Daily Byte: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Samsung jumps into the blockchain phone game, UNICEF backs blockchain startups, and State Farm looks to embrace blockchain. Plus, Calgary gets its own digital currency.

Crypto Downturn Thrusts Tether into Top 5 in Market Cap Rankings

Crypto Downturn Thrusts Tether into Top 5 in Market Cap RankingsTether (USDT) has recently found itself among the top five cryptocurrency assets by market cap – despite its own declining capitalization – due in part to the dramatic demise of other top currencies such as Bitcoin Cash and EOS. That’s particularly notable since Tether has

Bitcoin Nothing More Than a ‘Lottery Ticket’: Harvard Economist

Bitcoin Nothing More Than a ‘Lottery Ticket’: Harvard EconomistFormer IMF Chief Economist and current Harvard University Professor of Economics and Public Policy Kenneth Rogoff believes that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies currently amount to little more than “lottery tickets” at this moment in time. Writing in the Guardian on Monday, Rogoff stated that while some believe

VIDEO: Teens injured falling from border fence

Authorities say two teens were hurt after falling down the border fence near Yuma on Friday.Video from US Customs and Border Protection shows a 14-year-old girl fall while trying to drop down on the U.S. side of the fence near the San Luis port of entry. The girl, who was traveling with her mother, suffered