Nov.22

Singapore’s Central Bank Includes Bitcoin in Singular Regulation of Payments Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s central bank, is pressing ahead with regulation that will bring a handful of retail payment services, including bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges, under a single legislation.

With an announcement on Tuesday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched the second consultation on its Payment Services Bill, a payments regulatory network proposing to streamline the regulation of all payment services under a single legislation. Notably, the proposed bill is also seeking to bring virtual currency services, like bitcoin exchange platforms, under regulatory purview. As regulator, the MAS will have oversight to look into money laundering and terrorism financing risks as well as ensuring safeguards for consumers’ funds.

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Nov.14

Tips You Need After A Day of Sitting Still

Remember when you were a kid in school and you couldn’t sit still? Minutes passed by like hours as you watched the clock, waiting for recess to arrive. That antsy feeling settled in because you just needed to get up and move around. You would find yourself going crazy, thinking, “If I sit in this chair any longer, I’m going to die!”

There is something to those thoughts you were thinking. Sitting still for too long has profound effects on one’s mental and physical health. We were never meant to live a sedentary life.

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Nov.06

Former PM Shaukat Aziz among scores of global figures exposed in Paradise Papers

Former PM Shaukat Aziz among scores of global figures exposed in Paradise Papers

Names of two Pakistanis, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and ex-chief of the National Insurance Company Limited Ayaz Khan Niazi, have so far emerged in the new database of documents, Paradise Papers, released by the International Consortium of Journalists Sunday night.

The Paradise Papers reveal data of over 25,000 companies spanning 180 countries, from 1950 to 2016.

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Oct.24

Herbicides Wreaking Havoc Across The United States

Farmers in the U.S. have been pushed between a rock and hard place with multinational agrochemical companies producing increasingly destructive herbicides and herbicide resistant seeds. The industry claimed genetically engineered (GE) crops would reduce the need for herbicides but usage has steadily increased. More potent forms of herbicides are causing destruction to neighboring farms whose crops are not resistant to these super-herbicides and we’re also seeing widespread negative impacts on the health of the population. Certain herbicides, including 2,4-D and dicamba, have been widely used and adapted and are linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, developmental and reproductive problems, tumors and organ damage.

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Oct.21

How Does Cloud Mining Bitcoin Work?

If you want to invest in bitcoin mining without the hassle of managing your own hardware, there is an alternative. You can use the cloud to earn your coins.

Put very simply, cloud mining means using (generally) shared processing power run from remote data centres. One only needs a home computer for communications, optional local bitcoin wallets and so on.

However, there are certain risks associated with cloud mining that investors need to understand prior to purchase.

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