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Motorcycle officer in Pence motorcade seriously injured in crash
Want to know what people are really spending? Check their credit cards
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well thats a bit much
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Jun 16, 1917 - Saturday Evening Post #100yearsago
Dems add climate change, Russian sanctions amendments to defense bill to pressure Trump
The privatization of the subway is the solution New Yorkers need by @mises
The country that’s adopting electric vehicles faster than anywhere else
The Left Is Trying to Rewrite American History. We Must Stop Them.
UAE sees parting of ways if Qatar does not accept Arab demands
GOP lawmaker calls for special counsel Mueller to recuse himself from Russia investigation
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Trump’s job promises crash into reality as auto industry lays off thousands:
Heres a pretty major sign the fallout from Brexit hasn’t arrived yet
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Heres EU on this World Value Survey. Its wrong though. No way Estonia is that far away from Finland/Sweden
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Trump considers leaving Mideast peace talks he once said wont be so difficult: report
Theres no proof that eating your placenta has any health benefits:
FX Daily, June 21: Heavy Oil Weighs on Yields and Lifts Yen #FXTrends
Trump slams wind and solar but red states are embracing them
Ex-Obama official: Trump has done nothing to prevent another Russian election hack
Another tragedy strikes Afghanistan with no coherent U.S. policy in sight
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Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries
Dems to leadership: Our voters dont care about Russia investigation
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Whatever your position on #globalwarming and #climatechange, these statements are different.
33 mins to go....
Toys or dangerous weapons? Toothpick crossbow craze has Chinese parents quivering
Its important in todays difficult times to remember these words of wisdom.
.@EdStringham on Radically Rethinking Police | #MisesWeekends w/ @JeffDeist
Democracy Dies In Rompers.
Suspect indicted for murder in the death of Massachusetts jogger Vanessa Marcotte
This Circuit Court ruling is a huge win for #ReligiousFreedom on same sex marriage.
New York Times publishes list of every outright lie by Trump since inauguration
Paul Barbera photographs the studios of Tadao Ando, Kenya Hara and more:
A study says youll be happier throwing away your bucket list than chasing it
Defiant Barclays digs in for US battle
Defunding Planned Parenthood would only cause harm to low-income women
Italian government decree for Veneto banks delayed to Sunday: source
Iran foils plot to bomb religious centres
Can think of better uses for FX reserves right now.
This is why I pretty much stopped caring after Ok Computer.
Trump details how he’s profiting off the presidency
Half of your budget should go toward Essentials, like housing and food. Learn more:
What is behind the campaign against Al Jazeera?
Soviet soldiers lowering German flags during the Victory Day Parade, Moscow, Russia, 24 June 1945.
Don’t miss the emerging #techconference of the year. Register for #emtechmit TODAY!
Conservative Protestants could be facing a sexual abuse scandal on a historic scale.
CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump, report says
US residents: enter to WIN a trip to #Kenya w/ @MagicalKenya and @Gate1travel:
Is orgasmic meditation a spiritual rediscovery of sex, or just a fad? Last week’s most read:
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Trump, Pence to attend Mnuchins wedding after Cabinet member spoiled surprise
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Corbyn headlines the main stage at Glastonbury
#NewZealandvsPortugal - #FIFA #ConfederationsCup2017 #Russia #CristianoRonaldo #Pepe #RicardoQuaresma #AA
UK might give guns to more police officers
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Palestinians furious after ‘tense’ meeting with Jared Kushner: report
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Threat of Justice Kennedy retirement leaves Washington on edge
Egypts Sisi hands control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
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The new design concept from @Airbus is a helicopter with wings.
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Bitcoin Soars Above $1950 (Despite Losing Crypto Dominance)
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Despite Bitcoin dropping below 50% of total cryptocurrency market cap for the first time, the dominant virtual currency has continued to soar this week, breaking above $1950 this morning (as the dollar drifts lower).

Bitcoin is now up 110% against the dollar in 2017...

 

And this comes as Bitcoin loses its dominance. As the first of its kind to emerge, bitcoin has become synonymous with “cryptocurrency”. But lately it’s been joined by a lot of others – which together now account for more than half of the cryptocurrency ecosystem:

For First Time, Bitcoin Accounts for Less Than Half Of Market Cap Of All Cryptocurrencies

(Forbes) – For the first time, Bitcoin’s market capitalization as a percentage of all cryptocurrencies has dropped to below 50%.

 

It is a symbolic turning point for the first cryptocurrency, which for a long time accounted for more than 90% of the value of all blockchain-based assets combined, particularly through a period when so-called alt-coins that were only minor tweaks to bitcoin proliferated.

 

Its market capitalization then comprised over 80% of all cryptocurrencies for years, a range that held true until two months ago when it dipped below 80% and not only did not recover but did a quick dive straight down.

 

 

 

Several factors are driving the drop from its status as the clear leader.

 

1. Bitcoin’s development is stalled.

A more than two-year-long saga has left progress on its network stymied. With the various factions unable to compromise and no clear method for moving beyond the impasse, the network has been stuck staring down the same question of how to expand the network to accommodate more transactions that it first faced in early 2015. Meanwhile, as no decisions get made, transaction fees have risen from about 11 cents a year ago to $1.70 now, and the time to confirm a transaction has nearly doubled to almost 20 minutes. Because the community has been unable to resolve its divisions, some of the technological advances people were excited to see on bitcoin will be adopted on other tokens, such as Litecoin, which could emerge as the payment token, while bitcoin evolves more into a digital gold, because its software will only ever release 21 million units.

 

2. Ethereum continues to grow.

Ethereum has, for a while, been the cryptocurrency with the second-largest market cap, but in recent months, its greater rise has further has eroded bitcoin’s dominance. While throughout 2016, its share of the market cap of all cryptocurrencies was in the single digits, it has, in the last couple months, inched closer to 20% as its price has risen from $8 in early January toward $100 in recent days.

 

3. New ICOs add value to the crypto space every day.

Third, a wave of new cryptocurrency launches in crowdsales called initial coin offerings has so far raised $380 million for new networks that have functions beyond just currency. For instance, a few new storage coins aim to facilitate payments between computers needing more storage space and computers with excess drive space to offer in networks like Filecoin, Sia and Storj. Meanwhile, Golem Network Tokens are used for payments between computers that need extra computing power to, say, train a machine-learning algorithm, and computers that have spare GPU and CPU cycles to offer while its owner sleeps. So many new tokens with uses different from bitcoin’s are bound enlarge the pie, but still narrow its dominance.

 

4. Speculation is driving up the value of all tokens.

Because the ICOs are proving to be such an easy way to crowd fund, they are also being used just as that — as an easy way to raise money — for projects for which tokens don’t even particularly make sense, as well as scams. Speculation is also running rampant as investors who don’t understand the technology or what makes a token valuable snatch up both promising as well as poorly conceived tokens. One project that raised eyebrows recently was a crowdsale of Gnosis tokens, which, because of the way the ICO was designed, left Gnosis, which is only in beta and doesn’t yet have a product to offer consumers, with a valuation of $300 million right after its ICO. Now, speculative trading has now multiplied its valuation to $1.2 billion.

 

5. Ripple is seeing a big spike.

While the other trends have been driving bitcoin’s share of all cryptocurrency market caps down broadly, what appears to have finally tipped bitcoin below the 50% mark is the 24% surge of XRP, the token of the Ripple network, in the last 24 hours. Since Chinese regulators began enforcing basic know-your-customer, anti-money-laundering procedures earlier this year, Japan has overtaken China as the country with the highest crypto trading volume. XRP is popular in Japan, and one writer surmises it is because of the work Ripple does in Japan, such as through its joint venture, SBI Ripple Asia, with SBI Holdings.

 

7. Tezos is about to launch.

Okay, so this last one might not have pushed bitcoin below the 50% threshold, but it is likely to help keep it below that threshold. Tezos may be one of the most anticipated ICOs, about to launch in June and stay open for two weeks. The code is written in OCaml, a language that has the ability to formally verify smart contracts to ensure that they execute as the creators intended them to. Tezos is also generating excitement because the software has, built into it, a mechanism for resolving issues such as the scaling debate in bitcoin. Therefore, even if bitcoin exceeds 50% market share for now, it will likely again fall under that threshold once the Tezos ICO begins.