Category: Business

Millionaire Interview 209

Here’s our latest interview with a millionaire as we seek to learn from those who have grown their wealth to high heights. If you’d like to be considered for an interview, drop me a note and we can chat about…

The US has turned its back on skilled migrants, giving Australia an opening

The outgoing Trump administration presided over one of the most dramatic tightenings in US immigration policy since the 1930s. Along with declining fertility, this saw US population growth fall to its lowest rate in a century, even before the onset…

New Push for Second Stimulus Checks: Analysts Predict When Another Relief Package Will Pass

Many Americans are in need of second stimulus checks and a new coronavirus relief package. As Congress resumes stimulus negotiations, President Trump has called for a “big and focused” stimulus bill now. Meanwhile, several analysts have predicted when lawmakers will…

What a Biden presidency means for world trade and allies like Australia

Back in March, Joe Biden lamented “the international system that the United States so carefully constructed is coming apart at the seams”. “As president,” he declared, “I will take immediate steps to renew US democracy and alliances, protect the United…

Why the Stock Market is at an All Time High… Again?!

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New data privacy rules are coming in NZ — businesses and other organisations will have to lift their games

Most people these days are aware that what they share online is both valuable and vulnerable. Data privacy has become a major concern for consumers and corporations alike. The issue will come to a head when New Zealand’s Privacy Act…

Ripple Forced To Rebrand PayID Trademark After Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Ripple Labs Inc., issuers of the XRP cryptocurrency, has filed for a new trademark called “Paystring” with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The trademark was filed on Nov. 6 and accepted on Friday, according to the USPTO website.…

S9 Resurrection: Higher Bitcoin Prices Allow Miners to Switch Outdated Mining Rigs Back On

With bitcoin prices hovering over a certain handle, a great number of old ASIC mining rigs manufactured years ago are starting to become profitable again. Reports indicate that in China, where the average electricity cost is around $0.06 per kilowatt-hour…

7 million packages could experience delays per day between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Retailers and shippers are on a mad pre-holiday hiring spree, making them one of the few industries adding jobs during COVID-19. Why it matters: With the entire country turning to online shopping, shippers across the U.S. are preparing for unprecedented…

20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now

One of the retirement books I’ve read recently is 20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now. Overall, I found it to be an “ok” book. It was pretty basic overall and most of its information can be found…

Chainalysis Launches Program to Store and Sell Seized Crypto Assets for Governments

The blockchain intelligence and surveillance company Chainalysis revealed the launch of a new program that aims to help governments and insolvency practitioners sell seized cryptocurrencies. The news follows the recent U.S. government seizure of more than 69,000 BTC worth over…

Vital Signs: a global carbon price could soon be a reality – Australia should prepare

As well as restoring dignity to the Oval Office, another thing that will definitely change under a Biden presidency is US policy on the environment. Biden’s plan for “a clean energy revolution and environmental justice” includes rejoining the Paris Agreement…

Report: Blockchain Price Oracle Manipulation Produces Millions in Losses, Shows No Signs of Slowing

On November 9, a writer from the website samczsun.com published a report that shows a number of issues with price oracle manipulation stemming from a few blockchain applications. The researcher notes that price oracle manipulation has resulted in “over $30…

There’s no need for panic over China’s trade threats

China’s increasingly belligerent threats to close its markets to Australian exports have excited talk of a full-blown trade war. But let’s not panic. These threats are best understood as psychological warfare, not a statement of reality. Last week Hong Kong’s…