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The crown jewels for Democrats in their insatiable quest to overturn the results of the 2016 president election are Donald Trump’s tax returns.
William Morris Endeavor’s bid to return a $ 400-million investment to the Saudi Arabian government because of an outcry over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been fulfilled, according to a person with knowledge of the talks.
WME, the Hollywood agency and content-packaging company,…
Venezuela’s self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, returned to the country on Monday, risking arrest for violating a travel ban in his bid to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Declaring he knows he is at risk, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned Monday to his homeland to renew his campaign to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido landed at the country’s main airport, about 25 miles from Caracas, the capital, the AP reports. He said in a…
Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido returned to the country on Monday, risking arrest for violating a travel ban in his bid to oust the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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House Democrats are vowing to get their hands on President Trump’s past tax returns. And according a spokeswoman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, they will “take all necessary steps” — including litigation — to get them.
Sen. Marco Rubio has joined the buybacks-are-bad-for-America bandwagon, calling for a new tax that would neutralize the advantage repurchases have over dividends. But it turns out any advantage they have for investors vanished a while ago.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg Intelligence compared the…
On Feb. 14-17, 2019 the fifth annual Anarchapulco conference, dubbed “Life Unchained,” will be hosted in Acapulco Mexico. During previous Anarchapulco events, the pro-freedom and liberty event dedicated a whole day to blockchain innovation and cryptocurrency solutions, but this year all four days will have a devoted focus on digital currencies.
Anarchapulco 2019: Life Unchained
Anarchapulco is coming to Mexico again and this year’s lineup of speakers is filled with well-known libertarians, economists, and cryptocurrency advocates. This February’s event will mark the conference’s fifth year and every one has been bigger than the last. Organizers are expecting more than 3,000 guests to spend four days near the sunny beaches of Acapulco at the world-class Princess Mundo Imperial resort. Participants will hear keynote talks about entrepreneurship, investments, and politics alongside discussing important topics like cryptocurrencies, philosophy, health, and sustainability.
The Anarchapulco lineup of speakers this year includes popular freedom activists such as the Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick, former U.S. Senator Dr. Ron Paul, AIER editorial director Jeffrey Tucker, anarchist philosopher Larken Rose, syndicated columnist Judge Andrew Napolitano, and Unschooling Advocate Dayna Martin. Speaking with news.Bitcoin.com, Anarchapulco organizers explained that per usual, cryptocurrencies will be an integral part of this year’s event. For instance, the conference is the only crypto event that accepts digital assets for both tickets and hotel reservations. “Through our online payment portal we can accept any of over 800 currencies as payment,” explained Anarchapulco’s Community Producer, Dayna Martin.
“Anarchapulco is really pushing for the whole community to create real life marketplace opportunities for exchange,” Martin added. “The everyday use of crypto as a currency strengthens the overall viability and continued growth and Anarchapulco encourages this daily.”
Our desire is to share the message and applicable tools for every living person to live a life unchained from physical, mental and financial freedom — Decentralization of the banking system through blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash are an important tool for just that.
Jeff Berwick: ‘Cryptocurrencies Are a Key Factor Toward a Free World’
Anarchapulco will have a lot of familiar activities hosted at prior events like a poker tournament that will be held In the Cryptopulco Lounge. The four-day conference will feature other special ventures like the “Tiger Ayahuasca” ceremony and “Candles in the Dark” with Larken Rose and Amanda Rachwitz. There will also be plenty of activities lined up for families and children like the sandcastle and fairy house building on the beach.
Anarchapulco plans to be a freedom-focused event for all ages, conference founder Jeff Berwick told news.Bitcoin.com. Unlike some conferences that claim to promote liberty by working with governments, Berwick explained how Anarchapulco puts an emphasis on true freedom.
“With the growth of governments worldwide, all the wars, central banking impoverishment and daily reductions in individual freedoms there has never been a more important time for the growth of the voluntaryist/anarchist movement,” Berwick told our newsdesk. “While other conferences may call themselves ‘freedom’ events there are no others that outwardly are calling for complete freedom like Anarchapulco.”
Berwick further noted that the fact that the conference has doubled in size every year for the last five years shows that there is a growing awakening and the answer to many of the world’s problems today lies in the complete abolition of government and central banks. Cryptocurrencies are an integral part of engendering economic freedom. Berwick concluded by saying:
For the last three years, we dedicated one day of Anarchapulco to cryptocurrencies, called Cryptopulco. This year, for the first time ever, we are running Cryptopulco for all four days on its own dedicated stage — This is because we believe cryptocurrencies are a key factor to getting to a free world.
What do you think about the fifth annual Anarchapulco event? What conferences will you be attending in 2019? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
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In this edition of The Daily, a video gamer streaming on Twitch has received crypto donations totaling over $ 70,000 and a hacker believed to be behind the 51 percent attack on the Ethereum Classic blockchain has reportedly returned $ 100,000 in ETC coins. Also, Electrum developers have issued another series of warnings about phishing attempts using the name of the popular cryptocurrency wallet.
Gamer Gets $ 70,000 in BTC Donations
A video gamer going by the nickname “Sick_Nerd” has been tipped more than $ 70,000 in cryptocurrency while streaming a game of Runescape on Twitch. Most of the money was donated in several separate transfers of BTC by another user with the handle “lightpuma.”
The game played in front of a couple of thousand viewers is a version of Runescape, which is the most popular edition of the “massively multiplayer online roleplaying games” genre. It has been estimated that Runescape has over 250 million players.
On Friday, Sick_Nerd got a total of 46 crypto donations amounting to around 20 BTC worth around $ 73,000, at the time of writing. Other Twitch users have recorded the stream and the gamer’s reactions. Later Sick_Nerd went to Twitter to thank his mysterious benefactor.
Thank you to my mysteriously benefactor whoever you are, genuinely a life changing amount of money that I or nobody deserves but look what happened.
— Sick Nerd (@Sick_Nerd) January 11, 2019
Last year, the popular video game streaming app Twitch enabled its users to tip each other with a number of major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), and litecoin (LTC). The feature was integrated with the help of a company called Streamlabs and the tips are sent through the users’ Coinbase accounts.
Exchange Receives Back $ 100,000 Stolen in 51% Attack
The hacker, or group of hackers, believed to be responsible for the 51 percent attack against the Ethereum Classic blockchain has reportedly returned $ 100,000 worth of ETC coins to the cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io, the trading platform announced in a blog post. The company said it’s trying to contact the attacker but hasn’t received any reply yet. The exchange commented:
We still don’t know the reason. If the attacker didn’t run it for profit, he might be a white hacker who wanted to remind people the risks in blockchain consensus and hashing power security.
Gate.io conducted its own analysis and concluded that the hashing power of the ETC network is still not strong enough. That means another 51 percent attack is still possible if enough hashing power is rented to launch it.
The exchange said it raised the number of ETC confirmations to 4,000 before accepting deposits and introduced measures to detect a new attack. The company urged other digital asset trading platforms supporting ethereum classic to also take steps to protect their users from blockchain reorg or rollback.
Electrum Warns About New Phishing Attempts
Following an announcement about a phishing attack in December, Electrum developers have now raised the alarm about numerous other projects attempting to clone the popular wallet. On Jan. 10, they issued a warning on Twitter stating that “there is an ongoing phishing attack against Electrum users, where rogue servers ask users to install bitcoin-stealing malware. We released version 3.3.2, which mitigates the attack.”
One of the attacks is being conducted through a fake Electrum wallet for stellar (XLM). The platform issued an alert noting that the electrum-xlm [dot] info is a Bitcoin-stealing malware. It tweeted: “There is no way to easily port wallet software from Bitcoin to Stellar, because these are completely different projects. Please do not download altcoin variants of Electrum, unless you really know what you are doing.”
When you download Electrum for any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin, you are downloading software that is not endorsed by us, and you are likely to download malware aimed at your bitcoin wallet. Do not expect integrity from people who promote sh*tcoins.
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) January 3, 2019
The Electrum dev team also warned they have nothing to do with a project called Electrum Dark: “They are using our name without our permission. Please be very careful with altcoin versions of Electrum, as they are sometimes used as a vector to install malware that targets your real Bitcoin wallet.”
The previous phishing attack was conducted through malicious servers, which when asked to broadcast a transaction through a legitimate Electrum wallet, replied with an error message directing users to download a fake ‘security update’ from an unauthorized Github repository. The unknown hackers reportedly managed to steal over 200 BTC.
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Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Livestreamfails, Sick_Nerd (Twitter), Electrum.
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