Trade wars have never ended well as every trade war in the known history of civilization has resulted in actual war. The conclusions of previous trade wars, no matter how unfair, were concluded at the end of a barrel.
As most of civilization veers away from war, especially when between two nuclear powers such as the United States and China, it will be hard to imagine how the current China-US trade war reaches its conclusion.
US decision to not only ban Huawei domestically, but to also promote this stance around the world is clearly politically motivated. Proof of the cybersecurity risks have not been released because any potential risk is not at all associated with what is being portrayed.
The United Kingdom and German governments have already broken ranks on this stance. Intelligence representatives and politicians have also weighed in with their comments for or against the ban. Bringing together what we know begins to paint a pretty clear picture.
Elon Musk was making headlines in crypto news over his answer to a unexpected question about cryptocurrency during a relatively recent interview with ARK Invest. The entire podcast can be heard on ARK’s website here.
Musk’s answers on the crypto question included some jokes and revolved around the energy intensiveness of cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and why that would not be a good use of Tesla’s resources. Any idea that Musk stated crypto is going to replace paper currency is coming from this statement:
“Yeah, it bypasses currency controls…Paper money is going away and crypto is a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper that’s for sure. That has its pros and cons.” …
Whether or not a product on Amazon has a review is a huge metric in determining that product’s ability to sell. Since Amazon has made the ability to get entice customers for reviews through giveaways a more exclusive program, this means shady sellers are turning to blackhat methods to jumpstart their products.
There are plenty of tricks that sellers utilize in order to get reviews, but the most current and easiest method is to take over existing reviews. This process of hijacking zombie listings is one of the many current tricks in the Amazon blackhat strategy book.
Amazon has technically never allowed sellers to pay directly for reviews. They did let you giveaway your products for free or at highly discounted prices in exchange for reviews. Previously, there were numerous third party services that offered you access to their users in which you could choose to giveaway products to specific users. Since these users were registered with the third party service specifically for giveaway items in return for reviews, utilizing this service was very likely to net reviews. …
The second project in my cryptocurrency and blockchain project breakdown series is Ethereum (ETH). The Ethereum project itself is an open-sourced public blockchain that was specifically designed for the use of smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApp) by introducing a Turing-complete computational system.
DISCLAIMER: I have never owned any Ether (ETH)
Ethereum was proposed in a white paper released by Vitalik Buterin in late 2013. Buterin had been involved with Bitcoin (BTC) since 2011 and had been working as a writer for Bitcoin Magazine at the time of the white paper’s release.
BTC’s development has always been focused for a singular purpose, to become a decentralized transactional currency. Buterin determined that BTC, due to the limitations in its code to strictly perform as a currency, was too limited a usage of blockchain technology. …
I have been seeing keto getting much more mainstream media coverage lately and this brought up some giddiness in me. Although I’m no longer on the keto diet due to my current living situation, I was on the diet for a year and it was an overall very good experience that I would definitely recommend as more than the fad diet it is accused of being.
The ketogenic diet was originally developed in the medical field to treat epilepsy in children. Use of the ketogenic diet to treat epilepsy even showed permanent effects after the diet was discontinued. …
The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC) is not the first competitive scenes Blizzard has killed. It should be no surprise that the HGC’s end has been officially announced.
If you are unfamiliar with Heroes of the Storm (HOTS), it is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in June 2015. The HGC is the professional tournament for the game that was created and supported directly by Blizzard.
On December 13th, Blizzard’s president and chief development office released a joint statement as to the future of the game. …
Fan Bingbing’s disappearance from the public eye was all the craze just last month. Making the news again is now related to the fact that she is involved in multiple cases over the use of her image in marketing materials.
According to media sources, 99 cases appear on the Beijing Municipal People’s Higher Court website which are related to the unlicensed use of her portraits. This has been independently verified although at time of writing 100 cases appear in the search results.
The idea that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave proposes the idea that it is a democratic republic by the people for the people. That idea is incredibly wrong.
We live in a world of various ideologies which creates a distinct split amongst not only government institutions, but also the citizens of these nations. Democracy as a force of good is put on a pedestal and pressed into the minds of people through educational systems and propagandic media.
Every democratic nation has a proud story about how it reached that ultimate goal of democracy. The United Kingdom talks of the Magna Carta and the one-thousand years of suffrage that followed. Equally, the US speaks of the Boston Tea Party, the noble George Washington, and the heroic Paul Revere. …
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has itself a controversial history after forking from Bitcoin (BTC). It should be no surprise that the multiple forks from BCH are also surrounded by the same if not more controversy. The battle lines were set and the war commenced causing shockwaves throughout the entire cryptocurrency world. During this war, the tickers of each project were updated so as to not confuse investors. Roger Ver, backed by Bitmain in support of Bitcoin Cash ABC (BAB or BABC) and Craig Wright, backed by Coingeek in support of Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV). …