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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

Cryptocurrency: Interpol red notice issued for Do Kwon’s arrest as Terraform Labs founder continues to deny he is hiding

Sep 28, 2022 08:15 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

Interpol, or the International Criminal Police Organization, has informed law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and arrest Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is believed to be hiding somewhere. Interpols red...

Digital Currency Revolution

NFT: Melania Trump releases new NFTs, 'American Christmas' ornaments for charity

Sep 23, 2022 10:04 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

Melania Trump is offering new non-fungible tokens (NFT) again, and the former first lady of the United States is sending part of the proceeds to the foster care community to fund the childrens education via...

Digital Currency Revolution

NFT: Funko, Warner Bros partner for DC Comics' NFT release

Sep 22, 2022 09:00 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

Funko and Warner Brothers have inked a deal to release digital collectibles featuring DC Comics. The leading pop culture lifestyle brand headquartered in Everett, Washington and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) are...

Digital Currency Revolution

NFT: PGA TOUR teams up with Tom Brady’s Autograph to create an NFT platform

Sep 21, 2022 08:42 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

PGA TOUR and Autograph signed a multi-year partnership deal to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) platform to let fans own remarkable moments in the history of golf. To put it simply, this collaboration gives new meaning to...

Digital Currency Revolution

Cryptocurrency: Prosecutors are convinced Do Kwon is ‘on the run’ but Terraform founder denies the claim

Sep 19, 2022 08:53 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

Terraform Labs founder, Do Kwon, is on the run, according to South Korean prosecutors. They said that the wanted businessman who was accused of massive fraud after his cryptocurrency firm collapsed in May is obviously in...

Digital Currency Revolution

NFT: South Korea’s Seongnam city to jump into the Metaverse, to issue NFT citizenship

Sep 16, 2022 09:05 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

Seongnam is South Koreas 12th most populated city, and it revealed its plans to jump into the metaverse and non-fungible token. It said that it would be recreating the entire city in the virtual space and issuing NFT...

Digital Currency Revolution

NFT: Epic Games debuts its first NFT Game on the marketplace

Sep 16, 2022 07:57 am UTC| Business Digital Currency Investing

Epic Games Inc., the developer of the Fortnite free-to-play Battle Royale game, has launched its very first non-fungible token (NFT) game title on its marketplace. The American video game and software developer and...

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Economy

AMC is selling its APE shares to pay its debt and Citigroup Global is handling the sale.

AMC Theatres is selling up to 425 million APE preferred shares to raise money and pay its debts. APE is a new type of preferred equity unit that was issued by AMC Entertainment last month, and its trading commenced on Aug....

TikTok may be fined in the UK over breach of children's personal data privacy.

TikTok is a Chinese short video hosting platform owned by ByteDance. It is also locally known as Douyin, and it was reported that it is facing a hefty 27m fine in the United Kingdom for failing to protect the privacy of...

Alipay+ will help make GCash, TrueMoney, Touch'n Go, and AlipayHK payments acceptable in South Korea.

Ant Groups Alipay+ has teamed up with several e-wallet brands in Asia to help them expand to South Korea. The company also wants to promote cashless travel in the country, and this is another reason for the...

Hanhwa Group is aiming to become a global defense powerhouse with the acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

Hanhwa Group is taking over Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and has already signed a conditional memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire a controlling stake. The multi-profile business conglomerate...

China, the US, and India are expected to bear the brunt of the damage, with costs of $10 trillion, $2.5 trillion, and $850 billion.

Rising levels of obesity are set to cost the world economy 3.3 percent of GDP by 2060, slowing development in lower-income countries, according to a study published in BMJ Global Health. The conditions currently cost...

Politics

Zelenskyy said in an interview with CBS that two more mass burial sites were found in Izium.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said authorities discovered two more burial sites in the now-reclaimed city of Izium. This follows the previous discoveries of burial sites in the area that led to the exhumations of...

Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.

United States Vice President Kamala Harris and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida condemned China for its continued provocations in the contested Taiwan Strait. This comes as Harris is currently visiting the Asian...

A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the government must control immigration in a way that also works for the country.

The spokesperson for British Prime Minister Liz Truss said this week that the government must control immigration in a way that works for the country. The comments come amidst reported calls by the interior minister for...

The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its office for environmental justice over the weekend. The new office would be focused on the needs of minorities that have been heavily affected by...

Science

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

The resulting thermoplastic resin could be purified through a distillation process to make food-grade potassium lactate.

Wind turbine blades could eventually be recycled into gummies according to a Michigan State University professor, This was discussed during the American Chemical Societys fall conference, which kicked off in Chicago...

Technology

Netflix establishes first in-house video game studio headed by former Zynga exec

The Netflix Games service went live over a year ago, but the streaming giant has more plans for its video game business. The company announced this week that it is establishing its first development studio to deliver...

Leaked technical specifications of the regular Pixel 7 model suggest very few changes from its predecessor

The regular Pixel 7 model is the subject of one of the latest Google leaks ahead of the companys launch event next week. And it appears that the upcoming device does not sport that many changes compared to its...

Report: Apple Pay Later feature could be delayed until spring 2023

Apple Pay users may have to wait longer than anticipated for the buy now, pay later feature. The new payment plan will be released as one of the new features in iOS 16, but a new report suggests the Apple Pay Later might...

A new MacBook Air with a larger 15-inch display is expected to be one of the new Apple devices to enter the market in 2023

Apple is expected to close this year with the announcement of new Mac devices next month. But reports on what products the tech giant plans to unveil in 2023 are already making the rounds online, and it might include an...
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