Month: June 2022

Distributed Ledger: Bitcoin to record the worst first half of a year in history. Here’s what to watch in crypto for the second half.

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email to share your personal stories

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Your Digital Self: A Google engineer said an artificial-intelligence program came to life. This is why that couldn’t happen

News that resembles the plot of the 2013 sci-fi movie “Her” has made rounds in the media. Google engineer Blake Lemoine risked his career to try and prove to his peers and general public that LaMDA, the algorithm he was working on, had somehow become sentient. Lemoine was allegedly reprimanded by the tech giant for sharing the story with the

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Societe Generale Counts on Fintech METACO to Grow Digital Asset Activities

SG-FORCE, a subsidiary of Societe Generale (SG), a French multinational investment bank, has partnered with Switzerland-based fintech company, METACO, to ramp up its institutional digital assets market activities. Take Advantage of the Biggest Financial Event in London. This year we have expanded to new verticals in Online Trading, Fintech, Digital Assets, Blockchain, and Payments. METACO announced the development on Thursday

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Project Syndicate: Stocks could drop 50%, Nouriel Roubini argues. Things will get much worse before they get better.

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The global financial and economic outlook for the year ahead has soured rapidly in recent months, with policy makers, investors, and households now asking how much they should revise their expectations, and for how long. That depends on the answers to six questions. Six questions First, will the rise in inflation in most advanced economies be temporary

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Why Coinbase May Be Selling User Information To US Immigration Agencies

Per a report from The Intercept, U.S. exchange Coinbase is providing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with access to crypto users tracking tools. The report is based on documents between the company and the U.S. law enforcement agencies obtained by Tech Inquiry. Related Reading | EU Agrees On New Crypto AML Laws For Crypto Transfer Tracing The relationship between

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Washington Watch: Supreme Court limits EPA’s role in combatting climate change

President Joe Biden’s ambitious plan to address climate change hit a major hurdle as the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict federal reach in controlling emissions at power plants and beyond. The court, whose conservative majority has already shown reluctance in broadening federal agency scope, considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing

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Rising Energy Prices: ‘HODL’ Strategy of Bitcoin Miners in Danger?

Bitcoin mining, once known as one of the most profitable businesses, is now going through a rough patch. Amid rising global inflation, increasing energy prices, the crypto winter and a competitive environment, Bitcoin miners are finding it difficult to remain in business. Take Advantage of the Biggest Financial Event in London. This year we have expanded to new verticals in

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OpenSea Mails Customers, Warns Of Possible Phishing Emails Due To Data Leak

OpenSea, a leading NFT marketplace, has advised its users to exercise caution and avoid falling for phishing scams. The head of security said that an employee of a third-party vendor abused their access to customers’ data of OpenSea. OpenSea Customers’ Emails Leaked After discovering that email addresses had been shared with a third party, employees at collectibles platform OpenSea notified

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Outside the Box: 5 great equity strategies over the past 94 years

If you’re an investor, one of your most important jobs is to diversify your portfolio. Find just the right mix of assets, and you can achieve what I call “peace of mind and a piece of the action.” But one size doesn’t fit everyone. Some investors want peace of mind above almost everything else. Others seem to want all the

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Kelley Blue Book: The popular Lexus RX now has 3 hybrid choices and a handsome new look

The Lexus RX is quietly one of America’s most popular and important vehicles. It’s the best-selling product of Toyota’s TM, -0.92% luxury division year after year and one of the five vehicles luxury car shoppers are most likely to consider. Its balance of serene driving experience and dependable resale value is just about right. Lexus shouldn’t change it much. But it is time

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