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Elon Musk Hints at Tesla Accepting Dogecoin for Payments

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Elon Musk, also referred to in social media as the ‘Dogefather,’ due to its affiliation with the Dogecoin currency, has hinted Tesla could start accepting the currency as a payment for its cars. The company, which is now accepting bitcoin as payment for its cars and holds it as part of its …

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VORTECS Report: NewsQuakes boost DOGE hype, while TEL score rings a bell for traders

What can you say about Dogecoin that hasn’t been said before? How about this: Elon Musk’s tweets aren’t the only thing that let the DOGE out. This week, right in the middle of the retail trading frenzy that has turned everyone’s favorite cartoon puppy into a rabid bull-doge, Cointelegraph Markets Pro subscribers had the opportunity …

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Twitter’s latest robo-nag will flag “harmful” language before you post

Enlarge / Before you tweet, you might be asked if you meant to be so rude. Getty Images / Sam Machkovech Want to know exactly what Twitter’s fleet of text-combing, dictionary-parsing bots defines as “mean”? Starting any day now, you’ll have instant access to that data—at least, whenever a stern auto-moderator says you’re not tweeting …

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Gold Bug vs. Bitcoin Bug: A Look at the Curious Relationship Between Peter and Spencer Schiff

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>For years now the well known economist and gold bug Peter Schiff has continuously spoken out against bitcoin, as he claims precious metals are far superior. A great number of people have rebutted Schiff’s statements about bitcoin but during the last year, the gold bug has had a different thorn on his …

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Algorithms were under fire at a Senate hearing on social media

Enlarge / Chairman Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) (right) speaks with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law hearing April 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the effect social media companies’ algorithms and design choices have on users and discourse. …

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Snack companies are openly celebrating 4/20 thanks to DOGE

United States-based meat snack Slim Jim is the latest food brand to jump into the crypto space by promoting the meme-centric cryptocurrency Dogecoin. In a tweet today, Slim Jim announced it was launching its own nonfungible token, or NFT, featuring the Dogecoin (DOGE) Shiba Inu on the face of the moon underneath a rocketship with the …

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OFAC Escalates Russian Sanctions Listing Bitcoin Addresses, US Treasury Crypto Crackdown Rumors Spread

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Rumors concerning the U.S. Treasury cracking down on several financial institutions over money laundering has been spreading like wildfire on social media and forums. There’s been no formal announcement from the U.S. entity and at this stage, the news is widely considered FUD. However, some are assuming the hearsay stems from the …

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‘ETH has outperformed BTC by 250% since inception’: Raoul Pal triggers debate

Real Vision co-founder and CEO Raoul Pal has sparked a spirited debate after predicting that Ethereum and other coins with “network effects” will outperform Bitcoin over time. Pal shared a chart of Ether’s price relative to BTC since Aug. 7, 2015 —  six years after Bitcoin was created — showing that “ETH has outperformed BTC by …

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Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Enlarge / What’s happened to Russia’s flag? Sean Gladwell / Getty Images Russia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of outright blocking the social media site, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable for …

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Clarence Thomas blasts Section 230, wants “common-carrier” rules on Twitter

Enlarge / Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arrives for the swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House on October 8, 2018, in Washington, DC. Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla The US Supreme Court today vacated a 2019 appeals-court ruling that said then-President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment by …

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