Month: October 2020

Bitcoin price metric suggests $15K surge after US elections — report

Bitcoin (BTC) has support to climb all the way to $15,000 if historic trends repeat themselves this year, a new report says. Compiled by crypto index fund provider Stack Funds on Oct. 15, the report highlights Bitcoin’s market cap vs. realized cap ratio (MVRV) fuelling gains, which could smash $12,000 resistance. Report expects “significant break” …

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OnePlus pulls Facebook bloatware from the OnePlus 8T

OnePlus is removing Facebook bloatware from the OnePlus 8T after the company was criticized for pre-installing Facebook’s apps and services on the OnePlus Nord and 8-series. OnePlus confirmed the news to Input, meaning the new phone will only come with Google, OnePlus, and Netflix software pre-installed. Part of the reason for the outcry was that …

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Finance Redefined: Can DeFi and on-chain governance change human nature? Oct. 7-14

This week, one bit of news really grabbed my attention: Dharma getting criticized for allegedly trying to capture Uniswap governance. Dharma is the company behind a crypto payments and exchange app, a sort of Ethereum-based cousin of Square’s Cash App. Or at least that’s what I previously used to describe it — if you visit …

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Breitling Goes Live With Ethereum-Based System to Put All New Watches on the Blockchain

The actual Breitling watch given to James Bond in the 1965 film “Thunderball” (it had a built-in Geiger counter) apparently wound up being sold at a car boot sale for £25 ($33). The collector’s piece was later auctioned at Christie’s for a cool $160,000. Such mysterious circumstances could never befall a Breitling watch from today, …

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SpaceX schedules Starship’s first triple-Raptor static fire test

By Eric Ralph Posted on October 14, 2020 A photo posted by CEO Elon Musk confirms that SpaceX has successfully installed three functional Raptors on Starship SN8 just hours before road closure notices revealed the company’s first triple-engine static fire schedule. Technically, it’s incorrect to say that Starship serial number 8 (SN8) is the first …

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Review: Healing and hope in Star Trek: Discovery’s third season

Enlarge / “The Federation isn’t just about ships. The Federation is its people.” CBS | YouTube The most frequent complaint levied against Star Trek: Discovery during its first two seasons was: “This doesn’t feel like the Star Trek I remember.” The critics did indeed have a point—from the outset, Discovery tried to lean into the …

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