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‘I can’t breathe.’ Jamal Khashoggi’s last words disclosed in transcript, source says

December 10, 2018 |

“I can’t breathe.” These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, according to a source briefed on the investigation into the killing of the Washington Post columnist.
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Report Reveals Jamal Khashoggi’s Last Words

December 10, 2018 |

Jamal Khashoggi’s last words were the same as those uttered by New York City man Eric Garner after police put him in a fatal chokehold, according to CNN , which cites a source who has seen a translated transcript of the journalist’s last moments in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate. The source…
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‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

December 8, 2018 |

In October, an early access game called Crypto Crisis was released on the digital distribution platform Steam. The recently launched title rewinds time to the year 2009 and lets players mine coins on a simulation of the Bitcoin network by utilizing historical data from the last decade.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Simulated Bitcoin Mining Operations  

'Crypto Crisis' Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of BitcoinThe new simulator game, designed by Armoured Beans, allows players to relive a “closely simulated” version of the Bitcoin network. Essentially Crypto Crisis players spawn back in 2009 and start a mining operation while improving mining equipment and selling bitcoins throughout the duration of the game. Crypto Crisis was released as an early access game, which means it’s currently incomplete, but players can still try the game as it develops. On Nov. 16 and 28 Armoured Beans published two major updates which improved the game’s maps system and added new models for utility equipment.

“[You] have fallen into debt with very little to your name, and you decide to start Bitcoin mining to turn your life around — Compete for and increase your share of block rewards by building and upgrading your mining rigs while carefully managing your resources,” explains the developer’s summary of the game.

'Crypto Crisis' Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

The Bitcoin-infused game is very similar to simulators like Sid Meier’s “Civilization” and Will Wright’s “Sims.” Instead of conquering the world or attracting all the babes at a Sims party, Crypto Crisis users manage energy consumption, data facilities, and their mining rig’s heat output. As the game progresses, players slowly improve their mining operations by unlocking new maps and additional space in order to accumulate more bitcoin miners.

Just like in the early days, when everyone could mine, the game starts you off with a basic central processing unit (CPU) to mine coins. Not long after that, players can upgrade to graphics processing units (GPU) and then facilities full of next-generation application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) machines.

'Crypto Crisis' Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

Reset and Start Over

At the moment there are four 3D maps available to play and over 20 different mining chassis types. There’s also a wide variety of rigs to choose from alongside more than 170 CPU, GPU, and ASIC parts. Besides dealing with buying and upgrading mining devices, users also have to deal with the cryptocurrency market. They must choose whether they hold the coins in order to gather more profit or sell them right away for immediate funding.

'Crypto Crisis' Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

Crypto Crisis users can also rank up while they play the mining simulation, with rankings logged on the Steam leaderboards. Developers recommend about 1 GB of storage space and at least 768 MB to 1 GB of random-access memory (RAM) for the game to run fluidly. According to Crypto Crisis reviews, Steam players seem to be enjoying the early access game development so far.

'Crypto Crisis' Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

One player says it’s a fun game but he’s restarted back to 2009 over 17 times because he “can’t figure out how to make enough money to stay afloat.” Another player attempting to rule the virtual mining world started off well only to find that the game was prone to freezing during play.

“Actually quite enjoy this game — I have played quite a few opening scenarios to determine the best path and I finally settled on one that I have been quite successful at making money,” the player wrote. “Unfortunately, I just moved into the apartment and purchased my second 6kw generator and large A/C unit, when I selected my 3rd super gaming chassis, the system completely froze.”   

Getting to mine bitcoins back in 2009 is not so easy, unless you have a flying Delorean and a working flux capacitor. However, cryptocurrency fans can get a taste of what it was like with a historical simulator based on the most innovative money of our time. And unlike in real life, if players fail to become mining barons, they can always reset and start over.

What do you think about the game “Crypto Crisis?” Let us know what you think about this historical Bitcoin network simulator in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support any of these mentioned products/services/games. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, games, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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Last Words Before Execution: ‘Beats Being on Death Row’

December 7, 2018 |

Tennessee executed its longest-serving death row inmate Thursday night—and after 36 years as a condemned man, David Earl Miller was apparently ready to die. The Tennessean reports that the 61-year-old last words after he was strapped in the electric chair were initially inaudible. After the warden asked him to…
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Markets Update: Falling Cryptocurrencies Wipe Out Last Week’s Gains

December 3, 2018 |

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Drop Again Losing Last Week's Gains

Cryptocurrency markets have seen losses over the last 24 hours and since our last markets update five days ago. Since then, most of the top cryptocurrencies have been moving sideways in a tight consolidated pattern. At the moment, the market capitalization of the entire digital asset economy is valued at roughly $ 125 billion and markets are seeing around $ 13.4 billion in global trade volume.

Also read: New Software Copernicus Has Mined Its First Bitcoin Cash Block 

Cryptocurrency Markets Drop in Value Once Again

It’s another day of trading within the digital asset economy as traders patiently wait for cryptocurrencies to make the next big market move. Prices are lower today after bulls attempted to move higher a couple of times over the weekend. This Monday, Dec. 3, the top 10 digital currency markets are down 3-11% over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin core (BTC) markets are down 6.5% today but are still up 0.87% over the last seven days.

Markets Update: Falling Cryptocurrencies Wipe Out Last Week's Gains

At the time of publication, one BTC is being swapped for $ 3,889 and the currency’s overall market valuation is just above $ 67 billion. Ripple (XRP) still commands the second position among the top digital assets and one XRP is trading for $ 0.35. The third largest capitalization, held by ethereum (ETH), is down 7.3% today. Ethereum has an average price of $ 108 per coin and an overall market valuation of $ 11.2 billion. Stellar (XLM) has managed to capture the fourth spot from bitcoin cash (BCH) but is down 6.7% over the last 24 hours. One XLM is being swapped for $ 0.15 per coin and the market is still up over 2% for the entire week.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are down 7.2% over the last day and have lost over 15% this week as well. One BCH is trading for roughly $ 155-165 per coin and is down to its lowest value in over a year. At the moment, BCH markets have a capitalization of around $ 2.8 billion and global trades this Monday are capturing $ 67 million.

Markets Update: Falling Cryptocurrencies Wipe Out Last Week's Gains

BCH trade volume is significantly lower than usual because it was roughly $ 120 million five days ago. This has put BCH in the 15th position, when it once commanded fifth position in 24-hour trade volume for weeks on end. Ethereum is dominating BCH trades this Monday by 63% out of all bitcoin cash swaps worldwide. This metric is followed by trading pairs like BTC (24%), USDT (8.9%), JPY (1.7%), and the KRW (1%).

Markets Update: Falling Cryptocurrencies Wipe Out Last Week's Gains

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the BCH/USD charts shows bulls have a ton of work to do in order for the price to gain some more upward momentum. Technical indicators still point toward the downside, looking at the four-hour interval during this afternoon’s trading sessions. The two common Simple Moving Averages (SMA) have a much wider gap now, with the long-term 200 SMA well above the short-term 100. This indicates the path toward the least resistance is still down rather than up and markets have been showing this data play out in real-time.

Markets Update: Falling Cryptocurrencies Wipe Out Last Week's Gains

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) oscillator also shows BCH markets are still oversold but it is not as extreme as RSI levels two weeks ago. Looking at order books shows bulls have to press past the current vantage point and other sell walls all the way up to $ 225. If buyers can manage to get the price that high, then there seems to be some smoother seas after that. However, things are looking bearish, and if the bears continue to claw prices down, they will be stopped by buyers temporarily between now and $ 130.

The Verdict: An Elusive Search for Benchmark Prices

Plenty of traders thought the last spike was merely a ‘dead cat bounce’ and prices have plunged significantly over the last six hours. More optimistic individuals continue to believe cryptocurrency prices will rebound by the year’s end. With the price of bitcoin core (BTC) below the $ 4K mark, many digital asset enthusiasts are wondering when the market bottom will appear. The founder of the cryptocurrency data web portal Cryptocompare, Charles Hayter, thinks a price indicator will arise from the current storm.   

“Bitcoin has been correlated to its hashrate and with it now falling, so is the price,” explained Hayter last Tuesday. “The idea is that the hash rate gives some idea of what underlying opex and capital costs people are willing to utilize to generate bitcoin and give it a benchmark price.”

Where do you see the price of BCH, BTC and other coins heading from here? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: Price articles and markets updates are intended for informational purposes only and should not to be considered as trading advice. Neither Bitcoin.com nor the author is responsible for any losses or gains, as the ultimate decision to conduct a trade is made by the reader. Always remember that only those in possession of the private keys are in control of the “money.”


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Florida Woman’s Last Text: ‘It’s Pretty Sketchy Here’

December 2, 2018 |

A Florida woman has gone missing in Costa Rica after visiting for her birthday and getting into an unknown car, WFLA reports. Carla Stefaniak, 36, was scheduled to return Wednesday, the day after her fellow traveler/sister-in-law flew back—but Stefaniak never made the plane. “She totally went missing, ghosted on…
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Jewels of France’s Last Queen Hit Auction Block

November 14, 2018 |

Let them eat their hearts out. Jewels that once belonged to Marie Antoinette, the extravagant and doomed last queen of France, are set to hit the auction block as part of what Sotheby’s calls “one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to appear on the market.” Sold by…
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CNN

Syrian Kurds resume push to rid ISIS from last pockets of Syria

November 13, 2018 |

Syrian Kurdish forces are resuming the final phase of operations against ISIS, as the terrorist group is pushed back into its last remaining slivers of territory.
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PR: Remco Launches Pre-ICO Token Sale – Parent Company Processed $700,000,000 in the Last 24 Months

November 8, 2018 |

Remco Launches Pre-ICO Token Sale - Parent Company Processed $  700,000,00 in the Last 24 Months

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

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TMZ

Pete Davidson Made Last Minute Call to Mention Ariana Grande on ‘SNL’

November 6, 2018 |

Pete Davidson made a late change right before ‘SNL’ to mention Ariana Grande’s name during this weekend’s episode … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the production tell us Pete heard Ariana’s new song, “thank u, next,” before showtime…

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