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Bad Crypto News of the Week

Maybe it’s time to start talking about boring Bitcoin. The dollar price has moved barely half a percentage point over the last week, remaining around the $9,200 mark. Bitcoin’s holders, though, don’t expect the coin to remain a boring store of value forever. A survey by Bitcoin IRA found that 42 percent of the crypto custodian’s customers expect the price to reach $15,000 by the end of the year. Even that might not prompt sales though. Some 57 percent said they were holding for the long term. Those optimists might…

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JK Rowling Has a Most Unlikely Ally

JK Rowling went fired out a tweetstorm today to clarify her stance on transgender people. She claims that young people with mental health issues are blindly guided to hormones and surgery. Rapper Boosie Badazz expressed the same sentiments earlier this year when criticized Dwayne Wade and his daughter, Zaya. JK Rowling is aligning with the most unlikely company. The children’s fantasy author shares similar views on transgender issues as southern gangster rapper Boosie Badazz. Both artists have come under heavy fire for their controversial opinions. JK Rowling offers an alternate…

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Hodler’s Digest, June 29–July 5

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bored with Bitcoin? This price level is key for a big breakout It has been a sleepy week in the crypto markets — and there’s barely been any movement in Bitcoin. At the time of writing, BTC is down 0.75% compared with where it was…

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Facebook’s Ad Boycott Organizers Are Wasting Time Meeting Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is planning to meet with the #StopTheHateForProfit campaign organizers. Zuckerberg says he expects the boycotting advertisers to return to the platform soon. The billionaire CEO wants to avoid caving to the demands of the campaign. The #StopTheHateForProfit campaign has been urging brands to cancel their adverts on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Here’s another thing the boycott organizers should do: cancel their planned meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The billionaire CEO has shown time and again to be deaf to practical proposals that could make Facebook better. The organizers will…

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Philippine SEC Warns Against Crypto Schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines has warned the public against individuals and groups engaged in unauthorized crypto investments and trading, according to an announcement on July 1. The Philippine SEC warned those who were involved in crypto schemes could face a fine or 21 years of imprisonment or both. It explained that: “A maximum fine of P5 million or imprisonment of 21 years or both await those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of entities engaged in unauthorized investment schemes[…] The Bayanihan to Heal…

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Renowned Cryptographer Says His Patent Was an Obstacle for Hal Finney

Tatsuaki Okamoto explains why his “electronic cash” patent might have presented an obstacle to Hal Finney in his ambition to create his own electronic currency. Six key patents Sometime before Dec. 6, 2004, Hal Finney did a search in a patent database on “blind-signature based cash systems”. On his site he posted a list of six such patents: “This might be useful for those considering implementing electronic cash.” Four of the patents are authored by David Chaum, the other two by Okamoto and his colleague at Nippon Telegraph Kazuo Ohta….

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Why Is Epstein ‘Pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell Protecting Prince Andrew?

Sources close to Ghislaine Maxwell confirm that she won’t speak on Prince Andrew’s ties to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on Thursday, July 1st. Why is she protecting the embattled royal? Ghislaine Maxwell isn’t talking. Jeffrey Epstein’s closest adviser — who is accused of procuring young girls for him to molest — said she will not testify against Prince Andrew and his role in the so-called “Epstein scandal.” The question is, why is Maxwell protecting the embattled royal? Ghislaine Maxwell Says She Wants A Plea…

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