US housing starts drop sharply; building permits rise modestly

How long will housing boom last? Doug Bauer on housing boom, coronavirus  U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in April, likely pulled down by soaring prices for lumber and other materials, but construction remains supported by an acute shortage of previously owned homes on the market. Housing starts tumbled 9.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual… Continue reading US housing starts drop sharply; building permits rise modestly

Forsyth Barr starts Plexure coverage with a big call

Forsyth Barr has initiated coverage of Plexure with a big call. Analysts Jamie Foulkes and Ashton Olds rate the maker of mobile marketing, ordering and loyalty apps “Outperform” with a 12-month target price of $1.58 – or nearly double what it is today. There are few points of comparison. Plexure’s investment relations manager confirms ForBarr… Continue reading Forsyth Barr starts Plexure coverage with a big call

Facebook NZ starts to dish out $400K in Covid grants – but not everyone happy

The good news: Facebook has started to distribute some $400,000 in support for New Zealand small businesses – as part of its US$100 million worldwide programme to give a leg-up to small companies hit by the pandemic, via a mix of cash grants and free ads. “We have distributed cash grants to all 60 qualifying… Continue reading Facebook NZ starts to dish out $400K in Covid grants – but not everyone happy

Swiss canton of Zug starts accepting tax payments in cryptocurrency

The Swiss canton of Zug now allows its residents to pay taxes in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Bitcoin Suisse, a local crypto broker that enabled the new opportunity in partnership with the canton, announced Feb. 17 that the crypto payment option has rolled out this week. The administration of the canton of… Continue reading Swiss canton of Zug starts accepting tax payments in cryptocurrency

Dubai Government Entity Starts Accepting Bitcoin and ETH

Kiklabb, an entity owned by the government of Dubai to issue free zone and onshore licenses, has began accepting bitcoin, ethereum and tether for the payment of fees. “We’ve seen growing interest in cryptocurrency, with several customers in the blockchain and fintech sectors part of the Kiklabb community. So it really was just a matter… Continue reading Dubai Government Entity Starts Accepting Bitcoin and ETH

DataGrid Blockchain Starts Token Sale; Announces Plans for Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool on Balancer

From a theoretical standpoint, blockchain technology promises multiple advantages as opposed to the standard ways of doing business. These include decentralization, immutability, cost effectiveness, scalability, asset support, and ease of use. However, it has become clear that no blockchain can hope to deliver on all promises. Or can it? The blockchain space is advancing rather… Continue reading DataGrid Blockchain Starts Token Sale; Announces Plans for Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool on Balancer

Venezuelan army starts mining Bitcoins

The economic crisis in Venezuela and the international sanctions has created tension between the government and the Venezuelan people. The people are still learning to live under the current regime. The country’s socialist system has kept a grip on the economic, political, and foreign policy. The president used the exhausted all the state’s resources to… Continue reading Venezuelan army starts mining Bitcoins

Costco starts building $100m NZ debut but opening delayed

The world’s second largest retailer has begun building its first New Zealand store in its $100 million entry to this country – but it won’t be opening next year as it originally announced. Patrick Noone, Costco Australia and New Zealand managing director, today told around 300 Property Council members in Auckland of a new date.… Continue reading Costco starts building $100m NZ debut but opening delayed

Pub owner starts selling meals for a penny so he can stay open

Defiant pub owner starts selling meals for a PENNY so he can stay open despite Tier 3 anti-Covid lockdown rules Andy MacDonald, 36, says regulars at the Ships and Giggles can get a meal for 1p The Preston landlord has found a way around Tier 3 Covid-19 rules in Lancashire  Pubs can only open in… Continue reading Pub owner starts selling meals for a penny so he can stay open

Swiss gov’t starts consultation process for blockchain laws

Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance has initiated a consultation process for a blanket ordinance in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology space. The consultation will happen among cantons, parties and other interested groups in this space. It is scheduled to continue for more than three months, ending on Feb. 2, 2021. This is a part… Continue reading Swiss gov’t starts consultation process for blockchain laws

Early voting starts in Arizona with record-breaking turnout

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 9 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Early in-person voting is now underway in Arizona, and poll managers are reporting a sharp increase in turnout compared with 2016. BIDEN: TRUMP CALLING HARRIS A 'MONSTER' IS 'DESPICABLE' While more than 75% of the approximately 4.1… Continue reading Early voting starts in Arizona with record-breaking turnout

Instagram starts hiding 'potentially offensive' comments

Instagram Reels takes on TikTok Tech analyst Pete Pachal on Facebook’s Instagram launching a new short video app named Reels. Photo-sharing app Instagram, a unit of Facebook, will begin automatically hiding "potentially offensive" comments–but you can still see them if you really want to. Continue Reading Below The new functionality builds on the social media platform's previous… Continue reading Instagram starts hiding 'potentially offensive' comments

Target starts $15 minimum wage in US stores

Trump coy about his opinion on higher minimum wages President Trump says he has a ‘very positive’ statement about minimum wages coming out in the next two weeks. Target’s starting wage hike of $15 per hour began Sunday. Continue Reading Below The retail giant first announced its intention to raise its company-wide minimum wage in September 2017 when it… Continue reading Target starts $15 minimum wage in US stores

Trump starts Fourth of July celebrations by hitting the golf course – for the third time this week – The Sun

PRESIDENT Donald Trump started his Independence Day weekend by hitting the golf course for the third time this week, despite coronavirus spikes around the country and outrage from the Russian bounty scandal. The president arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia Friday morning where he was greeted by a small group of protestors.… Continue reading Trump starts Fourth of July celebrations by hitting the golf course – for the third time this week – The Sun

Soramitsu Starts Testing ‘White Tiger’ Digital Currency in Japan

7004 Total views 76 Total shares News Japanese blockchain company Soramitsu announced it would start testing a new local digital currency for retailers at the University of Aizu. According to a June 29 report in the Nikkei newspaper, Soramitsu will begin testing “White Tiger,” a digital currency sitting on the company’s native Hyperledger Iroha blockchain.… Continue reading Soramitsu Starts Testing ‘White Tiger’ Digital Currency in Japan

ConsenSys Starts Compliance Service Focusing on DeFi

7343 Total views 30 Total shares News Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin’s firm ConsenSys is releasing a compliance service to keep an eye out on transactions conducted by DeFi companies and exchanges trading tokens issued on Ethereum. According to a Bloomberg article published on June 8, decentralized applications development company ConsenSys announced it would release a… Continue reading ConsenSys Starts Compliance Service Focusing on DeFi

Superdrug starts selling a coronavirus antibody test for £69

Superdrug becomes first high street retailer to sell a coronavirus antibody test for £69 Blood samples are turned around 24 hours after reaching the lab  It isn’t a ‘DIY’ home testing kit promised by ministers back in March The test looks for antibodies which indicate a person has had the virus But there are still… Continue reading Superdrug starts selling a coronavirus antibody test for £69

Caitlin Long Starts the First Crypto-Native Bank in the U.S.

Caitlin Long, a former Wall Street executive who has helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws, is taking advantage of the progressive Wyoming legislature to establish a first crypto-native bank in the U.S. The bank’s name is Avanti, which means “forward” in Italian. Long made this announcement earlier today in a series of 29 tweets. She… Continue reading Caitlin Long Starts the First Crypto-Native Bank in the U.S.

Bitcoin Starts Convincing Rally To $10K After Short Term Correction: Here Are Key Hurdles

Bitcoin price remained well bid above $9,000 and rallied to a new 2020 high against the US Dollar. BTC is now trading nicely above $9,500 and signaling a strong increase to $10,000. Bitcoin is showing positive signs above the $9,500 and $9,600 levels against the US Dollar. The price jumped to a new 2020 high… Continue reading Bitcoin Starts Convincing Rally To $10K After Short Term Correction: Here Are Key Hurdles

Burger King Venezuela Starts Bitcoin Payments in First of 40 Stores

Bitcoin (BTC) has come to Burger King in Venezuela as a new partnership opens up cryptocurrency payments at the fast-food chain. Confirmed in a tweet on Dec. 30, a single Burger King branch in the Sambil area of Caracas now accepts Bitcoin, along with altcoins Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB) and Dash (DASH),… Continue reading Burger King Venezuela Starts Bitcoin Payments in First of 40 Stores

Blockchain Starts Making Waves in the Accounting Space with Armanino

Armanino has just recently revealed a new blockchain-fueled software tool organisation of finances. Reports saying that the distributed ledger technology-based tool can supposedly perform originated financial audits in just seconds. Armanino’s new product has been dubbed the TrustExplorer 2.0 and is among several others that have been crafted and designed. Some of you may have… Continue reading Blockchain Starts Making Waves in the Accounting Space with Armanino

Britain starts bringing back Islamic State children

Beirut: Orphaned British children of Islamic State fighters have been taken out of Syria, in the first removal by the UK Government of nationals stranded in the war-torn country after the fall of the "caliphate". Islamic State children in al Hawl camp in North East Syria.Credit:Kate Geraghty The children, who were discovered last month in a camp… Continue reading Britain starts bringing back Islamic State children

Venezuela starts military exercises along Colombian border

Venezuela masses 150,000 troops, tanks and aircraft on Colombian border as Maduro says ‘the time has come to defend our sovereignty’ and the US offers its ‘full support’ to Bogota Bolivarian National forces amass along the Venezuelan border with Colombia Around 150,000 troops, plus tanks, missile launchers and aircraft are deployed President Maduro ordered the military exercises ‘to… Continue reading Venezuela starts military exercises along Colombian border