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Cops Deliver Sobering Message on Missing 4-Year-Old

May 24, 2019 |

Even though Derion Vence was arrested almost two weeks ago in the case of missing preschooler Maleah Davis and charged with tampering with evidence relating to a corpse, Houston police weren’t explicitly saying they thought the 4-year-old had been murdered. That all changed Thursday, when Chief Art Acevedo said during…
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The Miz Gives Heartfelt Message to Ric Flair, ‘Keep Fighting!’

May 22, 2019 |

No characters. No script.  Just a heartfelt message from WWE superstar The Miz to his childhood hero, Ric Flair — telling Nature Boy to keep fighting like hell until he’s healthy and back with his wrestling family!!!  The Miz says…

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Crescent Cash Users Can Now Send Bitcoin Cash Via Text Message

May 16, 2019 |

On May 15, the BCH-based and open source Android wallet Crescent Cash launched a new feature that allows people to send bitcoin cash through a text message. The SMS sending service added to the wallet is due to the latest open source API introduced by the crypto startup Cointext.

Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully Upgrades — Schnorr Signatures Are Here

Crescent Cash Now Supports the Cointext API

Crescent Cash users can now send bitcoin cash to mobile phone numbers even if they don’t own a BCH wallet. News.Bitcoin.com reported on the Crescent Cash client during the first week of April and explained how the pseudonymous developer Pokkst became frustrated with the BTC network’s current scaling direction. So the programmer ported all of his BTC projects over to the BCH network and has been steadily adding to the Crescent Cash wallet. The Crescent light client available for Android operating systems was the third wallet to introduce Cash Accounts addresses, a system that gives people the ability to pay to a human-readable address instead of a long alphanumeric string. Then, a few weeks later, Pokkst introduced Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) support to the Crescent client and BCH fans can now store SLP-based tokens in their wallet. Thanks to the open API offered by Cointext, the Crescent Cash wallet can now send BCH to mobile phones.

Crescent Cash Users Can Now Send Bitcoin Cash Via Text Message

With the Crescent wallet, people can send BCH through an SMS text message and the funds will be immediately available to be re-spent using the Cointext application.

“Not only can you send to contacts, but you can manually type in a phone number and send BCH instantly, wallet-to-wallet, on-chain, to any mobile phone in the 42 countries Cointext supports,” remarked the Cointext founder and CTO Vin Armani during the announcement. “Now senders don’t need to use SMS to send to phone numbers,” Armani noted. “Nor do they need to maintain a balance at Cointext to use the SMS service.”

Crescent Cash Users Can Now Send Bitcoin Cash Via Text Message

Pokkst: ‘Bitcoin Cash Works Flawlessly, the Way BTC Used To’

Pokkst believes that the Bitcoin Cash protocol works as Bitcoin was originally intended by offering peer-to-peer cash transactions in a permissionless manner. The programmer has detailed that the BTC network’s high fees and unreliable transaction times are infeasible for a healthy medium of exchange. Moreover, the pseudonymous engineer thinks that the Lightning Network scaling solution is far too complex for everyday users. During the announcement Pokkst insisted:

BTC’s Lightning Network is simply too difficult and unstable for the layman to use. If we want Bitcoin to succeed, it needs to have an amazing, yet simple, user experience for the average person — Bitcoin Cash works flawlessly, the way BTC used to.

The BCH community was pleased to hear about another wallet that offers Cointext abilities. Electron Cash (EC) lead developer Jonald Fyookball showed interest in adding the concept to the EC light client. The Crescent Cash SMS feature using Cointext also supports BIP70 payment codes, which can be used to pay Bitpay invoices. After the BCH chain successfully upgraded and added Schnorr signatures on Wednesday, the Crescent Cash announcement added to the excitement. “There is so much happening in BCH lately, that I’m getting dizzy,” one user commented on the Crescent Cash announcement post.

What do you think about the Crescent Cash wallet implementing the Cointext API? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Meghan Markle receives stern message from Queen Elizabeth after scolding staff over eggs, claims royal expert

May 3, 2019 |

In the days leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle received stern words from Queen Elizabeth II over eggs, according to a royal expert.
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Democrats struggling for pocketbook message as roaring economy helps Trump

April 30, 2019 |

The economy is on fire right now, and that could be a major boost to President Trump’s reelection chances.
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Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

April 21, 2019 |

Attempts to Deplatform the @Bitcoin Account Reveals Private Message With Twitter CEO

A number of cryptocurrency supporters have been getting riled up lately over the @Bitcoin account on Twitter. Over the last 48 hours, various bitcoin core (BTC) supporters have been reporting the account to Twitter and the platform’s CEO Jack Dorsey. Things escalated when one BTC supporter private messaged Dorsey about getting the @Bitcoin account banned, to which the social media executive replied: “What do you recommend we do with it?”

Also read: Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly Snatching $ 30M

Private Messages Shared on Twitter Spark More Debate About the @Bitcoin Twitter Handle

Crypto Twitter has a lot of vitriolic energy and lately some of it has been directed at the @Bitcoin Twitter account. The account in question has over 930,000 followers and is controversial to some individuals because it regularly tweets about bitcoin cash (BCH). The @Bitcoin account described long ago how it changed it’s opinion since BTC wasn’t scaling and the Core developers behind it decided not to fix the issues at hand.

Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

By 2017, this became really apparent to the @Bitcoin account when network fees exceeded $ 50 per transaction and some Core enthusiasts decided to celebrate the problem. Since the BTC narrative change from peer-to-peer cash to a store of value, the @Bitcoin account decided to support the BCH roadmap. The account has been tweeting about BCH and criticizing the BTC network’s problems for quite some time now. This has caused some maximalists on Twitter to get infuriated with the account’s tweets and a few have been reporting the account to Twitter admins.

Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

Some of these people also called upon Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter who is also a known investor in the Lightning Network. A few of the people simply tagged @Jack and asked him to ban the account. However, one BTC proponent and analyst for Messari, Zack Voell, sent Dorsey a private message. Voell was allegedly sent a response from Dorsey as well, according to the screenshot Voell shared. “What do you recommend we do with it?” asked the Twitter CEO in the private message. After a few individuals told Voell that it was unethical to share a private message to the public, the tweet was then deleted. The owner of Bitcoin.org, Cobra Bitcoin, told Voell: “It’s bad etiquette to share private messages.”

Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO
According to this screenshot (now deleted) and shared by Messari representative Zack Voell, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded by asking: “What do you recommend we do with it?”

The @Bitcoin account has already been banned in 2018 and then subsequently shadow banned following the initial removal. The @Bitcoin profile, with close to 1 million followers, now has far less of an audience reach than before. On April 20, the account spoke out once again about the individuals attempting to silence it.

“The BTC maxis especially don’t like when I point out the obvious contradiction in promoting censorship-resistance as a fundamental value,” the @Bitcoin account tweeted. “While they also going around abusing Twitter’s report function to deplatform voices they don’t like. Twitter CEO @jack is aware and is complicit.”

A Private Account Is Free to Support Whatever Chain it Believes Is Bitcoin

After all the tweets about reporting the account to Twitter admins and the private message to Dorsey, many BCH fans changed their Twitter profile pictures and replaced them with the @Bitcoin avatar. They also started a hashtag #WeAreAllBitcoin as an act of protest, similar to last week’s Twitter display where many Twitter users changed their profile pictures claiming to be the Twitter user @Hodlonaut. The basic argument concerning the @Bitcoin account is that maximalists believe there can only be one version of Bitcoin and everything else is fraudulent.

Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

On the other side of the debate, BCH supporters and those of other forks of the protocol believe there are multiple versions of Bitcoin now. This is similar to the debate that was spurred when Ethereum split into two chains and there are many today who believe Ethereum Classic is a legitimate version of the protocol. Some even consider ETC the “original chain” whose immutability remains intact.

Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

There are also those who believe that only a couple of versions of the Bitcoin protocol have what it takes to compete in the free market. Supporters of the @Bitcoin account say the owner should be able to support any version of the protocol they desire.

Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

The @Bitcoin Twitter profile is a private account and no person or group besides the owner should obstruct the account’s opinions. In many people’s eyes, Bitcoin itself is open source technology, free from copyright, trademarks and owners, so banning the @Bitcoin account would be an act of censorship. Furthermore, with Dorsey being an investor in Lightning, some have said that it may not be in his best interests to ban an account based on the subjective opinions of others.

The debate on Twitter rages on this weekend and it has been quite the spectacle to say the least. It’s likely the arguments will continue in this vein long into next week across crypto Twitter. As the adage goes, there’s never a dull day in Bitcoin.

What do you think about the controversy surrounding the @Bitcoin account? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.


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Bernie Sanders touts working-class message at Pittsburgh rally

April 15, 2019 |

Sanders says he’s the best Democrat to win back key Midwestern states from Trump in 2020.
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Message to Russia: US B-52s deploy

March 21, 2019 |

The US Air Force recently deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for “theater integration and flying training” exercises with regional allies and NATO partners — a move viewed as sending a strong message to Russia, which is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its military annexation of Crimea.
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After Student’s Death, Family Has Message: ‘Never Walk Alone’

February 13, 2019 |

The family of a University of Vermont student who died in the snow after leaving a fraternity party alone wants to make sure no other student meets the same tragic fate. Connor Gage’s parents have started the “Connor Gage Never Walk Alone Fund,” with the aim of helping UVM educate…
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Amid Super Bowl Flap, a Message From Adam Levine

February 1, 2019 |

“We got you.” Per ET.com , that’s Adam Levine’s cryptic message on what he and Maroon 5 will do Sunday during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, a performance the band is getting a lot of flak for from fans angered by the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick and other…
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