Daily Byte: Friday, December 7, 2018

Atlanta declines ransom request, Congress takes on crypto … again, Mastercard exploring transaction anonymity, and Facebook toothless against ad scams.

As Expected, SEC Delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision Until February 27

As Expected, SEC Delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision Until February 27The Securities and Exchange Commission delayed making a decision on VanEck’s bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) application until February 27, 2019. The postponement was largely expected, as 2018 draws to a close amid the ongoing crypto bear market. “The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a

Newsflash: Battered Bitcoin Price Sets New Yearly Low at $3,310

Newsflash: Battered Bitcoin Price Sets New Yearly Low at $3,310So much for that early week recovery. The bitcoin price touched a fresh yearly low on Friday morning, driving the crypto market even further into the red as financial markets across the board continued their recent downtrend. Bitcoin had entered the day on shaky footing, with

ADOT making moves on I-10 near Eloy

On Thursday, the Arizona Department of Transportation moved westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Eloy to new lanes.In a press release, ADOT wrote, “The new westbound lanes run east of the current alignment starting near milepost 213 and reconnect with the existing lanes of I-10 near milepost 209.”The eastbound lanes remain in place for now,

Protesters rail against PHX police funding

Rowdy is not how you’d likely describe a typical city council meeting, but Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting included shouting, name calling, and accusations of domestic terrorism.  The controversy was over an agenda item to approve $750,000 in funding to purchase guns and for parts to fix guns for city officers. “It’s to outfit our new

PD: One dead after Surprise bar shooting

Surprise police are investigating a deadly shooting at a Surprise sports grill.The incident happened late Wednesday night at Tailgaters Sports Grill near Bell and Reems roads. Video from the scene showed multiple police vehicles and crime scene tape around the restaurant into the early hours of Thursday morning.Police say 28-year-old Troy Paille of Surprise shot another