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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

FxWirePro: ETH/USD consolidates channel breakout, eyes 1000

Feb 16, 2018 09:33 am UTC| Digital Currency

ETH/USD is extremely rangebound on Friday and is trading at 925 levels at the time of writing (Kraken). On the upside, the pair faces resistance at 985 (50-DMA) and a break above would then eye 998 levels (Cloud...

Digital Currency Revolution

FxWirePro: BTC/USD runs into resistance at 4h 200-SMA, bias higher, good to go long on dips

Feb 16, 2018 07:02 am UTC| Digital Currency

BTC/USD broke above the 10000 levels and hit 10300 levels. However, it could not hold its strength and is currently trading at 9905 levels at the time of writing (Bitstamp). On the topside, a decisive break above 10143...

Digital Currency Revolution

No decision yet on merging with other industry groups for self-regulating body- Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association

Feb 16, 2018 06:19 am UTC| Digital Currency

Two cryptocurrency industry groups in Japan are planning to team up to set up a self-regulating body in order to safeguard the interests of the investors, according to Reuters. Sources familiar with the matter told the...

Digital Currency Revolution

US CFTC cautions customers against cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes

Feb 16, 2018 05:35 am UTC| Digital Currency

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has cautioned customers against cryptocurrency-based pump-and-dump schemes. Customers should not purchase virtual currencies, digital coins, or tokens based on social...

Digital Currency Revolution

Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase launches new service for merchants

Feb 16, 2018 04:01 am UTC| Digital Currency

Leading cryptocurrency startup Coinbase has announced a new service Coinbase Commerce which will enable merchants across the world to accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin payments. The company made the...

Digital Currency Revolution

India’s SBI Card likely to ban credit card use for cryptocurrency purchases

Feb 16, 2018 03:09 am UTC| Digital Currency

SBI Card, Indias second largest credit card issuer, may ban its customers from using credit cards for cryptocurrency purchases, according to the Economic Times. Citi India has already imposed a ban on credit card use...

Digital Currency Revolution

Edge launches multi-asset wallet with SegWit support for Bitcoin and Litecoin

Feb 15, 2018 15:40 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Edge has announced that its multi-asset wallet is now available for download on iOS and Android. Previously Airbitz, Edge said that the launch is the result of over a year of intense...

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Economy

Polish inflation falls below 2 pct in January, NBP likely to remain relaxed

Polands headline inflation slipped back below 2 percent in the month of January, as expected. This signifies that the National Bank of Polands projection materializes, so central banks voices calling for stable official...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

Politics

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Science

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Children Given New Ear Grown From Their Own Cells

Growing human body parts has been the focus of study for many in the medical industry for decades. In a recent breakthrough, a new study revealed that children with underdeveloped ears were given new ones that were grown...

Scientists Are Now Turning To AI-Powered Viruses To Kill Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Due to the proliferation of antibiotics and the careless disposal of these drugs into the environment, many drug-resistant strains of bacteria have started popping up. Aptly called Superbugs, these microorganisms have...

Mega Cities To Suffer Most Due To Rising Temperatures, Heat Waves To Assault Urban Poor And Rich Alike

Thanks to global warming, the planets temperature continues to rise despite the best attempts of countries trying to curtail the effects of carbon emissions. In a recent study, researchers have found that this rising...

Technology

Twitter Surprises Everyone By Actually Making Money

Twitter has been a bit of an oddity in the tech industry since its inception, in that it doesnt really make much money. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, the sitting U.S. presidents preferred social media platform...

Fortnite Battle Royale’s Valentine’s Patch Is Here And Players Get A Crossbow

One of the best things about Epic Games Fortnite Battle Royale is the many quirky, and often timely events that it provides to its millions of players. Since Valentines Day is coming up, its only fitting that players would...

Renewable Energy Made Up Half Of New U.S. Energy In 2017

2017 saw one of the fastest adoption rates for renewable energy yet, with about half the added power coming from green sources. This is the fourth time that renewables outpaced natural gas as new additions to the power...

Elon Musk Throws Shade At LIDAR For Driverless Cars, Calls It A Crutch

LIDAR is one of the foremost technologies being used in developing self-driving technology right now, with big names like Googles Waymo and Uber frantically trying to claim supremacy using the tool. In his usual renegade...

Google Sued, Accused Of Knowingly Selling Broken Pixel Phones

When Google launched the first batch of Pixel phones, the products received mixed reactions from the industry. Many critics loved it but just as many had issues with it. Apparently, theres a portion of customers who...
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