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Stage is Set for a Rate Cut, while Trade Contagion Spreads to Japan and Korea
School schedules make summer an ideal time to get away. During those vacations, families often encourage loved ones to make a clean break from business, to reconnect and recharge. And so, a worker’s greatest wish is for a quiet summer news cycle. But in my own experience, that wish is rarely fulfilled. In 2008, I was in a craft barn
Report: Verizon Hiring Blockchain Engineers
Blockchain
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ is reportedly hiring for blockchain-related jobs. The job openings suggest the telecom may be building a product centered on privacy, security and payments, according to the publication The Block. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: Sarah Stierch (CC BY 4.0)
NexChange Interview Series: Dr. Larry Sanger (Part 1/2)
In this episode of the NexChange Interview Series, we give you an exclusive interview with Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger, who shares his thoughts on his famous creation and his current blockchain-based project, Everipedia, with NexChange’s Olga Yaroshevsky. Here’s Part One: Transcript: Olga Yaroshevsky: I don’t want to start with the Wikipedia. Dr. Larry Sanger: Good! OY: Let’s start with
Bitcoin Hyper Aims To Make Crypto Practical
Bitcoin Hyper enters the cryptocurrency space as an enhanced version of bitcoin whose processing time is approximately two seconds faster than typical credit card transaction timing. The new cryptocurrency launched Tuesday on the Alterdice.com virtual exchange. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: iStock
3 High-Tech Medical Breakthroughs You May Have Missed
Healthtech
Is technology damaging your health? While there is a plethora of evidence to suggest that our biology does not always respond well to technology, there’s also another side to this story. Technology is now improving healthcare in ways we never could have imagined. PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay Three examples of high-tech medical breakthroughs in recent years include the use of medical
Europe at a Crossroads: The Time for Bolder Policy Action Is at Hand
Rick Rieder argues that anemic growth in Europe is a longstanding problem that today requires a bold solution. Institutionally, the ECB can offer potentially effective, if unconventional, help. A shorter version of this commentary appeared in the Financial Times on July 22, 2019. A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of anemic growth. Ten years have passed since the
Cointime Summit 2019 to Highlight Vietnam’s Blockchain Market
Thanks to very accommodating governments, Southeast Asia has become one of the most dynamic regions for crypto and blockchain, with many countries working toward mainstream implementation of the technology. With a government seeking to transform its economy through blockchain, Vietnam is a great example of this, and the Cointime Summit 2019 aims to highlight the local market and it’s various
TD Ameritrade Moves One Step Closer Towards Making Trading Through Your Car Possible
FinTech
If you’ve ever wanted to execute a trade via the voice control in your car, well, you can’t. At least not yet. But that could be a reality soon. TD Ameritrade AMTD 0.02% announced Monday several new integrations that will provide access to real-time quotes, portfolio information, and content from the TDA Network via Apple Inc AAPL CarPlay, Alphabet Inc’s
Crypto Derivatives Market Fueled By Bitcoin Rally – Will End Badly
Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing the IBM value trap; Are Analyst Trade Ideas Valuable?; Bitcoin Rally Fuels Market in Crypto Derivatives; My theory on where Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell got their BIG money. jaydeep_ / Pixabay 1) IBM (IBM) reported yet another dismal quarter after the close yesterday, in which revenue fell 4.2% and operating income (excluding “other
High-Yield Credit in a Fed Easing Cycle
High-yield corporate bond spreads and bank loan discount margins typically widen when the Fed is lowering interest rates. Here are the key takeaways from our third quarter High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook report: Investors may be tempted to go down in quality in anticipation of a Fed-induced rally in leveraged credit. History suggests this would be ill-advised. On average since