Month: June 2019

For partisan gerrymandering reform, the federal courts are closed

By Thomas E. Mann In a 5-4 decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. This came as no surprise to close observers of the half-century of litigation that proceeded it. While the Court had long acknowledged the possibility…
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Africa in the news: Ethiopia coup attempt, Zimbabwe currency reforms, and oil sector investments in Kenya

By Dhruv Gandhi Coup attempt foiled in Ethiopia On June 22, the Ethiopian army foiled a regional coup attempt in Bahir Dar, the capital of Amhara state. A rogue militia led by General Asamnew Tsige carried out several coordinated attacks in Bahir Dar and one attack in Addis Ababa. In Bahir Dar, the militia attacked…
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Coinbase Says Crypto Is Going Mainstream, Bittrex Announces New Deadline for New York Customers

A new study from leading US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase shows that 58% of Americans say they’ve heard of Bitcoin. The researchers point out key factors that indicate a rising interest in cryptocurrencies in the US, and an openness among more people to participate in a new global economy. The report shows that more than 70%…
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Crypto Whales Move $444 Million in Bitcoin As Tether Moves Millions in USDT

Bitcoin whales are out in force to start the weekend. In the past 24 hours, whales have moved a staggering 36,814 BTC worth $444.9 million. The largest single transaction was a whale who owns 9,000 BTC, and moved the funds off of the crypto exchange Poloniex to an unknown wallet. 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨…
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Self-Proclaimed ‘Satoshi’ Tells Florida Court He May Have Lost Access to His Bitcoin

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin, appeared at a hearing on Friday where he told a Florida court that he may have lost access to his Bitcoin fortune. Wright was called to testify, defending himself against charges brought by his former business partner’s estate that he stole billions in Bitcoin and intellectual property. Bloomberg…
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BlockTower Capital Exec Spells Out Crypto Risk Management: ‘Outside of BTC, It’s Tough’

Ari Paul, the chief information officer at crypto portfolio management company BlockTower Capital, just dropped a thread on risk management in today’s crypto market. Paul, who has a background in derivatives trading and institutional investing, says the market’s evolution since 2017 has introduced various liquidity options. “I wrote this thread on crypto risk management (and…
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MarketWatch: Odds of 40% Bitcoin Crash ‘Overwhelming’ – Plus Ethereum, Ripple and XRP, Litecoin, Stellar, Cardano

From the odds that the price of Bitcoin will crash 40% or more, to a suite of new stablecoins on the Ethereum network, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Bitcoin MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert says the odds that the price of Bitcoin will crash in the months…
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Chainlink skyrockets 117.2 percent after listings on Coinbase Pro and Coinbase retail

ChainLink, a blockchain platform aiming to connect smart contracts to external data sources, is on a tear following listings on Coinbase Pro and Coinbase—the altcoin surged 117.2 percent, from $2.03 to $4.41, over the three days the listings were announced. The “Coinbase effect,” where a cryptocurrency’s price surges after its listing is announced on Coinbase,…
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Brave is introducing native Reddit and Vimeo tipping using crypto

Brave Browser is introducing a new feature that will allow users to tip posters on Reddit and Vimeo using Basic Attention Token. While the features are currently in Brave’s Developer preview on desktop, they will soon roll out for the public version of Brave, a company representative said on Reddit. New features coming to Brave…
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Litecoin and DigiByte founders cryptographically proved they created their blockchains, why can’t Craig Wright?

In May 2016, Charlie Lee and Jared Tate, the creators of Litecoin and DigiByte, cryptographically proved they were the creators of their blockchain platforms in less than a minute. If Craig Wright is truly Satoshi Nakamoto as he claims, why doesn’t he do the same on the Bitcoin blockchain? A single signature could end the Craig Wright…
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