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Intel’s 10th Generation Processors: A Hard Pick From a Buyer’s Point of View

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Intel’s 10th Generation Processors: A Hard Pick From a Buyer’s Point of View

Since the debut of Intel’s next-generation 10nm (ten-nanometer) processors in 2018. The Silicon-valley headquartered technology corporation has launched a few different kinds with very similar features.

Subsequently, making it difficult for customers to select from an array of multiple choices. Following another publication in Q2 2019, the semiconductor manufacturing company announced that it would be launching a new breed of the 10th generation series. In addition to the already existing.

Notably, the core of these latest processors is integrated with an underlying AI technology to provide an advanced CPU & GPU functionality. Just as stated on the company’s website as follows;

“The many advantages of 10th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors are here — built-in AI, integrated Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and Intel® Wi-Fi 6, 4K HDR, and more. Featuring new CPU and GPU architectures produced on Intel’s advanced 10nm process.”

The 10th Generation Processors

The ‘Cannon Lake’ brand was the first in the lineup of smaller and faster processor chips. Trailing afterward was the launch of almost a dozen 10th generation ‘Ice lake’ processors earlier this month. That was built upon the 10nm manufacturing process. Furthermore, the announcement of the upcoming ‘Comet Lake’ sequel on Wednesday.

Having that the release date of the full version of ‘Comet Lake’ is slated for 2020. The ‘Comet Lake comprises of the U-Series mobile processors; Core i7-10710U, Core i7-10510U, Core i5-10210U, and Core i3-10110U. Together with the Y-Series line; Core i7-10510Y, Core i5-10310Y, Core i5-10210Y, and Core i3-10110Y.

These additional Intel Core processors for laptops are designed on both the 10nm and 14nm architecture. Hence, granting an average Customer with a long list of options to scroll through before making the perfect pick. 

Although the inventory published in the month of August consists of nineteen identical Core processors. Yet each model ships with its distinct feature. Another major thing to note about these 10nm and the 14nm processor architecture is that both are running on the ‘Nanometer Technology’.

Nonetheless, the number one chipmakers are well on their way to making a statement in the technological space. With regards to the addition of the ‘Ice Lake’ earlier this month alongside the ‘Comet Lake’. Intel intends to create a complete family of highly fast and tiny chips that could service any and every customer. This was however confirmed by the company. Highlighting on the main reason for this move, adding that it has resulted to;

“A complete family of processors that complement each other, giving people choices for what usages matter most to them and re-imagining the possibilities of a modern laptop experience.”

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

Time and again, several members of the XRP community have opined that the massive dump of the crypto asset in the market has impacted on its price, negatively. Now, there are speculations for another dip in XRP’s price. The latter is after Whale Alert informed on September 7, 2019, that 100 million XRP tokens have been transferred to Jed McCaleb, Ripple’s co-founder. 

Ripple Sends XRP Worth About $26 Million to McCaleb’s Wallet

According to Whale Alert, Ripple transferred 100 million XRP valued at $26,322,440 to Jed McCaleb’s wallet. The transfer has led to the sentiment in the crypto space that XRP might tank below its $0.262 price today. Also, the opinion is due to McCaleb’s reputation for dumping huge amounts of XRP in the market.

McCaleb is Ripple’s co-founder, and in 2014, Ripple transferred 9 billion XRP to him as his share for founding the company in 2012. However, the blockchain company entered a seven-year agreement with McCaleb to control how much XRP he can sell in the market yearly.

Per the agreement, the co-founder could sell $10,000 worth of XRP per week in the first year, $20,000 per week in the second, third, and fourth years, and “750 million XRP per year for the fifth and sixth years.” In the same vein, he could choose to dump 1 billion XRP yearly for the seventh year, and 2 billion XRP yearly after the seventh year.

McCaleb’s Dump of XRP Impacts of Asset’s Market Price

Given that this is the fifth year since the agreement was made, McCaleb can choose to dump thousands of XRP tokens daily. In 2014 when he announced his plans to sell a significant part of his XRP holdings, the value of the asset declined by 40%. As such, the continuous dump of the asset has also been pointed out as one of the reasons why it is not spiking like other top cryptocurrencies.

Asides from being reputable in the XRP community, McCaleb is also a name associated with Mt Gox, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges. He founded the platform and sold it off years before its hack. Similarly, McCaleb is the creator of Stellar (XLM), the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Nonetheless, the crypto community has aired its views about the potential for McCaleb to release another share of XRP to the market. Crypto BitLord, for instance, said: “Wow. Another cool $26M Jed can unload at market. This shits out of control.” Another remarked that: “know, right?! Private businesses shouldn’t be allowed to exist. The name “Jed” should be banned.”

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Whale Moves $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoins, Pays Only $600 as Transaction Fee

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Whale Moves $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoins, Pays Only $600 as Transaction Fee

Bitcoin’s price may have stabilized for the past few days, but it seems the whales are up to something. On September 6, 2019, Whale Alert, a platform that monitors large crypto transfers informed that an individual has moved $1 billion worth of Bitcoin to a single wallet. The massive transfer has caused a wave of anxiety in the market that a dump could be pending.

94,504 BTC is Moved to an Unknown Wallet

According to Whale Alert, 94,504 BTC valued at $1,018,147,922 was transferred today, from an unknown wallet to another wallet. A review of the wallet that made the transfer showed that its funds were accumulated before being moved to the recipient.

Hours after the massive transfer, the crypto community is still on its toes trying to ascertain what the individual is up to. Comments made on Whales Alert’s tweet threw more light on the transaction. Alex Krüger, for instance, remarked that this is the largest Bitcoin transfer from a non-exchange platform, and the funds could be on the move.

Crypto Community Opines Bakkt Customers are Moving Funds 

Other members of the community opined that the transfers could’ve been made by clients transferring their Bitcoins to Bakkt, a Bitcoin futures platform. In their opinion, Bakkt had announced earlier that it would allow customers to move their Bitcoin to its cold storage starting from today, September 6, 2019. As such, the recent whale transfers and the said event could be closely related.

There were, however, others in the space who found the thought of over $1 billion worth of Bitcoin being sent to a wrong address hilarious. If that were the case, it would’ve meant the individual behind the transfer had just lost their entire holdings since Bitcoin transactions are irreversible. 

$600 Paid as Fee for Billion Dollar Transaction

These aside, it was also noted that only $600 (0.06 BTC) was paid as the transaction fee. Given that a billion was sent but it only attracted a few dollars in fees, several members of the space pointed out how remarkable that was.

On the other hand, the sender seems to be covering their footprint since efforts to track the payments from the sending wallets is proving a challenge. A crypto user, for instance, said:

“I don’t know how many of these “mixing wallets” there are. Every single tx I follow leads to a new one. Someones trying to hide these coins, that’s for sure. All of them look like they are still active today.”

Nonetheless, these wallets will still be monitored closely in a bid to ascertain if the sender’s motive is to dump the BTC in the market, which could tank the asset’s price. 

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