Celebrate Bitcoin Black Friday, Propel The Bitcoin Circular Economy

Bitcoin Black Friday was started by Jon Holmquist in 2012 as a way to co-opt a mainstream celebration of consumerism and help Bitcoiners promote their favorite technology. By encouraging merchants to offer discounts on their goods and services when shoppers paid with BTC, the holiday became a showcase for Bitcoin as a payments system, a tool to encourage more businesses to adopt it and a way for HODLers to propel the Bitcoin circular economy.

The team behind Bitcoin Magazine relaunched Bitcoin Black Friday this year with a refreshed website featuring dozens of discounts on things as diverse as hardware wallets and VPNs to apparel and gambling services. 

Bitcoin has come a long way as a payments technology since 2012. There are a variety of bitcoin-backed debit and credit cards, high-quality bitcoin payment processors and, of course, the Lightning Network, which has made bitcoin payments vastly more efficient. To showcase

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Trust The Science, But Celebrate The Business Of Covid-19 Vaccines

Written with Mahka Moeen

When it comes to fighting a pandemic like Covid-19, most people trust the science. They have less confidence in business to do the right thing. Industry leaders score high in competence on the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, but low on ethics.

Companies racing to deliver vaccines might have to confront that perception in the coming weeks. Even if they solve all the associated challenges in record time, public appreciation for their work might not climb.

Many people simply won’t notice. They read news reports of research teams developing vaccines at Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca, and they applaud the power of science. Then they wait for supplies to show up at their local clinics. 

Nobody doubts this will happen. The worst-case scenario would be rationing during the initial months, which might cause jostling for position at the front of the line. Yet no one imagines

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Nurses, hospitals and doctor groups urge public in open letter to ‘celebrate responsibly’ during the holidays to stop Covid-19

As Covid-19 cases rise across the country, leading U.S. medical and health organizations called on the American public to celebrate safely this holiday season.

a group of people walking down the street: People wait in a line stretching around a block outside a CityMD urgent care clinic offering COVID-19 testing in Brooklyn on Nov. 18, 2020.

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People wait in a line stretching around a block outside a CityMD urgent care clinic offering COVID-19 testing in Brooklyn on Nov. 18, 2020.

The American Medical Association (AMA), American Hospital Association (AHA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA) issued an open letter Thursday urging Americans to scale back on traditional gatherings to stop the spread of Covid-19.

“With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching and a deadly Covid-19 pandemic surging, we — the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders and public health professionals on the front lines of this pandemic — strongly urge everyone throughout our country to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion that limits the virus’s spread, to help reduce the risk of infecting friends, family and

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Gamers celebrate launch of new PlayStation and Xbox consoles

When he was a child, David Wales would wait in line with one of his parents as the clock approached midnight, so he could be among the first to get his hands on the newest gaming console.

“I’ve been playing games since I was 4. … It’s just something I’ve always done and feels like something I’m always going to do,” Wales, 34, of Texas, said of getting the gaming systems right when they release.

But this year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Wales bought his console online and picked it up at a brick-and-mortar location to avoid waiting in hourslong lines.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles are the first to be released by Sony and Microsoft, respectively, in more than half a decade. With the coronavirus forcing people into isolation and hungry for new entertainment, the launches appear to have come at an ideal time — especially

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Technology Impact Awards celebrate a stirring year of grit, growth and compassion

Meet the companies, sponsors and leaders building the BC Tech community amid unprecedented adversity

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 5, 2020 /CNW/ – Proudly announced by the non-profit BC Tech Association (BC Tech) earlier today, the 11 winners of the 2020 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) highlight the provincial tech sector’s instrumental role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting recovery.

The TIAs’ first-ever virtual gala broke new ground in several other ways:

  • BC Tech’s most important annual fundraiser was free to attend thanks to the generous support of Platinum Sponsors CIBC and Telus, Gold Sponsors Finning Digital and KPMG, and the award sponsors and other partners listed with the winners below. Indeed, the resilience of the entire tech community was reflected by sponsors’ enduring commitment during challenging times.
  • The gala divided the award categories into three distinct parts – origin, growth and legacy – so as to tell the stories of
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Grab A Golden Opportunity To Celebrate Bang & Olufsen’s 95th Anniversary

The luxury Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen is celebrating its 95th birthday on November 17. In a world of start-ups and upstarts, it’s a rare thing to see a company that’s able to celebrate such longevity but heartening to see in a world that seems increasingly fleeting and fragile. I’ve long-loved Bang & Olufsen products ever since I persuaded my father to buy Bang & Olufsen gear back in the 1970s. Its such a cool and beautifully designed portfolio of products and a byword for cool audio.

To celebrate 95 years making some of the coolest-looking and brilliant-sounding audio equipment, Bang & Olufsen has announced its Golden Collection. From the iconic and modern

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Google and NASA celebrate ISS with new AR walk-through, puzzle images

International Space Station


Google Arts & Culture is taking the wraps off new features and games to celebrate the 20th anniversary of humans working and living on the International Space Station. In a blog post on Thursday, Google said it worked with NASA on the collection, which features a newly uploaded 3D model of the ISS that people can explore in augmented reality. 

The 3D model makes it “possible to bring the station back down to Earth and undertake fascinating examinations of each module of the station in incredible detail,” wrote Simon Delacroix, program manager of Google Arts & Culture, in the blog post. To view it, go to artsandculture.google.com and search ISS. Scroll down and click the image of the space station. 

The tech giant is also releasing a multiplayer Puzzle Party experiment, which includes

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