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Serena Williams consoles Ukrainian teen after winning match: ‘Don’t cry’

January 19, 2019 |

Serena Williams consoled Ukrainian tennis player Dayana Yastremska after beating her Saturday at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.
FOX News

30 Nuns and 1 Priest Stuck in the Snow: Don’t Come Get Us

January 17, 2019 |

Authorities in Austria tried to reach dozens of Catholic nuns whose Alpine monastery has been cut off from the world for days because of heavy snowfall, per the AP . But public broadcaster ORF reported Thursday that the nuns say they’ve got enough food and fuel, and they want to stay…
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Sean Hannity: To obstruct Trump’s agenda, Democrats and the media have to pretend borders don’t matter

January 11, 2019 |

Speaker Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, this is not a manufactured crisis. These are real statistics, real people, real lives and many deaths. This is about life and death.
FOX News

You’ll share this apartment with a stranger — but don’t dare call it a dorm

January 7, 2019 |

The first step into a posh new apartment building near Marina del Rey feels like a mistake. There’s no lobby — instead the door opens to a lounge and kitchen.

The idea is to encourage mingling, which is part of the appeal of a building where tenants have their own bedrooms but share common areas…


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Kanye Tells Drake ‘Don’t Follow My F***ing Wife on Instagram’

January 1, 2019 |

Kanye West is ending 2018 with one more very stern and direct message for Drake … don’t follow his ‘f***ing wife” on Instagram. Ye issued the message Monday, saying, “Who’s bright idea was it to tell Drake to follow my wife on Instagram? This…

TMZ.com

White Man to Black Neighbor: ‘You Don’t Live Here’

December 25, 2018 |

America, meet “Hallway Harry.” That’s the online moniker for a white New Yorker who’s been caught on video verbally confronting his black neighbor, the New York Times reports. “What are you doing in my building?” the man asks. “You don’t live here. I’ve never seen you before. I’ve lived here…
Newser

Pete Davidson: ‘I Really Don’t Want to Be on This Earth’

December 15, 2018 |

Is Pete Davidson on the brink? The Saturday Night Live star posted a couple of online missives Saturday that touch on mental health and suicide, per TMZ . “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore,” writes the 25-year-old on Instagram. “I’m doing my best to stay here for…
Newser

Chatter Report: Voorhees Questions ‘Smart Money’, Sechet Explains ‘Miners Don’t Vote’ Declaration

December 14, 2018 |

Voorhees Questions Crypto VC ‘Smart Money’, Sechet Explains Pacia’s 'Miners Don’t Vote’ Declaration

In today’s Chatter Report, Erik Voorhees criticizes cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firms for reneging on their signed term sheet deals. Also, Steve Patterson calls out Amaury Sechet over Chris Pacia’s comment that miners don’t vote. Lastly, imaginary_username contemplates on the different roles of miners and users in Bitcoin. 

Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol

Crypto Venture Capital Firms Renege on Term Sheets

Founder of Digital Currency Group Barry Silbert revealed on Twitter recently that Venture Capital firms that invest in cryptocurrency-related startups have been reneging on their signed term sheet deals.

Silbert later pointed out in the comments that most large deals were unaffected by this phenomenon. However, it’s the smaller deals like the seed, series A and series B rounds that are being reneged.

Bad Call?

The decision of VC firms to pull out of their investment deals drew sharp criticism from the CEO of Shapeshift, Erik Voorhees. Voorhees was quick to point out that the VCs seemed to be the antithesis of “smart money”.

Voorhees did not hold back on criticism and even compared the investment decisions of the VCs to an average Joe who FOMOed into buying a Tron right before the price dumped.

Whitepaper Sacrilege?

Bitcoin pundit Steve Patterson called out the BCH community over Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia’s statement that miners don’t vote. Patterson saw this as a huge deviation away from Satoshi Nakamoto’s statement in the whitepaper that “[Miners] vote with their CPU power“.

Lead developer of Bitcoin ABC Amaury Sechet fired back, arguing that miners “enforce rules” and gave the analogue that miners vote as much as Walmart votes on the products on its shelves.

Existential Thoughts on Roles in Bitcoin

The conversation then took a slight detour as crypto Twitter began contemplating the role of miners and users in the Bitcoin ecosystem. BCH pundit imaginary_username jumped into the discussion to quote Pirate Party Founder Rick Falkvinge and explained “everyone is free to do anything, and you may not tell others what to do” in Bitcoin.

Imaginary_username then elaborated on the idea of all parties being free and explained that exchanges, businesses, customers and investors all do as they please. This is because miners are unable to coerce users with guns and threats of violence the way politicians enforce rules against their own citizens in a democracy.

What do you think of venture capital firms reneging on their signed term sheet deals? What about the roles of miners and users in Bitcoin? Let us know in the comments below.


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Delta: Don’t Bring Emotional Support Animals on Long Flights

December 11, 2018 |

If you’re planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can’t bring an emotional-support animal with you. The rules for pups are getting tighter too. Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4 months old….
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Springsteen: I Don’t See Anyone Beating Trump

December 3, 2018 |

Bruce Springsteen isn’t a fan of President Trump, but he currently likes the president’s chances of winning a second term. “I don’t see anyone out there at the moment … the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,” Springsteen tells the Sunday Times of London. “The…
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