Month: September 2020

Tesla giveaway from David Dobrik encourages people to vote

By Joey Klender Posted on September 30, 2020 Tesla owner, enthusiast, and YouTube sensation David Dobrik is doing another Tesla giveaway, but this time, people register to vote. Dobrik has teamed up with HeadCount, a nonprofit organization that encourages people to register to and perform voting responsibilities during the upcoming election. Dobrik posted a photo …

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Celebs back away from Trump admin.’s $300M COVID-19 ad campaign

Enlarge / Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers on May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson / Getty Images The Trump administration’s more-than-$300-million “public advertising and awareness campaign” on the COVID-19 pandemic is floundering as A-list celebrities back away …

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Crypto Bets on the US Election Show Joe Biden Winning the Presidency by 60%

During the first half of the year, betting portals that allow people to wager cryptocurrencies on the upcoming U.S. election had shown Donald Trump winning the election. However, after Tuesday evening’s Presidential Debate, betting markets like Cloudbet show Joe Biden’s chances of getting elected is favored by 61% over the incumbent Trump. Tuesday’s Presidential Debate …

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SpaceX Falcon rockets win third consecutive NASA launch contract

By Eric Ralph Posted on September 30, 2020 SpaceX’s Falcon family of rockets continue to dominate the US launch market, most recently securing their third consecutive NASA launch contract this year. On September 25th, NASA announced that it had awarded SpaceX a contract to launch its Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission and several …

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Prospective Node Operators Stake $125M in ETH to Participate in NuCypher Encryption Network

Encryption startup NuCypher has finished distributing its network’s native token, NU, to over 2,000 prospective node operators who staked more than $125 million worth of ether (ETH) during the month of September. NuCypher’s system will hit Ethereum’s mainnet on Oct. 15. Primarily marketed as a solution for developers building decentralized applications (dapps), NuCypher helps firms …

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MakerDAO Adds Chainlink, Compound, Loopring as Collateral Options

The MakerDAO community has voted to add support for a trio of new tokens for the decentralized finance (DeFi) loans that generate DAI stablecoins. Vaults are now open for deposits of Chainlink’s LINK, Loopring’s LRC and Compound’s COMP. Community members pitched proposals to add the tokens this summer and voted for their integration via Maker’s …

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Judge Rules Kik’s Token Sale Violated US Securities Law

A U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that Kik violated securities law when it raised $100 million via a token sale in 2017. Judge Alvin Hellerstein, a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York, wrote that in his view, Kik’s “token distribution event” (TDE) satisfied the three prongs of the Howey Test, referring to …

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Verizon’s mmWave version of the Pixel 4a 5G costs $100 extra

Google / Verizon Earlier today, Google announced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, both of which Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) will carry. But if you want to purchase the latter through the carrier, you’ll have to pay $600 or $25 per month on a two-year Verizon Device payment plan to get the device. That’s …

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Spike in new participants buying Bitcoin is ‘obviously bullish’ — Analyst

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has remained relatively flat for September and the strong decline in altcoin and DeFi token prices seems to be making the situation worse for many investors.  Despite this lack of bullish momentum, on-chain data reveals that new participants are joining the Bitcoin network at an alarming rate.   Although the price …

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