Despite a stratospheric rise in value over the past year, the price of bitcoin could fall to $1,000 (£719, €816) per coin over the next 12 months, a major Wall Street investment chief has warned. The complex and volatile crypto market is unpredictable, and crackdowns from government regulatory authorities around the world led to a crash in value across the board – with the bitcoin price tumbling from an all-time high of over $19,000 in December 2017 to under $10,000.
Technology pioneer John McAfee is urging spooked bitcoin investors not to panic after it emerged major banks in India were investigating the country's top exchanges. News that trading platforms used to buy and sell cryptocurrency were potentially under threat by a financial probe led to fears the price of bitcoin could plummet. McAfee, adviser to a project called BitIndia, previously called for calm after prices crashed earlier this month.
Marvel's latest superhero flick Thor: Ragnarok is "furiously" circulating on illicit pirate and streaming services – seemingly after being leaked online by mistake. According to TorrentFreak, a now-deleted Reddit thread claimed that a legal pre-order of the film was made available for early download in error. The hollywood blockbuster – the latest in Marvel's 'The Avengers' franchise – is currently set for digital release on 19 February.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".