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Indian PM Narendra Modi talks blockchain

Feb 21, 2018 06:15 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Indian government is gradually warming up to the blockchain revolution that has already engulfed major economies of the world. While the Indian banking sector has been actively involved in blockchain space with...

Digital Currency Revolution

Venezuelan president claims Petro cryptocurrency pre-sale raises $735M

Feb 21, 2018 05:33 am UTC| Digital Currency

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced that the sale of the countrys Petro cryptocurrency sale has raised $735 million in the first day itself, CoinDesk reported. A grandes problemas, grandes...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Nasdaq seeks to delist Long Blockchain, sends notice

Feb 21, 2018 04:56 am UTC| Digital Currency

Long Blockchain Corp., a company which rebranded itself as a blockchain firm from a beverage company Long Island Iced Tea Corp. in late 2017, has received a notice from Nasdaq to delist the companys securities. Just...

Blockchain Revolution Series

R3 sets up blockchain-focused Legal Centre of Excellence

Feb 21, 2018 04:06 am UTC| Digital Currency

Enterprise software firm R3 has organized a group of legal firms to set up a Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE), Finextra reported R3 leads a blockchain consortium of over 200 banks, financial services firms, technology...

Initial Coin Offering Series

Germany’s BaFin clarifies stance on ICOs

Feb 21, 2018 03:14 am UTC| Digital Currency

Germanys Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has issued a letter on the regulatory classification of tokens issued via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or token sales. The regulator said that it has been...

Digital Currency Revolution

FxWirePro: ETH/USD hovers around channel top at 949, good to go long on break above

Feb 20, 2018 10:45 am UTC| Digital Currency

ETH/USD is extremely rangebound on Tuesday as it faces stiff trend line resistance at 949 levels. It is currently trading at 936 levels at the time of writing (Kraken). On the upside, a decisive break above 949 (trend...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Government of Kaliningrad to trial blockchain technology in social payments

Feb 20, 2018 09:37 am UTC| Digital Currency

The Government of Kaliningrad region is collaborating with Vnesheconombank (VEB) on a blockchain pilot project in the field of social payments. The government and VEB have inked an agreement on cooperation in a number...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds end higher after dairy prices fall at GlobalDairyTrade price auction; eyes on Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds ended Wednesdays session on a higher note after dairy product prices declined at the overnight GlobalDairyTrade auction, sliding for the first time this year after three consecutive...

Australian wage growth picks up in Q4, driven by rise in public sector wages

Australias wage growth finally looks to be picking up, posting the first upward surprise since Q4 2013. The strength was concentrated in public sector wages but some catch-up in private wages in Q1 this year is expected as...

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Australian bonds snap losses on short-covering despite rise in Q4 wage price index

Australian bonds snapped losses Wednesday as investors covered previous short positions despite a better-than-expected wage price index data for the fourth-quarter of this year, released early today. The yield on the...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims

Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Technology

Valve Slams The Ban Hammer On Developer Over Fake Reviews

Fake reviews have been around for a long time, but companies have been largely successful at stamping them out to the point that they are no longer an epidemic. A recent example of how online entities now deal with fake...

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries free of charge to 50,000 households. This would form what has been...

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...
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