Prize in a new game on Steam will be one bitcoin

Motherboard reports that on the online service of computer games Steam appeared a new puzzle game from the developers of Gem Rose Collective called Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma («Montecrypto: riddle of bitcoin»).

The game will be launched on February 20. It is a set of 24 puzzles that the player must unravel by moving around the maze. The reward for the solution is bitcoin.

Players can solve puzzles on their own or together with other users. Participants are allowed to leave hints for others or confuse them with false clues that lead to a dead end. In the end, only one lucky person can win bitcoin.

The game costs $ 1.99, and the price of one bitcoin is now slightly more than $ 9,800, so the luckiest and savvy user is shining a solid jackpot.

In the Frequently Asked Questions section of the game, Motherboard journalists found a link to the GitHub page with btcrecover, the password for the bitcoin-wallet and the recovery tool. The GitHub page explains that btcrecover is designed for cases where users know most of their passwords, but need help in trying to work out different possible combinations.

The developers said they would disclose their identity when the winner presents the rights to bitcoin. While they limited themselves to the following:

We are a group of game developers, the authors of this insane game concept. Being big fans of games in the genre of «treasure hunting», we drew inspiration from such a puzzle game as Sur la trace de la chouette d’or, in which, in 1993, somewhere in the territory France was hidden statue of a golden owl. At the same time, a set of textual riddles was published. Until now, no one has been able to solve them and get a statue of gold, silver and diamonds weighing 15 kg.

The book of puzzles «In search of the golden owl,» which no one has ever managed to «pass through», even became a reason for the trials.

Motherboard journalists turned to Steam with the question of whether or not players will be able to receive a reward. Judging by what is written in the rules of registration, it is possible.

In addition, journalists asked the developers why they prefer to remain anonymous, but the answer has not yet followed.

11 companies from the list of Fintech 50 from Forbes are closely connected with the blocking and crypto-currencies

February 13 Forbes for the third time presented a list of Fintech 50, which includes the 50 largest companies in the field of financial technology in 2018. It is noteworthy that 11 of the listed companies use blocking technology or work closely with the crypto-currency industry.

The founders of The Bitfury Group, Coinbase and Ripple, the three companies that entered Fintech 50, were also on the Forbes list, entitled «The richest people in the crypto currency industry», published last week.

Forbes also presented a separate article that analyzes the impact of blocking and crypto-currency companies that are on the Fintech 50 list.

Forbes writes that these companies, which «we do not notice» because of the endless media coverage of the price volatility of digital currencies, «build an infrastructure that supports both open crypto currency markets and initiatives that can significantly change how financial transactions are executed and recorded «.

The same article Forbes identifies nine companies as «the future of blocking and crypto-currency.» Five of them this year for the first time were in the rating. For each of the nine companies, brief information is provided on its activities, founders, funding and on whom it «threatens».

For example, Blockchain is represented as «the most popular crypto-currency purse in the world», which represents a serious competition for Coinbase and Xapo. Chain, which offers office technology for blocking and software for balances in the registries of fi nite companies and e-commerce enterprises, appears as a threat to «inefficient storage of records in the financial sphere.»

Veem and Robinhood also included a list of Fintech 50, but Forbes does not mention their connection with the blocking and crypto-currencies. Veem is a system for sending and receiving payments for businesses using blocking technology, and Robinhood is a stock trading application that recently announced the launch of Bitcoin and Ether (ETH) trading.

Tim Draper: «I lost 40,000 bitcoins»

In 1985, Tim Draper founded DFJ — now one of the most famous venture companies in the San Francisco Bay, which at one time invested in Skype, Tesla and Twitter. At the same time, Draper is not among the traditional venture capitalists: unlike most «colleagues», he is a big fan of bitcoin and blockade.

Draper became interested in digital currencies back in 2002, when he met a man from South Korea who wanted to buy his son a virtual sword for his birthday. Draper remembers:

Everyone in South Korea played this virtual game. He was going to pay real money to buy virtual currency, and then buy a few pixels on the screen in the form of a sword. Then I began to think that with virtual currencies something can turn out.

In an interview with Fortune, Draper discussed investing in bitcoin, the departure of Steve Jurvetson, and talked about missed projects, which he regrets most.

— Crypto-currencies and block cattle are on hearing today. As you know, you have made a number of investments in this area. In 2014, you bought 30,000 bitcoins from the US government — these coins were seized after the closure of the Darkkarket Silk Road. Why did you do this?

«Long before buying the bitcoins left from Silk Road, I paid $ 250,000 for 40,000 bitcoins. These coins were on the Mt. Gox. Then Mt. Gox lost or stolen them, depending on how you look at it. When this happened, I just threw up my hands and thought what kind of nonsense this was. How is the largest (at that time) exchange can lose all the money — or still steal them? So I decided that it was over.

I was disappointed with the loss of 40,000 bitcoins, but when the Silk Road auction began, I thought, «Maybe it’s a chance for me to take part in it again.» The people who participated in the auction thought they would get bitcoins, because there were a lot of bitcoins, but I offered the price much higher than the market price and got them all.

— In Davos, US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said that his number one goal is to prevent the use of crypto currency in illegal activities. What do you think about this statement?

— It is interesting that the US Marshals Service is much easier to catch the criminals who use the block, in comparison with those who use cash, because the block is the ideal registry. They will not be caught on the very theft, but they will be caught when they try to spend money. Blocks get a mark when something illegal happens to them. Criminals may not know anything about this, but as soon as traffic is noticed in the detachment, they will be caught.

I really think that bitcoin is safer for all of us and is protected from criminals who are used to using dollars. I know what people thought two or three years ago: they were troubled by the nasty atmosphere around bitcoin, but now we think that in reality it’s easier to catch criminals in a detached unit compared to those who use dollars.

— You were one of the first Americans to become e-residents of Estonia. Do you consider the possibility of obtaining citizenship over time?

«I think that geographic boundaries are eroding, we can already freely move around the world, and people from many other countries too. We can choose the country, state and city, which will suit us.

Estonia was the first, but other countries now also create electronic governments that take on many of the functions of traditional governments. Many things can be done virtually: storing data about citizens, redistributing income, health insurance, social security and well-being … Much of this can be done on the blockbuster. And all this challenges our ideas about what a government is.

As Estonia starts to provide more such services, they can capture an increasing and larger share of the global market. Think about it! If Estonia starts to offer a better health insurance plan than the US, we simply say: «Oh, why do not we use it?» Or, for example, a more effective way to ensure the well-being of citizens …

Control brings poverty, while freedom brings prosperity and wealth. We are in a very good position, because we have a democracy and we are adopting new ways of thinking. We are more inclined to adopt new technologies, introducing them and transforming the work of the government. I think that the US is well prepared for this.

As an investor for the next 10 years, I will keep track of what is being done for the government on the detachment and what is useful is done for bitcoin. This is the beginning of something more: in my whole life I have not seen anything like it.

— Are there any investments that you have not made and still regret it?

— I discussed investing in Google. I was sitting with Sergey Brin on a plane, and he explained in detail to me the idea, from which I was just delighted. But the partners said that in our portfolio there are already six search engines and in others there is no sense. I said, «I really like these guys, and the name is pretty,» but that was not enough.

We also missed Facebook. My daughter was a big fan of Facebook, and I knew that it was something special, but after making a number of bets, we quit the game, because our bets were not high enough. They started with an estimate of $ 20 million and rose to $ 115 million — that’s when we jumped off. Then we lost, and it was a complete bummer.

And then for other reasons we missed Airbnb and Uber. So yes, I missed everything.

— Ilon Max appears on the news daily. You know him well. Is there something that most people do not know about him?

— I think that his management style is really unique. He shares with people a science-fiction vision. He says: «We’re going to Mars.» And he is ready to accept all criticism from people who think he is crazy. But then, going to Mars, he will take all the best engineers in the world and invite them to work for him.

I want all entrepreneurs to think so — they took the first step and were not afraid to say «we will cure cancer,» «we fly to Mars» or «we will change the government.» I want them to do this, then their missions will attract people’s attention.

— DFJ went through difficult months (partner Steve Jurvetson was dismissed, and after that, accusations were made against a DFJ in a sex party at one of the events). There are different versions, and I would like to hear from you about what is happening.

«As for me, I started managing Draper Associates and spend most of my time in San Mateo.» I’m still one of the leaders of DFJ, so what’s going on affects me, too, because I’m running the company. But the money I manage is now in Draper Associates.

Yurvetson was a wonderful partner and just a good guy, he worked with us for so many years. It was an honor for me to work with him, and the DFJ partners cope with the information tsunami as well as possible in the current situation.

— But you were co-founders. How do you personally and the company cope after his departure?

— Over the years, we are used to the turmoil that occurs when investing in the most advanced things in a very volatile financial world. Difficulties are inevitable. This is a great race, and it continues.

How the company Kodak got involved in a dubious game with crypto currency

In the distant past Eastman Kodak was an advanced technology company. She hired the most highly qualified engineers of her time and put on the release of patents and the development of new chemical processes. As a result, she managed to create a global industry for the production of cameras and films. In the heyday of Kodak, 145,000 people worked for the company.

However, the era of digital photography has bypassed Kodak, and today we can talk only about the former glory of the company, whose headquarters is still open in Rochester in the state of New York. Many patents are sold, the buildings are leased or destroyed, and since the company filed for bankruptcy in 2012, it continues to go to the bottom.

Now the company, whose history is 130 years old, is trying to revive, however small the chances are. On the way to this goal, Kodak made a bet on crypto-currencies. This is a daring game that has inspired some investors, discouraged others and raised questions about how prudently Kodak chose business partners. Among them — photo agency paparazzi, a promoter — the owner of a penny stocks and a company offering a device called «magic machine making money.»

This month Kodak transferred the rights to its name to the digital currency of KodakCoin. It is advertised as «crypto currency, designed to help photographers and agencies improve their control over copyright on images.» In addition, Kodak received a license for a device for mining bitcoins. It is called Kodak KashMiner and is intended for the mining of Kodak’s proprietary crypto currency (but it is also promoted as bitcoin-miner).

Following the announcement of new projects, the price of Kodak shares increased by more than 200%, after which it practically did not go down. The new course of the company is partly due to the fact that the blockade plays the role of a magic talisman on the modern exchange market. Investors are trying to make money from the popularity of bitcoin or etherium, and many companies that have barely made ends meet have managed to dramatically change their destiny (at least for the time being) by simply adding the word «blocky» to the title or announcing the launch of a new crypto-currency venture project , not related to their previous activities. The most striking example of this kind is the Long Island Iced Tea, whose capitalization tripled in the evening after it changed the name of the brand to Long Blockchain.

Such adventurous steps attract the attention of regulators. Recently, the chairman of the SEC Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, said that the agency «is closely watching the published reports of open companies changing their business models in order to benefit from the promises of benefits that the distributed registry technology is supposed to bring.»

Kodak — the most famous company with a long history, entered into a crypto-currency game. This step caused a lot of criticism. Almost immediately, critics attacked the company’s plans, branding them with unscrupulous «wiring for money.»

However, the director of Kodak Jeff Clark believes that the company’s ideas are quite feasible. According to Clark, the technology of the blockade attracted his attention last summer. Then he realized that she was able to solve the eternal problems of photographers: the need to confirm the rights to images, track violators of copyright and receive payment.

Clark says:

The new currency is created not by any firm for the production of canine feed. It’s about solving the problem of managing the rights to digital products. Kodak has been working on this for many years.

If the company plans to be implemented, the photographers will be able to upload images to the KodakOne platform, create a license for each image, and find copyright infringers on the network. Instead of dollars, customers will be able to pay photographers coins KodakCoins.

It is expected that ICO KodakCoin, which was originally planned for Wednesday, January 31, will collect at least $ 20 million (on Tuesday evening, the KodakCoin website reported that the ICO is postponed for several weeks, as it is required to verify the credentials of potential investors). However, it is not clear what the collected funds will go to and why it is impossible to create a similar system without a blockage. There is a more pressing question: why should photographers want to receive payment in digital tokens, not cash?

Talking with the leaders of KodakCoin, I never received any intelligible answers. As for the white paper KodakCoin, it is a collection of loud phrases and foggy graphics, and not a detailed statement of the announced intentions.

Here it should be clarified: the management of digital copyright — a serious issue for photographers, and the blockade theoretically able to become an attractive solution. But the specific characteristics of KodakCoin give cause for concern.

First of all, despite the name, KodakCoin is not a project of Kodak. The new project is the company WENN Digital — located in California, a branch of the British photo agency, which specializes in licensing paparazzi photos. Under the terms of the license agreement, Kodak will not receive any direct profit from the ICO. The company will get a minority stake in WENN Digital, 3% of all issued KodakCoin coins and deductions from future profits.

Cameron Chell, chief consultant for the KodakCoin project, said that the original offer of coins was a «fateful moment» for Kodak and the new project should lead to a «renaissance» of the company. However, the reputation of Chell, the Canadian entrepreneur and the lecturer-motivator who once opened the public to Tony Robbins, is not flawless. In 1998, Chell, accused of violating the rules of the Canadian stock exchange Alberta Stock Exchange, agreed to a five-year ban on work on the exchange and paid a fine of $ 25,000. The head of the company, in which he worked before starting cooperation with Kodak, was accused of fraud , after which the company was closed with shame.

In response to questions about these episodes, Chell noted that he was «young, inexperienced and irresponsible», but «learned a lot since 1998 and is now trying to behave in a way that does not give rise to such hasty judgments.» The Kodak spokesman did not respond to a request to comment on Chell’s identity and did not say whether he knew about the above episodes.

In recent years, Chell began to submit himself as an expert on the blockade. KodakCoin, he calls his largest project to date. Chell is the chairman of Appcoin Innovations, which until last year was registered as the literary agency Redstone Literary Agents, and then turned into a consulting firm offering a «ready-to-use set of services for the development and implementation of blockade and crypto-currency technologies» (I quote the company’s documentation).

According to the SEC, Appcoin Innovations, which is engaged in OTC trading, whose shares are worth a penny, in 2015 and 2016 did not receive any profit. The company must receive 20% of all KodakCoin coins issued and some of the funds from the ICO (if it is successful, it could be millions).

Now consider the coins themselves. We can assume that this digital currency will be publicly available. However, due to regulatory requirements, «kokak-koiny» will only be available to accredited investors in the United States. An accredited investor is defined as a person whose net asset value is $ 1 million or more, or having an annual income in excess of $ 200,000. How many of your acquaintances are possessed by crypto-currency photographers millionaires? Even if photographers meet all the requirements for participants, there may be problems with the waste of «kokak-coins» and their transfer into cash. The SEC warned investors that it may be difficult for them to resell assets placed through a closed subscription and they will have to keep them «indefinitely».

According to the representative of KodakCoin, the company hopes that its tokens will eventually be in free sale, and in the future it will be able to release tokens of other types that are not subject to such restrictions. White paper KodakCoin reports that token owners can receive other benefits, such as part of KodakOne’s profits and access to a niche in the market, and then they can spend KodakCoin coins to buy cameras, studios and trips. However, there is no guarantee that all this materializes.

In addition, it seems that the experts on crypto-currencies are not too impressed with Kodak KashMiner — the device for bitcoin mining, which this year was advertised at the consumer electronics exhibition in Las Vegas. The device advert says that the two-year lease of this device, «performing complex mathematical calculations,» will cost users $ 3400. Half of the coins, wooed through Kashminer, will be returned to Spotlite, a company licensed to use the Kodak name, and users will receive the remainder.

While we have little imagination of how the work with KashMiner will look, however, renting an installation can be a waste of money. At an exhibition in Las Vegas, potential users of KashMiner were promised that in two years they will be able to earn on the mining of bitcoins using a $ 9000 device. However, experts say that this is an unrealistic estimate, because over time the process of mining will only become more complicated. In addition, according to them, KashMiner is just a renamed version of the popular device for mining bitcoins, which you can safely buy for an amount less than the cost of rent.

All this: the «pedigree» of KodakCoin, the currency itself and beautiful, but indistinct arguments about its potential — makes you think and points out the possibility that the declared task will prove inadequate for Kodak.

The original material Kevin Roose (Kevin Roose) published in the New York Times

George Soros: Blochein is able to help refugees, although the crypto-currencies are a typical bubble

The billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that he found a new tool for helping refugees: it’s about blocking technology. Fortune.com writes about this.

Answering the questions of the participants of the event, Soros said:

Technology blockade can find a positive application. Through it, migrants can communicate with their relatives, and also save money and carry them with them.

The billionaire did not explain how he was going to use the blockade for this purpose. Note that the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) last year issued a grant of $ 100,000 to the Center for Human Rights at Carnegie Mellon University. The Center, which monitors the observance of human rights, is studying the prospects for using blockade in its activities.

Theoretically, migrants moving from country to country can save savings in crypto-currencies instead of fiat money. However, Soros refused to recognize the value of crypto-currencies, saying that the main motive for their creation was «the desire to evade taxes.» In his opinion, crypto-currencies can potentially become an «instrument in the hands of dictators.»

Soros was objected to by other forum participants. Among them was the investor-patron and businessman Nawal Ravikant:

Bitcoin is a means of freeing mankind from the power of oligarchs and tyrants, camouflaged under a scheme of rapid enrichment.

Speaking at the Davos forum, 80-year-old George Soros said:

Crypto currency should not be called currency. This is a delusion and a typical bubble, based on, like any bubble, lies misunderstanding.

Soros explained that the currency implies the ability to be a stable means of preserving value, which bitcoin is completely devoid of. According to him, the «currency», whose price per day changes by 25%, can not be used to pay wages, for example, as the size of the salary per day may decrease by 25%.

The word «Bitcoin» can get in the dictionaries of the Russian language, together with the «HYPE»

As reported by the agency «Moscow», the Institute of Russian language. V.Vinogradova of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) admits that the new Russian dictionaries will include such words as «hip» and «bitcoin».

The position of the scientific community was commented on by the well-known philologist, leading researcher of the sector of theoretical semantics of the Institute Irina Levontina, the author of dictionaries, monographs and popular books about new trends in the Russian language. According to Levontina, these words still have little chance of being included in educational dictionaries, but they can be found on the pages of dictionaries of other categories:

If we talk, for example, about the educational dictionary of the Russian language with a dictionary of 5,000 words, then neither «hayp» nor «bitcoin» will obviously get there. If we have a dictionary of new words or a dictionary of foreign words, especially a large one, then the situation is different: it is very likely that we will see these words there. There is a great chance for these words to get into large (by 30,000 words or more) explanatory dictionaries of the Russian language, but the question is when it is worth doing: still do not wait a year or two, letting the word settle, it would be reckless. The dictionary does not only contain a reference to a word, but a range of its meanings and the usual contexts of use, and that they take time to form.

Levontina noticed that there is no official body in Russia dictating what words should be present in the dictionaries, and such a decision is solely the prerogative of the author’s collective.

It is worth noting that the words «bitcoin» and «hip» have long been firmly established in the language. They can be heard even from the lips of senior officials: for example, last summer, presidential aide Vladislav Surkov publicly used an expression such as «useful HYIP».

The closest in meaning to «haypu» Russian word is «hubbub». The expression «inflate the HYIP» is close in meaning to «raise a hubbub.» The word implies information or media noise, more often in a positive sense. We can say that «HYIP» is an admiration reaching a degree of hysterics. Other words close in meaning are the originally Russian «hype» and came from the French «hype».

It is noteworthy that the words «bitcoin» and «hip» took the second and third places respectively in the ranking of the ten main words of 2017, issued by the Center for Creative Development of the Russian Language. The word «crypto-currency» along with «toxic», «battles, doping», «fake», «visa-free» and «harassment / harassment» also fell into the top ten.

Bitcoin with ears: Japan has created the world’s first crypto-currency pop group

Japanese music bands AKB48 and Morning Musume — yesterday. The true sign of our time was the new pop group Kasotsuka Shojo, about which debut is the publication of the publication Quartz.

Team Kasotsuka Shojo (the title is translated as «Crypto-currency girls») was recently launched by the Japanese entertainment company Cinderella Academy, which produces several popular bands.

The appointment of a new musical project is to educate the public about crypto-currencies through songs. Each of the eight participants wears a bright mask with fluffy ears and presents a certain crypto currency: bitcoin, ether, Ripple, etc. It is not entirely clear what the relation of the mask and the dresses of the participants have to the blockade or crypto-currencies. But they correspond to the spirit of anime and cosplay.

The leader of the group eighteen-year-old Rara Naruse (she symbolizes bitcoin) appeared on the web with such a comment:

We want to use the entertainment genre to inform people that crypto-currencies are not only a tool of speculation, but also a wonderful technology that will determine the shape of the civilization of the future.

The official website of the group reported that the fee for tickets for the debut concert, which was held on Friday, January 12, in Tokyo, was taken exclusively in the crypto currency. The first song of the band called «I, the moon and crypto money» contains references to warnings that regulators have issued in recent weeks. This is a kind of mini-lecture on security in the crypto-currency area, telling how to counteract scammers.

Bitcoin is recognized in Japan as a legal currency. In the recent past, the share of the Land of the Rising Sun accounted for most of the volume of global bitcoin-trading. The Tokyo BitFlyer Exchange is one of the largest in the world. The analytical note issued recently by the Japanese financial holding Nomura informs that last year’s jump in the price of bitcoin will increase the growth of Japanese GDP by 0.3%.

This week, Warren Buffett addressed the public with another warning in the spirit of «bitcoin will end badly.» It is hoped that such a fate does not threaten the new Japanese pop group.

Bitcoin consumes 30 times more electricity than all Tesla cars in the world

The rapid growth in the price of bitcoin is accompanied by an increase in the amount of energy needed to produce this crypto currency. Mining bitcoins now burns more electricity than all electric vehicles in the world.

As reported by fortune.com, on January 10, experts of Morgan Stanley Bank published a report containing a comparative analysis of the energy needs of crypto-currencies and electric vehicles. According to him, in 2018 the energy requirements associated with bitcoin will grow threefold. For a year, this digital currency will consume more electricity than the entire population of Argentina.

Analysts of the bank predict that this year mining will require more than 125 billion kWh of electricity, that is, the volume that all electric vehicles in the world will reach only by 2025. Last year, bitcoin consumed 36 billion kWh, which is equal to the energy costs of Qatar.

In comparison, all Tesla electric vehicles in service (at the end of 2017, according to the manufacturer, their number was approximately 280,000) consumed less than 1.3 billion kWh per year. According to analysts of the Fortune magazine, each car has, on average, run a mileage of 15,000 miles, spending every 100 miles 30 kWh. Such data experts calculated, based on statistics on cars Tesla Model 3 and Model S, previously provided to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

This means that the extraction of bitcoins last year consumed 29 times more energy than the work of all Tesla cars.

The Internet user, acting under the name of Frank99, published similar calculations on the forum website of the company Tesla, accompanied them with an emotional comment:

It’s just crazy.

In 2016, the amount of energy consumed by all electric vehicles in the world was about 6 TWh.

The reason that mining consumes so much electricity is that the production of each new bitcoin requires solving a complex mathematical puzzle in the course of the cryptographic process carried out by powerful computers. The decision of puzzles is designed to verify bitcoin transactions in the digital registry — the blockbuster. It is believed that most other crypto-currencies require significantly less energy for mining.

According to Morgan Stanley analysts, the production of one bitcoin costs from $ 3,000 to $ 7,000, including energy and equipment costs. Nevertheless, as the bank experts write, «mining is a highly profitable occupation, and if the crypto-currencies keep their popularity, we can expect the growth of global energy consumption for the purposes of mining.»

However, analysts of the bank failed to find out how the price of bitcoins and the cost of electricity are correlated, suggesting that investors buying bitcoins are not interested in the issue of the exact price of coin production. It also follows that, although the crypto currency is surprisingly volatile and sensitive even to the most insignificant news, the price of bitcoin is unlikely to be seriously affected by fluctuations in electricity tariffs. At least, according to experts, this can not be expected in the near future.

At the same time, experts told energy companies how they can raise the value of their assets using crypto currency:

Perhaps they should start accepting payments in bitcoins.

Fast food in Canadian style: chicken and potatoes from KFC for bitcoins

The fast food chain KFC, which is second only to McDonald’s in terms of sales, started selling a new specialty in Canada for bitcoins: a bucket with fried chicken, French fries and other ingredients. It is called — bitcoin bucket. Beginning is experimental and at the same time comic character.

The bitcoin bucket has its own Facebook page, where you can track its price, which is about 20 Canadian dollars and fluctuates along with the bitcoin course.

Just go to the Canadian diner KFC and pay off the crypto currency at the checkout can not. The company takes bitcoins via BitPay on a special page in the network. The bucket is promised to be delivered directly to the customer’s address, for which you need to pay an additional five dollars.

KFC Canada is joking on Twitter:

If Satoshi reveals his identity, our buckler is due to him.
Apparently, the mysterious creator of the bitcoin was left without a treat: at the time of writing this material, the inscription «sold out» hung on the page «bitcoin-bucket».

A tweet of the Canadian branch of KFC also suggested that the company would later accept other crypto-currencies as well.

Note that the initiative of Canadian fast food did not affect the value of Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, so it’s not worth asserting that any mention of bitcoin, crypto or lock-up leads to immediate growth of stocks and, as a result, market capitalization.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission laughed at the crypto currency mania

Less than three weeks have passed since the shares of Long Island Iced Tea Corp. grew by as much as 289% after the company was renamed into Long Blockchain Corp., as the agency responsible for implementing US securities laws decided to take its example to armament. On Monday, January 8, Fort Worth, the Texas branch of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), made a tweet on the creative idea:

We think, whether to add to our name the word «block». There is a suspicion that this will increase the number of subscribers by 70,000%.
Since financial regulators have begun to release thematic jokes, it remains only to state: the crypto-currency mania is in full swing. Perhaps, investors can add such jokes to the list of signals that indicate the state of the market.

It is worth noting that the ratio of regulators to digital assets is not always so good-natured. Last year, the SEC collapsed on some crypto-exchange exchanges, and China and South Korea tightened their nuts for traders and miners.

As a result of these measures, the positions of bitcoin, etherium and lightcoin have weakened this week.