Request for Documents in Latest Trump Probe Comes Up Short
- The probe is headed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who sent document requests to 81 separate agencies as a means of investigating “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power by President Trump.” The deadline for submitting related documents was last Monday, yet only eight of the contacted agencies provided responses.
- Ultimately, people must respond to us unless the President personally votes an executive privilege, which is a rare thing… They have no immunity.
- However, an anonymous republican committee aide has reported that very few people have responded to Nadler’s request.
- The report suggested that electronic voting machines had been vulnerable to cyberattacks between the years 2000 and 2006.
- One respondent, former Trump adviser Michael Caputo, says he was the first to answer Nadler’s request, but that he ultimately didn’t possess any of the documentation the Chairman was looking for.
Bitcoin Nears $4,100 as Tokens Gain 20%; Industry Execs Say Crypto Bottom's In
- The valuation of the crypto market rose by $1.5 billion overnight as the bitcoin price closed on $4,100 and a handful of tokens recorded gains in the range of 10 percent to 25 percent.
- Throughout the past several months, many traders expressed their concerns over the inability of bitcoin to break out of crucial resistance levels and if the dominant cryptocurrency can continue to move past $4,000, the sentiment around the market is expected to improve.
- In my opinion, blockchain and crypto-related investment opportunities will be one of the fastest growing sectors in the alternative asset management space in the next 10 years.
- While technical indicators point toward the possibility of a downside price movement, fundamentals remain strong in a 15-month-long bear market.
Booming Ethereum Price Good for Ecosystem: Founder Vitalik Buterin
- Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin was live from New York on Wednesday night.
- He was spotlighted in a live-stream interview with Laura Shin for the crypto journalist’s Unchained podcast, a sold-out event that was held at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
- The blockchain pioneer fielded questions on everything from the Ethereum (ETH) price to regulation to ICOs to Satoshi Nakamoto.
- By now regulators know what cryptocurrency is and understand that coins have a price attached that fluctuates.
- They understand the blockchain and that developers can build applications on these networks, which can add a great deal of value to people’s lives.
- The second reason he gave was the many blockchain projects in the Ethereum ecosystem that hold much of their funds in cryptocurrency.
- Unchained’s Shin then polled the audience about whether Ethereum developers are paying enough attention to the price of ETH, more than one-third of whom responded that they don’t care.
Cryptocurrency Will Save Countries in Financial Crises, Says Chicago Mayor
- The organizer of the invite-only event, David Carman, is spearheading an effort to make Chicago a financial technology hub in the middle of the United States.
- Thus far the mantle of crypto leadership has fallen on distant shores, in places like Dubai or Estonia, where the governments have fully embraced blockchain technology.
- Nearby Ohio’s legislators are allowing businesses to pay taxes using cryptocurrency, and the state is generally pushing to create an attractive environment for blockchain companies.
- In the United States, for example, a given blockchain startup can find itself subject to the whims of at least as many as four federal agencies.
- After that, many states have regulations, such as New York, where many crypto companies choose not do business.
- Leaders like Emmanuel, who, even with a limited understanding of blockchain technology, understand that it’s not going anywhere.
Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB
- Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is partnering with real estate auctioneer James Pratt Auctions (JPA) to launch a live property auction using bitcoin and Binance Coin (BNB).
- On April 8, buyers can bid on – and buy – a futuristic-looking, luxury, beach-front mansion nicknamed ‘The Jetsons” in Casuarina, New South Wales, using BTC or BNB.
- The auction follows a partnership between Binance, JPA and NuYen Exchange.
- TrigonTrading, a Queensland-based exchange specializing in high-volume, over-the-counter (OTC) trades, says it will help facilitate the auction and sale.
- While this isn’t the first property to be bought with crypto, the move marks the first time a live property auction using BTC and BNB will occur.
- The inclusion of BNB as a payment option alongside BTC is significant, and will no doubt help the native Binance coin’s recent meteoric rise up the charts as it seeks to become a more widely-used payment option.
Australian PM Call for ‘Crackdown’ on ‘Ungoverned’ Internet is Walking a Dangerous Road
- In the wake of the horrifying Christchurch shootings in New Zealand, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison implored the G20 to discuss ‘crackdowns’ on the ‘ungoverned internet’.
- You know, the ones that don’t happen in nice places like New Zealand by people who aren’t radical Jihadists.
- Ardern implored social media platforms to “do more” to combat terrorism after the gunman (who shall remain nameless) live-streamed his horrific rampage on Facebook to 4,000 viewers before it was removed.
- Politicians, if you’re going to use platforms like Facebook to push and promote your political agenda, you can’t suddenly sever their vocal cords because you don’t like how other people use them.
- But calling on social media platforms and asking them to monitor their content, ban what they see as inappropriate, and censor what a handful of deplorable people can’t handle is hypocritical and dangerous.
Trump Scores Major Immigration Win in Supreme Court for Legal Detention
- In a 5 – 4 decision announced on Tuesday, the court ruled that federal immigration authorities like U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can legally detain immigrants who are awaiting deportation after completing prison sentences for criminal offenses.
- What this ruling means is that the government is now legally empowered to arrest and detain immigrants convicted of criminality, without a statute of limitations on when the offense was committed.
- Under the ruling, it is now the legal position of the U.S. that regardless of how much time has passed or what rehabilitation has taken place, any immigrant convicted of a criminal act is liable to face arrest minutes, hours, days, months, years or decades after the fact.
Dow Crosses 26,000: Is the Trade Deal Enough to Revitalize the Market?
- Throughout the past five days, amidst reports about the Federal Reserve’s reluctance towards raising the interest rate, the Dow Jones has breached the 26,000-point mark for the first time since March 1.
- While the Dow has slightly dropped to 25,887 points, on Tuesday, the WSJ reported that the negotiators of the U.S. and China scheduled meetings with the intent of establishing a comprehensive trade deal by the end of April.
- The new development in the U.S.-China trade talks and the Fed’s patience on a rate hike could revitalize the confidence of investors in the U.S. market.
- Fundamental factors have remained strong in the U.S. market throughout March with consumer confidence, wages, and productivity growth rising noticeably in recent months.
- Considering the optimistic fundamental factors supporting the recent upside movement of the U.S. stock market, major progress in the U.S.-China trade deal could boost the sentiment of investors in the market.
Craig Wright Rage Quits Twitter
- Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, you can no longer follow him on Twitter.
- Craig Wright says he will sue anyone who calls him a fraud.
- Craig Wright is not a fraud.
- He’s definitely been in Bitcoin a long time, as evidenced by the serious lawsuit against him.
- The second Satoshi becomes a person, there’s a risk that Bitcoin becomes a security.
- I’ve read that Satoshi was in fact an American citizen.
- But he’s probably not Craig S.
- All the same, as a journalist and full-time spectacle creator, it’s sad to see Craig go off Twitter.
- So Craig Wright is off Twitter.
- If you’re not a fraud, you’re definitely not “100.” Satoshi was a quiet man, that much we know.
- Satoshi would never use Twitter.
AOC And Her High-Minded, Hypocritical Rants Against Capitalism
- Bold statements like this are precisely the sort of thing that gets AOC compared to Trump.
- At this point, AOC stopped reading the history book.
- US citizens tend to think that Norway’s economy wouldn’t work in the US because of all the different people and the sheer size of the population.
- If you want to have an i-phone to tweet on and a jet to fly to the Conference you can’t just say Capitalism has failed.
- You need a certain amount of capital in the system to make it all work; otherwise the world couldn’t support its current population.
- If you care a lot about the environment, don’t fly around on a jet all the time.
- If you think capitalism is the problem, stop tweeting.
- You can’t justify the need to get your message out by embodying things you believe are “irredeemable,” it makes you irredeemable by your own logic.