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Binance Smart Chain Faces yet Another Flash Loan Attack: Belt Finance Loses $6.3 Million

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Belt Finance, a Binance Smart Chain-based decentralized lending protocol, lost $6.3 million in a flash loan attack last week. The attackers took advantage of a series of inefficiencies in the smart contract to manipulate the price of the set and obtain profit from a series of transactions. This is just the last of a series of attacks that seem to be pointing to Binance Chain protocols due to their vulnerabilities. Belt Finance Loses $6.3 Million in Flash Loan Attack Belt Finance, a borrowing and loaning protocol that operates in the…

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The Surprising Honolulu Origins of the National Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage

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On the morning of December 17, 1990, according to the press release he sent beforehand to local media, Bill Woods had plans to make news, not history. He would bring three same-sex couples, two female and one male, to the main office of the Hawaii Department of Public Health in downtown Honolulu, where they would complete applications for marriage licenses. Woods was not a lawyer, but had studied the family-law code, which included in its marriage regulations a reference to “the husband” and “the wife” without any specific indication that…

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Andreessen Horowitz Discusses Raising Third Crypto Fund to $2 Billion, Sources Say

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In May 2020, back when the crypto economy was still tumultuous from the coronavirus outbreak fears and gloomy global financial outlook, in general, the private venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) revealed the 500 million-dollar “Crypto Fund II.” A report published on May 27 by the tech writer Eric Newcomer indicates that Andreessen Horowitz is contemplating $2 billion in financing for the next crypto fund. Former Bloomberg Reporter Says ‘a16z in the Process of Tripling Down on Crypto’ The well known venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz founded by Marc Andreessen…

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Marathon’s Bitcoin Mining Pool Will ‘No Longer Filter Transactions’ — Marapool Begins Signaling for Taproot

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On Monday, the publicly-listed enterprise mining firm Marathon Digital Holdings announced the company has adopted the latest codebase offered by Bitcoin Core developers that features Taproot. Marathon is now signaling for Taproot according to the announcement. The North American bitcoin miner further noted that the firm’s mining operation Marapool will “cease filtering transactions.” Marathon Adopts Bitcoin Core Version 0.21.1 With Taproot Privacy Features The firm Marathon Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: MARA), has been making a number of business moves in the bitcoin mining sector in 2021. In December 2020, the firm…

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Necromunda: Hired Gun review – a brilliant shooter whose lack of polish stops it from reaching greatness

Necromunda: Hired Gun is so close to being Warhammer 40,000 Doom. Necromunda: Hired Gun’s reveal in March caught me a little off guard, doubly so when I realised it’s out in June and not some years into the future. Streum On, the small French team behind it, typically takes a while to put out a

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How a Rivalry on a Honolulu Pride-Planning Committee Shaped the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

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On the morning of December 17, 1990, according to the press release he sent beforehand to local media, Bill Woods had plans to make news, not history. He would bring three same-sex couples, two female and one male, to the main office of the Hawaii Department of Public Health in downtown Honolulu, where they would complete applications for marriage licenses. Woods was not a lawyer, but had studied the family-law code, which included in its marriage regulations a reference to “the husband” and “the wife” without any specific indication that…

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Fox’s Lone-Wolf Liberal Had a Tough Job. But It Made for Better TV.

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Juan Williams is headed for a gentler life. As the lone liberal co-host of Fox News Channel’s roundtable show “The Five,” he took the heat on live TV on a near-daily basis for years— sometimes mocked condescendingly, sometimes hollered at ferociously, always completely outnumbered. On Wednesday, Williams, who lives in Washington, D.C., announced that he was stepping down from the job, days before fully-in-person production resumes in the New York studio. A year of largely calling in to the show remotely, plus a personal bout with Covid-19, had depleted his…

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Visualizing Bitcoin’s Future Price Cycles With the Power-Law Corridor Model

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There’s a number of tools, charts, and models traders use to help them forecast bitcoin price cycles and our last article discussed leveraging the Golden Ratio Multiplier. The following editorial discusses another method of bitcoin price prediction analysis by utilizing Logarithmic Growth Curves. In September 2019, a comprehensive paper published by Harold Christopher Burger describes how crypto proponents can visualize bitcoin price cycles using the Power-Law Corridor model. Bitcoin’s Logarithmic Growth Curve In order to give our readers some deeper perspective, Bitcoin.com News has been covering a few useful price…

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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Experiences This Year’s Largest Epoch Drop, Global Hashrate Slips Lower

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Bitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped this week at block height 685,440 and saw the largest negative drop of the year losing close to 16%. Overall the global hashrate has dropped around 2% since the price fell below the $40k handle. Currently, the mining difficulty is around 21 trillion, and it could drop another 16% in less than two weeks. Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Slides Close to 16% Down Following 2021’s Largest Epoch Difficulty Rise The price of bitcoin (BTC) has seen better days and following the drop in price, the hashrate has…

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India’s Central Bank RBI Confirms Crypto Banking Ban ‘No Longer Valid’ — Asks Banks to Stop Quoting It

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Indian central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has officially advised banks that its banking ban circular is no longer valid as it was set aside by the country’s supreme court more than one year ago. Despite the supreme court’s ruling, banks have been citing the RBI circular when dealing with cryptocurrency. RBI Tells Banks to Stop Quoting Its ‘No Longer Valid’ Circular on Cryptocurrency India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), issued a notice on Monday clarifying its position regarding cryptocurrencies. The notice, entitled “Customer Due…

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