Andreas Antonopoulos Thinks Bitcoin ATMs Need to Be Completely Redesigned

Mastering Bitcoin Author Andreas Antonopoulos recently gave at talk at Harvard’s i-lab, spending much of his time in front of a small audience describing the various issues with Bitcoin as a brand. He noted many problems with the terminology[add link to bitcoin terminology is broken and wrong piece] used in Bitcoin, and he also focused on specific products or services in the Bitcoin space that seem to be doing a disservice to potential users. At one point during the presentation, Antonopoulos turned his attention to Bitcoin ATMs, asking the audience how many of them had used one of the machines in the past. While a few people raised their hands, those hands went down when Antonopoulos then asked how many […]

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Houston Cops Question ‘Person of Interest’ in Texas Cop’s Execution Style Murder

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A “person of interest” in connection with the Friday night execution style murder of a Texas sheriff’s deputy is currently in custody at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The man was taken into custody after a search warrant was executed very early Saturday morning within blocks of where a Harris County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range.
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Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In his address, the President spoke to ways in which we can address these challenges, including the transition away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources like wind and solar, an effort in which America is already leading.

And he stressed that while our economy still has to rely on oil and gas during that transition, we should rely more on domestic production than importing from foreign counties who do not have the same environmental or safety standards as the United States. The President looked forward to his upcoming trip, and promised that while he is in office, America will lead the world to meet the threat of climate change before it’s too late.

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Cruz: GOP Leadership ‘Prepared to Roll Over’ On Iran Deal and Move to ‘Their Real Priorities’

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Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stated of GOP leadership’s handling of the Iran deal, “it appears that they’re prepared to roll over, to have a show vote, to lose the show vote, and then move on to their real priorities, which is growing government, passing corporate welfare, and passing cronyist programs like the Export-Import Bank” on Friday’s “Mark Levin Show.” Cruz, after denouncing the deal, said, “Sadly, Congress has given away its constitutional authority to ratify it as a treaty, or reject it as a treaty. And so it’s going to take 2/3ds of the Senate and 2/3ds of the House to defeat it. Which means Obama needs to hold on to 34 Democratic Senators to push through this terrible deal.” Cruz later added that the deal should be treated as a treaty, and “Even at a bare minimum, leadership, [Sen.] Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and [Rep.] John Boehner
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Maher: Trump’s China Rhetoric ‘The Way Hitler Used To Talk About The Jews’

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about China “the way Hitler used to talk about the Jews” on Friday. Maher stated, while talking about one of Trump’s speeches on Tuesday, “Then he goes to China, ‘They’ve taken our money and our jobs. … It’s one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world…’ That’s the way Hitler used to talk about the Jews. Okay, they didn’t steal anything. We gave them our jobs. Rich people like that f*ck sent them overseas on purpose.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Maher: Mexican Immigrants Just ‘Friendly’ And Want to Pick Fruit

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HBO host Bill Maher argued, “We have just friendly people south of our border, who want to come here and exploit us by picking our fruit” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Maher said, “the right-wing parties in Europe are getting stronger, and it’s — a lot of it is because the liberals had their eyes shut about this issue for a long time. It’s not my fault. But it’s so interesting that, you know, Europe has a really nasty immigration problem that can be violent. We have just friendly people south of our border, who want to come here and exploit us by picking our fruit.” He continued, “And the racism out of Trump camp is getting really kind of nasty. ‘Get out of my country’ is what his bodyguard said to Jorge Ramos. Trump said, ‘Go back to Univision.’ He said the man was very emotional. These are not that
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Maher: Some GOP Views on Abortion Are ‘Terrorist-y’

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher argued that some Republican presidential candidates have “terrorist-y” abortion views on Friday. Maher, after arguing that Hillary Clinton wasn’t comparing Republican candidates to terrorists, said, “considering that there are now three — and by the way the Republicans are threatening to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood clinics. there are three republicans now, Walker, Huckabee and Rubio, who have taken the abortion debate to a place from I think, extremism to absolutism, where they’re saying even in the case of the life of the mother, we do not commit — we do not perform an abortion. That is a little, I’m sorry, but terrorist-y.” Later in the segment, after Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said Planned Parenthood was selling body parts, Maher objected, “They’re not body parts. Their fetal tissue. ‘Body parts,’ you make it sound like Frankenstein is in there.” Follow Ian Hanchett on
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