A quarter of small businesses across nine countries plan to offer crypto payments -Visa survey

A quarter of small businesses across nine countries plan to offer crypto payments -Visa survey

Representations of virtual cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJan 12 (Reuters) – Almost a quarter of small businesses in nine countries around the world plan to accept digital currencies as a form of payment in 2022, while 13% of consumers in those … Read more

GameStop shares surge on plan to enter NFT, crypto markets

GameStop shares surge on plan to enter NFT, crypto markets

A GameStop Inc. store is shown in Encinitas, California, U.S., May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJan 6 (Reuters) – GameStop Corp (GME.N) is launching a division to develop a marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and establish cryptocurrency partnerships, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, boosting … Read more

Nile Niami floats crypto plan to thwart ‘The One’ auction

Nile Niami floats crypto plan to thwart 'The One' auction

Nile Niami needs someone to walk into the stratosphere with him.That’s the developer’s latest plea in a video released Monday night as he tries to halt the looming auction of “The One,” the 105,000-square-foot mega-mansion that he spent the last decade creating.On Dec. 16, Niami’s development company Crestlloyd filed an agreement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court … Read more

Millennial millionaires plan to add more crypto in 2022, CNBC survey says

Millennial millionaires plan to add more crypto in 2022, CNBC survey says

Most millennial millionaires have the bulk of their wealth in crypto, and they’re planning to add more in 2022 despite the recent price declines, according to the CNBC Millionaire Survey.Fully 83% of millennial millionaires own cryptocurrencies, according to the survey, which polls investors with investible assets of $1 million or more (not including primary residences). … Read more

Government faces Tory backbench revolt over plan B Covid measures | Conservatives

Downing Street is facing a damaging revolt over planned Covid restrictions after dozens of Tory backbenchers threatened to rebel or abstain in fury over the proposed new rules and Boris Johnson’s handling of the Christmas party scandal.With at least 30 Conservative MPs already expected to vote against regulations on masks, home working and vaccine passports, … Read more

Plan B shows Britain is still chasing Covid. Here’s how we can get ahead of it | Devi Sridhar

The Omicron variant is now in 57 countries. And that’s countries that have sequencing ability to find it. Even in Britain, estimates are that the hundreds of confirmed Omicron cases are just the tip of the iceberg. Given how fast it has spread globally, its probable increased transmissibility even compared with Delta, and the many … Read more

Johnson imposes COVID-19 ‘Plan B’ in England to contain Omicron

Johnson imposes COVID-19 'Plan B' in England to contain Omicron

Johnson says Omicron is spreading rapidlyUK has found 568 Omicron casesRules include COVID passports, work from homeLONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed tougher COVID-19 restrictions in England on Wednesday, ordering people to work from home, wear masks in public places and use vaccine passes to slow the spread of the … Read more

Ford delays return-to-work hybrid plan to March amid COVID uncertainty

Ford delays return-to-work hybrid plan to March amid COVID uncertainty

The Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterDec 6 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Monday it would push its return-to-work hybrid plan to March as the state of the COVID-19 pandemic remained uncertain.The No. 2 … Read more

Iran imposes restrictions on unvaccinated in new COVID plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran imposes restrictions on unvaccinated in new COVID plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran announces a new COVID-19 plan that will limit some public spaces to those with a digital pass showing they have been fully vaccinated.Tehran, Iran – The Iranian government has launched a “smart protocols” plan that will impose some restrictions on those unvaccinated against COVID-19, as it aims for the country to learn to “co-exist” … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Winter plan goes into effect Saturday night, 97 new cases

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

The New Brunswick government has released its winter plan for COVID-19, three days earlier than planned. In the face of a “very concerning” rise in infections over the past two weeks and a disproportionate number of cases among the unvaccinated, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said a three-level plan will go into effect Saturday at 11:59 … Read more

WHO: Vaccine makers should plan to adjust COVID-19 jabs – Live | Coronavirus pandemic News

WHO: Vaccine makers should plan to adjust COVID-19 jabs – Live | Coronavirus pandemic News

Makers of COVID-19 vaccines should gear up for the “likelihood” of needing to adjust their products to protect against the Omicron variant, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) spokesperson has said. Christian Lindmeier, speaking at a UN briefing in Geneva, said the agency was still studying the transmissibility and severity of the new variant, first reported … Read more

Inside Coinbase’s Budding Plan To Become The AWS Of Crypto

Inside Coinbase’s Budding Plan To Become The AWS Of Crypto

Brian Armstrong, founder of Coinbase, photographed for Forbes by Jamel Toppin in January 2020. Jamel Toppin/The Forbes Collection There was a time when Amazon Web Services (AWS) was just an afterthought for the Seattle-based company, overshadowed by Amazon’s gargantuan e-commerce business.  Fast forward to today, and the Amazon subsidiary, which launched almost 20 years ago, … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘ignored’ my plan to tackle deadly Covid variants – senior official | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has been accused of ignoring a senior official’s plan to prepare Britain for the emergence of vaccine-resistant Covid variants, the Observer can reveal.With the government announcing on Saturday that the first UK cases of the Omicron variant had been detected, the former head of the government’s vaccine taskforce said he could see no … Read more

A quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto Christmas gifts: Survey

A quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto Christmas gifts: Survey

More than a quarter of Australian crypto users surveyed in October plan to use digital assets as a part of their Christmas presents this holiday season. The survey by crypto wallet and services provider Crypto.com polled 2,020 Australians aged 18-59. Of those that had used crypto over the past 12 months, 26% responded that they … Read more

Aussies plan to gift crypto like bitcoin, ethereum and solana for Christmas

Aussies plan to gift crypto like bitcoin, ethereum and solana for Christmas

One Sydneysider has made 30 per cent on his investment in just a matter of months and wants to spread the festive cheer with crypto.More than a quarter of Aussies plan to buy crypto gifts for loved ones at Christmas this year, according to new research.Over half of them said they would consider buying actual … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchanges, experts raise concerns over government’s Budget Crypto Bill plan

Cryptocurrency exchanges, experts raise concerns over government's Budget Crypto Bill plan

Crypto exchanges are lobbying for definition of different types of crypto assets while the government looks to table the cryptocurrency bill in the parliament this budget session, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. The government’s current plan includes creating a broad framework around crypto assets that would give them a legal credence in … Read more

Andreessen Horowitz’s Plan to Dominate Crypto

Andreessen Horowitz's Plan to Dominate Crypto

WASHINGTON — There was lunch at a French bistro near Congress with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and a meeting with some of President Biden’s top economic aides. Then came a private dinner with a major financial regulator.The topic was always the same: “how to win the future” in the global race for cryptocurrency … Read more

Covid measures ‘plan C’ has been discussed, senior official tells MPs | Coronavirus

A “plan C” for tougher coronavirus restrictions has been discussed in official circles, a senior civil servant has confirmed, despite ministers denying that tougher measures are an option this Christmas should the rate of new cases continue to rise.The indication of planning for potentially harsher restrictions comes as senior scientists and Labour push for the … Read more

UK government paves way to bring in tough ‘plan B’ Covid rules | Coronavirus

New evidence has emerged that the government is paving the way to implement “plan B” measures in England to combat the spread of Covid-19, amid warnings from health chiefs that a “vortex of pressures” is encircling the NHS.In the clearest sign to date that Whitehall is actively considering additional measures, the Observer has learnt that … Read more

Britain’s Covid numbers show we need to move immediately to ‘plan B’ | Kit Yates

All the Covid indicators in the UK are going in the wrong direction. They have been for a while now. Cases are surging upwards; hospitals are feeling the strain of increasing numbers of Covid patients, and daily death tolls are rising. At the same time, vaccination delivery is slowing down.On Monday we saw almost 50,000 … Read more

Hospitality trade fears going under if UK imposes new Covid ‘plan B’ | Hospitality industry

Pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels would be driven under if the government imposes “plan B” restrictions to curb the rise in Covid-19 cases, the head of the hospitality trade body has warned, amid concern that the industry cannot survive a second lost Christmas.The health secretary, Sajid Javid, said on Wednesday that while new infections could … Read more

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19, Premier says border opening plan depends on vaccination and national plan

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk responds to media questions about the state's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has again urged Queenslanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and signalled revised modelling due this week would determine the state’s path to reopening to people from New South Wales and Victoria.Ms Palaszczuk has come under pressure to commit to a plan to reopen the state’s borders as Queensland recorded another day with no … Read more