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A Nomura Instinet-conducted survey of roughly 100 merchants in the United States revealed that 60 percent would accept Bitcoin over USD. As reported by Bloomberg, the merchants surveyed spanned various industries and all had a minimum of $100,000 in annual revenue. Roughly 40 percent of those polled fell between the ages of 31 and 40. The willingness to accept Bitcoin came as a surprise to those conducting the survey. Said Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Doley in a report:
Sound engineers have managed to construct the speech former US president John F Kennedy was about to make before he was assassinated in 1963. According to British newspaper The Times, engineers managed to pull 116,777 sound units from 831 of JFK's speeches and radio addresses to bring the text to life. The digitally-created speech, known as the Trade Mart speech, was originally due to be made on 22 November 1963 before the 35th president of the US was shot dead.
Peter Theil who is the co-founder of Paypal and Palantir and also for his book Zero to One talked about cryptocurrencies on Thursday during a fireside chat at Economic Club of New York. Theil had invested in bitcoin as early as 2012 has been bullish on bitcoin.
In the three months since the FCC decided to repeal existing net neutrality protections, a sizable political coalition has worked to reinstate net neutrality through a variety of legal procedures. Both at the state and municipal level, open internet advocates and politicians have launched into action, ranging from lawsuits to executive orders to legislation in order to save the internet as we know it.
Facebook has suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its affiliate, data analysis and targeting firm Cambridge Analytica, for "violating our platform policies." Why it matters, per Axios' Kim Hart: Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that worked with the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 election, claimed to have developed personality profiles on every American…
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