I am not a full time crypto trader, so in the bear market I decided to just leave my tokens where they are, in good faith I had done the only thing neccessary to get my tokens swapped.
2 weeks ago I wanted to transfer my TRX to my Scatter wallet when I noticed a message on tron.network giving a deadline to withdraw my TRX until December 2018. This deadline clearly being over I wrote an email firstname.lastname@example.org as instructed in that same message mentioned above. I have not gotten any answer to this email until today.
I went into Trons telegram channel and got some support by a nice guy named Andrew. He said there was a problem on their side but they should be able to track it down when I find the original TXs (which I did). After 2 days I was told there is nothing they can do and suddenly it should have been my fault because I missed the mainnet swap deadline. My argument that I didn’t miss it as being proved by my TXs remains unanswered for over 2 days now.
So here I am, being locked out of my TRX. I feel scammed because I took actions for the mainnet swap thinking I was safe after that. How many times will Tron set deadlines where you can loose your tokens? Gives me a bad feeling for the future of the project.
Oliver was found as a stray after he refused to leave a family’s backyard in Memphis, Tennessee. Animal control officers went to collect him, but every time one of them got close to him, he would jump over the fence and out of the yard, as if it was a game. They finally had to set up a humane trap in order to catch him, and brought him to Memphis Animal Services.
From the moment Oliver arrived, his new shelter friends could tell that he’d likely had a home or someone taking care of him at some point. He was very smart and absolutely loved food and treats, and knew that if he listened and was well-behaved, he would be showered with them.
“If you’re on a railway station platform with a foil balloon filled with helium on a string and it comes in contact with the overhead wires carrying 25,000 volts, that could cause huge injury or death,” said James Dean, chief operating officer for Network Rail’s London North Western route.
“Ideally, we’d ask people not to bring balloons into our stations at all. Alternatively, carry them in bags so the risk of them floating upwards is minimised.”
As well as the safety risks and the delays to train passengers, Network Rail says the annual cost of this problem to the British taxpayer is around £1m a year.
The latest incident took place this week at Smethwick Rolfe Street Station, in the West Midlands, when a float-away helium balloon got wrapped around the overhead wires.
Hundreds of train passengers were delayed, and the cost of delays from this incident was £5,000.
Balloon artists have joined Network Rail’s safety campaign.
Trade body The National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers (Nabas) has launched a campaign to ban the release of foil balloons, sky lanterns or anything with plastic string or ribbons attached.
Nabas chief George Oustayiannis said: “Balloons bring fun and colour and a sense of celebration to any event, but please dispose of them responsibly, and never release balloons into the atmosphere. Respect the environment and prevent unnecessary danger and delays – please don’t let go.”
Earlier this week Network Rail warned that cable theft from railway equipment had caused 950 hours of delays in 2018, across more than 7,000 journeys in England, Wales and Scotland.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook vowed to be better in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, and with 33 points on 11-of-22 shooting and 11 assists in a 120-108 win Friday night, he followed through.
“Man of his word,” Paul George said. “He came out, he led, we got behind him, and he put us on his back.”
After losing Games 1 and 2 in Portland to fall into an 0-2 hole, the Oklahoma City Thunder were backed into a virtual must-win as the series shifted to OKC. Westbrook set a tone early with his trademark intensity but cranked it to another level as the Thunder built a lead in the third quarter. That’s when the fun started.
Westbrook swatted a layup attempt by Blazers guard Damian Lillard with 10:15 left in the third quarter and turned to the baseline crowd, yelling something. It caught the attention of Lillard, who said something in return to Westbrook, who then started talking back. The next OKC possession, Westbrook posted up on Lillard and hit an and-1 jumper over him, celebrating with a demonstrative rock-the-baby move. Lillard smirked at Westbrook.
“I didn’t even see him do it,” Lillard said. “A lot of times, I’m waiting for the ball to be inbounded. So I’m not looking at what’s going on going the other way. So, rocked the baby on a jump shot — you can do that all day.”
Lillard, who to that point was swarmed by the Thunder and held to only six points, erupted for 25 in the third, including 23 after Westbrook’s rock-the-baby celebration. Lillard’s 25 third-quarter points were the most in a single quarter in the playoffs by any player since Allen Iverson had 26 on June 1, 2001, against the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth quarter.
Lillard denied Westbrook’s move added any motivation and focused more on the fact his team was down double digits and needed him to up the aggressiveness.
The Blazers came back to tie the score early in the fourth quarter, but Westbrook responded brilliantly with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He rocked the baby over Lillard one more time — a little less emphatically this time around — and after sinking a dagger 3-pointer with 1:20 left, he pointed right at Lillard and had more to say.
Lillard engaged with some more talk shortly afterward with George, and then Westbrook joined in, with Westbrook eventually picking up a technical foul with 41.5 seconds left.
“That’s just how he is,” said Blazers center Enes Kanter, a former teammate of Westbrook’s in OKC. “He’s going to scream and yell, he’s going to try and get under your skin. But I think Dame and CJ [McCollum] did a really good job standing up there in coolness.”
Thunder guard Dennis Schroder also got in the mix, mocking Lillard’s trademark “Dame Time” gesture by tapping on his wrist with the Thunder up 12 with two minutes to go. Schroder said he saw Lillard do it in the first two games and was just returning the favor.
Lillard acknowledged he saw Schroder’s gesture.
“Yeah, I did see it,” he said. “I thought it was kinda funny that he waited so late in the game, when he knew the game was decided, to do it. And he also hadn’t done that, he hadn’t pulled that out the first two games. So I thought that was interesting.”
And to cap it all off, with the Blazers and Thunder taking their starters off the floor down 12 with 20 seconds left, George stayed in to shoot free throws. The Blazers missed a layup on their final possession and the ball tipped out ahead to George who threw down a reverse double-clutch dunk after the buzzer sounded.
“I mean, it was after the clock, but just doing that — I don’t really care,” Lillard said. “It’s the playoffs, people do things that maybe they’re trying to get under somebody’s skin, or maybe trying to make a statement, or, I don’t know. It don’t matter. The game was over; the game was decided. Typically, people say you don’t do stuff like that, but honestly I really couldn’t care less. The game had been decided; and if that’s something they needed to do to make themselves feel more dominant or feel better, then so be it.”
Asked why he decided to throw down the dunk, George said, “Next question.”
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
BANGKOK — The Thai navy on Saturday boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who possibly face the death sentence for setting up their offshore home.
Thai authorities have revoked the visa of American citizen Chad Elwartowski and have charged him and his partner, Supranee Thepdet, with violating Thai sovereignty by raising a small cabin on top of a weighted spar 14 nautical miles off the west-coast of the Thai island of Phuket — a popular holiday destination.
The cabin has been promoted as “the world’s first seastead” by the group Ocean Builders, part of a movement in tech and libertarian circles to build floating communities beyond the bounds of nations as a way to explore alternative societies and governments.
“I was free for a moment. Probably the freest person in the world,” Elwartowski posted on his Facebook on April 13, days before the Thai navy raided his floating home.
Elwartowski, 46, and Supranee, whose Facebook page describes her as a “Bitcoin expert, Trader, Chef, seastead Pioneer,” apparently fled after a surveillance plane flew over the cabin the previous day.
The Royal Thai Navy task force had planned on Saturday to seize the structure and tow it back to shore for use as evidence, but by the afternoon it was still studying how to move it without destroying it, the navy said.
In a video posted last month detailing the raising of the floating home, Elwartowski said 20 more similar houses would be up for sale to form a community.
Elwartowski and Ocean Builders say the spar was in international waters and beyond Thailand’s jurisdiction. Thai authorities say the structure is in its 200-mile exclusive economic zone and therefore a violation of its sovereignty.
The navy said they have evidence that the floating home was built in a private boatyard in Phuket and said the couple wanted to establish a “permanent settlement at sea beyond the sovereignty of nations by using a legal loophole”.
It said the action “reveals the intention of disobeying the laws of Thailand as a littoral state and could lead to a creation of a new state within Thailand’s territorial waters… undermining Thailand’s national security as well as economic and social interests of maritime nations.”
In an email reply to Reuters, Elwartowski referred all questions to the Seasteading Institute and pointed to online statements from the Ocean Builders website.
The group said that the pair, both active bitcoin investors, did not build, invest in or design the floating home themselves but were “volunteers excited about the prospect of living free,” documenting their lives as “pioneer seasteaders” off the coast of Phuket.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok told Reuters that Elwartowski had engaged a lawyer and was being provided with appropriate assistance.
According to Ocean Builders, the concept of “seasteading” has been discussed for years but the cabin Elwartowski and Supranee lived on was the first attempt at living in what it described as international waters.
Other groups, such as the Seasteading Institute, which was originally backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, have sought to build floating cities with the cooperation of host nations.
After the release of Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this week, many fans have been wondering who the next DLC character will be. Well at least one fan on Reddit was asking a different question: what would the characters look like if they were made from delicious marshmallow peeps?
Here’s your answer. Complete with Super Smash Peeps Ultimate game cartridge and an impressive recreation of the Wispy Woods stage, Reddit user invudontseeme, went all out with this smashing Switch diorama just in time for Easter.
Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and the spring season is now in full force. And doesn’t it truly just feel like meringue time? Lots of fresh eggs mean more whites for cooking and baking — including light-as-air meringue cookies and luscious, meringue-topped pie.
And when it comes to the latter, we are always on the hunt for ways to make meringue as light, fluffy, and luxurious as possible. That’s why a recent reader comment — with a smart tip on how to do exactly that — caught our eye.
Marshmallow Fluff Is the Secret to Sturdier Meringue
Reader comments are often a great source for cooking tricks (yes, we read them all!) and last month reader Elisabeth Oliphint dropped the smartest meringue tip on our Lemon Meringue Pie recipe.
Well, having never heard of us such an ingenious idea, I had to give it a little more research and a try. And turns out, it checks out! Even the bakers at King Arthur Flour have known this trick for years and use it in their Mile-High Meringue Pie recipe.
How to Add Marshmallow Fluff to Meringue
Because marshmallow fluff is already fluffy and sweetened, you’ll want to reduce the sugar in your meringue recipe (at least by half) and add the fluff after the meringue is fully whipped. Plan on 1 cup of marshmallow fluff for every 3 egg whites in your recipe.
Also worth noting: Marshmallow meringue browns much faster, so keep an eye on your pie in the oven — it will brown in about half the time.
Who’s the biggest winner from the new schedule? Which games should you circle on your calendar? Our panel of ESPN NFL experts weighs in.
Skip to a question:
Which game have you circled on your calendar?
Matt Bowen, NFL analyst:Green Bay at Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5 (Week 1). C’mon, it’s opening night at Soldier Field. That’s old-school. And we get a prime-time seat to watch Aaron Rodgers — in his first game under new coach Matt LaFleur — match up to the speed and playmaking talent of the Bears’ defense.
Mike Clay, fantasy writer:Browns at Jets on Monday, Sept. 16 (Week 2). This matchup gave us Baker Mayfield‘s coming-out party in 2018, and perhaps the 2019 version will feature two playoff teams. That might seem optimistic for the Jets, but second-year QB Sam Darnold finished strong as a rookie, New York has one of the league’s easiest schedules, and while the defense has holes, it includes some intriguing star power. If that isn’t enough, the Baker-to-OBJ connection under the lights could be entertaining.
KC Joyner, fantasy writer:Steelers at Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 8 (Week 1). Pittsburgh’s entire offseason has revolved around internal battles. Facing New England in the Week 1 Sunday night matchup will let the world know in a hurry if the Steelers were able to refocus their efforts on external battles.
Mina Kimes, NFL writer:Saints at Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15 (Week 2). As we all know, the city of New Orleans is a little miffed about a certain pass interference penalty that went uncalled in the NFC Championship Game. This is the Saints’ chance for revenge. It’s also a great matchup between two of the league’s most explosive offenses and a pair of teams that should be favored to return to the playoffs.
Mike Sando, senior NFL writer:Colts at Chiefs on Sunday, Oct. 6 (Week 5). Can one of these emerging AFC teams unseat New England in the conference? Is Patrick Mahomes better than Andrew Luck? This matchup is about the present and the future.
Kevin Seifert, national NFL writer:Chiefs vs. Chargers on Monday, Nov. 18, in Mexico City (Week 12). This game isn’t just between two fun offenses and division rivals, with timing that could play a big role in determining playoff seeding. It also marks the NFL’s return to Mexico City after last year’s field-related cancellation at Estadio Azteca. The league has a vested interest in cultivating international fans, and it needs this game to work from a logistics perspective.
Field Yates, NFL analyst:Chiefs at Patriots on Sunday, Dec. 8 (Week 14). This game pits the AFC’s finalists from last season in what was — in my opinion — the best game of the season. The chess match between Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes vs. Bill Belichick is something I’m already relishing.
The biggest winner of the schedule is ____________.
Bowen: The Patriots. New England has some holes to fill on the roster before we get to the regular season, but the schedule sets up for them to start the season. After hosting the Steelers in Week 1, the Patriots get the Dolphins (away), Jets (home), Bills (away), Redskins (away), Giants (home) and Jets again (home) before the Sunday night matchup with Baker Mayfield and the Browns. If New England can beat Pittsburgh on opening weekend, it could go on a significant run to start the season.
Clay: The AFC East. By my metrics, the Patriots, Jets and Bills will enjoy the three easiest schedules. In addition to facing the rebuilding Dolphins twice, the three teams will face off with the NFC East and AFC North, which are arguably the league’s two least-talented divisions (besides the AFC East itself). Playing nearly one-third of their games against the Dolphins, Giants, Redskins and Bengals will certainly help these teams’ playoff chances.
Joyner: The Patriots host the Steelers in Week 1 and then arguably don’t square off against another top-tier team until their Week 9 matchup with Baltimore. Add that to closing the season against Cincinnati, Buffalo and Miami, and the road is set for another first-round bye for New England.
Kimes: The Patriots (what’s new?). Glancing at the first few weeks of their schedule, 7-0 is in play. After a couple of challenging matchups vs. Cleveland and Baltimore in Weeks 8 and 9, the Patriots have a well-timed bye before a difficult stretch.
Sando: The Rams, with only two games kicking off at 10 a.m. PT (not including a London game in Week 8), an early start time that teams from the West Coast hope to avoid. Oakland (six), Arizona (five), San Francisco (four), Seattle (four) and the Chargers (four) have more early starts.
Seifert: Browns fans. While the prime-time schedule will add pressure and scrutiny to the team, it will give the NFL’s longest-suffering fan base another jolt of excitement. For the first time in more than a decade, the league is taking this franchise seriously. Enjoy it!
Yates: The Browns. I’m not diving into any reason that ties into whom they play or where they play them. This is about the Browns — long the laughingstock of the league — having four games scheduled for prime time. This is the team that people will gravitate toward this season.
Bowen:Colts over 9.5 wins. Indy gets some early-season tests with the Chargers in the opener and the Chiefs in Week 5. But I see an extremely well-coached team here that took a very smart and calculated approach to free agency, re-signing key veterans while adding some new pieces who can make an immediate impact. Plus, with nine picks in the 2019 draft, general manager Chris Ballard can continue to build his roster. I see the Colts taking the AFC South.
Clay:Cowboys over 8.5 wins. Dallas has reached the nine-win mark in each of the past three seasons and four of the past five. The defending NFC East champions improved the roster during the offseason, adding Robert Quinn, Jason Witten and Randall Cobb. All-Pro Travis Frederick also is expected back.
Louis Riddick predicts that the Patriots will have a 12-4 record, losing to the Dolphins, Jets, Chiefs and Ravens.
Joyner:Browns under 9 wins. Cleveland’s schedule strongly suggests that nine wins should be considered the high side of the Browns’ win total projection.
Kimes:Packers over 9 wins. After a disappointing 2018 campaign, the Packers have a relatively easy schedule compared to their division rivals, a new-look defense and, hopefully, a healthy Aaron Rodgers.
Sando:Seahawks over 8.5 wins. Seattle should hit this for the eighth consecutive season with Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson together.
Seifert:Browns under 9 wins. I reserve the right to change my mind, but while the Browns have made big personnel strides in the past year, external excitement far outpaces reality. Four prime-time games only add to the pressure that coach Freddie Kitchens faces. There is a big mix of personalities on this roster, and public scrutiny will be higher than it has been at any point since the Browns returned to Cleveland.
Yates:Seahawks over 8.5 wins. This team will be more talented than the one that reached 10 wins and the playoffs last season. The health of key contributors such as linebacker K.J. Wright and, hopefully, wide receiver Doug Baldwin gives me faith that this Seattle team will reach 10 wins again.
What’s your early Super Bowl pick?
Bowen:Chiefs over Bears. After the Chiefs hired Steve Spagnuolo as their defensive coordinator, I’m flipping from my pick of the Chargers earlier this offseason. With Spags running that side of the ball, look for Kansas City to have a much improved defensive unit to pair with Patrick Mahomes and that explosive play offense. Give me the Chiefs as the Super Bowl champions over a Bears team that makes it to the final dance because of its top-tier defense and noticeable development from Mitchell Trubisky in his second season under Matt Nagy.
Clay:Saints over Patriots. The Saints were a sky judge overrule away from a Super Bowl appearance last season and improved what was already an outstanding roster during the offseason. They’re arguably the league’s best team on paper. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady return to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive season, but the dynamic duo falls short to MVP Drew Brees this time around.
Joyner:Chiefs over Eagles. The hiring of Spagnuolo should reduce the number of shootout games Kansas City gets into and result in an AFC title for the Chiefs. The Eagles have the most complete team in the NFC as long as Carson Wentz stays healthy.
Kimes:Saints over Patriots. I was tempted to pick the Packers because I like the moves they’ve made this offseason, and I think we’ll see a return to form for Rodgers, but the Saints’ roster is too complete to pick against. In the AFC, I believe Mahomes will continue to shine, but I don’t think the Chiefs’ defense improved enough to challenge New England.
Sando:Chiefs over Vikings. Kansas City is an easier pick than the Patriots in the AFC at this point, simply because New England is in the early stages of completing its defensive staff and filling out its roster. Minnesota should have a top-five defense, with an offense that should benefit from continuity and more under-center concepts on early downs.
Seifert:Saints over Chiefs. But for a few controversial officiating calls and a quirky overtime rule, this could have been the Super Bowl LIII matchup. The Saints have been knocking on the door the past few years and have as many pieces in place as they have ever had. And you can count on Chiefs coach Andy Reid to open the season with a host of adjustments to counter opposing defenses that spent the offseason trying to stop quarterback Mahomes.
Yates:Patriots over Saints. The Saints return what is one of the league’s most balanced rosters, and presuming they can find a boost to complement Michael Thomas in the receiving group, they should continue to be explosive offensively. While the Patriots need to continue to beef up their offensive skill group, the team is stacked on defense with what could be the best secondary in the league. Forty-plus-year-old quarterbacks rule.
Crypto markets approaching 2019 highs; Binance Coin unstoppable, BCH still climbing and Ravecoin flying.
Crypto markets are marching slowly and steadily higher as another weekend unfolds. Total market capitalization is back over $180 billion again as it approaches the previous high for 2019. A break above resistance for the major cryptos will send cap to $200 billion pretty quickly and it could come over the next day or two.
Bitcoin has climbed a further 1.5% since the same time yesterday as it reaches its highest price for the past 24 hours at $5,330. All signals are that BTC will retest its 2019 high of $5,400 and analysts are confident that resistance here will be broken soon.
Ethereum is up by a similar amount as it returns to $175. The ETH chart has mirrored Bitcoin’s but does not seem to have the same level of momentum driving it. Ethereum has made over 5% since last weekend but gains have been slow going.
The top ten is all in the green during today’s Asian trading session but Binance Coin is running away with it again. BNB has reached a new all-time high at $24.80 as the Binance Chain mainnet gets rolled out and the token swap countdown begins. The crypto giant has been flexing its muscles lately and appears to be an unstoppable force at the moment. Since the beginning of the year BNB has made an epic 300%.
Binance Coin becomes the first cryptocurrency to pass its January 2018 high
In the past 24-hours, #BNB surged by 11.2% against the US dollar and hit $24.77 following the highly anticipated launch of the #Binance Chain mainnet, recording a staggering 309% gain year-to-date. pic.twitter.com/sYRzXwXJJi
Bitcoin Cash is up 3.5% as it climbs above $307 but the rest have only made marginal movements over the past 24 hours. In the top twenty there is also not much going on but Monero has made the most as it reaches $70.
FOMO: Ravencoin Ramps it Up
Today’s fomo spike is going to RVN which has pumped 16% with daily volume surging to $45 million. There does not appear to be anything fundamentally driving today’s pump which means it will probably dump tomorrow. Waltonchain is also on a roll at the moment with a 13% gain and Enjin Coin is close behind adding 12% today.
There are no big dumps occurring today but at the bottom of the one hundred largest cryptocurrencies at the moment is Bitcoin Gold dropping 3.5 percent.
Total market capitalization 24 hours. Coinmarketcap.com
Total crypto market capitalization is at $181 billion after adding $3 billion over the past 24 hours. Progress is slow and steady and markets are almost back to their 2019 high points. Daily volume remains healthy at $44 billion but Bitcoin dominance has dropped back below 52 percent again. Since the same time last week crypto markets have made 4 percent and are now less than $5 billion away from their highest level of the year.
Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals.