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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in Politics, Education, General business news & info



Bitcoin breaks through $19,000 setting new high

As investors prepare for a second bitcoin futures launch by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) its price reached a new high of $19,783.06 at 12:14 UTC today , December 17th.

Up to $7,500 tax credit on EV purchase survives latest tax bill

Washington - The US tax credit of up to $7,500 on the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) has managed to survive in the latest Trump tax plan. An earlier House bill would have ended the Obama-era credit as of the end of this year.

Op-Ed: Jones win in Alabama aided by a crowd-sourced funding platform

Montgomery - Democrat Doug Jones used online funding to support his campaign and relied on a platform called ActBlue. Crowdfunding is nothing new in politics and specialty platforms such as ActBlue are increasing in number.

Litecoin creator Lee warns about the risks of buying litecoin

Recently the price of litecoin a smaller competitor of bitcoin, and in many ways similar, shared in the meteoric rise of its big brother. Its price more than doubled from Sunday Dec. 10 to over $300 on Tuesday morning.

Pepsico orders 100 Tesla electric semis beating Anheuser-Busch

PepsiCo is the latest company to reveal orders for the Tesla Class 8 heavy duty electric semi truck. Earlier Budweiser beer brewer Anheuser-Bush announced that it had put money down for 40 units.

Internet giant eBay buys Canadian data analysis firm Terapeak

San Jose - The on line giant eBay announced that it will acquire Terapeak based in Toronto, Canada. Terapeak uses supply, demand, and pricing data to aid sellers to know what to sell, when to sell it and at what price in different marketplaces such as eBay.

Chicken 'language' being studied with AI

Researchers are using machine learning technology to understand and analyze patterns in chicken speech. The scientists hope to better inform farmers about the health and happiness of their poultry.

Bitcoin price reaches another high and closes in on $18,000

Bitcoin set another high today with CoinDesk recording an intra-day high of $17,615. Many analysts think that the rise could have been fueled in part by the launch of bitcoin futures last Sunday evening by Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

Litecoin reaches record highs up over 4,000 percent for the year

Not only bitcoin has been soaring to new heights lately but Litecoin a competitive coin released by Charlie Lee on October 13th 2013 based on the bitcoin core but having several differences.

Drones being used in fight against California wildfires

The horrible fires over Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura counties that have destroyed over 500 structures and forced over 200,000 to flee is now being surveyed by drones which can track the path of the fire and survey damaged property.

Bitcoin futures launch volume causes website problems

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) launched its first bitcoin futures contracts at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time this Sunday evening December 10.

Op-Ed: This Xmas the Internet of Toys (IoToY) creates security problems

This Xmas no doubt many children will be given toys that are connected to the Internet. Many of the toys not only connect to the Internet but collect data about your children.

Coinbase briefly was the number one U.S.-downloaded app on iPhone

The huge spikes in the value of bitcoin that has gone from well under a thousand dollars a coin at the beginning of the year to a recent high on Friday of over $17,000 have spurred a great deal of interest in bitcoin trading and in Coinbase.

The bitcoin 'whales' could create waves in the market

In the context of bitcoin trading the term "whale" is used to refer to players with big money who, according to some, by their actions may "make waves" in the bitcoin market by their huge size and their motions.

Bitcoin mining service NiceHash suffers $70 million theft

The cryptocurrency mining service NiceHash suffered a security breach that resulted in nearly $70 million worth of bitcoins being stolen.

Bitcoin's price roller coaster ride over $17,000 before big dip

Bitcoin's price is continuing its wild roller coaster ride reaching a new high of over $17,000 before plunging down to just over $14,000 early Friday morning (Dec. 8) at about 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, giving many investors on the ride whiplash.

Large PC game distributor Steam no longer accepts bitcoin payment

Steam, considered the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, has stopped accepting bitcoin as a payment system.

Bitcoin breaks $16,000 barrier with new record high

Thursday morning bitcoin broke through the $15,000 barrier. In fewer than 12 hours, or just half a day, the coin's price rose more than $2,000.

Report predicts 40 percent of Americans will cut the cord by 2030

In spite of the availability of many digital streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix, 85 percent of U.S. households have traditional cable TV. Yet, market analyst TDG Research predicts that by 2030 up to 40 percent of Americans will have cut the cord.

Southern California dry spell makes for worsening fire conditions

Los Angeles - Southern California is experiencing the worst fire season on record with a warm dry fall and very strong offshore winds. The situation may get worse as a dome of high-pressure air is forming above the West Coast that could keep the area dry for weeks.
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