HackCU Episode IV Hackathon to Take Place in Colorado

HackCU Episode IV will be held in University of Colorado Boulder on February 24 and 25, 2018
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HackCU was started four years ago by a group of students who wanted to provide other students the time and space to work on projects they don’t normally work on through school. Anyone who has an interest in technology can attend a hackathon to learn, build and share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

HackCU Episode IV will be held in University of Colorado Boulder on February 24 and 25, 2018.

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In order to check-in, the participants should have a government-issued ID, and also bring their laptop, laptop charger, phone, chargers, headphones, a pillow, an extra set of clothes, and a reusable water bottle.

HackCU is free to attend, and moreover, it will provide meals, snacks, and refreshments. 

US Congressman to Call for Crypto Ban

As reported, Brad Sherman has called for a blanket ban on cryptocurrency buying
19 July 2018   77

American authorities should ban cryptocurrencies and mining. Such a statement on was made by Congressman Brad Sherman during the hearings of the Committee on Financial Services at the US House of Representatives, CoinDesk reports.

According to Sherman, in the future, cryptocurrencies may become a form of money, but at the moment they are used either by rogue states to bypass American sanctions or by individuals to evade taxes.

We should prohibit U.S. persons from buying or mining cryptocurrencies.

Brad Sherman

Congressman, US

At the same time, Norbert Mitchel, director of the Data Analysis Center of the Heritage Foundation, noted that the possible use of crypto-currency for criminal purposes should not stain other possibilities of digital currencies.

Yes it is true that criminals have used bitcoin, but it's also true that criminals have used airplanes, computers and automobiles. We shouldn't criminalize any of those instruments simply because criminals used them. Those components I believe are the main barriers to widespread adoption in the U.S.

Norbert Mitchel

Director of the Data Analysis Center, Heritage Foundation

As Eswar Prasad, senior professor at Cornell University, said, the existence of cryptocurrencies had the potential to impact the financial services system, particularly the payments system, in positive ways.