Financial Expert Lloyd Ostertag (aka Elon Musk) on Cryptocurrency – SNL

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Source: SNL (Saturday Night Live) Date: May 19th, 2021 Link to 2 minute 16 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5RCfQyTDFI Discussion ” Originally formed as a joke, Dogecoin was created by IBM software engineer Billy Markus and Adobe software engineer Jackson Palmer. They wanted to create a peer-to-peer digital currency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. In addition, they wanted to… Read more »

Finance Department sees issues with Facebook’s digital currency, documents show

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Internal Finance Department documents show officials have deep concerns about the effect of Facebook’s planned digital currency on Canada’s financial stability. Officials wrote in the briefing note last summer that they believed the social media company had yet to address multiple concerns and risks its digital currency posed to the financial system. The July briefing… Read more »

Bitcoin ‘halving’: What does the much-hyped event mean?

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Bitcoin has just gone through a much-hyped adjustment that reduced the rate at which new coins are created. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency’s so-called “halving” happens roughly every four years. The digital currency relies on what are known as “miners”, who run software that races to solve complex maths puzzles in return for Bitcoins. Monday’s halving… Read more »

IMF’s Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money

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International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said central banks around the world should consider issuing digital currency. Speaking in Singapore, Ms Lagarde said this could make digital currency transactions safer. Source: BBC Technology News Date: November 15th, 2018 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46203869 Discussion 1) How much do you know about how cryptocurrencies, of which Bitcoin is just one example?  Why… Read more »

The virtual land selling for millions

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Investors are spending real money to buy land in a new city that only exists in virtual reality. Buyers can build whatever they want on their plots in Decentraland. Many hope to make a profit trading goods and services in the virtual world’s own crypto currency. But will Decentraland be an online utopia or a… Read more »

The blockchain bonanza is over for graphics card makers

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The image above is of a cryptomining rig For almost a year, cryptocurrency miners have snapped up all the graphics cards they could get their hands on. That was a financial windfall for Nvidia and AMD, the leading makers of consumer graphics cards. Both reported soaring profits their last two quarters. But on Thursday, Nvidia reported its financial… Read more »