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Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces Virginia Senate run to challenge Mark Warner

July 8, 2019 |

Former U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor announced Monday on “Fox & Friends” that will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner. 
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Luka Doncic Could Play 25 Years In NBA with New Medical Tech, Mark Cuban Says

June 18, 2019 |

Mark Cuban says he wouldn’t be surprised if young NBA stars, like Luka Doncic, played into their 40s — thanks to new medical technology that can prevent non-contact injuries … and he’s dead serious. The Dallas Mavericks owner was super…


Conor McGregor Threatened By Boxing Champ After Mark Wahlberg Challenge

June 14, 2019 |

A boxing champ wants to beat the hell out of Conor McGregor both in the ring AND the Octagon … with Regis Prograis saying, “I’ma hurt your ass!” … and it’s all ’cause of Mark Wahlberg. Here’s the deal … Conor called out Mark on social media…


NBA’s P.J. Tucker Wants Harsher Punishment for Warriors Part-Owner Mark Stevens

June 7, 2019 |

Houston Rockets player P.J. Tucker ain’t happy with the NBA’s 1-year ban against Golden State Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens … telling TMZ Sports, “It should be more!” As we previously reported … in addition to the 1-year ban, Stevens was…

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup

June 5, 2019 |

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces His New Blockchain Startup

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is dipping his feet back into the crypto industry as he wants to help Japan become a powerhouse within the blockchain economy. The former CEO of the now-defunct exchange told the media on June 5 about his new venture called Tristan Technologies.

Also read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement

Mark Karpeles Is Back in the Crypto Business

Statistically speaking, Mark Karpeles was extremely fortunate to have been found not guilty of embezzlement in Japan, which has a 99% conviction rate throughout the land. In March, Karpeles was handed down a suspended sentence of roughly two and a half years and if he stays out of trouble he won’t have to serve time. Now the former Mt. Gox CEO has announced he’s stepping back into the crypto world and revealed his new blockchain startup to media outlets. Regional publication The Mainichi detailed that Karpeles’ new venture called Tristan Technologies aims to utilize his expertise with cryptographic technology.

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup
On June 5, Mark Karpeles spoke to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan 公益社団法人 日本外国特派員協会.

According to Mainichi reporters, Karpeles told the press that he wants Japan to be the global leader when it comes to blockchain technology. So he’s established a startup in the country that aims to provide a new operating system (OS) that uses a distributed ledger technology framework and claims to be faster than OS competitors.

“Japan used to be engineering superpower in terms of its PCs but right now, taking the cloud for example, it’s the U.S. that dominates,” the former Mt. Gox CEO told the press. “But I still believe in the potential Japan has and I would like to develop that — My love for Japan has not changed.”

Last year, in mid-April, it was reported that Karpeles landed a C-level position as the chief technology officer (CTO) for a firm called London Trust Media (LTM). It is uncertain how long Karpeles worked there, but the firm did not stray too far from the cryptocurrency industry either. LTM is a technology company that invests in virtual private network companies and digital currencies. The startup has created apps like Inbrowser for Mobile, and a cryptocurrency market cap monitor for Slack. When Karpeles disclosed this information last year, he was interviewed by the press in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. At the time, Karpeles also revealed that there were times after his prison release when he feared for his safety and he was still facing embezzlement charges.

“After I came out, I felt like in a kind of dream, like I didn’t feel things were real — Even today I’m not sure yet,” Karpeles told the media.

Karpeles also still runs a blog called, which shares information about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In the blog he also expresses opinions concerning what should happen with the current Mt. Gox civil rehabilitation plan. “As I see things Coinlab is still today the largest obstacle to getting this situation solved promptly,” Karpeles wrote. Karpeles emphasized to the press this week that he currently holds no digital assets. “I wouldn’t say I’m rich today,” Karpeles said, noting that he was starting his life from scratch. The former exchange operator has also published a book called “Cryptocurrency 3.0” and told regional reporters in Japan that he still finds great interest in the crypto space. It’s unclear what Tristan Technologies’ new blockchain operating system will offer in a time where distributed technology projects have taken a backseat, with most people now focused on cryptocurrencies that have real use cases. But it’s a sure bet with the latest announcement that the crypto community will be hearing a lot more from the former Mt. Gox CEO.

What do you think about Mark Karpeles’ new blockchain venture? Let us know what you think about this story in the comments section below.

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Trump tweets in support of LGBT people to mark Pride Month

May 31, 2019 |

President Donald Trump is tweeting in support of LGBT people to mark LGBT Pride Month.
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Mark Steyn on Hillary Clinton: ‘This isn’t funny anymore,’ She’s responsible for the last 2 years

May 3, 2019 |

Conservative commentator Mark Steyn responded Thursday to Hillary Clinton’s latest television appearance calling the former Democratic presidential nominee “a disgrace,” blaming her for the Russia investigation because “she didn’t know how to lose.”
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Spectacular crashes mark action-packed Paris ePrix

April 28, 2019 |

Formula E’s wildly unpredictable fifth season continued at a rain-soaked Paris ePrix, as Robin Frijns became the eighth different driver to win one of the eight races this season. – RSS Channel – World

Jeopardy! Champ Breaks $1M Mark in Record Time

April 24, 2019 |

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Osundairo Brothers Sue Mark Geragos for Defamation in Jussie Smollett ‘Attack’

April 23, 2019 |

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