IBM led some of the 20th century’s most pioneering projects in artificial intelligence and supercomputing, including the development of the Deep Blue chess-playing system that became the first to defeat reigning world champion Garry Kasparov, in 1997. Then, in 2010, the IBM Watson AI system for answering questions in natural language was put to the
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to sue Paxos for issuing and listing its Binance USD (BUSD) stablecoin, benefitting its top-rival, Tether (USDT), whose market capitalization has risen to multimonth highs.  BUSD market cap drops by $2 billion The SEC claims that BUSD, a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin, is a security, noting that
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The proposal passed the House but failed in the Senate in 2009. The Obama administration said they supported it but they didn’t fight for it. President Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was “lukewarm” about the legislation, according to Politico at the time. Years later, however, Geithner said not having it was a top policy constraint
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Digital asset infrastructure provider Taurus has secured millions of U.S. dollars in investment from major banking institutions. The successful funding round comes in the aftermath of negative developments in the crypto space, indicating that large players from traditional finance remain engaged with the market despite its woes. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Invest in Digital Asset
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When Gary Gensler (ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker) was announced as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in February 2021, the crypto industry saw a glimpse of hope. After all, the man in charge of regulating the industry was a “crypto native,” having taught a course on the subject at MIT. However,
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Profits at Centrica more than tripled year on year to a record high of £3.3bn in 2022, as the energy group’s North Sea production and nuclear power businesses benefited from a surge in gas and power prices. The owner of British Gas, which has recently been embroiled in a scandal over forcibly installing expensive prepayment
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Remember when we were all going to ditch our humdrum lives, tedious physical needs and uninspiring friends and family, so that we could live a life of virtual bliss in the metaverse? When we could give up the endless pursuit of self-improvement and just exist as perfect avatars instead? When Facebook rebranded to Meta because,
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German conglomerate Siemens has for the first time issued a blockchain-based digital bond denominated in euros. In an announcement, the corporation highlighted the benefits of using blockchain, including the opportunity for direct sale to investors. Digital Bond Issued Under Germany’s Electronic Securities Act The largest industrial manufacturer in Europe, Siemens, announced it has become one
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Warren Buffett’s right-hand man and the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger, says people who oppose banning cryptocurrencies are “idiots,” adding that it’s “just ridiculous” anybody would buy crypto. He also likened replacing national currencies to replacing air, stating that “It’s massively stupid.” Berkshire Vice Chair Charlie Munger Says Replacing National Currencies Is Like
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler has proposed amending federal custody rules to cover “all crypto assets.” The SEC chief said: “Though some crypto trading and lending platforms may claim to custody investors’ crypto, that does not mean they are qualified custodians.” Gary Gensler Proposes Including Crypto in Expanded Custody Rules The
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The surprise selection of Kazuo Ueda to become the next governor of the Bank of Japan will break with decades of tradition and put an academic on that prickly throne for the first time in the postwar period. Despite his longstanding prominence, combing through Ueda’s previous comments for hints of what his appointment might mean
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According to the latest statistics, more than 100,000 ordinal inscriptions have been added to the Bitcoin blockchain since the start of the trend. Amid the growing popularity, people have launched supporting marketplaces and tools that allow individuals to inscribe without a full node. Additionally, a decentralized Ordinal exchange is reportedly in the works. 100,000 Inscriptions
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