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Elon Musk’s daughter, granted name and gender change

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Elon Musk’s daughter, granted name and gender change

Elon Musk‘s transgender daughter’s request to legally change her name was granted by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday, according to report.

“There being no objections, the petition for change of name, recognition of change of gender, and issuance of new birth certificate is granted,” the judge ruled, according to the document.

Musk’s daughter, whose new name is Vivian Jenna Wilson, asked the court to change her name in accordance with her gender identity and because “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”

The petition was filed in Santa Monica in April, and it came to light recently in online news reports as Musk, the chief of Tesla and SpaceX, attempts a takeover of the social media platform Twitter.

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Wilson did not respond to text messages from NBC News requesting comment, and it appeared her voicemail inbox was full. She recently turned 18.

Wilson’s mother is Justine Wilson, who divorced Musk in 2008; she did not respond to an email requesting comment on her daughter’s petition.

It was not immediately known what caused the rift between Musk and his daughter. 

The tycoon has weighed in on the topic of transgender people choosing their preferred pronouns, tweeting in 2020, “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”

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China Blockchain Alliance Executives: Virtual Currency The ‘Largest Ponzi Scheme In Human History’

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China Blockchain Alliance Executives: Virtual Currency The ‘Largest Ponzi Scheme In Human History’

The chairman of China’s Blockchain Service Network (BSN) Development Alliance Shan Zhiguang, and his colleague, insisted in a recently published op-ed that virtual currency is “undoubtedly the largest Ponzi scheme in human history.” However, they have said the “value of blockchain technology should not be ignored because of virtual currency.”

Opinion Piece Claims 90% of 100 Richest People Have Bad-Mouthed Virtual Currency

The chairman of the Chinese Blockchain Service Network (BSN) Development Alliance, Shan Zhiguang, and executive director He Yifan, have said virtual currency is “undoubtedly the largest Ponzi scheme in human history.” They also claimed that this Ponzi scheme has since morphed into one that is “no longer just about cash.”

In a recent opinion piece published by the People Daily Online newspaper, the BSN chairman and his colleague begin their attack on virtual currency and bitcoin by pointing to the fact it has been “bad-mouthed” by at least 90% of the 100 richest people in the world. The duo also gives the reasons which compelled them to similarly view BTC or virtual currency negatively. They wrote:

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This type of Ponzi scheme can be classified as ‘equity-type,’ and it has three main characteristics: first, it is based on equity that can be denominated; second, the equity can be traded and circulated; finally, and most importantly, this equity is not Associated with any asset, productive labour, or social value, but is entirely fictional.

According to the duo, the equity in virtual currency equity Ponzi schemes is not linked to any real asset or labor hence the risk is “close to infinity.” When looking at the characteristics of virtual currency, Zhiguang and Yifan said it is apparent that these are consistent with those of a so-called equity Ponzi scheme.

Blockchain Must Not Be Ignored

Elsewhere in the article, the BSN chairman and Yifan use the example of dogecoin to show how just one influential individual can manipulate or control the value of a virtual currency.

“So it’s easy to understand that Musk can turn his hands on dogecoin as a cloud, and turn his hands into a rain. Just sending a tweet can make the price of virtual currency flat,” the duo claimed.

Despite their stance on virtual currency, Zhiguang and Yifan insisted in their opinion piece that blockchain technology, which anchors most cryptocurrencies, “should not be ignored.” The duo, however, suggested that regulation technology is still needed to ensure the blockchain plays “a huge role in various application fields.”

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Terence Zimwara is a Zimbabwe award-winning journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively about the economic troubles of some African countries as well as how digital currencies can provide Africans with an escape route.

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Ruble Hits 7-Year High, Bukele, O’Leary Unfazed By Crypto Downturn, Elon Musk Will Keep Buying DOGE — Bitcoin.com News Week In Review

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Ruble Hits 7-Year High, Bukele, O’Leary Unfazed By Crypto Downturn, Elon Musk Will Keep Buying DOGE — Bitcoin.com News Week In Review

As sanctioned Russia’s fiat currency soars in value against the U.S. dollar, and crypto markets remain unpredictable, economists and crypto enthusiasts continue to puzzle and debate over what the next market move will be. In spite of this, several influential voices remain unperturbed when it comes to the future of decentralized digital assets, with Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele, Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk, and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary all recently reaffirming their faith in the cryptocurrency ecosystem in one way or another. This is the Bitcoin.com News Week in Review.

Russian Ruble Taps 7-Year High Against the US Dollar — Economist Says ‘Don’t Ignore the Exchange Rate’

Recent news reports have detailed that Russia’s fiat currency, the ruble, was the best performing currency worldwide and the articles explained that American economists were perplexed by the trend. On Monday, the Russian ruble rose to 55.47 per dollar, which was the highest increase since 2015. While many have dismissed the ruble’s exchange rate, Charles Lichfield, the Atlantic Council’s Geoeconomics Center deputy director, published an editorial called: “Don’t ignore the exchange rate: How a strong ruble can shield Russia.”

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Salvadoran President to Bitcoin Investors: Your BTC Investment Is Safe, Will Immensely Grow After Bear Market

The president of El Salvador has some advice for bitcoin investors. He believes investments in the largest cryptocurrency are safe and will “immensely grow” after the bear market.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms He’ll Keep Buying and Supporting Dogecoin

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk has reaffirmed his commitment to dogecoin (DOGE), and confirms that he will keep buying and supporting the meme cryptocurrency. The price of dogecoin climbed following his statements amid a crypto market downturn.

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Kevin O’Leary Says He Won’t Sell Any Crypto Despite Downturn – ‘You Just Have to Stomach It’

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, says he is not selling any of his cryptocurrencies despite the crypto market downturn. “Long term, you just have to stomach it. You have to understand you’ll get volatility,” he stressed.

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Dogecoin Price Jumps As Elon Musk Reiterates Support For Meme Crypto At Qatar Forum

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Dogecoin Price Jumps As Elon Musk Reiterates Support For Meme Crypto At Qatar Forum

Dogecoin, one of the most popular parody coins in the crypto market, is on a tear today. The crypto was up 13% at the time of publication. The move comes as Tesla CEO Elon Musk repeated his support for cryptocurrency on Tuesday at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha.

Musk stated at the Qatar Economic Forum that he buys and backs it because people “who are not that wealthy” have requested him to, according to Bloomberg News.

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Dogecoin Gets Some Love From Musk

Musk remarked during the forum in an interview with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait:

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“I just know a lot of people who are not that wealthy who have encouraged me to buy and support Dogecoin. I’m responding to those people.”

The coin began as a joke in 2013, but quickly grew into a major cryptocurrency thanks to a committed community and inventive memes.

Dogecoin is vulnerable to devaluation since there is no restriction on the number of DOGE units that may be created, unlike other cryptos.

In 2017, the price of Dogecoin was $0.0003. By June 1, 2022, its price had risen about 40,000% to $0.10. According to Coingecko data, DOGE is currently trading at $0.063348, up over 14 percent as of this writing.

Musk also stated that his staff had requested that he promote the coin. “They urged me to endorse Dogecoin, and I am,” the billionaire explained.

In addition to Dogecoin, the SpaceX founder has indicated support for other cryptocurrencies. Musk said in October that he owns Bitcoin, Ether, and DOGE.

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DOGE total market cap at $8.5 billion on the weekend chart | Source: TradingView.com

Musk Social Media Comments Move DOGE

Dogecoin frequently varies in response to Musk’s comments on it. On Monday, it rose 8.5 percent in a 24-hour period from near-record lows after the CEO stated that he will continue to promote and buy the meme token in the face of a large cryptocurrency sell-off.

The dog-themed currency plummeted in May of last year after Musk called it a “hustle” on Saturday Night Live.

Musk has recently stated that Dogecoin might compete with Bitcoin and be used for payments. Tesla stated in January that it would begin accepting Dogecoin payments for some products, implying that more could be added “down the line.”

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Musk was sued for $258 billion last week by a Dogecoin investor who claimed the tycoon was involved in a “pyramid scheme through pushing Dogecoin cryptocurrency.”

Meanwhile, Musk intimated last week that if his attempt to buy Twitter is successful, cryptocurrency payments will be integrated into the platform.

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