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With solar panels flooding power grids with more electricity than some utilities companies may know how to handle, telecom giant Vodafone and blockchain nonprofit Energy Web have devised a communications solution. This SIM-based identity system could turn grids’ increasingly distributed capacity into an information and control boon for the utility, said Walter Kok, CEO of
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More blockchain companies set up shop in Hong Kong in 2019 than firms from any other fintech sub-sector, according to a report from the region’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Representing 39% of the 57 fintechs that InvestHK, the government-owned inward investment advocate, wooed last year, blockchain outgrew the wealth tech, payments, cybersecurity, regulatory
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With bitcoin and ether both headed up, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with your bitcoin news roundup. Bitcoin has put in a positive June performance in six out of the last eight years. But Ethereum is drawing new investors with the start of staking due this year. A widespread bug has compromised a special type
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The stock market is expecting the economy to improve in 2021, but unemployment estimates suggest it won’t. A sharp drop in consumer spending will likely continue well into next year as high unemployment persists. The stock market is in for a rude awakening in August when consumers pull back once again. The U.S. stock market
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A widespread bug has compromised a special type of bitcoin transaction that is supposed to discourage miners from cheating, new research shows. In a report released in late April, pseudonymous engineer 0xb10c found more than a million of these “timelocked” transactions made between September 2019 and March 2020 were not accurately enforced by the network.
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Amazon is increasingly encroaching on space occupied by Tesla. The online retailer has invested in electric and autonomous car startups. For the newly minted conservative, Elon Musk’s solution may lie with Democrats. More than two decades after launching as an online retailer, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now in nearly every industry ranging from entertainment to manufacturing
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There are many types of hockey-stick evolutions in new industries. Startups dream of the lying-on-its-back L shape for their sales growth. Entrepreneurs chase the “escape velocity” funding momentum. And a subsector can simmer along with a low hum of activity until boom, years of progress and feverish months of under-the-surface connecting explode in a series
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‘The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Recently the hosts of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss state sponsored propaganda, corporate censorship and how cryptocurrency or decentralization changes the game. The rallying cry of the totalitarian is “He farted first”, but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much
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