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Jailed Weed Dealer Surrenders $1.6 Million in Bitcoin – Over $150 Million Still Remains Locked Away Behind Lost Code

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Jailed Weed Dealer Surrenders $1.6 Million in Bitcoin - Over $150 Million Still Remains Locked Away Behind Lost Code

An imprisoned weed dealer has surrendered more than €1.2 million (approximately $1.9 million) in Bitcoin, assets, and cash to Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB). The law enforcement agency is yet to recover another $156 million in Bitcoin because the secret code to unlock it got lost. 

According to a report on Sunday World, Clifton Collins had $624,000 worth of marijuana in his rental property, which the police discovered when they stopped his car and found weed worth about €2,000 ($3.120). 

In a court appearance in December, Collins agreed to surrender the 89 bitcoins, which the CAB sold for about $1.6 million. The CAB asserts that the Bitcoin was acquired from the illegal growth of cannabis. 

According to Bitcoin.com, the CAB sold the Bitcoin because it was concerned about price fluctuations and the possibility of hacking. Included in the $1.9 million that Collins relinquished was $168,480 in cash and assets worth almost $156,000. 

Irish authorities are yet to recover another $156 million in Bitcoin, which they believe to be also proceeds of Collin’s illegal cannabis business. The Bitcoin is locked away behind a lost secret code. According to Sunday World, the code is written on a piece of paper concealed in a fishing rod. The fishing rod is missing; authorities are unsure whether it was stolen or sent to a waste incinerator after the landlord cleared Collins’ rental. 

Because of technological advances, the CAB is optimistic it will eventually break the code. 

A report in the Irish Times claims that Collins started growing marijuana in 2005. He started buying Bitcoin in 2011 when the price was a meager $5. Now, the value of one Bitcoin is above $30,000. 

Collins is serving his 5-year sentence at the low-security Loughan House. He has continued his passion for growing by studying horticulture. 

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Popeyes Introduces New Fried Fish Sandwich: The Cajun Flounder Sandwich

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Popeyes Introduces New Fried Fish Sandwich; The Cajun Flounder Sandwich

Popeyes served the world their fried chicken sandwich, and it became a delicious success. Now, this time the restaurant is coming with a new recipe, and it is fishy. Well, it involves fish. 

This week, the multinational chain of fast-food restaurants debuted their first fried fish sandwich. If it turns out to be as successful as their fried chicken sandwich, they might permanently consider adding it to their menu. 

The new sandwich recipe, the Cajun Flounder Sandwich, will cost four dollars and fifty cents. In a recent reveal, the company said,

The fried filet is served atop the same buttery toasted brioche bun with barrel cured pickles that fans know and love from the Chicken Sandwich, along with Popeyes legacy tartar sauce.”

Popeyes is also offering a 15-dollar worth of insurance on Launch day. This means that if you taste their new recipe during their launch and it doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can replace it with a free Chicken sandwich. 

The company reassures its customers that their fish sourcing methods are up to NOAA standards, and they have plenty of fish, so running out of the species shouldn’t be an issue. 

It is important to note that since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, fish sales have gone up. Many are owing increase to the fact that people became very fond of trying home recipes.

Let us know what you think about Popeyes’ new recipe. Do you like it? Let us know below. 

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Gorilla Glue Challenge? Louisiana Man Finds Himself in the ER After Trying to Prove Tessica Brown Wrong

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The internet is a phenomenon with a significant influence on people. The serious incident of a woman, Tessica Brown, who applied Gorilla Glue to her hair, was a hit, but not one to be replicated. But a Louisiana man tried it, and the aftermath was dire. 

Meet Len Martin, a 37-year-old man who tried to prove Tessica Brown wrong. Martin stated that the Gorilla Glue was not as strong as Tessica was trying to make. To prove her wrong, he took a red cup and applied the Gorilla Glue on it, then placed it on his mouth. His end game was he thought all he would need to remove was to lick it off. Boy, was he wrong!

Martin had to show up to the hospital with the cup stuck to his upper lip. The doctors were luckily able to take the cup off his lips through peeling, to which Martin described it as ‘painful.’ This came with a warning that if his lip did not heal properly, he would have to undergo surgery.  

From an internet joke to finding himself in the ER getting a ‘painful peeling’ to get the cup off his lip, Martin had a message for everyone attempting to do the ‘challenge.’ Martin said, “This is definitely not one to try. Let’s just stop this now. … It’s very harmful.”

Martin added that he did not do the stunt for fame, according to what fans had to say. He had learned his lesson just like Tessica Brown had. Here have a look at what fans were throwing his way: 

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Twitter CFO contemplates adding Bitcoin to the media giants balance sheet

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A new dawn has come for the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The ripple effect since Teslas’ Elon Musk Invested $1.5 Billion of the companies assets on Bitcoin which has since then seen mega positive and a touch of legitimacy in the crypto world.

Barely a week after, Twitters’ CFO, Ned Segal is considering adding Bitcoin to its company reserves. This involves considerations of how it may pay employees, vendors and complete digital transactions using the wide sort after cryptocurrency.

“We’ve done a lot of the upfront thinking to consider how we might pay employees should they ask to be paid in Bitcoin, how to pay a vendor if they asked to be paid in BTC and whether we need to have Bitcoin on our balance sheet” Ned Segal, CFO Twitter told CNBC.

This however does not come as a shock considering how Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey is an amid advocate of Bitcoin. He has bought and sold services for the cryptocurrency at Square. A company he also owns. Although no changes have been actualized yet, this publication has reinforced the viability of Bitcoin.

In recent months, major firms such as MicroStrategy have shown particular interest in Bitcoin. They consider Bitcoin a hedge against inflation and devaluation n in the U.S dollar. Twitter would follow Teslas’ move and start accepting Bitcoin as payment.

Bitcoin has since skyrocket hitting an all-time high of $48,000 earlier this week. With Twitter declaration who knows the hights, it could soar. We might be on the edge of the birth of a new legal decentralized tender.

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Probable Cause of Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Revealed

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Probable Cause of Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Revealed

It’s been slightly over a year since the death of the basketball legend Kobe Bryant with his daughter and seven other people in a helicopter crash. An investigation into what caused the helicopter crash has finally been finalized, and one of the theories put out during the crash was to blame for all the lives lost during that day. 

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According to reports from the federal authorities, the helicopter crash’s cause was a mistake on the side of the pilot. The pilot’s poor decision making leads to him getting a ‘Spatial Orientation.’ The condition as described by the NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt was described as: 

“the powerful, misleading sensations that can confuse a pilot conducting a visual flight who loses visual references, and what types of training can be effective in countering this effect.”

The first mistake that the pilot made was to fly into the fog, knowing how iffy the weather was that morning. He should have returned to land and waited for the weather to become more transparent or taken another pilot with him. 

The previous owner of the Island Express Helicopter had always made sure that two pilots were operating the craft. This, he said, would increase the safety of flying the helicopter with one pilot stepping to help where the other pilot can not. 

The pilot’s mistake led to the loss of nine lives: Pilot Ara Zobayan died: Payton Chester, 13; Sarah Chester, 45; Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Keri Altobelli, 46; John Altobelli, 56; and Christina Mauser, 38. 

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Tom and Jerry Celebrates 81 Years With a Comeback to Our Screens – [Evolution Through the Years]

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Tom and Jerry debuted 81 years ago today and this is our all time favorite moment
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The duo, Tom and Jerry’s iconic cartoon film, that plays cat and mouse, just turned 81. You heard that right. Tom and Jerry are 81 years old.

Tom and Jerry Celebrates 81 Anniversary

As Tom and Jerry celebrate their eighty-first anniversary, the film will debut on the twenty-sixth day of February this year. 

Tom and Jerry made its first appearance on the tenth day of February 1940 and focused on the rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse.

Initially produced by William Hanna and Barbera (1940- 1958), the cartoon won more than six Academy Awards under Best Animated Short Film.

After closing down in 1957, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studios revived the film with a new director, Gene Deitch.

This year, the film that is a live-action comedy uses Tom and Jerry’s names, and it got directed by  Tim Story and written by Kevin Costello. 

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In the film, Jerry resides in a fancy hotel in NY, and Tom gets hired to keep an eye on him to prevent him from ruining a meaningful wedding ceremony. What will happen with the duo in a new city?

The Evolution of Tom and Jerry Through the Years

We sure are psyched to see the film. What do you think about the new Tom and Jerry film? Let us know in the comments below.

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