Biological Attack Threatened at India IT Firm if $100 Million Dollar Bitcoin Ransom Not Paid

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Hackers threatened the Bengaluru-based IT giant Wipro with a biological attack if the company did not pay $77,760,498 USD (500 crore) in bitcoins by May 25. In an email sent on Friday the sender threatened to use Ricin, a natural toxin, in food served in cafeterias, drones or on toilet seats. The email, with a link for payment, contends a two gram sample of the toxin will be sent to … Read More →

Golden State Warriors Owner Tweets Digital Currency Coke vs. Pepsi Analogy

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Chamath Palihapitiya, an owner of the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team, recently took to twitter to celebrate the digital currency Bitcoin. “Reiterating my belief about $BTC,” the venture capitalist from Sri-Lanka (raised in Canada) tweeted. “It’s the ultimate insurance policy against autocracy, currency curbs and other forms of value destruction.” Reiterating my belief about $BTC. It's the ultimate insurance policy against autocracy, currency curbs and other forms of value … Read More →

Geopolitics Driving Gold

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(Gold Silver Bitcoin) President Trump warned last week of a  “major, major conflict with North Korea”. He said he’d rather do things diplomatically, though it’d prove “very difficult.” Trump has made no secret about tensions between North Korea and the US. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” the president said. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s … Read More →

Mike Cannon-Brookes admitted he likes to gamble – on bitcoin

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Mike Cannon-Brookes admitted he likes to gamble – on bitcoin. Cannon-Brookes tweeted on Monday: An ounce of Bitcoin is finally worth more than an ounce of gold. https://t.co/0NEa0Szq2z — Mike Cannon-Brookes (@mcannonbrookes) April 30, 2017 Cannon-Brookes, who mistakenly thinks bitcoins come in ounces,  tweeted later that he “bet” on bitcoin, and he has done well based on the assumption that, “It will be worth a lot, or zero”. He added: … Read More →

Cloudy Earnings Season Might Spell Troubled Water for Economy

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(Gold Silver Bitcoin) Companies aren’t letting investors know what to expect ahead of earnings season. Less than 100 have published their expectations, the least amount since Bloomberg began keeping track in 1999. The latest drop in reports is the quickest on record, down 35% from a year ago. Investors are concerned about a pullback in car sales and a slowdown in merger and acquisition activity. “There are some warning signs … Read More →

Trump Wants Ride in Queen of England’s Golden Carriage for UK Visit

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Donald Trump wants a golden carriage procession down the London Mall during his planned UK visit in October in what police believe will likely be the most extensive public order operation in years. “If he is in a golden coach being dragged up the Mall by a couple of horses, the risk factor is dramatically increased,” said a source. Hundreds of heavily-armed security agents travel with Trump,along with plain-clothed police … Read More →

Inmates Hack Prison’s Computer Network with DIY Computers

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Five prisoners in the United States managed to build two personal computers from parts hidden behind a plywood board in the ceiling of a closet of their detention center. The prisoners connected the PC’s to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s (ODRC) network and abused their new found powers. The actions by the prisoners caused the State of Ohio’s Office of the Inspector General to publish a 50-page report … Read More →

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coins Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary

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  The Royal Canadian Mint is a favorite coin producer for precious metals investors. Many prefer the Mint’s 24k gold offerings or maybe the .9999 silver bullion. To investor delight, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled its fourth numismatic line for 2017. Of note, the Mint celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary in this line, including an ultra-high relief 10 oz fine silver coin featuring the 1867 Confederation Medal and an obverse of … Read More →

The Bitcoiner’s Guide to Travel

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Travel for Bitcoin has become much easier since 2013, when Bitcoin skyrocketed above $1,000 for the first time. Perhaps, you’ve seen a bitcoin sign hanging in the window of a streetside business. There are, to be certain, an increasing number of merchants accepting bitcoin, as well as individuals curious about using the first financial technology based on the blockchain. This is a Bitcoiner’s guide to travel. Transportation When it comes to flying, … Read More →

Goldman Sachs Wants to Mine Asteroids and Run Bank with APIs in “Radical Future” Vision

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An asteroid just passed earth. It had £3.7trillion worth of platinum on board. Goldman Sachs wants to mine that platinum. The multinational financial company holds futuristic visions of tomorrow, starting with the “realistic” goal of mining asteroids for trillions of dollars worth of platinum. But, the bank’s plans don’t end there. Goldman Sachs wants to transform its business model here on Earth via APIs – and, yes, the plan will … Read More →

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