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Ryan Murphy, creator of hit television series like “Glee,” says he will donate all profits from his new series “Pose” to LGBTQ charities.
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Somehow it doesn’t seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly. There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and neither…
Russia seems to have upgraded a nuclear weapons storage bunker in its Kaliningrad enclave, according to a new report.
Who is the richest person in the world? Who said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap?” Where do they drink the most alcohol per capita? Ireland, Scotland, Russia or France? Readers who immediately answered just might be perfect guests on Dominic Frisby’s Financial Game Show, launching in the United Kingdom. Prizes include standard fiat payouts, but the show is also offering prizes in bitcoin cash (BCH) and even silver bullion.
Game Show Offers Prize Money in Bitcoin Cash
A recent announcement blogged by famed UK financial guru, Dominic Frisby, explained he “is host and quizmaster in [a] classic gameshow full of fascinating financial facts. Contestants from the audience (willing volunteers only) can win big prizes including £500 in cash – there is £500 to be won every show – solid silver and bitcoin cash. Games range from higher-lower for house prices to to high-pressure quiz questions with the £500 jackpot at stake. Exciting, informative, amusing.”
Dominic Frisby is a well known author on things financial, including Bitcoin: the Future of Money? (praised by no less than Sir Richard Branson). He’s also something of a television star, hosting very popular shows on financial literacy such as Let’s Talk About Tax, blending both finance and humor. Indeed, he bills himself as “the world’s only financial expert and comedian.”
“I am very excited to be going to the Edinburgh Festival this August,” he posted. “My show is called Dominic Frisby’s Financial Gameshow. It’s at 5pm at the Gilded Balloon.” It’s a triumphant return of sorts, and mostly because it follows his “widely-acclaimed show, Let’s Talk About Tax.” As “the world’s only financial expert and comedian, Dominic Frisby has devised a new game show that mixes The Price Is Right with Mastermind. It’s all about money, finance, economics – you know, boffin stuff but made exciting,” Broadway World Scotland detailed.
Reviews have been positive. The Times described the new show as, “Very witty… entertaining and educational… impressive,” while The Spectator mused it was “Funny, absorbing… full of historical insights.” Mr. Frisby notes the show has “some great prizes for the winners: silver bullion kindly donated by Ross Norman at Sharps Pixley; Moneyweek subscriptions (thank you Merryn); bitcoin cash; and a £500 jackpot each show, donated by a mystery sponsor whose name is yet to be announced.”
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In a 1946 speech, Albert Einstein described racism as a “disease of white people.” He apparently had it, as revealed in the genius’s travel diaries, published entirely in English for the first time, per Quartz . Describing travels through China, Singapore, Japan, Palestine, and Spain between 1922 and 1923, per Newsweek…
The New Jersey school superintendent accused of pooping near the Holmdel High School athletic track on a daily basis was silent during and after his first court appearance, but his lawyer said he wants to see the full surveillance videos from the track. Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, charged…
The share of Americans working as independent contractors has declined since 2005, according to new data out Thursday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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There are a lot of members within the cryptocurrency industry who have tried to predict the price of digital assets like Bitcoin Core (BTC). Furthermore, there are also a ton of bigwig Wall Street types who also try to predict the price of cryptocurrencies — While some of their BTC forecasts predict the currency’s value will drop to zero, a few of them believe it will be $ 25-100K per coin by the end of 2018. Then there are organizations who use software and data analysis to predict the price of digital currencies and one research firm, Trefis Technologies, believes its year-end price prediction for BTC ($ 12,500 USD) will be accurate based on prior analysis.
Trefis Research Drop’s its Year-End Price Prediction Due to Data Based on Active Users and Daily Transaction Values
Trefis Technologies is a firm that uses data and analytics to measure risk, create a system of records, and forecast market trends. This week Trefis has updated its Bitcoin Core (BTC) price prediction that’s based on data aggregated from the number of active bitcoin users and daily transaction values. According to the company’s June research notes, the prediction has dropped around 17 percent from $ 15,000 per BTC to around $ 12,500 by year-end. The research firm Trefis also believes the current global regulatory climate towards cryptocurrencies has been affecting the overall value of BTC. The June analysis states:
The global cryptocurrency industry has seen a flurry of new developments since December. Many of these developments had a negative impact on the growth prospects of cryptocurrencies, like restrictions by banks on the use of credit cards to buy cryptocurrencies, and calls by financial regulators across the world for caution while investing in digital currencies.
The Trefis system or the ‘Bitcoin Price Estimator’ claims to be extremely accurate when it comes to trends and market forecasts. The company says while backtesting the Trefis Estimator for average monthly BTC prices the system had shown an accuracy rate of 94 percent.
Other Crypto-Price Predicting Software Oracles
Trefis is not the only cryptocurrency price estimator on the internet-block, as there are a few other online services that aim to predict prices at the end of 2018, and even five years out. Another web portal called Wallet Investor also uses analytics to forecast the price of a variety of different digital assets. For instance, the prediction site details that Ethereum (ETH) will spike to $ 1,221 by the year’s end and in five years the website guesses that the price will be $ 3,900 per ETH. The same web portal predicts the overall value of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in one year, and estimates show the site anticipates the BCH value per coin will be $ 1922. In five years Wallet Investor shows a BCH price increase of around $ 5949.
The forecast for the popular ‘bank coin’ Ripple (XRP) sees its price jumping to $ 1.37 per token and the XRP five year prediction is only $ 4.60. These data prediction sites like Trefis Technology and Wallet Investor, show far more conservative projections than the number of investors predicting BTC will be $ 25K or higher by the year’s end. Moreover, some people may find that actual data may provide better estimates than some big shot venture capitalist who is merely guessing to cause media attention towards themselves.
What do you think about these websites that use aggregated data to forecast the price of cryptocurrencies in one year? Do you think these systems are as accurate as they claim? Let us know your thoughts on this subject in the comment section below.
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The images show a town buried, nearly obliterated, by Sunday’s deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala that’s claimed over 90 lives.
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