Obama’s Nobel Prize Should Be Stripped, Awarded to Donald Trump Instead

President Donald Trump is scaling back military exercises in Korea, calmly and humorously building a rapport with the world’s youngest nuclear power, and making a remarkably hasty exit from Syria. He seems far more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than Barack Obama. Nobel Prize Committee Regrets 2009 Obama Award In 2015 Nobel Prize secretary Geir Lundestad said that Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize “didn’t achieve what it had hoped for.” No Nobel Peace Prize award had ever drawn so much publicity. Or scrutiny. Even many of Obama’s supporters thought the award was premature: It was given

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Amazon Alarms Dow Jones Antiques as Elon Musk Shuts Superficial Tesla ‘Stores’

There has been a sizeable amount of interest in the US regarding the health of giant retailers amid a mass of store closings. Included in this talk has been what effect this might have on US stock markets. In the Dow Jones, Nike leads the way as a top retail pick, having posted 17% gains this year while concerns have grown for stores like Walmart who face a possible assault from delivery behemoth Amazon. The closure epidemic has even touched Elon Musk and the pioneering Nasdaq listed company Telsa who have been forced to close stores. US retailers are shutting

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“The Crypto Bear Market Won’t Last” – Anonymous $200 Million Ethereum Trader Talks to CCN

A mysterious trader who made international headlines when he turned a $200 million profit trading Ethereum in a single month has agreed to speak with CCN regarding his latest investments and his outlook on the crypto market in general. With his identity hidden from authorities, the trader goes by the moniker 200M_trader. An early investor in crypto who started buying Bitcoin in 2011, 200M_trader brought the hefty sum of $55 million to the table when he started trading Ethereum and managed to turn that into $283 million within 30 days. CCN got in touch to ask about how hard the

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Why Bernie Sanders Should Absolutely Never Take Hillary Clinton’s Advice

She attempted – and failed – to become president in 2008 and 2016. What advice could she possibly offer? In an interview with “The View” on ABC News Friday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said he would not meet with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for advice, as other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls have done. Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain and an avowed conservative, posed the question to Bernie about whether he’d take Clinton’s help in his bid to win the presidency in 2020. McCain said: We’re hearing about a lot of candidates who are

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Newsflash: Coinbase Unveils Plans to Finally List Ripple (XRP)

Ripple’s price has jumped 12% on the news that the cryptocurrency is soon to be available on Coinbase Pro. XRP deposits must reach “sufficient” levels before trading  officially begins, but the US crypto exchange is allowing deposits as of 10 am PT this morning. The minimum period between opening deposits and enabling trading is 12 hours. Coinbase Will Support Ripple Trading According to the Coinbase blog, XRP/fiat pairs will be available in several jurisdictions initially. These include non-New York US states, Canada, Singapore, Australia, the UK, and several other European countries. Coinbase’s decision to add XRP seems to have spurred

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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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Crypto Winter Bites as EOS Faces Lagging Blockchain Development

Development on $3.3 billion cryptocurrency EOS has slowed to an absolute crawl, and it’s not the only smart contract platform where GitHub commits have plunged in recent months. Major Crypto Blockchains See Reduced Commits According to data from Longhash, development on EOS, Ethereum, and Tron has drastically slowed over the past three months. If we consider the holiday month of December, where it is well-known that development virtually everywhere slows down, there are still two full months (November and January) of good developer time to account for. Of more than 4,000 commits in the past 12 months, only 114 took place

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These ‘Biometric Blockchain ATMs’ Scan Your Face to Fight Dark Web Card Fraud

Cutting-edge blockchain ATM prototypes are being rolled out in Saudi Arabia with a unique take on granting users access to funds. The ATMs use biometric scanners to scan the face of each account holder as part of a five-factor authentication process secured by a blockchain app being used by the largest ATM provider in the Middle East. Biometric Facial Recognition With Blockchain The ATMs are the result of a partnership between Alhamrani Universal (AU) and blockchain mobile-identity platform ShoCard. The five-factor authentication process includes facial scanning, the ShoCard ID, a QR code, session IDs, and timestamps among other certification methods

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5 Biggest Reasons to Choose Lyft IPO Over Uber in 2019

The big debate amongst IPO investors right now is whether they prefer Uber or Lyft. Both companies might appear to offer practically the same services, but when you get into the details things become less clear. Lyft is technically a “unicorn” with a valuation at over $1 billion, and Friday’s IPO included a lot of interesting information. Utilizing these new stats and some existing information, here are five big reasons why Lyft is a significant threat to Uber. 1. Lyft is focused; Uber is bloated The principal difference between Uber and Lyft is size. While Uber is in nearly 70

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