Google threatens to remove its search engine from Australia if new law goes into effect

Google is threatening to pull its search engine from an entire country — Australia — if a proposed law goes into effect that would force Google to pay news publishers for their content. “If this version of the Code were to become law it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google …

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Biden Administration Reported to Be Lining up a Former Ripple Advisor as the Next Bank Regulator

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Micheal Barr, the former member of Ripple’s board of advisors, is set to become the United States’ next banking regulator, according to a report. A former assistant treasury secretary, Barr will become the second individual with crypto connections to lead the Office of Currency Comptroller (OCC.) The recently departed Currency Comptroller Brian …

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Elon Musk announces $100 million prize for new carbon capture tech

Things we already know: The world is growing uncomfortably warm due to humanity’s insistence on burning fossil fuels. Elon Musk is currently the wealthiest human on the planet. Yet for being among the wealthiest people on the planet, Musk’s philanthropic track record over the years has been paltry compared to the likes of Jeff Bezos. …

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Japan Rallies Behind XRP as Ripple Faces US Litigation

“I’m not selling,” Makoto, a Japanese entrepreneur and XRP investor, told CoinDesk. Makoto first bought the digital token XRP in 2017, a year after its issuer, San Francisco-based Ripple Labs, launched a joint venture with one of Japan’s most respected financial services institutions, SBI Holdings Inc.  Soon after, the popularity of XRP soared in Japan.  …

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“Nothing for us to rework:” Biden team starts from scratch on COVID

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden releases his strategic COVID-19 plan at the White House on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg Just a day into office, President Joe Biden and his administration have unveiled a comprehensive, 200-page strategic plan and over a dozen executive orders and actions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic currently …

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Pro traders buy the dip as bears push Bitcoin price to the edge of $30K

In the last 24-hours Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped 14% and tested the $32,000 support for the fifth time this year. Traders probably became even more worried as the price fell to $31,050 but at the time of writing the 4-hour chart suggests that the selling could be slowing down.  Currently the shorter-term charts indicate that …

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Enjin Coin Becomes the First Gaming Cryptocurrency Approved by Japanese Regulators

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Enjin coin became the first gaming cryptocurrency approved in Japan after clearing out the well-known tough country regulator’s requirements. The green light is possible through a partnership with Hashport.</strong> ENJ Is Set to Be Listed in Coincheck on January 26 According to the announcement, enjin coin (ENJ) was granted legal status by …

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