There are checks and balances in place to control the influence of any one man that rules the United States.

They were placed around things that were relevant when those checks and balance were written, but it must be remembered economies back then depended a lot more on successful harvest and a lot less on Tweets.

Our modern economies are incredibly complex and fine tune, but complex fines-tuned things tend to be very easy to break. Thousands of people die when unemployment rises and many more loose access to healthcare, housing and livelihood during even a minor period of economic…

Premier League team Southampton will give its players the option to receive bonuses in Bitcoin as part of a renewed shirt sponsorship deal with Bitcoin betting platform

While it’s certainly not the first time a major football team has enter the cryptocurrency foray, it is the first instance of a Premier League team offering to pay players their contractual bonuses in BTC.

According to an initial report from British publication City A.M, Coingaming Group’s renewed its jersey sponsorship deal for a further three years. Part of the deal will give players the option to receive bonuses in Bitcoin…

The first wireless commands to a computer have been demonstrated in a breakthrough for people with paralysis.

The system is able to transmit brain signals at “single-neuron resolution and in full broadband fidelity”, say researchers at Brown University in the US.

The test

A clinical trial of the BrainGate technology involved a small transmitter that connects to a person’s brain motor cortex.

Trial participants with paralysis used the system to control a tablet computer, the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering reports.

The participants were able to achieve similar typing speeds and point-and-click accuracy as they could with wired systems.

John Simeral…

A new generation of credit cards are hitting wallets in 2021 that promise to replace rewards such as airline miles and hotel points with one of the best-performing assets of the last decade.

Several fintech companies this year plan to release credit cards that offer a percentage back in bitcoin on every purchase. A common sales pitch is that card-users will be able to passively invest in an asset that has appreciated nearly 200 percent year-over-year.

“Users that have been using us for the past six months are averaging 8.5 percent back on all of their purchases, which is something…

Ether (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, returned to an all-time high on Friday when the spot price for each unit of ETH exceeded $2,000.

Meanwhile, the ominous specter of Ethereum’s unwieldy transaction fees made itself felt once more, as the cost of using the blockchain rose 77% across the past few days, in line with a 31% increase to the ETH coin price.

Ether recorded green candles for eight of the past nine days, as the coin price rose from a recent bottom of $1,530 on March 26 to the $2,009 valuation witnessed at the time of publication.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late Tuesday that it is now possible to buy Tesla vehicles in the U.S. with bitcoin.

The automaker last month revealed that it had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin and that it would soon start accepting the world’s most popular cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

“You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin,” tweeted Musk, who was officially made the “Technoking of Tesla” this month.

It wants to be the company to build chips for Qualcomm and even Apple.

Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, isn’t wasting any time in ramping up the company’s engineering capabilities. In a press conference today, he announced the company’s „IDM 2.0" strategy, which kicks off with a $20 billion investment in two Arizona fabrication plants. That’ll make Intel a stronger force in the chipmaking business, both when it comes to making its own hardware, as well as chips for partners. Additionally, Gelsinger revealed that the company’s first 7nm chip, the long-delayed Meteor Lake, will have its design finalized in the…

The treatment is a potent protease inhibitor, the same kind of technology used to treat HIV and hepatitis C.

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has kicked off early stage clinical trials of an experimental oral antiviral drug to treat COVID-19.

The company announced on Tuesday the phase one trial of the drug, PF-07321332, is currently taking place in the U.S.

The treatment is a potent protease inhibitor, the same kind of technology used to treat HIV and hepatitis C. Protease inhibitors bind to a viral enzyme and prevent the virus from replicating in the cell.

Pfizer said preclinical studies showed the oral…

Microsoft Corp. is in talks to acquire Discord Inc., a video-game chat community, for more than $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Discord has been talking to potential buyers and software giant Microsoft is in the running, but no deal is imminent, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. Discord is more likely to go public than sell itself, one person said. Representatives for Microsoft and Discord declined to comment. VentureBeat reported earlier on Monday that Discord was engaged in sales talks.

San Francisco-based Discord is best known for its…

Adult webcam streaming websites are getting a boost from pandemic lockdowns.

Live streaming webcam platform Stripchat is among several adult websites experiencing a boom in crypto payments over the past year.

The adult social streaming and entertainment platform revealed in a blog that cryptocurrency is rapidly becoming a preferred payment method for many users and performers on the webcam-based website.

It is estimated that the platform has over 300,000 models and averages around 60 million visitors a month according to Stripchat stats for 2020.

Using digital assets for adult entertainment is nothing new as they offer an additional layer of…

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