Bitcoin Tops $20,000


After the rodeo last week, when the cost of Bitcoin increased by more than $ 5,000 in two days, there was a relative calm this week. Trades were held in the corridor from $ 15,000  to $ 17,500.

But this relative calm has not continued for a long time. Already on Saturday, the bitcoin rate overcame the mark of $19,000 and reached $19,500. On Sunday, the rise in the price of the crypto currency resumed, resulting in $20,000 mark. According to the Coinmarketcap resource, the cost of Bitcoin set a new record for mark $20089 for one cryptocoin. Accordingly, the capitalization of the crypto currency reached $326 billion. Then a small pullback followed the level of $ 19.6 thousand.


Just as reminder, at the end of last month – November 28 – the price of Bitcoin was for the first time $10,000. Thus, in less than 3 weeks, the value of crypto currency increased by the next $10,000.

Great Global Warning. Recent Scientists’ Research


The diversity of climate models is the reason why the results of long-term climate change predictions are very different from each other. Some models predict a warming of only a few degrees, others are much more radical. People often point to more modest models, saying that the climate is not so bad. But, alas, researchers at the Carnegie Institution have found out that the most accurate models are those that are the most severe.

In a new study published in the international journal of science Nature, scientists have received data from satellites in recent decades with different climatic models.

In particular, this data included the amount of sunlight reflected back into space, and the amount of energy. Then the scientists analysed the climatic models to see which of them most accurately predicted the real state of things.

The scientists found that the most accurate were the models that predict the highest level of warming by the beginning of the next century.

According to the article, with a probability of 93%, the temperature will increase by the end of the century from the middle of the 19th century. In previous studies, this probability was estimated at 62%.

“Our results suggest that achieving any given global temperature stabilization target will require steeper greenhouse gas emissions reductions than previously calculated”, – Nature.


Kitties for 100 Thousand Dollars: How to Play CryptoKitties

A blockchain-based viral game about buying and breeding cryptokitties occupied 15% of Ethereum traffic in a week, earning almost $ 3 million from fans of virtual pets.


How to register in the game

First, you need to install the online wallet MetaMask. This is Ethereum extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers. Having registered an account in the system, you need to complete the filling of the profile on the site – you will only have to enter your e-mail and nickname. The mobile version of the game hasn’t been developed yet.

How to choose a kitten

Kittens can be bought on the internal exchange. Until November 2018 a new pet will be generated by the system every 15 minutes. Then the animals will appear only due to the pairing of other individuals. The value of each of them depends on the characteristics that are inherited from the parents. Now, for example, in the game there are only 160 jaguars and 93 maine coons. Also you can find rare species of a vampire or geek and cats, in the creation of which celebrities like Katy Perry and Elon Musk are involved. The Cooldown indicator determines how fast a cat can enter into new relationships.


How much pets cost

The price of the cats generated by the system is determined based on the cost of the last five animals sold. At the time of writing, she ranged from 9 to 13 Ethereum. The cost of the pets created by users is determined by their owners. It gradually decreases, if not willing to buy a cat.

How to breed crypto-animals

Users can not only buy, but also raise cryptokitties. Pets do not have a certain gender. To get newborn kitties you will need to pay 0.002 Ethereum. Each birth increases the time required for the cat to recover – it is gradually coming from a few minutes to a week.

Is it possible to get rich on this

The money that users receive for the cryptokitties get to the account in MetaMask. In the future, they can be spent and withdrawn by means of exchanges. Reddit, for example, already shares stories, how to earn  $3,200 in just a couple of days, investing in the game only $40.

The developers themselves – studio Axiom Zen – earn on the sale of the generated kitties and commission of 3.75% from each transaction.