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Employers’ Payouts Surge to Settle Claims Over Worker Treatment

January 11, 2018 |

U.S. employers are shelling out more money than ever to resolve legal fights over their treatment of workers.
WSJ.com: US Business

Kim Jong Un’s weak voice signals possible kidney problem, expert claims

January 10, 2018 |

Kim Jong Un may have delivered a defiant New Year’s Day address railing against the United States, but his weak voice during the speech may show the despot is suffering from “a kidney problem,” an audio forensic expert said Tuesday.
FOX News

Smart doorbell startup Skybell claims rival Ring stole its technology

January 9, 2018 |

Skybell Technologies, an Irvine smart doorbell startup, has filed a lawsuit claiming its Santa Monica competitor, Ring, copied its technology and is profiting from advertising and marketing techniques rather than innovative software and hardware.

The lawsuit states that Ring knowingly used technology…


L.A. Times – Business

Illicit Transit Worker Claims Mental Defect

January 9, 2018 |

A man who has been arrested 30 times for impersonating a New York City transit worker, stealing buses and trains and driving their routes, has taken a plea deal that’s sending him to a mental health facility, not prison, for his latest escapade. Darius McCollum had been charged with criminal…
Newser

Israeli company claims they’ve created world’s tiniest cherry tomato

January 8, 2018 |

The “drop tomato” is about the size of a blueberry
FOX News

TMZ

Donald Trump Says Screw Claims of Mental Instability, ‘I’m a Genius!’

January 6, 2018 |

Donald Trump surprised no one Saturday morning by finding it irresistible to respond to claims he’s mentally unstable … declaring himself a genius. Trump reacted to claims made in Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury,” tweeting, “Actually,…

TMZ.com

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro – Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed Up

January 4, 2018 |

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro - Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed Up

Venezuela is looking for miners for the country’s national cryptocurrency, the Petro. The government has opened up a registry for miners to sign up to mine and gain access to the new currency. According to Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro, 860,811 young people have already registered to create the Petro mining farms.

Also read: Venezuela Unveils Mining, Trading, and Launch Details of National Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan Miners Wanted

Venezuela has opened up the Registry of Cryptocurrency Miners for anyone with national identification to sign up to mine the country’s cryptocurrency, the Petro. The portal, launched by the Superintendence of Cryptocurrencies and Related Activities, will remain open until January 21.

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro - Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed UpRegistration “is an essential requirement for natural and legal persons to have access to Petro,” reported El Impulso. Additionally, the Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, indicated that the registered may have access to other digital currencies that are authorized by the government. He was recently quoted by Panorama saying:

Natural or legal persons registered in the Registry will be able to acquire other types of cryptocurrencies for free use and demand in Venezuela, as long as they are authorized.

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro - Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed Up
Maduro announcing the Petro.

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro first announced the creation of the Petro back in December, as news.Bitcoin.com reported. He then created the Superintendency of cryptocurrencies as well as the Blockchain Observatory to oversee the launch and operation of the Petro. Recently, he backed the Petro with 5 billion barrels of oil reserves and released mining, trading, and launch details of the new currency.

Based on the latest data provided by the Ministry of Petroleum, “The basis for calculating the value of the Petro will be the price of a barrel of crude, which currently stands at an average of 57 dollars,” the news outlet noted.

860,000+ Have Signed Up

Since the announcement of the Petro, Maduro claims to have been recruiting young people across his country to develop mining farms for the Petro. He was quoted by El Universal:

We are going to call them a special cryptocurrency team…[They will] set up cryptocurrency mining farms in all states and municipalities of the country.

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro - Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed UpAccording to the president, a total of 860,811 young people have already signed up to take part in the mining farm project, 300,000 of which have already begun working on it as part of the country’s Chamba Juvenil program. For this project, computers will be interconnected by a mining software, Maduro elaborated.

Meanwhile, Venezuela’s private business sector has some reservations about the Petro. El Impulse quoted them asserting:

The cryptocurrency market in the world is not managed by governments, and its credibility and success are based on trust, something that does not exist in Venezuela.

Do you think Venezuela will be mining real cryptocurrency? What do you think of the Petro? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Kim Jong Un claims he has ‘nuclear button’ on his desk

January 1, 2018 |

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States should be aware that his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat.
FOX News

CNN

ISIS claims deadly Kabul suicide attack

December 28, 2017 |

At least 40 people were killed Thursday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, according to authorities.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

TMZ

Blac Chyna Claims Kardashians Have No Right to Trash a Domestic Violence Victim

December 28, 2017 |

Blac Chyna is irate over the Kardashians’ claim she’s responsible for the cancellation of her reality show with Rob, and she thinks they’re sending a terrible message to women that getting a domestic violence restraining order is a bad thing…

TMZ.com