Australian Government Pledges Measly $100K Towards Blockchain Development

Australia’s Karen Andrews of the Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology is pledging $ 100,000 towards furthering blockchain development. In a press release, Andrews says her department will put the money towards “regulation, skills and capacity building, and international competitiveness and collaboration.” It’s a solid step forward in the nation’s fight to become a global blockchain leader. Unfortunately, the funds are significantly lower than previous offers like one billion AUD towards IBM’s blockchain developments for Australia’s government. The move leads enthusiasts to question what impact such a tiny sum could really have. I want Australia to lead the world when it

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India’s Supreme Court Sets 4-Week Deadline for Government to Regulate Cryptocurrency

Time is running out for the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India to ignore/wholesale ban cryptocurrency, according to a local publication called Inc42. Last April, as CCN reported, the RBI banned all financial institutions from working with cryptos. India has gone back and forth over the issue, but the Supreme Court seems to be losing patience. Indians have petitioned the Supreme Court more than once to order a rescinding of the Reserve Bank’s order, to no avail. However, the court is hearing two other petitions demanding the court take action. Court Gives a Deadline of Four Weeks The

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Dow Erases Big Gains as Clock Ticks on Government Shutdown, US-China Trade Negotiations

The U.S. stock market traded mixed-to-lower on Monday, as the Dow and other major indexes gave back gains amid high-stakes trade negotiations between the United States and China. DOW SWINGS LOWER The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 136 points higher on Monday and was up by as much as 190 points through the early morning. The gains, which reflected a strong pre-market session for Dow futures, quickly evaporated as investors braced for a big week. At the time of writing, the blue-chip index was down 18 points, or 0.1%, at 25,087.54. Shares of Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Walt Disney Co (DIS)

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“By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes… this quote sums up the importance of bitcoin!

"By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens." - John Maynard Keynes... this quote sums up the importance of bitcoin! submitted by /u/NirpUmbrella
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Breaking: Government Shutdown Over? President Trump to Hold Press Conference at 1:30 pm

After 35 days, the U.S. partial government shutdown may be finally coming to an end. According to the Drudge Report, President Donald Trump is planning to hold a press conference at 1:00 pm ET to elaborate on the details. Temporary Reprieve A new funding agreement to re-open the U.S. government will likely be announced after … Continued

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GoFundMe’s U.S. Government Shutdown Aid Campaign Just Hit its Funding Goal

By CCN.com: A GoFundMe campaign to assist federal workers affected by the ongoing government shutdown has reached its $ 200,000 funding goal barely three days after it was launched. Organized by GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon in partnership with author and motivational speaker Deepak Chopra, the campaign was organised to help affected workers with basics like food

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