A petition to the House Ethics Committee requests lawmakers declare their virtual currency holdings. House Representative Jared Polis (D) of Colorado has raised questions about the ethics of US congresspersons holding virtual currency. When lawmakers have non-public foreknowledge of possible cryptocurrency regulations or investigations, those lawmakers could potentially conduct insider trading, capitalizing on their exclusive information.
The troubled exchange is being sued for allegedly making deceptive statements and false promises, attempting to skirt legal liability, and planning to leave customers holding the bag. Several years ago, the cryptocurrency exchange, Vircurex, halted trading and to date, it has not returned all assets to its customers. This week, a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in the Colorado District Court by a Vircurex customer on behalf of all of its unsatisfied customers.
Global shipping conglomerate ZIM has piloted a blockchain-based paperless bill of lading, joining the ranks of shipping logistics companies like Maersk and UPS that are seeking to simplify their systems. Shipping logistics is an extraordinarily Balkanized and Babel-style construct that lashes together the delicate, rusty inner workings of vast numbers of coordinators, facilitators, producers, and transporters across the globe, all with different technology, some of it decades old.
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".