Bitcoin Futures-Based ETF Likely to Be Approved By U.S

I'm trying to put together a list of what's coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Latest News (most recent first) - Instant channels enable safe Lightning payments with unconfirmed funding Beta - Feb 10, 2019 - Voyager, New trading app from Uber & E-Trade execs announce launch date - Feb 9, 2019 - bumi/blockstream_satellite ruby gem for the Blockstream Satellite API - Feb 8, 2019 - New Zap Desktop 0.3.4 is out. New features, massive performance - Feb 8, 2019 - New release: @lightning desktop app v0.4.0-alpha - Feb 8, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Feb 7, 2019 - Japanese SBI Holdings will allow trading of coins - March 2019 - lnd v0.5.2-beta released - Feb 6, 2019 - Koala studios launches online LN gaming platform - Feb 6, 2019 - Independent Reserve has become the first #crypto exchange in Australia to be insured, with coverage underwritten by Lloyd's of London. - Feb 6, 2019 - Coinbase announces BTC support for their mobile (keep your own keys) wallet - Feb 6, 2019 - Blockstream published a new open source Proof of Reserves tool. - Feb 5, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.14-alpha - Feb 5, 2019 - dr-orlovsky/typhon-spec spec for new trestles side chain published - Feb 5, 2019 - Payment requests coming soon to BTCPay. - Feb 5th, 2019 - Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million - Feb 5th, 2019 - Next Blockchain cruise scheduled for June 9-13 - Feb 4, 2019 - Work on a GoTenna plugin to Electrum wallet in progress - Feb 4, 2019 - Bitcoin Candy Dispensers being open sourced - Feb 4, 2019 - New release of JoinMarket v0.5.3 - Feb 4, 2019 - Prime Trust won’t charge its clients to custody digital assets any longer. - Feb 4, 2019 - nodogsplash/nodogsplash wifi access using LN - Feb 3, 2019 - @tippin_me Receive tips using Lightning Network adds message feature - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitcoin-for-Taxes Bill in NH Unanimously Approved by House Subcommittee - Feb 3, 2019 - Full support for native segwit merged into bitcoinj - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitfury is partnering with financial services firm Final Frontier! - Feb 2, 2019 - Now you can open #LightningNetwork channels in @LightningJoule - Feb 2, 2019 - Integrating Blockstream’s Liquid payments on SideShift AI - Feb 1, 2019 - Wyoming legislature passes bill to recognize cryptocurrency as money - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa is open sourcing the code for the Casa Node - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa Browser Extension released - v0.5.2-beta-rc6 of lnd, full release getting very close now - Feb 1, 2019 - Tallycoin adds subscriptions and paywall features in bid to rival Patreon - Jan 31, 2019 - Static channel backup PR merged into LN - Jan 31, 2019 - The NYDFS grants another Bitlicense to ATM operator - Jan 31, 2019 - @pwuille currently proposing the “MiniScript” language to describe BTC output locking conditions for practical composition - Jan 31, 2019 - Fidelity is in the “final testing” phase for its new digital asset business - Jan 31, 2019 - Hardware wallet PR #109 just got merged so that @Trezor no longer requires user interaction for PIN - Jan 31, 2019 - CBOE, VanEck & SolidX filed a new & improved bitcoin ETF proposal. - Jan 31, 2019 - Casa Node code is now open sourced - Jan 31, 2019 - Next Bitoin halving in roughly 497 days - Jan 31, 2019 - BTCPay released 1.0.3.53 - Jan 31, 2019 - @binance now lets users purchase cryptos using Visa and Mastercard credit. - Jan 31, 2019 - Bitfury to Launch Bitcoin Operations in Paraguay - Jan 31, 2019 - Coinbase introduces very generous affiliate program - Jan 30, 2019 - DOJO Trusted Node bitcoin full node. Coming Early 2019 - Jan 30, 2019 - FastBitcoins.com Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 30, 2019 - TD Ameritrade says clients want cryptocurrency investment options - company plans major announcement in 'first half of 2019' - Jan 30, 2019 - Storage component of Fidelity's @DigitalAssets live, with some assets under management, @nikhileshde - Jan 29, 2019 - lightning mainnet has reached 600 BTC capacity - Jan 29, 2019 - Drivechain shows picture of Grin side chain and suggests might be ready in 2 month - Jan 29, 2019 - Lightning labs iOS neutrino wallet in testing stage now - Jan 29, 2019 - Aliant offering cryptocurrency processing free-of-charge - Jan 29, 2019 - Chainstone’s Regulator product to manage assets on the way - Jan 29, 2019 - Fidelity Investments’ new crypto custody service may officially launch in March. - Jan 29, 2019 - Gemini's becomes FIRST crypto EXCHANGE and CUSTODIAN to complete a SOC 2 Review by Deloitte - Jan 29, 2019 - Iran has lifted the ban on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency - Jan 29, 2019 - Confidential Transactions being added into Litecoin announcement - Jan 28, 2019 - http://FastBitcoins.com Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 28, 2019 - Germany’s largest online food delivery platform now accepts btc - Jan 27, 2019 - Launching a Bitcoin Developers School in Switzerland - Jan 27, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.13-alpha Lightning Build repository released - Jan 27, 2019 - The first pay-per-page fantasy novel available to Lightning Network. - Jan 27, 2019 - Numerous tools become available to write messages transmitted with Blockstream Satellite - Jan 26, 2019; - BTCPay 1.0.3.47 released - Jan 26,2019 - WordPress + WooCommerce + BTCPay Plugin is now live - Jan 25, 2019 - Juan Guaido has been promoting #Bitcoin since 2014 is new interim president of Venezuela - Jan 25, 2019 - Morgan Creek funds @RealBlocks - Jan 25, 2019 - Coinbase integrates TurboTax - Jan 25, 2019 - Robinhood received Bitlicense - Jan 25, 2019 - Anchor Labs launches custody - Jan 25, 2019 - NYSE Arca files w/ @BitwiseInvest for BTC ETF approval - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korea, Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island currently working to create pro crypto economic zones. - Jan 25, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Jan 25, 2019 - Bermuda to launch crypto friendly bank - Jan 25, 2019 - Mobile Bitcoin Wallet BRD Raises $15 Million, Plans for Expansion in Asia - Jan 25, 2019 - BullBitcoin rolling out alpha access of platform - Jan 25, 2019 - Electrum Wallet Release 3.3.3 - Jan 25, 2019 - Bitrefill, purchase Bitcoin and have it delivered directly over LN - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb looking to go public in USA - Jan 24, 2019 - Bitcoin Exchanges Don’t Need Money Transmitter Licenses in Pennsylvania - Jan 24, 2019 - US; New Hampshire Bill Aims to Legalize Bitcoin for State Payments in 2020 - Jan 24, 2019 - Robinhood, LibertyX Receive Licenses from New York Regulators - Jan 24, 2019 - Bakkt Bitcoin futures contract details released - Jan 24, 2019 - Blockstream CryptoFeed V3 now includes 30+ venues and 200M+ updates per day - Jan 24, 2019 - Binance Jersey – The Latest Binance European Exchange - Jan 2019
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ASIC Miners:
Will update this section when I hear new developments
Wallets:
Hardware wallets:
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LN Apps:
LN Extensions / Launchers
LN Desktop wallets:
LN Mobile wallets:
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LN Nodes:
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Exchanges:
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Please comment if you have any ideas on dates. Many of these dates are placeholders waiting for me to update. If you comment then I will update the post.
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List of Today's and Tomorrow's Upcoming Events

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Blockchain Cruise 2019 June 9, 2019
 
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Stellar(XLM) Protocol 11 Upgrade Vote June 10, 2019
Binance Coin(BNB) CogX 2019 June 10, 2019
Zilliqa(ZIL) Smart Contracts Release June 10, 2019
Auxilium(AUX) Referral Program Launch June 10, 2019
 
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OffshoreX.Exchange Listing June 9, 2019
 
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Auxilium(AUX) New Desktop Wallet Launch June 9, 2019
 
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My cousin thinks her husband may have become involved in illegal activities or even organized crime and is planning to run away with their daughter.Help !

Hello Reddit,
I have been a lurker for a while but because of the sensitive nature of this post, I am using a throwaway account. If there are other subs where I can post the same, please let me know.
My cousin has been going through some stressful events in her life and wanted some advice from me (I am the only close living family member she has and doesn't know whom to turn to. Her friends have not shown any willingness to help her once they became aware of serious nature of the situation).
Unfortunately I am not sure what advice to provide her and need your advice. I have copied an email she sent me earlier and I have also tried to fill in some information that she revealed when we spoke over the phone. I may be missing some parts but can try to fill it in later, if my memory serves me correct.
Some background story may provide some context to the email, so here goes -
A few months back, my cousin( who lives in Florida) called me to tell me that she thought her husband has been behaving very strangely of late. Based on his strange behavior she initially suspected that he maybe cheating on her. Concerned, she secretly started monitoring his text messages and phone messaging apps. His text messages revealed that he may not only be getting intimate with a few ladies but she also found cryptic messages about 'packages' being delivered. Once she confronted her husband about this, he vehemently denied everything and started behaving even more suspiciously and secretively. Unfortunately, I think, in her emotional state, she may have tipped him off. Following that incident, he started hiding his phone and they started sleeping in separate rooms. He also started leaving their home at odd hours in the night with weird excuses. From his text messages and chat logs, she started suspecting that her husband may have become involved in drug dealing or organized crime. My cousin desperate to find out more hired a private investigator next ( an ex-cop) but did not get much help from him. When she asked the PI when she can expect more details, the PI dismissed her saying that he will follow his own schedule and cannot hurry things up as these investigations take their own time.The PI also asked for more money that she was unable to provide.
A few weeks later, when she confronted her husband again, he left home and filed for divorce the next day. He also told her that he is planning a 2-week 'vacation' with their 6-yr old daughter ( he did not want to disclose the location in spite of repeated requests) and there was nothing she could do to stop him. Her husband's lawyer also threatened her saying that if she leaves the city with their daughter without the husband's permission, he is going to come after her. In the divorce papers, in addition to other demands, he demanded regular payments FROM her since he is partly-employed and has lower income than my cousin ( she is employed though, but has quite a bit of debt and very little savings due to some poor financial decisions both she and her husband had made in the past). Curiously, for someone employed part-time for 3+ years, her husband was able to put a down payment on a Mercedes car recently.
She refused to sign the divorce papers and hasn't signed it yet. They still live in the same house, although in different rooms, but I think he may be biding time or planning something and does not intend to stay there for long. She is also afraid to move out of her house as she doesn't have any money saved and she thinks that leaving her house would jeopardize her and her daughter's safety. She is extremely scared for her life and the safety of her daughter and doesn't know what to do (she is under a lot of mental duress that she recently got into an automobile accident. Fortunately, she was unhurt but her car was damaged).
Desperate, my cousin finally called the cops ( and at least a couple of times since then) but they said that they could not do anything as they cannot proceed based on hunches and need substantial evidence. They even refused to take a formal complaint. I understand her story seems incredible, but I was very surprised by this attitude as it seems that the job of law enforcement officers should not be to brush off complainants at first glance and at least try to followup on the complaints.
I am copying the email she sent me earlier below (please note that she is under extreme mental duress and may not have been able to express herself clearly or provide all the details). I have edited the email for some typos and completed some sentences based on my knowledge. I have also hidden all names and phone numbers but tried to reproduce it as much as possible. I can try to fill in if necessary based on what she has mentioned ( if anyone is interested).
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Hi ******
Just want to update you regarding my current situation. I believe that my husband is into some dangerous illegal activities and that mine and my daughter's life is in danger. I suspect there is drugs involved. His activities have been really suspicious over the last couple of months: He disappears every night between midnight and 7 am, he gets weird calls from people at 1 am or 4 am including from one particular person . Btw, I just checked, this # and it does not exist anymore. There is this another # (belongs to some ) that he was calling 3 times a day until March this year. When I called that #, it says 'subscriber is no longer listed'. Her new # is . I found texts messages between him and talking about 'packages' being delivered into his mailbox everyday. They text each other and call each other at 1 am , 4 am and they meet everyday between midnight and 7 am. He lives in . He has exposed my daughter to this man everyday on his way to drop her off to school. He stops everyday at this man's place to pick up a package ( according to my daughter). She is very upset about having to see him everyday and thinks he looks scary.
Also, apparently he has been booking hotels all over FL almost everyday, including spas & resorts on weekends, vacation rentals, expensive vacations and cruises ( from his google search history) when he has literally no income. He has conveniently stayed mostly unemployed over the past 3 &1/2 years, deposited $800 in April and May 2018 from his so called current job as a mortgage loan officer (works in , his boss's number is ). He shares some private conversations with and 2 other females ( whose text messages have since been deleted).
He has recently filed for divorce and can't wait to get rid of me. I also believe he spiked my drink one time.
I received a call from a private # saying that they have been tracking my husband for the last couple of months, has some very intimate pictures and videos of him with other women and that he is into 'money laundering' and works with this man called . They also believe that my husband is about to take a dangerous step and is planning to run away with my daughter. (I found from his google searches that he has been looking into hotels & flights to Bangkok).
I called the FBI and told the entire story, they hung up on me saying that I am crazy. They didn't even bother to write down a complaint.I called the local police department, reported everything again and, they said it's beyond anything they can do. They said that it is beyond their jurisdiction and that it's an FBI case and they are sorry.That's all I have to say. If something happens to me or my daughter, just understand that I would never commit suicide and please, please take care of .
---------------------------------------------------------- end of email ------------------
I trust her story although I have no means of independently verifying her claims. The FBI local office where she called asked her to call 911 if she thought her life was in danger. When she said she did call the local police, they said they cannot do anything more. The lady on the phone even laughed at her and asked her if she has been reading a lot of mystery novels? When she persisted in making her case, they hung up on her.
As for the call from the private #, they claimed to be hackers . In her desperation, she had at one point contacted some hackers from an online website and provided some details about her husband to try and see if they can provide her with more details. She may have also paid a small amount of money to one of them who turned out to be a scammer as he started asking for more money before he could release any information. I frankly think that most of these 'hackers' maybe scammers trying to extract money from her knowing she is desperate and telling her what she wants to hear. She forwarded me an email from one hacker asking for payment in bitcoins in exchange for information about her husband and I have asked her not to pay any money to them ( not that she has any). Although, strangely enough they seem to have information about her husband's accomplice and also the name of the woman he interacts with most frequently - information that she did not provide. Also, one of the 'hackers' told her that after investigating the situation he did not want to get involved, as he thought that her husband has become involved in a large illegal operation and he did not want to become a target of the FBI. The hacker did not divulge anything more.
Both of us are frustrated by the fact that law enforcement has not taken her story seriously, and also mocked her on the phone about being crazy. I can vouch she is not but then again I am her cousin and have known her for a long time. Given how many complaints from jealous spouses law enforcement has to deal with every day, I understand their reluctance. On the other hand, I also see why law enforcement could not stop something like the Parkland shooting even after receiving several warnings from concerned citizens about Nickolas Cruz.
I am not sure what she can do next or which organization she can approach next for help. All she wants is to have law enforcement take her seriously and protect her and her daughter. She told me she is ready to face the consequences if her story turns out to be false. Is there any federal or state organization that can help her or even and provide her and her daughter temporary shelter and relief? She doesn't even know what type of lawyer she should get in touch with, given it's not only a civil or marriage related case anymore ( and she does not have the money to hire one).
What do you guys think her next steps should be?
(Btw, before anyone mentions it, let me clarify that I am fully aware of the standard caveats of receiving advice from online strangers. But, having been a reddit community member for 8 years, I have seen some great advice provided on these threads, and I am hoping for the same here).
TL;DR - Cousin thinks husband is involved in illegal activities including drug dealing and money laundering.
Reported activity to FBI and local police but has been unable to get law enforcement to take her seriously.
Husband maybe planning to run away with daughter.
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Jewish merchant AJM opens new rules of wealth game

Former US President Roosevelt once sighed: "There are only more than two hundred enterprises that affect the US economy, and only six or seven Jews who manipulate these enterprises." The wealth of Jews had a lasting influence on society.
Today's Americans have to deal with Jews directly and indirectly as soon as they open their eyes in the morning. As early as 1885, the Jews controlled 234 of the 241 New York garment factories. Americans wear underwear with Calvin Klein, Levis jeans, and a shirt with Ralph Lauren, all of which are the brands created by the Jews. Among the cosmetics that American women love, the bosses of Helena Rubinstein, Estee Lauder, Revlon and so on are Jewish.
Americans buy a cup of Starbucks coffee on their way to work, eat a Haagen-Dazs ice cream after dinner, live in Fairmont, Lodz, Hyatt and other hotels while traveling, and take a carnival or royal Caribbean cruise ship on vacation. These companies both are founded by Jews or run by Jews.
For the Jews, they naturally seem to have the business talent of money, in today's field of science and technology, the Jewish saint JT actively deployed the blockchain industry, based on the fourth generation blockchain technology to create the world's first AJM encrypted asset for the purpose of realizing the ecological construction of the whole network, and to realize the overall reform of the banking industry and establish a global distributed digital bank. The three major features of AJM are:
  1. “Resonant transaction” with Bitcoin to realize the mutual value of AJM and BTC!
AJM’s Resonant transaction refers to the one-way exchange of BTC to AJM. The standard currency unit of AJM is called Aollar. With the support of many of AJM's mechanisms and features, Aollar's total market capitalization will eventually reach an unimaginable number. This can continue to stimulate AJM's entire ecological expansion, just as a perpetual motion machine can always provide cash flow into the AJM ecosystem, which is an unprecedentedly powerful design for decentralized finance.
  1. Build a credit wealth mechanism, and promote the Jewish spirit by trusted stamp fission!
Cooperation is the most important driving force for human civilization. Without trust, there is no cooperation. AID is an identity in the AJM society that can form an expanding fission promotion network that brings AJM users closer together. Each AID address can be split into 12 AID lock relationships; that is, under each AID, fission can reach up to 9,726,655,034,460 (about 9.7 trillion) fission relationship AIDs. This is a huge network of sales relationships, and you will gain endless wealth.
AJM is the first breakthrough project to popularize multi-layer interpersonal fission rules and profit cash flow channels through block chain technology. This new form of technology has changed the industry rules of existing capital games through technical means, completely ending the various scams that appear in the capital games.
  1. Build the global AJM master nodes and share the dividend brought by “digital bank”!
AJM, its core value is: support the whole network ecosystem with digital banks, realize value symbiosis with resonant effect, and change Jewish wisdom into the legend of the times! The value of blockchain encrypted assets lies in the application ecosystem, otherwise there is no value. Jewish merchant AJM realizes the value of encrypted assets by establishing the ecosystem of digital bank. AJM solves the shortcomings of traditional banks through digital bank, and finally realizes cross-border settlement and globalization of digital bank.
AJM will open a new wealth game rules, keep up with this wave of operations, you will reach the height you could not reach before, come on, the world is waiting for you to change! The following is telegram groups of AJM project, welcome to the groups! https://t.me/ajmofficial_CN https://t.me/ajmofficial_VN https://t.me/ajmofficial_RU https://t.me/ajmofficial_KR https://t.me/ajmofficial_JP https://t.me/ajmofficial_EN
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(6/14) - Thursday's Stock Market Movers & News

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THIS MORNING'S MOST ACTIVE TRENDING DISCUSSIONS:

  • MIK
  • IQ
  • TSLA
  • ORCL
  • NTDOY
  • TLRD
  • XPO
  • RCL
  • MYL
  • PVTL
  • COF
  • CMCSA
  • FNSR
  • TYPE
  • TEX
  • STLD
  • ETSY
  • HUYA
  • FOXA
  • GALT
  • XLF
  • MD
  • KTWO
  • REN
  • GOGL
  • CPLG
  • SAGE
  • CLVS
  • BBW
  • PII

THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

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Comcast – Comcast is offering $65 billion for 21st Century Fox assets that Fox had already agreed to sell to Walt Disney. The bid by the NBCUniversal and CNBC parent is worth $35 per share and represents a 20 percent premium over Disney's all-stock offer. Disney is lining up financing for a possible counteroffer that would include a cash component, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fox acknowledged receiving the bid and said it would review it.

STOCK SYMBOL: CMCSA

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Oracle – J.P. Morgan Securities downgraded the business software maker's stock to "neutral" from "overweight," saying the company's fundamental performance has been inconsistent even as the stock price has been rising.

STOCK SYMBOL: ORCL

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Royal Caribbean – The cruise line operator is buying a 66.7 percent stake in privately held luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises for $1 billion.

STOCK SYMBOL: RCL

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Michaels – The crafts retailer beat estimates by a penny a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of 39 cents per share. Revenue also beat forecasts. Michaels posted a comparable-store sales increase of 0.4 percent compared to a year earlier. However, Michaels gave a weaker-than-expected current-quarter forecast and said comparable sales would be about flat.

STOCK SYMBOL: MIK

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Tesla – CEO Elon Musk has bought an additional 72,500 shares of the automaker, worth about $24.9 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Musk now owns about 33.7 million shares worth about $11.6 billion.

STOCK SYMBOL: TSLA

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Tailored Brands – The company reported adjusted quarterly profit of 50 cents per share, 2 cents a share above estimates. The apparel retailer's revenue also topped forecasts. However, the parent of Jos. A. Bank, Men's Wearhouse, and other apparel chains posted a 2.1 percent increase in comparable-store sales, falling below a 2.5 percent consensus estimate.

STOCK SYMBOL: TLRD

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Gap – The apparel retailer named former Billabong International and Eddie Bauer CEO Neil Fiske as president and chief executive officer of its flagship Gap apparel brand.

STOCK SYMBOL: GPS

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Unilever – Unilever said it was "extremely unlikely" that the consumer products maker's stock would remain in Britain's FTSE 100 index once it moves its headquarters to the Netherlands.

STOCK SYMBOL: UL

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General Electric – GE was urged by France's finance minister to stick to its commitment to create 1,000 jobs at energy producer Alstom. GE had made that commitment when it bought Alstom's energy business in 2015, but GE subsequently said the target was out of reach.

STOCK SYMBOL: GE

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Microsoft – Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, according to a Reuters report. That would represent a challenge to Amazon's automated grocery stores.

STOCK SYMBOL: MSFT

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Mylan – The drugmaker said it was informed by the Food and Drug Administration that its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's inhaled lung drug Advair could not be approved because of "minor deficiencies." It was Mylan's second rejection for its generic Advair product.

STOCK SYMBOL: MYL

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Twitter – Twitter has retooled its service to more prominently suggest news stories and real-time events for users to follow. The changes will be rolled out to Twitter mobile app users over the next few months.

STOCK SYMBOL: TWTR

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Apple – Apple is working on a feature that The Wall Street Journal said may make it more difficult for law enforcement officials to retrieve data from iPhones. Apple said the feature is designed to strengthen safeguards against all potential intruders and that it is not designed to frustrate law enforcement efforts.

STOCK SYMBOL: AAPL

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What is on everyone's radar for today's trading day ahead here at StockMarket?

I hope you all have an excellent trading day ahead today on this Thursday, June 14th, 2018! :)

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My theory: There was collusion, but Trump ripped off Russia in the deal and has us in a more serious situation than we think. A timeline.

I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist, but it all fit together too well to ignore. Feel free to poke holes in this, I’d like to be proven wrong.
The cold war never ended, it just moved online.
1991 - The cold war is declared over and the internet rises at a lightning pace. Much like the space program had before it. A cyberspace race. By nature of being the bulk of its inventors, the US is untouchable in cyber espionage. The NSA stockpiles all of the malicious code and secret vulnerabilities they can gather and rather than alert the world to them and help create fixes, they leave them active and turn them into tools for their agents to use against foreign powers. Eventually they also turn their attention inward and start using that software against their own people in a surveillance and manipulation program that dwarfs what the KGB had just been destroyed for doing.
2009 - Edward Snowden discovers the NSA running these programs and is outraged by the violation of rights and hypocrisy. He begins complaining in an attempt to get the system shut down and have our dirty little secret ended without national embarrassment. “I had raised these complaints not just officially in writing through email, but to my supervisors, to my colleagues, in more than one office. I did it in Fort Meade. I did it in Hawaii. And many, many of these individuals were shocked by these programs. They had never seen them themselves. And the ones who had, went, "You know, you're right. ... But if you say something about this, they're going to destroy you".
March 2011 – It’s discovered that the US military is developing software to create, spread and control social media sock puppet armies. They promise it’s to use against foreign enemies, we’re told that it’s illegal for them to use against US citizens. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/ma17/us-spy-operation-social-networks
March 2013 - James Clapper blatantly lies to congress and denies the existence of the domestic surveillance program entirely. Snowden says this moment is when he realizes his hope is futile and May 2013 he begins releasing evidence of the collected data to expose the program and force it to stop, then waits out the storm in Hong Kong.
I believe Snowden had an insurance policy. Along with the surveillance data that he had planned to release, he stole an NSA toolkit that would not be released. A drive full of the nastiest bugs and backdoors the NSA could invent that would be released to the public in the event of his death. The US government wouldn’t dare risk it.
July 2013 – The public outrage over what’s been exposed should be astounding…but it’s not. It seems like no one cares. And at this point the NSA knows the toolkit has been stolen, it could destroy us. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The anti-propaganda law is repealed, freeing the US government to use propaganda against its own people. Those sock puppet armies are turned against us and it’s made to look like the majority of the US public doesn’t care about surveillance. Even South Park runs an episode in September mocking people’s indifference to the NSA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2013#Smith-Mundt_Modernization_Act_of_2012
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130715/11210223804/anti-propaganda-ban-repealed-freeing-state-dept-to-direct-its-broadcasting-arm-american-citizens.shtml
http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propaganda-ban-spreads-government-made-news-to-americans/
A massive domestic spy program is uncovered and they get away with it. Snowden isn’t a national hero, no one cares and in mid June 2013 the US files charges against him. He took a shot at the king and missed. The US rescinds his passport and demands Hong Kong extradite him. He’ll use his stolen toolkit to avoid a death penalty.
Russia would have suspected Snowden had this insurance policy. They tell him to spite America, they’ll arrange a flight for him from Hong Kong to Ecuador despite his lack of passport, with just a short layover in Russia. The layover becomes permanent when they refuse to finish the flight due to that lack of passport. Russia tells him he now has a choice, hand over the toolkit or you’ll be killed here and your country won’t care. Russia doesn’t care if his death triggers the release, it’s their intention to do that anyway. He holds out for 39 days in the airport but on August 1st 2013 he caves, is given asylum in Russia and Russia is discretely given the master keys to the internet.
The NSA is in an impossible position. They should alert the world that their monster has escaped its cage and help us secure our systems from it. But to do that would be to admit an indefensible extent of surveillance and now manipulation they themselves had carried out for years. The people would overthrow them immediately. In addition, every vulnerability they fix removes it from Russia’s arsenal but also from their own. I suspect they were using some of those vulnerabilities to sabotage the North Korean missile and Iranian nuclear programs. To fix them now would be to let those programs progress unhindered. I suspect this sort of catch-22 is how the Obama administration originally justified the surveillance to itself. And so the US does nothing.
Russia now has almost unfettered access on the internet, a backdoor on every computer manufactured before that date. I believe their Kompromat program became limitless. I believe they gathered every secret that existed to be found, on every member of our government and corporate world and what couldn’t be found could be planted. I’ll reference this again on *April 8 2016. *
February 2014 - Emboldened by our silence Russia moves to take Crimea 6 months later. We do not stay silent.
March 2014 - Obama uses Crimea as a cover to impose crippling sanctions on Russia. It cuts their currency and GDP in half.
November 2014 - Sony suffers a massive hack. Supposedly, by North Korea in retaliation over a Seth Rogan movie. It’s embarrassing but mostly inconsequential. North Korea denies involvement, no one believes them. I believe it’s a message from Russia. “We have the weapon and we know how to use it.”
February 2015 – Kaspersky Labs, a Russian company, exposes to the world how deeply the NSA’s infiltration has gone. All hard drives have been shipped with an NSA backdoor preinstalled. http://www.businessinsider.com/r-russian-researchers-expose-breakthrough-us-spying-program-2015-2
Through 2015 Microsoft makes an oddly strong push to get us all to update to Windows 10. Even bootleggers can get a free upgrade. A disguised evacuation from the badly compromised XP, 7 and 8? Or pushing a new OS into the world to give the NSA a new playing field to regain an advantage on?
I suspect Putin now reaches out to Robert Mercer, financier of data mining company Cambridge Analytica. He offers to make Mercer an American oligarch. Putin will provide the most advanced data gathering tools the NSA could create, Mercer will use them to collect data that lets his candidates target voters with uncanny accuracy and win elections. Kushner later raves about the complexity of their marketing system. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2017/05/26/jared-kushner-in-his-own-words-on-the-trump-data-operation-the-fbi-is-reportedly-probing/#619dd401a90f
At the same time, Mercer will share that data with Putin who then uses botnets and other illegitimate means to influence the same voters, in the same direction, but without being visibly connected to the candidate. Later there will be controversy over a server in Trump Tower communicating with a Russian bank. I believe this is that sharing. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/09/politics/fbi-investigation-continues-into-odd-computer-link-between-russian-bank-and-trump-organization/index.html
In 2015 Cambridge Analytica first backs Ted Cruz. The most hated man in DC and a proven track record of bringing the system to a grinding halt. The obvious choice. But Trumps bombastic personality and Cruz’s lack of one threatens the plan. In December 2015 when a Quinnipiac poll shows Cruz in second place behind Trump, Cambridge Analytica promptly dumps Cruz and picks up Trump. Sometime later Trump paranoidly projects that the only way Hillary can win is by rigging the election.
July 2016 - Trump wins the Republican nomination.
August 2016 - A hacker group called The Shadow Brokers makes the news. I believe this is Putin finally flaunting to the world what he’s done. They tell us they’ve stolen a toolkit from The Equation Group, who have been suspected to be the NSA. The files in the toolkit are NSA but only as recent as 2013, a few months after Snowden’s departure. I suspect the file dates were altered just enough to give Snowden deniability. They release half of them to the public as proof. It’s bad, we’re warned that a lot of horrible malware will come from this for years to come. And now that the code is public, those attacks could plausibly come from anyone. The other half is kept encrypted, promised to be worse, and they comically struggle and fail to sell it on the black market. No one seems willing to touch it.
November 2016 - Our election is hit by an unprecedented number of attacks. 5 per second 24 hours a day in Illinois. 150,000 total in South Carolina. 39 states altogether. Everyone who was anyone took Putin’s free gift and hit us with it. https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/17/south-carolina-150-000-election-day-hacking-attempts/
Trump wins the election.
His first, maybe only job, is to lift the sanctions. Russia needs it done yesterday. Instead, Trump immediately gets into a fight with the media over the size of his inauguration crowd and makes a wild claim of 3 million illegal votes.
I believe Cambridge Analytica using NSA tools, had the ability to analyze every American voter’s online habits and predict their vote. I believe they promised Trump a win over Hillary and gave him a very specific vote count. When Hillary wins the popular vote with 3 million more votes, Trump is paranoid that she must have added her own fake votes which threw his prophesized number. And maybe she did. But with no evidence that he can admit to the rest of us, Trump blames it on illegal immigrants and starts demanding voter information so that he can compare the numbers.
This eats Trumps fragile ego alive. For eternity his legitimacy will be questioned in history books. Trumps attitude toward Russia sours. “You promised me a win and cost me the popular vote, our deal is void.” Trump does what he’s done to so many of the people he’s worked with before and decides he’s not going to pay his end of the deal. He busies himself putting Gorsuch on the SCOTUS, the beginnings of his wall and an immigration ban, ignoring Russia publicly and privately.
The cold war warms up.
January 23 – Trump appoints Ajit Pai to head the FCC. He is hell bent on reversing net neutrality laws, making it legal to throttle or block websites to citizens. Later, congress claims this was a direct order from Trump. Along with being able to predict how people will vote based on their browsing habits, they’ll now be able to directly influence those browsing habits. https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/06/10-members-of-congress-rake-fcc-over-the-coals-in-official-net-neutrality-comment/
February 9 – Jeff Sessions is made Attorney General to defend Trump from both an angry Russia and angry Congress. He’ll later recuse himself and Trump will state that if he had known that he wouldn’t have hired him in the first place.
February 10 – Russia considers giving Snowden to US as a gift. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/10/russia-eyes-sending-snowden-to-us-as-gift-to-trump-official-tells-nbc-news.html
February 13 – Trump seemingly is not interested. Michael Flynn’s Russian connections are “discovered” by the White House and he resigns.
February 14 – Russia violates a cold war arms treaty and shows that it has been developing cruise missiles. “I can reach you.” It says to Trump. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/world/europe/russia-cruise-missile-arms-control-treaty.html
February 14 – Congress starts to question their too-good-to-be-true win and a republican senator calls for an investigation into ties between Trump and Russia. Most squabble over healthcare. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/kfile-roy-blunt-flynn-investigation/index.html
February 27 – Trump makes major cuts to agencies and dumps all $54 billion of it into defense spending. They’re going to need it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-to-propose-10-percent-spike-in-defense-spending-massive-cuts-to-other-agencies/2017/02/27/867f9690-fcf2-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.ed55293971c8
February 28 – Amazon has a major failure and the East coast US suffers an internet outage. http://bgr.com/2017/02/28/internet-outage-amazon-web-services/
March 7 – North Korea finally gets its missiles to survive launch and sends 4 towards a US base in Japan. I suspect Russia has made them aware of the vulnerabilities that had been plaguing their program. The US deploys its own missiles in South Korea. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/world/asia/thaad-missile-defense-us-south-korea-china.html
March 16 – Dan Coats, an anti-Russia senator is appointed by Trump as Director of National Intelligence, James Clappers old position. Kind of poetic really. A concept stolen from Russia, turned into a monster by Clapper, stolen back by Russia and used to remove Clapper, whose successor is now sent to kill it.
March 23 – Senate Republicans vote to allow the sale of citizen’s private browser history. Making the kind of data collection and manipulation I suspect Cambridge Analytica of doing, now legal for future use. https://www.buzzfeed.com/hamzashaban/the-republican-controlled-senate-votes-to-strip-internet?utm_term=.duwxxZYeY5#.sygwwvZkZj
March 30 – Michael Flynn offers to testify on Russia.
April 4 – 4 days after Tillerson had told Assad he could stay in power, Assad appears to drop chemical weapons on his own people. Assad denies it. The receiving hospital is also hit with conventional weapons in an effort to kill surviving witnesses. I believe it was Russia embarrassing the US.
April 7 – In response Trump hits a nearly empty airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles. We’re told that it was retaliation against Syria and that Russia was warned beforehand and evacuated. I don’t believe they were. I believe Trump picked the most empty airfield shared by both Syria and Russia where damage would be minimal and bombed it without warning to either of them in an attempt to scare Russia. Russia condemns the strike and suspends air cooperation with the US. The airfield returns to operations the same day.
April 8 - The Shadow Brokers post an open letter to Trump that begins *“Respectfully, what the fuck are you doing?” * and telling him to remember his base, remember who got him elected. Again, I believe this is Putin speaking directly to Trump. He hints at the dirt he either has or can plant on McCain and Lindsay Graham, if only Trump will ask. The things he hints at are extreme. It is at this point that I now suspect Putin has gained this kind of information on a vast majority of our government and business world. Even if the blackmail victims are willing to face the shame to alert us to what’s happening, they’re warned that if the operations is exposed, everyone’s secrets will be released. The country would suddenly need a special election for half of its government and half of its corporations would crumble. It would be chaos. Mutually assured destruction. All anyone caught by Putin can do, is furrow their brow and be deeply disturbed.
In this same letter the Shadow Brokers ask Trump why he hasn’t yet filed charges against all powerful entities in the US. “Doing so, you could be seizing all their IT systems, freeze their financial assets, arrest key leadership.” This was a key step in Putin’s rise to power. I believe that even if Trump and Putin are having a couples squabble, Putin still needs Trump to remember this step. They release more of the NSA code as punishment. https://medium.com/@shadowbrokerss/dont-forget-your-base-867d304a94b1
The emergency siren system in Dallas is set off. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/08/hacker-triggers-all-156-emergency-sirens-dallas/100212412/
April 12 – Tillerson is sent to Moscow to meet with Putin to discuss tensions “over the Syria strike”. They are unable to come to agreements.
April 13 –Trump drops the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan for Russia to see.
April 14 - The Shadow Brokers dump more NSA exploits. Included in this batch is EternalBlue, one of the most destructive exploits that’s been seen in years.
April 14 – North Korea, whose missiles can now fly in a more or less straight line, threatens a preemptive strike on the US. The US threatens a strike back. Trump gets out of town and heads to Mar-a-Lago just in case. http://thehill.com/policy/international/328796-north-korean-official-warns-of-preemptive-strike-of-its-own
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-may-launch-strike-if-north-korea-reaches-nuclear-n746366
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/14/politics/donald-trump-north-korea-mar-a-lago/
April 15 – North Korea unveils an ICBM that can theoretically hit all of the United States. I believe that in exchange for stopping America’s sabotage of their nuclear program, NK is acting as Russia’s nuclear attack dog. He’s long wanted to be the one to do it. Now he’ll have Russian defense if he does.
April 21 - The power grids in New York, LA and San Francisco fail, it’s blamed on mechanical failure. https://www.inverse.com/article/30635-everything-we-know-la-nyc-sf-power-outages
May 9 – Comey is fired by Trump as he works on the Russian investigation. Trump justifies it by quoting and mocking Chuck Schumer with a tweet… *“Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, "I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer." Then acts so indignant.” *
May 12 – The Wanna Cry ransomware scares the world. Built from the previously released EternalBlue exploit, it begins in Russia and races across the globe, locking computers and demanding a bitcoin ransom. It looks to be a catastrophic infection. Our hospitals are particularly crippled by it. The name mocks Trumps own words days before.
May 13 – By dumb luck a kill switch is left in the Wanna Cry code and British security researcher Marcus Hutchins disables it by registering a $10 website domain. What should have been a ransom in the billions of dollars tops out at $130,000. https://www.malwaretech.com/2017/05/how-to-accidentally-stop-a-global-cyber-attacks.html
After the attack, Kaspersky Labs will identify North Korea as being the attacker. North Korea will deny it. Later, Kaspersky will be cut out of the defense budget and banned from US government computers. Later still, Kaspersky will file an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that Windows 10 removes Kaspersky software from users computers when they upgrade.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/kaspersky-banned-us-dod-ndaa-russian-influence/
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/6/15745164/kaspersky-antitrust-complaint-microsoft-european-commission
May 27 – British airways has a massive system failure which they blame on outsource employee ineptitude. I suspect this is a warning to Theresa May in response to England preventing Wanna Cry. “Stay out of this.” http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-airways-caused-bank-holiday-10520182
June 7 – Amazon goes down. https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/7/15759046/amazon-product-pages-down-outage-offline-503
June 19 – A cyber analyst finds an unsecured Amazon server owned by GOP voter targeting firm Deep Root Analytics with almost all American voters records and analytics that predict who they will vote for and why. This confirms my suspicions that Cambridge Analytica used the same method to influence the presidential election. I believe that since the March 23 legalization of the selling of citizens browser histories, the GOP has been building its own voter prediction software in order to win the 2018 elections without help from Russia’s stolen data. http://www.zdnet.com/article/security-lapse-exposes-198-million-united-states-voter-records/
June 19 – All major cellular carriers go down. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cell-phone-internet-outages-reported-across-the-u-s/
June 19 – Microsoft Skype goes down. https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/20/skype-outage-causing-connectivity-issues-company-says-its-a-global-incident/
June 27 – The Petya ransomware, built on EternalBlue, the second iteration of Wanna Cry, hits the world but seems targeted at Ukraine. Paying the ransom in this case does not unlock the data, Petya is tailored for maximum damage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_cyberattacks_on_Ukraine
June 30 – Microsoft Office 365 goes down. https://www.exoprise.com/2016/07/01/office-365-email-outage-june-2016/
July 3 – Chase bank goes down. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/07/03/chase-bank-website-down-ahead-of-independence-day/?utm_term=.2135e79c6c8b
July 3 – NASDAQ suffers an attack. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/nasdaq-hack-july
July 4 – USS Hornet and much of Alameda California are hit by a power failure, 4th of July events are canceled. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/07/04/alameda-power-outage-knocks-out-july-4-celebration-at-uss-hornet/
July 27 – HBO suffers the largest Hollywood hack in history. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/02/largest-hollywood-hack-in-history-may-have-compromised-hbo.html
July 30 – East coast power grid goes down. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/us/outer-banks-evacuation-power.html
Putin is livid.
August 3 - Marcus Hutchins, the man who saved us from Wanna Cry, is arrested by Trumps new CIA director on unrelated charges while he is in the US for a conference. He now faces 40 years in prison. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/03/researcher-who-stopped-wannacry-ransomware-detained-in-us
August 3 – Trump is finally forced to sign the Russian sanctions bill, making his position official. Putin will not be paid for services rendered.
August 5 – Trump schedules a vacation to be out of Washington DC for much of the next month. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/04/politics/donald-trump-vacation-obama/index.html
I am nervous about August.
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FAQ: Chinese ban on BTC exchanges and the future of Bitcoin

Is BitFinex (the largest BTC exchange by volume) being shut down?
People keep asking if this ban affects BitFinex. No, it doesn't because BitFinex is owned by iFinex Inc. (BVI) which is registered and located in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Source: https://www.bitfinex.com/legal/terms
What exchanges are being shut down? Is this official?
The three other big Chinese exchanges, namely OKCoin.cn, Huobi, BTC China (BTCC) are in the process of being temporarily delisted. Source: https://www.okcoin.com/t-496.html No one can say for sure when and if the ban will be lifted. It's plausible that all other China based exchanges will be shut down or delisted, but they haven't released statements yet. Meanwhile Caixing has released this statement: "Local Regulator Orders All Beijing-Based Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Close. By midnight on Sept. 15, all Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges must halt new user registration and issue a public notice detailing when the exchange will formally close, according to a policy document seen by Caixin and confirmed by a source close to regulators".
What other companies are affected?
ViaBTC is shutting down its operations as well. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-china-viabtc/viabtc-becomes-second-china-bitcoin-trading-platform-to-shut-down-idUSKCN1BQ0MG?il=0 It's worth noting that ViaBTC is also a prominent miner and Bitcoin's network hashing power might be affected. They are the only miner which allows you to accelerate transactions with low fees for free: https://pool.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerato
Is this a permanent ban?
No one except certain Chinese authorities knows. However in the past China has never done something at this scale, so, with a high degree of confidence one can say that it will be indefinite, or at the very least will last at least several months.
What's the bottom of Bitcoin's price?
No one knows. People theorized that Bitcoin's price wouldn't be significantly affected because Chinese exchanges trading volume recently had been declining but it's turned out Chinese Bitcoin holders had enough Bitcoins to drive the markets down by almost 40% already (4900->3000).
When will Bitcoin rebound to its ATH?
No one knows. Considering that multiple investors have been burned by this ban, there might be several scenarios:
Both variants are wild guesses, so, we might as well have something in between.
I bought Bitcoin at XXXX where XXXX >> current Bitcoin price? Should I sell now or HODL?
As a trader you might average down because it's plausible that Bitcoin will eventually rebound. It's also plausible that the cryptocurrency market will crash so much its recovery will take years or even a decade. Or it will never recover.
This has been repeated numerous times, but let's say it once again: When you invest in crypto currencies you should prepare yourself to lose it all. Too many people have come into Bitcoin for a quick buck and it has backfired.
People all around say I should invest into Bitcoin now, because ... Should I listen to them?*
None of them know what will happen next. If they could predict the future with certainty you wouldn't be seeing them in this reddit. They would be cruising around the world on their yacht. What you hear is gut feelings, experience and assumptions. In other words, wild baseless guesstimates. Yes, at one point Bitcoin reached $4900 but the growth wasn't caused by real world factors, it was dictated mostly by speculation. And now we all see how it turned out.
I've noticed a spike by $XXX dollars now, should I go in and buy?
At the time of writing (UTC 12:00pm 2017-09-15) this is mostly a local spike and the downward trend will likely continue for the next five days.
What's the effect on Chinese miners, and by extension the bitcoin tech?
Currently only ViaBTC has announced that they are shutting down. All other Chinese miners haven't made any statements but their operation in China is open to question because it's not clear how they will turn their mined Bitcoins into real money which is required to run their business and pay their bills.
The Bitcoin tech is not likely to be severely affected because other countries have announced the plans to run mining operations.
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First Bitcoin(BIT) Release in Google Play September 7, 2018
 
 
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List of Today's and Tomorrow's Upcoming Events

I will be bringing you upcoming events/announcements every day. If you want improvements to this post, please mention houseme in the comments. We will make improvements based on your feedback.
 
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Blockchains
Shanghai Intl Blkchn Week September 7, 2018 12:00 AM - September 12, 2018 11:59 PM
Bitcoin Cash(BCH) Blockchain Cruise September 7, 2018
Bitcoin Cash(BCH) Blockchain Cruise September 7, 2018 12:00 AM - September 11, 2018 11:59 PM
 
General
Liberty Coin Giveaway September 7, 2018
Simple Token(OST) ETH Berlin September 7, 2018
Vexanium(VEX) VEX Creative Campaign September 7, 2018
Komodo(KMD) Codebase Update September 8, 2018
Enjin Coin(ENJ) MineFaire Chicago September 8, 2018
 
Conferences
SingularDTV(SNGLS) Wyoming Hackathon September 7, 2018
Ethereum(ETH) Ethereum Industry Summit September 8, 2018
 
Software/Platforms
First Bitcoin(BIT) Release in Google Play September 7, 2018
 
Exchanges
HYCON(HYC) Bit-Z Listing September 7, 2018
 
Meetups
IOTA(MIOTA) Hamburg Meetup September 8, 2018
 
Air Drops
PRiVCY(PRIV) 14th Airdrop September 8, 2018
 
 
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List of Today's and Tomorrow's Upcoming Events

I will be bringing you upcoming events/announcements every day. If you want improvements to this post, please mention houseme in the comments. We will make improvements based on your feedback.
 
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General
Cardano(ADA) Roadmap Update September 6, 2018
Modum(MOD) Zurich Private Event September 6, 2018
eBoost(EBST) GameX Exhibition September 6, 2018
Liberty Coin Giveaway September 7, 2018
Simple Token(OST) ETH Berlin September 7, 2018
Vexanium(VEX) VEX Creative Campaign September 7, 2018
 
Meetups
IOTA(MIOTA) New York Meetup September 6, 2018
 
Blockchains
Simple Token(OST) Berlin Blockchain Week September 6, 2018
Shanghai Intl Blkchn Week September 7, 2018 12:00 AM - September 12, 2018 11:59 PM
Bitcoin Cash(BCH) Blockchain Cruise September 7, 2018
Bitcoin Cash(BCH) Blockchain Cruise September 7, 2018 12:00 AM - September 11, 2018 11:59 PM
 
Exchanges
The Abyss(ABYSS) Listing On Indodax September 6, 2018
HYCON(HYC) Bit-Z Listing September 7, 2018
 
Conferences
Ethereum(ETH) ETHGlobal Hackathon September 7, 2018 12:00 AM - September 9, 2018 11:59 PM
SingularDTV(SNGLS) Wyoming Hackathon September 7, 2018
 
Software/Platforms
First Bitcoin(BIT) Release in Google Play September 7, 2018
 
 
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Sixteen ideas to save Western civilization

Idea one

Rather than funding a Darwinian triathlon that leaves thousands of people dead every year, in which those young men who are best capable of jumping fences, swimming through rivers and crossing deserts are given a ticket to paradise, we declare today that no more refugees will be given entrance into Europe. Instead, every Euro that is currently spent on providing shelter and care for refugees in Europe, will be used for refugees in their country of origin. With a guarantee that there is not a snowball's chance in hell of being granted asylum in Europe, the refugee stream to our continent will plummet. This will allow those NGO's who currently spend their money transporting people from Libya to Italy, to spend their scarce resources on helping refugees where they actually live. The cost of providing for one refugee in the Netherlands is 20 to 40 times higher than providing for the same refugee in his country of origin.
The moment we change our policy towards refugees, towards one based on rational sanity, is the moment we can start taking care of twenty to forty times as many of them. This will be necessary in the years ahead, as climate change, soil erosion and overpopulation will create a refugee crisis the likes of which humanity has never seen before. How about highly skilled refugees? You might ask. The thing is, those refugees will be the people who will be needed to rebuild the countries they fled from. If they live here, they can't help rebuild the communities that were destroyed.

Idea two

Europe is faced with a demographic crisis, as our fertility rates are very low. There are many different solutions to this, but one solution I have not heard before is as following: Let the height of our child benefits payments depend on the average age of the population of a municipality. The government should be paying people in rural communities to have children. Many of these communities have