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Digital currency or digital money is an Internet-based medium of exchange distinct from physical (such as banknotes and coins) that exhibits properties similar to physical currencies, but allows for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership. Like traditional money these currencies may be used to buy physical goods and services but could also be restricted to certain communities such as for example for use inside an on-line game or social network. In this series, we cover stories and provide insightful analysis of the digital currencies such as bitcoin with no central point of control over the money supply.

Digital Currency Revolution

What is decentralized finance?

Aug 06, 2021 09:40 am UTC| Economy Digital Currency

Fervent proponents of cryptocurrencies and the blockchains they run on have promised a lot. To them, these technologies represent salvation from corporate power over the internet, government intrusions on liberty,...

Digital Currency Revolution

Crypto banks' savings rates are ten times greater than high street, but are they safe?

Jun 20, 2021 12:04 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Leading crypto banks such as BlockFi and Nexo are attracting a lot of attention. Customers can earn an APY (annual percentage yield) of up to 12%, dwarfing high-street savings accounts, whose interest rates are sub-1%. But...

Digital Currency Revolution

Can Bitcoin become a real currency? Here's what's wrong with El Salvador's crypto plan

Jun 14, 2021 04:04 am UTC| Digital Currency Investing

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, has got himself a pair of laser eyes on his Twitter profile at least. Laser eyes are something social media users give themselves to show they love cryptocurrency and Bukele...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin: China's crackdown isn't enough – only a global effort can stop crypto's monstrous energy demand

Jun 08, 2021 12:31 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Huge concrete data centres, permanently plugged into power plants and telephone exchanges, maintain much of online life. But the infrastructure behind internet-based cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dogecoin and ethereum...

Digital Currency Revolution

What Elon Musk's bitcoin U-turn means for the future of crypto

May 16, 2021 11:29 am UTC| Digital Currency Investing

Teslas relationship with cryptocurrencies has been a stop-start rollercoaster. In February, the electric vehicle manufacturer announced it had purchased US$1.5 billion (1.1 billion) of bitcoin and planned to accept the...

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How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs

Apr 04, 2021 10:23 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

Takeaways · Nonfungible tokens prove ownership of a digital item image, sound file or text in the same way that people own crypto coins. · Unlike crypto coins, which are identical and worth the same,...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin may now be used for Starbucks transactions

Apr 02, 2021 00:06 am UTC| Digital Currency

Starbucks customers can now use Bitcoin, gift cards, and frequent flyer miles to reload their Starbucks cards through the coffee chains app. While Starbucks doesnt directly accept cryptocurrencies, the Bakkt App allows...

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Economy

McDonald's revamping Happy Meal toys to be eco-friendly

McDonalds revealed earlier this week that it would make significant changes to its Happy Meal toys in an effort to cut the use of plastic. The fast-food chains meal package for kids always comes with a toy, and they are...

Freddie Mercury NFTs up for auction for AIDS charity

Four non-fungible token (NFT) artworks inspired by the late Freddie Mercury of band Queen are being auctioned off for charity to mark the British singer-songwriters 75th birthday. Three of the NFTs show an image of...

NBA's Philadelphia 76ers taps Crypto.com as jersey patch and NFT partner

The NBAs Philadelphia 76ers have tapped Crypto.com as their partner for the jersey patch deal for the 2021-2022 season and on releasing a non-fungible token series. According to 76ers President Chris Heck, by weaving...

Chipotle launches new meat addition to its menu

Chipotle just revealed it is adding a new item to its menu, and this time, it is meat. It was reported that the Mexican grill restaurant chain is finally introducing the smoked brisket menu after the successful food...

Politics

Joe Biden says US will donate additional 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

This week, US President Joe Biden hosted a COVID-19 summit amongst his counterparts. At the virtual event, Biden pledged that the US will donate an additional 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to other...

Mary Trump weighs in on latest lawsuit by uncle Donald Trump

This week, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times. Ms. Trump appeared to shrug the latest lawsuit against her by her uncle, saying that this is the norm within the...

Kamala Harris immigration: VP blasts expulsion of Haitian migrants from border

To this day, thousands of migrants are still at the southern border of the US, looking to enter the country even in the midst of the pandemic. This week, US Vice President Kamala Harris blasted the recent incidents of...

Capitol riots: New video footage reveals insurrectionist frothing at the mouth upon confronting police officer

Hundreds of rioters that have been arrested are awaiting trial or waiting for their sentencing for their involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. A newly released bodycam footage showed one insurrectionist...

Science

UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

S. Korean steelmakers POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co. will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for producing steel. Both firms have been developing a recycling technology with a local oyster shell...

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kg to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

Technology

Best Buy restocks PS5, Xbox Series X/S in-store on September 23

Best Buy has officially announced it is having an in-store restock of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles later this week. The major retailer, however, noted that there are only limited quantities available. In an...

Orca joins ‘Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate’ development

Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate will be the next main title installment for the popular Japanese role-playing game series from Square Enix. While details about the game, its plot, and features are still very scarce,...

Apple confirms update to make iPhone 13 Pro’s macro photography optional

While the iPhone 13 series looks almost identical to the 2020 iPhones, it actually comes with several hardware upgrades. In the camera department, Apple introduced a native macro photography feature on the iPhone 13 Pro...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE leaks once again, this time through an official Android list

At this point, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is no longer a secret. While Samsung remains mum about the existence of the mid-range phone, tech fans keep finding a new piece of evidence that it is coming...
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