No Bitcoin ETF Before Important Changes to BTC Markets: SEC Chairman

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has claimed that bitcoin exchanges lack sufficient transparency and monitoring for the market to see approved Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). According to CNBC, at the Consensus Invest Conference in New York City recently, Clayton said: What investors expect is that trading in the commodity that underlies that ETF makes sense

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HBUS Launches Crypto Billboard Campaign Mocking Coinbase And Wall Street

The newer HBUS cryptocurrency exchange has taken its message to the streets with a new billboard campaign. According to a blog post by the exchange themselves, they are the first in the nation to do this, and we find nothing to the contrary. However, there have been other Bitcoin-related billboard campaigns, like the one Genesis

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500-Year Old Swiss University Makes Vitalik Buterin an Honorary Doctor

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Switzerland’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Basel. According to the university’s Faculty of Business and Economics, which awarded Buterin the honorary doctorate, the award is ‘in recognition of his contribution to promoting decentralization and equal rights of participation in

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Bitcoin Price Nearing ‘Capitulation Moment’: IG Market Analyst

Bitcoin is not far from a critical loss of investor confidence that will lead to the market hemorrhaging vast amounts of value as nervous investors dump their holdings. This is the opinion of Chris Beauchamp, an analyst at the online trading platform IG. Speaking to the Financial Times, Beauchamp stated that the crypto market leader is

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Mainstream Media Coverage of Bitcoin Goes up as Price Falls: Survey

Research suggests that when it comes to covering bitcoin, bad news sells. According to a study conducted by blockchain firm Clovr, the coverage of bitcoin by the mainstream media peaked at the time when the cryptocurrency fell from its all-time high at the beginning of this year. While coverage of bitcoin by the mainstream media

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Intel Gains Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining Design

Intel has been awarded patent #10,142,098 , which pertains to a system they’ve designed which improves the energy efficiency of Bitcoin miners. While it takes a hardware engineer to fully understand what’s going on in their patent, relevant to the discussion is the following quote: […] certain portions of the input message, state data, and

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From Gear Shifts to A-Lists: Los Angeles Auto Show a Star-Studded Affair

As the home of classic films and Hollywood blockbusters made possible by cutting-edge technology, Los Angeles has always been buzzing with excitement. And this year’s 111th running of the Los Angeles Auto Show fits right in. During the show preview this week, automakers unveiled sleek redesigns of iconic models, as well as innovative concepts coming Read article >

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From Gear Shifts to A-Lists: Los Angeles Auto Show a Star-Studded Affair

As the home of classic films and Hollywood blockbusters made possible by cutting-edge technology, Los Angeles has always been buzzing with excitement. And this year’s 111th running of the Los Angeles Auto Show fits right in.

During the show preview this week, automakers unveiled sleek redesigns of iconic models, as well as innovative concepts coming in the next few years and beyond. Huge crowds of industry-watchers and journalists flocked to the reveals.

Powered by the high-performance, energy-efficient compute of NVIDIA, these new vehicles mark the latest and greatest in automotive technology.

From sports cars to utility vehicles to no cars at all, the show’s exhibits combine breathtaking design with cutting-edge technology. And with NVIDIA tech inside, these models are equipped for an autonomous future with industry-leading graphics, compute and safety.

Beautiful Displays in the Land of the Silver Screen

For decades, the Porsche 911 Carrera has reigned as the megastar of sports cars. This week, Porsche showcased the eighth generation of this iconic model, a powerful combination of a classic sporty exterior with an interior fit for a high-tech driver.

The latest Porsche 911 Carrera boasts a 10.9-inch touchscreen and digital cockpit, powered by NVIDIA.

For the next model in its recently introduced all-electric e-tron lineup, Audi has envisioned performance for the electrified age. The Audi e-tron GT concept — revealed at an event featuring “Iron Man” actor Robert Downey Jr. and anticipated for production in 2020 — merges next-generation design and propulsion with the power and dimensions of a classic Gran Turismo.

And the power isn’t just in the electrified powertrain. Running on NVIDIA, the e-tron GT features the crisp displays of the Audi MMI infotainment system found in its newly introduced sibling, the Audi e-tron SUV. The e-tron GT will make its own big screen debut this summer, with the premiere of “Avengers 4.”

Sports cars weren’t the only vehicles to get the interior star treatment. At the Mercedes-Benz stand, the all-new Sprinter van, A-Class sedan and GLE crossover featured the high-tech Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system.

MBUX is a fresh take on the cockpit experience, using rich, real-time 3D graphics and AI powered by NVIDIA. The redesigned Mercedes Sprinter van will mark the debut of the trailblazing system in the U.S. market when it hits dealerships at the end of this year.

Back to the Automotive Future

Making a show-stopping statement this year, our partner Volvo Cars didn’t feature any cars on their stand. Rather, the automaker displayed the many ways it’s working toward developing services and technology for an autonomous future.

From flexible ownership models like the Care by Volvo subscription service, to entirely new vehicle concepts like the 360c, Volvo is looking at the next decades in automotive from an entirely different angle.

“Our industry is changing. Rather than just building and selling cars, we will really provide our customers with the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars.

At the visionary stand, Volvo featured a virtual reality demonstration of the variety of ways vehicles can be transformed when they no longer need a human driver — from an office, to a living room, to a hotel on wheels. For the near-term, Volvo recently announced it will produce Level 2+ automated vehicles running on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier to begin this transition with enhanced driver assistance systems.

By partnering with NVIDIA on these new technologies, Volvo ensures they’ll maintain the same commitment to safety the company has embodied in the past, while incorporating innovations like AI and autonomy for the future.

Open to the public today and running through Dec. 9, this year’s L.A. auto show is an exciting preview of the industry-leading designs and technologies NVIDIA is developing with our automotive partners.

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Coinbase ‘Pump’ Fails to Boost Zcash in 17% Drop from Daily Peak

On November 30, Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, was integrated into Coinbase Pro, a U.S.-based regulated digital asset exchange operated by Coinbase. The exchange told investors that throughout the foreseeable future, withdrawals of Zcash shielded transactions, private or anonymous transactions on the Zcash network, will not be supported. Coinbase said: “Initially, we will support deposits

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