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Bitcoin Price Suffered 31% November Slump

Bitcoin Price Suffered 31% November Slump But a Hostile China Boosts Outlook

The bitcoin price dropped by 31% since October 26, in just over a month. Yet, Blockchain Capital partner Spencer Bogart sees strengthening fundamentals pushing BTC…Read More »

The bitcoin price dropped by 31% since October 26, in just over a month. Yet, Blockchain Capital partner Spencer Bogart sees strengthening fundamentals pushing BTC up in the medium-term. The cryptocurrency market showed signs of stagnation throughout November following China’s crackdown on small exchanges and the sell-off of bitcoin on spot exchanges like Huobi and…

Campaign calls attention to cases of journalists under attack

Campaign calls attention to cases of journalists under attack

The One Free Press Coalition, a group formed by news organisations and publishers to advocate for journalists under attack worldwide, has released its tenth monthly…Read More »

The One Free Press Coalition, a group formed by news organisations and publishers to advocate for journalists under attack worldwide, has released its tenth monthly list of journalists whose freedoms are under threat. Every month, the One Free Press Coalition identifies 10 "most urgent" cases of journalists to advocate for press freedom. It also calls for the release of journalists…

Easing Trade Tensions Could Crash Bitcoin Further as Stocks Steal the Spotlight

Easing Trade Tensions Could Crash Bitcoin Further as Stocks Steal the Spotlight

Easing trade tensions between the United States and China is making bitcoin a less-attractive haven asset for investors. The benchmark cryptocurrency has fallen by roughly…Read More »

Institutional investors could give bitcoin a last-minute ditch after positive developments in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Capital is moving out of haven assets like gold and the Japanese yen to join risk-on markets. The bull run in stocks could continue in 2020. Easing trade tensions between the United States and China is making bitcoin…

Rights group slams Greek migrant camp conditions for minors

Rights group slams Greek migrant camp conditions for minors

An international human rights organization says hundreds of unaccompanied children are living in “inhuman and degrading” conditions in a migrant camp on the Greek island…Read More »

An international human rights organization says hundreds of unaccompanied children are living in “inhuman and degrading” conditions in a migrant camp on the Greek island of LesbosBy ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressDecember 18, 2019, 2:18 PM3 min readATHENS, Greece -- Hundreds of unaccompanied children are living in “inhuman and degrading” conditions in a migrant camp on…

News from around our 50 states

News from around our 50 states

Alabama Montgomery: The state’s infant mortality rate has reached a record low, but racial disparities have persisted, state health officials say. The Alabama Department of…Read More »

AlabamaMontgomery: The state’s infant mortality rate has reached a record low, but racial disparities have persisted, state health officials say. The Alabama Department of Public Health announced the 2018 infant mortality rate was the lowest in Alabama history with 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births. It is an improvement over the 2017 rate of 7.4…

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship: INDH report

Crackdowns on ongoing protests in Chile have resulted in the most serious human rights violations in 30 years, since the country was ruled by military…Read More »

Crackdowns on ongoing protests in Chile have resulted in the most serious human rights violations in 30 years, since the country was ruled by military dictatorship, according to the country's official human rights body. The state response to peaceful mass protests and incidents of violence "produced, as a whole, the most serious and multiple human…

Sub-$7000 Bitcoin Price Bloodbath Could Spiral Near $4,000

Sub-$7000 Bitcoin Price Bloodbath Could Spiral Near $4,000, Warns Analyst

Peter Schiff believes bitcoin is breaking out of a bearish formation and is heading to $1,000. A renowned technical analyst thinks that such a bearish…Read More »

Peter Schiff believes bitcoin is breaking out of a bearish formation and is heading to $1,000. A renowned technical analyst thinks that such a bearish pattern could, instead, take BTC to $4,000, if validated. Several technical indicators add credibility to a further drop, but there is still a chance for a rebound. On Oct. 19,…

Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted ‘victim status’

Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted ‘victim status’

A woman points towards a place in the mountains where the Revolutionary Armed Forces used to be before the 2016 peace deal   A Colombian…Read More »

A woman points towards a place in the mountains where the Revolutionary Armed Forces used to be before the 2016 peace deal [Nacho Doce/Reuters] Bogota, Colombia - A Colombian Court late on Wednesday granted "victim status" to a former female fighter of the FARC rebel group who faced sexual violence in a historic ruling that…

Rev transcribers hate the low pay, but the disturbing recordings are even worse

Rev transcribers hate the low pay, but the disturbing recordings are even worse

One transcriber working for Rev says that, for them, the recordings that graphically detail someone being abused or assaulted are the most difficult to get…Read More »

Content warning: This story contains discussion of abuse and violence. One transcriber working for Rev says that, for them, the recordings that graphically detail someone being abused or assaulted are the most difficult to get through. For other transcribers at Rev, it’s the videos from police body cams that show dead bodies and people who…

Paper or paperless receipts?

Paper or paperless receipts: Should we say so long to long receipts and go digital?

Would you like a receipt? That's usually a simple question to answer. Most people want to make sure their purchases were rung up correctly or…Read More »

CLOSEWould you like a receipt? That's usually a simple question to answer. Most people want to make sure their purchases were rung up correctly or make returns easier.The tougher question these days is this one: paper or digital?Digital receipts – electronic versions sent via email, text or app – are growing in popularity and can be handy…