Tom Robinson, co-founder and chief scientist of blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, said on Twitter that the bitcoin wallet is the world’s fourth largest. He said he believed the funds came from sales on Silk Road, the underground market that peddled drugs, murder-for-hire, and other illicit goods and services before being brought down in 2013. Elliptic published this blog post earlier on Wednesday. Exploding value When the BTC moved out of Silk Road in 2013, Robinson said, they were worth roughly $350,000. In the intervening years, the exploding price of bitcoin saw their value soar to more than $955 million and beyond. The account has remained dormant since 2015, when someone transferred 101 BTC into BTC-e, a bitcoin exchange whose founder was arrested in 2017 on allegations that he committed $4 billion worth of bitcoin laundering. … [Read more...] about Someone has transferred ~$1 billion from a bitcoin wallet quiet since 2015
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The slightly more sophisticated way of doing this is with a camera, which takes a quantitative measurement of the brightness of light hitting different pixels, and therefore gives us a way to plot the brightness of the different frequencies in the solar spectrum. If one particular frequency were consistently brighter than any of the others, we could conclude the sun is a shade of that color, but that's not the case. "When we do this, we find quantitatively that all of the visible colors are present in sunlight in approximately equal amounts," Baird said. … [Read more...] about What color is the sun?
★ Frantic fun: Rocket Arena Released earlier this year, Rocket Arena is a 3v3 shooter that features some explosive gameplay. As you try to take down your opponent in the arena, you'll have to dodge rockets, make sure you shoot as accurately as possible and master some of the many in-game items found in battle to become the best of the best. With a handful of other game modes available, Rocket Arena is a solid multiplayer pick up for those looking to have some casual fun while remaining competitive. … [Read more...] about These are the free PlayStation Plus Games for December 2020
Also, in order to stream in HDR at all, it's been reported that you'll need to have Netflix's 4K plan, which costs $12 per month. Considering all of the factors of Netflix's first foray into HDR, it will likely take a while for customers to jump on board with it. However, it's an important step for Netflix—the company has said it sees great potential in HDR streaming, and it's a feature competitor Amazon already offers, as it started experimenting with HDR content last year. … [Read more...] about Netflix quietly rolls out HDR content, starts with first season of
Also, be warned about the $10 engraving option. Microsoft is opting to use the same gray typeface for your custom text no matter what color it's printing on. Even on the white pad, it looks a little faded and weak, but on the "storm gray" pad, it blends in and can be easily missed, especially if the shiny plastic reflects even the tiniest bit of light. Unless you're desperate to have some words pre-printed on your controller, we recommend you save the $10. The default price of $80 is already a lot to spend on a gamepad, after all. … [Read more...] about Seeing the Xbox Design Lab work from Web interface to couch reality