COVID-19

Homeowners Can’t Pay: US Lenders Prepare for Catastrophic Real Estate Market

</header> <strong>The coronavirus has managed to seep into every facet of the global economy and it seems nothing will escape its financial wrath. During the last two weeks as unemployment levels have skyrocketed in the U.S.; analysts, economists, and wealth managers have been warning about another subprime mortgage crisis. Most of these observers believe there’s …

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Lyft will provide free scooter rides to critical workers

Sponsored Links Simone Hogan via Getty Images Last week, Lyft announced that it would provide free bike rides for healthcare workers in New York City, Chicago, the Bay Area and Boston who are helping to keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The company is expanding its efforts to help front-line employees get to …

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Google’s COVID-19 reports show where people are obeying stay-at-home orders

Sponsored Links Google Google has unveiled the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in an effort to help public health officials understand how people are moving about in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reports show location data from folks who have agreed to share their location history with Google in order to show places that are …

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Merchant Services, Gambling, and Darknets: Coronavirus Economy Stunts Cryptocurrency Spending

</header> <strong>A lot has changed since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe as it has caused a wide range of negative effects on the world’s economy. On March 30, the blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis published a report that shows how the cryptoconomy is faring from merchant acceptance to gambling, and darknet purchases as well. The …

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Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet

</header> <strong>While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy across the U.S., a number of the 1,737 residents from Clatskanie, Oregon can’t obtain an internet service provider (ISP). The situation has motivated the town to adopt a decentralized meshnet ISP called Althea and the network’s users are paid in cryptocurrency for relaying.</strong> Also read: Film …

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Twitch viewing soared 23 percent in March

Sponsored Links Alex Kormann/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images It won’t shock you to hear that livestreaming services are seeing an upswing in viewership due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people at home, but now it’s clear just what kind of effect the outbreak has had on viewing habits. Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet have …

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How Coronavirus Is Accelerating the End of Globalism, Feat. Peter Zeihan

“Some countries just aren’t going to emerge from the coronavirus.” Peter Zeihan is one of the world’s foremost geopolitical experts. In his new book “Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World,” Zeihan argues we’re at the end of the largest expansionary period in human history. As America withdraws from global leadership, a …

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Indian State Ministry Discusses Cryptocurrency Plans With Founders of Crypto Bulls Roadshow

</header> <strong>An Indian state official recently met with the founders of the “India Crypto Bulls” initiative and discussed cryptocurrency development, investment, and innovation in India. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Kumar Gaurav, one of the founders, to find out more about the meeting.</strong> Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About …

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Bitcoin and Visa Transactions Plunge But Pizza Deliveries Are Up

Online purchases using Bitcoin (BTC), Visa, and some retail apps are down for the first quarter of 2020, spanning cryptocurrency and fiat currency transactions. With many around the world self-quarantining or otherwise recommended to stay inside to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one might assume there would be an increase in online purchases and deliveries. …

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Snapchat’s new lenses use AR to encourage social distancing

Sponsored Links Snap Snapchat’s latest set of lenses come with a timely reminder of the importance of social distancing. The app introduced two new lenses, created in collaboration with the World Health Organization, that use augmented reality to serve users with tips on how to stay healthy. One, labeled “My Social Distance,” encourages users to …

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