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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Coinbase says it sent erroneous account security notifications to 125,000 customers

[CNBC, Getty Images] Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase acknowledged that it erroneously told about 125,000 customers that their security settings had changed.The company told CNBC on Monday that it was the result of an internal error.“All of a sudden, the system just started sending stuff like a bug in the system, but it was not a malicious […]

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First, surges in Covid-19 infections led to shortages of hospital beds and staff. Now it’s oxygen

(CNN) Hospitals in parts of the South are running out of oxygen supply as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue soaring, driven by the swaths of people who remain unvaccinated and a dangerous coronavirus variant that has infected millions of Americans. Several hospitals in Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Louisiana are struggling with oxygen scarcity. Some are at […]

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Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana

[CNN] What you need to know now Hurricane Ida: Ida has made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as an extremely dangerous, Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Track the storm: You can follow Ida’s path here.Are you in Ida’s path?By Fernando Alfonso III, Mike Hayes, Judson Jones and Adrienne Vogt, Hurricane Ida makes landfall in […]

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It’s not just Afghanistan — Americans are losing faith in Biden on many issues

(CNN) President Joe Biden’s approval rating is at its lowest point in his presidency. In the average of polls, he stands at about 47%. That’s a steady decline from the beginning of this month (51%), last month (52%) and beginning of June (54%). It would be easy to assign Biden’s decline to the withdrawal of American troops […]

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Tax reporting proposal creates a defining moment for the crypto industry

[CNBC, Getty] A small section of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would place new tax reporting requirements on the cryptocurrency industry has generated a wave of lobbying.Calls from constituents supporting the industry have grabbed lawmakers’ attention.The crypto industry and allies hope to still change the law before it takes affect.A small section of the $1 […]

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Chicago sues DoorDash, Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers

[CNBC, Getty Images] The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices.The suits echo longstanding claims from restaurants on the platforms.The DoorDash complaint also alleges deceptive tipping practices previously charged and settled by the D.C. attorney general.The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for […]

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Ethereum Blockchain Splits as Software Bug Affects More Than Half the Network

[Decrypt] Despite a late fix to Ethereum client Geth on Tuesday, most users did not update to the latest version, causing a fork on the network. A bug on the Ethereum blockchain’s most popular software client, Geth, has created a fork in the network. This means that the Ethereum blockchain is currently processing two chains simultaneously, which—if unresolved—could potentially cause a […]

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Sports card collecting is booming, but it looks a lot different than you might remember

[Boston Globe] Why the boom? “People were home, cleaning out their attics, or messing around on eBay out of boredom,” one collector said. The last sports card show I attended until recently happened in Augusta, Maine, around 30 years ago. I don’t remember the exact year. I do remember that former Red Sox pitcher Bob […]

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12-year-old reportedly set to earn $400K in two months selling NFTs

[New York Post, Benyamin Ahmed] A 12-year-old whiz kid from London who doesn’t even have a bank account is reportedly set to rake in about $400,000 in just two months from creating and selling NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. Benyamin Ahmed told CNBC that he launched his second collection of NFTs, called Weird Whales, in June. NFTs are digital assets […]

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4 Growth Stocks With 116% to 247% Upside, According to Wall Street

[The Motley Fool, Getty] Analysts’ high-water price targets foresee these fast-growing stocks doubling or tripling in value. Patience has paid off handsomely for investors in 2021. It’s been over nine months since the benchmark S&P 500 underwent even a 5% correction. Panning out a bit further, the widely followed index has doubled since hitting its bear-market low […]

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