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Mergers and acquisitions are rising, leaving crypto assessments in question

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Questions around cryptocurrency assessments gain momentum, which brings some nuanced challenges in assessing crypto’s place in M&A. ...

Vaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharing

With the number of new COVID-19 cases nearly doubling over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate the world has seen during the pandemic, the unequal distribution of vaccines is not only a moral outrage, but economically and epidemiologically self-defeating, the head of the UN health agency told a special ministerial meeting of the Economic and Social...

COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns

COVID-19 infections are approaching their highest rates since the pandemic began just over a year ago, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.  Read the full story, “COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns”, on globalissues.org →

Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development

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The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all.  Read the full story, “Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development”, on globalissues.org →

Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

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More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.  Read the full story, “Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West...

Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries

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The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement. Read the full story, “Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries”, on globalissues.org →

Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work

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Apr 16 (IPS) - Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis.Read the full story, “Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work”, on globalissues.org →

‘Ossification Is Stupid:’ Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes ‘Speedy Trial’ Taproot Activation

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The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Bitcoin Core developers want to upgrade with “Speedy trial,” which will allow miners to push the feature through. However, Luke Dashjr wants to upgrade in a different manner, and considers the proposal...

Nigeria’s SEC in Talks With Central Bank of Nigeria Over Crypto Regulation— 2020 Crypto Guidelines Still Suspended

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Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies are ongoing. The securities regulator also reiterated that due to a CBN directive that was issued on February 7, 2021, the crypto guidelines it issued in September 2020 remain suspended. Crypto Guidelines Set Aside However, the regulator promises...

Miami-Dade Officials Hope to Launch a Crypto Task Force, Residents Could Pay Taxes in Bitcoin Soon

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Back in mid-February, Bitcoin.com News reported on Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez supporting the idea of the city holding bitcoin in the treasury and allowing tax payments in bitcoin as well. On April 15, 2021, reports show that the city may introduce the tax payments concept soon, as the District 8 county commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins has pushed for the...

ETH bonanza as three North American Ethereum ETFs approved in one day

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Canadian stock market investors will soon have a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to...

Protocol upgrades and Google Cloud integration lift EOS price 245% in 2021

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EOS price hit its highest level since 2018 after protocol upgrades and big-name collaborations attract institutional investors. ...

Nigeria’s SEC says central bank’s crypto ban disrupted the market

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The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria says it is working with the central bank to create a legal...

Liquity Protocol attracts $1B TVL in just 10 days

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The “interest-free loans” decentralized lending protocol now has $1 billion worth of locked-up value after it launched on April...

Price analysis 4/16: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, DOGE, ADA, DOT, LTC, UNI, LINK

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Bitcoin’s weakness and Dogecoin’s epic pump are signals that the market could be overheating and in need of a...