Next week the popular cryptocurrency event, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) will be hosted in downtown Miami at the James L Knight Center, January 18-19. However, bitcoin proponents got some unfortunate news this week as the event organizers have announced they have stopped accepting bitcoin payments for conference tickets due to network fees and congestion.
North Korea has accepted South Korea's proposal for official talks in what will be the first high-level contact between the two countries in more than two years. The person-to-person talks will be held Tuesday -- the day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday -- at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Baik said. ... The two sides agreed to work on the details of the talks "through the exchange of documents," Baik said, adding that agenda items will be "issues related to improving inter-Korean relationships, including the Pyeongchang Olympic Games."
There are 32 teams in the NFL and only two of them will be getting a parade this year: The team that wins the Super Bowl and the Cleveland Browns. Browns fans didn't get to celebrate a single victory in 2017 and because they are clearly desperate to celebrate something, ANYTHING, thousands of fans will be taking part in a "Perfect Season" parade this week to celebrate the team's 0-16 record. ... "It's going to go around the stadium [to form] a big loop, a big zero for the number of wins we had this year," McNeil said, via NBC 4 in Cleveland. Fittingly, the temperature on Saturday is expected to be around zero degrees, which means Mother Nature is definitely doing her part to celebrate the Browns' zero-win season.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he would put his team up for sale at the end of the season after the National Football League said it was opening an investigation into accusations of workplace misconduct against him. "I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership," Richardson, 81, said in a statement on the team's website. "Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the end of this NFL season."
For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come. Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star. But Google Artificial Intelligence -- which enables computers to "learn" -- looked at archival data obtained by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope and uncovered the eighth planet.