Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

Iowa bans nearly all abortions as governor signs 'fetal heartbeat' law

The law will go into effect July 1 if the courts don't stop it. Planned Parenthood's Iowa chapter already has announced it will file a lawsuit.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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UBS Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Highly Speculative Investment Vehicles’

The chairman of Switzerland’s largest bank UBS warns against crypto, but sees potential opportunity in using blockchain tech Cointelegraph.com News

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Samsung Profits Surge on High Demand for Bitcoin Mining Chips

South Korean Samsung Electronics saw its operating profits surge in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year. The company attributes the increase to its semiconductor division which manufactures bitcoin mining chips and says that it expects the trend to continue into the second quarter. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Profits Surging A ...

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Ripple (XRP) Hit With Class Action Law Suit

Ripple Lawsuit: Something interesting has occurred within the crypto sector, this time centering around Ripple (XRP). A law firm has announced that it filed a class action suit against Ripple Labs. The suit, filed yesterday, targets the following parties: Ripple, XRP II, and CEO Brad Garlinghouse.  Ripple Lawsuit  The suit essentially states that the company’s sale of Ripple (XRP) tokens violates ...

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Bitcoin Goes Physical: Swiss Start-Up Launches Pilot Sale Of BTC ‘Banknotes’

Fintech start-up issues first physical Bitcoin “banknotes” Cointelegraph.com News

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Crypto-to-Cash Lending is Growing Quite Popular These Days

Over the past year, cryptocurrency-backed lending has grown very popular with organizations like Salt Lending, and Unchained Capital trying to capture a piece of this emerging industry. Projects like Salt Lending have issued millions worth of crypto-backed loans so far and the teams behind these digital currency operations believe crypto-to-cash lending is going to be a pretty big deal in ...

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IOTA (MIOTA), Cardano (ADA), and EOS: Coins Down

The crypto markets are sporting both a red and green look today. The top-three coins are up, while coins like IOTA (MIOTA), Cardano (ADA), and EOS are down. So what’s going on? Let’s see what we can find out.  IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA is currently selling for $ 2.45. This puts the coin down 5.86% in the past twenty-four hours.  Source: ...

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Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX

Enlarge / SpaceX has tinkered with its Falcon 9 rocket for a decade. Now, it says it’s done. (credit: SpaceX) Less than eight years after its maiden launch, the Falcon 9 booster has become the most dominant rocket in the world. Modern and efficient, no rocket launched more than the 70m Falcon 9 booster launched last year. Barring catastrophe, no ...

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