Ontology, MicroWorkers Partner to Bring Blockchain to Micro Jobs

Micro-tasking service MicroWorkers partnered with Ontology to improve payments and identification by using blockchain on its platform for 1.5 million workers. Ontology, a cryptocurrency that describes itself as a “high-performance public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform,” is taking blockchain to micro jobs. MicroWorkers⁠—a competitor to Amazon Mechanical Turk⁠—is integrating ONT to provide fast and low-fee payments for some of its users. Moreover, the service will use Ontology’s on-chain identification system, giving workers control over their account history and reputation data. “Ontology’s demonstrated performance and reputation tools are…

The PlayStation 5 Controller Could Invade Our Privacy in Alarming New Ways

A Sony patent hints at a potentially invasive feature to pair with its controller, the DualShock 5. It seems harmless at first, but the more you read, the more invasive it seems. Could Sony be putting our privacy be at risk? Remember the AI director in Valve’s Left 4 Dead? The artificial intelligence would alter the game’s difficulty on-the-fly based on your team’s performance. One of Sony’s latest patents means the PlayStation 5 (PS5) could provide a similar experience. The patent is for the PS5’s DualShock 5 controller. It’s related…

The Libra Association Gets a New Member in Shopify

The Libra Association has signed up Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify as its newest member as the troubled crypto project looks to get back on track. Libra has lost several founding members in recent months for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which was the massive amount of scrutiny leveled at the project. The association was originally made up of 27 founding members; however, several early backers such as Visa (NYSE:V), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) all jumped ship before the founding charter was signed, leaving just 21 members.…

Lebanese Turn to Bitcoin During Economic Crisis

Bitcoin has seen a massive rise in popularity among the Lebanese this year, especially after the country’s banks imposed rigid capital controls to contain economic fallout. Trust in Lebanese Banks at its Lowest Despite being one of the best performing investments of the past decade, Bitcoin’s utility as a safe-haven asset has long been debated. Bitcoin has seen violent price swings in its 10 years of existence, losing more than 80% of its value in 2018. Bitcoin price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap However, zooming out shows that despite its instability, Bitcoin…

Kobe Bryant Would be Appalled by the Greedy Behavior of His “Fans”

Less than a day after Kobe & Gigi Bryant’s memorial, people are selling memorabilia from the event on eBay. Sellers are making insane profits from the souvenirs. Kobe Bryant would likely be, at the very least, disappointed by this shameless cash-grab. Not even a full day after the Gigi and Kobe Bryant memorial, so-called fans of the fallen athlete were looking to capitalize on his death. Opportunistic eBay sellers are displaying zero shame. | Source: eBay People on eBay are selling memorabilia from the service for outlandish prices. Shockingly, it’s…

Crypto Goes Plastic — Coinbase’s Visa-Approved Solution Suggests Growth

On Feb. 19, Coinbase announced that it has become a principal member of Visa. In an apparent first for the cryptocurrency industry, the firm is now able to issue debit cards without having to involve third parties. Prior to that, Coinbase had been releasing its physical cards in collaboration with authorized intermediaries, similarly to dozens of other crypto companies that offer such options to their clients. While Coinbase didn’t share its strategy, technically, the new status grants it the possibility to issue cards to fellow cryptocurrency firms. In any case,…

The Mystery of Warren Buffett’s Missing Crypto is Solved

The mystery that has haunted the crypto community for years… days… is finally resolved. We may never know the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, but we just cracked the second greatest mystery in the history of Bitcoin (BTC): what happened to the Bitcoins that Justin Sun supposedly gifted to Warren Buffet? The Sun — Buffett Bitcoin and TRX saga Justin Sun claimed that during his much-discussed lunch with Warren Buffet, he presented the crypto-skeptic with a Galaxy Fold phone which contained some cryptocurrency including Bitcoin and Tron (TRX). However, in…

Xbox Series X Backward Compatibility Has One Depressing Flaw

The Xbox Series X will feature backward compatibility. All four generations of Xbox games will be playable on the new console. That’s awesome. But the feature still has one glaring flaw. Microsoft finally dropped some juicy details about the Xbox Series X. Along with the news that it packs 12 teraflops in raw power, we got confirmation of backward compatibility. We know that every generation of Xbox will be playable in some form on the Xbox Series X. While that’s nice and all, it doesn’t change the fact that the…

Coronavirus & 3 Technical Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Broke Below $9.4K

Bitcoin price (BTC) dropped another 3.07% on Feb. 25, marking the second day of losses as global equities markets sharply corrected on fears of the Coronavirus spreading to more countries. Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Tweezer tops show supports becoming levels of resistance The price dropped below what analysts have labeled as crucial support at $9,450-$9,400 to a new 3-week low at $9,281. Similar to the Feb. 18-19 drop from $10,250 to $9,478, today’s pullback was also preceded by a tweezer top candlestick pattern on the daily timeframe.…

AdEX Enables Staking Rewards, Price Impact Analysis

AdEX is set to incentivize investors who lock their ADX tokens for an extended period of time. The new feature could have serious implication on the price of this cryptocurrency. Staking ADX Rewards The AdEX team announced the official introduction of its staking portal. This platform allows ADX holders to earn rewards while contributing to the network. Starting today, users will be able to see, earn, and withdraw their rewards from the staking portal. Unlike other staking systems, the AdEx Registry—an application that allows publishers and advertisers to appoint publicly…