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Halloween : ce phénomène naturel invisible peut vous faire voir des fantômes !

Par Emma Hollen, Journaliste scientifique
Pourquoi certains lieux sont-ils plus hantés que d'autres ? Est-ce simplement à cause de leur histoire, ou se cache-t-il une origine plus profonde derrière les phénomènes qu'ils abritent ? Par-delà l'explication psychologique, les chercheurs affirment qu'un autre facteur entre en jeu, capable...

If Bitcoin Passes $14K, Analysts Say Traders ‘Should Look to $20,000’ Instead of Looking Back

Par Jamie Redman
If Bitcoin Passes $14K, Analysts Say Bitcoin Traders 'Should Look to $20,000' Instead of Looking Back

While bitcoin prices touched all-time 2020 highs on Tuesday, a few analysts say they are expecting only a few more hurdles to surpass the 2017 all-time high (ATH). For instance, the market analyst from Etoro, David Derhy, says to look to $20,000 instead of back at $12,000.

  • A few traders and popular cryptocurrency analysts think that bitcoin (BTC) simply needs to cross the $14k region and its lift-off from there. Tuesday’s 2020 ATH of $13,684 is just shy of last year’s ATH at $13,796 per bitcoin which was accomplished on June 26, 2019.
  • Macro strategist Raoul Pal said on Tuesday that there are only two major BTC price resistances left. “There are literally only two resistances left on the bitcoin chart – $14,000 and then the old all-time high at $20,000,” Raoul Pal tweeted on Tuesday. “I fully expect new all-time highs by early next year at the latest.”

If Bitcoin Passes $14K, Analysts Say Traders 'Should Look to $20,000' Instead of Looking Back

  • Senior market analyst for Etoro, Simon Peters, explained this week in an investor’s note that “stimulus fears could stoke the fire for bitcoin.
  • “We may also see an uptick of inflation, another important aspect of Satoshi Nakamoto’s view of modern economies that drove him/her/them to create Bitcoin,” Peters wrote. “It will also be interesting to see how this impacts the correlation between bitcoin and equity markets.”

#BTC HTF targets pic.twitter.com/RgZLoDwfRJ

— //Bitcoin 𝕵ack 🐐 (@BTC_JackSparrow) October 27, 2020

  • “Okex futures order book asks being pulled/executed at market in the last few days as BTC consolidates,” the popular crypto analyst dubbed ‘Light’ told his 25,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday. “A move above $14k in the near term is increasing in probability,” Light added.
  • In the same investors note, market analyst from Etoro, David Derhy, detailed that people should “look to $20,000 instead of back at $12,000.”
  • “The current run could simply push through all the way to $14,000,” Derhy wrote this week. “If that is the case, then the next level from a technical and fundamental perspective would be $20,000. With the U.S. election coming up next month, further economic stimulus from the government is going to happen even if the size of that stimulus is still up for discussion. I am of the view that we won’t see a drop back down below $12,000 for a while yet.”
  • Just recently, the ‘Oracle’ Vinny Lingham said similar statements and doesn’t expect the price to drop below $12k during the next 30 days.
  • Meanwhile, bitcoin’s (BTC) hashrate has seen a 45% slump during the last three days.

What do you think about the price pushing past the $14k zone and do you think $20k is coming next? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

The post If Bitcoin Passes $14K, Analysts Say Traders ‘Should Look to $20,000’ Instead of Looking Back appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Just Lie About Your GPA

Par Claire Lower

There are two types of people in this world: people who don’t remember their college grade point average, and nerds. I mean, I guess there is a third category of former nerds who are bitter about their GPA and have thus banished it from their consciousness (me). But my point is that a lot of people don’t know theirs,…

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Inquiétudes en Arctique avec la glace de mer qui ne s'est toujours pas formée

Par Nathalie Mayer, Journaliste
Chaque année à l’automne, une fine couche de l’océan Arctique commence à geler. Mais nous voilà fin octobre et l’une des régions connues des scientifiques pour fabriquer une grande partie de cette glace de mer n’a toujours pas suffisamment refroidi pour cela. Comme les scientifiques l’ont...

Le premier vol commercial de Crew Dragon vers la Station spatiale aura lieu le 14 novembre

Par Xavier Demeersman, Journaliste
Crew-1, la toute première vraie mission commerciale de Crew Dragon de SpaceX décollera finalement du Centre spatial Kennedy, en Floride le 14 novembre prochain à 19 h 49 heure locale (soit le 15 novembre à 00 h 49 heure de Paris), a annoncé la Nasa. Elle emmènera vers la Station spatiale les...

How to Best Support Someone Based on Their Grief Archetype

Par Elizabeth Yuko

For the most part, our society has a very narrow definition and shallow understanding of grief. We know that when someone close to us dies, we’re supposed to feel sad, spend a few days wearing black and eating casseroles while in mourning, and then resume our normal lives as if nothing happened.

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How to Take Screenshots on Your Smart TV

Par Brendan Hesse

We’re all accustomed to taking screenshots on our Android phones, Apple devices, and computers, but you can also take screenshots on your smart TV or streaming device. It’s just more complicated, and it depends what you’re taking a screenshot of in the first place.

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Covid-19 : les anticorps des personnes asymptomatiques disparaîtraient plus vite

Par Futura avec l'AFP-Relaxnews
Que devient la réponse des anticorps au Sars-CoV-2 au fil du temps. La question de l'immunité face au nouveau coronavirus taraude les scientifiques qui cherchent à savoir comment elle évolue, combien de temps dure-t-elle et avec quel degré de protection ? Une étude perçoit une différence entre...

Can You Transfer Your Mortgage to Someone Else?

Par Mike Winters on Two Cents, shared by Mike Winters to Lifehacker

Can you transfer your home loan to another person? Doing so certainly could be convenient: if you’re selling your home, the buyer could just take on your mortgage as part of the deal, avoiding the hassle of a new loan application, not to mention the extra closing costs. As nice as that sounds, mortgage transfers are…

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Hey There, Aukey's 9-in-2 USB-C Hub Is Down to $48

Par Ignacia on Kinja Deals, shared by Quentyn Kennemer to Lifehacker

Aukey 9-in-2 USB-C Hub with Ethernet & HDMI Port | $48 | Amazon | Promo code 23A8YJP6

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Tchernobyl : un drone visite la ville meurtrie de Pripyat

Par Jonathan Sare, Futura
Une nuit d'avril 1986, le réacteur n°4 de la centrale nucléaire de Tchernobyl explose. Dans les heures qui suivent, Pripyat la ville voisine, est entièrement évacuée. Découvrez en vidéo les vestiges de cette ville, inhabitée depuis près de 30 ans, alors qu'elle fut un modèle de l’architecture...

Use Daylight Saving Time as a Reminder for Home Maintenance Tasks

Par Emily Price

Daylight Saving Time officially ends this weekend, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 1. Clocks will be rolled back an hour, which means, for next new months, the sun will be rising earlier in the morning and start setting around the time you’re likely headed home from the office.

Of course, during this…

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Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Par Jamie Redman
Southeast Asia's Largest Bank DBS Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation DBS published an announcement revealing it was launching a cryptocurrency exchange. The announcement was later removed by the company, but crypto proponents have learned about the upcoming support for assets like bitcoin, ethereum, and bitcoin cash.

DBS Bank Ltd is Southeast Asia’s largest bank in terms of assets under management (AUM), as the corporation’s 100+ branches hold more than $600 billion today. The bank published information on the subject and then swiftly removed the announcement. However, a number of cryptocurrency proponents caught the DBS statement before the bank deleted it. The Twitter account dubbed ‘Fiat Minimalist’ tweeted a screenshot and said: “Cat’s out of the bag.”

“This has been in the works for 2 years,” Fiat Minimalist told his 2,300 followers. “All banks will have to follow suit. Imagine being bearish [toward] BTC,” he added. The announcement has also been caught in the web’s cache and is now hosted on Archive.org as well. “DBS Digital Exchange offers trading services from fiat currencies to four of the top digital currencies in circulation – Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, and XRP,” the DBS Digital Exchange website reads.

Southeast Asia's Largest Bank DBS Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange

The DBS Digital Exchange page also states:

Unlike most digital exchanges today, DBS Digital Exchange does not hold any digital assets. Instead, all digital assets are kept at DBS Bank, which is globally recognised for its custodial services. To keep customers’ digital assets safe, DBS Bank has deployed DBS Digital Custody, an institutional-grade custody solution specially tailored for safekeeping digital assets.

The news about the newly created DBS Digital Exchange follows the announcement made by the payments giant Paypal last week. Additionally, in September it was revealed that U.S. banks are now allowed to hold reserves for stablecoin issuers.

The new DBS trading platform also plans to allow for security token offerings. “Companies searching for a regulated option to raise private capital from qualified investors can now tap on DBS Digital Exchange to securitise real assets into tradeable digital tokens,” DBS notes.

Furthermore, DBS thinks that cryptocurrencies are “the future of capital markets.”

“Digital assets are poised to be the future of tomorrow’s digital economy. With DBS Digital Exchange, a bank-backed digital exchange, companies, and investors can now leverage an integrated ecosystem of solutions to tap the vast potential of private markets and digital currencies,” the DBS exchange announcement concludes.

What do you think about Southeast Asia’s largest bank DBS announcing a crypto exchange? Let us know in the comments section below.

The post Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Comment pourrait se terminer l'épidémie de coronavirus ?

Par Céline Deluzarche, Journaliste
Deuxième vague, troisième vague : l’épidémie de coronavirus semble ne jamais devoir finir. Va-t-il falloir « vivre avec » éternellement ? Le virus va-t-il finir par disparaître ? Un vaccin peut-il éradiquer la maladie ? Voici les différentes hypothèses et les scénarios les plus probables.

Hack-O'-Lantern: Our Best Pumpkin Carving Tips

Par Joel Kahn

Introducing the “Hack-O’-Lantern,” the easiest gourd-based decoration you can create, this or any Halloween.

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Les casques de réalité virtuelle pourraient bientôt intégrer une technologie des panneaux solaires

Par Edward Back, Journaliste hi-tech
Des chercheurs de l’université de Stanford et de Samsung ont réussi à créer un affichage OLED à partir d’une technologie pour des panneaux solaires. De tels écrans pourraient atteindre une résolution de 10.000 pixels par pouce, et permettraient de créer des casques de réalité virtuelle avec un...

Lie to Your Kids About Their Lies

Par Meghan Moravcik Walbert on Offspring, shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker

I don’t usually like to take the easy parenting road by, say, tricking children or lying to them. Also, I don’t think you teach your kids not to do the thing you don’t want them to do by doing that thing yourself. Like, I don’t think yelling at a kid teaches them that yelling isn’t cool. (I’m not saying I never yell;…

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Les chauves-souris vampires pratiquent la distanciation sociale quand elles sont infectées

Par Emma Hollen, Journaliste scientifique
En cas de pandémie, rien de tel que la distanciation sociale pour contenir un virus. Même les chauves-souris vampires le savent, ainsi que le démontre une nouvelle étude.

How to Make a Fake Facebook Account

Par David Murphy

Creating multiple Facebook accounts was easy back in the day. You might have needed a secondary email from a legitimate educational institution, but that’s typically not difficult to come by—especially if you get a new “alumni” email address tied to a university’s domain upon graduating.

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La pollution de l’air serait responsable de 15 % des décès du Covid-19

Par Nathalie Mayer, Journaliste
Le coronavirus, responsable de la pandémie de Covid-19, a émergé fin 2019 en Chine. Depuis, il y a fait plus d’un million de morts dans le monde. Des chercheurs confirment aujourd’hui que la pollution de l’air a contribué à une part certaine de ces décès. Quelque 15 %. Et cela, de plusieurs...

Osiris-Rex : la Nasa est en train de mettre à l’abri les cailloux que la sonde est en train de perdre

Par Futura avec l'AFP-Relaxnews
La sonde américaine Osiris-Rex va commencer aujourd’hui une opération de plusieurs jours pour stocker dans une capsule hermétique les matériaux qu’elle a ramassés la semaine dernière à la surface de l’astéroïde Bennu.

Doodle Google : sans cet homme, il n'y aurait pas de yaourt

Par Julie Kern, Rédactrice scientifique
Le Doodle de Google met à l'honneur, ce 27 octobre 2020, un scientifique dont la découverte trône en bonne place dans la majorité des réfrigérateurs. Il s'agit de Stamen Grigorov, l'inventeur du yaourt moderne. D'origine bulgare et né en Suisse, ce médecin et microbiologiste identifie en 1905 la...

South African Regulator Raids Home of Key Members of an Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Par Terence Zimwara
South African Regulator Raids Home of Key Members of an Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scheme

A South African regulator along with the country’s police have reportedly seized electronics devices and computers belonging to two principal members of Mirror Trading International (MTI), an alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme. The raid at Clynton and Cheri Marks’ home on October 26 was conducted by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) officials who are looking for proof of trades and bitcoin balances.

MTI Remains Defiant

The raid comes after the South African regulator previously advised MTI clients to withdraw funds after determining that the company did not have the required operating license.

However, according to a report by Global Crypto that cites a Telegram message sent to MTI members, the defiant sender says “it will be business as usual” while the investment company’s lawyers “are onto this.” The sender adds:

The news (media) will sensationalize this so I would like to pre-warn everyone. MTI will be releasing a video later today or tomorrow. More attacks will happen. This is just to let you know MTI is not going anywhere.

Similarly, a voice message attributed to Cheri Marks confirms the raid by FSCA officers who were reportedly accompanied by 15 South Police Service officers. Still, Marks asserts that the raid “changes nothing” and that scheduled customer withdrawals will continue.

The MTI team has repeatedly denied allegations against their company and they blame the media of trying to destroy a business that is “working to improve the lives.” Yet, despite the denials, international and domestic organizations are adamant that MTI is operating outside and that it is possibly a Ponzi scheme.

Another Ponzi Allegation

Just recently, one South African website that tracks complex Ponzi schemes as well as individuals running them, added MTI to its list of well-known scams. In its assessment, dishonest.co.za flags for MTI making claims that it has had “only one negative trading day since its launch.”

Panning the unrealistic claim, the website says “anyone with basic trading experience knows that it is extremely difficult to avoid losses; almost impossible.” Similarly, the MTI claims that it takes 10% of the day’s trading profits are also flagged.

Meanwhile, on one South African discussion forum, members discuss the MTI’s continuing troubles with regulators and how the MTI is trying in vain to dismiss the litany of allegations. One member of the forum points to how Cheri Marks’ repeated assurance that “everything is fine” has been used by other scammers in the past before they disappeared. The member John Tempus says:

“Bitconnect also stated, ‘EVERYTHING IS FINE GUYS’ and then overnight it went to the gutter.”

In her audio message, Cheri Marks insists everything is going as normal and while promising that she and Clynton would soon return online to engage with members. Cheri implies in the audio that their mobile had been seized by FSCA officials.

At the time of writing, the MTI team had not put up the promised video that gives their version of events.

What do you think of MTI’s latest challenge? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Coronavirus : les expositions courtes et répétées sont aussi dangereuses

Par Julie Kern, Rédactrice scientifique
Dans une prison américaine, un homme de 20 ans a contracté le coronavirus suite à des expositions brèves mais répétées avec des détenus. Le CDC propose alors de revoir le terme « cas contact ».

De l’art de bien comprendre les tests de dépistage du Covid-19

Par Nicolas Gauvrit

Et s’il y avait en fait beaucoup de personnes saines parmi celles dont le test est positif ? Enfoncer de longs cotons-tiges dans le nez de nos concitoyens serait alors inutile... Mais un calcul détaillé montre qu’en réalité la probabilité de faux positifs est vraisemblablement très faible.

Pour accompagner l’exploration spatiale, l’Internet interplanétaire progresse à grands pas

Par Fabrice Auclert, Journaliste
Depuis plus de 10 ans, l'un des inventeurs d'Internet travaille sur un réseau capable d'envoyer des données d'une planète à une autre. Le matériel est déjà déployé, et Vinton Cerf fait le point sur les avancées technologiques.

S'entraîner d'un seul bras muscle l'autre !

Par Céline Deluzarche, Journaliste
Avoir un bras cassé ou immobilisé pendant plusieurs mois entraîne une perte musculaire conséquente qui exige de gros efforts de récupération. Des chercheurs de l’université Edith Cowan (Australie) viennent de faire une découverte étonnante : l'entraînement d'un bras peut drastiquement améliorer...

How to Install and Use Siege Benchmarking Tool on Ubuntu 20.04

Siege is an open-source multi-threaded load testing and benchmarking tool for Linux. You can perform a stress test using a single URL with a specific number of users or you can put all URLs in files and. stress them simultaneously.

1.000 systèmes planétaires d'où des extraterrestres pourraient voir que la Terre est « grouillante de vie »

Par Xavier Demeersman, Journaliste
« Nous venons de créer la carte des étoiles où nous devrions regarder en premier », lance l’astronome Lisa Kaltenegger qui vient de publier une liste de 1.000 étoiles alignées avec la Terre et le Soleil qui, si elles sont entourées de planètes habitées, sont très bien placées pour remarquer...

Onchain Data Shows Rising Bitcoin Whale Index Surpassing 4-Year High

Par Jamie Redman
Onchain Data Shows Rising Bitcoin Whale Index Surpassing 4-Year High

Onchain analytics from the research and analysis firm Glassnode shows that the number of bitcoin whales (addresses with at least 1,000 bitcoins) has surpassed 1,900 clusters. The number of network participants in terms of 1,000 coin whales hasn’t been this high since 2016.

Seven-day trailing statistics for the number of whales (addresses with balance ≥ $1k) has increased 2% according to statistics from Glassnode. This means the number of large BTC holders (1,940 clusters ≥ $1k) has increased a great deal since the recent Paypal crypto support announcement.

Onchain Data Shows Rising Bitcoin Whale Index Surpassing 4-Year High
Addresses with Balance ≥ $1k touched a four-year high this weekend. The last time the Bitcoin Whale Index (≥ $1k) was this high was September 2016 just before the 2017 bull run started.

The increase in BTC whales suggests a number of investors believe the price will jump higher in the future. On October 22, 2020, the well known bitcoin analyst Willy Woo tweeted about data that shows there are more than 23 million active holders today.

“Datasource for 23.4m active [holders]: Cumulatively sum net entity growth, this takes into account [holders] coming in minus [holders] that have left completely (zero coins in their wallets),” Woo said.

Onchain Data Shows Rising Bitcoin Whale Index Surpassing 4-Year High

Onchain data and blockchain analysis from bitinfocharts.com indicate that the number of bitcoin whales with 1,000 to 10,000 BTC on a single address has increased significantly. On February 25, 2019, there were 1,709 addresses with 1,000 to 10,000 BTC and that metric increased 24.28% to 2,125 addresses.

Interestingly, the number of addresses with 100 to 1,000 BTC dropped from 14,749 to today’s 13,869 addresses. Strangely enough, the addresses with 100,000 to 1,000,000 BTC dropped from five to one.

The stats from bitinfocharts’s “Top 100 Richest Bitcoin Addresses” also shows there are six exchanges with cold wallets represented in the top 20 addresses.

Huobi has the biggest balance with 203,502 BTC sitting in a single address. Huobi’s cold wallet address which holds the #1 position in the rich list, represents 1.10% of the bitcoins in circulation. This followed by exchange wallets from Coinbase, Binance, Bitfinex, Bittrex, and a smaller Binance cold wallet as well.

Data stemming from May 1, 2020, shows there were only 2,002 addresses with 100,000 to 1,000,000 BTC, which means 123 whales joined the fray since then.

While bitcoin’s (BTC) price has been appreciating this month a number of proponents have noticed the whale accumulation. Venture Coinist podcast host, Luke Martin noticed the trend during the first week of October.

“A rising Bitcoin Whale Index has been a leading indicator for $BTC price & bull markets. It is climbing to new highs right now,” Martin tweeted.

What do you think about the recent increase in whales this month? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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The Many Facts Pointing to John Nash Being Satoshi Nakamoto

Par Jamie Redman
The Many Facts Pointing to John Nash Being Satoshi Nakamoto

Six years ago, a number of theories spread across the internet that claimed the famed American economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. was Satoshi Nakamoto. There’s a bunch of circumstantial evidence that has invoked some research into the possibility that Nash could have been Bitcoin’s creator. The following editorial is the ninth installment of news.Bitcoin.com’s “the many facts” series, with a comprehensive look at some of the evidence that is tied to John Nash and Bitcoin’s mysterious creator.

During the last decade, there’s been a wide variety of individuals that people suspect could be Bitcoin’s inventor. In 2014 and 2015, a number of armchair sleuths published research posts that claimed the well known economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. created blockchain technology.

Nash is quite popular for numerous reasons especially his contributions to economics, mathematics, and complex systems found in game theory. The mathematical genius is also well known because of the award-winning movie “A Beautiful Mind,” which was a biographical interpretation of his life.

Six years ago, a few bitcoiners and armchair sleuths tried to tie John Forbes Nash Jr. to Satoshi Nakamoto and the creation of Bitcoin.

Nash was also a Nobel prize winner for his work in economic sciences and he earned his Ph.D. by leveraging a 28-page dissertation on non-cooperative games. Over six years ago, Nash was considered a prime suspect in the Satoshi Nakamoto mystery and a number of bitcoiners have tried to tether the two individuals.

Some people suspect that Nash possibly helped with the project and assume Bitcoin may have been created by a group of geniuses. For instance, back in mid-June 2015, the author Travis Patron wrote an editorial called “Did Mathematician John Nash Help Invent Bitcoin?” which proposes the question.

Patron’s theory, like many others during that time, talks about a paper Nash wrote called the “Ideal Money” which Nash published on various occasions between 1994 through 2008.

“Nash described this ideal of money as something which could provide a global savings outlet for people who would otherwise be subject to ‘bad money’, or money expected to lose value over time under conditions of inflation among other things,” Patron wrote.

In 1994 and for close to a decade John Forbes Nash Jr. was infatuated with the “Ideal Money” paper he had written and a number of people believe there are similarities between Bitcoin and Nash’s ideal money concept.

The Nobel Laureate’s paper about ideal money made a number of mainstream headlines in the press after he published the work. One headline, in particular, dubbed “Nobel Economist Says More Stable Currency Needed,” was published on Fordham University’s website a month and a half before Satoshi published the Bitcoin white paper on Halloween 2008.

Patron’s research describes two more papers that align with the Bitcoin network including a speech about the ideal money published in the Southern Economic Journal, and another paper from 2002.

The author is not the only one who believed Nash could have been involved, as a Reddit post written six years ago describes how Nash was Bitcoin’s creator. “John is an award-winning cryptographer, mathematician, and a Nobel prize-winning economist,” the Redditor wrote at the time. “This trifecta is key in understanding the genius behind Bitcoin as all three schools of thought came together.”

The armchair sleuth from 2014 added:

He’s been operating under several ‘schizophrenic’ false identities on the internet since the ’90s. His timezone/geographic location, access to computers within the faculty in Princeton (for early Bitcoin mining), and his raw genius are all parallel with what we already know about the real Satoshi Nakamoto, including his writing style, which also matches Nick Szabo’s.

The author also cited a Youtube video that described Nash’s political ideas and goals when it comes to the ideal money. The armchair sleuth said the video gave him “goosebumps” because of the similarities it had with the open Bitcoin network. News.Bitcoin.com readers can check out the video about John Nash with Martin Edwards below.

In addition to the Reddit post, an anonymous publisher from the web portal dubbed the “Financial Underground Kingdom” also released an editorial that claims John Nash could be Satoshi Nakamoto. The unknown author also says that it’s possible that Nash worked with Nick Szabo and Wei Dai during the creation period.

The drawing above is called Parallel Control, drawn by John Nash in 1954.

The editorial speaks about a letter Nash wrote in 1955 to the National Security Agency (NSA), which was declassified years later by the intelligence agency. Nash’s letter described an “encryption machine of his design,” one that did not interest the NSA and the project was soon forgotten. The anonymous writer says the letter pretty much sums up the fact that Nash was probably Bitcoin’s inventor.

“This man (John Nash) fills every single one of Satoshi’s markers and more, he rewrote the economy already, defined the encryption race 50 years ago,” the anon said. “He has since been touring the world, talking about a new kind of money technology and how it is going to give the people ‘the power’ vs government ‘schemes’ of money printing.”

The editorial continued:

[John Nash] is Satoshi, nothing is hidden it’s all in plain view. It makes 100% perfect sense now, but 20 years ago when the lecture was given, it was complete gibberish. How do you explain to a world population that everything will be different because of what you are about to do? How do you break it to them slowly before they rip you apart out of fear?

In the letter to the NSA, Nash said: “I am speaking about a research project that is not fully complete since I have not yet written up and submitted for publication any paper or papers describing the work. Also, the details of what axioms to use and how to select the basic set theory underlying the hierarchical extension to be constructed are not fully crystallized.”

There have also been a number of other theories concerning Nash and Satoshi’s alleged ties at the end of May 2015. Nash and his wife were killed in a car crash in 2015 and after he died on May 23, bitcoiners started sleuthing again.

John Forbes Nash Jr. and his wife passed away in a bad car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on May 23, 2015.

Bitcoin proponents started to discuss the theory that erupted on Bitcointalk.org a year prior in September 2014. The interesting notion tethers Nash to Satoshi’s identity with a great deal of circumstantial evidence and a lot of speculation. The Nash speculation started after the owner of Bitcointalk.org, Theymos, received an ostensible, compromised email from Satoshi’s GMX email handle during the first week of September.

Many years have passed since this theory was revolving around the web and the sleuthing seemed to have stopped after Nash passed away. The internet is littered with theories that people have composed in order to tether the two geniuses together, but no one has ever provided a smoking gun.

John Forbes Nash Jr. definitely had the know-how to create Bitcoin but now that he’s gone, it would be even harder to prove, similar to the mysterious Hal Finney theories. Nash is just another individual on the list of possible suspects and the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto continues to remain unknown. Nash did discuss Bitcoin during a keynote presentation at Oxford University, which was published in February 2015. News.Bitcoin.com readers can watch his lecture where he discusses “Bitcoin Honesty” in the video embedded below.

What do you think about the claims that say John Nash may be Satoshi Nakamoto? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Kevin Hart Learns Bitcoin Is a Legit Investment in an All-Star Telethon

Par Kevin Helms
Kevin Hart Learns Bitcoin Is a Legit Investment in an All-Star Telethon

Popular actor Kevin Hart gave bitcoin a boost this weekend during an all-star charity event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He told viewers that cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment after calling it “voodoo money.”

Kevin Hart Shouts Out About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

American comedian, Hollywood actor, and producer Kevin Hart shouted out this weekend that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are legitimate investments during an online fundraiser he hosted for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and his Help From the Hart charity. The inaugural MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, aired on Saturday, is the first telethon in six years for the MDA. The last host was famed comic and actor Jerry Lewis who died in 2017.

The event lasted over two hours and participants included many other celebrities, such as Leslie Mann, Josh Gad, Don Cheadle, DJ Khaled, Jack Black, Cindy Crawford, David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Robin Thicke, Adam Devine, Kelly Rowland, Michael B. Jordan, and Bryon Cranston. Hart himself has been in many movies and TV shows; he has 88 acting credits and 36 producer credits, according to IMDB.

During the telethon, actor Jay Ellis who helped man the phones supposedly got a call from someone asking about whether donations can be made in cryptocurrency. Ellis asked Hart: “Hey Kev, I’ve got someone who wants to know if we do bitcoin, ethereum, or any cryptocurrencies.”

Hart promptly responded: “I don’t take that voodoo money, we don’t take the voodoo, okay, so if you’re out there trying to give us the voodoo money…” While ranting on about bitcoin being voodoo money, he was interrupted by someone in his earpiece who set him straight. Hart then exclaimed, “What? We do take the voodoo?” adding:

I’ve been told that we actually do take cryptocurrency. I’m being told that it’s a legitimate investment that’s worth almost $250 billion.

While Hart’s bitcoin stunt was most likely staged and his voodoo comment a joke, the crypto community views the event as very bullish and appreciate the exposure Hart brought bitcoin when he announced to a worldwide audience that cryptocurrency is a legit investment.

Currently, eight cryptocurrencies are accepted by the MDA through the Giving Block. They are bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), zcash (ZEC), Gemini dollar (GUSD), basic attention token (BAT), and chainlink (LINK). Donors can also request additional cryptocurrencies. The telethon raised $10,548,454 during the evening but donations continued to roll in after the show. The organization has not disclosed how much cryptocurrency was donated.

What do you think about Kevin Hart’s bitcoin shoutout? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Par Kevin Helms
$250 Trillion in Assets Looking for Ideal Store of Value: A Bull Case for Bitcoin

The CEO of Nasdaq-listed billion-dollar company Microstrategy has made a strong bull case for bitcoin. He says there is a $250 trillion ocean of assets looking for the ideal store a value right now and bitcoin is a better store of value than gold or tech stocks, so “a lot of that monetary energy is going to flow from the asset ocean into the crypto pond.”

Comparing Bitcoin to Investing Early in Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon

In a webcast with Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough, aired last week, Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor outlined a highly bullish case for bitcoin’s price. The Nasdaq-listed Microstrategy recently invested $425 million in bitcoin as its primary reserve asset.

Saylor began by explaining that he has always been a big tech investor. “The thing about technology is figuring out the thing that’s going to eat the world. If you’re right, own it, hold it, and wait,” he advised. The CEO gave the example of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, emphasizing repeatedly that it does not matter when you bought those tech stocks. “The truth of the matter is if you’d bought Google, Apple, Amazon, or Facebook at any point between 2010 and 2020 … I think it’s impossible to have lost money at any point for the decade … your investment mistake would be trying to time the market on those things.”

The Microstrategy CEO added: “Bitcoin is the first software network in the history of the world that can pull monetary energy, so these bitcoiners have figured out something that is really a thing of beauty and extraordinary value. They are pulling pure monetary energy on a network.” He elaborated:

If I take $100 million and I put it into bitcoin, it could sit there for a decade like in a battery. It won’t bleed out. You’re not losing 2% to 4% a year and I can put it in the palm of my hand and I can move it around the planet for a few dollars in a few minutes and we have never in the history of the world figured that out.

Bitcoin Is Not So Volatile

One classic objection investors have to investing in bitcoin is its volatility. Speaking on the subject, Saylor said he has been looking at the volatility of different assets over the last three, four, and five months. He looked at 30-year Treasuries, 10-year Treasuries, the NASDAQ, the Russell 2000, gold, silver, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and more. After comparing their volatility to bitcoin, Saylor concluded:

My unscientific view is on every single day at least half of those assets are more volatile than bitcoin. And on a lot of volatile days, I’ve seen 80% to 90% of them be more volatile than bitcoin.

“So I think there’s a historic narrative/belief. People think they know this is volatile but in fact, it’s not looking that volatile to me over the past three months. I don’t think over the next decade it’s going to have the same characteristics of volatility that it had over the last decade,” Saylor said.

The Microstrategy CEO proceeded to discuss how investors are using Apple’s stock as their store of value. “People are literally using Apple’s stock as a store of value because it’s deflationary. Apple is buying it back and they think Apple is not going anywhere and they’re desperate to flee [from] currency.” However, he pointed out that “Apple is more volatile than bitcoin for the past three months.”

Bitcoin Is a Better Store of Value than Apple’s Stock or Gold

Besides Apple’s stock, gold is still investors’ favorite store of value. However, Saylor explained that neither are as good as bitcoin as a store of value.

“The truth is Apple’s stock is not scarce. The executive team can and will eventually print more and if that doesn’t dilute you then they’ve got regulatory risk, competitive risk, [and] execution risk — a lot of moving parts … that’s why they’re not good over the long term,” he detailed. As for gold, he said: “if you put $100 million into gold and the gold miners print 2% to 3% more a year, let’s say 2% more, well, over 100 years you lose 88% of your purchasing power.”

The CEO explained that these stores of value worked in the past because there was no alternative. However, things have changed. “In the year 2020, you have a choice, you have a digital gold,” he declared. “They cannot make any more. Bitcoin miners are the friends of bitcoin owners. They’re not the enemy of bitcoin owners.” He explained that to store $100 million for 100 years, you will lose 85% of it under the best case if you put it in gold. “Under the likely case, you lose it all because the bank will fail, the country will fail, [or] somebody will seize it,” he claimed.

Saylor presented bitcoin as the best solution: “The reason that the bitcoin maximalists … are passionate and religious about this is because for the first time in human history you can take all of your wealth and your life force. You can put it into an asset. You can keep the keys. You can take custody of your million dollars, your hundred thousand dollars. No government, no bank can take it away from you. There’s nobody to tell you you can’t own your life force, and if you have hopes and aspirations for your family, for your religion, for your life, then you have the power to achieve those hopes and aspirations without asking the permission of a bank or a government or politician.”

The Microstrategy CEO then spoke about the trillions of dollars currently in alternative assets that function as stores of value, including gold, technology stocks, and bonds. He proclaimed:

There’s a $250 trillion ocean of assets. They are looking for the ideal store of value right now.

Maintaining that bitcoin is a better store of value than other assets he previously described, he emphasized: “bitcoin is digital gold. It’s better gold than gold and it’s a better store of value than big tech.” He believes that as investors understand this, “a lot of that monetary energy is going to flow from the asset ocean into the crypto pond and everybody that makes the transition is going to benefit.”

Do you agree with Michael Saylor’s vision for bitcoin? Let us know in the comments section below.

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