Dennis Rodman’s latest trip to North Korea was sponsored by the cryptocurrency “Potcoin”. Potcoin bills itself as “banking for the marijuana industry” and appears to have fully sponsored Rodman’s trip. Rodman engages in what he calls “basketball diplomacy” during his trips to NOKO. Last month (June 13, 2017) Rodman boarded an airplane for Pyongyang International Airport sporting Potcoin gear and CNN was there to cover it.
Yobit.net Banned My Account During the 2016 Election
Was this a covert attempt to hide the 1000x value of “Trumpcoin” versus “Clintoncoin” on this Russian-controlled website or is Yobit.net an arm of the KGB (I mean, FSB, whatever)? In either case it feels extremely shady. Writing a cryptocurrency blog you are always wondering if you can monetize it with advertising but you want to be quite sure you are propagating legitimate organizations and actors. I would not trust Yobit.net simply because they offer 20% per trade on referrals but I have further reason to deeply mistrust this cryptocurrency actor. That 20% per trade commission on referrals seems scam-like. In fact, I know it most likely is.
BitcoinTalk: A Previously Okay Forum, Now Far Better
Reinvention of Bitcointalk? The former home of the most intense fear, uncertainty, and doubt campaigns has brought some sensibility to itself in the cryptocurrency world. Long a boiling cauldron of insecurity and self-righteous scamming (as well as legitimate attempts at rationality) now has become a bastion of hope. I am only being semi-sarcastic. Observe: “Low Quality Topics Do Not Belong Here”, what a shocker!
BitcoinTalk has been there for years!
I am glad that Bitcointalk has elevated itself to the rightful position I felt it deserved to occupy for some time now. I think it is the biggest Bitcoin forum on the internet but it has also been in the past a source of discouragement to the community. A sense of duty has descended upon the community however and I feel it is now a worthwhile source to mention.
AMD is surprisingly up from a low of about $2 in 2015. CNBC and Barron’s report that AMD stock is surging on news that the new Epyc processor will compete with Intel’s Xeon for datacenter technologies. If cryptocurrency miners are scarfing up AMD graphics cards now due to the wonderful performance-to-price ratio provided I can imagine further growth in this stock.
Let’s face it AMD is making a comeback. The stock is $13.52 in pre-market trading, that is up $0.88 as of writing just 20 minutes before the opening bell 6/21/2016. This has more to do with the release of the Epyc processor competing in datacenters with Xeon but we also know how much the cryptocurrency community appreciates GPU’s for mining new algorithms for which no ASICs are taped out yet.
CNBC erroneously refers to demand among Bitcoin miners for AMD technology but as we all know Bitcoin uses SHA-256 so unless AMD starts manufacturing SHA-256 ASIC chips this is related to algorithms that secure coins which are difficult to apply FPGA or ASIC technology to.