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  1. This was in 442 the other day. Would be great to see the island involved more.
  2. Instead of complaining that other papers can still name defendants and call on Tynwald not to bring in this law, shouldn't the paper call on the other papers to have a voluntary code on this? Like nobody reports suicides anymore because of copycats.
  3. Well there's way more USD and GBP than there will ever be BTC, and I know first hand that the amount of questionable transactions on the BTC network is drastically lower than most people think and the media want you to believe. Also, all transactions are public, meaning there are tools to track illicit activity. Bitcoin is still young tech and very much in its infancy, as is the whole crypto / blockchain area. There's much more to come and the fact that I can have digital my money in my pocket (the actual money, not a promise by a bank to look after it for me) and send it to another person anywhere on earth within minutes with minimal fees or fuzz is just one of the great uses of it. Like the old saying goes: you ain't seen nothing yet.
  4. Cool, on that logic let's ban all fiat money. More USD and GBP are used for illegal purposes than Bitcoin, but the sensationalist narrative makes better headlines for wannabe journalists.
  5. You mean to ban gambling with credit cards? A long overdue move really. Bookmakers aren't allowed to give credit usually, so why allow credit by proxy? Seeing payment methods banned is nothing unusual. Quite a few banks and whole regions already ban the use of certain cards or methods. In any case, this is good for Bitcoin.
  6. Well, you'd try and leave more gently, surely? Plus there would be a non-compete clause, etc.There is a lot between the lines here.
  7. Malta is certainly a competitor in the field but IOM still has a good, or probably better, reputation, especially with all the bad stuff that happened in Malta recently. Many EU facing firms prefer it for obvious reasons.
  8. Well it's not all doom and gloom. Some local companies are doing just fine https://www.sbcnews.co.uk/latestnews/2020/01/10/188bet-becomes-official-sponsor-f1-asia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=linkedin Please there are apparently still new licensees coming, mostly for software.
  9. Seven crewmen who lost their lives when the scallop dredger Solway Harvester sank in Isle of Man waters have been remembered on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. The men, from the Isle of Whithorn area of Dumfries and Galloway, died when the vessel went down off the coast of Douglas on 11 January 2000. Chief Minister Howard Quayle said the loss was "still being mourned". Manx fishermen, the RNLI and coastguard attended the ceremony on Douglas Head. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-51067732
  10. Was hoping for some crosswind landings at Heathrow-on-Sea but it looked almost serene down there. Bad weather gone then?
  11. Updated video from this morning: Seems Ben is still en route to Heysham somehow?
  12. Windy tonight. Not surprised there's no boat.
  13. Now you see him, now you don't Kush the red panda has made his great escape from Curraghs Wildlife Park - again. The seven-year-old red panda previously escaped in October after a snapped branch formed a bridge over his enclosure wall. Staff members first noticed the one of three pandas at the Park was missing on Wednesday morning. An investigation is taking place to find out how the animal escaped this time. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=53058
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