — Privacy-based DApps — Reduced network fees. Enjin Coin (ENJ): 01 November 2019 MFT Binding “ICYMI: On Enjin Coin’s 2nd anniversary (November 1), Enjin MFTs will be bound to hodlers’ blockchain addresses…” Auxilium (AUX):01 November 2019 AUX Interest Distribution Monthly interest distribution by Auxilium Interest Distribution Platform for coinholders. Also supports charity. Havy (HAVY):01 November 2019 Token Buyback “Havy tokens buyback, Only in 1 exchange between Idex, Mercatox & Hotbit. The exchange depends on the most lower sell wall.” Egretia (EGT): 01 November 2019 Global DApp Contest SF 2019 Egretia Global DApp Contest in San Francisco. EthereumX (ETX): 01 November 2019 Snapshot for ETX Holders “Next snapshot of ETX balances will be taken on 1st November 2019.” Veros (VRS): 01 November 2019 Transcoin Partnership “On November 1, Transcoin instant swap tool will be integrated into @VEROSFP platform.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 2, 2019)

Kambria (KAT): 02 November 2019 VietAI Summit 2019 Kambria joins forces with VietAI for the annual VietAI Summit, with top experts from Google Brain, NVIDIA, Kambria, VietAI, and more!

Encrypted project calendar(November 4, 2019)

Stellar (XLM): 04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City. Cappasity (CAPP): 04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7.

Encrypted project calendar(November 5, 2019)

Nexus (NXS): 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.” NEM (XEM): 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019. TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!” aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks.

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th. KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC).

Encrypted project calendar(November 7, 2019)

XRP (XRP): 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore. BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th. IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland. HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.

Encrypted project calendar(November 11, 2019)

PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference. Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore. GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 12, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13th Binance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.” Aion (AION) and 17 others: 12 November 2019 The Capital The Capital conference from November 12–13 in Singapore.

Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.” Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov. Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th. Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15. Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFI Horizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th” Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019. Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.” OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…” Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.” Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.” IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech. OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

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A Look at DCG & Bitfury's Incestuous Ties With the U.S. Government

Peter Todd Tweet in 2014: https://archive.is/vKZ9C
[email protected] I gotta say, looks really bad legally how Austin Hill's been negotiating deals w/ pools/etc. to get control of hashing power.
Board of Digital Currency Group
Glenn Hutchins
Advisory Board
Larry Summers
DCG of course is an investor in both Blockstream and BTCC.
DCG's money comes from:
DCG also owns Coindesk.
BTCC and Bitfury are the only two large mining pools who are outspoken in their support of Bitcoin Core.
The Bitfury Group Leadership to Present at Clinton Global Initiative (https://archive.is/MWKee)
Full Video (Begins at 32:00)
“The Bitfury Group is proud to be the world’s leading full service Blockchain technology company, we are deeply honored to represent this innovation to an audience of extremely dedicated game-changers, and we look forward to highlighting our company’s groundbreaking ‘Blockchain for global good’ work at such an important event, said Smith. “From the White House to the Blockchain, I know this technology has the power to deliver inclusion and opportunity to millions, if not billions, of people around the world and I am so grateful to work for a company focused on such a principled vision.”
Bitfury Lightning Implementation
  • In partnership with a French firm called ACINQ (http://acinq.co)
  • ACINQ is a subsidiary of the larger ACINQ Financial Services
  • CoinTelegraph: Bitfury Lightning Network Successfully Tested With French Bitcoin Company
  • TEAM: https://archive.is/Q5CNU
  • ACINQ’s US Headquarters is in Vienna, Virginia, a small town of only 16,000. Why would a global financial firm choose to locate here? -- Feeder community into Washington, D.C. Has an orange line metro stop. -- Located in Fairfax County, VA. -- The US Federal Government is the #2 largest employer -- Booz Allen Hamilton (NSA front company) is #6 largest employer -- In fact, most of the top employers in Fairfax County are either US Federal Gov’t or companies that provide services to Federal Government -- The county is home to the headquarters of intelligence agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and National Reconnaissance Office, as well as the National Counterterrorism Center and Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Chairman: Avinash Vashistha
CEO: Chaman Baid
CSO: Nandan Setlur
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/nandansetlur https://archive.is/wp3L0
  • From 1986-1993 he worked for Information Management Consultants (imc) Ltd as a Technical Consultant with various federal government agencies. McLean, Virginia
  • 1993-2000 Technical Consultant for Freddie Mac, in McLean Virginia
  • From 2000-2007, President of InterPro Global in Maryland
  • From 2011-2012, Director of VibbleTV in Columbia, Maryland
  • From 2008-Present has been Executive Director at ACINQ and Managing Partner at Vine Management, both in Vienna, Virginia.
BitFury Enhances Its Advisory Board by Adding Former CFTC Chairman Dr. James Newsome and Renowned Global Thought Leader and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy Hernando de Soto (Businesswire)
Bitfury Board of Directors
Robert R Dykes
The other board members include two Bitfury founders, and an investor.
Bitfury Advisory Board
James Newsome
  • Ex-chairman of CFTC
  • Dr. Newsome was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to be at first a Commissioner and later a Chairman of CFTC. As Chairman, Newsome guided the regulation of the nation’s futures markets. Additionally, Newsome led the CFTC’s regulatory implementation of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA). He also served as one of four members of the President’s Working Group for Financial Markets, along with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve and the SEC. In 2004, Newsome assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) where he managed daily operations of the largest physical derivatives exchange in the world. Dr. Newsome is presently a founding partner of Delta Strategy Group, a full-service government affairs firm based in Washington, DC.
Hernando de Soto
  • Hernando de Soto heads the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, named by The Economist one of the two most important think tanks in the world. In the last 30 years, he and his colleagues at the ILD have been involved in designing and implementing legal reform programs to empower the poor in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and former Soviet nations by granting them access to the same property and business rights that the majority of people in developed countries have through the institutions and tools needed to exercise those rights and freedoms. Mr. de Soto also co-chaired with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, and currently serves as honorary co-chair on various boards and organizations, including the World Justice Project. He is the author of “The Other Path: the Economic Answer to Terrorism”, and his seminal work “The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.”
  • Frequent attendee at Davos World Economic Forum
  • Frequent Speaker @ Clinton Global Initiative http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ytfrs https://archive.is/MWKee
  • Criticisms: -- In his 'Planet of Slums'[104] Mike Davis argues that de Soto, who Davis calls 'the global guru of neo-liberal populism', is essentially promoting what the statist left in South America and India has always promoted—individual land titling. Davis argues that titling is the incorporation into the formal economy of cities, which benefits more wealthy squatters but is disastrous for poorer squatters, and especially tenants who simply cannot afford incorporation into the fully commodified formal economy. -- An article by Madeleine Bunting for The Guardian (UK) claimed that de Soto's suggestions would in some circumstances cause more harm than benefit, and referred to The Mystery of Capital as "an elaborate smokescreen" used to obscure the issue of the power of the globalized elite. She cited de Soto's employment history as evidence of his bias in favor of the powerful. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2000/sep/11/imf.comment http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/hey_wait_a_minute/2005/01/the_de_soto_delusion.html
Tomicah Tilleman
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomicah_Tillemann
  • Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is Director of the Bretton Woods II initiative. The initiative brings together a variety of long-term investors, with the goal of committing 1% of their assets to social impact investment and using investments as leverage to encourage global good governance. Tillemann served at the U.S. State Department in 2010 as the Senior Advisor on Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to Secretary Hillary Clinton and Secretary John Kerry. Tillemann came to the State Department as a speechwriter to Secretary Clinton in March 2009. Earlier, he worked for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he was the principal policy advisor on Europe and Eurasia to Committee Chairmen, Senators Joe Biden and John Kerry. He also facilitated the work of the Senate's Subcommittee on European Affairs, then chaired by Senator Barack Obama. Tillemann received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University. He holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) where he also served as a graduate level instructor in American foreign policy. http://live.worldbank.org/node/8468 https://archive.is/raDHA
  • Secretary Clinton appointed Tomicah Tillemann, Ph.D. as the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies in October 2010. He continues his service under Secretary Kerry.
  • Mr. Tillemann and his team operate like venture capitalists, identifying ideas that can strengthen new democracies and civil society, and then bring together the talent, technology and resources needed to translate promising concepts into successful diplomacy. He and his team have developed over 20 major initiatives on behalf of the President and Secretary of State.
  • Mr. Tillemann came to the State Department as a speechwriter to Secretary Clinton in March 2009 and collaborated with her on over 200 speeches. Earlier, he worked for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he was the principal policy advisor on Europe and Eurasia to Committee Chairmen, Senators Joe Biden and John Kerry. He also facilitated the work of the Senate's Subcommittee on European Affairs, then chaired by Senator Barack Obama. Mr. Tillemann’s other professional experience includes work with the White House Office of Media Affairs and five U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns. He was a reporter with Reuters New Media and hosted a commercial radio program in Denver, Colorado. http://m.state.gov/md160354.htm https://www.newamerica.org/our-people/tomicah-tillemann/ https://archive.is/u2yF0
  • Director of “Bretton Woods II” initiative at New America Foundation Bretton Woods was an international summit that led to the creation of the IMF and the IBRD, one of five members of The World Bank
Jamie Smith
Jason Weinstein
Paul Brody (no longer appears on site, and his LinkedIn has no mention of Bitfury, but he is mentioned in a Press Release
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/pbrody
  • Ernst & Young since 2015 as “Americas Strategy Leader”, “Global Innovation Leader”, and “Solution Leader”
  • Prior to E&Y, he was an executive at IBM since 2002
New America Foundation
Muskoka Group
[note: this is worthy of much more research]
  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-29/blockchain-s-backers-embark-on-campaign-to-improve-its-image
  • Don Tapscott, co-author of the book “Blockchain Revolution,” hosted the meeting with his son and co-author Alex Tapscott at his family’s summer compound in Lake of Bays, Ontario. The group included some of blockchain’s biggest backers, including people with ties to IBM and JPMorgan. They considered ways to improve the governance and oversight of the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin as a way to fuel the industry’s growth. They included Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation; Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project, a blockchain supporter group that includes International Business Machines Corp., Airbus Group SE and JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Ana Lopes, board member of the World Wide Web Foundation. Participants with blockchain industry ties include former deputy White House press secretary Jamie Smith, now chief global communications officer of BitFury Group Ltd., and Joseph Lubin, founder of startup Consensus Systems.
Blockchain Delegation Attends Democratic National Convention https://archive.is/k16Nu
Attendees:
Jamie Smith — The Bitfury Group & Blockchain Trust Accelerator Tomicah Tillemann— New America Foundation & Blockchain Trust Accelerator Alex Tapscott— co-author: Blockchain Revolution Brian Forde — MIT, Digital Currency Initiative
Brian Forde
  • Was the founding director of the MIT Digital Currency Initiative -Left his 4 year post as White House Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation to go directly to the MIT DCI
  • Brian Forde has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy. He is currently the Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab where he leads efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research, and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology. Most recently he was the Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Brian founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps. In recognition of his work, Brian was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the ten most influential people in bitcoin and blockchain. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianforde https://archive.is/WjEGU
Alex Tapscott
World Economic Forum
  • Strategic Partners: https://www.weforum.org/about/strategic-partners
  • Includes Accenture (See Avinash Vashistha), Allianz, Deloitte (Scaling Bitcoin platinum sponsor, Blockstream Partner), Citigroup, Bain & Company (parent of Bain Capital, DCG investor), Dalian Wanda Group (working on blockchain technology), Ernst & Young (see Paul Brody), HSBC (Li-Ka Shing, Blockstream investor, used to be Deputy Chairman of HSBC), IBM, KPMG International, Mastercard (DCG Investor), PwC (Blockstream partner, also sponsor of Scaling Bitcoin)
  • Future of Financial Services Report [PDF] The word “blockchain” is mentioned once in this document, on page 23 (http://i.imgur.com/1SxyneJ.png): We have identified three major challenge areas related to innovation in financial services that will require multi-stakeholder collaboration to be addressed effectively. We are launching a project stream related to each area, with the goal of enabling tangible impact.... Decentralised systems, such as the blockchain protocol, threaten to disintermediate almost every process in financial services
  • The Steering Group who authored the report is a who’s who of the global financial elite. (Pages 4 & 5) http://i.imgur.com/fmYc1bO.png http://i.imgur.com/331FaX6.png
Bitfury Washington DC Office
Washington DC Office 600 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20003
http://bitfury.com/contacts https://archive.is/ugvII
Bitfury Chosen for Ernst & Young Blockchain Startup Challenge
Deloitte Unveils Plan to Build Blockchain-Based Digital Bank http://www.consultancy.uk/news/12237/deloitte-unveils-plan-to-build-blockchain-based-digital-bank https://archive.is/UJ8Q5
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How To Keep Your PC Safe From The Bitcoin Mining Frenzy?

How To Keep Your PC Safe From The Bitcoin Mining Frenzy?

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Whether it be the California Gold Rush, the deep 250-mile run of gold discovered in South Africa or the Great Australian Gold Rush, few events have driven so many fortune-seeking prospectors throughout history to mine for riches more than the allure of gold. You may have missed some of the most famous gold rushes in history but the past year has shown the world a new type of gold rush, defined by the digital world we live in today. It is not gold that is magnetizing so many people to become miners, but cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The tools required for this modern day mining rush is not a shovel and gold pan however. The tools of the trade time include a rack of servers, or if you don’t have the money to invest in pricey infrastructure, a few lines of malicious code will do the trick as well.

The Cryptocurrency Craze

Cryptocurrency is all the rage today as people lay down money in crypto exchanges to secure a wallet to purchase bitcoins and other high valued cryptocurrencies. With such huge speculative fluctuations in pricing for these digital coins, the less risker way to play this new craze is in mining. Miners use computer-processing power to create the digital currency. Mining today requires far more robust systems than were required a couple of years ago due to the surge in popularity of these currencies. In exchange for creating and managing the ledgers, miners get a share of the cryptocurrencies they mine.
While a gold rush type of mania attracts many enterprising and fortune-seeking individuals, it also attracts sinister individuals as well who look to use more dubious means to obtain their fortunes. The hash rate requirements for crypto mining requires a great deal of processing power and electricity to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. This of course requires significant CAPEX to fund the necessary high-end processors and infrastructure. As a result, some unscrupulous individuals have found ways to use the CPU power of unsuspecting users. While a single client device has nowhere near the capacity to mine cryptocurrency by itself, the collective effort of millions of devices can. Hackers who control these zombie armies of miners are ringing in the profits.
One sinister method of acquiring miners involves cryptocurrency mining malware. Once a device is infected with this malicious code, it begins using the CPU and memory resources of its hardware host to help collectively mine a designated cryptocurrency. This type of malware first appeared years ago when bitcoin came into fruition, but phased out once the hash requirements exceeded the capabilities of consumer-based CPUs. Thanks to the proliferation of an ever-growing number of cyber currencies, this menace is exponentially growing once again along with the value of the involved digital coins. In addition, many criminals involved in ransomware last year are now transitioning to crypto-mining malware as the money is more predictable and steady.

Types of Crypto-Mining Threats

An IBM security team reports that cryptocurrency mining attacks have increased by over 600% this year while Kaspersky Lab reports to have found the mining menace on 1.6 million client computers. One example of malware is Adylkuzz, which has been one of the biggest menaces of 2017. It actually infects PCs in the same manner as the WannaCry virus, using an exploit found in the Server Message Block protocol. Unlike WannaCry however, it does not require any manual interaction to infect the system.
While some crypto-mining attacks are delivered through traditional means such as email embedded links and attachments, other strains are deployed through the means of cryptojacking. Many of these menaces are planted on popular websites by hackers in order to infect unsuspecting visitors. Just last month, hackers managed to run ads on YouTube that consumed the CPU power and electricity of visitors. However, some website companies are knowingly participating in cryptojacking as a revenue source for their websites. With the growing popularity of popup ad blockers, ad revenues are shrinking and some companies are turning to cryptojacking as a more dependable revenue source.
  • #1 Coinhive – Coinhive is one of the original crypto-mining forms of malware to appear and is designed to perform online mining of Monero cryptocurrency when a user visits a web page without the user’s approval. The malware implants JavaScript code to manage the infected device’s computational resources to min the coins.
  • #3 Cryptoloot- Crypto-Miner is a competitor of Coinhive and is attempting to overtake it through lower commission rates. Like Coinhive it also consumers the CPU of infected devices.
Coinhive alone has infected some 500 million computers. It is estimated that 55% of businesses worldwide are affected by the attacks. Just last month, users began complaining cryptocurrency mining code in the ads that have been displayed to them by YouTube.

How to Detect and Stop Crypto-Mining Malware

Crypto-mining malware dramatically affects the performance of your machines and in some documented cases have damaged the infected device. Symptoms of an infection include:
  • Over usage of your CPU
  • Overheating
  • Measurable levels of slowdown and sluggishness
The best way to determine if a Windows device is infected is to analyze your CPU and memory resource performance levels in Task Manager. Any sustained CPU level above 70% would strongly indicate an infection. If your device is infected, you will need the aid of an up-to-date antivirus application. Privacy is also always an issue you want to take care of and knowing the 2018 cyber security trends and predictions should be of interest.
There are some basic measures to keep your computer safe from crypto-mining related threats.
First off, protect your web browser:
  • Enable popup blockers in your browser and consider a pop-ad blocker extension
  • Disable JavaScript in the Edge or Internet Explorer Browser
  • Firefox users can use JavaScript-blocking extensions such as NoScript
  • Chrome users can use the minerBlock Chrome extension
One of the best things you can do to combat all threats including crypto mining is to keep your devices up to day with regular patching. You should also avoid freeware websites that can automatically download unwanted applications. Some type of endpoint security protection is also imperative. As long as crypto-currencies continue to offer big returns, these types of threats will continue advance and proliferate.
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Cryptocurrency Weekly Recap

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Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Many people have fallen prey to bitcoin scammers online. Once you invest in bitcoin, move it right away to your wallet. It’s recommended that you use a hardware wallet to do so. That is another good reason you need to buy the best Bitcoin Mining Equipment. For more information Click HERE
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The 21st Money CryptoMiner

The CryptoMiner
For the Week ending 9/14/2018
Crypto Mining Weekly is dedicated to bringing you the latest developments in Crypto mining technology. Information that will guide you to the most effective methods and tools available to maximize the output of your crypto mining configuration and investment.
What's Hot and What's Not
The days are drawing near. The reward for mining Bitcoin will be cut in half in about 615 days. The Bitcoin reward for solving the hashing algorithm and adding a new block of data to its blockchain is now 12.5 Bitcoins. The countdown is on, and a new player has shown up at the poker table, claiming he now has the, pound for pound, fastest Bitcoin miner. This new player has bought into the high stakes table, taken his seat, and may be holding an ace and a pair of kings.
Bitewei has appeared on the scene with a new Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that can outperform Bitmain's newly released Antminer S9 Hydro. Bitewei pronounced, Bit - ew - weee, by the 21st Money Team because of the way they burst on the scene with a product that can take crypto mining to a whole new level.
Bitewei's flagship product is the WhatsMiner M10. The WhatsMiner M10 has been reported to perform with 30% more efficiency than the newly released Bitmain Antminer S9 Hydro. This new challenger has the mining champion on the ropes begging for the bell to ring. The WhatsMiner M10 can calculate 1 trillion hashes and only consume 66-68 Watts of electricity. Whereas the Bitmain Antminer S9 Hydro consumes 96 Watts to perform the same amount of calculations. To help make these specifications sound more meaningful to the non-scientific community, let's compare the two devices this way. At peak performance the WhatsMiner M10 requires 2145 Watts of electricity to calculate 33 trillion hashes per second (33Th/s). The Antminer S9 Hydro requires 1,728 Watts of electricity to calculate 18Th/s. The retail price for the WhatsMiner M10 is between USD $1,588 - $1,788. The AntMiner S9-Hydro is now being sold for $719. The price / production war is on between two corporate structures that can only be compared to David and his giant opponent Goliath. The timing of Bitewei's introduction into the crypto mining arena is just days before Bitmain proposes to bring a $2 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO), one of the largest of all time, to market. It has been rumored that investors are backing away from the Bitmain deal after hearing the news of Bitewei's innovation.
Bitewei's announcement also comes on the heels of two landmark rulings concerning intellectual property in China. The intellectual property rulings are specifically directed towards ASIC miners and the patents involved in their production and sale. The first ruling came from China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) April 8th of this year. The SIPO revoked Bitmain's claim of owning the technology to a power supply circuit that is a critical piece of the technology needed to create ASICs. The second ruling came from the Urumqi Intermediate Court. Bitmain's complaint, regarding the same unlawful use of their technology was dismissed by the court on August 31. Those two rulings allowed Bitewei to maintain the rights to the patents they own and go full speed ahead to the production and sale of their new miner.
When The 21st Money Team looks at the cryptomining industry and market, these scenarios move us to reflect on some solid mining history lessons. Even though crypto mining is centered around a digital asset, and not a physical one, some similar principles may apply. The greatest mining dynasty of our modern era is centered around the De Beers of South Africa. The De Beers have managed to dominate the diamond mining industry and the sale of those precious stones. As the story goes the De Beers gained control of the diamond mines selling the shovels, not from digging for the diamonds. It has been reported that Bitmain controls 85% of the cryptocurrency mining hardware market. Bitewei and Bitmain are locked in confrontation. The 21st Money Team is dialed in, as their futures unfold.
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Number look good, what am I missing?

It seems that power is the highest cost for mining, so I did a quick search and found that India, South Africa, and Venezuela all have very low energy costs and I have friends in all of these places.
Using power and hash numbers from the AntMiner S9, power costs from South Africa, and the 5 step bitcoin mining calculator I calculated a profit of about $300/mo.
This seems too good to be true, am I missing something?
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Bitcoin Mining South Africa

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#mib

Blockchain technology is a transparent digital transaction book and records that are immune to modification or deletion. Offering additional features of increased security, cost reduction, time efficiency and error tolerance, the chain-chain grew, fluctuated in 2017. The utility of blockchain technology is unlimited, triggering an increase in the list of companies, industries and government studying its potential adoption. A block-chain is an immutable public book that records digital transactions. ABOUT MIB COIN MIB Coin is a new SmartX blockchain platform that gives everybody the ability to get involved with mining through smartphones. Also, to make it easy for people to connect with businesses in a much easier way. MIB has focused on the fundamental solution of maintaining an agile and sustained blockchain network with continuity in the long term, to expand features like a robust platform, and to distribute and maintain nodes with a low cost. With ‘Smart Mining’, it reduces the power consumption by about 15,000% compared to the existing method by significantly lowering the high power consumption, which is a critical issue in mining. Therefore, it reduces the cost of maintaining the blockchain and the social cost. Through this, it aims at decentralizing the mining by enabling areas where power generation is not enough such as Central Asia, Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia to participate in mining. MIB Coin will grow into a real cryptocurrency used by people around the world as the means of exchange, payment, saving, value evaluation function and communication of hard currency. SmartX BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM SmartX will support creating and executing smart contracts, which in turn are changing the way agreements are made since you do not need an intermediary because the contracts themselves follow specific rules and are automatically executed on their own terms. This allows for a multitude of applications such as insurance contracts, distribution of profits and endless possibilities. More significant opportunities to participate in mining are given to more countries and people by using smartphones which are already available all over the world in billions. The problem of polarization characterized by the concentration on specialized mining firms or specific nations can be resolved by distributed mining. Mining today is becoming monopolized by large miners with infrastructure and funding and countries with a seamless power supply are becoming the major markets. Cutting back high cost of ASIC and GPU mining methods into a more economical mobile-based method, the power consumption rate is markedly decreased resulting in the most effective P2P network with a minimum cost. MIB mobile cryptocurrency ecosystem can be proposed to many cryptocurrencies that have lost their original functions due to mining and blockchain-based technical difficulties, enabling them to improve smoothly and continuously. MIB coins use a mobile-based platform, which requires only the minimum amount of power consumed in everyday life. This is because MIB coins only need the power by mobile CPUs compared to the vast amount used by BITCOIN. The SmartX blockchain platform is expected to become a globalized cryptocurrency that reduces blockchain's maintenance cost remarkably by applying a lightweight mobile-based hash algorithm aiming for convenience, economy and popularity. This will not be a simple platform change but a change of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. MIB SmartX Blockchain Platform Structure: It is not a dedicated mining machine (ASIC or GPU). It is mining on the smartphone. Mining that was exclusive to only certain countries and companies are now available to all. Everyone can participate. An eco-friendly, low-power energy-based mining method solves excessive power consumption issues. Keep it at a minimal cost instead of existing high cost blockchain networks. In addition, a variety of tokens will be created on the SmartX Blockchain Platform MIB platform. HOW MIB COIN IS MINED The MIB Coin (www.mibcoin.io) is designed to be mined specifically on mobile devices and can not be mined by powerful mining machines. Mining MIB Coin requires 99.24% less processing power compared to traditional miners, requires very little electricity and the total cost of the process is reduced in a way never seen before. This is simply fantastic because it goes beyond cost reduction by being totally eco-friendly and sustainable. Mining will be accessible to everyone from anywhere with an internet connection from smartphones. Just download the app from the app store, register and start mining. It’s fast, no need to know programming or handle complicated settings that even a 5-year-old could do. The process is completely safe and involves no risk of damage to devices. Anyone can mine with a smartphone. Benchmark your smartphone and allocate a hash rate. MIB is designed so that your smartphone is able to withstand the computational complexity required for mining and protect your smartphone from overheating and damaging the hardware. It`s possible with one smartphone.Reduced power by 99.24% compared to existing mining machines.
TOKEN AND ICO DETAILS Token name: MIB Platform: SmartX Blockchain Token price: 1 ETH = 1200 MIB Total supply: 600,000,000 MIB Public ICO: Jul 20, 2018 ~ Aug 10, 2018 MIB ALLOCATION 50% of MIB Coin is allocated as Smart Mining and is available to anyone easily. 27.51% of MIB Coin is used for the maintenance and management of MIB’ network ecosystem. More specifically, 11.67% for Reserve and 15.84% for Extra Marketing. 22.49% of MIB Coin is distributed to MIB Pre-Sales, ICO, and the stakeholders. More specifically, 5.83% for Pre-Sales, 8.33% for ICO, 3.33% for the investors, 3.33% for the advisors, and 1.67% for the team are distributed USE OF PROCEEDS 35% will be kept in capital reserves 35% will be used for technology development of SmartX Blockchain, Smart Contract, DAPP, token platform, connected platform and security. 10% will be used for the operational cost of marketing, accounting, legal and regulatory purposes 10% will be used for MIB’s global marketing, social media and branding 10% will be used to establish strategic partners, offices, and business development around the world
Above you can see the roadmap — how the team sees their nearest and long-term future. TEAM MEMBERS AND ADVISORY MEMBERS TO THE PROJECT Team seems to be the strongest part of this project. It consists of innovative and talented people. Of course I cannot complain if we talk about their professional level, guys indeed are experts on their field. MIB will make everybody a miner as long as you make use of a smartphone , it reduces excessive power consumption by a greater percentage and also the high cost of mining equipment becomes a thing of the past. It has developed a low-power blockchain system that will help to achieve this purpose. The SmartX blockchain network can bring a significant reduction in the extremely high power consumption rate that often causes social problems, resulting in social cost savings needed to maintain the blockchain. Therefore, it would definately end up being a great success, so investors can also benefit from it.
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Bitcoin miners in china account for 75 % of all btc miners

Bitcoin mining is so popular in China that the cryptographic money could fall considerably and diggers would at present profit.
Indeed, even at the nation's most noteworthy directed power tax, diggers can benefit from bitcoin as long as it's worth more than $6,925, BNEF examiners incorporating Sophie Lu wrote in a report Wednesday. The advanced cash was toward the end in that range back in mid-November and as of now exchanges at about $13,900.
Bitcoin's 1,400 percent surge a year ago observed more noteworthy interest for power to run the PCs utilized as a part of the digital money's mining. Around 75% of those machines wound up in China, the world's biggest power client, which is currently trying to demoralize the training given a surge in control use in a few regions.
Digital money influence utilize is confronting more examination, especially in China, which is concerned mineworkers are exploiting low power costs. Advanced cash exchanges require vitality concentrated PC systems, with the business now utilizing as much power as 3.4 million U.S. family units, as indicated by Digiconomist Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index. China is said to plan to restrain control use by diggers, which are beginning to look somewhere else.
Power interest for bitcoin mining rose to around 20.5 terawatt-hours a year before the finish of 2017, as indicated by BNEF. That compares to the greater part the 38 terawatt-hours of power utilized every year by the world's greatest customary mineworker, BHP Billiton Ltd. - or a tenth of the power expected to control South Africa.
In China, mineworkers utilized 15.4 terawatt hours, which is only a blip in the nation's huge power industry. Despite the fact that it plays host to the world's greatest group of bitcoin diggers, they just utilized 0.2 percent of the nation's yearly power creation, as indicated by the report.
It's hard to foresee how much power will be utilized to mine bitcoin later on, Lu composed, as it relies upon how effective the PCs running the unpredictable counts required for mining progress toward becoming and what number of extra PCs will be utilized as a part of the procedure. Diggers acquire bitcoin-designated rewards for playing out the perplexing computations expected to affirm exchanges in the digital money.
While mining is productive at the most elevated directed power cost of $0.13 per kilowatt-hour in China, many organizations can exploit overcapacity in the power-creating part to arrange rates as low as $0.03, Lu composed. Breakevens are achievable at $3,869 at those power costs, Lu said.
Also, if China makes great on its intend to confine bitcoin excavators' energy utilize, they could move to new districts effectively, Lu composed. The PCs utilized as a part of mining aren't relied upon to last over two years and the other hardware included is moderately modest.
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Bitcoin's miners in china account for 75% of all bitcoin miners

Bitcoin mining is so popular in China that the cryptographic money could fall considerably and diggers would at present profit.
Indeed, even at the nation's most noteworthy directed power tax, diggers can benefit from bitcoin as long as it's worth more than $6,925, BNEF examiners incorporating Sophie Lu wrote in a report Wednesday. The advanced cash was toward the end in that range back in mid-November and as of now exchanges at about $13,900.
Bitcoin's 1,400 percent surge a year ago observed more noteworthy interest for power to run the PCs utilized as a part of the digital money's mining. Around 75% of those machines wound up in China, the world's biggest power client, which is currently trying to demoralize the training given a surge in control use in a few regions.
Digital money influence utilize is confronting more examination, especially in China, which is concerned mineworkers are exploiting low power costs. Advanced cash exchanges require vitality concentrated PC systems, with the business now utilizing as much power as 3.4 million U.S. family units, as indicated by Digiconomist Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index. China is said to plan to restrain control use by diggers, which are beginning to look somewhere else.
Power interest for bitcoin mining rose to around 20.5 terawatt-hours a year before the finish of 2017, as indicated by BNEF. That compares to the greater part the 38 terawatt-hours of power utilized every year by the world's greatest customary mineworker, BHP Billiton Ltd. - or a tenth of the power expected to control South Africa.
In China, mineworkers utilized 15.4 terawatt hours, which is only a blip in the nation's huge power industry. Despite the fact that it plays host to the world's greatest group of bitcoin diggers, they just utilized 0.2 percent of the nation's yearly power creation, as indicated by the report.
It's hard to foresee how much power will be utilized to mine bitcoin later on, Lu composed, as it relies upon how effective the PCs running the unpredictable counts required for mining progress toward becoming and what number of extra PCs will be utilized as a part of the procedure. Diggers acquire bitcoin-designated rewards for playing out the perplexing computations expected to affirm exchanges in the digital money.
While mining is productive at the most elevated directed power cost of $0.13 per kilowatt-hour in China, many organizations can exploit overcapacity in the power-creating part to arrange rates as low as $0.03, Lu composed. Breakevens are achievable at $3,869 at those power costs, Lu said.
Also, if China makes great on its intend to confine bitcoin excavators' energy utilize, they could move to new districts effectively, Lu composed. The PCs utilized as a part of mining aren't relied upon to last over two years and the other hardware included is moderately modest.
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Morning Update

Traders will be glued to their screens at noon today as Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivers what will be the most critical speech of his short time leading the central bank. He's likely to provide insights into the Fed's plans for monetary tightening and may address growing hostility from President Trump, who said in an interview on Tuesday he's "not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay" and believes the central bank is "way off-base with what they're doing."
Economy
U.S. stock index futures rose 0.3% ahead of the speech, with the dollar nearing 2018 highs, powered by remarks from Larry Kudlow that the upcoming G20 summit was an opportunity to "turn the page" on the U.S.-Sino trade war. Other economic news today includes the Commerce Department's second estimate of third-quarter GDP growth, which is expected to be confirmed at a 3.5% annualized rate.
Trade war weapon? Asked if China would consider selling U.S. Treasuries or reducing purchases should trade tensions worsen, Cui Tiankai, China's ambassador to the U.S., said, "I don’t think anybody in Beijing is thinking seriously about this. It could backfire. We don't want to cause any financial instability in global markets." China is the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasury debt, with $1.15T as of Sept. 30.
Russia plans to deploy more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea as the conflict intensifies over its seizure of three Ukrainian navy ships and their crews. "We will fight for our freedom, we will fight for our democracy, we will fight for our soil," Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko told NBC News. "The Russians will pay a huge price if they attack us."
The European Union is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050. "It is absolutely possible. For sure, it will require lots of investment. It will require lots of effort, but it is doable," declared EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete. This can be done with "existing technologies such as solar and wind energy," he added, as well as other "energy efficiency measures."
Stocks
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton wants to see better market surveillance and custody for cryptocurrencies before being "comfortable" with a Bitcoin ETF (BTC-USD). "We've seen some thefts around digital assets that make you scratch your head," he told CoinDesk's Consensus Invest conference. "We care that the assets underlying that ETF have good custody and that they're not going to disappear."
Despite the warning from the SEC, Bitcoin (BTC-USD) soared 9% overnight to above the $4,000 level, heading for its biggest daily jump since July. Exchange operator Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has confirmed it's moving ahead with a plan to list Bitcoin futures in Q1 2019, betting on sustained interest despite a dramatic plunge this year. The rout has intensified over the last two weeks, wiping billions of dollars off the market capitalizations of the world's biggest cryptocurrencies.
Amazon news roundup: AWS is launching a satellite connection service, marking the company's first public move into space-related hardware. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is further expanding its footprint into health, reportedly starting to sell software that mines patient medical records. A pilot program for Alexa for Business is also said to be paused at WeWork (VWORK), though it's grown quite popular at Amazon itself.
Cyrus Capital Partners will provide Sears (OTCPK:SHLDQ) with a $350M loan to keep the bankrupt retailer's stores open through the holidays. The hedge fund won a bidding war in a courthouse hallway, replacing financing from Great American Capital that would have cost 11.5 percentage points over a benchmark lending rate. The new deal with Cyrus will cut Sears' borrowing costs by 1.5 percentage points.
With reports suggesting Trian Management is no longer showing an interest in the pizza chain, shares of Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) tumbled over 10% yesterday. In other food news, Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) is reportedly closing in on former Pinnacle Foods chief Mark Clouse as the top candidate to be its next CEO, while Unilever (NYSE:UL) has emerged as the leading bidder in a tight contest for GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE:GSK) Indian Horlicks nutrition business.
In a shift in strategy, YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL) has concluded that its investments in original programming should have a free, ad-supported side - not just be stuck behind a paywall. That means starting in 2020, a YouTube Premium subscription will no longer be the only way to watch most original programs, giving creators and other talent the opportunity to reach an even wider audience.
On the heels of a launch into 13 new markets in the Middle East and North Africa, Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) is looking to expand into India. The move could happen within the next six months, according to Variety, bringing its streaming service to a population of 1.3B and one of the world's fastest growing music markets. Spotify also plans on offering an extended free trial period - longer than its standard 30 days.
Citing concerns about national security, New Zealand's intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industry's first request in the country to use 5G equipment provided by Huawei Technologies. Western nations have become increasingly wary of the Chinese firm. Earlier this year, neighboring Australia banned Huawei from supplying 5G equipment, and last week, reports surfaced that the U.S. government was trying to persuade allies to avoid the company.
CRISPR Therapeutics climbed another 3% in AH trading on Tuesday after Chinese researcher He Jiankui - who altered the genes of newly born twin girls to make them HIV resistant - stood by his work and revealed a second pregnancy in the controversial project. His revelations have sparked a major debate on the ethical boundaries of gene editing and Crispr-Cas9 (NASDAQ:CRSP), which promises to eliminate human diseases, but could also be used to create designer babies.
Lion Air must improve its safety culture and better document repair work on its planes, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday, in preliminary findings into last month's crash that killed all 189 people on board. The Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737 Max was not in an airworthy condition even on its second-to-last flight, when pilots experienced similar problems with an automated anti-stall system to those on its doomed last journey.
President Trump has threatened to strip General Motors (NYSE:GM) of a tax credit that makes its electric cars more affordable due to the company's plans to halt production at several American plants. There's just one problem with the threat, according to CNBC: The automaker is already on the verge of losing the tax breaks. Credits will begin phasing out at the end of this year, when GM is expected to hit the 200K-vehicle threshold for its EV program.
BMW is considering a second U.S. manufacturing plant that could produce engines and transmissions, CEO Harald Krueger said in an interview at the Los Angeles Auto Show, shortly after a report that the U.S. would impose tariffs on imported cars from next week. BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) already has a U.S. vehicle assembly facility in South Carolina, and opening a second location would provide a "natural currency hedge."
TransCanada has asked a Montana court to allow it to resume pre-construction activities on its Keystone XL oil pipeline after a U.S. judge blocked construction on the $8B project earlier this month. "It is too soon to say what the injunction will mean to the timeline and cost of the Keystone XL pipeline but we remain confident the project will be built," TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) spokesman Terry Cunha said in a statement.
Tuesday's Key Earnings Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) +8.8% AH on strong sales, raised guidance. Today's Markets In Asia, Japan +1%. Hong Kong +1.3%. China +1.1%. India +0.6%. In Europe, at midday, London -0.2%. Paris +0.2%. Frankfurt +0.1%. Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.3%. S&P +0.3%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude -0.1% to $51.49. Gold +0.1% to $1214.10. Bitcoin +9.2% to $4002. Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 3.05%
Today's Economic Calendar 7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications 8:30 GDP Q3 8:30 International trade in goods 8:30 Corporate profits 8:30 Retail Inventories (Advance) 8:30 Wholesale Inventories (Advance) 10:00 New Home Sales 10:00 Richmond Fed Mfg. 10:00 State Street Investor Confidence Index 10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories 11:30 Results of $18B, 2-Year FRN Auction 12:00 PM Jerome Powell: "The Federal Reserve's Framework for Monitoring Financial Stability" 1:00 PM Results of $32B, 7-Year Note Auction
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