With crypto in focus, Circle’s Allaire sees US winning the digital dollar race

With crypto in focus, Circle's Allaire sees US winning the digital dollar race

As China’s digital yuan takes the global stage at the winter Olympics, a top cryptocurrency executive believes the U.S. is actually ahead in the worldwide digital currency game.Recently, the Federal Reserve has unveiled its thinking about how a central bank digital coin might operate, without taking any firm stance on the topic. Only 2 countries, … Read more

Bitcoin’s slump could be the start of a ‘crypto winter’ that sees prices crash, UBS says. Here are three reasons why. | Currency News | Financial and Business News

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UBS said there are a number of challenges that could trigger a crypto winter.Marvin Recinos/Getty Images A growing number of factors suggest a “crypto winter” could be on its way, analysts at UBS have warned. The case for bitcoin as a currency and inflation hedge is dwindling, and its tech has several flaws, they said. … Read more

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. ET briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province. However, the news conference has been postponed until  2 p.m. Friday, the Ministry of Health says. Ontario’s group of expert advisers on COVID-19 is recommending health officials implement voluntary rapid testing … Read more

Bitcoin, ETH price: myCryptoWallet collapse sees liquidators called in

Bitcoin, ETH price: myCryptoWallet collapse sees liquidators called in

Crypto traders are reportedly down thousands of dollars following the collapse of another prominent Australian trading platform.Liquidators have been called in to wind up another prominent Australian crypto trading platform, with furious customers reportedly down thousands of dollars after being unable to access their accounts. Melbourne-based myCryptoWallet – which once boasted it had 20,000 customers … Read more

Ethereum developer sees crypto impacting ‘every corner of society’

Ethereum developer sees crypto impacting 'every corner of society'

When people hear about cryptocurrencies, they think about alternative forms of money.But Lane Rettig, one of Etherium’s (ETH-USD) former core developers, says crypto could change everything – from the way businesses are formed and run, to how tickets are purchased for sporting events and concerts, and how salaries are paid.“It’s the beginning of a new … Read more

Capital sees rise in Covid-19 weekly positivity rate – Newspaper

Capital sees rise in Covid-19 weekly positivity rate - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: With the arrival of winter, the weekly Covid-19 positivity ratio has started increasing which is being considered as an early warning for the whole country because during all four waves cases started increasing from the capital. Meanwhile, four people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Rawalpindi district on Sunday and the positivity ratio was recorded … Read more

India sees sharp jump in death tally after Bihar reconciles data

A total of 64.72 cr COVID tests have been conducted so far (PTI)

India on Sunday saw a significant spike in the daily deaths with as many as 2,796 fatalities being recorded in the last 24 hours. Currently, the death toll stands at 4,73,326. “A total of 2,426 reconciled deaths by Bihar adjusted in today’s database. Also, Kerala clears backlog of 263 deaths. Hence deaths showing a spike,” … Read more

Goldman Sachs Sees Crypto Options Markets as ‘Next Big Step’ for Institutional Adoption

Goldman Sachs Sees Crypto Options Markets as ‘Next Big Step’ for Institutional Adoption

“There might be equity funds that have an exposure to a stock that has underlying bitcoin holdings,” explained Kazantsev. “In order to hedge that exposure, they might trade futures against that. For them, rather than rebalancing the portfolio dynamically, what they really want to do is hedge for the longer term, and to know the … Read more

Ontario sees 927 new COVID-19 cases as Ford calls for travel ban in response to new variant

Ontario sees 927 new COVID-19 cases as Ford calls for travel ban in response to new variant

Ontario reported 927 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the most on a single day in the province in nearly 10 weeks — while Premier Doug Ford called on the federal government to ban flights from countries where a new variant of concern has been found. In a statement, Ford said he was briefed this morning by Dr. … Read more

Ontario sees 613 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to kids aged 5 to 11

Ontario sees 613 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to kids aged 5 to 11

Ontario reported 613 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as vaccination appointments opened for children aged five to 11 in the province.  The provincial booking portal was initially scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, but people reported on social media that they were able to access it even earlier. More than 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason CairnduffRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterDUBLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European airlines are in for a fraught period between now and the end of the year due to renewed COVID-19 concerns that will disrupt … Read more

Australia’s Largest Bank Sees ‘Bigger Risks in Not Participating’ in Crypto – Featured Bitcoin News

Crypto FOMO: Australia's Largest Bank Sees 'Bigger Risks in Not Participating' in Crypto

The CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the country’s largest bank, sees big risks in not participating in cryptocurrency. “We see risks in participating, but we see bigger risks in not participating,” he explained. Crypto FOMO, Banks Need to Get Involved, Says CEO of Commonwealth Bank Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Matt Comyn talked … Read more

Sudden $400 Billion Crypto Price Rout Sees Bitcoin Crash Under $60,000 As Ethereum, BNB, Solana, Cardano And XRP Plummet

Sudden $400 Billion Crypto Price Rout Sees Bitcoin Crash Under $60,000 As Ethereum, BNB, Solana, Cardano And XRP Plummet

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have fallen sharply over the last 24 hours, with the bitcoin price crashing under $60,000 per bitcoin. Other major cryptocurrencies, including ethereum, Binance’s BNB, solana, cardano and Ripple’s XRP, have also fallen back—all losing between 7% and 10% of their value. The sudden crypto price crash has wiped around $400 billion … Read more

Israeli ‘wargame’ sees kids suffering vaccine-resistant COVID strain

Israeli 'wargame' sees kids suffering vaccine-resistant COVID strain

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrives to receive a third shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as Israel launches booster shots for over 40 year-olds in Kfar Saba, Israel August 20, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File PhotoJERUSALEM, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and senior aides holed up in a nuclear command bunker … Read more

Covid-19: Waiheke sees second positive case confirmed, no locations of interest

Covid-19: Waiheke sees second positive case confirmed, no locations of interest

Ryan Anderson/StuffWaiheke island, Auckland, testing stations were busy on Wednesday after a positive covid-19 case visited the islandA Covid-19 case has been found on Waiheke Island. The small island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf had remained relatively untouched by the virus, but Waiheke Local Board chairwoman Cath Handley confirmed to Stuff on Monday night a person … Read more

Tungsten cube craze sees crypto traders pay $250,000 for yearly visit to foot-long block

Tungsten cube craze sees crypto traders pay $250,000 for yearly visit to foot-long block

Tungsten cubes are ‘surprisingly heavy’ and offer a ‘great conversation piece’, one vendor claims (Midwest Tungsten)The opportunity to pay an annual visit to a 14-inch (36cm) cube of tungsten has sold for a quarter of a million dollars, after the intensely dense objects became a meme among crypto traders.Despite its relatively small size, the block … Read more

England sees record Covid prevalence in October

England sees record Covid prevalence in October

Covid-19 prevalence in England rose to its highest level on record in October, Imperial College London said, led by a high numbers of cases in children and a surge in the southwest of the country. Nearly 6% of school-aged children had Covid-19, the researchers found, although there was a drop in prevalence towards the end … Read more

CVS Health sees 2022 profit meeting Street estimates as COVID-19 costs subside

CVS Health sees 2022 profit meeting Street estimates as COVID-19 costs subside

People walk by a CVS Pharmacy store in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File PhotoNov 3 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) on Wednesday said its adjusted profit target for 2022 should largely meet Wall Street estimates, as it expects volatile medical costs in its health … Read more

Bitcoin price crash sees hundreds of billions wiped from crypto market

Bitcoin price crash sees hundreds of billions wiped from crypto market

The price of bitcoin has crashed on Wednesday morning, dropping by thousands of dollars in the space of just a few minutes.The cryptocurrency fell below $59,000 following the flash crash, down more than $5,000 from the levels it was trading at earlier this week.The latest price drop comes less than a week after BTC hit … Read more

Alberta sees no ‘significant bump’ in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving weekend

Alberta sees no 'significant bump' in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving weekend

Alberta did not see an increase in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving, but health officials continue to monitor for any possible “secondary impact,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday. Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, told a news conference that Albertans can “celebrate that we haven’t seen a significant bump” after the October holiday but … Read more

COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne detention hotel sees 17 asylum seekers test positive, one admitted to hospital

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At least 17 asylum seekers detained in a Melbourne facility have tested positive to COVID-19, with one person being treated in hospital.Key points:The Park Hotel in Melbourne is being used as an alternative detention facility to house asylum seekersAn asylum seeker who contracted COVID-19 there said he did not feel safeAustralian Border Force says 55 … Read more

Concierge Service Catering to Crypto Whales Sees 500% Increase in Clients Over the Last 6 Months  – Bitcoin News

Concierge Service Catering to Crypto Whales Sees 500% Increase in Clients Over the Last 6 Months 

On Tuesday, Concierge.io, the exclusive travel service backed by Travala.com announced it added new luxury services in order to give crypto investors “a more premium experience to live out their travel dreams.” The concierge service for “the crypto world’s elite” details its added experiences like a seven-star igloo in Antarctica, all-inclusive African safaris, and a … Read more

JMP Securities Sees Crypto Entering the Mainstream, Says Adoption Has Hit Escape Velocity – Featured Bitcoin News

JMP Securities Sees Crypto Entering the Mainstream, Says Adoption Has Hit 'Escape Velocity'

Investment banking and asset management firm JMP Securities says that “The crypto economy is entering the mainstream,” emphasizing that crypto “adoption and early use cases have established ‘escape velocity.” However, the firm’s analysts noted that “the industry is still in its formative stage.” ‘The Crypto Economy Is Entering the Mainstream’ JMP Securities recently published a … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta variant: Super Saturday Vaxathon vaccination drive sees record numbers jabbed

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta variant: Super Saturday Vaxathon vaccination drive sees record numbers jabbed

Watch: Kiwis have smashed the government’s ‘Super Saturday’ goal of 100,000 vaccine doses today – and Auckland should hit the 90 per cent first-dose target in the next five days.Finally we can say it, Aotearoa.Hooray for high numbers.On Saturday almost 130,000 Kiwis joined Team Jabbed when they took a wee needle in the arm and … 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 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

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

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more people with the illness on Thursday. The number of people being … Read more

Bitcoin price rally sees crypto market overtake world’s most valuable company

Bitcoin price rally sees crypto market overtake world’s most valuable company

The cryptocurrency market is now worth more than the world’s most valuable company after bitcoin and several leading altcoins surged in price on Thursday.The global crypto market cap is now $2.37 trillion (£1.73tn), overtaking the $2.33tn market cap of Apple.Follow The Independent’s live coverage of the crypto marketThe market has been boosted by a resurgent … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs sees approval rating drop to record low 38%

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs sees approval rating drop to record low 38%

Premier Blaine Higgs’s approval rating has dropped to an all-time low amid record high COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths that followed all Public Health restrictions being lifted and the province being opened up, a new poll suggests. The Angus Reid Institute poll ranking the popularity of the provincial premiers shows Higgs has suffered a “precipitous” drop to 38 per … Read more

DOJ Sees Crypto Seizures as a Priority in Anti-Ransomware Push

DOJ Sees Crypto Seizures as a Priority in Anti-Ransomware Push

The Justice Department is increasingly trying to claw back ransomware payments made by hacked companies and is training cryptocurrency experts who can track funds across sometimes sprawling overseas criminal networks. Ramping up seizures is a key prong of the U.S. strategy to slow a spate of ransomware attacks that the White House has labeled a … Read more

Country sees lowest number of Covid cases since June 28 – Pakistan

Country sees lowest number of Covid cases since June 28 - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The country reported the lowest number of Covid-19 cases in a single day since June 28. According to data of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 767 people contracted coronavirus and 19 patients died during the last 24 hours. The highest number of cases during the last over three months was reported on … Read more

Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave

Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave

Internally displaced Syrian girls play together at Teh camp in northern Idlib, Syria May 5, 2021. Picture taken May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Khalil AshawiNew surge threatens collapse of health serviceLow vaccinations and summer visitors help spread Delta variantSurge worse in overcrowded rebel-held northwestAMMAN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Syria is facing a new surge in COVID-19 infections … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

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There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more