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How Institutional Players Like CME, CBOE and Bakkt Influence the Bitcoin Price

The introduction of institutional heavyweights like CME, CBOE and Bakkt to the bitcoin space was heralded by many as the key to solidifying bitcoin’s mainstream acceptance, and driving prices to a stabilized moon. While this hasn’t played out exactly as...

/ March 23, 2020

Nice to meet you, now back off! How to socially distance without seeming rude

Don't want to shake hands, but don't want to cause offence? Just smile, have a short sentence ready in advance, and make sure the other person knows you care about their feelings.

/ March 23, 2020

Encryption Standards Threatened Under Pretext of Battling Coronavirus

Governments around the world have been trying for some time to bypass encryption and backdoor messaging apps. End-to-end encryption was preventing authorities from stopping terrorist attacks, we were told, and personal privacy had to be sacrificed for the greater good....

/ March 22, 2020

1.2 Million Italians Can Now Buy Bitcoin From Their Bank

Buying bitcoin just got easier for Italians. The country’s mobile bank Hype has announced a partnership with fintech Conio, enabling customers to buy, sell, and securely store BTC from within their banking app. With over a million Italians choosing to...

/ March 21, 2020

The Artist Behind Meow Wolf’s Beloved Fantastical Space Owl Is Suing the Company for More Than $1 Million

The artist alleges that the art production company failed to deliver on its promise to share its enormous profits. The post The Artist Behind Meow Wolf’s Beloved Fantastical Space Owl Is Suing the Company for More Than $1 Million appeared...

/ March 20, 2020

Coronavirus spotlights the link between clean water and health

Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.

/ March 20, 2020

3 Debit Cards Nigerians Can Use to Spend Cryptocurrencies in Stores and Online

Options to acquire cryptocurrencies in Nigeria have been growing in number, along with increasing interest in bitcoin. Nigerians are also starting to see more opportunities to spend their coins in brick and mortar stores and at online merchants. Three crypto...

/ March 20, 2020

Psychology can explain why coronavirus drives us to panic buy. It also provides tips on how to stop

Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.

/ March 20, 2020

The Art of Craft: How Tom Sachs and Chanel Teamed Up to Create a Limited-Edition ID Card and Holder for the Art World

This is a Chanel bag unlike any you've ever seen before. The post The Art of Craft: How Tom Sachs and Chanel Teamed Up to Create a Limited-Edition ID Card and Holder for the Art World appeared first on artnet...

/ March 19, 2020

After another hot summer, here are 6 ways to cool our cities in future

Half-a-dozen strategies are effective for cooling urban areas. Used in combination, these strategies can drop the temperature even more.

/ March 19, 2020

Coronavirus response proves the world can act on climate change

The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.

/ March 19, 2020

A Detroit Gallery Is Giving Out Free Meals—and Artist-Designed Coloring Books—to Children While Schools Are Closed

The gallery Library Street Collective is stepping up to support the community. The post A Detroit Gallery Is Giving Out Free Meals—and Artist-Designed Coloring Books—to Children While Schools Are Closed appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 19, 2020

12 Platforms Allowing You to Trade Gift Cards With Cryptocurrencies

In an emergency situation like the current coronavirus pandemic, anything can turn into currency as the fiat system may experience cash shortages and devaluation. Cryptocurrency users have options to trade bitcoin beyond traditional money. A number of platforms will let...

/ March 19, 2020

‘How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?’: A Star-Studded Online Show Weighs the Triviality—and Importance—of Art in a Crisis

Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen curated the online show in response to widespread gallery closures. The post ‘How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?’: A Star-Studded Online Show Weighs the Triviality—and Importance—of Art in a Crisis...

/ March 18, 2020

When fish gave us the finger: this ancient four-limbed fish reveals the origins of the human hand

The arrangement of bones in our specimen's fins are the same as those of 'fingers' in tetrapods. The only difference is the digits are locked within the fin, and not free moving.

/ March 18, 2020

How to spot bogus science stories and read the news like a scientist

From coronavirus to climate change, it's easy to be misled by some reporting.

/ March 18, 2020

Binance Lending Adds Bitcoin Cash to Flexible Deposits Letting Users Earn Interest on BCH

Bitcoin cash users now have another venue to earn interest on their digital asset holdings. Binance has added support for BCH flexible deposits on its lending platform, alongside ETH and EOS. This development comes just as competition in the crypto...

/ March 18, 2020

Telcos are picking up where the NBN is failing. Here’s what it means for you

Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?

/ March 18, 2020

Travel Plans on Hold? You Can Visit 500 International Museums From the Comfort of Your Own Home Thanks to Google

Tour the world's best art museums while practicing responsible social distancing. The post Travel Plans on Hold? You Can Visit 500 International Museums From the Comfort of Your Own Home Thanks to Google appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 17, 2020