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Bitcoin Difficulty Increases 6% — It’s Still 48% Easier to Find BTC Blocks Than It Was 30 Days Ago

As expected, Bitcoin's mining difficulty increased this week jumping 6.03% higher on July 31. The change marks the first increase out of five difficulty adjustment changes. This was after four downward difficulty drops made it 54% easier to mine bitcoin than it was...

Jay Pickett, ‘General Hospital’ & ‘Days of Our Lives’ actor dies at 60

Soap opera actor Jay Pickett has died unexpectedly at the age of 60 while on the set of his upcoming film, Treasury Valley. The news was confirmed by the film's director and producer, Travis Mills."Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two...

Jay Pickett, ‘General Hospital’ & ‘Days of Our Lives’ actor dies at 60

Soap opera actor Jay Pickett has died unexpectedly at the age of 60 while on the set of his upcoming film, Treasure Valley. The news was confirmed by the film's director and producer, Travis Mills."Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two...

Ashley Judd walks again after her Congo accident that shattered her leg: ‘She is a new leg’

Ashley Judd is recovering slowly but surely.The 53-year-old actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador updated her fans about her current health status, which has left her with "reverence and quiet awe," according to an Instagram post she shared Sunday.ASHLEY JUDD...

Fauci warns latest COVID-19 wave is ‘going to get worse’

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that the country's latest COVID-19 surge is "going to get worse" -- but insisted he doesn't expect the climbing case numbers to trigger any new lockdown orders.The White House chief medical adviser acknowledged that the US has yet to...

NFT Leaderboard Study Highlights the Crypto Industry’s Leading NFT Collectors

As the non-fungible token (NFT) space continues to grow, the blockchain analytics Nansen has published a leaderboards list of the top wallets (NFT collectors) that interact with NFTs on a regular basis. The analytics firm combed through 90 million ethereum wallets and...

Kanye West announces 2nd ‘Donda’ listening event ahead of his album’s release

Kanye West is ready to host another "Donda" listening party.The 44-year-old rapper shared a new date for his next pre-album release event to his Instagram account on Saturday, which is going to be hosted on Aug. 5, 2021, according to a white loading screen graphic he...

Willie Nelson performs ‘Vote ‘Em Out’ at Texas rally in support of voting rights

Willie Nelson and his fans made a statement at the Texas Capitol on Saturday when they sang the country star's "Vote 'Em Out" song in reference to state-proposed voting restrictions.More than a thousand spectators were present at the "Moral March for Democracy" rally,...

Fauci ‘respectfully disagrees’ that masks are a ‘choice’: ‘Infection is impacting everyone’

White House Chief Health Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has rejected the idea that face masks are a "personal choice" in the face of the increasingly severe delta variant of the coronavirus. The United States on Thursday recorded almost 80,000 new COVID-19 cases - well...

Sen. Barrasso argues spending bill price tag will be ‘much higher’ than what Dems admit

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., argued during an exclusive interview with "Sunday Morning Futures" that the price tag of the massive spending bill will be "much higher" than what Democrats are admitting "at a time that we just can't afford it."Barrasso made the comments...

White House touts ‘strongest week’ of first-time vaccinations since early June

President Biden's administration is highlighting an increase in COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States, amid a surge in new coronavirus cases in parts of the country due to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant."The past week has been our strongest...

AOC blames Democrats for eviction moratorium expiring: ‘We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday blamed Democrats - both in the House of Representatives and at the White House - for allowing the eviction moratorium to expire, as millions of American families are at risk of being kicked out of their homes. "The...

Washington school lesson on cotton gin not meant to ‘harm’ Black students, investigation finds

An investigation into a middle school history lesson in Washington state found no racial intent when a teacher asked her students to clean cotton - including a pair of Black twin sisters. Onik'a Gilliam-Cathcart, a specialist in discrimination and retaliation claims,...

Texas cop pins ‘suicidal’ Black teen as she yells ‘I can’t breathe’

A viral video that shows a Texas sheriff's deputy pinning an 18-year-old woman to the ground sparked an investigation and led to the deputy getting placed on administrative leave.Footage of the Tuesday incident in Forney, east of Dallas, shows Kaufman County Deputy...

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak possibly tied to raw cake batter

The Centers for Disease Control has launched an investigation after several people have fallen ill across multiple states with a strain of E. coli.According to the government agency, the outbreak is likely tied to the consumption of raw cake batter. Interviews with...

Analysts Discuss Bitcoin Over-the-Counter Desks Bubbling With BTC Demand

Digital currency markets have been gathering gains again moving past the lows seen a few weeks ago. This week crypto traders have been discussing over-the-counter (OTC) desks bubbling with demand for bitcoin as the co-founder of 21st Paradigm explained, "high net...

‘Dancing With The Stars’ alum Hayes Grier arrested over assault in North Carolina

Internet influencer and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Hayes Grier was arrested for allegedly brutally beating up a man and stealing his phone in North Carolina.The 21-year-old former Vine star was booked in a Charlotte jail after a warrant was issued to...

DC Mayor Bowser photographed maskless at wedding reception after reinstating mask mandate

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser was reportedly spotted without a face mask during an indoor wedding reception Saturday night, hours after her indoors mask mandate went into effect.The Democratic mayor officiated a wedding at The Line DC hotel in the district's...

NYC laundromat shooting: 10 injured after 2 men open fire, flee on mopeds, video shows

Two masked and hooded men walked up to a crowd near a laundromat and barbershop in the New York City borough of Queens and opened fire, wounding 10 people, including three known gang members, before escaping on mopeds, police said Sunday morning.The shooting unfolded...

Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 commission subpoenas for McCarthy, Jordan

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday said he supported issuing subpoenas for members of Congress who might have had conversations with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol - even if that includes fellow Republicans Kevin...

Manchin: No filibuster exception for Democrats’ voting rights bill

Sen. Joe Manchin says he "can't imagine" supporting making an exception to Senate filibuster rules in order to pass the Democrats' wide ranging elections and campaign finance reform bill, which is a top priority for his party."I can't imagine a carve-out," the...

Bitcoin Cash Shows Maturity in Its Fourth Anniversary

Born four years ago as a result of the disagreement between two groups over scaling issues, Bitcoin Cash has grown to be so much more. Offering a full suite of solutions for cryptocurrency users, having support from thousands of merchants at a worldwide level, and...

Wildfire crews move closer to containing massive blazes, but other problems persist

Firefighter crews have managed to establish strong lines of containment as wildfires continue to flare across the western United States.Nearly 22,000 firefighters and support personnel were battling 83 large, active wildfires covering 2,720 square miles (7,044 square...

‘Saved by the Bell’s’ Mark-Paul Gosselaar says he had ‘undeniable chemistry’ with Leah Remini

Mark-Paul Gosselaar has not forgotten the time he and Leah Remini were each other's love interest in "Saved by the Bell."Gosselaar, 47, and Remini, 51, went down memory lane when they discussed their time on the American sitcom during an interview on Gosselaar's "Zack...

Rep. McCarthy facing calls to resign after reportedly joking about hitting Pelosi with gavel

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is facing calls to resign after he reportedly joked about hitting Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with a giant gavel he was gifted at a dinner in Nashville Saturday evening.According to reports, McCarthy was given an...

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