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    Extremist site 8chan turns to blockchain tech

    The ‘anything goes’ message board, a rallying place for white supremacists, is now hosted by a company that uses Bitcoin cryptography

    If it’s racist, misogynistic, extremist, or glorifies violence, you’ll find it on 8chan. In the wake of the El Paso Walmart shooting that killed 20, the hate-filled message board has moved to privacy-first hosting provider ZeroNet, which uses Bitcoin cryptography, after being kicked off its previous host, Tucows. 8chan was also dropped by Cloudflare, the Internet security and infrastructure company that protected it against DDoS attacks, according to Forbes. Both Tucows and Cloudflare acted after the El Paso mass-shooter posted a hate-filled screed to the anything-goes site popular with white supremacists. “8chan is almost like a bulletin board where the worst offenders go to share their terrible ideas,” Jonathan Greenblatt,…

  • Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano on Bloomberg Television. Let's see if that ever happens again.
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    Halving halfwits: Anthony Pompliano’s feud with Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal over who’s the greater fool

    What seemed like a Twitter fight over the Efficient Market Hypothesis is really about something else

    Have you heard of “The Halving?” Many—if not most—retail traders and investors may not have heard of it. Those that have probably don’t care all that much about it. For that reason, all those HODLers who take up a lot of space on Reddit and Twitter give themselves a pat on the back.

  • Justin Sun with YouTuber BitBoy Crypto and CryptoWendyO at the afterparty for Tron Influencer Day (photo by Faran Thomason).
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    Tron influencers ate Warren Buffett’s lunch and loved it

    Justin Sun woos YouTubers at afterparty

    It’s been a strange week covering Tron. What was supposed to be a conversation with legendary investor Warren Buffett on the merits of building the new global economy with cryptocurrency quickly devolved into a non-event. The planned $4.6 million charity lunch was abruptly cancelled due to Justin Sun’s health concerns.

  • John McAfee in jail
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    McAfee arrested and freed again, reportedly heading to UK

    Assuming he does show up in Britain, McAfee could be extradited to the US to face tax evasion charges

    In the past 24 hours, anti-virus pioneer, cryptocurrency advocate, alleged felon, and U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee said, via Twitter, that he was: In jail in the Dominican Republic after being arrested for the second time in 24 hours; Out of jail in the Dominican Republic yet again; Holding a Twitter vote to ask if he should “run for… Prime Minister of Great Britain"; En route to London, where he could be extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted on tax evasion charges.