Day: October 25, 2020

Hash Watch: 73% of Bitcoin Cash Blocks Mined With BCHN, Poloniex Launches Fork Futures

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/387399″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/wb_728x180-33.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>The Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) upgrade is 21 days away and there’s a possibility the blockchain may bifurcate on November 15. On Sunday, October 25, statistics show that 731 out of the last 1,000 …

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Here’s how your second stimulus check may be bigger the second time around – CNET

Would the amount of your stimulus check go up or down in the second round or stay the same? Here’s what we know and how it could change. Angela Lang/CNET While the timeline for a new economic stimulus package — and therefore a second stimulus check — is still up in the air, there are …

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Tether’s general counsel doubles down on support for Peter McCormack

Stuart Hoegner, general counsel for Tether and cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, is pushing back against claims the stablecoin operator has abandoned podcaster Peter McCormack in his lawsuit against Craig Wright, the Australian national claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. In an Oct. 24 tweet from Hoegner, the general counsel called a recent article from crypto media platform …

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Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the table

Tatjana WAGNER via Getty Images Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric system that can detect food, drinks, and other objects based …

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Crypto Long & Short: Why the PayPal Rally Isn’t What It Seems, and Why That’s OK

The bigger you are, the bigger the splash when you jump in the water. And when it comes to mainstream payments companies, there are few bigger than PayPal. In case you’ve been totally avoiding the headlines over the past few days (and who could blame you), PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) this week confirmed its entry into …

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Facebook reportedly bracing for US election chaos with tools designed for “at-risk” countries

Facebook is planning for possible chaos around the November 3rd US presidential election with internal tools it’s used before in countries like Sri Lanka and Myanmar, The Wall Street Journal reported. The plans may include slowing the spread of posts as they begin to go viral, altering the news feed algorithm to change what content …

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How Hackers Exploited Twitter’s VPN Problems, Obtained God Mode and Took Over Accounts

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/411174″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”https://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/daw_1456x360-40.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><strong>An investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services has revealed how the great Twitter hack in July happened. A total of 130 high-profile, celebrity accounts were compromised and many were used to tweet about a …

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Stimulus check qualifications may change with the second payment. Here’s what to look for – CNET

A change to qualifications could bring families more money. Sarah Tew/CNET We won’t know exactly when Americans can get a second stimulus check as part of a new economic relief package until negotiations are wrapped (here’s our best guess for delivery), but the good news is that your potential payment could actually be bigger for individuals …

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New Trailers: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Prom, News of the World, and more

So in between catching up with episodes of Grace and Frankie and watching the presidential debate, I tried to watch the new Netflix version of Rebecca, which is exactly the kind of flick I am usually 100 percent here for. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t able to really get into it, but I …

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Coinbase CEO prompts furious accusations of hypocrisy as he pushes political misinformation

Less than a month after Brian Armstrong declared Coinbase should “be laser focused on achieving its mission,” he seemingly violated his own policy by tweeting a political post riddled with falsehoods… during business hours.  In an Oct. 23 tweet from Armstrong’s personal account, the Coinbase CEO posted a link to a blog written by Rob …

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