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Rep. Steve Scalise Blames Texas School Shooting on Not Enough Religion

May 21, 2018 |

GOP House Whip Steve Scalise says maybe if there was more faith, religion and God in schools across America the mass shooting at a Texas high school last week could’ve been prevented. The congressman was at Reagan National Airport on…

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Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

May 21, 2018 |

The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10…
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Military Chopper Drops Ammo on Elementary School

May 19, 2018 |

Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas, reports the AP . The Ysleta Independent School District says no one was injured when the ammo box hit Parkland Elementary School in El Paso…
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Cuomo’s ‘open letter’ to Trump after Texas school shooting slammed on Twitter: ‘YOU do something’

May 19, 2018 |

Hours after a gunman opened fire in a Texas high school classroom, killing at least 10 people, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter demanding President Trump “DO SOMETHING.”
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Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis wore ‘Born to Kill’ shirt, posted about guns, reports say

May 18, 2018 |

Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been identified as the suspected shooter who fatally shot at least nine people at a Texas high school on Friday.
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At Least 10 Dead in Texas School Shooting

May 18, 2018 |

At least 10 people were killed in a shooting at a high school near Houston Friday morning, and most of the victims were students, said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He also said one person was in custody and a second person was detained in regard to the shooting at…
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Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed Questions

May 18, 2018 |

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed Questions

Mathematics questions pertaining to bitcoin have been included in recent high school matriculation examinations in the Netherlands. Approximately 200,000 Dutch students are estimated to have taken the OVW exam, a mandatory test for students seeking tertiary education in the Netherlands, which included five bitcoin-themed questions.

Also Read: Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights”

Dutch High School Examinations Feature Bitcoin-Themed Maths Questions

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed QuestionsAccording to a rough translation of the examination paper circulating on Reddit, students were given the following question introduction:

“Bitcoin is a digital currency that only exists online. It has existed since January 1st, 2009, and can be used as payment method in webstores and for other online services. Bitcoin is not, like standard money, made by a central bank. Instead, all bitcoin that exist are created by having computers participate in solving specific mathematical problems. This works as follows: everyone can run special software on his or her computer that participates in solving such a mathematical problem. The owner of the computer that solves the problem receives 25 (newly created) bitcoin as a reward. Because it was the case that in 2014 such a problem is solved every 10 minutes, 25 new bitcoins were created every 10 minutes. On January 1st, there were (approximately) 12.2 million bitcoin.”

Following from the preceding introduction, students were asked to solve five different mathematical problems. The questions asked that students “calculate in what year the amount of bitcoin exceeded 18 million,” “calculate from which year on the reward will be less than one bitcoin,” “determine the maximal amount of bitcoin that can be in circulation,” in addition to posing addition problems based on the formula used to employed to solve the aforementioned questions.

Netherlands Warming to Cryptocurrency

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed QuestionsThe test has been offered to students following increasing recognition of cryptocurrency on the part of Holland’s institutions.

During March, the Court of Amsterdam determined that bitcoin possesses “properties of wealth” whilst adjudicating a civil rights case between an individual seeking repayment from an unfulfilled contract pertaining to bitcoin mining. The court concluded that “bitcoin represents a value and is transferable” and “thus shows characteristics of a property right. A claim for payment in Bitcoin is, therefore, to be regarded as a claim that qualifies for verification.”

Earlier this month, the ambassador of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Rob van Gijzel, presented a national blockchain research agenda, which had been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The ministry had created a designated committee, TopTeam ICT, tasked with analyzing the potential legal, economic, and ethical implications of distributed ledger technology in the Netherlands.

Do you think that more schools across the world will seek to integrate themes pertinent to bitcoin into examinations as cryptocurrency adoption grows? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Military helicopter drops ammo over Texas elementary school, busts hole in roof

May 18, 2018 |

A military helicopter accidentally dropped a box full of ammunition over a Texas elementary school Thursday afternoon, leaving a gaping hole in the roof, according to officials.
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At Least 2 Dead After School Bus Collides With Dump Truck on Highway

May 17, 2018 |

A school bus taking children on a field trip to a New Jersey historic site collided with a dump truck Thursday, ripping the bus apart, knocking it on its side, killing two people and injuring more than 40 others. The two dead are a teacher and a student, the AP…
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Cops: ‘Hats Off’ to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

May 16, 2018 |

As far as senior pranks go, this may win “Most All-Around Appreciated” in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police Department…
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