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at one point they were begging america to stop pumping out so much oil

Yes because they were ruining opecs market share. Fracing completly changed the oil game but even with this it only cut into less then 20 percent of the world oil output. The saudis drowned the market in oil to shut down north american oil production because overhead for fracing and s.a.g.d work has way higher overhead then work in the middle east. They also didnt beg they warned them but we didnt listen because greed is such an amazing thing isnt it?

America isnt even to be expected to be a net oil exporter until the mid 2020's from what i remember reading anyways, they are not considered one now.

Getting off topic anyways but the crypto currency venezuela is trying to market for petro dollars isnt going to work anyways for the reason i explained earlier; the usd is tied to petro they dont need some shitcoin getting in the way of american interests.
 

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Yes because they were ruining opecs market share. Fracing completly changed the oil game but even with this it only cut into less then 20 percent of the world oil output. The saudis drowned the market in oil to shut down north american oil production because overhead for fracing and s.a.g.d work has way higher overhead then work in the middle east. They also didnt beg they warned them but we didnt listen because greed is such an amazing thing isnt it?

America isnt even to be expected to be a net oil exporter until the mid 2020's from what i remember reading anyways, they are not considered one now.

Getting off topic anyways but the crypto currency venezuela is trying to market for petro dollars isnt going to work anyways for the reason i explained earlier; the usd is tied to petro they dont need some shitcoin getting in the way of american interests.
that's not off topic, i'd say that's on topic
 

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Fake news, I don't know what metric they're using for "biggest". I guess the idea that such "wide" reaching websites (gov sites? lol). I'm assuming CoinHive just got tipped off and they invalidated the account as per their procedure, pocketing the hackers share.

I guarantee you there have been single minable addresses that have made $1000s in USD equivelant XMR, no problem. I'm sure Null made more than $24 over a relatively short period of time, and there are a lot of not-properly-administrated servers that get hacked and have to go through bureaucratic hell before anyone even looks at it.
 
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@Null Salon is trying to get in on the coinhive action: https://www.cyberscoop.com/salon-monero-coinhive-ad-blocker/ (https://archive.fo/eQXYt) (non-archive is javascript cancer)

Searching for new revenue in the cash-strapped and ad-blocked world of media, the blog Salon.com is turning to the new hotness: Cryptocurrency mining.
Hotness is very literal in this case, by the way, because any time you visit Salon from now on, your CPU will be used to mine cryptocurrency on their behalf. Your processor will heat up as more than half of your CPU power is dedicated to the task while the computer’s fans fire up to keep the temperature under control.
It’s not clear what the limit on Salon’s CPU usage is and Salon did not respond to questions.
“Recently, with the increasing popularity of ad-blocking technology, there is even more of a disintegration of this already-tenuous relationship; like most media sites, ad-blockers cut deeply into our revenue and create a more one-sided relationship between reader and publisher,” Salon’s website explained.
Salon says about 25 percent of its audience blocks ads.
When a person visits Salon with an ad blocker, a pop up appears asking the person to either remove the ad blocker or allow cryptocurrency mining to occur. A third paid app option is listed as coming soon. If you click “learn more” to find out about the cryptocurrency mining, your computer immediately begins working for Salon before anyone can knowledgeably opt-in.
Cryptocurrency is “mined” when computer processors complete a series of complex math problems. The more processing power put to the task, the more cryptocurrency is created. Salon is mining the privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero.
Salon uses Coinhive, a piece of software often thought of as malware because it’s regularly used by hackers to push cryptocurrency mining into hapless victims without asking permission. Of course, Salon is up front with its consent, but this is still a big step that no other major media company has taken so far.

Salon’s FAQ page addresses questions like “Why are my fans turning on?” and “How does Salon make money by using my processing power?”
To end the explanation, Salon makes a pitch that the “possibilities for [cryptocurrency] are limitless” including secure online voting, predicting the impact of climate change and finding alien life.
 
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I dunno exactly, I didnt actually read the article to be honest. I just assumed it to be the browsealoud javascript hosting that got hacked.
'Biggest' might only mean as 'most far reaching'. But I doubt that .gov sites have the highest user retention if that is what you mean. Not to speak of computer resources available to the average user. Either way its all monopoly money in the end. ;)

I reckon that there might've been a lot more fun to be had with the sites in question had they not tried to make a quick buck.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/browsealoud
https://publicwww.com/websites/browsealoud.com/plus/scripts/ba.js/
https://web.archive.org/web/20180211142243/https://www.browsealoud.com/plus/scripts/ba.js

Articles:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/11/browsealoud_compromised_coinhive/
https://www.hackread.com/browsealoud-plugin-hacked-to-mine-monero/
 

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Stars Hope to Cash in with K-Pop Cryptocurrencies

February 20, 2018 13:05

K-pop stars are trying to cash in on the Bitcoin frenzy by having new cryptocurrencies mined under their name.

Q-ri and Eun-jung of girl band T-ara have signed a deal with Australian cryptocurrency platform ENT Cash to issue virtual money using their names. They will be issued in Australia since doing so in Korea is illegal.

A staffer at Aimhigh Global, the Korean partner of the deal, said, "No decisions have been made in terms of the size and date of the issuance."

The cryptocurrency is strictly for fans and can be used to buy T-ara's concert tickets and memorabilia, but the companies hope that their value will soar as they grow in popularity.


Q-ri (left) and Eun-jung of girl band T-ara
Chinese boy band TFBoys have already issued their own cryptocurrency even though Beijing bans virtual currency trading and possession. But more than 20,000 fans bypassed restrictions to buy it in the first 10 days raising the pool of money to around W1.6 billion (US$1=W1,069).

Their management agency has distanced itself from the cryptocurrency, but fans have already begun using it to buy concert tickets and albums.

But the risks are high. One staffer at a cryptocurrency exchange said, "If the popularity of a celebrity tanks, the value of the virtual currency bearing their name will also plummet."
T-Ara are big in China so this is really for the Chinese market. Previously some people on Ilbe (SK 4Chanish website) were complaining this is making a mockery of bitcoins.
 

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T-Ara are big in China so this is really for the Chinese market. Previously some people on Ilbe (SK 4Chanish website) were complaining this is making a mockery of bitcoins.
Heat is coming down on the lazier side of ICOs and blatant pump and dumps. I expect celebrities to start getting hit with shit, especially after that Steven Segal+Bitcoiin thing. If I was the PBoC I'd probably be pretty strong handed about this. Reminder that the Chinese government has ultimate cultural authority and can effectively ban K-pop so they can transcend their actual jurisdiction if people don't kowtow.
 
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T-Ara are big in China so this is really for the Chinese market. Previously some people on Ilbe (SK 4Chanish website) were complaining this is making a mockery of bitcoins.
Still better than the weycoin some cucks were trying to meme on /biz/.
 

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50 Cent Rakes in Millions Thanks to Bitcoin!!
1/23/2018 11:41 AM PST
50 Cent took a chance on bitcoin years before anyone knew what cryptocurrency even was ... and it's paid off more than 7 million times over.

Rewind to 2014 and 50's album, "Animal Ambition," when the rapper became the first to accept bitcoin -- which was then valued at around $662/bitcoin -- as payment for his work. We're told customers could get a copy of the album for just a fraction of a whole bitcoin.

Our sources say "Animal Ambition" pulled in about 700 bitcoin in sales ... over $400k. We're told the cryptocurrency sat dormant in his account for years.

Fast-forward to today -- when bitcoin's value has fluctuated between $10k and $12k per coin. Turns out 50 is a money genius ... sitting on anywhere between $7 million and $8.5 million.

The market has steadily declined over the last few weeks, so 50 might wanna think about unloading soon while the gettin's still good.
LMAO this is awkward.. Now he's claiming that he has no Bitcoin because his creditors are asking to get paid!

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50 Cent Changes Bitcoin Story ... I Swear I Don't Have Any, Judge!!!
2/26/2018 9:21 AM PST
The millions 50 Cent was bragging about having in Bitcoin have disappeared -- or, if ya believe his sworn testimony ... they never existed.

The rapper filed a sworn declaration in bankruptcy court, saying ... "[I have] never owned and [do] not now own, a Bitcoin account or any Bitcoins." The docs, obtained by TMZ, are extremely interesting, considering a month ago ... he tweeted about the story we broke.

People close to 50 told us he accepted Bitcoin for the sale of his 2014 album, "Animal Ambition." We were told he raked in about 700 bitcoin in sales ... which would have been worth more than $7 mil, last month, anyway.

A little bitcoin anyone? LOL. l know l make you sick but excuse me...I’m getting to the bag #denofthieves pic.twitter.com/DCJu2thDr9

— 50cent (@50cent) January 23, 2018
Fiddy's totally changed his tune now in bankruptcy court. It's unclear if he was embellishing then, or if he's trying to finagle his way out of reporting Bitcoin assets to the court.

He did acknowledge it's possible some online album and merchandise sales may have been made in Bitcoin, but says they would have been converted to U.S. dollars before he ever saw it.
http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/26/50-cent-denies-owns-bitcoin-under-oath/
 

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Poloniex just got bought by Circle, which concerns me because I use Poloniex as my primary altcoin trading site. Change scares me and I still haven't KYC'd myself despite their insistence that I really should do so.
https://poloniex.com/press-releases/2018.02.26-Poloniex-joins-Circle/
https://blog.circle.com/2018/02/26/circle-acquires-poloniex/

LMAO this is awkward.. Now he's claiming that he has no Bitcoin because his creditors are asking to get paid!

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50 Cent Changes Bitcoin Story ... I Swear I Don't Have Any, Judge!!!
2/26/2018 9:21 AM PST


http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/26/50-cent-denies-owns-bitcoin-under-oath/
Hopefully he transferred it into XMR, not even the FBI could get a real number on the AlphaBay's XMR wallet.
 

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Hopefully he transferred it into XMR, not even the FBI could get a real number on the AlphaBay's XMR wallet.
It gets better when you know why he declared bankruptcy in the 1st place lol. It's because he lost a lawsuit brought by one of Rick Ross's baby mommas lmao.
 
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This is really big fucking news. Circle is goldman-backed.
http://fortune.com/2018/02/26/circle-cryptocurrency-trade-bitcoin/

Poloniex is like the largest non-fiat crypto exchange (outside of China) as well.
The amount of influence Poloniex holds just by listing and delisting coins cannot be put into words easily, but it is one of the most influential spots.

Also there's a current war regarding changing the Bitcoin algorithm which is unique because it involves Theymos and some other fairly influential people pushing it:
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-org-owner-asks-the-community-to-change-bitcoins-central-pow-algorithm/

These are both fairly substantial pieces of news.
 
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