Cryptocurrency BitConnect Breaks Records in Value and Market Cap

  • ASHFORD, United Kingdom, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BitConnect Coin (BCC) has announced a new record high, in terms of value and market capitalization.
  • BitConnect Coin (BCC) is an open source, peer-to-peer, community driven decentralized cryptocurrency that allows people to store, invest their wealth and even earn a substantial interest on the balance stored in the wallets.
  • According to the leading cryptocurrency market website CoinMarketCap, BCC breached the top 20 chart for alternative coins in total capitalization value.
  • By connecting with the community, BCC users can increase the value of their coins in the wallets as the cryptocurrency’s price increases.
  • BitConnect is an open source platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency users to earn, learn, buy and sell bitcoins to other trusted community members directly.

ASHFORD, United Kingdom, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BitConnect Coin (BCC) has announced a new record high, in terms of value and market capitalization. The cryptocurrency’s record growth, in a matter of few months, come as the development takes off with the introduction of a range of new apps
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Trump border wall ask: $1B for 62 miles

  • The $999 million requested by the White House in its budget supplement for just defense and border security spending would cover just 48 miles of new wall, according to justification documents from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by CNN.
  • The budget request documents also make clear that the Trump administration is looking to ramp up border security elsewhere, specifying millions to bolster detention facilities and legal support for building the wall.
  • W. Ralph Basham, a former Customs and Border Protection commissioner under the Bush administration, said instead of paying for a concrete border wall the government should strategically fund increases in surveillance technology and the construction of additional fencing based upon recommendations made by DHS.
  • Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified to Congress in February that some border patrol agents made him aware of their concerns about a solid, concrete wall as opposed to see-through fencing.
  • Experts also said at the same House Homeland Security Committee hearing that a border fence could have advantages over a concrete wall, because agents could more easily see across the border.

The Trump administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles — including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border.
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A Bitcoin civil war is threatening to tear the digital currency in 2 — here’s what you need to know

  • There’s a civil war in the bitcoin community over the digital currency’s future.
  • Developers, miners, and other stakeholders are locked in a heated debate over how best to scale the network, with chances steadily rising of irreconcilable differences causing a so-called “hard fork” that would split Bitcoin in two.
  • Bitcoin is in crisis, and while there’s broad consensus that something needs to be done, there’s little agreement on what.
  • To put it simply: Bitcoin is too popular, and can’t handle the weight of transactions going through the network.
  • To put it less simply: Bitcoin transactions are processed in so-called “blocks” that involve complex cryptography to verify and set

There’s a civil war in the bitcoin community over the digital currency’s future. Developers, miners, and other stakeholders are locked in a heated debate over how best to scale the network, with chances steadily rising of irreconcilable differences causing a so-called “hard fork” that would split Bitcoin in two. Bitcoin is in crisis, and while there’s broad consensus that something needs to be done, there’s little agreement on what. What’s the problem? To put it simply: Bitcoin is too popular, and can’t handle the weight of transactions going through the network. To put it less simply: Bitcoin transactions are processed in so-called “blocks” that involve complex cryptography to verify and set
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The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Two-Hour Finale Will Feel ‘Like A Movie’

The @PLLTVSeries two-hour finale will feel

  • The final 10 episodes of the teen drama begin airing on April 18, and from what showrunner I. Marlene King has to say, fans are in for a real doozy.
  • Given that “Pretty Little Liars” pretty much reigns supreme when it comes to ridiculous plot twists, you know King isn’t messing around.
  • Could it be that “A” has been one of our Liars all along?
  • Before we get too wrapped up in fan theories, King did have some happy news to share: your favorite PLL couples will be “endgame.”
  • We’ll be covering the final episodes of “Pretty Little Liars” on Instagram.

I. Marlene King has a “huge twist” planned for the final episode.
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Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves

Dozens of homes and businesses in Brooklyn have been wired into a microgrid, which allows members to exchange excess-electricity credits.
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Solid gold coin worth $4m stolen from Berlin museum

Solid gold coin worth $4m stolen from Berlin museum - BBC News #bitcoin

  • A giant gold coin bearing the Queen’s image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.
  • The Canadian coin, nicknamed the “big maple leaf”, has a face value of $1m – but because it is 100kg (220lb) of pure 24-carat gold, its value is much higher at today’s price for gold bullion.
  • It is not clear how the thieves evaded the alarm system or carried the heavy, half-metre (20.9 in) coin away.
  • The coin is thought to be too heavy for a single person to carry, and police believe the thieves entered through a window.
  • The coin cabinet at the Bode Museum holds more than 540,000 objects, but German media report only the “big maple leaf” was stolen.

The “big maple leaf” coin, which shows Queen Elizabeth II, weighs 100kg and is made of pure gold.
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This year 525 banks will shut: will yours disappear?

This year 525 banks will shut: will yours disappear?  Maybe try #bitcoin?

  • High-street banks have announced more than 461 branches will close this year as customers move to online and telephone banking.
  • The need to visit branches is reducing further as technology develops – just this week customers were told they could clear a cheque in just 24 hours by taking a photo on their smartphone or iPad.
  • Andrew Hagger, from Moneycomms, the personal finance site said: “As customers can do most banking without the need for a branch, it’s no wonder the banks are closing.
  • “The group of customers requiring face-to-face services is also getting smaller and the banks will know which of their sites are unprofitable.
  • The banking group said its decision to shut 30 RBS and 128 NatWest branches came after a “dramatic shift” in its customers’ banking habits.

High-street banks have announced more than 461 branches will close this year as customers move to online and telephone banking.
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