Each Bitcoin Could Be Worth $619047 In 10 Years

Cryptocurrency is the word which first comes to mind when talking about exotic investments. The question is: Is this really an exotic investment and how do we even define an exotic investment? The exotic investment brings up the memories of the great Tulip Mania in Holland, which died in 1637. Speculators paraded against the first stock back in the 1600s and here we are today looking at something that is bigger than that. Since the birth of Bitcoin in 2009 for half a cent, the price has hit the high of $4,477.

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Worried about the crash? Learn from NASDAQ

The general consensus among the investment community is that the price is in a mammoth bubble territory and it would crash. After all, we have witnessed a number of crashes in the equity market since its birth. The NASDAQ, the blue-chip index, experienced a massive crash on the back of the tech bubble when it fell by 78% in the 30 months ending 2002.

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The tech bubble pushed the NASDAQ to its knees

The market has not only recovered from that level in the preceding years but it has made record highs, and to date, it is up nearly 26%. Just to put things in perspective, the NASDAQ index is up 486% from its tech crash low. For every trader, the NASDAQ tech crash became the child poster case study for graduate school but the reality is that crashes do take place all the time and in all markets.

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NASDAQ recovered 482% from its low

Why Crypto Is Here To Stay

Virtually every country in the world is after cryptocurrency. For illustrative purpose, there is more global audience force of attraction behind Bitcoin as compared to the largest stock market in the world, US.

There is a limited supply and the currency simply cannot be counterfeited. It is more than perfect for the new technological world. Consumers are shopping more on the internet and Bitcoin is competing with other currencies in this space. Given its massive popularity and availability across all continents, internet entrepreneurs are launching more products focused specifically on these markets. Consumers are switching from fiat money and banks to Bitcoin and this would only increase the demand. Volatility is High but Not for Long There is no denying that excessive up and down swings in Bitcoin is creating a lot of stir amid traders. Speculators are constantly moving in and out of their trades and this is one of the primary reasons that keep the volatility anchored. However, when you look at the recent price action, the price curve looks immensely anchored and this is primarily due to the capital inflow from Korea and Japan. In May 2017, the New York Agreement was declared with the intention to tackle the technical and political roadmap governance affairs. Australia is also set to regulate the virtual currency exchanges and this would result in more transparency and power for the Australian Financial Intelligence Agency.

Over time, we are going to get more products such as futures, ETF, options due to high demand and that would make the price more stable.

Important Events To Look Out

For this month, we are up nearly 64% and the race towards the 5000 mark is on. Potentially there are two important events that you want to keep a close eye on. Firstly, on the 22nd of August SegWit, the technological innovation would be put to test to carry out the first real world Bitcoin SegWit transaction. If all goes according to the plan, it would spur more confidence and it is more likely to attract new capital. On November 22, it will be nearly three months that SegWit will be activated and the New York Agreement road map has planned a Bitcoin hard fork which would result in double the block size.

Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/naeemaslam/2017/08/18/each-bitcoin-could-be-worth-619047-in-10-years/

Radix Announces Global Web Design Contest, F3.space

Radix, the world’s 3rd largest nTLD domain portfolio registry, today announced the launch of a global web design contest, F3.space. Through this contest, web designers, developers and existing customers are invited to submit their website on any of the 9 gTLDs operated by Radix, such as .ONLINE, .TECH, .SPACE, .STORE, .PRESS, .SITE, .WEBSITE, .HOST and .FUN. Submissions can be made on F3.space to compete for prizes worth USD 30,000. The contest will have weekly and monthly winners, chosen based on public votes as well as evaluation by the judges on the panel. This is an initiative to engage existing nTLD users as well as to promote the usage of nTLDs among the global web design community.

Speaking about the contest, Sandeep Ramchandani, VP and Business Head, Radix, said, “Radix is focused on engaging with end users through various initiatives. While we are actively working with the global startup community through the Startup League and the tech programmers through numerous hackathons, with F3.space we are focusing specifically on the web design community.” With the total prize money of USD 30,000, F3.space is one of the biggest design contests in the world.

With F3.space, Radix will not only engage participants, but also those in their social networks since winners will be chosen based on public votes in addition to evaluation by the judges. To make this initiative even bigger, Radix will also work with Registrars and invite their customers to participate in the contest.

The judges on the panel of F3.space are Chad Borlase, Group Creative Director, SapientRazorfish, Toronto; Laura Müller, UX Lead, MetaDesign, Berlin; and Hakarl Bee, Group Creative Director at RAPP, New York City. The submissions will be evaluated on three criteria — Form, Function and Flair (F3). The contest is open to anyone who has an existing website on any of Radix’s TLDs, as well as those who have an inclination towards web design, including small and medium sized agencies and freelancers. The winning designs will be showcased to an international community of designers, developers and creative thinkers, and users can vote for the designs they like the best.

Last year, Radix launched the Startup League, a startup-centric program to encourage the use of nTLDs among new businesses. Today, the Startup League has 100+ startups on board and 50+ partners from the global startup ecosystem. Radix has also been an active supporter of hackathons around the world since 2012. As a result, more than 5000 hackathon projects have been developed on Radix domains so far. F3.space is a program specifically to engage the design community. Initiatives like these are helping Radix to create end-user visibility and usage of nTLDs.

About Radix – Radix (Radix FZC) is a portfolio Registry for new domain extensions and has secured uncontested registry rights to .website, .press, .host, .space, .site, .tech, .online and .store. Radix is Asia’s largest new gTLD applicant, playing a substantial role in the global diversification of the Internet namespace. Learn More

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Article source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170818_radix_announces_global_web_design_contest_f3space/

Ubuntu sign Mosiatlhaga, Jacobs, Williams, Goss, Chirinda … – Kick Off

Posted: 18 August 2017
Time: 11:15

Ubuntu Cape Town have confirmed a raft of new signings, including former SuperSport United midfielder Tshepo Mosiatlhaga, Malcolm Jacobs, Chaz Williams and Dillon Goss.

Mosiatlhaga has joined the club from Matsatsantsa after making a positive impression during pre-season.

Jacobs, a former Highlands Park and Mbombela United shot-stopper, penned a deal with Ubuntu after impressing last season with the Limpopo outfit. Kyle Davids, 22, makes up the goalkeeping department having previously been with the Milano reserves.

Williams, a 22-year-old Bidvest Wits academy product and South Africa U-20 international, partners fellow recruit and left-back Mhlengi ‘Shaka’ Sgwibela, 25, who joins from Santos.

The attacking options are further strengthened with the arrival of Goss, 22, from Chippa and winger Obriel Chirinda. Chirinda, 20, has experience in the Zimbabwean topflight alongside Bukhosi Sibanda at Bantu Rovers.

The midfield is rounded up by 21-year-old Ajax Cape Town youth product Olwethu Nguye.

The NFD newcomers also recently added Ethen Sampson, Lebohang Motumi, Sibanda and Taahir Ganga to their ranks, as well as promoted trio Jesse Donn, Luke Fleurs and Ryan Serfontein.

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Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘high finance’

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Bitcoin is getting closer to looking like a traditional financial product.

Japanese financial information firm Fisco announced Monday it is experimenting with the country’s first bitcoin-backed bond. The news follows other announcements in the last several weeks for bitcoin options, futures and an exchange-traded fund tracking bitcoin derivatives in the U.S.

“I think it’s a very healthy and natural progression of the space,” said Adam White, Coinbase vice president and general manager of its GDAX exchange, told CNBC in a phone interview.

Derivatives products will allow for greater liquidity, better price discovery and lower volatility, White said. “I think products like derivatives or an ETF effectively allow traders to do two things: speculate and hedge risk on the price speculation.”

Bitcoin price 12-month performance

Source: CoinDesk

Bitcoin has more than quadrupled in price this year, hitting a record above $4,500 Thursday and notching a market value of $74 billion amid growing institutional investor interest in the digital currency. Many governments and financial institutions see enormous potential for improving transaction security and efficiency using the blockchain technology that supports bitcoin.

But the surge in investor demand has also revealed access issues with third-party storage systems and trading platforms that fall short of the more established Wall Street markets.

Bitcoin’s price is also prone to massive swings of several hundred dollars within a day. With bitcoin futures in the works, investors will be able to protect themselves from potential sharp drops in prices through hedging.

The ability to hedge bitcoin investments paves the way for other products, such as bonds.

Fisco’s three-year bitcoin bond was issued by its digital currency exchange unit for an internal trial on Aug. 10, according to a Google translate of the press release.

The bond has a three percent annual interest rate and returns bitcoins when it matures, the release said. The total worth of the bond was 200 bitcoin, or $900,000 at Thursday’s prices.

The bitcoin bond “brings digital currencies into the world of high finance,” said Dan Doney, chief executive officer of Securrency, which plans to launch a platform at the end of the year to allow investors to buy stocks using bitcoin. Doney was chief innovation officer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency before co-founding Securrency in 2015.

The biggest challenge is “it is very difficult to predict the price of bitcoin tomorrow, let alone a year from now,” Doney said.

A bitcoin-backed bond would allow large institutions to store value using the digital currency and potentially be more open to accepting bitcoin as payment, analysts said.

“It is interesting financial firms are trying to get their arms around the currency and what it can be,” said Brian Patrick Eha, author of “How Money got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance.”

In early August, the Chicago Board Options Exchange said it planned to launch bitcoin futures as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. That paved the way for VanEck, which sells gold ETFs and other investment products, to file last Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a “VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF” that proposes to initially invest in bitcoin futures.

The U.S. Commodity and Futures Commission in late July also approved a digital currency trading platform called LedgerX to clear derivatives.

Historically cryptocurrencies “were very much a domain for crypto anarchists and tech-savvy people, and that has changed in the last couple years,” said Niklas Nikolajsen, CEO of Swiss-based digital currency broker Bitcoin Suisse. “This means a whole new ballgame of people are going to get access to the market.”



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Posted: 18 August 2017
Time: 11:15

Ubuntu Cape Town have confirmed a raft of new signings, including former SuperSport United midfielder Tshepo Mosiatlhaga, Malcolm Jacobs, Chaz Williams and Dillon Goss.

Mosiatlhaga has joined the club from Matsatsantsa after making a positive impression during pre-season.

Jacobs, a former Highlands Park and Mbombela United shot-stopper, penned a deal with Ubuntu after impressing last season with the Limpopo outfit. Kyle Davids, 22, makes up the goalkeeping department having previously been with the Milano reserves.

Williams, a 22-year-old Bidvest Wits academy product and South Africa U-20 international, partners fellow recruit and left-back Mhlengi ‘Shaka’ Sgwibela, 25, who joins from Santos.

The attacking options are further strengthened with the arrival of Goss, 22, from Chippa and winger Obriel Chirinda. Chirinda, 20, has experience in the Zimbabwean topflight alongside Bukhosi Sibanda at Bantu Rovers.

The midfield is rounded up by 21-year-old Ajax Cape Town youth product Olwethu Nguye.

The NFD newcomers also recently added Ethen Sampson, Lebohang Motumi, Sibanda and Taahir Ganga to their ranks, as well as promoted trio Jesse Donn, Luke Fleurs and Ryan Serfontein.

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Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’

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Bitcoin's market value tops that of Netflix


Bitcoin is getting closer to looking like a traditional financial product.

Japanese financial information firm Fisco announced Monday it is experimenting with the country’s first bitcoin-backed bond. The news follows other announcements in the last several weeks for bitcoin options, futures and an exchange-traded fund tracking bitcoin derivatives in the U.S.

“I think it’s a very healthy and natural progression of the space,” said Adam White, Coinbase vice president and general manager of its GDAX exchange, told CNBC in a phone interview.

Derivatives products will allow for greater liquidity, better price discovery and lower volatility, White said. “I think products like derivatives or an ETF effectively allow traders to do two things: speculate and hedge risk on the price speculation.”

Bitcoin price 12-month performance

Source: CoinDesk

Bitcoin has more than quadrupled in price this year, hitting a record above $4,500 Thursday and notching a market value of $74 billion amid growing institutional investor interest in the digital currency. Many governments and financial institutions see enormous potential for improving transaction security and efficiency using the blockchain technology that supports bitcoin.

But the surge in investor demand has also revealed access issues with third-party storage systems and trading platforms that fall short of the more established Wall Street markets.

Bitcoin’s price is also prone to massive swings of several hundred dollars within a day. With bitcoin futures in the works, investors will be able to protect themselves from potential sharp drops in prices through hedging.

The ability to hedge bitcoin investments paves the way for other products, such as bonds.

Fisco’s three-year bitcoin bond was issued by its digital currency exchange unit for an internal trial on Aug. 10, according to a Google translate of the press release.

The bond has a three percent annual interest rate and returns bitcoins when it matures, the release said. The total worth of the bond was 200 bitcoin, or $900,000 at Thursday’s prices.

The bitcoin bond “brings digital currencies into the world of high finance,” said Dan Doney, chief executive officer of Securrency, which plans to launch a platform at the end of the year to allow investors to buy stocks using bitcoin. Doney was chief innovation officer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency before co-founding Securrency in 2015.

The biggest challenge is “it is very difficult to predict the price of bitcoin tomorrow, let alone a year from now,” Doney said.

A bitcoin-backed bond would allow large institutions to store value using the digital currency and potentially be more open to accepting bitcoin as payment, analysts said.

“It is interesting financial firms are trying to get their arms around the currency and what it can be,” said Brian Patrick Eha, author of “How Money got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance.”

In early August, the Chicago Board Options Exchange said it planned to launch bitcoin futures as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. That paved the way for VanEck, which sells gold ETFs and other investment products, to file last Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a “VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF” that proposes to initially invest in bitcoin futures.

The U.S. Commodity and Futures Commission in late July also approved a digital currency trading platform called LedgerX to clear derivatives.

Historically cryptocurrencies “were very much a domain for crypto anarchists and tech-savvy people, and that has changed in the last couple years,” said Niklas Nikolajsen, CEO of Swiss-based digital currency broker Bitcoin Suisse. “This means a whole new ballgame of people are going to get access to the market.”



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Bitcoin hits record and its market value now tops big tech companies like Netflix, Paypal

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That said, bitcoin is not a stock and comparisons to other stocks’ market value, especially major U.S. market gainers like Netflix, are more to illustrate the significant size of interest in the digital currency.

In addition, bitcoin’s market value theoretically reflects interest in the potential for bitcoin to become a global means of payment.

At the very least, many digital currency enthusiasts expect bitcoin to become “digital gold.” But gold’s market value of about $7.5 trillion dwarfs that of bitcoin by 100 times.

At Thursday’s record highs, bitcoin would rank 72nd by market value in the SP 500 and 28th in the Dow Jones industrial average, just behind American Express’ $78 billion market capitalization.

Bitcoin’s market value also tops those of leaders in a variety of major industries, including software company Adobe, financial technology firm PayPal, investment giant BlackRock, industrial company Caterpillar and package shipping company FedEx.

To Ari Paul, chief investment officer of cryptocurrency investment firm BlockTower Capital, a better analogy is comparing bitcoin with PayPal’s market capitalization.

“PayPal was initially created with a similar vision to bitcoin — as permissionless money,” Paul said. “PayPal wasn’t able to fulfill that vision, but bitcoin is well on the way. Bitcoin can be used to transfer $100 million anywhere in the world in 10 minutes and for less than $2. Bitcoin rising in value above PayPal reflects its growing role as the best way to move money globally.”



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A girl poses for a photograph on a stone sphere monument that unidentified persons have painted with the white Bitcoin cryptocurrency symbol in Oktyabrskaya Square, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Bitcoin climbed above $4,500 to a record high Thursday, giving it a market valuation larger than that of Netflix.

The digital currency has a market value of about $74 billion, up $30 billion in August and topping Netflix’s $72.7 billion market capitalization.

Bitcoin climbed about 2 percent to a record high of $4,522.13 Thursday, according to CoinDesk.

Netflix shares traded more than 1 percent lower amid a broader stock market decline.

Analysts said bitcoin’s latest climb is a relief rally following the uneventful split of bitcoin into bitcoin and bitcoin cash earlier this month. Increased interest in bitcoin, especially from institutional investors, has helped the digital currency more than quadruple in price this year, analysts said.

Netflix shares hold gains of about 35 percent this year but have fallen about 8 percent in August after Disney announced last week it will pull its movies fromthe service and start its own streaming platforms.

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Happening nearby: Ubuntu on Saturday, Aug. 19 to feature live performances, cultural expression

Community members are invited to join the NAACP of Snohomish County and City of Lynnwood during Ubuntu.

The event on Saturday, Aug. 19 will feature live performances, cultural expression and spoken word performances. Peformers include Jerod Grant, The Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary Drummers Singers and Thione Diop.

Ubuntu will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood.

For more information, click here.

Article source: http://mltnews.com/happening-nearby-ubuntu-saturday-aug-19-feature-live-performances-cultural-expression/

SteamOS vs. Ubuntu vs. Windows 10: Which Is The Best Operating System For Gaming?

Short Bytes: Several operating systems have been developed for a broad range of purposes, but, currently, there are only three best operating systems for gaming: SteamOS, Ubuntu and Windows 10. Naturally, all three will have varied gaming performance between them, and it is our job to provide you with accurate information on which OS to use if your primary usage will be for long gaming sessions. At the end of the day, it will also come down to the user’s preference.

Years ago, MS-DOS was the ‘go to’ operating system when you wanted to engage in prolonged gaming sessions but its complexity required that a better alternative should be provided to the masses that will also feature a unique interface for easy use. After years of development, several new variations of platforms came that have been designed for gaming purposes.

We have the ever-popular Windows 10, SteamOS, and, of course, Ubuntu. All three of these operating systems will require you to have proper gaming hardware if you wish to play popular gaming titles, but which one has been properly optimized and which is the best operating system for gaming? Let us find out:

Also Read: Best Linux Gaming Distros You Need To Try In 2017

SteamOS vs. Ubuntu vs. Windows 10: Gaming performance

For the past decade, gaming on Windows was the only viable option left for users because there was a lack of support for Linux, but that trend is slowly changing now. That is thanks to the increased support through Valve and SteamOS, which have resurrected the importance of Linux.

Even Ars Technica decided to perform their series of tests to show that Windows 10 was not the only OS you needed to comfortably game using other alternatives.

Windows 10 leads from the front, but Linux is being considered seriously now

The review comprised up of a Steam machine using the most recent version of SteamOS. Firing up the benchmarks to find out the best operating system for gaming, there was a hope that results would not be in favor of Windows 10 but that was not to be.

While you can engage in increased gaming sessions on a machine that is running SteamOS, it is safe to say that both SteamOS and Ubuntu are not able to keep up with Microsoft’s latest operating system despite the developmental leaps that have taken place in the past few years.

If you are going to be playing modern-day gaming titles and want the best performance possible while running decent-grade hardware, it is safe to say that Windows 10 is going to offer the best possible performance. However, that does not make Linux any useless. Keep in mind that these benchmarks were being run at a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

It is 2017 and we know for a fact that there are millions of gamers that still cling onto their 1080p monitor because either their hardware is not powerful enough to render high frame rates at higher resolutions, or it is possible that they want the highest possible performance while running expensive hardware since upgrading gaming monitors is not the highest priority for everyone.

Getting playable frame rates at resolutions higher than 1080p is very impressive given the fact that a couple of years back, no one would have bothered to look at Linux as a viable platform for gaming purposes.

A portion of why you see these performance gains is because it is possible that Valve is focusing on the Vulkan API. Vulkan reduces the overhead on the graphics processor and other resources to deliver increased performance in gaming titles, even on systems that are not running the best of hardware components.

Windows 10 remains the top-performer of the leaderboards for gaming performance but Linux is playing catch-up at a tremendous pace

If you want to game, Windows 10 currently remains the best choice over Linux and SteamOS. While there is no competition with Microsoft’s latest operating system, we should not ignore the fact that Linux has made some tremendous gains in a brief period.

With over a thousand titles available for Linux through Steam, you’re getting a massive number of options that you never knew existed a couple of years back. If you feel that unconditional love towards Linux, we will continue to encourage you to provide your undying support for the operating system, even though we are the bearer of bad news that you will currently experience performance drops when comparing it to Windows 10.

Steam will continue to support Linux as we’ve seen on previous occasions, but other hardware companies should also lend a helping hand. This will include the likes of Intel, AMD, NVIDIA and others which control the driver stack.

If it took decades for Linux to improve heavily, then we should not ruin your expectations a tad bit because it will take several more years to further reduce that performance gap between Windows 10 and the latter. However, the fact that Linux is getting there should mean that Microsoft has something to worry.

If you have something to add to this story on the best operating system for gaming, drop your thoughts and feedback.

Also Read: Best Linux Gaming Distros You Need To Try In 2017

Article source: https://fossbytes.com/best-operating-system-for-gaming-steamos-ubuntu-windows/

Bitcoin ticks higher following pullback from record

The price of bitcoin rose Wednesday, following a brief dip below the $4,000 mark, in an apparent run at another record high.

Bitcoin

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 touched an all-time high of $4,483.55 on Tuesday, following a record close at $4,382.74 on Monday, according to Coindesk. Following a slight pullback, the price of bitcoin was last up 2.6% at $4,315.41, after touching an intraday high of $4,410.98. For its part, the greenback, as gauged by the U.S. dollar index

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 , declined 0.3% to 93.57.

The cryptocurrency has been on a streak of setting records lately. Having first broken the $1,000 barrier in November 2013, bitcoin took until May of this year to break the $2,000 barrier, with $3,000 surpassed in June and then $4,000 this past Sunday.

On Tuesday, blockchain technology company Blockstream said it is using leased satellites to transmit access to the blockchain, which accounts for all transactions and maintains cryptocurrency integrity, to two-thirds of the world’s landmass and expects global coverage by the end of the year.


At a $71.06 billion market cap, bitcoin is in the same neighborhood as such SP 500 index

SPX, +0.14%

 companies such as Costco Wholesale Corp.

COST, +2.16%

, DuPont

DD, +0.53%

, and Netflix Inc.

NFLX, +0.88%

.

Ether, the cryptocurrency running on the Etherium network, was up 3.9% at $301.20 , off its high of $388.49 set on June 15.

Read: Opinion: How you can make easy money from the bitcoin bubble

The total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies currently stands at $140.48 billion, according to Coinmarketcap.com, just under the market cap of Boeing Co.

BA, -0.66%

, and slightly more valuable than International Business Machines Corp.

IBM, +0.30%

Article source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bitcoin-ticks-higher-following-pullback-from-record-2017-08-16

Ubuntu sends trash to its desktop’s desktop

Canonical is shifting around the trash can icon on the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release, which might give some a sense of déjà vu.

Apple kicked off the trash in the corner trend in 1983, with an easily accessible icon for storing junk on its Lisa computer. In 1995, Microsoft added a “recycle bin” to the DOS replacement, Windows 95.

Moving on, in 2000 Apple unveiled Mac OS X and relocated its trash can to the infamous Dock.

Previously, Canonical had hidden away Ubuntu’s rubbish on the Unity launcher (obviously nothing like Apple’s Dock) or on GNOME shell panels, a spokesperson for Canonical told The Register.

Now, about 17 years later, Canonical’s Linux distro is finally following in Microsoft’s dusty footsteps and adding a trash can (rubbish bin) icon to its upcoming 17.10 release for October. Artful Aardvark is particularly notable because it (controversially) will be the first Ubuntu release that uses the GNOME shell by default instead of Unity.

On Tuesday, a Canonical developer blogged that the trash can’t go on the GNOME shell’s new Dock so it is getting placed on the desktop for default sessions.

Other distros – such as xubuntu – have a default desktop trash icon, but the Canonical spokesperson confirmed to The Register that this is indeed the first time it will happen in Ubuntu. ®

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Article source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/16/ubuntu_canonical_artful_aardvark_trash_desktop/

Bitcoin’s Next Battle May Already Be Looming

Visa, which would let them earn more transaction fees. Their opponents, developers who upkeep bitcoin’s software, want it to act more as a robust platform that allows them to build new functions on top. Reconciling these two needs is at the core of the ongoing internecine battle, making it even more important for stakeholders to keep an eye on developments through November.

The Uber investor and boardroom drama continues unabated. The ride-hailing company is in exclusive talks to line up funding from four investors, but a deal, which could reach as much as $12 billion, hangs on the outcome of a courtroom brawl between Travis Kalanick and Benchmark.

A billionaire comes out of hiding. Chen Tianqiao, who built game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment into what was once China’s biggest internet company (big enough to rival Alibaba and Tencent), disappeared after leaving China and taking his company private in 2012. Now, he’s ready to talk again, donating money for research into the human brain.

Staring at the sun isn’t really a good idea. So Amazon is cracking down on sellers of fake eye protection for viewing this month’s total solar eclipse in North America. The web retailer’s efforts to police faulty or counterfeit eclipse-viewing glasses has caught up one small merchant in Utah.

It’s Netflix, but at movie theaters. Mitch Lowe, a Netflix co-founder, has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the showings they want for about $9.95 per month. His startup, MoviePass, plans to drop the price of the company’s movie ticket subscriptions, with the goal of amassing a large base of customers and collect data on viewing behaviors.

Article source: http://fortune.com/2017/08/16/bitcoin-battle-segwit-software/