Coinx Is A New Bitcoin Exchange That Actually Takes Financial Compliance Seriously


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The company makes its money by charging a small percentage of the total transaction and it’s reasonable as could be. Anyone buying 500 Bitcoins or fewer is only charged a 0.3% fee, and with a Bitcoin’s value holding around at $127 at the time of this writing, that’s the only fee  Given that CoinX is a money market in its own right, it only makes sense that it relies on some heavy-duty strategies to operate securely. In this case, it’s the NYSE’s defense in depth strategy : The CoinX platform utilizes the same hosting facility and corresponding security protocols as the New York Stock Exchange. It is registered with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and is fully compliant in the jurisdictions that it trades. The company is actively working with regulatory authorities across the United States to secure money transmitter licenses in all 50 states. In simpler terms, startup Bitcoin exchange CoinX operates on some of the same technologies that keep that financial powerhouse called the New York Stock Exchange in running order, and it does so while following all the rules. CoinX and the NYSE are so closely linked that the NYSE logo appears on some CoinX marketing. Who knows how long until we can pump our Bitcoins from CoinX directly into the NYSE’s more classical financial machinery?
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“If we raise $20,000 I’ll shave my head at the end of Movember. If we raise $30,000 I’ll wear a mohawk and if we raise $40,000, I’ll wear a blue mohawk.” They raised $43,000, and on December 1, the whole company gathered around to watch Farquhar get his head shaved and dyed. He forgot about one thing though. That night, Atlassian was invited to a nationwide awards ceremony, with the Prime Minister in attendance.
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A Pussy Riot Of The High Seas?

To be sure, nations often publicly accused their enemies of piracy – the U.S. in the Quasi-War constantly denounced aggressive French privateering as “piracy.” In the Civil War, President Lincoln also called the obviously-unrecognized Confederate privateers as pirates. But in these cases the matter would almost never proceed from propaganda to prosecution.
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The Republicans have already  forgotten :
Sometimes fights become so intense and so tangled that the original cause becomes obscured. In the government funding battle, the issue that sparked it all, Obamacare, was no longer center stage less than 24 hours after the shutdown began. The fight is now about the shutdown itself, and Obamacare has been pushed to the side.
This incredible quote says it all:
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”

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Between Arugula And Beets


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Hello everyone,
Sorry it took some time to get back in touch about the beet and arugula recipes. Here they are. I hope you enjoy them. I am currently traveling to Ireland with Angela for the Ace Camps at Caher House in County Clare.

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I like what I am doing for them. I like that I am able to create recipes using my favorite foods. In these two past issues (August 2013; October 2013), the food column tells you about arugula, and beets. Green and red. Both amazing colors and ingredients to style and photograph, I thought. While Angela Mears shares insights about both vegetables, I share four recipes: an Arugula Pesto; an Arugula Salad, Beet chips, and a Beet risotto. I hope they make you hungry.
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[video] Nation Throws Giant Temper Tantrum Upon Learning Syria Is Complex, Nuanced Issue


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Nation Throws Giant Temper Tantrum Upon Learning Syria Is Complex, Nuanced Issue 2:43 A jellyfish falls short of its dream to kill Diana Nyad, a study shows the average person becomes an unhinged psychotic when behind closed doors, and Bruce Springsteen is on the fence about playing Bashar al-Assad’s birthday gig. Study: Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House 1:44 Citing a range of behavior that experts could only describe as “profoundly disturbed,” a new study released by Cornell University’s psychology department Thursday revealed that most otherwise normal people transform into complete psychot… Courtroom Artist Clearly Infatuated With Bailiff 2:43 The Syria conflict intensifies as bears enter the war, a report shows that millions of courageous Americans are overcoming the media pressure to be thin, and the nation’s single men announce a plan to change their bedsheets by 2019. CEO Has Special Knack For Recognizing Great Ideas And Ruining Them 1:26 Employees at local technology firm Halverson Enterprises remarked to reporters Monday that CEO Peter Weathers, 61, has an extraordinary gift for discovering great ideas and then swiftly running them into the ground with his horrible modifications. $80,000 Wedding Beautiful 2:42 The Obama family adopts a 44-Year-Old Portuguese water man, a report shows that employers know within the first five minutes whether or not they will murder an applicant, and well, the neighbors just got a pitbull.
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Packages That Need A Makeover


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Some packages have been annoying for so long that it seems as if manufacturers are teasing us all. Why, in 2013, must consumers open a box of farina pretty much as they have for decades, by pushing in a cutout on the side of the box? How many times have you opened a bag of chips only to have it split and spill the contents? Patrick Reynolds, editor of the trade publication Packaging World , blames economics. “These are mostly low-margin, commodity products that yield small profits,” he says. “There isn’t a lot of motivation for companies to rip out equipment in their plants that’s bought and paid for and invest in new machinery, no matter how horrible the packaging.” Frito-Lay, for instance, abandoned an experiment to outfit snack bags with a resealable zippered closure because of cost, says Joe Angel, publisher of Packaging World, and besides, “they want people to eat all the chips all at once.” We’ve rounded up some familiar culprits and contacted companies to find out why they couldn’t do better. The issue. You need a strong but delicate touch to pull the bag open without causing it to split apart and spill chips. The company’s response. “It’s always great to hear from a fan. We want you to know that we are always looking to improve based on feedback from our consumers.” Then the company offered us coupons.
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Jaguar Crosses Over

The E30 does not rule cheap-car racing; your humble author just won Buttonwillow’s Chump Car event in April in a Neon. Second place was a Rampage pickup. And it wasn’t like nobody brought an E30. But from a distance I can see how it looks that way. Mr.
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Years of unrelenting speculation via the British motoring press are finally coming to fruition: Jaguar is about to launch a crossover, and this concept, dubbed the C-X17, appears to be it.
While officially a concept, the Jag crossover is surely a done deal. Riding on a new modular architecture that will be shared with an upcoming small sedan (slotting below the XF), the crossover will be an important car for adding volume, particularly in key markets like China and Russia where demand for crossovers is strong. Expect a full reveal at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week.

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Ghost Architecture: Unconscious Art of Building Demolition


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Like architectural section drawings, remnant spaces can be extrapolated from two-dimensional clues, like material transitions, degree of weathering, surface shapes and color shifts. Occasionally, there are even three-dimensional fixtures still hanging on, like the showers, sinks and toilets in one of the pictures above. The Unconscious Art of Demolition is a Flickr photography group that focuses on these accidental works of ghost architecture – leftover structural voids and the spaces they imply. In the process of observing and photographing, these passers by and onlookers are turned into amateur documentarians and de facto archaeologists, discerning and (at least subconsciously) projecting patterns into ambiguous urban decay.
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Nextdoor can be accessed through the mobile app or on the web, with over 17,000 neighborhoods currently in its database. The idea is to connect with your neighbors to share important local information, goods and recommendations. Participants can discuss suspicious activity, share numbers for reliable plumbers, notify each other of special local events or report found items like wallets and keys. Every neighbor has to sign in with their real name and verify their address.
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What is Hashtag Hijacking?


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“I think we have a few things going for us that distinguish us from other services,” said Jeff Velis, vice president of operations in an email interview. “Not only do we write the releases, but we work with the business on developing press campaigns, which can be anywhere from one release to several over 6 months or even one year, making sure that their news gets out to the media.” What the Service Provides “A lot of small businesses don’t think they have news, but everyone has news and we at the NALA help them find that news and develop their story,” Velis explained. “We also don’t stop once the release has been distributed, but we follow up with the media outlets targeted and then will work them on behalf of the client,” he said. “Sometimes this can be answering follow up questions, sending additional images or even setting up an interview or photo shoot.” The NALA charges between $725 per release (if you buy six releases), up to $995 for a single release. There is also a $195 “editorial fee” added to each campaign. Releases are delivered to online news outlets and social media.
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 Instead of being used for positive sentiment, it is used for attacks on the business, or in a sarcastic or snarky way. One of the most notorious business situations of hashtag hijacking happened to McDonald’s. In early 2012 the fast food giant started a hashtag campaign called #McDStories. Although they sent out just a few tweets using the hashtag #McDStories, the public soon started using the hashtag  – in ways McDonald’s never expected.
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Apple breaks $500 threshold, 1st time since Jan.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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NEW YORK — The New York Times website is down and it’s unclear what caused the outage.
Spokeswoman Danielle Rhodes Ha says the newspaper is looking into the cause. The company offered no further details.
The website went down late Wednesday morning and continues to be inaccessible.


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The company’s newspaper and corporate sites also appeared to be unreachable. Emails sent to New York Times email addresses were returned as undeliverable.
“The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties. We expect to be back up shortly,” said the Times in a message sent from its official Twitter account just before noon on Wednesday.

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Apple breaks $500 threshold, 1st time since Jan.
Apple breaks $500 threshold, 1st time since Jan.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Associated Press
Apple Inc.’s shares surged passed the $500 threshold — their highest level since January.
Wednesday’s gains came a day after activist investor Carl Icahn said he thinks the iPhone maker should do more to revive its stock price.
The outspoken billionaire said in Twitter posts Tuesday that he had acquired an unspecified stake in Apple and had spoken to its CEO about boosting share repurchase plans. The stock immediately jumped, and closed at its highest level in nearly seven months.
Apple is committed to buying back $60 million in stock by the end of 2015. Icahn believes that program should be immediately increased.
The company’s stock peaked last year at $705.07 but began losing ground on concerns about slowing growth and growing competition.
Shares added $13.83 to $503.40 at midday.

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