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Bitcoin Press Release: HYPER has been fully integrated into the free market trading platform for in-game resources in MMO RPG Dragon Knights of Valeria. The HYPER project runs over 10 HYPER enabled game servers including CSGO, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rust, Poker and much more.The official HYPER strategy and roadmap document was also recently released. Over a year old, HYPER is pleased to announce that it has been fully integrated into MMO RPG Dragon Knights of Valeria. Anyone can now deposit and withdraw HYPER; trading it for other in-game resources as players build up their kingdom. Dragon Knights of Valeria is a popular MMORPG game with over 400 players. Players can earn HYPER, GoldPieces and Dragon Points (DP) as they play […]
Bitcoin Press Release: With Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suggesting the Greek government could issue their own digital currency – is this a viable solution? Alan Yong of DNotes explores how an established, ethical digital currency may be the most sustainable long term solution for Greece, and why digital currency enables anyone to access their money whenever they need it. “This is a very sad and tragic situation. The rich may end up losing a vacation home in a foreign country but many of the less fortunate are at risk of losing their entire life savings, while being too old to rebuild their nest egg. It is even more depressing when no viable political solutions exist to give Greece’s citizens […]
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Las Vegas, NV – July 6, 2015 – In the middle of August 2015, the National Aten Coin’s groundbreaking new cryptocurency, the Aten “Black Gold” Coin and its patented pending digital wallets will be available. Collaboration agreements with governmental entities in the European Union has resulted in NAC adding in additional features to the Aten “Black Gold” Coin to fulfill their requirements. All newly required features as well as beta testing will be completed prior to the new launch date. The Aten “Black Gold” Coin can be purchased through collaboration between AtenPay, SA and ANXPro, one of the globe’s most revered online trading platforms. The Aten “Black Gold” Coin will be available in all fiat currencies including, USD, EUR, HKD, […]
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Peru, the largest silver miner after Mexico, produced 290644 kilograms of silver in May 2015, down 14.47% as against the production of 339796 kilograms in May 2014.
On July 7, 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam. President Herbert Hoover was deeply devoted to protecting the environment, particularly focusing on pollution-free water, flood control, and fisheries. After a disastrous Mississippi River flood in 1927, Hoover recommitted to bettering American infrastructure to prevent another catastrophe.
Before the Dam could be built the Colorado River had to be diverted through tunnels. This piece of equipment, named a Jumbo Rig, was designed to speed up the tunnel drilling process. Built on the back of a 10-ton truck, 24 to 30 drills could be operated at once. (Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation)
“[Hoover] Dam will probably be the biggest dam, perhaps the biggest man-made thing in the whole wide world.”
— Fortune Magazine, September 1933
Early construction in Black Canyon (Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation)
Think of it as a giant Lego set, with over 200 blocks fitted together to stand 726 feet tall. The Hoover Dam has been called the Eighth Wonder of the World, comparable to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, and “a vision in the desert.”
In the 1940s, the Hoover Powerplant was the largest hydroelectric installation in the world. Today, over 1.3 million people benefit from the 4 billion kilowatt-hours of hydroelectric power the Dam generates each year.
View from dam’s crest during test of Jet Flow gates. (Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation)
In addition to being an engineering masterpiece, controlling flooding and generating hydroelectric power, the Dam is a national gem, showcasing diverse artistry. Norwegian immigrant Oskar J.W. Hansen sculpted the Winged Figures of the Republic, a pair of 30-foot bronzed statues which guard the Nevada side of the Dam. Hansen stated that the sentinels symbolize “the immutable calm of intellectual resolution, and the enormous power of trained physical strength, equally enthroned in placid triumph of scientific accomplishment.” The angels stand on a magnificent terrazzo floor patterned with a star chart from the 1935 date of dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“The waters of this great river, instead of being wasted in the sea, will now be brought into use by man. Civilization advances with the practical application of knowledge in such structures as the one being built here in the pathway of one on the great rivers of the continent. The spread of its values in human happiness is beyond computation.”
—Herbert Hoover, November 1932
Jet Flow Gate Testing, June 1998 (Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation)
Hoover Dam was completed two years ahead of schedule and millions of dollars under budget. Over the years, investment in our nation’s infrastructure has fallen on the backburner, despite its importance for American citizens and our economy. The President has a plan to fix that, by reforming our programs and increasing funding to support our growing population and millions of jobs. It’s time to rebuild America.
President Barack Obama views the Hoover Dam during a stop at the 1,900-foot long structure which spans the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border, Oct. 2, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Last year, the United States brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008, and the solar industry added jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy. And since the beginning of 2010, the average cost of a solar e…
Over the past 24 hours, the blockchain has been inundated with small, spam-like transactions that are large in data size, but significantly small in bitcoin value transferred. At the peak, there were more than 50,000 unconfirmed transactions waiting to be mined into a block, resulting in delays for normal transactions to be confirmed. While the network has been working to decrease this backlog — transactions are down to 31,000 at time of this article’s writing — the type of transactions that are being sent suggest this is a continuation of a stress test that has been put on the system. There have been numerous transactions hitting the network with tiny transaction values, such as 0.0001 bitcoin being sent repeatedly. While […]
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The confusing, user-unfriendly format of Bitcoin addresses has turned off many possible new users in the past, but Onename has been working on a solution to this ease-of-use issue for quite some time. Although the ability to link a Bitcoin address to a Onename username has been available for a while now, a newly released API will allow bitcoin users to share one easy-to-understand name with their friends and work colleagues. Privacy Concerns Remain Although Onename allows users to map their username to a static Bitcoin address, there are a few issues with the current setup. Reusing addresses is known to be bad for privacy in Bitcoin, and not many knowledgeable bitcoin users want to move to a system that […]
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Bitwage, an automated international bitcoin payroll platform has partnered with bitcoin cloud-based financial service provider Bitreserve, to implement its newly developed platform called Bitreserve Connect and developed a new product called Bitwage Cloud Savings. Bitreserve Connect, which was launched on June 16 at MoneyConf in Belfast, is a cloud-based bitcoin/money platform which allows businesses to: Hold, send and convert money instantly — and for free — to anyone Incorporate Bitreserve’s best-in-class anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) security and information infrastructure to ensure businesses meet regulatory requirements. Conduct completely transparent transactions, where all money held, sent and converted can be traced in real-time; Secure and protect customer deposits with one-to-one reserve backing. Bitwage is one of the first four financial […]
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