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Bitcoin Can't Save the World's Autocrats From the Sanctions Squeeze

Vladimir Putin’s finance ministry wants to let cryptocurrencies trade on official Russian exchanges. Kim Jong Un’s hackers are stealing digital cash. Nicolas Maduro hopes a cryptocurrency backed by oil will lure investment back to Venezuela. 728 more words

International

Palestinian Leaders are Calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders called on President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw recognition of Israel and break off security cooperation, in a move that follows the Trump administration… 496 more words

Avaya To Launch Shares On NYSE This Wednesday

After coming out of Chapter 11 at the end of last year, Avaya are on the verge of launching their shares on the New York Stock Exchange. 42 more words

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The race is on to become the Bloomberg of crypto

Data is the lifeblood of financial markets: Professional traders rely on computer terminals supplied by companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters to look up prices on things like bonds and currencies. 716 more words

Computer AI Can Now Read Better Than You Do

Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test.

Alibaba Group Holding put its deep neural network model through its paces last week, asking the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that’s considered one of the world’s most authoritative machine-reading gauges. 273 more words

Tech

One of the Biggest Diamonds in History Has Just Been Discovered. It's the Size of 2 Golf Balls

One of the biggest diamonds in history has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa.

Gem Diamonds found the 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine in the country. 432 more words

International

Low risk of imminent ECB intrest rate hike

The risk of an imminent hike in the European Central Bank’s interest rates is low, Germany’s representative on the ECB’s rate-setting body said on Friday, reaffirming a pledge to keep policy easy for a long time to come. 149 more words

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