Tag: Gold

What is Bitcoin, and why is it worth more than Gold?

BY ANTHONY ACOSTA McAllen (KFXV) – The recent attacks involving the “Wannacry” Ransomware has had an interesting side-effect in that its helping to boost the profile the Bitcoin Cyber-Currency. Many have asked, what is a bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital currency that lets two people exchange money without involving any banks or credit card issuers or any kind of third parties. This one fact makes it a very attractive currency to cyberattackers as seen in the most recent ransomware attacks. So what EXACTLY is a bitcoin?  A user will mine a bitcoin by using their CPU power to verify...

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Gold Darth Vader masks for sale, only $1.4 million

BY EMILY WANG TOKYO (AP) — “Star Wars” fans with deep pockets might consider it a golden opportunity. A Tokyo jewelry store is offering life-size Darth Vader masks made of 24-karat gold at a hefty price of 154 million yen ($1.4 million) to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the first “Star Wars” movie. The creation measures 26.5 centimeters (10.4 inches) wide and 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) high. The Ginza Tanaka store says the masks are not designed for wearing – at about 15 kilograms (33 pounds), they would be too heavy, and they have no opening...

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