"Mr. Satoshi" found in Google Home

Smart speaker from IT giant has built-in cryptocurrecny adviser 
14 December 2017   1220

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.

Karpeles to Face Another 10 Years in Jail

Japanese enforcements agencies blamed Mt. Gox CEO in stilling $3M
12 December 2018   94

Japanese prosecutors blamed the head of the already inactive exchange Mt. Gox Mark Carpeles in embezzling 341 million yen ($ 3 million) from a bank account trading platform. The prosecutors made the corresponding statement in the Tokyo District Court, demanding 10 years of imprisonment for Karpeles, reports The Mainichi.

[Mark Karpeles] diverted company funds to such uses as investing in a software development business for personal interest" and "played a great role in totally destroying the confidence of bitcoin users.

Japanese prosecutors

It is noted that in September-December 2013, the head of MtGox allegedly transferred funds to personal bank accounts, and then invested in the software development business.

Carpeles is also accused of faking the data of the trading system of the exchange for the fabrication of balance sheets.

The deadline for accepting applications from affected investors as part of the civil rehabilitation of Mt. Gox has been extended until the end of December.