Verdict: John McAfee ‘died by suicide’, Spanish court rules

Court documents, seen by Reuters on September 29, dated from July 24, have concluded John McAfee’s family’s appeal to investigate the software mogul’s death in a Barcelona prison. Despite McAfee previously expressing concerns about a potential attempt to mask his death as suicide , it has now been officially ruled that the crypto ace, famous programmer, and businessman ‘died by suicide ’. According to the Spanish court ruling: “There is not a single element of suspicion, of a charge against a third party, of criminal behavior.” – Spanish Court Technology Tech mogul John McAfee ‘faked death and is alive’ in Texas, ex-girlfriend claims John McAfee, the creator of the world’s first commercial antivirus software in 1987, was found dead in his Spanish prison cell on June 23, 2021, at the age of 75, shortly after Spain’s Supreme Court approved his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. Although an autopsy had already concluded that he

3 cryptocurrencies to avoid buying next week

Investing in crypto currencies and trading crypto can be risky, due to it still being an experimental financial ecosystem in a borderless market that never sleeps. More than knowing what projects investors should buy, knowing which to avoid can save speculators from accruing huge losses. With the intent to help investors in their due diligence, Finbold has looked into a few technical Analysis (TA) indicators, summed up to fundamental knowledge of some digital assets, to arrive at the list of those that should be avoid ed for the next week. Pepe (PEPE) Notably, the memecoin Pepe (PEPE) lost over $100 million of its market cap, from the week after Finbold listed it as the first crypto currency to avoid trading, on August 28, being priced as low as $0.0000006 on September 21. PEPE 1-month price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap The same fundamentals that motivated last month’s listing are still valid to the ‘Pepe the Frog’ token. However, PEPE is among the top gainers of the day by p

Weed and crypto behind record electricity theft in England and Wales

England and Wales have seen electricity thefts rise by 75% since 2012, in large part due to cannabis farms, cryptocurrency mining, and the cost-of-living crisis, a BBC analysis has found. Over 3,500 offences were reported in 2021 to 2022 — the highest its ever been. According to a spokesperson for the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) who spoke to the outlet, electricity theft poses “a growing problem.” “It is a concerning crime as it can put people’s safety at risk and support the activity of serious organised crime,” the spokesperson said. Electricity theft involves tampering with or bypassing meters to avoid paying for energy. While tempting, the risks can be deadly; exposed wires and bypassing fuse boxes increase the likelihood of fires and death. Using figures from 42 police forces across England and Wales, the BBC found that the past three years have surpassed records. However, while some forces saw sharp rises in electricity theft, such as six-times over in West Midlan

FOMC, BRICS de-dollarization, and the future of crypto

With the BRICS nation exploring de-dollarization to minimize the impact of FOMC policies on the global market, does crypto have a role to play? The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has become synonymous with interest rate hikes and subsequent market upheavals. Its notoriety stems from a decision made in 2022 to curb runaway inflation by drastically increasing federal funds rates in quick succession. The committee’s power to set interest rates was granted by the Banking Acts of 1933 and 1935 in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Its role was further clarified by the Federal Reserve Reform Act of 1977, which directed the Federal Reserve to focus its policies on achieving maximum sustainable employment and overall price stability. In 1994, following years of low inflation and modest fluctuations in economic activity, the FOMC began issuing statements at the end of each of its meetings. Then, in 2011, it became customary for the Fed chair to host a press conference following F

Uniswap Foundation hopes to raise $62 million more.

“The foundation intends to allocate $15 million annually in community grants to support innovative DeFi projects. Uniswap, the decentralized exchange (DEX), is currently soliciting on-chain votes to secure approval for the release of its second tranche of funding amounting to $74 million for the Uniswap Foundation’s development endeavors. According to the announcement dated September 27th, this second funding tranche, bolstered by a 10% price volatility buffer, carries an estimated value of $62 million. Its fate will be determined through an on-chain vote scheduled for October 4th. If ratified, these funds will be earmarked for operational enhancements and research grants. The Uniswap Foundation’s mission encompasses nurturing core protocol metrics, nurturing a conduit for innovation, and aligning incentives among stakeholders of this popular DEX. The development team elucidated their plans for the forthcoming year, which include the creation of a software development kit tailored f

Chainlink's 33% Recovery May Trigger Positive Q4 2023

Chainlink has been thriving in the face of adversity. On the monthly frame, Bitcoin is up 1.7%, while Ethereum is down 1.6%. Other altcoins like Solana, Cardano MATIC, and XRP have shed 3%–8% of their respective values. Chainlink, however, has risen by 33% in the same timeframe. In this process, it has already nullified the 22% loss registered last month. Retrospectively, LINK is up 24% in Q3. In this process, LINK has managed to rise up on the rankings chart. In fact, it recently overtook Shiba Inu on this front. SHIB was the 19th-ranked asset at press time, while LINK occupied the 17th position. As illustrated below, the market cap flip just transpired a few hours ago. Source: Sanbase Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Up 8%: Can Bulls Push BCH to $250? What to Expect from LINK in Q4? In the weekly timeframe, LINK has registered a bullish flip from its downtrend line initiated in 2021. As a result, analysts like ‘Rekt Capital’ have started questioning if the macro downtrend is ov

Ripple: What Could XRP's Price Be In the Next 5 Years?

Ripple ’s native token, XRP, is currently trading at $0.49 and has failed to climb above the $1 mark despite winning the lawsuit against the SEC. The judge ruled earlier this year that XRP is not a security, and the cryptocurrency spiked to $0.80 in two days. However, XRP is now back to its July lows and has shed all the gains that it generated after winning the lawsuit. A handful of investors are waiting for the token to reach $1, but XRP is now stagnant in price. Also Read: GTA 6 Expected To Earn $8 Billion in a Year After Its Release Source: CoinGecko Will investors make profits in XRP in the coming years, and can the cryptocurrency turn the tide? In this article, we will highlight how high or low XRP could reach in the next five years, in 2028. Ripple: XRP Price Prediction For 2028 Source: Leading on-chain metrics and price prediction firm CoinCodex has painted a rosy picture for XRP for the next five years. According to the prediction, XRP might re