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Miami Hours Away From Launching Its Own CityCoin – MiamiCoin
Miami is about to launch its own cryptocurrency called MiamiCoin, which will be used to fund infrastructure projects or events in the city.
Korea: Regulator to Shut Down 11 Crypto Exchanges, Deadline Closing In
According to local news, South Korea’s financial regulator will shut down 11 cryptocurrency exchanges allegedly engaged in fraudulent bank account schemes. At the same time, the deadline for all crypto exchanges to comply with the countr...
Apple ranks as world's most profitable company: Report
Apple is the most profitable company in the world, according to the Fortune Global 500 list for the 2020 fiscal year.
British military chiefs criticise China and Russia for 'reckless' behaviour in space
The two commanders also left open the possibility that the UK could develop its own weapons to defend assets in space for the first time.
Afterpay: Jack Dorsey's Square in Australia's biggest buyout
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's digital payments platform Square has agreed to take over the Australian 'buy now, pay later' firm Afterpay.
Cryptocurrency crime in Hong Kong hits record levels, with one victim losing HK$124mil to fraudsters
Police say trend is down to more people staying home and going online amid Covid-19 pandemic. Crimes involving the digital currency tend to fall into categories such as money laundering, online shopping scams, or investment ruses.
Zoom settles US class action privacy lawsuit for $86m
Video-conferencing firm Zoom has agreed to pay $86m (£61.9m) to settle a class action privacy lawsuit in the US.
US Vows "Collective Response" Against Iran For Deadly Tanker Attack
US and Israel have both said that their intelligence concluded that an Iranian drone on Thursday attacked the tanker MT Mercer Street as it sailed off Oman.
Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid misinformation
YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation.
Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'
Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?
Facebook, Google expect jabs for office return
Big tech firms are altering their return-to-work plans for employees, as Covid-19 cases rise in the US - with some stipulating that staff working in the office must be vaccinated.
Inside the Bitcoin mine with its own power plant
Environmentalists have criticised the gas-fired mine but the company says it offsets its emissions.
The rise of never-ending job interviews
Some companies are asking candidates to attend multiple interviews. But too many rounds could be a red flag – and even drive candidates away.
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Can artificial intelligence be registered as a patent inventor? A landmark Australian court decision says it can
For decades, only human beings could be recognised as inventors by the patent office - but not anymore.
Square's Cash App Bitcoin Yearly Revenue Rose 200% to $2.72 Billion
Square announced its Cash App service’s bitcoin yearly revenue rose 200% to $2.72 billion from $875 million, and bitcoin gross profit went up to $55 million from $17 million.
US Dismisses Myanmar Junta's Election Promise, Urges ASEAN Pressure
Myanmar's junta chief has promised to hold elections by August 2023, extending an initial timeline given when the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
A couple enlist Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to reimagine their home as a multigenerational meeting point.
Germany To Offer Covid Booster Shots From September
Germany: Mobile vaccination teams should be sent into care and nursing homes, the text says, to offer Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna booster shots to residents, regardless of which vaccine they had originally.
US, UK Embassies In Afghanistan Accuse Taliban Of Possible War Crimes
The US and British embassies in Afghanistan has accused Taliban of committing revenge murders of civilians, a charge that the insurgents have denied.
Feels a Lot like Prada
Tactile senses awaken in the Prada Fall-Winter 2021 campaign.
Germany Sends Warship To South China Sea Amid Tension With Beijing
China claims swathes of the South China Sea. Germany has made it clear the mission serves to stress the fact that it does not accept China's territorial claims.
Belarus Athlete At Tokyo Granted Polish Visa After Refusing To Go Home
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to leave for Poland in the coming days, said Polish deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz.
Delta Variant Spreads "Like Wildfire" As Doctors Study Whether It Makes Patients Sicker
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that Delta variant is now dominant worldwide and is "likely more severe".
Need To Get Travel Industry Moving Again, Says British Prime Minister
Britain has reopened borders to large parts of the world, scrapping quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from the EU, excluding France, and the US
"Fighting For My Community": Meet Miss South Africa's First Transgender Contestant
Lehlogonolo Machaba, a fashion model, is competing for the Miss South Africa title, which opened to transgender contestants in 2019.
"Will Not Hesitate To...": Iran Warns Against Any Action Over Tanker Attack
The MT Mercer Street, managed by prominent Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, was attacked on Thursday off Oman.
UK summons Iranian ambassador after oil tanker drone attack
Foreign Office says Iran must ‘immediately cease actions that risk international peace and security’
Two days in the office will be ‘new normal’ after pandemic
Two days a week working from the office is expected to become the new normal as businesses adapt to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Simone Biles set for return to Olympics action in balance beam final
Simone Biles will return to action in Tuesday night’s Olympic balance beam final, exactly a week after she pulled out of the women’s team event.
‘Amazon of antibodies’ Abcam buys up US supplier in $340million deal
Cambridge-based biotech Abcam is buying Californian diagnostics pioneer BioVision in a $340million cash deal to bring one of its long-term partners in-house.
HSBC sees recovering economic growth help boost profits
HSBC chief executive Noel Quinn has cheered recovering economic growth in many of the bank’s main markets, as the company recorded a jump in profits.
Music for Myanmar: The charity gig with Laura Marling at the helm
Laura Marling is among headliners performing at the free fundraising event this month
President of Ukraine Endorses A Law Allowing Central Bank To Create CBDC
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky officially endorsed a bill into law regarding payment services in the country. The law allows the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) to create its own Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
Facebook Whistleblower Says Rejected $64k Severance to Be Able to Denounce Company
Facebook has seen a lot of backlash in various fields recently, particularly in relation to the platform allegedly allowing the spread of misinformation about coronavirus vaccines - with even the Biden administration joining the choir of...
Sky News Australia Suspended From YouTube For A Week Over Covid Report
Australian media reported that the suspension was issued after Sky News Australia allegedly denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use some anti-Covid drugs, without providing countervailing context.
US to study internet access for Cubans; more sanctions
U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Cuban-American leaders Friday to discuss the recent social protests in Cuba, the possibility of new sanctions on its government and options for providing internet access to the island’s population.
US citizens can travel to England without quarantine, but the favor isn't returned
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and Europe will be able to enter England without needing to quarantine, in a major lift for holidaymakers, airlines and the UK's beleaguered tourism industry.
UN Chief Flags "Education Crisis" As Schools Remain Closed Due to Covid
UN Chief Antonio Guterres said 156 million students are still affected by school closures due to COVID-19, and 25 million of them may never return.
UK scientists believe it is 'almost certain' a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines
An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government's official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is "almost certain" that a SARS-Cov-2 variant will emerge that "leads to current vaccine failure." SARS-CoV-...
US "Confident" Iran Carried Out Deadly Attack On Israel-Managed Tanker
"We are confident that Iran conducted this attack," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
"Will Be Hard Not To...": Top Republican Jokes About Hitting US Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Top Republican Kevin McCarthy a "moron" for opposing mask mandates to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
Italy and France introduce Europe’s toughest vaccine pass regimes as protests break out in Paris
Italy and France are introducing Europe’s toughest vaccine pass regimes for normal social activities like dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums and attending sporting events.
19-Year-Old TikTok Star Dies Days After He Was Shot In US Cinema Hall
Tik Tok star Anthony Barajas, 19, died after the shooting that also killed his 18-year-old friend Rylee Goodrich, police said.
US Top COVID-19 Advisor Says No New Lockdowns Expected Despite Delta Surge
"I don't think we're going to see lockdowns," President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
COVID-19 Sceptics Defy Protest Ban In Germany's Capital; Several Arrested
German Police said some protesters "harassed and attacked" officers in Berlin and ignored roadblocks after which the protesters were arrested.
Myanmar Junta Promises Elections In Two Years
The army has justified its power grab by alleging massive fraud during 2020 elections won by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy in a landslide, and has threatened to dissolve the party.
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