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Steem Soft Forks to Freeze 17.6M Tokens Held by Former Witnesses

Tensions between Steem (STEEM) and the Hive (HIVE) community continue to escalate, with Steem executing a soft fork to freeze up to 20 accounts owned by the network’s former witnesses. The frozen accounts hold 17.6 million STEEM, worth approximately $3.2 million and equating to nearly 5% of Steem’s total supply. On April 4, the soft fork was proposed in a Steemit post authored by the new account “softfork2288.” In response to the purported “uncertain threat that the leaders and main influencers of [Hive] represented to the Steem Blockchain,” the fork…

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Bitcoin Price Breaks $7K But Must Defend it to Avoid $5.2K — Analyst

Bitcoin (BTC) finally retook $7,000 on April 6 after days of posturing culminated in a sudden surge as the new week began. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 BTC price exits $6K… again Data from Coin360 and Cointelegraph Markets showed BTC/USD exiting the $6,000 range in a snap move which took markets to three-day highs of $7,080. While holding at press time, it remained to be seen whether Bitcoin could sustain support at $7,000, or whether the latest push would copy others from last week in fizzling in a matter…

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The Coronavirus Crisis Can Reshape America’s Future – For the Better

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, American life is up-in-the-air as President Trump warns of a “rough week” ahead. It’s important to analyze an “after” once the virus has run its course and no more confirmed cases are announced. The “after” will be co-dependent on what lessons the U.S. and other countries take heed of after the crisis. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been spreading and infecting countries globally since the beginning of January. U.S. Becomes Virus Epicenter The U.S. recently became the most infected country worldwide, with confirmed cases now exceeding…

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Waves Lets Users Bet on Spread of COVID-19 For Charity

Waves has launched a macabre campaign to purportedly raise money for COVID-19 relief. The platform has created a tokenized parimutuel betting pool where users can speculate on whether the global number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen or fallen within a given week. On April 3, Waves announced the ‘charity campaign,’ ostensibly in support of “organizations and funds in need of financial aid in fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic.” Waves launches tokenized COVID-19 prediction market Waves.Exchange users can now purchase ‘COVID-DWN’ or ‘COVID-UP’ tokens to speculate on whether the number…

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Joe Rogan Just Put the Final Nail in Biden’s Coffin

Joe Rogan confirmed Biden’s biggest fear: Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to back him. Rogan’s wide reach is a powerful platform for Trump. Joe Biden’s lackluster support means many people are likely to avoid voting all together. The most popular podcaster on the planet just endorsed Donald Trump. Joe Rogan, who previously backed Bernie Sanders, said Friday he’d vote for Trump over likely Democrat candidate Joe Biden. While polls still show Biden as the favorite to win, Rogan’s support has all-but ended Joe Biden’s bid for the White House: I…

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In Legal Battle With US SEC, Telegram Sees New Support From Trade Association

The Blockchain Association, a major United States-based trade association in the crypto sphere, has filed a new brief in support of Telegram amid the firm’s continuing legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC). The amicus brief and the SEC’s lack of clarity The April 3 brief takes the SEC to task for backtracking on its own guidance for legally distributing digital assets.  Referring to the inconsistency that issuers of digital assets must cope with when dealing with the SEC, the brief says that “No settled precedent or agency…

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Ripple Funds Blockchain’s Disruption of the Legal Industry

A new blockchain course offered by the Australian National University (ANU)’s law school commenced this year with support from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Cointelegraph spoke to Lauren Weymouth, the senior manager of the UBRI’s University Partnerships Program, and Scott Chamberlain, the academic running the curriculum, to find out more about how blockchain can disrupt the legal industry and the partnership between the ANU and UBRI. Chamberlain will be working alongside the developer behind the Toast XRPL Wallet, Richard Holland, to develop and deliver the course. ANU law school…

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Meghan Markle – the Ruthless Social Climber Who Married a Prince

April 1 signaled the end of Meghan Markle’s royal commitments alongside her husband, Prince Harry. Shortly before the closure of the U.S.-Canada border, Harry and Meghan fled to Los Angeles. For the ruthless social climber, this was always the plan. From her early days as a “briefcase babe” on Deal or no Deal to U.S. President Donald Trump christening her an “American Princess,” Meghan Markle has climbed the social ladder. By any means necessary. The split from the royal family allowed her to walk away from the responsibilities of being…

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