‘No point quitting’: How the pandemic is delaying retirement

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The COVID-19 crisis has helped lift the age at which Sydney’s workers are expected to retire after a slump in migration and the tightening of the labour market encouraged older employees to remain in the workforce. Workers in the city now aged 45 are expected to… Continue reading ‘No point quitting’: How the pandemic is delaying retirement

Floating point in sCrypt

This post originally appeared on Medium, and we republished with permission from Xiaohui Liu. sCrypt does not support floating point natively, mainly due to the high overhead of implementing it (such as IEEE Floating Point Standard) using integral arithmetic in Bitcoin Script. However, there are many use cases where fractional numbers are indispensable. We provide two… Continue reading Floating point in sCrypt

Floating point in sCrypt

This post originally appeared on Medium, and we republished with permission from Xiaohui Liu. sCrypt does not support floating point natively, mainly due to the high overhead of implementing it (such as IEEE Floating Point Standard) using integral arithmetic in Bitcoin Script. However, there are many use cases where fractional numbers are indispensable. We provide two… Continue reading Floating point in sCrypt

Tipping point: the apps that make rewarding good service easier and fairer

Cashless services such as Tip Pot and EasyTip help customers pay restaurant staff who fear losing out Restaurant tips are going completely digital as the pandemic accelerates the shift towards a cashless society, prompting a debate about how best to reward hospitality staff for the service. The number of transactions made in hard currency fell… Continue reading Tipping point: the apps that make rewarding good service easier and fairer

Stock futures point lower ahead of employment-related reports

What to know about investing in meme stocks SlateStone Wealth chief market strategist Kenny Polcari, Kaltbaum Capital Management President Gary Kaltbaum and Grit Capital CEO, investor and consultant Genevieve Roch-Decter discuss meme stocks like AMC and today’s markets.  U.S. equity futures are trading lower ahead of the release of the first employment-related reports of the… Continue reading Stock futures point lower ahead of employment-related reports

Stock futures point higher as Biden talks with China's Xi

Businesses welcoming stimulus, despite potential tax hikes: Delancey Strategies president Delancey Strategies president Jared Levy and ‘The Selfie Vote’ author Kristen Soltis Anderson weigh in on President Biden’s proposed economic relief plan. U.S. equity futures are pointing to gains ahead of Thursday's trading session. Continue Reading Below The major futures indexes suggest a rise of… Continue reading Stock futures point higher as Biden talks with China's Xi

Biden’s adviser picks point to stronger financial regulations.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. last week placed proponents of stronger regulation on financial regulatory teams, stoking fears by industry groups that he is preparing for an unexpected wave of corporate oversight. It would be a sharp reversal from the Trump administration, which for four years benefited Wall Street with its push to loosen bank… Continue reading Biden’s adviser picks point to stronger financial regulations.

U.S. Authorities Point Searchlight into Crypto’s Role in Trafficking | BTCMANAGER

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate Banking Committee are putting preparations in top gear to introduce a bill that would mandate the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to critically study the role of bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in illicit activities such as human and drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorist financing as well as other online… Continue reading U.S. Authorities Point Searchlight into Crypto’s Role in Trafficking | BTCMANAGER

16 West Point cadets test positive for coronavirus before Trump’s address

More than a dozen West Point cadets from the class of 2020 who were brought back for graduation where President Trump is expected to give the commencement address have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports. Sources on Capitol Hill told USA Today that the number of infected cadets was 16. “About 1 ½… Continue reading 16 West Point cadets test positive for coronavirus before Trump’s address

The Dow’s 2100 Point Climb Sends Bitcoin Surging; Here’s Why it May Not Last

The U.S. stock market and the cryptocurrency market have both rocketed higher in tandem today, with the Dow Jones posting one of its largest single day gains ever while Bitcoin has been able to climb over 6%. All of the notable rallies seen in the stock market over the past few weeks have been followed… Continue reading The Dow’s 2100 Point Climb Sends Bitcoin Surging; Here’s Why it May Not Last

Technicals Point Towards Ripple (XRP) Recovery To $0.25 Despite Some Roadblocks

Ripple is trading nicely above the $0.2320 support area against the US Dollar. XRP price broke a technical pattern, suggesting a decent increase towards $0.2400 and $0.2500 in the near term. Ripple price tested the $0.2300 support level and it is currently rising against the US dollar. The price is back above the $0.2320 pivot… Continue reading Technicals Point Towards Ripple (XRP) Recovery To $0.25 Despite Some Roadblocks

US stocks point higher after blockbuster week of trade deals

These 5 stocks are worth investing in next year Barron’s associate editor Andrew Bary, who writes Barron’s annual list of the best stock picks in the coming year, explains why he thinks these investments will outperform in 2020. All three major US indexes pointed towards opening higher on Saturday morning after a week of trade… Continue reading US stocks point higher after blockbuster week of trade deals

Stock futures point to gains to start the week

Investors need to remain flexible: Bob Doll Nuveen chief equity strategist Bob Doll on where investors can find value in today’s market. Equity futures are pointing to a higher start to the week on Wall Street. Continue Reading Below This comes after a week that saw the major U.S. indexes rise at least 1.5 percent.… Continue reading Stock futures point to gains to start the week

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA reacts to anger toward use of 'gendered language'

Delegates erupt over ‘sensory overload’ and ‘gendered pronouns’ at Democratic Socialists of America convention Controversy as the Democratic Socialists of America hold their national convention in Georgia; reaction from Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA. Director and founder of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk said Monday that “gendered language” nurtured on college campuses “needs… Continue reading Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA reacts to anger toward use of 'gendered language'

Bitcoin Breaks $9,000 In Latest Landmark Price Point

Thursday, May 30 — in the latest milestone of its renewed bull run, bitcoin (BTC) today broke past $9,000, soaring to its highest price point in over a year. Most of the top 50 cryptocurrencies are seeing solid green, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin broke the psychological price point of… Continue reading Bitcoin Breaks $9,000 In Latest Landmark Price Point

Bitcoin [BTC] on the tipping point; when will the FOMO kick in? Or has it already?

Bitcoin [BTC] and the fear of missing out [FOMO] has been a tryst for the ages. Ever price rally has been accompanied by waves of speculators chiming in, fearing losing out on a chance to capitalized as the top cryptocurrency defied expectations, this current rally is no less, and exhibits a contagion of FOMO. On… Continue reading Bitcoin [BTC] on the tipping point; when will the FOMO kick in? Or has it already?

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Trading Near Key Inflection Point

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Trading Near Key Inflection Point Ripple price seems to be struggling near the $0.3700 and $0.3740 resistances against the US dollar. The price corrected lower recently, but it stayed above the main support at $0.3480. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near the $0.3510 on the hourly… Continue reading Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Trading Near Key Inflection Point

Crypto Market Is The Perfect Initial Point For Tech Giants

Recently, many Blockchain projects experienced the squeeze and were forced to let staff go and downsize operations. The NEM Foundation was one of the latest projects among the growing list of those battered by bears, as it experiences a complete restructuring. For all the bigger players looking to scoop up tech talent for their crypto… Continue reading Crypto Market Is The Perfect Initial Point For Tech Giants

Golem releases Brass Golem Beta 0.17.0, keeps user experience as a focal point

On 31st July, Golem released its latest version, the Brass Golem Beta 0.17.0 that is aimed to improve the network capabilities and prevent the system from being overcrowded with access requests. The company has stated that this is done by introducing a concept called Netmasking. This is a process where a 32-bit mask is used… Continue reading Golem releases Brass Golem Beta 0.17.0, keeps user experience as a focal point

There’s No Point in Bitmain Developing an Ethereum ASIC Miner

There are rumors on the internet that Bitmain is working on yet another cryptocurrency mining hardware unit. While that in itself is not spectacular by any means – especially because it is the company’s business model – this latest venture would focus on Ethereum ASIC mining. Although it remains to be seen if there is any… Continue reading There’s No Point in Bitmain Developing an Ethereum ASIC Miner