Monthly Archives: December 2017

First Real Bitcoin Lightning Network Payment Completed via Bitrefill

Technology Considering the persistent issues with the system at the moment, fast and cheap bitcoin (BTC) transactions might sound like a distant dream, but its realization might be just around the corner. The first transaction using real bitcoin to make a payment on the lighting network has recently been completed (more…)

Drone photography diehards pick their favorite shots of 2017

Drones have allowed photographers to explore perspectives previously only available to those with access to airplanes and helicopters. Their relative ease of use and increasingly cheaper costs have revolutionized photography for professionals and amateurs alike. Drone photo-sharing site Dronestagram has released their favorite images of the year, selected by the site’s moderators. (more…)

2017: The Year Crypto Became a New Asset Class

Hunter Horsley is the co-founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, a cryptocurrency specialist asset manager which launched the first cryptocurrency index fund earlier this year.  The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. 2017 has been a watershed year for crypto assets. The combined market cap rocketed from $15 (more…)

$1 Million Bitcoin Ransom Reportedly Paid for Kidnapped EXMO Executive

Advertisement Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on for just $39 per month. On December 26, 40-year-old IT specialist and bitcoin exchange executive Pavel Lerner was kidnapped in Kiev, Ukraine. He was reportedly forced into a Mercedes-Benz Vito by unknown assailants wearing dark clothes and balaclavas. Lerner, a leading analyst at cryptocurrency exchange (more…)

Bitcoin Headed ‘Below $5k,’ Is ‘One Of Silliest Things’ – Dennis Gartman To CNBC

Gartman Letter creator and former trader Dennis Gartman has said Bitcoin will trade “below $5,000” and that it is “one of the silliest things in a long time.” In two appearances on newly Bitcoin-bearish TV network CNBC, Gartman stressed the implausibility of the virtual currency and said he would have no contact (more…)

3 Are Victims Of Same Bike Thief Who Impersonates Hospital Employee

By Joel Hillan DENVER — A man says he had his bike stolen on Wednesday. Not from a garage or a bike rack, but from a hospital. When he posted about it on Facebook, he quickly realized he wasn’t the only one duped. In fact, he was one of three separate victims, all with (more…)

South Dakota Bounces DU Men In League Opener 81-72

VERMILLION, S. Dakota (CBS4) — The University of Denver men’s basketball team dropped its Summit League opener Saturday afternoon to the South Dakota Coyotes. DU led 17-16 in the first half but fell behind by 12 at halftime and never recovered. The Pioneers cut the Coyote’s lead to nine when Daniel Amigo’s offensive rebound (more…)

Firefighter, 1 Other Seriously Injured When Fire Truck Collides With Pickup

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) — Six people were taken to hospitals following a crash between a South Metro Fire Rescue engine and a Ford pickup pulling a flatbed trailer. One firefighter was seriously injured, as was one occupant of the other truck. (credit: Twitter/South Metro Fire Rescue) Tweets from South Metro Fire showed the two (more…)