Trump Picks Anti-Encryption Attorney General, Signal Encrypted Messenger Downloads Skyrocket

Trump Picks Anti-Encryption Attorney General, Signal Encrypted Messenger Downloads Skyrocket

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Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General may indicate an administration hostile to encryption and online privacy. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the incoming administration’s Attorney General pick, has long adopted a critical stance against encryption. He has stood in direct opposition to end-to-end encryption, citing his experience in law enforcement when calling for government officials to have complete access to encrypted devices. Earlier this year, Apple remained in a standoff with the FBI over allowing law enforcement agencies access to a locked device owned by a mass shooter in California, a move highly criticized by Sessions. Trump himself also opposed Apple’s stand while on the campaign trail, insisting that the company be boycotted. The selection of Sessions for Attorney General of the United States indicates that a Trump administration would be hostile to encryption, and would side with law enforcement agencies over tech companies when making legal and prosecutorial decisions. This gives privacy advocates cause for worry for the next four years. Downloads for Signal, Snowden-endorsed encrypted messenger, up post-election An upcoming Trump administration’s promised hostility towards encryption has not gone unnoticed by the nation at large. Following the results of the U.S. presidential election, Signal, the encrypted messaging app by …

Why the United States Election System Must Adopt Blockchain Technology (Op-Ed)

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Talking about the election with my family and friends, many reflect a complacent and, frankly, spoiled attitude about the manner in which things are done in the U.S. Many either don’t know or don’t care that the national election can be easily manipulated, at least in certain key counties, which hold the capacity to influence states, which further hold the ability to influence elections. This op-ed article will look to expand on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the recent 2016 U.S. presidential election, and how, regardless of who you supported, changes to the working system need to be made that will protect the integrity of the vote in the future. Politics are a dirty game, and many great leaders don’t want to get their hands dirty Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, making him the 45th President of the United States, provided that the electoral college votes are properly and ethically cast in support of the popular vote – theoretically, an elector can vote any way they wish, regardless of the popular vote. Donald Trump could have ran for president at any time over the last 30 years, but the political process and its underbelly were …

Trump-Connected Billionaire Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Threatens Fiat, Tax Authorities Can’t Break Codes

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Over the past few years, Peter Thiel, a prominent venture capitalist with a net worth of $2.7 bln, spoke of the threat Bitcoin poses to fiat money and the financial freedom it grants to its users. Thiel, who appeared on the Economist’s Keynote interview, stated: “It becomes a threat to fiat money at a point where Bitcoin is encrypted in such a robust way that the tax authorities can’t break the encryption, can’t tell how much money you have, and what transactions you are doing.” Trump’s transition team involvement Currently, Thiel’s stance on Bitcoin is notable considering his involvement in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, establishing himself as a crucial member. He emphasizes that the decentralized nature of Bitcoin allows users and citizens of the U.S. to benefit from financial freedom and escape the monopoly of the government. More importantly, he notes that tax authorities will no longer be able to track the earnings and income of entrepreneurs, workers and other individuals that are forced to deal with extreme amounts of income taxes among others. Anonymity of Bitcoin Thiel believes that Bitcoin is anonymous and that authorities can’t tell how much money users have. Conceptually however, this statement is false. …

The Trump Train Goes to Washington; Three Ways Trump Helps Bitcoin

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As I went over in an Op-Ed on Sunday, Hillary Clinton could not be allowed to become President of the United States. Call me crazy, but the world does not need openly corrupt, lying, World War 3-threatening politicians controlling Washington. Donald Trump wanted to “drain the swamp” and he is a man who gets things done, starting at the head of state. He’s already done more in one night than President Obama has done in eight years. Thank you America, for joining me and the rest of the liberty movement on the right side of history. Ok, enough about me being so right all the time…..what does this mean for Bitcoin? I’m going to give you three fast ways Trump helps Bitcoin and provides Bitcoin a much better future than the corrupt alternative. Bitcoin price should go up even faster for the rest of the year Bitcoin has proven to be just like Donald John Trump, a winner, from jump street, and 2016 has been no different. Bitcoin was up by over 60 percent this year going into election night, and these results will only build upon that growth throughout the coming weeks and months ahead. Bitcoin has proven to …

Search For “Buy Bitcoin” Rising Shows Google Trend

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It may be the US election fever or it may be something else, but according to Google, the search for the “buy Bitcoin” term on the world’s largest source of information platform is on an upward trend. Though the particular factors that may be driving the rising interest has not yet been ascertained, Google analytics show that interest over time is currently at 87 – that’s tipping towards its highest point of 100 between June 12-18. Bitcoin price has reached the $770 mark within the current period. Whether the current ascension, which according to Google kick started in Oct. 22, will continue at such a pace and return to the peak price reached earlier this year, will be determined by one or more of the following factors. Trump, Clinton, Bitcoin The outcome of today’s Nov. 8 elections could be a factor. A study by research and analysis firm Juniper in July, speculated that the price of Bitcoin will rise if Republican candidate, Donald Trump, wins as it will create turmoil on the global markets. Every time the polls indicated a rise in popularity for Trump, the market structure changes, however that was not the case for Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton. …

Bitcoin & US Elections: Surge in Hedges Against Market Decline As Trump Leads

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Reports say a tightening U.S. election race has gotten Asian shares tumble to a 7-week lows and the US dollar lost ground against the yen and the euro on Wednesday November 2. This comes as the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is reportedly closing the gap with his Democrat counterpart, Hillary Clinton, and money is being forced out of riskier assets and into safe-havens such as the Swiss franc and gold, according to Reuters. As a growing safe haven alternative to gold and its recent record high in number of users and transactions, Bitcoin is likely to benefit from the current market outlook. Trump and Bitcoin Though there hasn’t been any empirical proof to support the claim of a direct correlation with Bitcoin and its recent corrected price to the slightly above $700 range, the Trump’s candidacy, has been implied to be in tandem with the growing popularity of the top digital currency. Recently, an academic and author David Golumbia suggested in a blog post that the politics of Blockchain should make people worried about Trump and those who support him, signaling that some attributes of Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology are interfering with the ongoing US presidential election and …