The new face of the $20 bill will soon be featured as the subject of a Hollywood biopic. Deadline is reporting that Seith Mann (a filmmaker who's directed episodes of TV shows including The Walking Dead, Homeland, Dexter, The Wire, Sons of Anarchy and more) will be at the helm of a film that takes a look at the incredible life of one of American history’s most courageous figures.
A devout Christian, Tubman survived years of abuse from slave owners, before escaping and establishing the "underground railroad” to help other slaves escape to freedom. Later, she went from being a cook and nurse in the Union army to becoming a spy who guided raids and assisted in the freeing of hundreds more slaves. The Civil Rights hero is having somewhat of a cultural moment: In addition to replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill (in the coming years), Tubman will also be featured in the HBO adaptation of the book Bound for the Promised Land, which is being produced by Viola Davis. Discuss
Two American men working for the group “Teams for Medical Missions” were found murdered in Jamaica on Saturday. Both 48-year-old Randy Hentzel and 53-year-old Harold Nichols lived int he area where they built homes and conducted evangelistic outreaches while working for the American organization.
According to reports, the two men were both on their way back from checking in on a house the group had been building for a local in-need family when they were attacked. So far, no one has been arrested, but the area is known for having high rates of violent crime. In a statement on Facebook, the group said,
TEAMS for Medical Missions remains committed to serving the people of Jamaica and demonstrating the unconditional love of Christ. Our T4MM family is grieving and we covet your prayers. We serve an amazing God who is able to bring beauty from ashes and it is in Him that we put our trust.
One of the tech world’s great mysteries has been solved. Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has revealed to several major outlets that he is the inventor of the digital currency “Bitcoin,” an identity previously only know as Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright proved to the BBC, GQ and Economist that he was the actual mind behind the controversial online currency—which is extremely difficult to track—by demonstrating that he knew of early “cryptographic keys” used to create the currency. Following the interviews, the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation released a blog post saying, "I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin.” Other high-profile members of the Bitcoin community also say they believe Wright.
Wright said that he is revealing his identity to end investigations and speculation into his private life. He told the BBC, "There are lots of stories out there that have been made up and I don't like it hurting those people I care about. I don't want any of them to be impacted by this … I don't want money. I don't want fame. I don't want adoration. I just want to be left alone."
He is said to hold a large quantity of Bitcoins worth nearly $450 million Discuss