Crypto Market Continues to Struggle in Wake of South Korea Fiasco

The cryptocurrency markets continued to struggle this weekend against the setback caused by a false regulatory announcement from South Korea this past week, as the top 10 currencies posted losses in the mid-single digits to the mid-teens in the last 24 hours. Among the top 15 currencies, 11th ranked NEO managed to squeak out a 0.56% gain, while 15th ranked ICON Project…

Cryptocurrency Market Bloodbath: Bitcoin, Ripple, et al. Decline in Value

Today, on January 16, the cryptocurrency market experienced a major correction, for the third time in the past 10 days. The price of most cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash declined by around 10 percent, while small cryptocurrencies recorded larger losses. With the exception of NEO and Monero, all of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have fallen in value….

In one chart, why Trumpcare could die in the Senate

We know that older voters, rural voters—Republican voters!—are disproportionately hit by Trumpcare. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities lays it out. The losses would be larger for older and lower-income consumers, and lower-income consumers would also lose help with deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. Consumers’ costs would probably increase even more than tax credits would fall, since the House plan…

Pakistan hands over dossier on ‘India’s interference’ to UN chief

  UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India’s alleged “interference” in the country to new UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in “restraining” India from such activities. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador Maleeha Lodhi delivered the dossier on “India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan” in a meeting with…

French police raids Google’s offices

PARIS (Web Desk) – The Paris offices of US Internet giant Google were raided by French police on Tuesday, as part of a tax fraud investigation. Around 100 tax officials entered Google’s offices in central Paris early on Tuesday morning, the BBC reported. Google is accused of owing the French state €1.6bn ($1.8bn; £1.3bn) in unpaid taxes. The tax arrangements…

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland to serve on the Supreme Court, setting up a protracted political fight with Republicans who have vowed to block any candidate picked by Obama in his final year in office. Garland, 63, is a longtime Washington lawyer and jurist who is chief judge of…

US election 2016: Obama warns against campaign anger

US election 2016: Obama warns against campaign anger US President Barack Obama has warned White House contenders to avoid raising tensions, a day after a rally by Donald Trump was called off amid clashes. Mr Obama said candidates should not resort to “insults” and “certainly not violence against other Americans”. Mr Trump, who leads the race for the Republican nomination,…

Google.org Thinks It Can Engineer a Solution to the World’s Woes

Google.org Thinks It Can Engineer a Solution to the World’s Woes THE BACKLASH CAME swiftly when Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged 99 percent of their Facebook fortune to philanthropic causes. At first, the announcement brought tremendous praise; if the couple follows through on their plan to donate $45 billion during their lifetimes, they’ll become the world’s most…

Russia warns North Korea over threats of nuclear strike

Russia warns North Korea over threats of nuclear strike One of Pyongyang’s few remaining allies says country is in danger of creating legal grounds for international military intervention. NK News reports North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered nuclear weapons to be readied. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered nuclear weapons to be readied. Photograph: Rodong Sinmun/EPA Chad O’Carroll…

Team Canada’s sweet 16 named for World Cup

Team Canada’s sweet 16 named for World Cup An injury has kept Carey Price sidelined since November. But Team Canada’s management team had no doubt the Montreal Canadiens star goaltender should be named to the initial 16-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Price, 28, Chicago’s Corey Crawford, 31, and Washington’s Braden Holtby, 26, were named Wednesday as Canada’s…

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