Tag: obitx

  • Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal

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    Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it. As it stands the deal “would be rejected by a significant margin” if MPs voted on it, she admitted. But she said she was confident of getting “reassurances” […]

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  • Alibaba Singles’ Day tops $30 billion but growth rate plunges

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    SHANGHAI – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.70 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles’ Day, but the event’s annual growth dropped to its slowest-ever rate. Shoppers in China and across the world snapped up hot items including iPhones, furniture and milk […]

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  • Blockchain Advocates Storm Governors’ Mansions and Retain House Seats in US Midterm Elections

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      Every four years in November, about halfway into each presidential term, voters in the US head to the polls to fill 36 state governor seats, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and about one-third of the 100 US Senate offices. Widely considered a referendum on a sitting president, midterm elections often […]

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  • Malware Not Found: How Cryptojackers Use Sophisticated Methods to Avoid Detection

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    The obfuscation capabilities of cryptocurrency mining malware creators are increasingly getting more and more sophisticated, according to cybersecurity researchers at Trend Micro. This is evidenced by a new cryptocurrency mining malware that the researchers came across which employs multiple evasion techniques in order to evade detection. Identified as Coinminer.Win32.MALXMR.TIAOODAM, the malicious crypto mining software poses as an […]

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  • Stop Viewing Work as ‘Trading Time for Money’

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    Instead, think like an entrepreneur About a month before I graduated college, it dawned on me that I needed to get a real job. Like, soon. Even though I had 22 years to process this fact, it still blindsided me. Perhaps a lifetime in an educational system built for the Industrial Age had done little […]

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  • Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

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    A new use case is emerging for cryptocurrency: helping women who’ve suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while also protecting their privacy. Case in point, a sexual assault survivor used the crypto-powered payment processor Seeds to crowdfund $500 in September after the trauma left her unable to work for several months. Had she used a […]

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  • Dennis Miller on 2020: ‘Why not Pelosi? What does it say about the Dems that they haven’t foisted her up?’

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    Dennis Miller obviously missed the memo that went out telling comedians to lecture audiences, hate on President Trump and stop being funny. Fox News caught up with the irreverant and erudite funnyman to get his thoughts on everything from his dream 2020 Democratic ticket to why late-night comedians will help Trump stick around the White House for another […]

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  • Fortune magazine sold for second time this year — for $150 million in cash

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    Parent company Meredith has “found some very unexpected buyers,” said one industry analyst. Meredith said on Friday it has an agreement to sell Fortune magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon, who is using his personal money to acquire the storied brand for $150 million. Jiaravanon is the second wealthy individual to come to the rescue […]

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  • Ethereum Sets Tentative January Goal for Next Blockchain Upgrade

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    Developers are eyeing January 16th as the date on which Constantinople, ethereum’s upcoming network hard fork, could launch. The upgrade for the world’s second-largest blockchain was originally targeted for November, bringing with it a host of design changes aimed at streamlining the platform’s code in a bid to boost performance. Yet the November launch window was […]

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  • French Lawmakers Want to Give Bitcoin Investors a Tax Cut

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    According to a French news website, France’s lower house of parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has backed a proposed plan from its finance commission which will effectively bring the taxes on bitcoin gains in line with other capital gains taxes in the country. At present, bitcoin sales are taxed about 20 percent more than traditional capital gains […]

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