Hong Kong's 2020 Budget: Digital Assets May be Incorporated into Regulatory Framework but not Blockchain
Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Paul Chan been under intense pressure from lawmakers to dip into the government’s fiscal reserves to help the city get out of an economic slump. After months of anti-government protests and the emergence of the coronavirus epidemic, Hong Kong residents aged over 18 will receive a cash handout of HK$10,000. The budget also highlighted the forecast of an all-time high deficit of HK$139 billion for the coming fiscal year.
What Can We Learn From Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's Coronavirus Outbreak Contingency Plan for Employees?
US health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the coronavirus “is not recognized to be spreading in US communities.”
Bitcoin Pizza Guy and the Tenth Anniversary of the Most Regrettable Purchase in Human History
On May 22, 2020, the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day will be marked. It is because ten years ago, on this day Laszlo Hanyecz, aka ‘Bitcoin Pizza Guy,’ traded his 10,000 BTC for two Papa John’s Pizzas with eighteen-year-old Jeremy Sturdivant, aka jercos.
"The Wars to Come," Blockchain - A Game Changer for Auditors
Blockchain technology has the potential to upend Audit, Assurance and Control functions —Auditors need to stay attuned to emerging use cases. As Role and skillsets of Auditors will change as new Blockchain-based techniques and procedures emerge.
The Birth of the Coronavirus-Backed CoronaCoin Amid Quarantining Banknotes in China
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 has spread to at least 25 other countries and caused 5 deaths outside of mainland China. Restrictions in Hubei, of the epicenter province of the outbreak, have been imposed further on its citizens. In Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus originated, has been banning its citizens from leaving their homes.
Could Blockchain Increase Diversity in the Way Films are Nominated for the Academy Awards?
The film awards season has finally passed for the year and a look back over the last few weeks, unfortunately, uncovers lingering problems with diversity among the nominations for both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards (Oscars). Could blockchain provide a solution?
Creating Corruption-Free Ecosystems with Blockchain: A Study
Fighting and eliminating corruption at government or society level is not easy, as complicity and cronyism creates a wall of silence and impunity around it. How can blockchain help to tear this wall down?
Why are Millennials Favouring Bitcoin?
Based on technological innovations revamping the world like cryptocurrencies, millennials have been at the forefront to embrace them. Therefore, explaining the reasons why millennials are heeding to the call of bitcoin being an exceptional technological advancement and investment tool.
How Blockchain Can Mitigate Electoral Malpractices
For elections to be credible, they ought to be free and fair. Nevertheless, the voting process may be marred with malpractices, and this hinders transparency. Blockchain is being touted to avert electoral malpractices and voter fraud based on the distributed ledger technology (DLT) presented.
Red Alert: Ripple Effects of Coronavirus on Chinese Electronic Manufacturers and Bitcoin Miners
The scourge of the coronavirus has led to the temporary closure of factories in China with the electronic industry supply chain being hit the hardest forcing an extension in the Lunar year holiday following the outbreak of the virus.