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Global Banking Regulators Call For Toughest Rules For Cryptocurrencies

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Global regulators have said cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin should come with the toughest bank capital rules to avoid putting the wider financial system at risk should their value collapse sudde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 11th, 2021

India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

Indian fintech startup BharatPe has raised $370 million in a new round of financing as it looks to aggressively scale its business in the next two years. It’s the nineteenth Indian startup to become a unicorn this year (up from 11 last year) as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 7 min. ago

Social Media Giants Failing To Remove Most Antisemitic Posts

Five social media giants failed to remove 84% of antisemitic posts in May and June -- and Facebook performed the worst despite announcing new rules to tackle the problem, a new report finds. Axios: The Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH) note.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 40 min. ago

New study finds emperor penguins increasingly threatened by climate change

A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice los.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News8 hr. 39 min. ago

Can East Asian monsoon enhancement induce global cooling?

The study of the orogenic effects of the Tibetan Plateau uplift on global climate during the Cenozoic has focused almost exclusively on the India-Asia collision zone, the Himalayas. The strong erosion in the Himalayas was assumed to be a primary driv.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News8 hr. 39 min. ago

Deadly summer of extreme weather as climate change bites

Climate scientists have long warned that the 21st century would see more natural disasters made worse or more likely by global warming......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News8 hr. 39 min. ago

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit could be a watershed moment for the business world. Here"s why

Even if you're not an avid gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" or "Candy Crush." Those games, which are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world and have in some cases attained the status.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 8 min. ago

China to release updated climate plans "in near future": envoy

China's climate envoy on Tuesday said the world's most populous nation would release its updated plans to reduce carbon emissions "in the near future" as nations prepare to meet later this year for a pivotal global conference......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 39 min. ago

Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests

Many scientists are likely to be invited for media appearances in the run up to COP26, the international negotiations on global heating that will take place in Glasgow in November 2021. Journalists will ask climate scientists to help place the talks.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News14 hr. 7 min. ago

Global notebook shipments to see slight growth in 3Q21

Procurement orders from the education segment reached the peak in the second quarter, while demand for gaming and enterprise notebooks also remained robust, but worldwide notebook shipments still performed weaker-than-expected in the second quarter o.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Global semiconductor sales rise in 2Q21

Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled US$133.6 billion during the second quarter of 2021, up 8.3% sequentially and 29.2% from a year earlier, according to SIA......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Highlights of the day: Notebook shipments to see weak growth in 3Q21

Global notebook shipments wee weaker than expected in second-quarter 2021, thanks to components shortages. Global notebook shipments will see less than 2% sequential growth in the third quarter. Smartphone AP shipments into China grew about 3% sequen.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Indigenous fire stewardship promotes global biodiversity

The disruption of Indigenous-controlled fire use at the onset of colonization has resulted in high-severity fire activity, according to a new study by a research team at the University of Waterloo......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News18 hr. 39 min. ago

Global notebook shipments to rise in 3Q21

Procurement orders from the education segment reached the peak in the second quarter, while demand for gaming and enterprise notebooks also remained robust, but worldwide notebook shipments still performed weaker-than-expected in the second quarter o.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 40 min. ago

Australian Court Rules An AI Can Be Considered An Inventor On Patent Filings

An Australian Court has decided that an artificial intelligence can be recognized as an inventor in a patent submission. The Register reports: In a case brought by Stephen Thaler, who has filed and lost similar cases in other jurisdictions, Australia.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Pentagon Believes Its Precognitive AI Can Predict Events "Days In Advance"

The Drive reports that US Northern Command recently completed a string of tests for Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE), a combination of AI, cloud computing and sensors that could give the Pentagon the ability to predict events "days in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals

The pandemic has turned many of us to technology as a way to connect with not just other people, but also nature......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Element Ventures pulls in $130M to double-down on the fintech enterprise trend

With the rise of Open Banking, PSD2 Regulation, insurtech and the whole, general fintech boom, tech investors have realized there is an increasing place for dedicated funds which double down on this ongoing movement. When you look at the rise of bank.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The next generation of global payments: Afterpay + Square

Sunday was a big day in fintech: Afterpay has agreed to merge with Square. This agreement sets two of the most admired financial technology companies in recent history on a path to becoming one. Dana Stalder Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Researchers find oxygen spike coincided with ancient global extinction

Two hundred fifty-two million years ago, much of life on planet Earth was dying......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

UN climate chief: Carbon dioxide savings plans submitted for global summit fall short

A few months before the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Nations climate chief has called on the international community to make more ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emission......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021