Crypto Imperiling $7 Trillion Of Stocks Makes China’s Point

Crypto Imperiling $7 Trillion Of Stocks Makes China’s Point

getty China’s argument with cryptocurrencies got quite an assist from index giant MSCI. Crypto enthusiasts like to think bitcoin and other private mediums of exchange exist outside the conventional financial system. So do, it often seems, officials from Washington to Tokyo dragging their feet on regulatory responses. A new analysis from MSCI, though, suggests these lackadaisical … Read more

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds

MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The Philippines started vaccinating young people aged 12-17 against the coronavirus on Friday, hoping it will enable schools to safely reopen even as the country battles one of Asia’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.It follows many other countries in expanding its immunisation drive to minors.Authorities plan a pilot run of a return … Read more

Crypto Credit Cards Are Enticing, but There Are a Few Things You Should Know First

Crypto Credit Cards Are Enticing, but There Are a Few Things You Should Know First

Worawee Meepian / Getty Images/iStockphotoCrypto credit cards are becoming more mainstream, with several financial giants in the space — including Visa and Mastercard — partnering with crypto companies to launch their own. But while they have enticing attributes, customers should take into consideration several factors before getting one.Learn: What Is the Next Big Cryptocurrency To … Read more

Pearson pounded after COVID hits U.S. community college enrolment

Pearson pounded after COVID hits U.S. community college enrolment

The company logo is displayed outside the Pearson offices in London, Britain August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File PhotoU.S. enrolments hit by COVID, job demandShares drop 10%, lowest level since Jan.Demand for virtual learning remains strongLONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Global education group Pearson said enrolments at community colleges in the United States had been hit … Read more

Crypto Exchange WazirX Locked Around 14,500 Accounts During April-September

Crypto Exchange WazirX Locked Around 14,500 Accounts During April-September

Currently, WazirX said it has a total user base of 8.5 million.New Delhi: Cryptocurrency exchange WazirX said that it has locked around 14,500 user accounts during April 1 to September 30, 2021 along with a 100% compliance rate for law enforcement requests.In its first ‘Transparency Report’ released on October 11, the company stated, “Our compliance … Read more

Charities say Covid booster rollout for immunosuppressed is ‘chaotic failure’ | Health

The programme of giving third Covid vaccinations to people with compromised immune systems has been a “chaotic failure”, charities have said, with fewer than half of those eligible contacted about a third jab before an NHS deadline this month.Surveys by Blood Cancer UK and Kidney Care UK found that for both groups of patients, between … Read more

Italy’s mandatory COVID health pass for work sees untroubled launch

Italy's mandatory COVID health pass for work sees untroubled launch

Port workers gather outside the entrance of the major port of Trieste to protest against the implementation of the COVID-19 health pass, the Green Pass, in the workplace, in Trieste, Italy, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Borut ZivulovicTRIESTE, Oct 15 (Reuters) – COVID-19 health passes became mandatory for all workers in Italy from Friday, with the measure … Read more

U.S.-Led Multilateral Ransomware Meeting Calls for Enhanced Powers Over Crypto

U.S.-Led Multilateral Ransomware Meeting Calls for Enhanced Powers Over Crypto

The virtual meeting was hosted by the U.S. White House. Representative from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, European Union, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the … Read more

Volunteers on Covid jab trials should get travel certificates, say top scientists | Coronavirus

Senior government science advisers from the UK, Europe and Canada have called on countries around the world to offer vaccination certificates to volunteers on Covid jab trials so they can travel internationally.The UK has led the way in granting vaccine certificates to trial participants, but many countries have failed to follow suit and refuse to … Read more

Second Biggest Mortgage Provider in US Stops Accepting Crypto Payments

Second Biggest Mortgage Provider in US Stops Accepting Crypto Payments

“As we said last quarter, we were going to look into accepting cryptocurrency and test it to see if it’s a faster, easier and cheaper solution,” the company’s CEO Mat Ishbia said in a press release. “Due to the current combination of incremental costs and regulatory uncertainty in the crypto space we’ve concluded we aren’t … Read more

Covid-19: Two positive wastewater results in Te Awamutu, ‘we need to pay attention to it’

Covid-19: Two positive wastewater results in Te Awamutu, 'we need to pay attention to it'

There have been two positive Covid-19 wastewater results in as many days this week in Te Awamutu, and it’s not yet clear why. An epidemiologist says while it could be a recovered case still shedding the virus, locals need to take the positive detection seriously considering the 37 community cases in Waikato and the region’s … Read more

Analysis: With boosters, masks and Green Pass, Israel sees a COVID-19 wave in retreat

Analysis: With boosters, masks and Green Pass, Israel sees a COVID-19 wave in retreat

JERUSALEM, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Four months into one of its worst COVID-19 outbreaks, Israel is seeing a sharp drop in new infections and severe illness, aided by its use of vaccine boosters, vaccine passports and mask mandates, scientists and health officials said.Israel was struck by its fourth coronavirus wave in June, fuelled by the … Read more

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to ‘living with COVID’

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with COVID'

A woman skateboards on a shopping street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran/File PhotoSEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Friday it would lift stringent anti-coronavirus curbs on social gatherings next week, as the country prepares to switch … Read more

Australian pension fund considers crypto investment

Australian pension fund considers crypto investment

One of Australia’s largest pension funds has said it may make small investments in the cryptocurrency sector, in another sign that retirement vehicles are taking the digital asset space seriously despite the regulatory risks.Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), which manages A$92.4bn ($69bn) of assets and is Australia’s fifth biggest pension fund, told the Financial Times that … Read more

Hobart braces for three-day lockdown after COVID hotel quarantine breach

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein gestures in front of a sign saying "keep on top of COVID".

The ABC understands the Tasmanian government is meeting with Public Health to discuss further COVID measures including a short, sharp three-day lockdown in the south.The government will hold a COVID press conference at 2:30pm AEDT.It comes after a 31-year-old man flew into Hobart from Melbourne on Monday without the appropriate border pass.He was taken to a quarantine … Read more

New Zealand reports 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19

New Zealand reports 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19

A vaccination centre sign directs the public during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall/File PhotoOct 15 (Reuters) – New Zealand reported 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, with all in locked-down Auckland, as the country readies for a mass … Read more

France Wrestles With Crypto-Regulation | PYMNTS.com

France Wrestles With Crypto-Regulation

France is among countries increasingly grappling with the challenges of regulating cryptocurrencies, Euronews reported. The country has “several billion” dollars sitting in crypto wallets, and one of the goals of some policymakers is to encourage the spending of those funds, according to the report. One proposal is to establish a flat tax rate of 30% … Read more

Biden says U.S. will donate another 17,000 J&J vaccine doses to Africa : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Biden says U.S. will donate another 17,000 J&J vaccine doses to Africa : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The White House says Thursday that the U.S. will commit 17 million additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union. Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I hide caption toggle caption Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I The vial of the Johnson & … Read more

Covid-19: Dannevirke court sitting delayed due to coronavirus scare

Covid-19: Dannevirke court sitting delayed due to coronavirus scare

David Unwin/StuffThe Dannevirke courthouse is not running as it should on Friday due to a Covid-19 scare in the town.The Dannevirke courthouse has not opened for its usual sitting on Friday due to a Covid-19 scare in the town. The courthouse was locked since 8.40am, with people due to appear and lawyers not already in … Read more

B.C. health officials provide update on COVID-19 in northern B.C.

B.C. health officials provide update on COVID-19 in northern B.C.

B.C.’s minister of health, along with the provincial health officer and Northern Health’s chief medical health officer are providing an update on the situation with COVID-19 in northern B.C. at 3:15 p.m. today. Adrian Dix, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Dr. Jong Kim are hosting an unscheduled briefing, as data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control … Read more

U.S. takes top spot for crypto mining after China crackdown

U.S. takes top spot for crypto mining after China crackdown

CNBC.com’s Pippa Stevens brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos explains a new survey from the University of Cambridge highlighting the top countries for crypto mining. Plus, William Shatner heads to space with Blue Origin.The U.S. is now the number one destination for bitcoin miners, eclipsing China for the first … Read more

People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests | Statins

Millions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests.The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world’s most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus patients.Now a large study published in PLOS Medicine … Read more

Coinbase calls for creation of dedicated crypto regulator

Coinbase calls for creation of dedicated crypto regulator

Coinbase has called for the creation of a single dedicated body to regulate digital assets, arguing that the current oversight is too fragmented and that the US’s century-old securities laws are ill-suited to today’s cryptocurrency markets.In a policy document shared with Congress, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange urged lawmakers to separate the oversight of digital … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 more deaths, 133 new cases, rapid tests offered in circuit breaker areas

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick recorded two more COVID-related deaths Thursday and 133 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial dashboard shows. Sixty-three people are in hospital because of the virus, including 19 in intensive care. That’s down from 68 and 27 respectively on Wednesday. There are now 1,103 active cases across the province. A total of  81.8 per cent of … Read more

Arizona Cardinals receive three positive COVID-19 tests this week, source says

Arizona Cardinals receive three positive COVID-19 tests this week, source says

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have had three positive COVID-19 tests this week, a source told ESPN NFL insider Dan Graziano on Thursday, putting the team one positive test away from going into intensive protocols.That would mean more testing for several players and personnel.Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday … Read more

If Crypto Causes ‘Instability,’ It’s Because the System Is Unstable

If Crypto Causes ‘Instability,’ It’s Because the System Is Unstable

I started reading Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller’s bestselling book “Irrational Exuberance” about asset bubbles recently. Wait, I should be more specific. I started reading the third edition published in 2015, during what Shiller identified as another asset runup. The modern classic economics text was first printed in 2000, before the implosion of the “dot … Read more

Most Covid Cases in Africa Go Undetected, W.H.O. Says

Most Covid Cases in Africa Go Undetected, W.H.O. Says

Official statistics on coronavirus cases in Africa give the impression that the continent has avoided the worst of the pandemic. But in a continent where most deaths are not formally registered and many countries are struggling to vaccinate their people, the great majority of coronavirus cases — an estimated six out of seven — are … Read more

We Need a New Approach to Regulating Crypto

We Need a New Approach to Regulating Crypto

The crypto era began 13 years ago with the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s seminal paper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” Two years later, the first commercial bitcoin transaction took place when someone bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoin, roughly $571 million today. Today, more than $6 billion in bitcoin transactions happen every day and … Read more

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more people with the illness on Thursday. The number of people being … Read more

Covid boosters: Who needs them and how do they help? – BBC News

Covid boosters: Who needs them and how do they help? - BBC News

Covid boosters: Who needs them and how do they help?  BBC NewsUS to ship 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan  The Express TribuneFDA advisers to weigh authorising Moderna and J&J Covid boosters  Financial TimesJ&J COVID-19 shot gets better boost from Moderna or Pfizer in NIH study  ReutersPeople in Israel and Bahrain are losing their vaccination status for … Read more

Bitcoin price rally sees crypto market overtake world’s most valuable company

Bitcoin price rally sees crypto market overtake world’s most valuable company

The cryptocurrency market is now worth more than the world’s most valuable company after bitcoin and several leading altcoins surged in price on Thursday.The global crypto market cap is now $2.37 trillion (£1.73tn), overtaking the $2.33tn market cap of Apple.Follow The Independent’s live coverage of the crypto marketThe market has been boosted by a resurgent … Read more

EU starts real-time review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody cocktail

EU starts real-time review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody cocktail

The logo for AstraZeneca is seen outside its North America headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel WisniewskiTreatment is first COVID preventative shot other than vaccinesDrug, Evusheld, shown to save lives and prevent severe diseaseEMA gives no timeline for possible approvalOct 14 (Reuters) – Europe’s drug regulator said on Thursday it had started … Read more

How Should You Treat Crypto Compared With Other Assets in a Portfolio?

How Should You Treat Crypto Compared With Other Assets in a Portfolio?

With popular platforms like Cash App, PayPal and Venmo offering easy ways to buy bitcoin and altcoins, a broader swath of consumers is getting the chance to own crypto.But that doesn’t mean everybody is approaching owning and investing in crypto strategically. There’s a difference between buying a few hundred dollars’ worth of bitcoin and using … Read more

BTS’ Suga tugs at heartstrings with thoughts on ‘prolonged isolation’ in covid-19

BTS’ Suga tugs at heartstrings with thoughts on ‘prolonged isolation’ in covid-19

BTS’ Suga tugs at heartstrings with thoughts on ‘prolonged isolation’ in covid-19BTS’ Suga recently wore his heart on his sleeve and addressed his thoughts regarding the covid-19 pandemic and its imparting ‘social isolation’.The singer shed light on it all during his interview with Weverse and started off by detailing the silver lining.He started off by … Read more

Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

SILIGURI, India, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Residents of a city in northeast India are spending nights in snaking queues outside vaccination centres awaiting their turn for a COVID-19 shot, an anomaly in a country with a surplus of vaccines.In Siliguri, a city in West Bengal state close to India’s border with Bangladesh, local police sometimes … Read more

Bloomberg and Kaiko Issue First Financial Instrument Global Identifiers for Crypto Assets

Bloomberg and Kaiko Issue First Financial Instrument Global Identifiers for Crypto Assets

FIGI enables interoperability, transparency, and efficiency between industry participantsPublished: Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM CDT|Updated: 18 minutes agoNEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomberg and Kaiko are pleased to announce the issuance of the first series of Financial Instrument Global Identifiers covering crypto assets.BloombergThe Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI) is an open standard of … Read more

Measured response needed to Covid case rise

Measured response needed to Covid case rise

A measured rather than an emergency response to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases is needed, the Chair of NPHET’s Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group has said. Professor Philip Nolan said Ireland is on a “knife edge” balanced on vaccine protection, as the Covid-19 positivity rate has risen from 8% to 10% across the country in … Read more

Finastra and Bakkt announce plans to enable crypto trading

Finastra and Bakkt announce plans to enable crypto trading

Finastra and Bakkt announce plans to enable crypto trading By Joy Dumasia Today Asset Management Bakkt Crypto Wallets Finastra and Bakkt announced plans to make Bakkt’s digital marketplace and wallet available through Finastra’s open developer platform and app store, FusionFabric.cloud. Through the partnership, Bakkt, the trusted platform that enables consumers to buy, sell, store and … Read more

Covid vaccines for US children are coming but challenge will be persuading parents | Coronavirus

Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11 are inching closer to authorization in the US, with possible availability as soon as early November, and experts are already looking to the next hurdle: actually getting the shots in those young arms.Only one-third of parents plan to vaccinate their children as soon as the vaccines are … Read more

Hungary will receive technology to produce Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine -foreign minister

Hungary will receive technology to produce Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine -foreign minister

Vials of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are seen at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, February 12, 2021. Zoltan Balogh/MTI/MTVA/Pool via REUTERSBUDAPEST, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Hungary will receive technology this year to produce Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at a Hungarian plant currently under construction, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Moscow … Read more

Russia’s Putin says crypto has ‘value’ — but maybe not for trading oil

Russia's Putin says crypto has 'value' — but maybe not for trading oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the Russian Energy Week event on October 13, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.Mikhail Svetlov | Getty ImagesRussian President Vladimir Putin thinks cryptocurrencies have value — but he’s not convinced they can replace the U.S. dollar in settling oil trades.Some months ago, Russia’s deputy prime minister, Alexander Novak, suggested … Read more

Tiny Pacific nation beats the world with 99% COVID vaccination, says Red Cross

Tiny Pacific nation beats the world with 99% COVID vaccination, says Red Cross

SYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has the world’s highest percentage of people vaccinated against COVID-19, the Red Cross said on Thursday, urging the country’s laggard neighbours to follow its example and step up incoluation efforts.Fully 99% of Palau’s population over 12 has had both shots of vaccine for the … Read more

Singapore beats Canada, HK in the global crypto awareness race

Singapore beats Canada, HK in the global crypto awareness race

Singapore is the 10th most crypto aware country, ahead of Hong Kong, according to a new study. (PHOTO: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)SINGAPORE — As the price of Bitcoin soars and cryptocurrency becomes more embedded into our way of life, some countries are adjusting to this new future better than others – and Singapore … Read more

Woman who allegedly pretended to be a doctor and issued fake COVID exemptions ‘doesn’t believe she’s done anything wrong’

Woman who allegedly pretended to be a doctor and issued fake COVID exemptions 'doesn't believe she's done anything wrong'

A woman charged with pretending to be a doctor and issuing 600 fake “medical exemption” certificates for COVID-19 “doesn’t believe she’s done anything wrong” and is “entitled” to issue the certificates, Queensland police say.Key points:Police said the woman does not hold a medical doctorate and is not registered as a health practitioner within AustraliaShe was charging up … Read more

Covid positivity increases a bit

ISLAMABAD: National indicators of the Covid-19 pandemic showed a slight increase during the past 24 hours, as the countrywide positivity ratio returned to more than 2% level after falling below it a day earlier, according to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday. The NCOC, the nerve centre of the country’s fight against the … Read more

Citi’s top crypto picks in Web 3.0

Citi’s top crypto picks in Web 3.0

The current Web 2.0 features gatekeeper platforms, like Google, Facebook or Amazon, that persuade consumers to spend money through search engine results, social media algorithms or e-commerce algorithms and control much of the internet’s traffic flow.Investors have made billions of dollars from these “application” investments, buying exposure to the platforms that power internet use.Mr Tuchman … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest, including new Raglan times

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest, including new Raglan times

October 14 2021 There are 71 new Covid-19 cases today in the community today. The number of daily cases is expected to double in the next 14 days.The Ministry of Health has released three new locations of interest as well, as new times to already existing locations of interest in Raglan.The latest update from … Read more