Day: June 29, 2020

Gifts and Remittances: Bitcoin.com’s New Tools Allow People to Send BCH via Email

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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One coronavirus benefit ends earlier in July than expected. Here’s everything that goes away – CNET

Enhanced unemployment benefits are ending July 31. Sarah Tew/CNET <div class=”c-tagMessage” readability=”7.1111111111111″> For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the <a href=”https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019″ rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>WHO website</a>. </div> <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Several benefits that were designed to ease the financial strains for Americans during the <span class=”link”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/health/coronavirus-test-how-long-does-it-take-to-get-covid-19-results-back/” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"link_anchor"}”>coronavirus pandemic</a></span> …

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Digital Currency Guru of $568M Cyber Fraud Forum Pleads Guilty

Sergey Medvedev, a Russian national who operated a digital currency escrow service for the $568 million payment card fraud forum he founded in 2010, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in what the U.S. government called its largest ever cyber fraud case.  Medvedev, 33, admitted in his June 26 plea before the U.S. District Court for …

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Amazon is bringing virtual viewing parties to Prime subscribers with Watch Party

Amazon is giving its Prime members the ability to watch TV shows and movies on Prime Video with friends using its new Watch Party feature. The feature is slowly rolling out, according to the company, and is only available in the US right now. Watch Parties will accommodate up to 100 viewers in one group, …

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Chrome for Android finally gets a bottom tab bar in new experiment

Enabling Chrome’s bottom tab strip. A close-up of the tab strip. You get a favicon for each tab. If you have too many tabs, the tab strip will be scrollable. Everyone reading this probably uses multiple tabs on a desktop computer, but on mobile, tab management can be tough. On and Android tablet, Chrome looks …

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Developers leak benchmarks from the Apple silicon Mac transition kit

Enlarge / Developers are wasting no time getting their hands dirty with the new A12Z ARM Developer Transition Kits. Axel Roest As reported by MacRumors, eager Apple developers are already posting benchmarks on the developer transition kits for Macs with Apple silicon. These kits are based on the Mac mini chassis but include ARM-derived Apple …

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Researchers Say New Lightning Network Attack Could Create ‘Chaos’

A study published on June 29 revealed a way to drain Bitcoin (BTC) wallets’ funds on the Lightning Network by exploiting a bottleneck in the system. According to the “Flood & Loot: A Systemic Attack On The Lightning Network” paper, Jona Harris and Aviv Zohar from the Hebrew University in Israel evaluated a systemic attack …

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Test Your Woodworking Skills In VR With ‘Vrkshop,’ Arriving Next Month On PC VR

Measure twice, cut once. Available next month in early access, vrkshop is an upcoming VR woodworking simulator that allows you to saw, hammer, and craft realistic woodwork using a generous selection of virtual tools, including a saw and hammer, calculator and chalkboard, speed and framing squares, and a variety of other useful instruments. Brought to …

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Next year’s Geneva Motor Show is canceled too

Robert Hradil via Getty Images Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 2021 Geneva Motor Show, originally scheduled for March 4th through 14th, 2021, has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The decision was made after a majority of exhibitors said they probably wouldn’t participate in a 2021 show, according to a statement from the event’s organizers. The 2020 …

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SpaceX’s reusable Falcon rockets have Europe thinking two steps ahead

By Eric Ralph Posted on June 29, 2020 In a rare instance of some connection to reality, a European Union commissioner overseeing the space industry has acknowledged the elephant in the room, admitting that SpaceX has changed the game for commercial rockets and that the upcoming Ariane 6 rocket may already be outdated. While slight, …

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