High yield bonds are rated below Baa3 by Moody’s or below BBB- by S&P and Fitch. The lower credit ratings are assigned based upon the issuer’s ability to pay interest and repay principal, making these bonds a speculative investment.
The sloth photo I use is always the same, and was created by artist Pedro Dionísio nearly three years ago. It quickly became a meme of its own, with people replacing the heads of humans with sloths for wondrous comedic effect. Dionísio has repeated the process onto other historical photos, and has merchandised them with phone cases, T-shirts, coffee mugs, and even tote bags.
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The DAO Creation period started on May 28, 2016 and ended on the 25th of June, during this period users were allowed to purchase newly created DAO tokens with Ether (ETH). During the first 15 days, the conversion rate for DAO tokens to ETH was 100-1, and it rose gradually by 0.05 ETH per day after until it reached the 100-1.5 scale.
Ethereum is (as of February 2018) the leading blockchain platform for ICOs with more than 80% market share. Tokens are generally based on the Ethereum ERC20 standard. According to Cointelegraph the Ethereum network ICOs have resulted in considerable phishing, Ponzi schemes, and other scams, accounting for about 10% of ICOs.
In the most common cases, crypto tokens are provided to all or the majority of investors in exchange for funding. Oftentimes, a large portion of the supply will be locked in for a set time, and more often than not, a one-year lockdown will be pop up as the most frequent unit of measure. This is to ensure that early adopters and patient token holders will be able to receive adequate profits, as a fair return for their early support of the new community. This does not mean that this is always the case, not all ICO’s turn out to be profitable upon release, so doing through research is advised.
Just in time for Christmas a new NiceHash EQM 1.0.4a miner is available with about 10-15% speed boost for owners of Nvidia GPUs mining Zcash (ZEC). Like previous versions of the EQM miner it will only work for selling your hashrate on NiceHash, so not able to mine on another pool with it. The latest speed bump is intended for SM52 and SM61 capable Nvidia GPUs (that means only 9xx and 10xx cards), so no speedups for owners for first gen Maxwell GTX 750 (Ti) unfortunately. Currently only a Windows version is available. We are seeing a nice bump from about 320 H/s with the previous version to a little over 360 H/s on a stock GTX 1070 GPU with the 1.0.4a, overclocking brings even more hashrate.
To AirDrop content between Macs and iOS devices you must be running OS X 10.10 or later on Macs manufactured from 2012 or later. The iOS devices must be running iOS 8 or later and should be no more than five years old.
With AirDrop, users only need to be concerned with the top two rows. Since we selected a video from the Photos app, other images and clips appear alongside as scrollable thumbnails. Users can choose from other photos in a library and send multiple files in a single AirDrop session. Each selected picture is ticked with a blue checkmark.
We’ve mentioned earlier that ETH is used as an incentive for miners to verify your transaction. It is also used as gas to power your transactions in the network; think of it as “fuel” for your ETH transaction.
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The Etherum project was born in 2015, and while for some it may have seemed like just another drop in the ocean of cryptocurrencies, it was clearly a lot more than that. For starters, unlike the vast majority of other cryptocurrencies out there, Etherum was not only about the cryptocurrency itself, but rather had its main focus on smart contracts – a feature that allowed the use of the blockchain technology in other fields as well, not just in the financial segment. You can read more about smart contracts here.
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These are non-backward compatible updates that require an upgrade to all Zcash full nodes and wallets. Each network upgrade has a name and associated versions. The network launched with the 1.0.x Sprout protocol. The next planned upgrades are 1.1.x Overwinter and then 2.0.x Sapling.
Zcash also differs because it has a built-in privacy protocol called zk-SNARKS, which is designed to make it the leading privacy-based crypto in the market (competing with other privacy coins such as Dash and Monero).
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@ Peter The more I dig into p2p lending the more I get excited about it. Especially considering the recent pull-back in the market. My Lending Club account has returned a consistent > 9% return since 2008. I’m also going to open an account with Prosper, too; just haven’t had the time.
Any socket 1150 Intel CPU will work for mining, even the cheapest Celeron. If you want to use the rig for office work, web browsing, streaming video/music while it mines then I suggest an i3 from that generation.
an interest-bearing promise to pay a specified sum of money (the principal amount) on a specific date; bonds are a form of debt obligation; categories of bonds are corporate, municipal, treasury, agency/GSE
This particular card has 3,200 “Stream Processors”, which can be thought of as 3,200 very dumb execution units that can be trained to all do the same repetitive task, just so long as they don’t have to make any decisions that interrupts their flow. Those execution units are contained in blocks. The 5970 uses a VLIW-5 architecture, which means the 3,200 Stream Processors are actually 640 “Cores,” Each able to process 5 instruction per clock cycle. Nvidia would call these cores “Cuda Cores”, but as mentioned in this article, they are not VLIW, meaning they cannot do as much work per cycle. This is why comparing graphics cards by core count alone is not an accurate method of determining performance, and this is also why nVidia lags so far behind ATI in SHA-256 hashing.
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