Day: September 25, 2020

Israeli Lawmakers Plan to Exempt Bitcoin From Capital Gains Tax in Draft New Law

Israeli lawmakers have proposed in a draft new law to treat bitcoin as a currency instead of an asset for tax purposes, local media reported. According to a report from Globes, four legislators from the Yisrael Beiteinu political party presented the Income Tax Ordinance (Taxation of the Sale of Digital Currencies) bill in the Israeli …

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Netflix’s answer to X-Men just became really, really good – CNET

Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy is streaming now on Netflix. Netflix <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Heading into tricky second season territory,&nbsp;<a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/netflix/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{&quot;action&quot;:&quot;inline-annotation|Netflix|CNET_TAG|333&quot;}” section=”annotation”>Netflix’s</a> <a href=”https://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-umbrella-academy” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>The Umbrella Academy</a> builds from a solid base. Season 1 saw the Hargreeves superhero family tackle the apocalypse with slow-mo shoot-’em-ups, glam-rock stompers and an X-Men …

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Rare case of black licorice poisoning kills man in Massachusetts

Enlarge / Bulk black licorice candy. Getty | Andia Because 2020 hasn’t provided enough extraordinary ways to die, the universe offers a grim reminder that eating too much licorice candy can be deadly. A 54-year-old construction worker died in Massachusetts recently after eating an excessive amount of black licorice—which naturally contains a toxin called glycyrrhizin, …

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Degens for Hire: Based.Money Is Launching Moonbase, a Place for DeFi Projects to Find Community

BASED has a new method for aligning decentralized finance (DeFi) projects with each other. At its core is a smart contract called Moonbase, CoinDesk has learned.  Based.Money is a project of the Ghouls, a loose consortium of crypto developers, artists, designers and meme makers. Friday night, the outfit will release its newest project since BASED, …

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Nevada Woman Charged in Bitcoin Murder-for-Hire as a Mystery Hacker Again Turns Tipster

A Nevada woman is facing federal charges for allegedly paying a darkweb hitman $5,000 worth of bitcoin to murder her ex-husband in a case that shares striking parallels with another recent murder-for-hire plot. The charges demonstrate how individuals who view bitcoin as a gateway to criminal dealings – thinking, perhaps, that the crypto provides unparalleled …

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Square CEO Jack Dorsey says Bitcoin holds the keys to security

The Oslo Freedom Forum, an event-based entity under the wing of the Human Rights Foundation, or HRF, digitally hosted Square CEO Jack Dorsey for a quick interview on YouTube. During the engagement, the CEO spoke positively of crypto’s largest asset, Bitcoin (BTC).  “The whole spirit of Bitcoin, for instance, is to provide a trusted system …

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All 45 seasons of SNL arrive on Peacock October 1st

NBC via Getty Images NBC’s Peacock streaming service will start streaming its entire back catalog of Saturday Night Live episodes on October 1st, according to Deadline and Variety. Once all 45 seasons of SNL make their way to Peacock, it will mark the first time the entire run of the sketch comedy show has been available …

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Roland’s WM-1 turns your instruments into (MIDI) cord cutters

Roland Let’s face it, when you start building out a fleet of synths, cable management can quickly become an issue, with all those wires connecting everything creating an inescapable rat’s nest. Enter Roland with its new WM-1 Wireless MIDI adapter. It’s a combination 2.4GHz and Bluetooth dongle you plug into your MIDI-compatible instrument that allows …

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