According to Cointelegraph 95% of bitcoin's market cap is contained in wallets that contain at leas 1 whole bitcoin (aka wholecoiners), while only 5% of the market cap is contained in wallets with less then 1 bitcoin. At the same time wholecoiner wallets are only 0.47% of all the wallets containing a balance. This indicates a extreme concentration of bitcoin into a few holders..
**Amy Coney Barrett Casts Swing Vote to Block New York's Pandemic Restrictions on Religious Services**
"The newest Justice just helped reverse a trend of the Supreme Court giving leeway to state restrictions during the pandemic."
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**Joe Biden declared winner in Georgia after manual ballot count**
"Joe Biden's victory in Georgia marks the first time a Democratic presidential contender has won the state since 1992."
Starting January 4 Google will block sign-ins from embedded browser frameworks
(submitted by dredmorbius)
Impressive #OSINT work on the #BeirutBlast. The video is totally worth 8 minutes of your time IMHO. https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/beirut-port-explosion
"Two female pirates famed for leaving a stream of “looted treasure” and “treacherous ex-lovers” behind them have been commemorated with a new statue."
"The statue of Bonny and Read will be taken to Burgh Island, off the south Devon coast which saw pirates come and go for centuries, after Wednesday’s London preview."
"Artist Amanda Cotton, who worked alongside a team of sculptors, said: “The sculpture’s design is a metaphor for Bonny and Read's personality, fire and earth. Individually they are strong independent women but when Anne (fire) & Mary (earth) combine they are dangerously unstoppable."
CISA has a page specifically for debunking false claims. Most of the the claims are related to election security. Some of the false claims have been spread by the current president.
Rumor Control | CISA
The "virgin hyperloop" hit a top speed of about 100 mph, please note that a steam locomotive hit 128 mph in 1938. It was even called the Magnificent Mallard, a name that is at least trying.
CISA: The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history
(submitted by cmurf)
**China Ousts Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Lawmakers After Passing ‘Patriotism’ Resolution**
"The resolution passed by China’s top legislative body requires lawmakers to be “patriots” and anyone promoting Hong Kong’s independence will be disqualified."
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