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Nigeria’s Central Bank Doubles Down on Plans to Introduce Newly Designed Naira Banknotes

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The Nigerian central bank was, on Oct. 29, forced to defend its controversial currency redesign plans, just a few days after they were publicly questioned by Nigerian Finance Minister Zainab Ahmad. The central bank insists the move is long overdue and urged Nigerians “to support the currency redesign project which is in the overall interest of every citizen of the country.” President Muhammadu Buhari’s Written Approval The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has insisted its recently announced plan to issue newly designed naira banknotes is above board and “12 years…

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Justice Department charges suspect in Paul Pelosi assault

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David DePape, the alleged perpetrator of the attack on Paul Pelosi, told police he planned to hold Speaker Nancy Pelosi hostage and was going to break “her kneecaps” if she “lied” to him, according to federal charging documents released Monday. The new revelations from the harrowing attack on Paul Pelosi, 82, came as the Justice Department charged 42-year-old DePape with assault and attempted kidnapping of the speaker following his alleged break-in at the Pelosi home. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California brought the charges against DePape.…

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Report: Deleted Files Indicate Crypto Lender Hodlnaut’s Execs Gave Little Weight to Terra Luna Exposure

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According to a report, the embattled crypto lender Hodlnaut saw a significant loss from the Terra blockchain collapse last May. The report notes that Hodlnaut downplayed the company’s exposure to the Terra ecosystem and allegedly lost $190 million from the incident. Report Says Hodlnaut Downplayed Terra Exposure Following the Collapse More than 1,000 deleted documents from the crypto lender Hodlnaut’s Google workspace have shown discrepancies, according to a judicial report discovered by Bloomberg on Oct. 31. The judicial report confirms the court filings published at the end of August that…

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Prominent conservatives share online disinformation about Paul Pelosi assault

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Even as Republican leaders condemn the brutal assault on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, other GOP figures are broadcasting a much different message on social media — at turns downplaying, mocking and trading in disinformation about the attack. Former Republican President Donald Trump has so far remained silent online about the Pelosi home invasion, but his son Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a proposed “Paul Pelosi” Halloween costume featuring men’s underwear and a hammer, saying “The Internet remains undefeated.” Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, embraced a false…

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Paul Pelosi assault spurs calls on the Hill for boosted lawmaker security

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As Chris Murphy campaigned in Wisconsin with Tammy Baldwin over the weekend, another topic inevitably came up: how the attack on Paul Pelosi could spur a renewed push to protect lawmakers and their families. “This is what we were talking about, right: What’s going to happen when we get back? Are we going to be in a discussion about a higher security presence for members of the Senate?” Murphy said in an interview Monday, recalling his conversation with Baldwin. The horrific attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband on Friday is…

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‘Y’all are f–king us up’: Capitol Police officer recalls Jan. 6 encounter outside Pelosi’s office

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As rioters swarmed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, police were frantically working to evacuate Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staffers barricaded inside her office suite when one of the officers — Harry Dunn — came face to face with members of the far-right Oath Keepers. Dunn’s tense exchange with several members of the group were the focal point Monday in the seditious conspiracy trial against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four of his allies. Some Oath Keepers involved in the encounter have contended that they attempted to assist the beleaguered…

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Satoshi Nakamoto’s Seminal Bitcoin White Paper Turns 14 Today

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Approximately 14 years ago today, on Halloween, Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin to the world by sharing the renowned white paper. Satoshi’s invention, shared on metzdowd.com’s Cryptography Mailing List, not only solved a problem that had plagued computer scientists for years, but the invention also redefined how people look at money. Furthermore, as a side effect, Satoshi’s creation spawned a new digital economy with more than 13,000 cryptocurrency assets, worth just over $1 trillion today. Celebrating the 14th Anniversary of Satoshi’s Bitcoin White Paper Presently, cryptocurrency and Bitcoin supporters are celebrating…

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3 Bitcoin Mining Records Set in October — BTC Hash Price Taps Lifetime Low, While Hashrate and Difficulty Surged

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This month bitcoin’s hash price tapped an all-time low of $66,500 per exahash on Oct. 25, according to statistics from the onchain market intelligence firm Glassnode. Alongside this, the network’s mining difficulty reached a lifetime high at 36.84 trillion on Oct. 23. Despite the high mining difficulty and the lower prices, Bitcoin’s total hashrate reached an all-time high at 325.11 exahash per second (EH/s) as 4,578 blocks were generated during the past 30 days. Bitcoin Hash Price Sinks, Hashrate Taps a Lifetime High, Difficulty Reaches New Heights While the month…

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Bitget Launches ‘Bitget Insights’ to Enhance Social Trading Initiatives

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PRESS RELEASE. October 31, 2022 – Leading global cryptocurrency exchange Bitget announces the launch of its new feature “Bitget Insights’‘. The feature serves to integrate social media with social trading via the Bitget exchange. The launch signifies the next stage in Bitget’s crypto social trading initiative, aimed at benefiting both new retail investors as well as seasoned traders. With Bitget Insights, new traders will have the opportunity to glean insights from experienced traders. Compared to existing social media platforms, Bitget guarantees that all shared insights come from verified and credible…

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Biggest Movers: BNB Rallies to 5-Month High on Monday

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Binance coin rose to a five-month high on Monday, as cryptocurrency prices continued to trade higher. The token rose to its highest point since mid-May, extending recent gains in the process. Avalanche was also in the green, climbing to a six-week high during today’s session. Binance Coin (BNB) Binance coin (BNB) rose to a five-month high to start the week, as cryptocurrency markets surged on Monday. BNB/USD moved to a peak of $336.52 earlier today, which comes less than a day after trading at a low of $307.37. Monday’s rise…

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