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Woman in Crash With Prince No Fan of Message She Got

January 20, 2019 |

Another ding on Prince Philip’s driving record. Two days after the 97-year-old’s Land Rover Freelander collided with a Kia and ended up on its side , British tabloids published photos showing the Duke of Edinburgh behind the wheel of a new Land Rover on Saturday—without his seat belt on. The…
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Lawmaker starts packing pistol to send message to potentially violent protesters

January 18, 2019 |

A Virginia state senator this week began openly carrying a .38-caliber revolver strapped to her hip, calling it a “deterrent” against confrontational protesters and other potential threats.
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April Wine Frontman Gets ‘Unbelievable’ Message

January 5, 2019 |

Myles Goodwyn loved that guitar—and then it was gone, for 46 years. The former April Wine frontman says he played his Gibson Melody Maker on songs like “You Could Have Been a Lady” and “Bad Side of the Moon” with the Canadian band in the early 1970s, per the…
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Kim Jong Un Had a New Year’s Message for Trump

January 1, 2019 |

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions and pressure, the AP reports. During his televised New Year’s speech, Kim said he’s ready to…
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US Military Tweets, Deletes Odd New Year’s Eve Message

January 1, 2019 |

US Strategic Command had an odd New Year’s Eve greeting for the world, tweeting Monday, “#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger.” Drop what, exactly? Apparently a bomb, as the tweet was accompanied by…
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In Mattis’ Farewell Message to Staff, an 1865 Quotation

December 31, 2018 |

Outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is quoting President Abraham Lincoln in a farewell message to defense employees, urging them to stay focused on their mission. Mattis quoted from a letter Lincoln wrote in 1865 to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. It said: “Let nothing which is transpiring, change, hinder, or delay…
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Ex-Google researcher says stopping leaks now company’s top priority, engineer had nasty message for leakers

December 9, 2018 |

A former senior Google employee who resigned in protest over the company’s plan for a censored search engine in China has said that despite the numerous controversies surrounding the tech giant, preventing leaks is now the “number one priority” of its leadership. 
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Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails

November 17, 2018 |

Another 'Satoshi Message' Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails

It’s been a crazy week in cryptocurrency land as a large portion of the community watched the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network split into two chains on Nov. 15. Following the 24 hours of the BCH hash war, an interesting message was found stemming from block height 9 that claims there is an “issue with Segwit.” Of course, a few cryptocurrency developers have once again deemed the latest Satoshi signature as “fake” and have explained that the new message was likely another fluke attempt by Craig Wright.

Also read: Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Confident a Resolution Is in Sight

Cryptocurrency Community Scrutinizes Another So-Called Signed Message from Satoshi

Another 'Satoshi Message' Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails During the second day of the BCH hash war, a few cryptocurrency enthusiasts came across a message that appeared to be a valid signature for Satoshi’s key in block 9. The address contained a message which warned of some issues with the Segwit protocol on the BTC chain. Furthermore, the owner of Coingeek, Calvin Ayre, tweeted out to his followers a small statement in regard to the block 9 key signature and stated that “Satoshi Lives.” Ayre also retweeted the message from a Twitter account called “@Satoshi” which led to a few other tweets about the message.

“I do not want to be public, but, there is an issue with Segwit,” explains the signed message and the tweet from the now deleted, but archived Satoshi handle. “If it is not fixed, there will be nothing and I would have failed — There is only one way that Bitcoin survives and it is important to me that it works. Important enough, that I may be known openly.”

The Satoshi Twitter handle also tweeted a message across the social media platform that said:

The message will be clear in Dec 2019.   

Another 'Satoshi Message' Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails
Most of the cryptocurrency community believes the signed message is just another failed attempt by Craig Wright.

More Proof of Nothing

With all that’s going on in the BCH community and specifically Craig Wright, many observers believe the signature stems from him. Of course, a large majority thought it was just a PR stunt from Wright and company and quickly disregarded the message.

Another 'Satoshi Message' Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails
The message allegedly signed by Satoshi.

However, lots of people took a closer look at the message and agreed that it likely derived from Wright and even so the signature was still phony. For instance, the CTO of Purse, Christopher Jeffrey, detailed that the message appeared to be a valid signature from Satoshi’s key in block 9 but further stated that “anyone can mutate a hash for a valid ecdsa signature to produce a seemingly ‘new’ signature/message.” Jeffrey further said that he and a friend had fun creating fake Satoshi signatures in the past. “Looks like another failed attempt from Craig Wright if I had to guess,” explained the Purse developer.

Another 'Satoshi Message' Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails
Many respected bitcoiners explained that they considered the message to be phony and invalid.
Another 'Satoshi Message' Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails
CTO of Purse, Christopher Jeffrey.

In addition to Jeffrey’s statements, the BTC developer Gregory Maxwell showed the Reddit community on r/btc how easily the fake signature message can be accomplished. Jeffrey further explained on Reddit that he had long suspected that Craig would attempt this type of stunt. Overall, most of the BCH community members across social media channels like Twitter and Reddit didn’t seem to think the latest Satoshi message was legitimate. Craig Wright did respond to a Twitter handle called @Checksum0 who tweeted about the message during the day and said, “No, that is bamboozled — The last time it was spent from that address is 2009.”

Later on, Wright did tweet some more cryptic messages to his Twitter followers that seemed very similar to the block 9 message.

“I have done all I can for now to warn people — I will work to make the system right, it is not you, it is not your profit, it is sound money for the world,” Wright detailed. “If you cannot understand that, I cannot make you — I hope that your children will. About a year from now, I have something to release, but, right now, I cannot. So, the place is marked and saved, and in the time it takes, you will find what that is… when it is fixed — So, more cryptic markers,” the Nchain representative concluded.

What do you think about the so-called message from Satoshi warning about Segwit in Dec. of 2019? Do you think the signature attempt was phony and proved nothing? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.


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Jessica Tarlov: Midterm elections – Democrats’ closing message is clear… Go vote!

November 6, 2018 |

I remain cautiously optimistic about the midterms and Democrats’ prospects in 2020. At this moment, though, there is nothing more powerful – and should be as frequently repeated – as Michelle’s message of turning out on Election Day.
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