Not Feeling the Bern? US Voters Turned Off By Socialists, Want President Under Age 40 in Blow to Bernie Sanders

A new NBC/WSJ poll has revealed what Americans don’t want as president – a socialist or a septuagenarian over 75. Unfortunately for Democrats, their two front-runners each possess at least one of those two qualities. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, 77, is an avowed socialist, according to Bloomberg. Though former vice president Joe Biden is yet to declare his candidacy, he is 76. Specifically, the poll found that only 37 percent of the respondents found a presidential candidate over 75 desirable. Majority of voters, in fact, indicated they would be enthusiastic or…

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The Socialist Politics of Envy: What the World Can Learn from Nigeria’s Unfolding Disaster

Africa’s most populated country and the world’s 26th largest economy is heading for a meltdown as a direct result of envy politics. It was an election between a multimillionaire pro-business candidate seen as part of the establishment and a self-proclaimed hero of the masses who railed against corrupt elites and promised to fight for the little guy. While this may seem to be the story of pretty much every election nowadays since the shock victory of Donald Trump in 2016, the results of Nigeria’s recent elections contain a very important…

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Ethereum Slayers 2.0: Crypto’s Usual Suspects, or New Kids on the Blockchain?

Whenever a new blockchain platform launched between 2017 and 2018, it was inevitably heralded as a future replacement for the largest, most successful cryptocurrency platform of all. In short, it came bearing the name of Ethereum Killer. Those prophecies turned out to be premature, and by 2019 the hit that’s been put out on Ethereum is still waiting to be cashed. A year is a long time in the crypto space, and many would argue that the lineup of possible contenders for Ethereum’s throne has changed already. New upstarts have…

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5 Reasons Why I Plan to Adopt Bitcoin Cash for Everyday Payments [and You Should Too]

The Bitcoin Cash price has had little negative volatility in recent times, just like Bitcoin itself and Ethereum. In times like these, the question arises: why don’t we just use Bitcoin Cash? Here are five reasons that I’m considering adopting Bitcoin Cash as my cryptocurrency of choice for everyday usage. 1. Low Fees, Empty Blocks The average transaction fee on Bitcoin Cash is less than a penny. Despite having large blocks, most of the blocks are relatively empty by comparison to Bitcoin. If you have a lot of inputs, your…

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How the World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Helped Usher in the Dawn of a Currency Revolution

The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, is flush with massive profits from its operations in 2018, estimated from buybacks of its BNB token to total $446 million. Although Bitcoin is trading at a loss over the last 12 months, transaction volume has been steadily increasing over the last year, so Binance has been busy. “To date, even in this bear market, we still run a profitable business,” Binance CFO Wei Zhou told CNBC in a phone interview Wednesday. Binance is looking good in 2019. Awash with cash from its 2018…

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The Most Powerful Moment of Donald Trump’s State of The Union? The Woman He Freed From Prison

I was watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday with my usual cynicism of any of the government’s propagandist ceremonies which cover over with pomp its many notorious defilements of so many people’s life, liberty, and property. These magnificent annual pageants of trite partisanship follow such a tight script that they are predictable to the point of banality. The president lists off everything good happening in the world and takes credit for it. Half the room claps effusively while the other crosses their arms and stares blankly.…

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7 Reasons Why That Hot New ‘Bitcoin Stablecoin’ Sounds Like Junk

A new Ethereum token called “Wrapped Bitcoin” just launched Thursday. How Wrapped Bitcoin Works The purpose of the new cryptocurrency is to enable Bitcoin users to “participate in Ethereum smart contracts natively on the Ethereum blockchain.” Last October Bitcoin custody company BitGo announced a partnership with Kyber Network and Republic Protocol to launch Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), a token on the Ethereum blockchain that acts as a 1-to-1 token backed by Bitcoin reserves. In a blog post announcing the new token BitGo stated: “WBTC users will be able to utilize Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin Opinion: Why Context is Important When Talking about the ‘Crypto Bubble’

The fact that the bitcoin price has been crashing for the past month has led some people to have some hilarious reactions. From rage-quitting crypto-trading and investing to astonishing doomsday predictions, it’s really fun to sit back and watch all madness. However, I feel like it’s also my duty to step in and calm things The post Bitcoin Opinion: Why Context is Important When Talking about the ‘Crypto Bubble’ appeared first on CCN

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