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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

Bitcoin isn't getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

Feb 20, 2021 12:38 pm UTC| Technology Digital Currency

The price of bitcoin has reached US$50,000 (36,095) another all-time high. Its hard to believe that 10,000 bitcoin would only buy a couple of pizzas ten years ago. Its even stranger to think that bitcoins are completely...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin: why a wave of huge companies like Tesla rushing in could derail the stock market

Feb 12, 2021 08:04 am UTC| Technology Digital Currency

After Tesla announced it has invested US$1.5 billion in bitcoin and expects to start accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment for its electric vehicles in the near future, the bitcoin price went soaring. It went from...

Digital Currency Revolution

Ethereum: what is it and why has the price gone parabolic?

Jan 22, 2021 07:30 am UTC| Investing Digital Currency

The price of the worlds second largest cryptocurrency, ether, hit a new all-time high of US$1,440 (1,050) on January 19. This breached a previous high set three years ago and gave ether a total value (market...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin: why the price has exploded – and where it goes from here

Jan 09, 2021 12:06 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Bitcoin achieved a remarkable rise in 2020 in spite of many things that would normally make investors wary, including US-China tensions, Brexit and, of course, an international pandemic. From a year-low on the daily charts...

Digital Currency Revolution

Why is Bitcoin's price at an all-time high? And how is its value determined?

Jan 06, 2021 02:01 am UTC| Economy Investing Digital Currency

Bitcoin continues to trade close to its all-time high reached this month. Its price is now around US $34,000 up about 77% over the past month and 305% over the past year. First launched in 2009 as a digital currency,...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin Vault to introduce high-security system for crypto assets in Asia

Dec 23, 2020 22:59 pm UTC| Digital Currency Investing

Bitcoin Vault (BCTV) is seeking to make a foray into the Asian market with its new security system named the 3-Key Security Solution designed to help users protect their crypto assets from erroneous transactions and...

Digital Currency Revolution

Decentralised finance calls into question whether the crypto industry can ever be regulated

Dec 17, 2020 12:22 pm UTC| Investing Digital Currency

As stock markets around the world struggle through the pandemic, Bitcoin has seen a steady rise in its price. The cryptocurrency is steadily climbing back towards its all time high of US$20,000 (15,000) in 2017. While...

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Economy

Japan leans on Asian LNG production to lower purchase costs

Japan will support Asian countries liquefied natural gas (LNG) production for use in power generation in the hope of reducing procurement costs for the energy source. The efforts to lower purchasing costs and ensure...

S. Korea posts 3.71 million-ton fisheries output in 2020 to hit 4-year low

South Koreas fisheries posted a 3.71 million-ton output last year, down 3.8 percent from 2019 and marking the smallest since 2016, largely to sluggish aquaculture production and a fall in consumption. The output was...

Biden addressing computer chip shortage via executive order

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other manufacturers to cut production. Biden will also discuss the chip shortage...

Best Buy: Employees to get pandemic-related bonuses ahead of the layoffs

Best Buy will be giving out bonuses or extra pay to its workers, and this was revealed this week. The American multinational consumer electronics retailer will pay pandemic-related benefits to employees with hourly...

Facebook reached a deal with Australia after code amendments and will restore news pages

Facebook announced it would be restoring the Australian news pages that it blocked on Monday, Feb.22. The decision resulted from the talks between Mark Zuckerberg and the Australian officials. Australians revised the...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi speaks with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu about two-state solution

There may have been some possible tension between President Joe Biden and Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Netanyahus recent conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was more on the optimistic side....

Joe Biden nominates three experts to USPS governing board

Among the setbacks that were experienced during the campaign season in 2020 was the delay in the mail by USPS. President Joe Biden recently nominated three people to serve in the agencys governing board in a move to...

Joe Biden overturns Donald Trump's orders against 'anarchist' cities

Shortly after his inauguration, President Joe Biden has done a series of reversals of the policies imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden has recently made another reversal of Trump-era policies in the form of...

Donald Trump lawsuit: Manhattan prosecutors obtain ex-POTUS' tax returns

Former President Donald Trump may have been acquitted by the Senate, but he still faces a number of legal problems. Following the Supreme Courts decision to allow Manhattan prosecutors to look into the former presidents...

Science

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer's. Using both is Australia's best strategy

On Sunday, federal Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said most Australians will be offered a vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. Australia currently has agreements in place to receive 53.8 million doses of the...

Oxford scientists: how we developed our COVID-19 vaccine in record time

The pandemic is only a year old, but we already have multiple vaccines available to fight COVID-19 including the vaccine developed by the team were part of at the University of Oxford. With our partner AstraZeneca, we...

What is a protein? A biologist explains

Editors note: Nathan Ahlgren is a professor of biology at Clark University. In this interview, he explains exactly what proteins are, how they are made, and the wide variety of functions they perform in the human...

Technology

‘Doom Eternal’ director says he already thought about adding a female Slayer

The Doom franchise has introduced many well-loved playable characters over the years, but id Software has yet to add a female Slayer. However, one of the developers recently revealed that they have considered the idea and...

‘Starfield’ updates could be released in March, here’s why

Starfield remains one of the most awaited games even though fans know barely anything about Bethesdas new IP. However, a new set of rumors have emerged recently suggesting that Microsoft could hold an event in March where...

BioWare cancels ‘Anthem NEXT’ project due to COVID-19

Fans of Anthem will no longer have to wait for its follow-up title after BioWare announced that the project has been canceled. While the news might be disappointing to many, the studio has made a commitment to keep working...

How to acquire ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Zombies’ weapon RAI K-84

Anyone who has started exploring the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Zombies Firebase Z map will find that the RAI K-84 is one of the most useful weapons in the game. Luckily, there are ways to get it for free and by...
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