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Research shows oil and gas extraction in UK waters could reach $426 billion by 2050

As much as £330 billion ($426 billion) could be spent on oil and gas extraction in the North Sea by 2050, according to research published Wednesday. The report by Aberdeen University also upped forecasts for energy production in the region...

/ October 24, 2018

Artist Marc Quinn Will Draw Two Metric Tons of Human Blood for a New Installation That Aims to Raise Awareness About the Refugee Crisis

British artist Marc Quinn will draw blood from at least 5,000 people for his new installation, Odyssey, set to go on display outside the New York Public Library next fall. The piece, which aims to raise awareness for the ongoing global refugee...

/ October 24, 2018

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Denies Allegedly ‘Fake’ Tether Volumes Listed on CoinMarketCap

Major crypto exchange Bitfinex has responded to a recent media report that accused the exchange of publishing trading volume data from “a market that doesn’t exist,” in a tweet posted Oct. 23. The controversy centers on an article from crypto...

/ October 24, 2018

Blockchain Firm SETL Wins License to Operate Central Securities Depository

U.K.-based settlement infrastructure provider Setl has been granted a license from France's securities regulator to operate a central securities depository system using blockchain tech. With the license from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers now in place, according to a report...

/ October 24, 2018

Velasco Broca’s AUTONOMOUS GODS Fall In Love

What is love and where does it come from? Spanish maverick Velasco Broca and his collaborators at Canódromo Abandonado have the answer in the third episode of their (very odd) comedy web series Autonomous Gods. Watch and learn! In an...

/ October 24, 2018

Who’s Behind ICE? How Amazon, Palantir, Microsoft & Tech Giants Are Powering Trump’s Deportations

A shocking new investigation by immigrant rights groups reveals how corporations like Amazon, Palantir and Microsoft are profiting from and expediting Trump’s incarceration and deportation operations. Some 10 percent of the Department of Homeland Security’s $44 billion budget is dedicated...

/ October 24, 2018

Trump says Khashoggi murder ‘worst cover-up in history’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe US President criticises Saudi Arabia's handling of Jamal Khashoggi's death US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia's response to the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is "the worst...

/ October 24, 2018

Online Bank Swissquote Begins Offering Clients Access to ICOs

Crowdfunding Swissquote, a provider of online financial and trading services in Switzerland, has announced that its clients can now participate in initial coin offerings through its platform. The Swiss bank takes care of both the execution and the custody of tokens....

/ October 24, 2018

Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pump. But the company’s...

/ October 24, 2018

What It’s Like to Fly the WWII-Era Plane That Crashed on LA’s 101 Freeway

Watching the flames devour the wing of a World War II-era aircraft that crash-landed on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles, a few questions come to mind. How did the pilot escape unharmed? How’d he manage not to whack any...

/ October 24, 2018

An 11 Foot Sasquatch Surrounded By A Green Wall Welcomes Customers To This Coffee Shop

Photography by Brandon Shigeta Dan Brunn Architecture have recently completed ‘Coffee for Sasquatch’, a new coffee shop in Los Angeles, that features an 11 foot tall Sasquatch surrounded by a green wall. Once a former art gallery, the interior has...

/ October 23, 2018

The uncertain future of the INF treaty

Signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is the only Cold War-era U.S.-Soviet arms control agreement that remains in force today. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991,...

/ October 23, 2018

Why the right to vote is not enshrined in the Constitution

The Founding Fathers made a lot of mistakes when they drafted the United States Constitution. Some of these were the result of extremely difficult compromises, and some of them were just, well, mistakes. The biggest and most consequential mistake, one...

/ October 23, 2018

Spain Approves Bill Requiring Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Assets

Economy & Regulation The Spanish government has approved a draft anti-fraud law that, among other things, will require investors in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cash to declare all of the assets they hold at home and abroad, according to local...

/ October 23, 2018

Even the world’s largest crypto exchange needs help from traditional VCs

Crypto-anarchists may not like it, but money doesn’t buy everything. Sometimes, you just need the help of a traditional venture capitalist. Binance is the fastest growing company in crypto — having risen to become the world’s largest crypto exchange based on...

/ October 23, 2018

The Organizers Pushing for a Latino Surge in Texas

DALLAS—In the Los Altos neighborhood in the western part of this city, people recognize the name “Beto O’Rourke.” They just don’t know exactly who he is.“I’ve heard good things ...” said 30-year-old Joaquin Ramirez, his voice trailing off, as he...

/ October 23, 2018

Velasco Broca’s AUTONOMOUS GODS Visits The God Zoo

We here at Screen Anarchy are proud to be hosting the world premiere of Spanish madman Velasco Broca's new short film series Autonomous Gods - a collaboration with audiovisual collective Canódromo Abandonado - and today we move on to episode...

/ October 23, 2018

First they wanted to discriminate against gay & lesbian parents. Now it’s Jewish parents.

Jackie and Lisa Phillips-Stackman hold their daughter, Lola. Associated Press The “religious liberty” argument that conservative Christians wield has mostly focused on serving same-sex couples. High-profile cases have involved florists, bakers, and photographers who argue that their faith deserves to...

/ October 23, 2018

Art Industry News: Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Will Be Auctioned Off at Christie’s + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, October 23.  NEED-TO-READ Architects Pull Out of Saudi Megacity – As part...

/ October 23, 2018

EU rejects Italy’s budget plan for 2019, sending bond yields higher

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has told lawmakers in Italy that it must make revisions to its draft budget proposal. Rancour between Rome and Brussels has grown in recent weeks after a draft Italian budget for 2019 proposed...

/ October 23, 2018