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Embattled Wells Fargo likely to operate under Fed-imposed growth cap into next year, CEO says

May 14, 2018 |

Wells Fargo & Co.’s stiff penalty from the Federal Reserve over its unauthorized accounts scandal and other consumer abuses will continue into next year, the bank’s chief executive told investors Thursday.

The Federal Reserve in February ordered the bank to stop growing its assets beyond $ 1.95…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. airlines pocketed $15.5 billion last year, including a record $4.6 billion in bag fees

May 8, 2018 |

The good times for the nation’s airlines continued last year, with the country’s largest carriers reporting a combined profit of $ 15.5 billion, including $ 4.6 billion from baggage fees.

The 23 largest airlines reported a combined after-tax profit for the fifth consecutive year, representing a strong…


L.A. Times – Business

No Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

May 4, 2018 |

The Swedish Academy won’t name a winner in 2018, to take time to repair the damage from a scandal over allegations of sexual-assault and financial impropriety.
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There Will Be No Nobel for Literature This Year

May 4, 2018 |

The Nobel Prize in literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within the ranks of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a weekly meeting in Stockholm…
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PR: Brock Pierce and 25+ Crypto Whales in the Most Expected Coinsbank Event of the Year

April 28, 2018 |

Brock Pierce and 25+ Crypto Whales in the Most Expected Coinsbank Event of the Year

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– Federico Pistono, Hyperloop;
– James Glasscock, DNA Capital (the world’s premiere crypto venture fund);
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Spring cleaning: 10 tricks for saving money all year

April 28, 2018 |

Take care of these chores once a year and you’ll save a bundle in emergency service calls.
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Amazon Prime’s price is jumping to $119 a year — but there are ways around paying that much

April 27, 2018 |

Amazon Prime’s price is about to go up. Anyone in the United States who wants a new annual membership has about two weeks to subscribe before the cost jumps 20%.

Starting May 11, the cost of an annual Prime membership in the U.S. will rise to $ 119 from $ 99. The increased price will apply to renewals…


L.A. Times – Business

Bitcoin Was the Ninth Most Popular Wikipedia Article Last Year

April 27, 2018 |

Bitcoin Was the Ninth Most Popular Wikipedia Article Last Year

Its seems users who frequent the online encyclopedia platform Wikipedia read the ‘Bitcoin’ article hosted on the site a lot. According to statistics, the Wiki Bitcoin page was the ninth most read article on Wikipedia last year.

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Bitcoin Article on Wikipedia Was the Ninth Most Popular Last Year

Last year lots of people were inquiring about the cryptocurrency bitcoin and the word itself was one of the topmost trending words searched in 2017 according to Google Trends data. Another area where bitcoin was searched frequently was the website Wikipedia. The website hosts a free encyclopedia that is openly editable, while educational resources are also provided in 299 different languages. Wikipedia recently published its “Annual Top 50 Report” which includes a curated list of the top fifty most popular articles on Wikipedia throughout 2017.

Bitcoin Was the Ninth Most Popular Wikipedia Article Last Year
The Wiki Bitcoin article was the ninth most popular last year on Wikipedia.

According to Wiki’s data, the ‘Bitcoin’ article was the ninth most popular encyclopedia post last year just below the ‘United States’ articles and just above the Netflix drama series ‘13 Reasons Why.’ Bitcoin stands among other top ten editorials documenting Donald Trump, Game of Thrones, and Queen Elizabeth II. The introduction in the Wiki Bitcoin article states:   

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.

Bitcoin Was the Ninth Most Popular Wikipedia Article Last Year
The Wiki Bitcoin article is just below the ‘United States’ article, and above the Netflix original show ’13 Reasons Why.’

Wiki Senior Editor: ‘Bitcoin the Much-Hyped “Future of Money”’

Last year the ‘Bitcoin’ article accumulated over 15 million views and the page peaked in traffic on December 8, 2017. In the annual report Wiki Senior Editor JFG gives the article a bit of an odd introduction.

“For our dear readers who can’t make heads or tails of this novelty: Bitcoin is as good as gold, shinier than lead, bubblier than tulips, held deep in the mines, and driving people nuts,” explains the Wiki editor.  

Gold has enriched adventurers and bitcoin has held fools to ransom. You may dive in a pool of gold, but lose it all at war. Strangely, while you can still buy gold today and forget about it until your great-grandchildren cash it out, the much-hyped “future of money” has turned into the most speculative intangible asset of all time, while proving totally unsuitable as a means of payment.

Within the archives of 5,000 most popular articles from last week according to the Wiki page ‘User:west.andrew.g/popular pages,’ Bitcoin ranks at number 354. The page is aggregated from raw data which displays articles with at least 1,000 hits in a seven day period and only the most popular are published through the feed. Ethereum just makes the cut at 3710, Cryptocurrency 1273, and Blockchain slides ahead at 312. All of the data showing how popular digital currencies are on Wiki is derived from the company’s content consumption metrics which shows datasets of raw dump files and page views.

What do you think about the Bitcoin article on Wikipedia placing 9th most popular in 2017? How do you think it will fare in 2018? Let us know in the comments below.


Images via Pixabay, Wiki Commons, and Wikipedias Top 50, and User:west.andrew.g/popular pages raw data.


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In First 4 Months of the Year, Saudi Arabia Beheaded 48

April 27, 2018 |

Human Rights Watch is calling on Saudi Arabia to fix its “notoriously unfair criminal justice system” after revealing that over the past four months, 48 people have been executed in the country. Half of those people were put to death over non-violent drug charges, the group says. Rights experts are…
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