Dow Futures Tremble after Ex-Advisor Unloads on ‘Chaotic’ Trump White House

The Dow is uncomfortably timid heading into the week’s penultimate trading session, as the US stock market digests comments from former White House economic advisor Gary Cohn that paint a picture of a “chaotic” Trump administration. Dow Futures Shaky on Thursday Morning Dow futures had spiked toward 25,800 earlier in the session, only to drop back below 25,675 before reversing course once more. As of 8:56 am ET, Dow futures had declined by 3 points or 0.01 percent, implying a minor gain of around 35.11 points at the open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures crept to small gains, rising 0.04

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Dow Jumps 100 Points as Trump White House Whipsaws on Trade War

The Dow rallied more than 100 points on Monday after the Trump White House whipsawed on the ongoing US-China trade war, providing the US stock market with a jolt of optimism that the two countries would arrive at a deal within the near future. Bitcoin, meanwhile, maintained its recent gains throughout the weekend but needs to see further growth to confirm that market headwinds truly have shifted. Dow Mounts Triple-Digit Rally As of 9:01 am ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had gained 101 points or 0.4 percent, implying a rise of just under 100 points at the opening bell.

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Bitcoin’s White Paper Is Not a Bible – Stop Worshipping It – Samson Mow attempts to remind us the original post to the cypherpunk mail-list was to seed awareness among a intellectual group of hackers who might help improve an idea, not to provide a project scope or precise roadmap

Many people acknowledge October 31 2008 as the “birth” of Bitcoin by way of the white paper. These individuals are not recognizing the birth of the first block itself, but simply the birth of the idea being made by way of a public announcement to gain critical opinion and possibly further developmental support. A few clever people took his bait.

Mow writes a good summary as to why Satoshi's idea as described on 9 pages is not a technical scope document of a major software project and this difference is helpful by providing clarity and understanding.

The actual source code for the pre-release version came out November 16 2008, and version 0.1.0 on January 9th, 2009, after the Genisis Block was created. Satoshi himself stated his code began development at least 1.5 years prior.

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