Covid vaccine shipment with 6.6 million doses reaches Islamabad

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Consignments originating from the United States and China carrying a total of 6.6 million Covid vaccines have landed on Sunday in Islamabad on the back of the international COVAX program and a gift from the neighbor government respectively. One shipment, reaching Pakistan via a Pakistan International Airlines flight, carries 3 million doses of Sinovac vaccines … Read more

COVID-19 cases recorded in eastern Europe hit 20 million

COVID-19 cases recorded in eastern Europe hit 20 million

Oct 24 (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus infections recorded so far in eastern Europe surpassed 20 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region grapples with its worst outbreak since the pandemic started and inoculation efforts lag.Countries in the region have the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, with less than half … Read more

Bitcoin Forecast To Hit $5 Million As Price Soars Through 2021

Bitcoin Forecast To Hit $5 Million As Price Soars Through 2021

Bitcoin has rocketed through October, climbing as hype surrounding the first U.S. bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) and fresh inflation fears galvanize investors. Subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover hot new NFT and crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains The bitcoin price has added around 40% since this time last month, … Read more

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev says crypto wallet waitlist tops 1 million customers

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev says crypto wallet waitlist tops 1 million customers

The waitlist for Robinhood’s recently announced crypto wallet now has more than one million customers, the company’s CEO said Thursday, demonstrating cryptocurrencies’ increasing importance to the trading app.”We’re very proud of our cryptocurrency platform and giving people more utility with the coins they have,” Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev said during CNBC’s Disruptor 50 summit on … Read more

Crypto Venture Firm A&T Aims to Raise $100 Million This Year

Crypto Venture Firm A&T Aims to Raise $100 Million This Year

(Bloomberg) — A&T Capital has closed the first round of fundraising at $70 million from investors including fintech companies and partners of traditional venture capital firms, the crypto-focused venture fund said in a statement, without disclosing the names of its backers.Since its founding this April, A&T has deployed over $11 million in 15 projects, including … Read more

NSW to spend $130 million on mental health as state records 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19, 10 deaths

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The NSW government has pledged $130 million in support for mental health in the wake of the pandemic, as the state recorded 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19.Another 10 people died in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday. The new cases were detected from 69,107 test results received yesterday.NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the announcement of funds for services, beds, … 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

Blockchain startup Arcana Network raises $2.3 million from Republic Crypto, others

Blockchain startup Arcana Network raises $2.3 million from Republic Crypto, others

Mumbai: Arcana Network, a blockchain startup that offers decentralised storage and data privacy platform for Ethereum, has raised $2.3 million led by Republic Crypto and Woodstock Fund. Digital Currency Group (DCG), Hyperedge, Sahil Lavingia’s shl.vc, Fenbushi Capital, LD Capital, and Paradigm Shift VC also participated in the round. The round also saw participation from a … Read more