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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 Derivatives Series: Binance Making Abuzz With XRP-BF2 Listing and Mounting Volumes of BTC Futures

Oct 11, 2019 11:09 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Binance DEX, the decentralized exchange driven by the Binance-Chain blockchain, today announced its listing of XRP (XRP-BF2). Backed by real XRP assets and issued on Binance Chain, XRP-BF2 is a token pegged to ripple (XRP)...

Digital Currency Revolution

Digital Currency Revolution Series: US-CFTC Chair Clarifies Ether’s Status as a Commodity

Oct 11, 2019 06:52 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

While SEC maintains the conservative approach on cryptocurrencies by constantly declining bitcoin ETF proposals and by stating Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Not Securities, the new Chair of the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading...

Digital Currency Revolution

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Series: UK-based ‘B2C2’ Unveils Gold-Derivatives Against Bitcoin

Oct 11, 2019 06:10 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

The UK-based crypto liquidity provider and OTC platform, B2C2 has announced the launch of a gold derivatives product that synthetically trades against bitcoin. The firm enables their clients to trade gold against...

Digital Currency Revolution

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Series: Can Much-Hyped Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Trading Pick-Up Volumes?

Oct 11, 2019 05:47 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

We have noted the gradual maturing of the cryptocurrency gamut as the influence of institutional investors has grown in the aftermath of the listing of bitcoin futures since December 2017. Indeed, a few months ago we...

Digital Currency Revolution

Buyer beware: How Libra differs from Bitcoin

Sep 20, 2019 02:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Digital Currency

Facebook, the largest social network in the world, stunned the world earlier this year with the announcement of its own cryptocurrency, Libra. The launch has raised questions about the difference between Libra and...

Digital Currency Revolution

The answer to forecasting Bitcoin may lie in artificial intelligence

Jul 03, 2019 21:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Digital Currency

As Bitcoin tries to regain some of the lustre it held in late 2017 when it nearly reached US$20,000 in value, investors are still questioning how to predict such a volatile currency. As a cryptocurrency, there is no...

Digital Currency Revolution

Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know them

Jul 03, 2019 21:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Digital Currency

Facebooks new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them, become truly mainstream. A notable rise in the price of bitcoin and many other...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of September retail sales, Fed speeches

The U.S. Treasuries surged during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys retail sales for the month of September, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT. Also, Chicago Fed President Evans and FOMC member...

UK gilts jump on lower-than-expected September CPI; BoE Governor Carney’s speech in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts jumped during European trading hours Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of September came in lower than market expectations, albeit remaining unchanged from...

German bunds flat after Eurozone September CPI slips slightly, trade balance lower than estimates

The German bunds remained flat during European session Wednesday after the eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of September, slipped slightly, falling short of market expectations as well. Also,...

NZ consumer prices rise 0.7 pct in September quarter, inflation pressures continue to build

New Zealands consumer price inflation was a little higher than expected in the September quarter, rising 0.7 percent q/q. The annual inflation rate dropped from 1.7 percent to 1.5 percent, largely due to the variability in...

KRW likely to recoup more of year-to-date losses along with yuan appreciation in coming weeks, says Scotiabank

The South Korea won is expected to recoup more of its year-to-date losses along with the yuan appreciation in the coming weeks, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The Bank of Korea lowered its...

Politics

Donald Trump’s alleged habit of ‘unwanted touching’ of women continues just before proposing to Melania Trump

Many people, especially the critics, have been having a hard time believing that the marriage and relationship between Donald Trump and Melania Trump are as good as they say it is. One of the pressing issues anchored to...

Melania Trump reacts to Donald Trump cheating allegations

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have always been in the limelight since they tied the knot. But the status of their marriage has become much more exposed to public speculations once they occupied the White House. Many...

Melania Trump: Is she distancing herself from Donald Trump’s political woes?

The past weeks have been hectic for the Trump administration, especially after an impeachment inquiry has been officially launched in the Congress in late September against President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, it is hard not...

How a 1905 debate about 'tainted' Rockefeller money is a reminder of ethical dilemmas today

Many nonprofits, including top universities and museums are confronting serious ethical dilemmas regarding accepting tainted money. The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab, has been widely criticized for...

Trump's bad Nixon imitation may cost him the presidency

Whatever Donald Trump does, Richard Nixon usually did it first and better. Nixon got a foreign governments help to win a presidential election over 50 years ago. Trumps imitation of the master has proven far from...

Science

HIV cure studies major advancements reported in 2019 spark hope

Finding a cure that would eliminate HIV from the body remains one of the biggest challenges in humanity. However, there have been numerous studies published this year alone that seemed to have proven that, ultimately, HIV...

Former NASA scientists insisted they found evidence of life on Mars

Scientists are usually very careful when answering questions on the long-running mystery of whether or not extraterrestrial life exists in space, especially on Mars. But a former scientist of the National Aeronautics and...

NASA Apollo 10 allegedly captured UFO images from space

Humans now have plenty of ideas on how space looks like, thanks to the numerous missions that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other similar agencies have launched over the years. However, images taken...

NASA rover allegedly captures an image proving there's life on Mars

It has been decades since humans started launching missions to space. At this point, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has already sent numerous rovers to Mars to observe the several sections of the...

Elon Musk reminded NASA it can share SpaceX’s IP to anyone; Agency unwilling to do so due to security concern

Elon Musk and NASAs partnership has been standing on rocky ground in recent months as the Commercial Crew endeavor has been delayed. The mission aims to put American astronauts to space using SpaceXs services, opting to...

Technology

'Fortnite: Chapter 2' to offer may new features and all-new island to navigate

Fortnite: Chapter 2 marks the return of the game after the black hole that lasted for 40 hours. Going offline for almost two days also signified the end of season 10, and now it is making its comeback and introducing...

‘The Sims 5’ release date depends on ‘TS4’ expansion contents

EA remains silent about their plans for The Sims 5. With that, fans of the life simulation video game series are looking at the possible remaining expansion contents for The Sims 4 to get an idea when an all-new title is...

‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ release date: Upcoming entry needs 10.3 GB worth of storage

Nintendo is slated to reveal more information about Pokémon Sword and Shield in just a few hours. Until now, its difficult to discern what sort of detail is going to be shared. Is there a new Pokémon thats...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ new dungeon arrives today; European servers to receive an update tomorrow

World of Warcraft Classic is preparing to bring in new content for the game, this time adding Dire Maul into the world. The dungeon was supposed to arrive next month but was slotted in early, hitting North American servers...

‘Elder Scrolls 4: Skyblivion’ release date: Developers will be changing areas on the map to reflect certain stories

Elder Scrolls 4: Skyblivion isnt expected to come out soon, and the games release is just adding more anticipation to an already anticipated title. Part of the reason for this excitement is due to the developers addressing...
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