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Jerome Powell confirmed as the Fed’s next chairman

The US Senate has voted with a sizable majority of 84-13 to confirm Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Powell, who has held a position on the board of governors since 2012, will take over from his predecessor, Janet Yellen, in early February. In contrast to some more radical frontrunners for…

Jerome Powell confirmed as the Fed’s next chairman

The US Senate has voted with a sizable majority of 84-13 to confirm Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Powell, who has held a position on the board of governors since 2012, will take over from his predecessor, Janet Yellen, in early February. In contrast to some more radical frontrunners for…

Cryptocurrencies crash in a rollercoaster week for blockchain sha

Beginning on January 16, cryptocurrency crashes witnessed collective losses of $300bn in just 36 hours. The value of bitcoin crashed dramatically on January 17, falling below $10,000 for the first time in six weeks. Ever prone to sharp fluctuations, the cryptocurrency’s price rallied later in the evening in an unexpected turnaround. The early indications of cryptocurrencies…

Cryptocurrencies crash in a rollercoaster week for blockchain sha

Beginning on January 16, cryptocurrency crashes witnessed collective losses of $300bn in just 36 hours. The value of bitcoin crashed dramatically on January 17, falling below $10,000 for the first time in six weeks. Ever prone to sharp fluctuations, the cryptocurrency’s price rallied later in the evening in an unexpected turnaround. The early indications of cryptocurrencies…

North Korean hackers behind South Korean cryptocurrency attacks,

US-based researchers have established a link between a recent hacking operation targeting South Korean cryptocurrency holders and a Pyongyang-based hacker group. The hacker group, known as Lazarus, is the same outfit thought to have carried out the WannaCry attack and the high-profile assault against Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lazarus is believed to be at the heart…

North Korean hackers behind South Korean cryptocurrency attacks,

US-based researchers have established a link between a recent hacking operation targeting South Korean cryptocurrency holders and a Pyongyang-based hacker group. The hacker group, known as Lazarus, is the same outfit thought to have carried out the WannaCry attack and the high-profile assault against Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lazarus is believed to be at the heart…

Davos 2018: Restoring faith in globalisation

Every year, more than 2,000 of the world’s wealthiest and best-connected individuals converge on the tiny mountain resort of Davos to discuss, debate and hopefully resolve some of the most important issues facing our planet. In January 2018, the World Economic Forum will host its 48th annual meeting, in a world that has changed markedly…

Davos 2018: Restoring faith in globalisation

Every year, more than 2,000 of the world’s wealthiest and best-connected individuals converge on the tiny mountain resort of Davos to discuss, debate and hopefully resolve some of the most important issues facing our planet. In January 2018, the World Economic Forum will host its 48th annual meeting, in a world that has changed markedly…

The threat of water scarcity looms large

“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a sailor finds himself trapped in the middle of the ocean, dehydrated and surrounded by useless salt water. Today, we are faced with a similar problem globally: while about 71 percent of the Earth is…

The threat of water scarcity looms large

“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a sailor finds himself trapped in the middle of the ocean, dehydrated and surrounded by useless salt water. Today, we are faced with a similar problem globally: while about 71 percent of the Earth is…