KuCoin Labs Q2 2020 Report Gives Insights Into the Role of DeFi, NFTs, DEX in Fostering Crypto Adoption

KuCoin crypto exchange’s investment and research offshoot KuCoin Labs today released its 2021-Q2 Crypto Industry Quarterly Report with a number of interesting insights. DeFi, NFT Significant for Crypto Adoption In the report, research has been done on several important landscapes within the crypto industry, such as DeFi and NFT. The report posits that decentralized exchanges… Continue reading KuCoin Labs Q2 2020 Report Gives Insights Into the Role of DeFi, NFTs, DEX in Fostering Crypto Adoption

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australians hit back at partying complaints

Australian Olympians who prompted a complaint over “excessive drinking” on their flight home from Tokyo have hit back by saying: “Who cares who f—— threw up, it’s not World War III?” The nation’s rugby and football players denied any wrongdoing on the plane as revelations also surfaced of three days of raucous partying by compatriots… Continue reading Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australians hit back at partying complaints

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Parameter Set to Increase for the First Time in 8 Weeks – Mining Bitcoin News

Bitcoin’s hashrate has slowly crept back up between 85 exahash per second (EH/s) to 125 EH/s on July 14. The increase in hashpower has made it so the next mining difficulty change will increase for the first time in eight weeks. The four consecutive difficulty drops turned out to be the largest slide in Bitcoin’s… Continue reading Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Parameter Set to Increase for the First Time in 8 Weeks – Mining Bitcoin News

4 Consecutive Difficulty Drops Make Bitcoin Block Rewards 49% Easier to Find – Mining Bitcoin News

Following the largest mining difficulty drop in Bitcoin’s history, this weekend will once again see another slide, but less than 6% of the difficulty will be shaved. Statistics show Bitcoin’s hashrate has been able to climb higher since the difficulty drop two weeks ago, and climbed above 100 exahash per second (EH/s) this week. This… Continue reading 4 Consecutive Difficulty Drops Make Bitcoin Block Rewards 49% Easier to Find – Mining Bitcoin News

Euro 2020: Criticism of Priti Patel over taking the knee remarks ‘unusual’ and ‘odd’, says cabinet minister Grant Shapps

Criticism of Home Secretary Priti Patel over efforts to fight racism are “unusual” and “odd”, one of her fellow cabinet ministers has told Sky News. Following England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy – after which some of the side’s players suffered racist abuse on social media – Ms Patel‘s pre-tournament comments on footballers taking… Continue reading Euro 2020: Criticism of Priti Patel over taking the knee remarks ‘unusual’ and ‘odd’, says cabinet minister Grant Shapps

Euro 2020 final: Auckland pubs, restaurants brace for early-morning crowds

Within five minutes of England defeating Denmark at the Euro 2020 semi-final last week, O’Hagans pub at Auckland’s Viaduct took 180 bookings for people wanting to cheer on the Brits at their first-ever final — despite the fact it’ll air at an absurdly early hour on a Monday, the groggiest and most maligned of all… Continue reading Euro 2020 final: Auckland pubs, restaurants brace for early-morning crowds

Bitcoin Blocks Will Soon Be 27% Easier to Find — Miners Brace for the Largest Difficulty Drop in BTC's Lifetime – Mining Bitcoin News

Bitcoin, the leading crypto asset in terms of market capitalization, has seen the cryptocurrency’s network hashrate drop considerably during the last two weeks. On Saturday, July 3, the network’s mining difficulty will see the largest epoch drop in history as the difficulty is set to slide by more than 27%. Bitcoin Difficulty Expected to Drop… Continue reading Bitcoin Blocks Will Soon Be 27% Easier to Find — Miners Brace for the Largest Difficulty Drop in BTC's Lifetime – Mining Bitcoin News

Trump calls 2020 'crime of the century' as Biden meets world leaders

Trump won’t give Biden a free pass during his big summit week – calling 2020 the ‘crime of the century’ and bringing up Hunter Biden’s laptop after his ‘fall asleep’ dig ahead of Putin summit Trump sent out more statements blasting Joe Biden as the president held meetings as part of the G7 summit The… Continue reading Trump calls 2020 'crime of the century' as Biden meets world leaders

Key figures who pushed 2020 election conspiracies are now boosting Arizona audit

More than six months after the 2020 election, several members of former President Donald Trump’s inner circle are pouring millions into a renewed push to challenge the election’s outcome — an effort that has gained new life in Arizona as it captivates the former president and many of his followers. In the immediate aftermath of… Continue reading Key figures who pushed 2020 election conspiracies are now boosting Arizona audit

Japan Olympic adviser urges COVID-19 vaccine option for athletes

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at his mobile phone next to The Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo, Japan, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan NenovTOKYO (Reuters) – A health adviser to Japan’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday athletes should have the option of getting COVID-19 vaccines, days after public outcry led… Continue reading Japan Olympic adviser urges COVID-19 vaccine option for athletes

2020 was supposed to be the year of streaming. Instead, it was the year of Netflix

New York (CNN Business)Even as the pandemic pummeled its businesses, Disney managed to eke out a blockbuster success with its streaming service, Disney+. But to keep those subscribers — and, crucially, to attract new ones — the company needs content. That includes “Cruella,” the origin story of the dastardly-yet-fashionable villain from “101 Dalmatians” starring Emma… Continue reading 2020 was supposed to be the year of streaming. Instead, it was the year of Netflix

NZ bank profits fell 28 per cent in 2020 but they still made over $4 billion

New Zealand bank profits fell by a whopping 28 per cent in 2020 – a drop of $1.58 billion to $4.14 billion. The fall was the largest in the 10-year history of KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey as higher impairment expenses and operating costs took their toll on the banks. John Kensington, head of banking… Continue reading NZ bank profits fell 28 per cent in 2020 but they still made over $4 billion

Former Olympic athlete Hashimoto chosen as head of Tokyo 2020 organisers

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Seiko Hashimoto, a woman who has competed in seven Olympics, said on Thursday she had been chosen as president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising committee, replacing a man who resigned after setting off a furore with sexist remarks.Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee, speaks during the Tokyo… Continue reading Former Olympic athlete Hashimoto chosen as head of Tokyo 2020 organisers

Trump again claims he WON 2020 election & says nation is ‘ANGRY’ in 1st interview since leaving White House

DONALD Trump has again claimed that he won the 2020 election and said the nation is "angry." The 45th president underwent his first interview since leaving the White House on Wednesday afternoon. Trump spoke to Fox News to pay tribute to the late Rush Limbaugh, however quickly started discussing the 2020 election. "Rush felt we… Continue reading Trump again claims he WON 2020 election & says nation is ‘ANGRY’ in 1st interview since leaving White House

NZ vehicle sales 2020: The winners and losers in a horror year

It’s official: 2020 was a stinker for new vehicle sales. Figures released by the Motor Industry Association today show total new vehicle registrations totalled 119,622 last year – 23 per cent below 2019’s 154,000. Passenger vehicle sales fell from 104,281 last year to 80,880, while commercial vehicle sales were down by the same proportion (23… Continue reading NZ vehicle sales 2020: The winners and losers in a horror year

Climate change: 2020 was Europe’s warmest year on record, new data shows

2020 was the warmest year in Europe since records began, according to data published by the EU climate monitoring service. Last year topped 2019’s previous record by 0.4C (0.72F), the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said. It said that 2020 was tied with 2016 for the warmest year across the world – confirming the… Continue reading Climate change: 2020 was Europe’s warmest year on record, new data shows

Bitcoin Ends 2020 On a High Note in Terms of Active BTC Addresses

Summary: December 30th and 31st saw the highest number of active Bitcoin addresses since January 2018 Bitcoin has since posted a new all-time high of $29,900 $30k might provide volatility as pointed out earlier by Timothy Peterson The path of least resistance is up for Bitcoin although it is clearly overbought The King of Crypto,… Continue reading Bitcoin Ends 2020 On a High Note in Terms of Active BTC Addresses

Apple, Best Stock Of 2020, Surges Into New Year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares held several distinctions in the year that just ended. First, its prices rose 80%, more than any other mega-cap company. Second, it ended the year with a market cap of $2.27 trillion, well ahead of Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) which held second place at $1.68 trillion. A look at Apple’s… Continue reading Apple, Best Stock Of 2020, Surges Into New Year

SPACtacular: Blank-check firms hit the jackpot in 2020

(Reuters) – Blank-check firms – popularly known as SPACs – emerged as the most popular investment vehicles and the primary driving force behind a record year for initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2020, even as overall dealmaking activity tumbled to a three-year low.FILE PHOTO: People walk on Wall Street in front of the New York… Continue reading SPACtacular: Blank-check firms hit the jackpot in 2020

2020 has provided the incentive to rethink our approach to money

2020 has been a year of upheaval throughout the world. Overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the events of this year brought forth new challenges no one was prepared for, upending the way we live, work, and transact. Early this year, global financial markets took a severe hit as stocks, commodities and even cryptocurrency prices fell.… Continue reading 2020 has provided the incentive to rethink our approach to money

2020 is almost over. Consider doing this to make a big impact in 2021

Jersey Mike’s Subs donates $2.5 million to Feeding America Jersey Mike’s Subs CEO Peter Cancro on his company donating $2.5 million to Feeding America amid the coronavirus pandemic. A phrase one hears this time of year is about gifts that "keep on giving." Most store-bought gifts are soon forgotten, but are there some gifts with… Continue reading 2020 is almost over. Consider doing this to make a big impact in 2021

Norad Santa tracker 2020 – Follow Father Christmas' visit to YOUR home as he sets off on his round the world journey

SANTA Claus visits every child in the world on Christmas Eve, delivering gifts for them to open on Xmas Day. But when does Father Christmas leave the North Pole, what is his delivery route and where is he now? As of December 23 2020, Santa is currently at his home in the North Pole. He… Continue reading Norad Santa tracker 2020 – Follow Father Christmas' visit to YOUR home as he sets off on his round the world journey

Oil’s ugly 2020 and 5 wild cards in 2021

Biden shutting down oil industry would be ‘disgrace’: Former Shell Oil president Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister discusses the future of the oil industry under a Biden administration. The U.S. energy sector was one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 lockdowns. While 2020 was one of the most challenging ever for many businesses,… Continue reading Oil’s ugly 2020 and 5 wild cards in 2021

Steve Doocy: Your 2020 holiday game changer — ​​​​​​​Marcus Luttrell's mama's prime rib

How to make Marcus Luttrell’s mom’s prime rib for your holiday meal ‘Fox & Friends’ host Steve Doocy shares a special recipe from his new ‘Happy in a Hurry’ cookbook The signature holiday dish from our new “Happy in a Hurry” cookbook comes to us from the family of an absolute American hero, Marcus Luttrell,… Continue reading Steve Doocy: Your 2020 holiday game changer — ​​​​​​​Marcus Luttrell's mama's prime rib