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MONDAY 10/27

Lets keep it 100
The state of R&B is in really bad shape,most of all the mainstream outlets are now ran by younger people who know very little about true R&B, and don’t really care,this is forcing artist to stop doing what they love,stop writing great songs,stop singing and wanting to be rappers,or at least do rapper like things,
When I post about new music,most of the comments I get are,jd bring back that good shit,instead of all this BS on the radio,
With that being said,All of you that feel this way,all of you that love great music,I ain’t to proud to beg lol,I’m begging you, pls pick up this new JE album,and help us restore the feeling, 10/27


PosterTime: Zach Lavine Half-Court Alley-Oop

Andrew Wiggins spots a hustling Zach Lavine and feeds him a beauty from half-court for the alley-oop.

Kanye West (@KanyeWest) Feat Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) – Only One

While on the Ellen show Kanye West decides to world premiered his brand new video for Only One featuring Paul McCartney.

Kyrie Irving Drops Career-High 55 Points On Portland

Kyrie Irving scored a career and league leading high 55-points, leading the Cavaliers to their eighth straight win. Kyrie also set a franchise record in three pointers made ending with 11.

2 Chainz Considering Run for Mayor of College Park, Georgia

2 Chainz for Mayor? Possibly. The rapper says he’s planning to run for the position in his hometown of College Park, Ga.

“I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week.

Nancy Grace Challenges 2 Chainz to a Pot Debate Rematch

The next mayoral election in College Park is Nov. 3.

Born Tauheed Epps and formerly known as Tity Boi, 2 Chainz first suggested he had his eye on the office while speaking with XXL. He told the website that following his debate with Nancy Grace over marijuana legalization, his fans had been calling for him to run for mayor.

Watch 2 Chainz Battle Nancy Grace in Televised Pot Debate

“I’m a musician, not a politician,” he said. “I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park. I’m just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications.”

According to the College Park website, those qualifications include being a U.S. citizen, having been a resident of the city for one year at the time one qualifies; being a registered voter at an address within the ward for which one qualifies; and having not been convicted or sentenced for fraudulent violation of election laws, malfeasance in office, a felony involving moral turpitude or, if so, provide verification that one’s rights have been restored.

Up Close With Coinbase Exchange,by John Biggs (@johnbiggs)

It’s been a few days since Coinbase launched its official Exchange, a dashboard for active bitcoin traders that lets you buy and sell based on real-time pricing. I thought I’d sit down and put it through its paces and see just how usable this tool was for the average BTC fan, as well as folks who might want to add BTC to their trading regimen.



To use the service you simply create an account on Coinbase. It should be noted that you have to live in one of the licensed states. It seems Coinbase is rolling out state-by-state for various regulatory reasons, not least being the reticence of state legislatures to weigh in on bitcoin. This should be remedied over the next few weeks but you might be out of luck.

Coinbase told Coindesk, a BTC blog, that “the company had received licenses in 14 US states, as well as indications from eight other states including Massachusetts where such licenses were not required.” This means that this is a legal issue rather than a technical one.

If you’re in the right state, however, sign-up is a breeze. A few confirmations get you access to a screen featuring a price ledger and some handsome, dynamic charts. An order tracker also reminds you how much you paid for bitcoin at various times, a boon for those looking for an investment vehicle.

Once you’re in you’re probably going to want to buy and sell a little. Here’s where things start slowing down. I’m a long-time Coinbaseuser – I’ve had an account since it launched – and usually my bitcoin buys have been seamless and quick.

Now, however, the company is offering a separate USD wallet, essentially a way to fund BTC purchases using the exchange. That is not so quick. If I were a major trader I’d probably want my funding to be a bit smoother, but Coinbase has to be amazingly careful now that it’s touting itself as an exchange.

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I initiated a transfer from my bank account to Coinbase to the tune of $125 and waited a solid hour for it to come through. Then two. Then three. In fact, as of this writing, it still hasn’t gone through. In comparison, a standard market purchase of BTC via Coinbase takes seconds. This friction could turn off folks who might be in a bit more of a hurry. I was able to trade a bit of my spare bitcoin but the wallet experience left something to be desired.

The Exchange is definitely a work in progress but it offers enough tools for the average bitcoin trader. Until now the granularity of bitcoin trades has been fairly limited – you can watch the blockchain all day long, for example, but there was nothing that really offered a closed, usable trading environment. This aims to be that environment.

The dashboard, above, should be familiar to anyone with an interest in trading or access to a Bloomberg terminal. To buy and sell bitcoin in using limit orders – say “Buy $250 worth when the price hits $200″ – you simply type it into the buy box. To sell, you do the same. To actually buy BTC at market price, as David Perry writes, you’re forced to head back to Coinbase proper.

Nothing is particularly amazing about this – real-time views of the blockchain are common these days – but for Coinbase to create a close, licensed space for buying and selling in a professional way is an important step. There is money to be made in Bitcoin arbitrage and I suspect this is exactly the tool necessary to make it.

With big names like Frank Draper splashing out on low-priced BTC and increased interest – partially thanks to Coinbase – in trading the cryptocurrency, expect a brief window where a human with a little money and time can make some serious profit on bitcoin trading. Given the potential of high-frequency trading, however, I suspect that window will be tantalizingly small.

Nike Sued Over Jordan Brand’s “Jumpman” Logo

A photographer has sued Nike for copyright infringement on the iconic Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo. In 1984 photographer Jacobus Rentmeester took an image of Michael Jordan at the Olympic warmups for LIFEmagazine. After the photos had been published, Nike’s Peter Moore officially licensed the images for temporary use. Now Rentmeester claims that his image had been used as the base for the original “Jumpman” logo. Apparently “Nike used his photo to recreate the shot with Jordan in Bulls gear with the Chicago skyline in the background, but that it was essentially still his work.” Obviously, with Jordan Brand alone having generated over 3.2 billion USD in revenue for Nike in 2014, this lawsuit could potentially be a big deal.

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