Scam Alert: Is Elon Musk Messing with the Twitter Community or Was His Account Hacked After All?

The famous entrepreneur Elon Musk is one of the biggest trolls on the Internet. At this point, it is hard to say whether what he posts is real or was his account hacked.

For example, recently the founder of Tesla made a couple of weird tweets, confessing his love for anime and encouraging people to buy Bitcoins. The administration of Twitter blocked his account, thinking that he was a victim of a hacker attack, but the tweets were very real.

This time, Musk’s account was involved in another classical crypto giveaway. The person pretending to be Elon Musk offered his subscribers to send BTC to a specific wallet and receive many more in return.

Hopefully, the community was careful enough this time. The scam was quickly uncovered.

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Tesla Released a Home Charger for Electric Vehicles that Connects to a Wall Outlet

An American company, manufacturing electric vehicles and solutions for the storage of electric power, launches a new product – a home charging station.

Wall Connector is Tesla’s first home charging solution. The station can be plugged directly into a wall outlet using the most common high-voltage plug in the United States – NEMA 14-50.

Resource: https://shop.tesla.com/

Advantages of Wall Connector

The new solution offers a faster charge time by 25%, unlike the Gen 2 Mobile Connector from Tesla, which is also compatible with the NEMA 14-50 plug. The Wall Connector provides up to 40 amps to most Tesla cars, while the Gen 2 connector is limited to 32 amps.

An electric car charging station costs $ 500. The kit includes a 24-foot cable, colors – Silver and Gloss Black.

We want to remind you: 

The Shares of Netflix, Apple and Tesla Might Be Switching to Blockchain

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SpaceX is Launching the First Falcon 9 in 2019

Today, January 11 at 07:31 a.m. PST, SpaceX, USA private space company, launches the Falcon 9 rocket, which will be carrying 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. The total project cost is $2.9 billion.

You may check the broadcast of the launch on the stream:

The rocket launch is planned on the Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California which is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, 125 miles to the northwest from Los Angeles, exactly at 7:31 a.m. PST  or 15:31 UTC.

The rocket has the B1049.2 Iridium-8 thrust, which was used on the launch of Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite on the 10th of September, 2018.

The aim of the rocket is to lead 10 satellites with a total mass of 9,600 kg on a low polar orbit. The weight of each satellite is approximately 860 kg with  3.1 × 2.4 × 1.5 m dimensions.

The measures will be taken for the return of rocket stage on Earth. The landing is planned on the “Just Read The Instructions” drone ship which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

Source: https://www.spacex.com/

Iridium NEXT satellites are communication satellites of the second generation of the Iridium Communications Inc. American company, which are equipped with voice communication and data transmission to mobile devices.

The Iridium NEXT working orbits are located at the altitude of 780 km under 86.4 ° degree decline with a roller ability in six orbital planes for about 100 minutes. The satellites which are already on the orbit will be removed with their combustion in the atmosphere.

In general, duration of the mission will last about 72 minutes. You can track down the timeline of the start here.

The rocket

The Falcon 9 rocket has the following parameters:

  • the height is about 70m.
  • the diameter of a stage is 3,66m.
  • the diameter of a nose cone ( cargo bay) is 5,3m.

The thrust will be provided by nine Merlin 1D engines and one 1D Vacuum engine, they all operate off a mixture of liquid oxygen and rocket kerosene. The rocket fully complies with NASA requirements.

The mission logo:

Source: https://www.spacex.com/

We want to remind you:

“Touch” the Sun or the Main NASA Achievements of 2018

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Swedish Scammers Try to Sell Fake National Cryptocurrency

The main bank of Sweden, Riksbank, is warning its customers and all citizens of the country about the scam cryptocurrency roaming around – a fake e-krona.

On certain websites and in social media, false information is circulating claiming that the Riksbank is selling e-kronas,” is stated on the official site of the bank.

In fact, the project of launching a state-run digital currency appeared back in 2017. This is due to the fact that less and less Swedish people are using physical money when buying things.

Experts say that by 2025 half of all establishments in the country will stop accepting cash.

Meanwhile, the official project of e-kronas is still in the making, a lot of things have to be finished, thus, the Swedish cryptocurrency will not come out any time soon.

Riksbank warns that any person who claims to be selling e-kronas, especially on behalf of the bank, is a fraudster.

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The Most High-Profile Scam Projects of 2018

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“Touch” the Sun or the Main NASA Achievements of 2018

2018 was the landmark year for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Coin Shark have gathered the main achievements of 2018.

1. To The Sun

Parker Solar Probe, within a period from October 31 to November 11 made its first perihelion, its first close approach to the Sun on the record distance 27,2 million kilometers and flight through the sun crown. The coronal mass ejections and Mercury can be seen in the picture.

Parker Solar Probe was launched on 12th August 2018. During the operation he had to get the answers for 3 main questions:

  • How much is the solar crown hotter than the visible surface of the Sun?
  • What is the speed of the solar wind?
  • How are some solar energetic particles accelerating from the Sun at a speed of more than half speed of the light?
Source: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu

2. Selfie on Mars

InSight, NASA research vehicle, for the 8-th time in human history has successfully landed on Mars on the 26th of November 2018. The aim of the scientists is to drill the 5 meter borehole with the help of the machine in the soil of the Red planet. This will help to study the internal constitution and structure.

A camera that was installed in the InSight robotic arm made several pictures of the surface of Mars.

3. Planet’s Stories

In the beginning of 2019 New Horizons sonde flying past the most distant ever examined objects send the first images and the science data about Ultima Thule. Such information may help to explore the formation of planets in our Solar system and around other stars.

We want to remind you that the space station New Horizons was launched in 2006. This is the first machinery which have flown near the Pluto at a distance of 12.5 thousand kilometers. The information obtained during the study allowed scientists to discover that on this planet there are glaciers,mountains and volcanoes.

The other companies also took new steps in the exploration of space except NASA in 2018.

In February 2018, for example, SpaceX owned by Elon Musk, launched their first super-heavy rocket Falcon Heavy.

A some kind of baggage on the way to the Mars was Elon’s personal vehicle, a red Tesla Roadster. The dummy named Starman was launched together with the car along with the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Noël Adams and under David Bowie music accompaniment.

In October 2018 European Space Agency (ESA) sent Bepi Colombo mission in order to study the smallest Solar system planet.

Mercury is one of the least studied planet. So far, there are only 2 sondes which have flown up to it. According to ESA plans, the machineries should reach the target till 2025.

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President Donald Trump Believes That the Recession of the Stock Market Is Just a “Glitch”

The current President of the United States has surprised the world with his eccentric and sometimes illogical statements on multiple occasions, and this time was no exception. Donald Trump claimed that the downward trend happening at the stock market right now is only a glitch and it will soon be fixed.

We had a little glitch in the stock market last month. We need a little help from the Fed … but we’re going to be good. The trade deals are kicking in,” the President said.

This was tweeted about by the editor of Reuters, who works directly in the White House.

Trump is sure that the situation on the stock market will change after the US concludes more trade deals, especially with China. However, it seems highly unlikely, taking into consideration the wave of mutual sanctions between the countries.

He also demanded that the Federal Reserve should take care of the problem.

Meanwhile, most financial experts name quite different reasons for the market recession, none of them including the infamous “glitch”.

The Twitter community reacted to Trump quite harshly. They started calling all of his actions and words a glitch.

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25 Celebrities Who Support Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a favourite of all news portals. It becomes the most discussed currency of the XXI century, everyone is interested in it, buys it, even celebrities make their own business with the help of it. Who? Let’s find out with The Coin Shark.

Ashton Kutcher

In 2010, American actor became the originator of A-Grade Investments company, which successfully invested money in the projects such as: Uber, Airbnb and BitPay.

Kutcher left a positive feedback about Bitcoin in Twitter:

Snoop Dogg

In 2013, Snoop Dogg’s albums were sold by 0.3 BTC. The exact number of albums sold is still unknown. But if he had sold the albums at the current rate of 3,5 thousand dollars, then the rapper might have earned about 1,05 thousand dollars per album.

Also, the rapper popped up on a XRP Community Night party.

Hugh Laurie

The actor became a hodler of the Bitcoins, amounting to 5,000 dollars, by his best friend’s advice.

Kim Kardashian

Matthew Roszak the founder of Bloq and various cryptocurrency projects, presented Bitcoin to an American star Kim Kardashian. He shared this news with his subscribers on Twitter:

A Bitcoin Was Gifted to Kim Kardashian

Mike Tyson

Famous actor contributed greatly to the cryptocurrencies development. In 2015, he launched the Bitcoin ATM system, after 6 months his team announced the launch of a mobile application for trading:

Donald Glover

In 2013, during an interview with “Time” the rapper expressed his admiration of Bitcoin.

I know a lot of people are skeptical, but I feel like if everything’s going to live online, why not bitcoins? Being backed by gold seems very old and nostalgic to me. Being backed to a bitcoin, which takes time to actually make and there’s this equation that has to be done, that feels realer to me and makes more sense.”

Bill Gates

Co-founder of Microsoft doesn’t hide his interest about Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be. Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can get pretty inconvenient.”, said Gates during an interview.

However, later Bill Gates expressed his negative attitude towards cryptocurrency.

Elon Musk

Former CEO of Tesla, the chief executive and the chief engineer of SpaceX denies that he owns Bitcoin, except of those 0,25 BTC which is a gift from a friend.  You can find this on his Twitter:

Pitbull

Armando Christian Perez, a hip-hop artist, aka “Pitbull” said that in 2012 he started investing in Bitcoin. Today he is constantly tracking the rate of cryptocurrency, however he is no longer investing in it.

Jamie Foxx

A member of Stand-UP Comedy, an american actor and singer became interested in cryptocurrency back in 2017. He was promoting a Bitcoin exchange Cobinhood on his Twitter account.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled

Floyd, the undefeated American boxer, more than anyone else is engaged in various ICO advertising. In 2017 he became an ambassador of Stox cryptocurrency project, which specializes in the markets analysis. Boxing star was also engaged in advertising Hubii Network marketplace.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not the only one among celebrities who was advertising aforementioned Centra project. DJ Khaled joined the boxer.  In 2017, the producer was overwhelmed with comments under an Instagram photo, where he was posing with a Centra card. Unfortunately, later, it became known that the project was a scam.

Jessica VerSteeg and The Game

No one could imagine that the model can tie her career with innovations. However, in 2017, Jessica VerSteeg Miss-Iowa 2014 launched the ParagonCoin Bitcoin-platform. We note that the project is quite specific, since it was created for marijuana industry.

Jayceon Taylor, a hip-hop artist, more known as “The Game”, supported Jessica VerSteeg. He made a video about promoting the Paragon platform.

Mel B

A british singer and a former member of Spice Girls back in 2014, she was selling her christmas single for a Bitcoin. After partnership with a London cloud mining service CloudHashing, she became the first performer in history who was selling music for BTC.

Madonna,Lady Gaga,Jennifer Lopez,Kelly Joyce

Well-known singers, they were the first ones who accepted payment in BTC. The amount of fee depends on singer’s popularity. The advantages of such payment are that celebrities gain their net profit without taxes, which are not charged from cryptocurrency and fans do not overpay for the performance.

Madonna

This celebrity should  be pointed out of all four divas. In 2018, Madonna supported Ripple’s social action, during which they were collecting funds for the orphans from an African Republic of Malawi.

Ghostface Killah

In October,2017, Ghostface Killah a member of a hardcore hip hop band called Wu-Tang Clan, became a founder of Cream Capital company, which specializes in promotion and funding services for cryptocurrency startups. During the ICO the company earned $30 million.

The name of the company is identical to a Wu-Tang Clan hit – C.R.E.A.M. ( Cash Rules Everything Around Me ).

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman, a player of the american football team “Seattle Seahawks”, have invested in several cryptocurrencies. Even his family cannot stop his bigotry.

Sherman managed to earn on the rate growth when it was at $20,000.

Later, Sherman cashed his Bitcoin and managed to earn while it cost $20 thousand per coin. Moreover,  he is a representative and an investor of Cobinhood crypto exchange.

Johnny Depp

In the fall of 2018, the actor became a partner with TaTaTu blockchain startup, which deals with film-making.

Infinitum Nihil Film Company, which belongs to Johnny Depp will produce documentaries and digital content according to the agreement with the crypto project.

Johnny has the ability to conceptualize material in a way that few can, and is unburdened of conventional industry formulas that dictate the projects that get made, traditionally, as we make strides to embrace disruptiveness, Johnny will be a key collaborator with us and we are tremendously excited to back his visions and instincts on stories to bring to life.”, said Andrea Iervolino the founder of TaTaTu.

Mark Cuban

An american entrepreneur, a billionaire had his own rule for investment in cryptocurrency, which he shared with the crypto community.  He is sure that any funds that don’t have the exact purpose should be invested in the digital currency.

Lionel Messi

In the winter of 2017, the legend of the Barcelona football club became an official global ambassador of Sirin Labs Israeli company, which is developing the world first crypto smartphone called Finney. Messi shared this news on his Instagram.

Sirin Labs advertising slogan is:


Let’s kick some goals together and bring Blockchain technology to the mass market.”

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