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Dodgers, Red Sox in 1st World Series Face-Off Since 1916

October 21, 2018 |

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. “Sweet Caroline” or “I Love LA.” Yet for all their rich history—dating back to Babe Ruth…
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Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

October 19, 2018 |

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night.
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Cobo Raises $13M in Series A Funding Round

October 18, 2018 |

Chinese Cryptocurrency Wallet Cobo Raises $  13 Million in Series A Funding

Chinese startup Cobo raised $ 13 million this week in a Series A financing round led by DHVC and Wu Capital. The Beijing-based company — established by Bihang wallet developer Changhao Jiang and Shixing “Discus Fish” Mao, the co-founder of F2Pool — said it will use the funds to support the international expansion of its two wallet offerings.

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Global Expansion

Chinese Cryptocurrency Wallet Cobo Raises $  13 Million in Series A FundingCobo has developed two main products: a multi-asset software wallet and a “military-grade” hardware wallet. The new funding round brings total investment in the company to $ 20 million to date. Cobo plans to expand in the U.S. and several Southeast Asia markets, particularly Vietnam and Indonesia.

The company claims that more than 500,000 people have downloaded Cobo Wallet since it was launched earlier this year. It already supports more than 30 major cryptocurrencies and 500 tokens. It also features multiple layers of security, including two-factor authentication, hot-cold servers and hardware security module encryption.

“Cobo’s unique approach redefines the concept of crypto asset management and creates new opportunities for investors,” said Judy Yan, managing director of DHVC. “The team leverages their extensive blockchain experience to help safeguard users’ assets while also generating returns for their benefit.”

Bank-Grade Cold Storage

Chinese Cryptocurrency Wallet Cobo Raises $  13 Million in Series A FundingThe company also announced that Cobo Vault, its hardware product, is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo for $ 479. It features a “bank-grade” encryption chip, as well as a tamper-proof self-destruct mechanism that wipes all stored private keys and data if someone tries to physically force the device open, in addition to other security measures.

Cobo Vault also boasts a 4-inch LCD display with an IP68 waterproof rating. The company claims the product’s MIL STD-810G-certified (U.S. military standard) brushed aluminum case is strong enough to remain intact after being run over by a car. Cobo Vault handles transactions over the air by having users scan a QR code, which changes dynamically.

“With the increasing investment into cryptocurrencies, the only truly safe means of securing crypto is to store it in a cold storage wallet,” said Jiang, the company’s CTO. “Cobo Vault sets a new, groundbreaking standard for cold storage wallets, with the first truly all-around secure hardware wallet designed for holders that can’t risk losing their investment.”

Does anyone really need a military-grade or bank-grade hardware wallet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Cobo.


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Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

October 3, 2018 |

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

Later this month, the London Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Speaker Series II will take place at Huckletree Shoreditch. It’s one of the final times representatives from Coingeek and Bitcoin.com, among other BCH enthusiasts, will meet prior to the November 15th hard fork. Though not overtly about forks, it is a chance for the public to hear thoughts from important developers and marketers about the future of decentralized digital currency.

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Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II in London at the End of This Month

Mark Hebblewhite, Head of Marketing at Coingeek.com, Gabriel Cardona, Senior BCH Developer at Bitcoin.com and Founder of Bitbox, Alex Agut & Rafael Seibane, Founders of Hand Cash, and Alejandro De La Torre, VP Business and Operations of BTC.com, are part of the lineup set for Thursday, October 25th, 6pm to 9pm, in London for the second Bitcoin Cash Speakers Series.

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

According to organizers at Cryptartica and Coingeek, supported by partners Bitcoin Cash Association (BCA) and Bitcoin.com, the event is “a follow-up to the first Speaker Series event. The series aims to cover the recent BCH ecosystem development and to nurture the local BCH community in London.”

Cryptartica, a co-organizer, bills itself as “early adopters of” Bitcoin Cash, and a “first Bitcoin Cash store.” They’re a “platform in which independent designers can earn cryptocurrency by turning their unique ideas into high-quality and customization products.” BCH shirts, mugs, posters, and assorted swag can all be found on their site. Coingeek, the other principal organizer, is part of the Ayre Group, and it has a news site, a Citizenship Investment Program, a BCH Mining Pool, and it routinely organizes well-attended BCH-related conferences around the world.

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

A Comprehensive Evening

“The first part of the evening,” organizers explain, “will focus on BCH adoption. Mark from Coingeek and Gabriel from Bitbox will discuss about how their companies/projects help spread BCH adoption.” Gabriel Cardona’s Bitbox claims to solve BCH developer redundancies, making it theoretically easier to build applications, and has over 40,000 downloads through more than 100 countries. He’s also traveling the world explaining Wormhole, a BCH way to tokenize on-chain.  

The event also includes Brew Dog, “the first major brewery to accept cryptocurrency, will also speak about their experience in adopting BCH. On the second half, the focus will shift towards wallets. Alex and Rafa, founders of Handcash, will speak about their journey towards creating a user-friendly wallet.” Early this year, “Nchain Group announced they had ‘closed a deal’ that gives the company a large stake in the Handcash platform. According to Nchain, the deal was facilitated through the company’s investment arm Nchain Reaction. News.Bitcoin.com reported on Handcash this past February when the team launched its bitcoin cash beta client for Android phones. The Handcash app allows users to transact with BCH using NFC technology and the platform was created by two developers from Spain, Alejandro Pascual Agut and Rafael Jiménez Seibane,” news.Bitcoin.com detailed.

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

Lastly, “Alejandro from BTC.com will then close the event,” organizers explained. BTC.com is best known for its block explorer, mining pool, and a mobile and web wallet. Last week, these pages outlined a new teaming between BTC.com and Bitpay. “BTC.com has announced its wallet will enable Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 70 (BIP-70) for payment transactions, which is especially helpful between customers and merchants, becoming an industry standard of sorts. The wallet has more than one million users, and with BIP-70 they will be able to buy products from popular processing platform Bitpay, which has a $ 1 billion merchant market,” we documented.

Will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below. 


Images courtesy of Shutterstock. 


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India launches a sex offenders registry in response to a series of rape cases

September 27, 2018 |

India is to launch a national register of sex offenders in a bid to combat a rise in reports of sexual violence against women and children, following nationwide outrage over a string of high-profile gang rape cases.
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Netflix Just Picked Up a Huge New Series

September 20, 2018 |

Bodyguard premiered on BBC One recently to the highest launch numbers for any new drama on any UK channel in a decade—and Netflix just picked it up. The “terror thriller,” as Deadline describes it, is about a war veteran assigned to protect the home secretary in his role as…
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TMZ

Bruce Wayne’s Penis on Display in New ‘Batman: Damned’ Comic Series

September 19, 2018 |

Batman fans are getting a good hard look at Bruce Wayne like never before — ’cause the Dark Knight’s manhood is on display in a new comic that’s definitely not for kids.  DC just added a new installment to their Black Label series with…

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TMZ

President Bush’s Emotional 2001 World Series Pitch, Broken Down By Ex-Yanks Catcher

September 11, 2018 |

Everyone’s seen the video of President George W. Bush taking the mound at Yankees Stadium on October 30th — in the wake of 9/11 — but the man who caught the pitch is telling us what went down behind the scenes.  TMZ Sports spoke with Todd…

TMZ.com

‘Shameless’ star Emmy Rossum leaving the Showtime series

August 30, 2018 |

Actress Emmy Rossum announced on Thursday that she will be leaving Showtime’s “Shameless.”
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