Trump conquered Ohio. Now his followers want the governorship.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — GOP governors across the country are staring down a wave of Trump-inspired primary challengers. Former Rep. Jim Renacci hopes to be a success story for them in Ohio. The former congressman is challenging Gov. Mike DeWine, a mainstay of Ohio Republican politics for decades who is seeking reelection to a second term in November, more than 30 years after his first run for statewide office. Renacci is pouring his own money into the race against the incumbent, trying to push DeWine out in favor of a candidate…

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Virginia’s education wars emerge in Florida governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida is learning the political lessons of Virginia. Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist, fearing the new culture wars over education could strain his bid for Florida governor, is appealing directly to parents over an issue that has rattled Democrats across the county. “Parents for Crist,” a group he unveiled last week, will shape his campaign in coming months. The group will be an “organizing force for our campaign in our mission to protect education,” said Crist, a former Republican governor in Florida, as he announced the approach. Crist’s…

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The filibuster’s archnemesis

Republicans may capitalize first on Democrats’ plan to weaken the filibuster. That’s OK with Jeff Merkley. “Yes!” the Oregon progressive says when asked if he’d back a future GOP effort to chip further at the 60-vote threshold that’s become a totem of the Senate. “The test of whether this is fair is whether you will support it when you’re in the minority. Put those shoes on. How would you feel?” It’s not typical for a Democrat to insist he’d feel quite comfortable if the GOP adopts what his party fell…

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Cisneros lassos new momentum in battle with bruised Cuellar

The bitter rematch between Rep. Henry Cuellar and his former-intern-turned-progressive-challenger was riveting South Texas even before the March 1 Democratic primary. Then came an FBI raid of the congressman’s home. While Cuellar hasn’t been charged with a crime, law enforcement officials’ extraordinary move on the congressman’s home and campaign headquarters 26 days before early voting begins has upended the race. The raid is directing a groundswell of money, momentum and powerful endorsements to Democratic rival Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old attorney who lost to Cuellar by less than 3,000 votes two…

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Oman Invites Bids From Firms Interested in Creating Regulatory Framework for Virtual Assets

Authorities in the Middle Eastern state of Oman have asked specialized companies, interested in helping the country set up a regulatory framework for virtual assets, to submit their proposals. Interested companies need to submit their proposals no later than March 23, 2022. Process Divided Into Two Phases The Oman financial regulator, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), recently invited companies interested in helping it set up a regulatory framework for virtual assets to participate in a tender process. According to a report by Unlock Media, this process of creating the regulatory…

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Report: Google Launches Blockchain Division

The software behemoth Google has reportedly started a new blockchain-based division inside its Labs group. The division will also deal with other distributed computing and data storage technologies. While the company has been wary of associating with any form of cryptocurrency, Bill Ready, Google’s president of commerce, stated on January 19 they were paying a lot of attention to the area. Google Goes Blockchain Google, one of the biggest software companies in the world, is reportedly launching a new blockchain division as part of its Labs group. The blockchain division…

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LBank Exchange Will List ADENE (ADEN) on January 27, 2022

PRESS RELEASE. INTERNET CITY, DUBAI, Jan. 25 2022 – LBank Exchange, a global digital asset trading platform, will list ADENE (ADEN) on January 27, 2022. For all users of LBank Exchange, the ADEN/USDT trading pair will be officially available for trading at 18:00 (UTC+8) on January 27, 2022. The gambling industry has become an empire that is owned by some powerful bodies (centralized casino system) who are solely making profits only for themselves. As the first fully decentralized game system of the 4th generation, ADENE (ADEN) is here to disrupt…

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Myanmar Military Government Proposes to Jail Digital Currency and VPN Users

Myanmar’s military-ruled government is proposing to enact laws that will see users of virtual private networks (VPN) and digital currencies being jailed for up to three years. In addition, offenders will be made to pay fines of up to $2,800. Draft Bill Open for Comments Myanmar’s military-ruled government is proposing to enact a law that outlaws the use of virtual private networks (VPN) and digital currencies in that country. Once enacted, violators of the new law not only face jail time but will be made to pay a fine. According…

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Goldman Sachs Sees the Metaverse as $8 Trillion Opportunity

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion opportunity. Several others have similarly predicted that the metaverse is a multitrillion-dollar market. Goldman Sachs Says the Metaverse Could Be an $8 Trillion Opportunity Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion opportunity. Goldman Sachs’ analyst Eric Sheridan explained the bank’s metaverse prediction in a recent “Exchanges at Goldman Sachs” episode, titled “Understanding the metaverse and web 3.0.” He was asked about the evolution of the metaverse ahead…

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U.S. puts 8,500 troops on alert as Russia tensions ramp up

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed roughly 8,500 U.S. military personnel on heightened alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced Monday. The move comes as NATO weighs a possible activation of its response force to beat back a Russian invasion of Ukraine, which the West fears is imminent. Austin “has placed a range of units in the U.S. on a heightened preparedness to deploy, which increases our readiness to provide forces if NATO should activate the [NATO Response Force] or if other situations develop,” Pentagon spokesperson John…

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Rich Dad Poor Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki: Bitcoin Is Crashing, Will Buy When BTC Tests $20K

The author of the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, says he will buy more bitcoin if and when the price of the cryptocurrency tests $20K. He noted that bitcoin’s price crashing is “great news,” adding that the “Time to get richer is coming.” Robert Kiyosaki Plans to Buy More Bitcoin Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, tweeted Sunday about the price of bitcoin and when he will buy more BTC. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book co-authored by Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.…

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US Still Dominates Bitcoin Mining Sector, 30-Day Stats Show Foundry USA Takes Top Pool Position

Since the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) project updated its mining map in mid-July, the United States has continued to dominate in terms of the amount of hashpower worldwide. Moreover, data shows that Foundry USA has managed to command the top pool position with 755 bitcoin block rewards mined during the last 30 days. The United States Commands a Large Concentration of Bitcoin Miners, 66 Exahash Recorded in the US on January 24 According to chainbulletin.com’s mining map, there is a large concentration of the Bitcoin network’s hashrate located…

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Capitol Police examines backgrounds, social media feeds of some who meet with lawmakers

After the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Capitol Police’s intelligence unit quietly started scrutinizing the backgrounds of people who meet with lawmakers, according to three people familiar with the matter. POLITICO also viewed written communications describing the new approach, part of a host of changes that the department implemented after the Capitol attack. Examining the social media feeds of people who aren’t suspected of crimes, however, is a controversial move for law enforcement and intelligence officials given the civil liberties concerns it raises. Among those who have been subject to new…

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Army of millionaires fuel Senate primary spending spree

Months before the first Senate primary vote will be cast this year, there’s a spending spree unrivaled by any election cycle in history. In Ohio, where a handful of millionaires are chasing the GOP nomination, two Senate hopefuls have each already plowed $10 million into their campaigns — and the primary isn’t until May. In neighboring Pennsylvania, a political strategist involved in the open Senate race anticipates $110 to $130 million in spending on TV advertisements in the Republican primary alone — nearly as much as both parties combined spent…

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The Winners of Metaverse Alliance 2021 Global Metathon

PRESS RELEASE. Lasting for two months, the largest Metaverse Hackathon (called Metathon) organized by Metaverse Alliance and LD Capital has officially ended on January 21, 2022, PST. Over 100 contestants took part, with nearly 280 developers from 13 different countries engaged. To ensure the professionalism and fairness of the Metathon, 36 judges were invited from the leading funds such as Republic, Delphi Digital, Binance Labs, LD Capital, YGG, HashKey Capital, Huobi Ventures, OKEx Blockdream Ventures, KuCoin Labs, DHVC, NGC, SpringWind, Kardiachain, MEXC Pioneer, etc., top tier public chains such as…

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Technical Analysis: Cosmos Climbs Higher, While Solana’s Fall Continues

After trading lower for the majority of Monday’s session, cryptocurrency prices were slowly starting to find support, with a few markets rallying, as we headed toward the end of the day. Cosmos One such crypto was cosmos (ATOM), which was the biggest gainer in the top 20, climbing by almost 10% to start the week. ATOM/USD climbed to an intraday high of $36.23, which is around $10 from its all-time high (ATH), which it hit on January 7th. Monday’s move came as prices rebounded from the recent support level of…

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Top Meme Coins by Market Capitalization Shed Billions, DOGE Down 80% Since All-Time High

As digital asset markets have shed significant value during the last two weeks, the top meme coins by market capitalization have dropped considerably against the U.S. dollar. The top meme asset dogecoin has lost 23.9% over the last seven days, while shiba inu’s value was reduced by 31.1% this week. Dogecoin Down 80% Since All-Time High, Shiba Inu Down 75% Since High On Monday, January 24, 2022, the top meme coins by market capitalization have lost 3.1% over the last day. Currently, the myriad of meme tokens today account for…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Falls to 5-Month Low

The selloff in cryptocurrencies continued to start the week, with bitcoin falling to its lowest level since July. Ethereum was also trading in the red, hitting multi-month lows in the process. This comes as the overall global market cap in cryptos was down close to 9% at the time of writing. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC), which has been the main focus of the recent decline in crypto prices, was trading 3% lower on Monday (at the time of writing), and almost 20% down from its position at the same time last…

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SEC Has Taken 97 Crypto Enforcement Actions So Far — Crypto a Top Priority for Chairman Gensler

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought 97 cryptocurrency enforcement actions so far. Furthermore, the securities regulator has imposed approximately $2.35 billion in total monetary penalties against digital asset market participants. 97 Crypto Enforcement Actions Cornerstone Research published a report titled “SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement: 2021 Update” last week. The report analyzes SEC enforcement activities from July 2013 to December 2021, the company detailed, elaborating: Since the first action in July 2013, the SEC has brought a total of 97 enforcement actions as of December 31, 2021. According to…

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Biden’s climate warriors put banks on edge as new rules loom

The nation’s top financial regulators will soon embark on a controversial, first-of-its-kind mission: forcing banks and other industry players to prepare for potential threats to the U.S. financial system from climate change. But they’re facing a maze of obstacles, including blowback from Republicans, before they’ve taken their first steps. All the leading agencies will be headed by progressive regulators who will seek to push the administration’s agenda forward even as President Joe Biden has failed to get broader climate-related legislation through Congress. Among other moves, regulators are likely to press…

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Fantom Surpasses Binance Smart Chain as the Third-Largest Defi Blockchain

The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) protocols has lost ​​6.8% during the last 24 hours as crypto markets have experienced more losses. However, the Fantom blockchain has seen a TVL increase, jumping 46.62% over the last week. Fantom has managed to knock Binance Smart Chain (BSC) down a notch, as it now holds the third-largest share in the world of defi. Fantom’s Total Value Locked in Decentralized Finance Jumps 46% in 7 Days The defi and smart chain blockchain project Fantom has officially surpassed BSC in terms…

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Nick Kristof Has a Real Shot to Be Governor — If He Can Prove He’s No Stranger

YAMHILL, Ore. — Yvette Potter knows her town. No one hears more about what’s on the minds of the 1,105 residents of this farming city, an hour’s drive from Portland. Her phone pings with texts and emails. Older residents prefer to call. People stop her as she walks through downtown. The stroll is brief — Yamhill’s city center stretches for three blocks along Highway 47. For Potter, Yamhill’s mayor, hearing from the people who live here is a part of the job she loves. Potter picks up on the latest…

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Binance Becomes the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industry’s First to Join the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)

Binance, the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, today announced that it has joined the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), a nonprofit corporation focused on identifying, validating, mitigating, and neutralizing cybercrime threats. Binance is the first organization from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry to formally join the alliance. The NCFTA was established in 2002 to enable the responsible sharing of information and subject matter expertise with partners from private sector industries, law enforcement, and academia. Its goal is to develop and share threat intelligence as part of the…

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‘Ponzi Schemes Have Created a Negative Reputation for the Industry’ — Uganda Blockchain Advocate

Education and awareness campaigns are still viewed as important channels that draw people to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. This has been particularly true in some parts of Africa where bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are proving to be a useful alternative to fiat currency. Blockchain Education and Advocacy From Uganda Despite a surge in the use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies that started with the pandemic-inspired lockdowns, many people, particularly in Africa, are still unfamiliar with these technologies. To bridge this knowledge gap, many blockchain enthusiasts in Africa have chosen to focus…

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Luna Foundation Guard Launches to Support UST Peg as Stablecoin Blows Past $11B Market Cap

The Luna Foundation Guard, a new decentralized organization developed to support the Luna ecosystem, has been launched last week in Singapore. The institution will offer funding in the form of grants to support initiatives built on top of the Luna network. One of its biggest functions will be to establish a “forex reserve” that will aid UST, the companion stablecoin of the Luna ecosystem, to maintain its peg. Luna Foundation Guard Launches to Support Terra Ecosystem The Luna Foundation Guard, a non-profit organization, has launched to help support and maintain…

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No Developed Nation Bans Cryptocurrencies, Telegram Founder Pavel Durov Warns Russia

Pavel Durov, founder of the messaging app Telegram, has criticized Bank of Russia’s proposal to impose a blanket ban on a range of crypto-related activities. Such move would stifle high-tech development and chase away blockchain specialists, Durov says. Durov Speaks Out Against Bank of Russia Push for Crypto Ban The cryptocurrency ban proposed by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) will destroy a number of high-tech sectors and spark an outflow of IT specialists, Pavel Durov, the man behind the popular-in-the-crypto-community messenger, Telegram, has predicted. The Russian entrepreneur also alerted…

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Mercadolibre Gets Closer to Crypto With Investments in Paxos and Mercado Bitcoin

Mercadolibre, one of the biggest Latam-based unicorns, has announced strategic investments in two cryptocurrency exchanges: Paxos and Mercado Bitcoin. With these investments, the platform gets closer to cryptocurrency, having already bought bitcoin as a direct investment for its treasury, and offering the possibility of investing in crypto for its users in several countries in Latam. Mercadolibre Puts More Money Behind Crypto Mercadolibre, one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Latam, with more than 70 million customers, announced strategic investments in two exchange platforms. The Latam-based unicorn announced on January 20th…

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UBS Warns of Crypto Winter Amid Expectation of Fed Rate Hikes and Regulation

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, has warned about a crypto winter where prices crash and may not recover for years. The bank’s analysts explained several major reasons affecting the prices of cryptocurrencies. UBS Expects Crypto Winter That Could Last Years Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has warned of a crypto winter where prices crash and may not recover for years. The bank’s analysts, led by James Malcolm, recently explained in a note to clients several reasons why cryptocurrency may lose its attractiveness to investors this year. Firstly, the UBS analysts detailed that…

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