Argentina: ‘Crypto-adoption is high, but stablecoin adoption is really high too’

Argentina: 'Crypto-adoption is high, but stablecoin adoption is really high too'

The end of 2021 saw many quarantining at home due to the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. However, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin was in Argentina. Following his trip, Buterin shared some thoughts on the state of crypto-adoption in the South American country. Argentinian adventures Citing a piece he wrote in 2013, the Ethereum founder … Read more

Crypto mining hardware is in high demand in Russia despite high prices: Crypto wrap

Crypto mining hardware is in high demand in Russia despite high prices: Crypto wrap

Women-led startups among finalists in PIF’s Sanabil, 500 Global accelerator program RIYADH: Sanabil Investments, wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund, and 500 Global, a leading global venture capital firm on Sunday unveiled 11 startups in the second batch of the Sanabil 500 MENA Seed Accelerator Program 2021. Female founders lead a third of the … Read more

The crypto market is uneasy about the Fed meeting and high inflation. Here’s why

The crypto market is uneasy about the Fed meeting and high inflation. Here's why

Crypto investors are closely watching this week’s Federal Reserve meeting, with the market expecting the central bank to announce a faster reduction in its pace of bond buying as U.S. inflation rises. Facing macroeconomic uncertainties, Bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.01% has fallen more than 30% from its all-time high of $68,991 in November, recently trading at $47,565. … Read more

Bitcoin network hashrate hits all-time high after China crypto ban

Bitcoin network hashrate hits all-time high after China crypto ban

Whinstone CEO Chad Harris takes CNBC on a tour of the largest bitcoin mine in North America.Bitcoin mining has totally recovered from the Chinese crypto crackdown that took more than half the world’s miners offline virtually overnight earlier this year.The recovery is measured by looking at hashrate, a term used to describe the computing power … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province provides update after single-day record high of new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, some circuit breakers extended, others lifted

The province is providing an update on COVID-19 this afternoon, after reporting a single-day record high of 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and two more COVID-related deaths. A media advisory says the province will remain at Level 1 of the COVID-19 winter plan at this time, “as hospitalizations remain manageable and the majority of schools are … Read more

All 102 Illinois Counties Experiencing ‘High Transmission’ Rates of Coronavirus – NBC Chicago

All 102 Illinois Counties Experiencing ‘High Transmission’ Rates of Coronavirus – NBC Chicago

All 102 counties in the state of Illinois are currently experiencing “high transmission” levels of COVID-19, while many are also experiencing dramatic growth in other metrics designed to illustrate how rapidly the virus is spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a county to have a “high transmission” rate of COVID if 100 … Read more

Mix and matching some COVID vaccines gives high immunity: Study | Coronavirus pandemic News

Mix and matching some COVID vaccines gives high immunity: Study | Coronavirus pandemic News

Oxford University study finds mixing a first dose of the Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccine with a second Moderna shot yields higher antibodies.A major British study into mixing COVID-19 vaccines has found that people had a better immune response when they received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech shots followed by Moderna nine weeks later, … Read more

‘Encouraging signs’ but Covid infection rate still high

'Encouraging signs' but Covid infection rate still high

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said that while there are encouraging signs that infection rates of Covid-19 have stabilised, this is at a very high level with well over 1,300 cases per 100,000 population on a 14-day incidence rate. It comes as the Department of Health confirmed 3,793 new cases of Covid-19. There … Read more

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it has shelved plans to further relax COVID-19 restrictions due to the strain on its healthcare system from rising hospitalisation and death rates, as well as the threat posed by the new Omicron variant.President Moon Jae-in said the crisis had deepened and called for a … Read more

Omicron Covid variant poses ‘very high’ global risk, says WHO | Coronavirus

The Omicron variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a “very high” global risk where Covid-19 surges could have “severe consequences” in some areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.The UN agency, in technical advice to its 194 member states, urged them to accelerate vaccination of high-priority groups and “ensure mitigation plans are in … Read more

Scientists warn of new Covid variant with high number of mutations | Coronavirus

Scientists have said a new Covid variant that carries an “extremely high number” of mutations may drive further waves of disease by evading the body’s defences.Only 10 cases in three countries have been confirmed by genomic sequencing, but the variant has sparked serious concern among some researchers because a number of the mutations may help … Read more

Avalanche Value Surges Reaching an All-Time High, AVAX Joins the Top Ten Crypto Markets – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

Avalanche Value Surges Reaching an All-Time High, AVAX Joins the Top Ten Crypto Markets

Cryptocurrency markets have started to recuperate from last week’s losses as bitcoin, ethereum, and a slew of digital assets have seen slight gains. However, the cryptocurrency avalanche has seen its value skyrocket this past week 46.9% higher over the last seven days. Avalanche has also crept into the top ten digital asset market valuations with … Read more

Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of ‘dramatic’ situation

Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of 'dramatic' situation

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s disease and control center, has reported 65,371 new cases within the last 24 hours — it is an increase of 12,545 new infections compared to the previous 24-hour period.But these figures are likely to be under reported, and true scale of infections could be “twice or three times as … Read more

Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths hit new record high

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

Medical specialists wearing protective gear transport a patient at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill BragaMOSCOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 1,251 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, an all-time record high that follows … Read more

Student at Onehunga High School tests positive for Covid-19

Student at Onehunga High School tests positive for Covid-19

A student at Onehunga High School has tested positive for Covid-19. In an email to parents and staff, the Auckland school said it was notified of the positive case on Sunday, and the student was infectious on Monday and Tuesday of last week. Senior students have been asked to work from home today and tomorrow. … Read more

Crypto Analyst Who Called Bitcoin Bottom Predicts Major Ethereum Surge, Says Binance Coin Set for New All-Time High

Crypto Analyst Who Called Bitcoin Bottom Predicts Major Ethereum Surge, Says Binance Coin Set for New All-Time High

A leading cryptocurrency analyst and trader is predicting that two of the largest crypto assets by market cap are primed for a rally. The pseudonymous analyst known as Smart Contracter tells his 180,200 Twitter followers that leading smart contract platform Ethereum is set to break out against Bitcoin (ETH/BTC). “ETH/BTC when, not if.” Source: Smart … Read more

Angela Merkel urges Germans to get Covid vaccines quickly amid high infection rate | Germany

Angela Merkel has called on unvaccinated Germans to get their shots as quickly as possible as the country’s coronavirus infection rate hit the latest in a string of new highs.Germany’s disease control centre said the country’s infection rate had climbed to 277.4 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 263.7 the previous … Read more

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Updates Bitcoin Forecast After Top Crypto Reaches New Record High

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Updates Bitcoin Forecast After Top Crypto Reaches New Record High

With Bitcoin reaching new all-time highs above the $68,000 mark, crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen says traders should consider one factor when looking at BTC’s chart. In a new strategy session, the closely followed analyst tells his 600,000 YouTube subscribers that while Bitcoin already put in an all-time high (ATH) late last month, this week’s breakout … Read more

Russia says it has turned tide on COVID wave, but deaths at record high

Russia says it has turned tide on COVID wave, but deaths at record high

A medical specialist wearing protective gear helps a patient to drink at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill BragaMOSCOW, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Russia said the nationwide workplace shutdown it ended this week had helped turn the tide … Read more

ether hit an all-time high, NFT.NYC, infrastructure bill

ether hit an all-time high, NFT.NYC, infrastructure bill

The cryptocurrency market is now worth over $3 trillion, according to CoinGecko. This comes as the top digital coins, including ether and bitcoin, rally on Monday.Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value under bitcoin, hit a new all-time high above $4,700 on Monday. It is currently trading at around $4,785, according to Coin Metrics data.Along … Read more

Crypto Rally Drives Ether to New All-Time High as Bitcoin Nears Fresh Record

Crypto Rally Drives Ether to New All-Time High as Bitcoin Nears Fresh Record

Text size Cryptocurrencies have been on a tear this year. Dreamstime A rally in cryptocurrencies lifted two of the largest digital assets into record territory, with Ether notching all-time highs Monday as Bitcoin pushed to record levels. Ether, the token that underpins the Ethereum blockchain network, topped $4,767 Monday, according to data from CoinDesk. A … Read more

Crypto funds AUM surges 46% to all-time high of $74.7 billion: Report

In October, bitcoin and ethereum rose by 42.0% and 35.4%, respectively. (REUTERS)

Digital asset investment products or crypto funds were in demand as assets under management grew across the board in October, with total AUM reaching $74.7 billion (till 21 October, surpassing the previous all-time high of $58.7 billion in March, according to a report by digital asset data provider CryptoCompare. The AUM included all-time highs for … Read more

Ether hits record high at $4,400 as crypto surge continues

Ether hits record high at $4,400 as crypto surge continues

A previous headline erroneously said $44,000. The record is $4,400. Ether, the second-largest digital currency by market value — hit a record high Thursday night at $4,400. As of 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, ether ETHUSD, +3.24% had pulled back slightly, recently trading at $4,370, according to Kraken data. The cryptocurrency reached its previous all-time … Read more

Pakistan’s Sindh High Court directs the government to develop crypto regulatory framework within 3 months

Pakistan’s Sindh High Court directs the government to develop crypto regulatory framework within 3 months

The Sindh High Court in Pakistan directed the government on October 20, to develop and submit the proposed regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies within 3 months. The High Court also formed a committee headed by federal finance secretary Kamran Ali Afzal to fast-track and oversee the progress on the matter. Besides, the court has advised the … Read more

Pakistan Government Not Against Crypto Investments, High Court Calls for Regulations – Regulation Bitcoin News

Pakistan Government Not Against Crypto Investments, High Court Calls for Regulations

The executive power will not oppose cryptocurrency investments, a high-ranking government official has told lawmakers in Pakistan. The statement comes as a regional high court has urged the federal government to regulate cryptocurrencies and formed a committee to look into the matter in the coming months. Minister Says Pakistan Government Has No Objection to Investments … Read more

Riding the crypto rollercoaster: Bitcoin nears record high

Riding the crypto rollercoaster: Bitcoin nears record high

By Tom WilsonLONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin is on the cusp of an all-time high, its latest rally fuelled by the launch of the first U.S. bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund that investors think could make the cryptocurrency accessible for swathes of new investors.But the advent of cryptocurrency ETFs in the world’s biggest economy hasn’t been the … Read more

‘Uncomfortably high level’ of Covid-19 cases

'Uncomfortably high level' of Covid-19 cases

Health Service Executive Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry has said while there is an “uncomfortably high level of cases” of Covid recorded each day, they are not converting “as badly as they previously did” into hospitalisations. Speaking on RTÉ’s Brendan O’Connor, he said the risk of Covid-19 cases translating into hospitalisations has “greatly weakened”. … Read more

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases may be going down in much of the country, but for children they are still exceptionally high

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases may be going down in much of the country, but for children they are still exceptionally high

The latest forecast predicts 740,000 to 762,000 reported deaths by November 6. It’s third consecutive week of a projected decrease in newly reported deaths. The latest CDC forecast predicts 500 to 10,100 new confirmed Covid-19 hospitalizations likely to be reported by November 5 — a fifth straight week of projected declines. As of October 12, … Read more

US coronavirus: The national rate of Covid-19 infections is declining. But some hospitals are still struggling to meet high demand, doctor says

US coronavirus: The national rate of Covid-19 infections is declining. But some hospitals are still struggling to meet high demand, doctor says

One doctor in Michigan said he’d seen headlines about Covid-19 progress but struggled to feel relief because his hospital remains overwhelmed with patients.”I had just worked a couple of shifts in a row where I had six, seven people sitting in the emergency department, waiting for beds at other hospitals that didn’t exist, waiting or … Read more

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases – NBC Chicago

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases – NBC Chicago

A suburban high school will transition to remote learning for two weeks after at least two cases of COVID-19 were reported. According to officials at Rich Township High School, in-person instruction will be suspended from Friday through Thursday, Oct. 14. Students will not have classes on Friday, and will resume remote learning on Monday, according … Read more