Dock to Use Crypto in International Money Transfers

Dock, crypto, remittances, Brazil

Brazilian financial services provider Dock plans to use cryptocurrencies to process international remittances, according to a Friday (Jan. 21) Reuters report. The company also plans to expand to Latin America and Europe. Per the report, Brazilian reais will be converted into bitcoin and then into another currency. From there, the funds will reach end users … Read more

New U.S. COVID-19 international travel testing rules take effect Monday

New U.S. COVID-19 international travel testing rules take effect Monday

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – New rules requiring international air travelers arriving in the United States to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within one day of travel will take effect Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET (0501 GMT), according to an order issued late Thursday.Under current rules, vaccinated international air travelers can present a negative test … Read more

Crypto’s energy conundrum – pv magazine International

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Novel ideaWhy Bitcoin? Bitcoin’s novel idea, which emerged via a now-famous technical white paper in 2008, authored by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, an unknown person – or, equally likely, persons, though yet to be identified either way. It involves computing to validate a record of transactions; a database known as a blockchain. Computations are also … Read more

ACT records 13 new COVID-19 cases as international students given the green light to return to university next year

Sign for the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

The ACT has recorded 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.Key points:The ACT has recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last nightVaccinated international students can return to study in the ACT for the beginning of the 2022 academic yearThe territory’s universities say the pandemic created ‘pent up demand’ for international students … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination certificates for international travel to be available on MyGov from Tuesday

A digital rendering of the International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from a government video

New vaccine certificates for international travel will be available from Tuesday morning, as the federal government prepares for the further easing of international border restrictions.Key points:The certificates are proof to border authorities around the world that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19The certificates can be requested and downloaded through the MyGov websiteThey have QR … Read more

NSW Covid update: Perrottet flags reopening international borders ‘as quickly as possible’ | New South Wales

The New South Wales government has sent its strongest signal yet that it plans to resume international travel ahead of the date set by the commonwealth, with the state’s new deputy Liberal leader saying hotel quarantine was “fast becoming redundant”.Ahead of the state’s reopening on Monday after 106 days in lockdown, the NSW Liberals deputy … Read more