Hamas Wants More Bitcoin Donations, After Raising $2,500 the Last Time

Months after the initial plea for bitcoin donations, Hamas’ military wing Al-Qassam Brigades has once again sent an appeal to supporters urging them to provide financial aid via the cryptocurrency, per Arutz Sheva. According to the Al-Qassam Brigades, this is part of the group’s already existing ‘Support the Resistance’ campaign. The fundamentalist organization has been dubbed a terrorist organization by the European Union, Israel and the United States. The appeal for bitcoin donations comes at a time when Hamas is facing financial woes. Partly this is because the traditional channels through which it has received funding in the past have

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Trump Only Wants a Trade Deal so He Can Pump the Plunging Dow

US President Donald Trump is desperate to strike a new trade deal with China so that he can pump up the Dow and enter the 2020 election season with a booming stock market on which to hang his campaign platform. That’s the cynical, yet still shocking, claim from Trump administration insiders who are spilling their secrets to the national media. Trump Concerned Stock Market Will Plunge without Trade Deal Early this morning, Bloomberg reported that Donald Trump is well aware that positive news on the US-China trade front has repeatedly pushed the stock market higher. Anonymous administration sources added that

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Crypto Trading Giant Circle Wants to Raise $250 Million in Funding – But Why?

One of the world’s leading cryptocurrency startups, Circle, is seeking to raise $ 250 million according to sources directly involved with the initiative. Circle is the operator of the Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange, currently ranked 74 in the world by volume on Coinmarketcap. The firm acquired Poloniex for $ 400 million and also runs an institutional trading branch called Circle Trade. $ 246 Million Previously Raised Circle was valued at a formidable $ 3 billion at the time of its last funding round when it raised $ 110 million, largely from Bitmain, the world’s leading manufacturer of bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining hardware. Circle has raised $ 246

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This UK Rehab Center Wants to Cure Your Bitcoin Addiction

Castle Craig, a rehab center in Scotland, has been a top-rated alcohol, sex addiction, and drug rehab center for years. Recently, they’ve also begun treating Bitcoin addicts. Scottish Rehab Center Castle Craig Welcomes Bitcoin Addicts According to a Motherboard documentary, the program has been running for about a year. The patient most focused on in the video said that his addiction to Bitcoin news and trading led to other dependencies, including drugs and alcohol. “If you’re predisposed to addiction, it will just grasp you and it won’t let you go. And it will destroy your life,” says Tony Marini, a

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India: Police Halt Bizarre ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Crypto Scam

According to local police and the Hindu, a Mumbai resident named Pritam Patil stands accused of scamming 12 people out of around $ 250,000 in a crypto scam. Patil and a partner pestered a local businessman and his partners for months to invest in KBC Coin. As reported by Hard Fork, KBC Coin is named after “Kaun Banega Crorepati,” the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” featured in “Slumdog Millionaire.” Nanasaheb Patil and 11 associates bought KBC Coin from Patil and his friend Pintu Bajaj.  The AFC Mint coin website was down at time of writing, but we

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Microsoft Wants to Help Make Your ICO a Success

ICOs are not dead. Not when one of the world’s biggest tech corporations is venturing into it. Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service created by Microsoft, recently listed Stratis in its products’ section. The platform, created by London-based Stratis Group, offers a web-based application that enables initial coin offering projects to manage token distribution. It facilitates a secure and flexible payment route that participants use to purchase ICO tokens ahead of the initial allocation. They pay with either Bitcoin or Strat, Stratis’ native token. Find out how @StratisPlatform on #Azure can help you manage a successful initial coin offering: https://t.co/86efOPCmQ7

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Fmr. Apple Chipmaker Qualcomm Wants US Regulators to Ban Select iPhones

The tensions and bad blood between Apple and Qualcomm have just been driven a notch higher. According to Reuters, Qualcomm now wants trade regulators in the U.S. to ban the sale of some iPhones in the country. Specifically, Qualcomm wants those iPhones equipped with modems made by its rival Intel taken off shelves. With the move, Qualcomm is seeking to overturn an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling delivered last year in September. Then, the ITC concluded that some of Qualcomm’s patents had been violated by Apple. No Ban on iPhones in the U.S. Despite violation of Qualcomm’s Intellectual Property However, the

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