Bitcoin surges to new high on reports software ‘fork’ suspended

Bitcoin surges to new high on reports software 'fork' suspended

  • Bitcoin surged by 10 per cent on Wednesday to hit an all-time high just shy of $8,000 US after online reports that an upgrade to the cryptocurrency’s software planned for next Thursday had been suspended.
  • Bitcoin experts cited a statement on the Linux Foundation website, signed by several high-profile bitcoin entrepreneurs and developers who had backed the plan, that said the “Segwit2x” upgrade would be scrapped for now as it could “divide the community”.
  • The upgrade would have changed bitcoin’s rules in a so-called “fork”, effectively cloning the existing bitcoin to create another cryptocurrency.
  • “Our goal has always been a smooth upgrade for Bitcoin,” the statement, authored by Mike Belshe, CEO of blockchain security firm BitGo, said.
  • Bitcoin surged from just below $7,500 US to a new record high of $7,888 US on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange in the 20 minutes that followed the statement’s release.

Bitcoin surged by 10 per cent on Wednesday to hit an all-time high just shy of $8,000 US after online reports that an upgrade to the cryptocurrency’s software planned for next Thursday had been suspended.
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New Sources for News and Data on ICOs, Cryptocurrencies

  • Nevertheless, the need for open and clear marketplace data is critical for investors, even as cryptocurrencies continue to gain greater market presence.
  • While data is certainly a struggle, so is news, especially regarding ICOs and cryptocurrency information.
  • The recent Chinese exchange ban highlights the volatility of news in the ever-changing crypto world.
  • In the recent Chinese confusion, certain outlets published news without having reliable sources, leading to greater levels of fear.
  • Companies like Snip, AKASHA, onG and Zloadr are seeking to create new sources for media by linking news writers and consumers together over peer-to-peer networks.

Companies are exploring new ways to offer valuable information for cryptophiles.
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Fanciful Bitcoin Banknotes Show How Digital Currency Might Look in the Real World

These fanciful #Bitcoin banknotes show how the digital currency might look in real life.

  • Each time there’s a transaction involving Bitcoin, an anonymous data “fingerprint” appears in a block recording the exchange.
  • This key innovation is the basis for “Block Bills,” a collection of paper banknotes that bring the virtual payment system into the real world.
  • Each of the 64 bills in the collection represents a single block in the blockchain ledgers.
  • At the bottom of each bill is a white bar with symbols that represent the specific address of the Bitcoin.
  • The timestamp at the bottom-right corner of each bill indicates the moment when that block of transactions was created.

There’s a lot of information embedded in this artist’s colorful renderings.
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Fanciful Bitcoin Banknotes Show How Digital Currency Might Look in the Real World

These fanciful #Bitcoin banknotes show how the digital currency might look in real life.

  • Each time there’s a transaction involving Bitcoin, an anonymous data “fingerprint” appears in a block recording the exchange.
  • This key innovation is the basis for “Block Bills,” a collection of paper banknotes that bring the virtual payment system into the real world.
  • Each of the 64 bills in the collection represents a single block in the blockchain ledgers.
  • At the bottom of each bill is a white bar with symbols that represent the specific address of the Bitcoin.
  • The timestamp at the bottom-right corner of each bill indicates the moment when that block of transactions was created.

There’s a lot of information embedded in this artist’s colorful renderings.
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Donald Trump Supporter Claims There Are ‘No Go Areas’ In England And Gets Promptly Schooled By Brits

Suggestions that London has 'no go areas' got shouted down as 'fake news' today

  • Zak Zales tweeted his enlightened comments after an attack in London Bridge left seven dead and 48 injured, 21 of them critically.
  • I’m a Londoner we don’t have “no go zones”— Cathy Ashley (@CathyAshley) June 4, 2017

    Cite your source.

  • — Bonabopn (@Bonabopn) June 4, 2017

    I work in Muslim majority area in London, I’m outwardly gay and proud and have never felt unsafe.

  • — Basil Genimahaliotis (@basil76) June 4, 2017

    I live in London , Give me where these are, I’ll go there , any time you want, and video those areas and send it to your twitter .

  • — Jules (@Littlesparkle67) June 4, 2017

    Some Londoners did begin suggesting that there could be no-go zones – but not for the reason Zales would have imagined…
    Actual places Londoners are reluctant to enter:Covent Garden street performer hellMadam TussaudsBreakfast club queueChanging at Bank— Stephanie Boland (@stephanieboland) June 4, 2017

    -Kings cross station, just all of it, get rid of it-Topshop on Oxford Circus- Shoreditch https://t.co/KsYXLdh0Uq— Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) June 4, 2017

    Lush on Oxford StWestfield Camden— Nicola (@nfpritchard) June 4, 2017

    It comes after Donald Trump was accused of “fake news” after he lashed out at Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, and his response to Saturday’s attack.

‘No there aren’t, you pillock.’
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Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o Are Officially Making A Film With Ava DuVernay

Yes, that Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie is actually happening

  • It all started with a tweet. 
    The Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o movie dreamt up by Twitter users and propelled to viral fame is set to become a reality. Netflix nabbed the rights in “a very aggressive bid” at the Cannes Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly reported. 
    Back in April, @blaquepink shared an iconic 2014 photo of Rihanna and Nyong’o seated together at Paris Fashion Week. 
    A picture for the history books pic.twitter.com/OgxAGZMn4Z— ash (@blaquepink) April 18, 2017

    User @1800SADGAL responded that the pair looked like the perfect duo. 
    Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj— WHOOPHERASSKOURTNI (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017

    And thus a movie idea was born.

  • Rihanna and Nyong’o were game. 
    I’m down if you are @rihanna https://t.co/vwHBWeCbFZ— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017

    Ava DuVernay will direct and Issa Rae is set to write, according to EW. DuVernay and Rae were also recruited by determined Twitter users. 
     “I really think it shows the power of people wanting to see stories that are women-centered, women of color-centered that are made by women of color,” DuVernay told TIME last month.

  • “I think it was really interesting that after Rihanna and Lupita were in the picture and the story went viral, it wasn’t about who’s the male lead or who’s the sidekick, it was about who’s going to write it?
  • But stuff like this👇🏾 just doesn’t happen on other social networks https://t.co/00ITqNN6bj https://t.co/1aZ7iV3tjw— 🙅🏾‍♂️avier Harding (@iamxavier) May 22, 2017

    Oh my god it’s happening https://t.co/IqRyQcUsa1— Alison Willmore (@alisonwillmore) May 22, 2017

    Rihanna and Lupita in a movie together made by Ava DuVernay based on those posts of the spy movie pic.twitter.com/0BGR5uIGLP— Ash (@DaisyIsBi) May 22, 2017

    Hey Internet, get ready to explode.

  • Looks like @rihanna/@Lupita_Nyongo buddy flick w @ava @IssaRae is real https://t.co/okM7nXtYOD via @ew— Nicole Sperling (@nicsperling) May 22, 2017

    OH MY GOD: EW reports that Netflix is making the Rihanna/Lupita movie w/ Ava directing Issa in talks to write!!

Never underestimate the power of Twitter.
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