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Living wage measure would not apply to the Disneyland Resort, city attorney says

October 6, 2018 |

Disneyland Resort would not be subject to an Anaheim ballot measure that requires all hospitality businesses that accept a city subsidy to pay workers a living wage, according to a legal opinion by the Anaheim city attorney.

Addressing a controversy that has been brewing for weeks, City Attorney…

L.A. Times – Business


Asia Argento’s Attorney Fires Warning Shot at Jimmy Bennett Over Upcoming TV Interview

September 22, 2018 |

Asia Argento’s attorney fired off a stern warning to Jimmy Bennett — be very careful with what you say about me … or you’re gonna regret it. Asia’s attorney, Mark Heller, fired off a letter to Jimmy’s lawyer Thursday — obtained by TMZ –…

Critics: Va. Attorney Shouldn’t ‘Pop’ Her ‘Booty’ in Rap Video

September 19, 2018 |

If the phrase “booty poppin” is what you’ve been needing to hear (over and over and over), you may want to check out a new music video by someone WAVY deems Virginia’s new “unlikely rap star.” That would be Stephanie Morales, the Portsmouth Commonwealth’s attorney, who posted a video entitled…

Attorney general announces review of social media platforms following Capitol Hill hearing

September 5, 2018 |

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill questioned top executives at Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday about their companies’ ability to thwart foreign interference, and hinted that industry regulations may be coming.

The “size and reach of your platforms demand that we, as policy-makers, do our job, to ensure…

L.A. Times – Business


Nick Diaz’s Attorney Says Domestic Violence Case Dropped

August 30, 2018 |

Nick Diaz is officially off the hook in his felony domestic violence case … at least, according to the UFC star’s attorney.  As we previously reported … Diaz was arrested back in May after a woman claimed he slammed her to the ground and…

Florida judge retires after calling attorney a racial slur

August 24, 2018 |

A Florida judge abruptly retired after calling a black defense attorney “a gorilla” during a court hearing.
FOX News

Hosts Off Air After Calling Sikh Attorney General ‘Turban Man’

July 27, 2018 |

The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show were off the air Thursday after calling the nation’s first Sikh attorney general “turban man”—the latest slur against a career prosecutor who says he faces countless “small indignities and humiliations” no matter how far he rises or how important his…

Attorney General Sessions: President Trump knows religious freedom is a right, not a policy preference

June 19, 2018 |

Religious groups should not have to go to the courts to protect their rights.
FOX News

Former Trump attorney: DOJ report not nearly tough enough given Comey’s ‘appalling behavior’

June 16, 2018 |

President Trump’s former attorney John M. Dowd told Fox News that the Justice Department watchdog’s report on the FBI’s actions in the Clinton email investigation wasn’t nearly tough enough on fired FBI Director James Comey.
FOX News

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney General

May 10, 2018 |

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney General

Good news for American bitcoin companies, someone who wants much lighter Bitlicense regulations is in the running to be the next New York attorney general. And in China, a bitcoin mining hardware producer is planning a $ 1 billion IPO. These stories and much more in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief.

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Bitcoin Supporter for NY AG

A bitcoin supporter wants to replace New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who recently resigned after four women complained about non-consensual physical violence by him. Manny Alicandro has announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket. He is a stock market lawyer, former stand-up comedian, and a bitcoin enthusiast as the Wall Street Journal reports.

Alicandro expects his campaign to highlight the current harsh regulation of bitcoin. He said he’d like to see lighter rules for cryptocurrency businesses, arguing that the Bitlicense is hurting jobs and stifling innovation. He serves as an adviser to several blockchain startups and is a small investor in bitcoin and several other cryptocurrencies himself. The report adds that the AG candidate is currently checking if it is permissible for his campaign to accept donations in bitcoin.

Canaan Seeks $ 1 Billion IPO in Hong Kong

Canaan Creative Co. Ltd, the Chinese company behind the Avalon lineup of hardware equipment which produces ASIC mining chips and rigs, is now reportedly planning to launch an IPO in Kong Kong and raise up to a billion USD. As we previously reported, the company was also eyeing the US for a possible IPO market but has now ditched that option according to people familiar with the matter cited by the South China Morning Post.

Warren Buffett Produces Bitcoin Mining Hardware?

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney GeneralWarren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has recently attacked bitcoin by saying among other things that the cryptocurrency is “probably rat poison squared.” Therefore he would probably be very surprised to find out that he is involved with it in some way. According to reports from Canada, Climate Solutions TMI, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, has begun producing “portable cryptocurrency mines” for Montreal-headquartered data-centers firm Kelvin Emtech.

These “portable mines” are containers with specialized ventilation systems needed to keep 1,200 rigs cool inside a metal box. They are said to be deployable anywhere in the world in two days, each consumes 2 MW of electricity, and can generate around $ 1 million in cryptocurrency revenue each month. “We wanted it to be easily transported by truck, boat or train. The goal is not to move them all the time, but rather to eliminate the problem of access to electricity. We want to bring these cryptocurrency mines as close as possible to the hydroelectric plants and the remote areas where Hydro-Québec has excess electricity to sell,” explained Fooad Nejad of Kelvin Emtech. “We get to recover between 80 and 97% of the heat produced. Containers could be placed near marijuana greenhouses or community centers, for example, and provided free of charge to partners. It’s like saying, ‘I’m scratching your back, you’re scratching my back’,” he added. The company also believes that this order will create about 200 jobs in the area.

Amana Capital Adds Cryptocurrency CFDs

Amana Capital, a Middle Eastern financial services group, is the latest online trading brokerage to add cryptocurrency-based contracts for difference (CFDs). The company explains it took the move due to “the increased demand for cryptocurrencies.” As a first phase, Amana will offer its clients the option to trade BTC, ETH, LTC, and XRP on its MetaTrader 5 platform, with additional cryptocurrencies promised to be added in the future.

Ahmad Khatib, CEO of Amana Capital, said: “Making cryptocurrencies available for CFDs traders across the world, falls in line with our strategic mission to further diversify our financial offerings and services, according to the latest financial innovations. Hence, we believe that entering the cryptocurrency market is a strategic move that propels our efforts on that end.”

Blox Releases “Quickbooks for Crypto”, a Tel Aviv-based startup formerly known as Coindash, has announced it launched Blox Business – an enterprise solution for managing, tracking and reporting crypto assets. The new platform is already being used by several ventures such as eToro, Wings, CIVIC, Coinsilium, Aeternity, Chainlinker capital, Startup Token and others. It features integrations with multiple exchanges and wallet accounts so that companies will be able to have a single dashboard with all their cryptocurrency holdings in one place. This solution is meant to help executives manage their books and finances by keeping an eye on stuff like cash flows, payments and salaries.

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney General

Dash CEO Hacked

Hackers continue to target victims in the cryptocurrency space, and the latest one revealed to be hit is CEO of Dash Core, Ryan Taylor. According to an announcement by the group, his Twitter account, LinkedIn account, and personal cell phone SIM card have all been compromised. After a few hours of it posting nonsense, Taylor has now regained control of his Twitter account. Last week we reported that hackers had taken over the official Vertcoin Twitter account.

Bitcoin on the Late Show

With the cryptocurrency now routinely featuring in hit shows like HBO’s Silicon Valley, its not that exciting to see bitcoin on TV but it’s still a good opportunity to reach a wider audience. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently hosted Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian who spoke about the promise of bitcoin for protecting wealth from government misuse. If you missed the segment, check it out bellow.

What do you think about today’s news tidbits? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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