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  • Re-Engage Your Customers with the Tap of a Button

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    According to MarketsandMarkets, the global mobile marketing market will be worth $98.85 billion by 2021. They’ve predicted that the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.1%. These numbers are impressive, but not surprising considering how much people use their smartphones. In fact, an eMarketer forecast has shown that on average, American adults will spend […]

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  • UNICEF Funds 6 Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’

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    The United Nations’ charity arm for children, UNICEF, is funding research into blockchain tech. Announced Monday, UNICEF is investing $100,000 in six blockchain startups to “solve global challenges using blockchain technology,” ranging from healthcare delivery transparency to managing finances and resources. The investments are part of a broader program which already funds 20 technology startups, according to […]

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  • The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants to learn more about ethereum, its technology, and the markets that have built up around it. In a “Request for Input” (RFI) published Tuesday, the regulator explains that it is looking for public feedback on different questions about ethereum, ranging from its technology to how it’s used. Respondents […]

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  • China to ‘cut US car tariff to 15%’

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    China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other countries. Bloomberg reported that China’s cabinet will review the plans, which would undo the 40% import duty China imposed on US cars this summer. The proposal, the timing of which remains uncertain, comes as the two […]

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  • Trump defends shutdown threat after clashing with Pelosi, Schumer

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    President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to shut down the government over his demand for a multi-billion dollar border wall during a remarkable televised clash with the top House and Senate Democrats in the Oval Office. Trump traded taunts and threats with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a sign of what divided […]

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  • What Your Stressed-Out Office Mates May Value Most This Holiday Season

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    For people you spend 40 hours per week with, coworkers can be remarkably tough to shop for. You want to get them something personal, of course. But how personal is toopersonal? If Will wears a lot of crazy socks, would he want more? Or is buying clothing for coworkers over the line? Bob, who bikes to […]

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  • KFC Venezuela Accepts Dash Cryptocurrency, Joining Subway and Papa John’s

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    KFC in Venezuela is accepting payments using the cryptocurrency Dash starting this week, joining a growing list of fast-food chains that accept crypto in Venezuela, including Subway and the Papa John’s pizza chain. KFC will initially roll out the program at its store in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas before expanding to 24 other locations across […]

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  • Mastercard Applies For New Patent for Anonymous Blockchain Transactions – A Regulated Bitcoin Tumbler?

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      Mastercard, the company who have gone through the entire process of laughing, fighting, and then embracing Bitcoin (and then attacking it again), have applied for another new patent in the blockchain space. Their last one was in regards to — we’re not making this up — a fractional reserve crypto bank. They describe a novel method of anonymizing transactions which […]

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  • Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules

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    Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited from the UK to India where he faces fraud charges, a London court has ruled. The extradition ruling will be passed to the Home Secretary for approval. Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more […]

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  • Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal

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    Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it. As it stands the deal “would be rejected by a significant margin” if MPs voted on it, she admitted. But she said she was confident of getting “reassurances” […]

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