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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Muslim Mayor Resists Political Pressure, Refuses Refugees

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A Muslim mayor from the Nuovo Centrodestra (New Centre Right) party, representing the Tuscan seaside community of Monte Argentario, has refused to accept any refugees. A political opponent has now sought to use the mayor’s Islamic faith as a way to criticise his stance. Mayor Arturo Cerulli has rejected increasing political pressure put on local councils by the President of the Tuscany region and the head of the National Association of Italian Municipalities to welcome the thousands of migrants landing in Italy and help ease the refugee crisis by doing so. The Muslim mayor recently come under attack from a political opponent on the centre left, Leonardo Marras, who accused him of failing to respect Islamic principles. In an open letter published in Italian newspapers earlier this month he wrote: “Muslims like all the faithful believe in hospitality as a model of human relations. Is your refusal based on objective reasons or prejudice?” Speaking to The Local yesterday Mayor Cerulli
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Obama: Climate Change ‘Happening To Our Fellow Americans Right Now,’ US Should Boost Energy Production

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President Barack Obama said, climate change “is happening to our fellow Americans right now,” and “I believe we should rely more on domestic production than on foreign imports” of oil and gas during Saturday’s Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody.  This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time.  Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places – but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives.  I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism.  And I expect to learn a lot. One thing I’ve learned so far is that a lot of these conversations begin
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Brooks: Sanders Is Where ‘The Economic Heart and Soul’ Of the Democratic Party Is

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New York Times columnist David Brooks argued Democratic presidential candidate and Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is where “the economic heart and soul of the party” is for Democrats on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.” Brooks said of Sanders, “I thought he was not plausible at all. And the thought was sometimes parties elect or nominate a candidate who is unelectable, but not that unelectable. And I still think he’s sort of unelectable. The country is just not as far left as he is. But I must say, the evidence is growing that his support is growing. I don’t know if it’s widening, though, and whether it’s widening out of the white university towns. And if he can do that, then you begin to think, well, maybe, maybe. But until he can do that, I still think it’s extremely unlikely that h’ll be the nominee. But he will continue. He’s where the heart and —
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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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