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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 Bitcoin's fundamental value?

Nov 13, 2021 07:44 am UTC| Digital Currency Investing

As it hits new highs, there is no shortage of bold predictions about Bitcoin reaching US$100,000 or more. Often these are based on not much more than extrapolations by people with vested interests: the price has gone up...

Digital Currency Revolution

Brazil to launch Bitcoin as a legal payment currency

Oct 08, 2021 09:47 am UTC| Economy Digital Currency

Bitcoin will soon be accepted as a legal currency in Brazil, and this was revealed by the countrys own Federal Deputy, Aureo Ribeiro. Based on the reports, the government official said that soon, citizens of Brazil would...

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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Economy

McDonald’s Japan’s launches Canadian Maple Custard Pie, Belgian Chocolat Pie, McNuggets Garlic Pepper

McDonalds Japan has added new food items to its menu list, and they are all delectable. Starting from the Canadian Maple Custard Pie to the Belgian Chocolat Pie and Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper, all new items are...

Rio De Janeiro to invest 1% of treasury in cryptocurrency

Rio de Janeiro will invest one percent of its Treasury in cryptocurrencies to turn the city into a cryptocurrency-friendly hub, according to its mayor, Eduardo Paes Other tax incentives will also be applied to achieve...

Burger King Malaysia debuts Japanese Curry Salmon Sandwich

Burger King Malaysia launches a new sandwich that features the flavor of Japan. The fast-food chain is offering the new Japanese Curry Salmon Sandwich to Malaysian customers, and this could be another bold flavor addition...

Nike Jordan golf shoes cause huge commotion in S. Korea as customers lineup to get them first

Nike dropped a limited edition Nike Jordan golf shoes, and it literally caused chaos in South Korea. The sneaker stores across the country where the new item is sold were inundated with fans and shoppers as they wanted to...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US official says Moscow looking for 'excuse' to invade

Tensions remain high between Russia, Ukraine, the US, and NATO, along with fears of an invasion. A US official claims the recent cyberattack on Ukraine was Russia looking for a reason to carry out an invasion. Speaking...

Nancy Pelosi's office received calls from Capitol insurrectionists asking for a 'lost and found'

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the lawmakers being targeted by the pro-Trump mob during the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, following the insurrection, the...

Donald Trump attempted to influence Census Bureau for political gain

Over time, more reports have revealed the desperate attempts made by now-former President Donald Trump to gain a political advantage or stay in power leading up to the 2020 elections and beyond. Another such attempt was...

Jovenel Moise assassination: Former Haitian senator apprehended in Jamaica

The investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise continues, with authorities bringing in possible suspects. Jamaican authorities recently apprehended a former Haitian senator who is also...

Science

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

KEPCO to share CO2 decomposition tech to Korea National Railway

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) had signed an agreement for joint use of the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) decomposition technology with the Korea National Railway as part of efforts to limit carbon dioxide...

Technology

‘WWE 2K22’ covers to feature Rey Mysterio

Long-time fans of WWE and pro wrestling may have more reasons to look forward to WWE 2K22. A new leak claimed both editions of WWE 2K22 will feature the legendary Rey Mysterio on the cover. A couple of images claimed to...

iPad Air 5 is expected to launch with iPhone SE 3 in spring 2022

The first half of 2022 might be a busy one for Apple based on the rumored products to launch in the coming months. The fifth generation of iPad Air is expected to be one of them, and a new report suggests it could be...

iPad Pro 2022 to get MagSafe charging even without an all-glass back panel

Apple might be just a few months away from its first product launch event of the year, where the 2022 iPad Pro series could be unveiled. The upcoming premium tablets are still expected to launch with support for MagSafe...

Samsung could unveil the Galaxy Tab S8 series with the Galaxy S22 phones

Samsung might announce its new lineup of flagship tablets earlier than the usual schedule. A new report speculates that the Galaxy Tab S8 series could be announced at the same Unpacked event where the Galaxy S22 phones are...
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