Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘Calibra‘) it aims to build alongside industry and academic partners including MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, Uber, Andreessen Horowitz and Creative Destruction Lab. Facebook’s plans for Libra sound ambitious, risky and novel – but a predecessor exists that can shed light on some of the company’s motivations, and possibly the shape it wants the project to ultimately take. I’m talking about Kik’s Kin, the other cryptocurrency created by a social network. Kin is likely most well-known for being the subject of a current SEC lawsuit, which specifically targets the initial coin offering (ICO) Kik ran in 2017 around the currency to generate capital.
John Elway is hoping to turn the ship around for the Denver Broncos in 2019. The last two seasons have not met the team’s iconic ‘standard’ as established by recently-deceased owner Pat Bowlen. Bowlen passed away last Thursday evening at the age of 75. The Broncos haven’t been to the playoffs since Elway hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in triumph at Super Bowl 50 and proclaimed emotionally, “This one’s for Pat!” Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Broncos posted back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since before Bowlen purchased the team, totaling 21 losses during the failed Vance Joseph experiment. Bowlen, who had to step away from the day-to-day Broncos grind due to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, wasn’t present for the Joseph depredations. Many fans have won
When most people think of the impact of a healthy lifestyle, they imagine having more energy or a better beach body. The truth is that a healthy lifestyle has far-reaching benefits that might surprise you. Of course, the physical benefits of a healthy lifestyle are the most well-documented, and these effects are typically also the most obvious. Getting regular exercise helps you control your weight, which in turn lowers your risk for many of the most common diseases and health complications. It can also increase your energy, helping you power through errands on your to-do list instead of crashing on the couch after work. Other benefits to prioritizing health include a longer life and prolonged independence, and you can feel good that you’re helping set a positive e
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A beloved Special Olympian from Johnson County needs your help.Bryce Ryan has been hospitalized for two months after breaking his neck in a freak fall two months ago.Every day of the last two months has started the same way for Bryce Ryan, with his mother asking him what he is thankful for, then she etches his answer on his window."Monday June 17th. Today, I am thankful for waking up," Bryce said Monday morning.The 32-year-old Special Olympian would normally be playing volleyball this time of year, or out with his girlfriend Dana, but a nasty fall last April landed him at IU Health Methodist Hospital with a broken neck."As of right now, he is a quadriplegic. He has some movement of his arms, but no movement as of yet in his legs," his mother Marcia said.She adopted...
By Megan ReynoldsCadet Command Public AffairsFORT KNOX, Ky. - The Delta Co., 3rd Regiment Cadets went through the Confidence Course yesterday, June 8, with the motivation of their squad encouraging them the whole way.The Course:The Confidence Course is made up of nine different obstacles meant to challenge the Cadets’ strength, both physical and mental. Each obstacle presents a new problem to overcome, and some are harder than others. Whether it’s climbing a rope to scoot across wooden planks or swinging yourself up onto a log, all encompass their own difficulties.The nine obstacles are The Tough One (known as being the most difficult), the Inclining Wall, the Low Belly Over, the Confidence Climb, the Six Vault, the Swing-Stop-and-Jump, the Low Wire, the High Step Over
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Elway has long known that Owner Pat Bowlen’s standards for the Broncos were high. They were high when Elway was a player and the Broncos won two Super Bowls and appeared in three others. They were high when Elway led the Broncos to two more Super Bowls — winning Super Bowl 50 — as an executive. And they remain high now, even after Bowlen passed away Thursday night after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. That’s why Elway knows that Bowlen wouldn’t be OK with three straight seasons without a playoff appearance and back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in nearly five decades. “The standards have not been met the last couple of years, without a doubt, so there’s no question that this is a big year fo
Essential Journey is hosting an event at Creative Bean for like-minded women to encourage and inspire one another. There will be vendors, positive conversations, and keynote speaker Maria Michelle’lee will impart her wisdom of being bold in mind, body, and spirit. This event takes place on June 19th from 7 PM to 10 PM for $18. Check out more details and get your ticket now! Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
Adventure and extreme sports have been central to Adrian Hayes’ life since he was a young teenager, but he has noticed a shift.“What has changed is the purity since 2007, when social media came in,” he said. “Internal significance, personal goals, personal self-worth, self-respect, doing it for yourself, has been slowly taken over by that recognition.” He climbed Everest in 2006, and then summitted K2 in 2014. But Hayes even began to question his own motives, and had to take a long hard look at himself to ensure he was doing it for the right reasons, he said on The Adventure Trail podcast. Listen: The Adventure Trail podcast with Adrian Hayes “What am I here to achieve?” he said. “Then I ask myself the same question – for the sake of wh
During a sitdown at the Council on Foreign Relations that aired Sunday on CNN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that Americans have "no appetite" for conflict with Iran and wondered why President Trump is being "provocative with the Iranians.""He comes in and undoes [the nuclear deal] and inflames the U.S.-Iran issue. Why?" she wondered. "What is the purpose? I'm not going to accuse anybody of instigating anything, but for not having a policy that would smooth the waters so to speak."She added: "I think he probably knows there's no appetite for war among the American people."FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: The Secretary of State says that the attacks on the two tankers in the -- around the Straits of Hormuz were Iranian -- done by the Iranian government. Do you think that w...
Matt Beaty was able to retrieve the ball from his first big league home run Friday night without haggling over a price. He plans to give the ball to his father. “It wasn’t hard,” Beaty said. “I just signed a ball, and Belly [Cody Bellinger] signed a ball.” … Reliever Scott Alexander (left forearm inflammation) and outfielder A.J. Pollock (right elbow infection) began playing catch this weekend. … The Dodgers reportedly signed fourth-round pick Brandon Lewis, a power-hitting third baseman from UC Irvine, for $372,500. Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link