By CCN Markets: Hollywood movie star Brad Pitt has reportedly invested in a “cold fusion” startup dubbed Industrial Heat, The Financial Times reports. Joining him for the capital venture into futuristic clean energy are Laurene Powell Jobs and English fund manager Neil Woodford. Incidentally, Pitt plays a Hollywood stunt double in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.” It hits theaters on July 26. New #OnceUponaTimeinHollywood pic with #BradPitt as Cliff Boothvia @empiremagazine#Quentintarantino #quentintarantinomovies pic.twitter.com/Azi9XqbBAJ — Quentin Tarantino News (@QTarantino_news) June 13, 2019 In real life, however, Brad Pitt seems to be playing Elon Musk’s stunt double.
Since it came to life in early 2009, Bitcoin has begun disrupting the world of finance. Over the years, this decentralized digital currency came to mean different things for different people. For some, it presented opportunities for prosperity, becoming the best performing asset in their portfolio. For others, this peer-to-peer cash for the internet represents a non-confiscatable digital gold that could enable financial sovereignty. For those who are concerned about civil liberty, Bitcoin’s censorship resistance and permissionlessness define it as free speech money. “Yellow Vest” protesters occupying in the streets of Paris found allies in this rebel crypto that promises to end the tyranny of central banks.
By CCN.com: Bitcoiners, rejoice! Only bitcoin (and maybe roaches) would survive a nuclear holocaust. In contrast, banks and fiat money would literally go down in flames. That’s what crypto pioneer Charlie Shrem wants you to know as you ponder a hypothetical dystopian future. “If the unthinkable happens, Bitcoin would be a highly durable currency during nuclear war,
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Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Jim Breyer stated that despite a prolonged crypto “nuclear winter,” he still believes that the promise offered by the technology is too great for it to be permanently buried by short-term market movements. Speaking at the 2018 Fortune Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, China, Breyer noted that while these are
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The Bitcoin Cash civil war is just days away from culminating in a contentious blockchain split, and the lead developer of the faction with the minority hashrate has advised that the development community should “get a patch ready” in case they need to pursue an emergency hard fork to change the cryptocurrency’s Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm.
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Bitcoin mining has been criticized by mainstream media, environmentalists and some economists for its energy consumption deemed excessive. Yes, the proof of work system burns a lot of electricity but does the planet suffer from deficit? Here’s a look at an interesting aspect of nuclear power generation – it turns out the wasted capacity of just several reactors is enough to satisfy the needs of the whole network. Besides, when fully loaded they are actually more efficient and safer.
Ever heard of the term crypto laundering? North Korea (DPRK) is trading, laundering and mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and possibly Monero (XMR) in order to evade U.S. sanctions, intelligence experts tell Asia Times. The isolated country with a population of 25 million could be raising up to $ 200 million USD to fund its nuclear and ballistic missile programs through digital coins.
Lourdes Miranda, a financial intelligence analyst, and Ross Delston, an expert in terrorist financing, told the paper that Kim Jong-un’s regime is trading cryptocurrencies on various exchanges as well as mixing coins (which obscures the senders and receivers of tokens).