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2017: The Year Blockchain Got Weird.

2017 was a lot of things – a year of unprecedented environmental catastrophe, an ongoing political trash fire, the year that made more crypto-millionaires than any year previous… Another way to remember the past year is calling it "the year weird blockchain broke." But what is weird blockchain you might ask? The etymology comes the "weird Facebook" phenomenon, a collection of meme-pages, wholesome and less-wholesome trolls and pseudonymous profiles made all the more wonderful by their unlikely home, the social network your family and your boss use. And maybe in that definition, I point to why weird blockchain is worth...

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It's Official: Bitcoin's Price Makes History Passing $20k

After a day of tepid approaches toward the total, the price of bitcoin rose above $10,000 on CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) for the first time in history today. Having scaled to 20k this weekend, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization hit a new high of $20,044 at 1:45 UTC, market data shows. The move came after exchanges in South Korea saw trading above that threshold yesterday and today, though U.S. exchanges had yet to mark the milestone. However, at press time, domestic exchanges including Coinbase's GDAX exchange, Paxos's itBit exchange and Gemini, were all posting spot prices above the $10,000 mark. With the...

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It's Official: Bitcoin's Price Makes History Passing $11k

After a day of tepid approaches toward the total, the price of bitcoin rose above $10,000 on CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) for the first time in history today. Having scaled to 9k this weekend, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization hit a new high of $10,044 at 1:45 UTC, market data shows. The move came after exchanges in South Korea saw trading above that threshold yesterday and today, though U.S. exchanges had yet to mark the milestone. However, at press time, domestic exchanges including Coinbase's GDAX exchange, Paxos's itBit exchange and Gemini, were all posting spot prices above the $10,000 mark. With the...

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Meet the kid who became a millionaire by 18 to win a bet with his parents.

MEET the high-school dropout who became a millionaire by the age of 18 after winning a bet with his parents to skip out on classes. Erik Finman hated school and the negative teachers, one of whom told him he’d end up working at McDonald’s. So at age 15, he begged his parents to let him drop out. His parents, of course, said no. Shortly after, he announced to his parents — who met at Stanford University while getting their doctorates in electrical engineering and physics — that he didn’t want to go to university. In the ensuing negotiation process his...

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Bus Driver Crashes Into Out of Control Van To Save Family Crossing The Street.

A heroic Ontario Bus Driver saved a family's life last week by crashing his bus into a speeding van.  Later police reports indicate that the driver of the van was under the influence. Bill Lamont has been a bus driver for most of his life in the Toronto area.  He's used to seeing a lot of driver errors and has a good idea on how to handle certain situations.  After 30 years of driving, nothing could have prepared him to make the ultimate decision by colliding with a van to save the Peterson family's lives. The incident took place at...

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