Physics professor and Danhua Capital founding partner Shoucheng Zhang appears to have been garbage collected by his side gig employer Stanford University (archived). The 55 year old Zhang was found dead December 1st and his death was attributed to suicide without investigation. Statements circulating claiming origin with Zhang's family are supposing Stanford University was central to Zhang's life and won't you pretty please contribute to Stanford in Zhang's memory while declining to investigate Zhang's suiciding?
The US Treasury Department's "Office of Foreign Asset Control" has targeted two Bitcoin addresses as a part of of their efforts to sanction Iran (archived). This incident highlights the abject incompatibility of the criminal organization calling itself the United States Government and the honest Bitcoin network. The criminal organzation, which is absurdly claiming it can have an office for the purpose of controlling foreign assets in foreign lands, is trying to say our Bitcoin network far above their criminal reach must change its rules on their say so just the same as any other bum asks your favor with nothing to offer but more asks.
Update: Transactions were sent to the "sanctioned" addresses despite impotent proclamations.
The "popular" node.js "event-stream" library was loaded with a module stealing from Bitpay's Copay Bitcoin wallet after creator and longtime maintainer Dominic Tarr handed maintenance over to an unknown identifying itself with the text string "right9ctrl" (archived). Before the handover right9ctrl made a couple of contributions to event-stream building rapport with Tarr. After getting the keys to the repository right9ctrl added a dependency in event-stream on a new "flatmap-stream" library which had been distributed in an encrypted form, which should itself have been a warning if anyone had been bothering to read code they run. Instead it took two months for supicions to emerge.
Bitpay's Copay wallet used the even-stream library, and Bitpay was not involved in raising the alarm over this grave subversion of their product.
In the last 48 hours a number of famous Pantsuitist party figures in the United States have had packages address to them seized in transit, with the notable exception of the first which was allegedly located in George Soros's New York mailbox at a time the noted terrorist happened to be away from "home" for an extended period. These packages are egregiously being misgendered as "bombs" by pantsuit media in spite of an apparent incapacity on the part of the packages to explode.
The Pantsuit press has begun hyping this phenomenon under the hashtag #MAGABomber and attributing the phenomenon to US President Donald Trump. This is as the Pantsuit political left in the United States has been issuing increasingly loud demands for political violence for more than two years. Purported photos of the packages being misgendered as "bombs" floating around on social media and US media organs completely lack any markings indicating they had been processed by the US postal service. This, once again, is in spite of many of them being "intercepted" in sorting facilities.
US President Donald Trump has already issued a statement from his podium calling for civility and condemning violence, a stark contrast to the Pantsuitists seeking to blame him for "the incivility" while themselves promoting violence and celebrating incivility.
It seems indisputable that the perpetrator or perpetrators behind this hoax hopes to influence the outcome of the local US midterm election which is set to provide a "Red Wave" cementing Trump's control over the legislature. It is also clear that the perpetrator(s) either intended no harm to the package recipients or is functionally retarded. In light of the scant facts, there are two very probable hypothesis for the packages being mailed:
- Pantsuit loyalist "law enforcement professionals" of the well documented sort that tried and failed to prevent the election of US President Donald Trump and have since tried and failed to delegitimize his presidency did it. Using the package in Soros mailbox or another pretext1 to enter postal service facilities, more harmless packages were inserted into the mail processing stream.
- The FBI, as they are known to do, cultivated a stupid and socially inept fellow to carry out what the fellow thought was an actual terror plot at the FBI's encouragement. In this scenario the fellow's handlers took the opportunity to use this fellow for their own political purposes. Normally they would just swoop in to claim credit for arresting they terrorist they created.
With the low amount of information available at this time, it could as well be some combination of one and two involving a left wing activist group. Or something else. Given what has happened in Britain over the past year, the biggest surprise might be that they didn't just sacrifice one of the lower ranked leftist stooges in an nerve agent hoax to revive the "Russian Bot" narrative.
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Pantsuit media has intensified their slander campaign against Kim Kardashian's husband: the rapper, genius, and voice of a generation Kanye West as the friendship between Kanye and US President Donald Trump has continued to grow and flourish. The latest slander thrown at the father of Kim Kardashian's children by the media are accusations that Kanye is an "incel" or involuntarily celibate man, in the tradition of Elliot Rodger.
The forces of Pantsuit earlier this year tried and failed to replace the #WOKE voice of a generation with a mere minstrel performer happy to stay on their Pantsuit Plantation. In the game of "their" democracy, the Pantsuit and their NPC allies are distressed that Black American support for Donald Trump keeps rising as his presidency continues, and they lash out at any prominent Black American who challenges their party line.
Hussein Bahamas promised prison reform. Trump is doing (archived).
Hussein Bahamas promised drug law reform. Trump is doing (archived).
It is as though Pantsuit and their NPC allies think Black America is dumb while they are the ones flailing in their efforts to supress truly woke American heroes like Kim's hubby.
The Power Rangers introduced a coin inflation bug to their Bitcoin network client dubbed "Bitcoin Core" in 2016 by removing a check against double spending (archived). The bug was introduced by Matt Corallo (WoT: bluematt), advocated by Pieter Wuille (WoT: sipa), approved by Gregory Maxwell (WoT: gmaxwell) and MIT's Cory Fields, then merged by Wladimir van der Laan.
The reference Bitcoin network client maintained by the Bitcoin Foundation is unaffected by the bug introduced into the forked "Core" client.
Josh Garza of GAW miners infamy has been sentenced to 21 months in prison to be followed by 6 months of home confinement and 3 years of "supervised release" after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud. The wire fraud relates to Garza's "paycoin" altcoin with the rest of his vaporware operation swept under the criminal liability rug.
The International Monetary Fund has issued a report containing numerous threats against the Marshall Islands over the latter's early stage explorations into reducing their economy's USD dependence (archived). After being forcibly captured by the USG during in the 1940's and used for target practice while the USG was developing nuclear weapons, the Marshall Islands achieved a negotiated dependent-independence from the US while maintaining the bezzle-USD as their currency.
For much of the history of money in the Marshall Islands, the USD worked because they recieved USD reparations over being used for target practice, but those payments are about to run out. Without that stable ingress of Unified Standard Dosidoes the Marshall Islands is asking themselves what to do while the USG backed IMF tells them to fuck themselves.
The Bangkok post reports that 22 year old Finnish man Aarni Otava Saarimaa allegedly gave a fortune of 5564.4 Bitcoins to a group of Thai men offering him the opportunity to invest in an online casino and an altcoin project they dubbed "Dragon Coin" (archived). Reportedly the Thai men instead converted the fortune into 797 million bhat of which 745 million bhat made it into their bank accounts. In a very Tradehillesque move, many of those bhat were further converted to real estate.
Local police have arrested a number of Thai men for connection to the plot while others they would like to arrest have fled, including one to the United States. Local police are insisting that despite earlier local reports which alleged a number of local politicians were involved, there were no politicians involved in fingering the Finn's Fortune.
A report investigating a Denial of Service botnet has revealed a substantial number of wireless gateways emplaced in emergency vehicles and around numerous USG infrasctructure sites that are full of holes (archived). These ready bake botnet nodes are embedded in networks as varied as airports, hydrogen refueling stations, and ambulance fleets. In addition to being recruited into producing poor internet weather, when installed in vehicles they can allow tracking the vehicle with sufficient resolution to guess what kind of vehicle: police, fire fighting, etc is ferrying around the vulnerable wireless gateway. Fixed installations of the vulnerable gateways has in several cases been documented as motivated by a desire to provision emergency access to the networks so compromised by the device's installaton.