Month: November 2018

Quality, quiet and coffee await at Pungo shop – Virginian-Pilot

Quality, quiet and coffee await at Pungo shop  Virginian-Pilot

US Regulators Tie Two Bitcoin Addresses to Iranian Ransomware Plot

OFAC believes Khorashadizadeh and Ghorbaniyan converted more than 7,000 bitcoin transactions into Iranian rial, processing roughly 6,000 bitcoin, worth millions of U.S. dollars, on behalf of SamSam’s creators. These transactions included bitcoin received as part of the payment from SamSam’s victims.


Charleston theater group offers unusual version of ‘Vanity Fair’ at Woolfe Street Playhouse | Features

Two allegories are made vivid in the Village Repertory Company’s new production of “Vanity Fair,” an adaptation by Kate Hamill of the 18th-century classic novel.

The first is that the Rota Fortunae, or Wheel of Fortune, is a random force that affects all. The goddess Fortuna is blind and stupid, and thus spins her wheel with no regard for what it might do. Some experience a windfall, others are stripped of everything.

So the big lesson of “Vanity Fair” is that fate is fickle, and self-motivation therefore is essential.

The other allegory is drawn from John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” (itself a big allegory of Christian redemption), in which the town of Vanity, and the perennial circus it hosts, represents the decadent craving for material things.

William Thackeray, author of the serial novel that gained widespread currency in 1847 and 1848 when it first appeared in the magazine Punch, believed that people were inherently deceitful and wicked, their motives often difficult to discern.

That conviction permeates his novel, informs Hamill’s play and ricochets throughout Village Rep’s production, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 22 at the Woolfe Street Playhouse.

The show stars Marissa Rothfarb as the amoral, ambitious Becky Sharp, and Cherie Kaufman as Amelia Sedley, the respectable and privileged friend. The rest of the cast members, all male, each play multiple roles: Aaron Andrews is, mostly, the unreliable Manager/Narrator; Xan Rogers is Rawdon Crawley and others; Kyle Downs is Joseph Sedley (Amelia’s brother) and others; Ryan Hendricks plays Captain Dobbin and others; Gil Snowden is George Osborne, et. al.; and Derek Pickens is Sir Pitt Crawley and others.

Robbie Thomas, associate artistic director of Village Rep and director of the production, said Hamill has streamlined the novel’s complicated plot, maintaining…


Central Bank of Azerbaijan talks possibility of issuing its cryptocurrency

15 November 2018 17:55 (UTC+04:00)

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The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) treats cryptocurrencies very conservatively and believes such financial instruments involve great risks, first Chairman of the CBA Alim Guliyev told reporters in Baku Nov. 15.

He said that given the risks, the CBA doesn’t plan to issue its cryptocurrency. Speaking about risks, he said that cryptocurrency is often used for money laundering.

In February, Chairman of the CBA Elman Rustamov urged the Azerbaijani population to be careful in operations with cryptocurrencies. In his opinion, investments in cryptocurrencies are very risky and dangerous.

The cost of Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency in the world, fell on Nov. 15 morning by more than 10 percent, reaching a minimum since October 2017 – $5,623 (according to…


Monero Price | XMR Price Index and Live Chart — CoinDesk

Monero is a privacy focused currency created in 2014. A participant on the Bitcointalk forum going by the username “Thankful_for_today” forked Bytecoin to create Monero, which was later maintained by the decentralized developer community. Monero is fungible, meaning that involvement in previous transactions does not affect the value of any one coin as all transaction history is completely unknowable. Monero uses senders’ unique ring signatures, confidential recipient addresses and Ring…

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What is Ravencoin? (RVN) Beginner’s Guide, Information & Review

Ravencoin was developed from an open-source fork of the original Bitcoin code to efficiently transfer assets between parties. It was designed with this specific use case in mind as an alternative to Bitcoin or ERC20 transfer protocols.

Ravencoin takes its name from the avian delivery system of choice in Westeros, one of the fictional continents created by author George R.R. Martin in his sword-and-sorcery fantasy series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Ravens fill the role of passenger pigeons…

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Greenwood Pathway House earns national accreditation by ECFA | Lakelands Connector

The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Greenwood Pathway House of Greenwood, SC.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

Greenwood Pathway House joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 27 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal. When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to help homeless persons navigate a pathway to physical, financial, and social stability while sharing with them the love of God,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.

Founded in 2011, Greenwood Pathway House ( provides shelter and basic physical needs; healthy personal relationships with staff and God; and tools and support to build social and emotional health.

To learn more about Greenwood Pathway House and their stewardship opportunities, visit ServantMatch®, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.

Submitted by Dan Busby


How blockchain can change how we view IP rights

Blockchain has lately risen in popularity with uses such as the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and new applications are implemented or suggested almost daily. As an emerging technology with the possibility to validate, preserve and track digital data, and to provide a platform for low cost and transparent for transactions on a global scale, it has the possibility to revolutionise sharing of digital assets. So what are the implications for the management of intellectual property?

The current IP…

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What is Ravencoin (RVN)?

The advent of blockchain technology opened up a new world of possibilities for the financial industry. With other industries already moving into the digital space, blockchain makes it possible for the financial industry to go entirely digital.

One of the promising areas in blockchain is asset digitization. This means representing a physical asset on the blockchain. Ravencoin is a blockchain project focused on enabling the transfer of assets from one user to another.

Ravencoin is designed to…

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B2BX Cryptocurrency Exchange Secures Full Regulatory Approval in Estonia

LIMASSOL, Cyprus–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B2BX Exchange, a leading professional digital asset trading platform,
announced today that it has received approval for a regulatory licence
from the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The licence means
that B2BX will be able to operate as a completely regulated exchange for
trading cryptocurrencies and makes it one of the first exchanges in
Europe to secure this form of recognition.

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