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Zuckerberg, Inflaming Debate, Asserts Facebook Stands for Free Expression

WASHINGTON — Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday gave a full-throated defense of Facebook as a champion of free expression, aiming to put the social network above politics as impeachment proceedings over President Trump and the 2020 presidential…

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A million people are jailed at China's gulags. I managed to escape. Here's what really goes on inside

STOCKHOLM – Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras. A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet. The daily routine begins at 6 A.M. They are…

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New York Fed Injects $30.65 Billion in Short-Term Liquidity

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York injected $30.65 billion in temporary liquidity into financial markets Thursday. The intervention came via a term repurchase agreement operation that will last for 15 days. The operation saw eligible banks take…

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A New Sidechain Design for Bitcoin

tBTC is a recently announced Bitcoin peg on Ethereum. The purpose of cross-chain pegs is to replicate an asset from one chain on another while maintaining as many of its properties as possible. In other words, a cross-chain peg can turn any…

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Comparing Bitcoin investment strategies

First and foremost, it must be said (once again) that past performance is not indicative of future results. This article is about evaluating and understanding performance of strategies from an arbitrary point of time in the past until today. Basing…

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With 18 Million Bitcoins Mined, How Hard Is That 21 Million Limit?

In a matter of hours, the 18 millionth bitcoin will have been mined and the world's first cryptocurrency will draw one step closer to its hard-coded cap of 21 million coins. “The pie is shrinking. This [milestone] gives people some simple…

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Poloniex Spins Out from Circle with New Backing & Global Focus

We are excited to announce that we are spinning out from Circle into a new company, Polo Digital Assets, Ltd., with the backing of a major investment group. The spinout will free us to focus on the needs of global crypto traders with new features…

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Google exec says Nest owners should probably warn their guests that their conversations are being recorded

Google devices chief Rick Osterloh said he believes anyone 'in proximity' of a microphone-fitted smart device like Google Nest or Amazon Echo should be informed the devices are in use. Osterloh was asked by the BBC whether homeowners should warn…

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Binance Futures Increases Maximum Leverage to 125x and Launches Leverage Adjustment Function

Binance Futures has increased its maximum leverage to 125x for BTC/USDT contracts and enabled a leverage adjustment function on its web and testnet trading interfaces. Users can now select any leverage between 1x and 125x. Trading up to 125x…

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Bitcoin Is Already at 40% of Average Fiat Currency Lifespan - 10 Years

Bitcoin (BTC) may only be ten years old, but it is about to match half the lifespan of the average fiat currency — while actually increasing in value. As Bitcoin statistician and commentator Willy Woo noted on Oct. 18, the largest…

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Which Way Do You Run?

The plan was to drink until the pain over. But what's worse, the pain or the hangover? —Kanye West, “Dark Fantasy” When you found a company, it tends to get wired into your nervous system. I used to become physically ill…

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Fidelity rolls out cryptocurrency custody business

Fidelity is ramping up its cryptocurrency custody business, hoping to profit from the scarcity of big, regulated institutions in the chaotic world of digital assets, according to Abigail Johnson, the investment group's chief executive. The…

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Dai Card on Connext v2.0

Three weeks ago, we announced that v2.0 of Connext is live and usable on the Ethereum mainnet. Today, we're upgrading all existing Dai Cards to use v2.0 under the hood. The Dai Card is a a simple in-browser wallet (inspired by the Burner wallet and…

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China's Cryptocurrency Plan Has a Powerful Partner: Big Brother

BEIJING — When Facebook announced plans this year for a cryptocurrency called Libra, it said its goal was to reinvent money for the internet age. What the company probably didn't imagine was that its efforts might spur China to get there…

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Circle to Spin Out Poloniex Exchange Less Than 2 Years After $400 Million Takeover

Crypto exchange Poloniex is spinning out from its parent firm Circle, the companies announced Friday. According to a pair of blog posts, Poloniex will now become Polo Digital Assets, Ltd., an “independent international company” backed…

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Disclosure: Forking Cheeze Wizards Smart Contracts, All Funds (and Wizards!) are Secure

Within 24 hours of letting our player community know about Cheeze Wizards hitting Ethereum mainnet, one of our community members alerted our security auditors to a bug in the smart contract. The best part of the crypto community is how…

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