Coronavirus Could Force Donald Trump to Admit Obama Was Right

A Phase 4 stimulus deal will probably be drawn up in April, but bipartisan cooperation is unlikely. Democrats are pushing to expand Medicaid, something Republicans have fought for years. Donald Trump may find himself reviving some of Obama’s legacy to ensure Americans contain coronavirus. While stimulus checks promised in Congress’ $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill haven’t made it into the hands of most Americans yet, there’s already talk of what the next one will include. As America’s battle with coronavirus stretches further into the future, the economic pain is starting…

Halving Battles Coronavirus as Bitcoin Enters Its Provably Bullish Quarter

Bitcoin is set to close its one of the most roller-coaster fiscal quarters in a negative area. But the cryptocurrency’s biggest test now lies in the 2020’s second quarter as it arrives in the middle of two very distinctive market catalysts: Halving and Coronavirus. Halving is bullish, at least according to a plethora of bitcoin maximalists and analysts that see the May 2020 event as an upside price driver for the cryptocurrency. They believe that bitcoin’s daily supply cut from 1,800 BTC to 900 BTC would appeal to investors looking…

Miners, the Halving and Coronavirus Suspected

The Bitcoin (BTC) network hash rate took a steep dive on March 26, dropping by a whopping 15.95%, which is a 45% sink from its peak highs of 2020. The hash rate dipped from 136.2 quintillion hashes per second on March 1 to just 75.7 EH/s on March 26, according to data from Blockchain.com. Analytics website Coin Dance reported similar findings, with the 2020 peak standing at about 150 EH/s on March 5 and then dropping to 105.6 EH/s 10 days later, thus showing a 29% decrease. The combined effects…

Russia Postpones Its Crypto Law Again, Now Blaming Coronavirus

After facing multiple delays, the adoption of Russia’s major cryptocurrency law will be postponed again, now due to the coronavirus. Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, says that the country’s crypto law — the bill “On Digital Financial Assets” — is now finalized but won’t be adopted before the end of the spring 2020. Russian authorities have been arguing about crypto regulation since January 2018 According to a March 31 report by Russian news agency RBC, Aksakov has admitted that previous delays in the…

Why China’s Coronavirus Numbers are About to Explode in April

China’s official coronavirus figures have levelled off in recent weeks suggesting that containment measures are working. But the numbers are about to spike because the country will start including asymptomatic carriers from Wednesday. Conservative estimates point to at least 40,000 ‘silent carriers’ in China that aren’t included in the official toll. China appears to have flattened the curve and contained the worst of the coronavirus. But the country’s hopeful numbers are about to spike again. From Wednesday, China will start including asymptomatic carriers in the official numbers. The country’s current…

Coronavirus to Devour Texas Economy Before Spreading Throughout America

The Dallas Fed’s monthly manufacturing index crashed to record lows in March, and to levels not seen since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Coronavirus is accelerating the loss of U.S. manufacturing as production, new orders and capacity utilization plunge. Those hoping for a v-shaped recovery could be disappointed as coronavirus alters the fabric of the U.S. economy – perhaps permanently. On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its monthly Manufacturing Index. The gauge of factory activity crashed much faster than expected and carved out an even lower bottom than…

Ben Sasse Epically Trolls China Over Suspicious Coronavirus Data

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse delivered an epic rebuke to China’s government, which claims Wuhan hasn’t seen a new coronavirus infection in six days. There’s mounting evidence that China has pressured hospitals to stop conducting coronavirus tests. China appears to be bracing for a second wave of COVID-19. But Beijing’s treatment strategy is “not medical, but political.” As U.S. coronavirus cases spiraled past 150,000 on Monday, China’s government claimed that Wuhan – the city where the outbreak was first identified – had recorded its sixth straight day with no new infections.…

Bannerlord Rides Coronavirus Lockdown to Dazzling Success

TaleWorlds Entertainment’s Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord launched on Steam Early Access today. There are already over 165,000 people playing on Steam, while more than 225,000 streamed the game concurrently on Twitch. Lockdown measures and the broader impact of the coronavirus pandemic likely had an impact on player numbers. After eight years of development that TaleWorlds Entertainment described as “blood, sweat, and tears,” Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord launched today on Steam Early Access. That’s a day ahead of schedule, with TaleWorlds citing a “pretty ideal time to release a…

Japanese Scientists Find New Coronavirus Transmission Route in Breakthrough Study

Scientists in Japan discovered that micro particles could be causing coronavirus to spread much faster. Simple conversations in close proximity could spread the virus without coughs and sneezes. Solutions to better contain the virus will emerge as scientists break down how it spreads. Scientists in Japan have found a third transmission route for coronavirus in a breakthrough study. Some are hopeful that the new findings could significantly reduce the spread of the virus in the coming weeks. Mainstream news agency NHK reported: So far, we have considered 2 main routes…