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3 Reasons Why Bakkt’s September Launch Is Bullish for Bitcoin

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By CCN Markets: Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been waiting for the launch of bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt. Recently, the crypto community rejoiced as the ICE-operated company announced the official launch date of Sept. 23. Within 48 hours after the big reveal, bitcoin surged by 10 percent. Many investors know that the entry of Bakkt in the cryptocurrency space is bullish for the...

Bitcoin Faketoshi Fails Again? Craig Wright 'Exposed' by Microsoft Office

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By CCN Markets: Self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright popped up to remind everyone of his existence this week. While yet another ‘Faketoshi’ showed up to begin their own unique scam, Wright was busy unwittingly exposing his own. Did Microsoft Office Just Catch Craig Wright in the Act? On August 18th, Craig Wright uploaded a paper to the SSRN database titled Payments Providers and...

Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin 'Reveal' Is an Epic Fail

By CCN Markets: The latest self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto overpromised and underdelivered in Part 1 of his "big reveal" — probably to the surprise of no one in crypto. In a meandering blog post, the self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor did not reveal his real name, nor did he produce a photo of himself. So we're still no closer to learning his true identity than we were before the "reveal." One...

Dragon Age Lead Producer Out as EA's BioWare Keeps Bleeding

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By CCN Markets: Fernando Melo, the lead producer on the upcoming Dragon Age title, is leaving BioWare. This is especially shocking as it's happening a mere three days after the news that Ben Irving, Anthem's lead producer, departed the company. BioWare has been going downhill ever since it was acquired by Electronic Arts. Maybe BioWare should consider parting ways with EA, much like Bungie did...

Video: Tesla Model 3 Bursts Into Flames TWICE After Autopilot Crash

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By CCN Markets: It's no secret that Tesla's electric vehicles have developed an incendiary reputation. However, this Tesla Model 3 crash could be Elon Musk's most "explosive" failure yet. This video taken in Moscow shows a Tesla Model 3 exploding not once, but twice, following a crash involving the car's controversial Autopilot feature. Tesla Model 3 explosion is even scarier when you know the...

3 Gaping Holes in the Limited Supply Thesis Parroted by Bitcoin Shills

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By CCN Markets: As the resident "Bitcoin Skeptic" here at CCN, it's my job to provide some level – headed arguments about why you should be extremely careful about buying or trading bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrencies. Don't be a sucker. And ignore hype from the media. Today I'm focusing on the argument that bitcoin's limited supply will mean that the cryptocurrency is always in demand...

Is Another Hong Kong Emerging in Cuba amid Gamer Revolt?

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By CCN Markets: Cuban authorities have stated that the government will be taking over the country's largest private network, SNET. Its users are unhappy and fearful for the future of their communication. Gamers have begun to protest, and some are under threat of being arrested based on social media updates. We doubt the protests will reach the escalated levels that have gripped Hong Kong, but it...

Why Google Stadia & Microsoft xCloud Will Be Dead on Arrival

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By CCN Markets: In the last 12 months, major technology companies have rushed to dive into video game streaming. Microsoft's Project xCloud is in testing, Google Stadia launches in November, and Samsung just unveiled the PlayGalaxy Link. Sony has PlayStation Now, and Amazon is rumored to be entering the fray too. Two Reasons Game Streaming Services Will Fail Each company is making a sizeable...

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