Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Sign MoU To Test Trade On Blockchain

Maqta Gateway LLC, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, and Belgium’s Port of Antwerp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to test an advanced blockchain pilot project to facilitate international trade. The proof-of-concept (PoC) trial will be conducted by Maqta Gateway using its own blockchain platform, Silsal, which is expected to help secure transactions and reduce system integration costs. If successfully […]

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Sears Holdings Files For Bankruptcy; To Close 142 More Stores

Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) said Monday that the company and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company noted that it will also close 142 unprofitable stores near the end of the year. Edward Lampert has stepped […]

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10 VPN Services Accepting Bitcoin | BTCMANAGER

One of the main motivations to opt for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is to keep your Internet activity private. With that said, it appears ironic that many people who want to keep their web search and download history secret, purchase VPN with conventional currencies and use traditional payment methods. Hunting Down Escape Artists Most of the time, users […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] is nearly ‘mature’ enough to take on Forex markets, finds Poland-based research

Bitcoin [BTC]’s relatively stabilizing prices are a marker that the currency is gaining global acceptance, edging closer to being a regular market, according to a Poland-based research. The report, called ‘Bitcoin market route to maturity? Evidence from return fluctuations, temporal correlations, and multi-scaling effects’, states that BTC is now on the verge of being a valid “competition” to Forex markets. […]

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Sandoz, AbbVie Announce Global Resolution Of Humira Patent Disputes

Sandoz, a Novartis division, announced a global resolution of all intellectualproperty or IP related litigation with AbbVie concerning the proposed Sandoz biosimilar Hyrimoz (adalimumab)for reference medicine Humira or adalimumab. As per the terms of the agreement, AbbVie grants Sandoz a non-exclusive license to AbbVie’s intellectual property relating to Humira(?), beginning on certain dates in certain countries in which AbbVie has […]

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Bitfinex Banking Scares Continue, Bitcoin Premium Skyrockets, Tether Dumps

Since the establishment of the first crypto-to-fiat platform, exchanges have been subject to intense scrutiny from banks, regulators, and most importantly, the consumers and investors themselves. Despite its veteran status in this nascent industry, Bitfinex isn’t exempt from this scrutiny, as a few too many controversies have rocked the Hong Kong-based startup over its near-six-year history. Reports suggest that the next scandal […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] is a “positive story”, law enforcement is extremely capable of identifying criminal activities

In a recent discussion at the US Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Sherrod Campbell Brown spoke about regulatory concerns in the cryptocurrency space wherein he stated that the “bad guys” would always find a way to stay a step ahead of the emerging technologies in the cryptocurrency space. He opined that other countries like North Korea, China, and Russia […]

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