Estonia Considers Revoking Crypto Licenses as Government Mulls Tougher Regulations – Regulation Bitcoin News

Estonia Considers Revoking Crypto Licenses as Government Mulls Tougher Regulations

Authorities in Estonia are working on new legislation expected to stiffen the rules for the country’s cryptocurrency sector. The Baltic nation’s regulator for the industry is considering whether to revoke previously issued crypto licenses and restart authorization from scratch. Licensed Crypto Companies Register Millions in Turnover, Estonia Gets Little With only around 1.3 million people, … Read more

Still Early but Crypto Can Be Used for Oil Trade Settlements, Store of Value – Economics Bitcoin News

Putin: Still Early but Crypto Can Be Used for Oil Trade Settlements, Store of Value

Accusing the U.S. of undermining the dollar through money printing and sanctions policy, President Vladimir Putin has admitted that cryptocurrency can be utilized for settlements in the future, although it’s too early to do that in oil trade. While noting that it lacks backing, the Russian leader assumed crypto could be used to store value … Read more

One dies of Covid-19, 60 cases in twin cities

One dies of Covid-19, 60 cases in twin cities

Islamabad: One more patient from Islamabad Capital Territory died of coronavirus illness, COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the death toll from the federal capital to 936 while a total of 60 new patients have been reported positive for the illness from ICT and Rawalpindi district taking tally from the region to 142,187.Data collected … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as Bunnings vaccination clinics open

Queensland records no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as Bunnings vaccination clinics open

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as the state turns to a novel way to increase vaccination rates.Treasurer Cameron Dick held this morning’s press conference at a Bunnings warehouse in Logan, south of Brisbane.Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available for the first time today at 33 Bunnings stores across the state, … Read more

El Salvador sees greener crypto-currency mining in its future

El Salvador sees greener crypto-currency mining in its future

SAN SALVADOR, Oct 15 (Reuters) – El Salvador’s unfolding experiment as a first-adopter of the crytocurrency bitcoin could be increasingly powered by new streams of renewable energy, the chief of the country’s hydroelectric commission told reporters on Friday.Energy-intensive cryptocurrency “mining” is done by computers, and has come under criticism from environmentalists as a big source … Read more

Italy’s New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

Italy's New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

ROME — Italy on Friday set a new bar for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by enacting a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes, essentially forcing Italians to choose between getting a pass and earning a living.With the … Read more

ExzoCoin announces development of ExzoSwap Crypto Wallet + DEX and Exzo Network Blockchain

ExzoCoin announces development of ExzoSwap Crypto Wallet + DEX and Exzo Network Blockchain

Tampa, FL, Oct. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cryptocurrencies have an isolated existence. Designed to be decentralized and work independently, they either have their own separate blockchain ecosystem or run off of other larger ones such as Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain.This essentially means that one token cannot interact with another if they run on … Read more

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, Oct. 15

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, Oct. 15

Calgary·THE LATESTAlberta reported 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday out of 14,054 tests.16 new deaths were reported Friday CBC News · Posted: Oct 15, 2021 8:02 AM MT | Last Updated: October 15Seven doctors and nurses flew out from Newfoundland to help at the Fort McMurray hospital. (Jennifer Richard)The latest on COVID-19 in Alberta: A total of 2,946 Albertans have … Read more

Crypto at a crossroads: What’s next for Singapore?, Banking News & Top Stories

Crypto at a crossroads: What's next for Singapore?, Banking News & Top Stories

Crypto at the crossroads as S’pore okays firms offering digital payment token services The cryptocurrency revolution has been gathering pace of late and looks set to shift into a new gear in Singapore after three firms were given the green light to provide digital payment token services. Jargon aside, it means it will soon be … Read more

N.B. pastor jailed for a week as judge considers COVID-19 contempt charge – New Brunswick

N.B. pastor jailed for a week as judge considers COVID-19 contempt charge - New Brunswick

A New Brunswick pastor is in custody after a court hearing Friday over his alleged breaches of COVID-19 public health rules was adjourned until next week. The Crown has alleged Philip James Hutchings, the pastor of His Tabernacle Family Church in Saint John, is in contempt of court for not abiding by a consent … Read more

Crypto firms Tether, Bitfinex to pay $42.5 mln to settle U.S. CFTC charges

Crypto firms Tether, Bitfinex to pay $42.5 mln to settle U.S. CFTC charges

Oct 15 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex will pay $42.5 million to settle civil charges from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over allegedly making misleading statements and making illegal transactions.Firms doing business as Tether agreed to pay $41 million to resolve CFTC charges they made misleading claims about Tether’s cryptocurrency … Read more

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

Health officials say COVID-19 cases are still trending downward nationally but warn that a hard flu season could put more pressure on the health care system. Last week, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that the virus’s reproductive number (Rt) had fallen below one for the first time since mid-July, putting new COVID infections on a downward … Read more

Manitoba reports 4 more deaths, 92 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Manitoba reports 4 more deaths, 92 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Manitoba has 92 new cases of COVID-19 and four more people have died from the disease, the provincial online data page says. The latest deaths bring the toll in Manitoba since the start of the pandemic to 1,230.  Southern Health reported the highest number of new cases out of all the regions, with 30 new … Read more

Crypto firms Tether, Bitfinex to pay $42.5 million to settle U.S. CFTC charges

Crypto firms Tether, Bitfinex to pay $42.5 million to settle U.S. CFTC charges

(Reuters) -Cryptocurrency Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex will pay $42.5 million to settle civil charges from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over allegedly making misleading statements and making illegal transactions.Firms doing business as Tether agreed to pay $41 million to resolve CFTC charges they made misleading claims about Tether’s cryptocurrency stablecoin, the CFTC … Read more

U.S. FDA advisers raise questions about J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster

U.S. FDA advisers raise questions about J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonOct 15 (Reuters) – Some members … Read more

Why are Britons so much more relaxed about Covid than Europeans? | Coronavirus

Compared with some other countries, along with high numbers of Covid cases and deaths, the UK has relatively relaxed Covid restrictions, with no mandatory vaccine passports, no social distancing measures, and no mask mandate in England.Four people from the UK and in Europe share their views on the country’s approach to Covid restrictions compared with … Read more

Ontarians can begin downloading QR codes for COVID-19 vaccine passport based on birth month

Ontarians can begin downloading QR codes for COVID-19 vaccine passport based on birth month

Starting Friday and into the weekend, eligible Ontario residents will be able to download their QR codes to be used as proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entering some non-essential businesses. The Ontario government has divided access on its website based on birth month.People born in January, February, March or April can get their … Read more

U.S. Treasury puts crypto industry on notice over rising ransomware attacks

U.S. Treasury puts crypto industry on notice over rising ransomware attacks

The U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jim BourgWASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Friday said suspected ransomware payments totaling $590 million were made in the first six months of this year, more than the $416 million reported for the whole of 2020, as Washington put the cryptocurrency … Read more

Covid infection rate in England rises again to one in 60 people | Coronavirus

About one in 60 people in England had Covid-19 last week, according to estimates published on Friday.The prevalence of infection was up for a third straight week, having been at about one in 70 the previous week, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).At the peak of the second wave in early January, about … Read more

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