"Mr. Satoshi" found in Google Home

Smart speaker from IT giant has built-in cryptocurrecny adviser 
14 December 2017   512

The owners of the Google Home speaker were surprised to find that Mr. Satoshi was hiding in their devices. So, if you ask the device about the current exchange rate, then after a short pause the familiar female voice of Google Assistant "turns" into a personal consultant on digital money. This is written by Bitcoin. com.

"Mr. Satoshi" is ready to tell not only about the current bitcoin rate, but also about the prices of altcoins. However, it is not known from where the device receives the data. Many users have suggested that this is the "Easter Egg" left by the Google programmers, but there is no confirmation of this theory yet.

In turn, one of the users of Reddit, introducing himself as a former developer of Google Assistant, suggested that this is a third-party application. According to him, if the program receives an unfamiliar query, it starts searching for the corresponding application based on popularity. Therefore, it is possible that "Mr. Satoshi" is the offspring of an unknown programmer, to whom Google Home simply appeals.

Poland’s Central Bank Sponsored Anti-Crypto Campaign

The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to sponsoring a smear campaign against cryptocurrencies on social networks
21 February 2018   38

According to a Polish news portal, the anti-crypto campaign was orchestrated by Youtube blogger from Poland, Gamellon. For this campaign, the Central Bank of Poland had spent 91,000 Zloty (about $27,000).

At the time of writing this article, this video has over 500,000 views and has not been marked as a paid promotion.

Gamellon used the hashtag #uważajnakryptowaluty, which stands for a website set up by the Polish government to warn users about cryptocurrencies. According to this site, there are several reasons on why users should be wary of cryptocurrencies.

Another blogger Planeta Faktów published a sponsored video on their channel titled ’10 Differences between money and cryptocurrency that you need to know’. It also has the same hashtag, #uważajnakryptowaluty. But unlike Gamellon ’s video, this one has an ‘Includes Paid Promotion’ tag at the start of the video.

There is no law against cryptocurrencies in Poland. But it is illegal to create sponsored content without explicitly mentioning it.