Billionaire Mark Cuban is often the guy on “Shark Tank” who graciously declines to make an investment into one of the hopeful entrepreneurs pitching to him and a panel of investors. He’s also backed some smash hits whose revenues have soared. While his latest investment may not be on “Shark Tank,” Cuban has found a cause worthy of his name – artificial intelligence (AI) startup Hala Systems that helps to save lives in war-torn regions including Aleppo. Cuban announced on Twitter that he’s pouring $ 1 million into the company, saying: “Hala uses AI for social good to do truly extraordinary
On Feb. 22, bitcoiners rejoiced when the financial banking giant Fidelity was handed the ‘Lightning torch’ as the Lightning Network’s social experiment was passed on to its latest bearer. Then, two days later, the new Lightning torch holder made the decision to exclude passing it on to a cryptocurrency executive from Iran because of U.S. sanctions. After a few words were exchanged between the torch holder and onlooking cryptocurrency supporters, an argument erupted over the debacle. The exclusion showed that a good portion of the community believes it is wrong to censor individuals over arbitrary laws and invisible borders.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has published another research paper validating bitcoin’s legitimacy as a currency, even when used as a tool to facilitate private transactions. The report, which was written by economist Charles Kahn and published by the St. Louis Fed last month, examines the role of private payments in monetary systems.
You hear stories of these mastermind criminals who have tonnes of Bitcoin stashed away, ready to be sold at the end of their sentence. Obviously, there’s not a lot you can do with your crypto when you’re in jail, until now that is.
In a historical move, one that may well shake the foundations of the law in the future, a judge in San Francisco has agreed to accept a bail payment from a cyber criminal in Bitcoin.
The CoolWallet S by CoolBitX is a credit-card-like hardware wallet for storing Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and select ERC20 tokens — but just how “cool” is it? Let’s find out!
First and foremost, let’s get one thing straight — you’re not going to find a ‘cooler’ looking hardware wallet anywhere on the market today.
Coming packaged in a black and gold box that looks fit to hold a luxury watch — with a personal message from CEO Michael Ou printed in gold lettering on the inside cover — the CoolWallet S offers a distinctively premium feel from the moment one unpacks it.
Bitcoin’s ubiquity is almost sealed, as more and more entertainment shows weave the world’s most popular cryptocurrency into plotlines. A current example is CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles, starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, where the digital asset plays a leading role. $ 10 million of it are stolen from a mining farm, and agents are dispatched. The episode, “Outside the Lines,” will air Sunday, 22nd April, 9pm (ET/PT).