These Are the Worlds Cheapest Places for Drugs, Booze and Cigarettes

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Drugs, drinks and cigarettes are most affordable in Luxembourg In Japan, New Zealand and Australia vice basket tops $1,000 a year earlier. Online Sales In absolute terms, the gross weekly cost exceeded $1,000 in only three countries: Japan, New Zealand and Australia. By comparison, an equivalent basket ran less than $100 in 21 mostly tropical […]

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Did Bitcoin Just Burst? How It Compares to History’s Big Bubbles

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Bitcoin’s recent wobbles have given fresh urgency to a question that’s gripped market observers for much of the past year: Will the cryptocurrency go down as one of history’s most infamous bubbles, alongside tulipmania and the dot-com craze? The magnitude of Bitcoin’s boom (before it predicted by Cameron Winklevoss of Facebook fame, it could have […]

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As Bitcoin Sinks, Crypto Bros Party Hard on a Blockchain Cruise

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When 600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts set sail from Singapore on Monday night for their second annual Blockchain Cruise, the price of Bitcoin was hovering comfortably above $13,500. By the time their 1,020-foot-long ship pulled into Thailand on Wednesday, for an afternoon of bottomless drinks and crypto-focused talks on a sun-soaked private beach, Bitcoin had cratered to […]

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Bitcoin Lost Almost 20% of Its Value This Week

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Bitcoin faced one of its biggest tests this week, losing almost 20 percent of its value after the world’s largest cryptocurrency reached a record high Monday. The digital currency plunged as much as 30 percent on Friday, before paring losses, as this week’s selloff extended to a fourth day. The weekly decline is the biggest in […]

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The Criminal Underworld Is Dropping Bitcoin for Another Currency

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Bitcoin is losing its luster with some of its earliest and most avid fans — criminals — giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency. Privacy coins such as monero, designed to avoid tracking, have climbed faster over the past two months as law enforcers adopt software tools to monitor people using bitcoin. A […]

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BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

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A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously. Cohen has just started a new company called Chia Network that will […]

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Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

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Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all but it isnt committed to trading yet Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Mitch EasonEdited by: Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard […]

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