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The socio-politics of crypto

Image: Blockchain illustrated – courtesy Simply Explained – Savjee You Tube channel By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Let me say upfront that I have stayed clear of the exuberance and hype over cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and the over 2,000 others called “altcoins” currently listed on CoinMarketCap.com and others listed on other sites. Also, I […]

BreadTalk founder on building an F&B powerhouse

George Quek, founder and chairman of the BreadTalk Group, reflects on how his days in the army taught him “strength and resilience” to overcome hardships. SOURCE: CNBC (4)

Power Ledger & Sharing Energy announce partnership to evolve renewable energy in Japan

Power Ledger announced a partnership to drive renewable energy trading in Japan alongside Sharing Energy Co. Ltd. Sharing Energy is a provider in the installation and provision of solar energy. Power Ledger’s blockchain-powered platform will allow Sharing Energy to track renewable energy consumption from 100 pre-identified Sharing customers across Kansai, Chubu and Kyushu regions. The […]

RippleNet surpasses 200 customers worldwide

Ripple, provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced that 13 new financial institutions have signed up for the company’s payment network, RippleNet. The companies include Euro Exim Bank, SendFriend, JNFX, FTCS, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Transpaygo, BFC Bahrain, ConnectPay, GMT, WorldCom Finance, Olympia Trust Company, Pontual/USEND and Rendimento. With these additions, there are […]

Here’s what nine cryptocurrency experts say to expect in 2019

The crypto craze started off 2018 with a bang, but 12 months later, bitcoin prices have sunk to below $4,000. Can bitcoin and other digital currencies mount a comeback in 2019? Here’s what nine experts say to expect from digital currencies in 2019. SOURCE: CNBC The crypto craze ended 2018 with a whimper — Here’s […]

Bitcoin is 10!

On Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, Coindesk has compiled a collection of untold stories about this cryptocurrency. Its Bitcoin’s 10th birthday special edition include: A tipsy interview with the man who coined the term ‘HODL,’ the bitcoin buzzword that’s become a rallying cry throughout the crypto industry. Bitcoin’s biggest celebrities share the pointed words of those who […]

Mass-market electric vehicles have appeal

Tesla leads the electric car market in terms of “image,” but auto players like Nissan’s Leaf and Honda have an edge when it comes to volumes due to more affordable electric cars, says Vivek Vaidya of Frost & Sullivan. SOURCE: CNBC (5)

Prototype e-waste microfactory wages a war on waste

The world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste (e-waste) items such as discarded smart phones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use was launched at UNSW, Sydney in April 2018. Using technology developed following extensive scientific research at UNSW’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT Centre), the e-waste microfactory has […]

Clean up the environment: drive a hydrogen fuel cell car

Driving through a congested city in the latest electric car powered by hydrogen and a fuel cell, will leave the air cleaner than if you’d left the car at home, according to South Korean car giant Hyundai. Stuart McDill reports. SOURCE: Reuters   (2)

Encouraging Growth for Malaysia’s Manufacturing in CY2019

Online equity broker Rakuten Trade shared its CY2019 outlook for Malaysian stocks and generally the market is expected to be depressed until at least CY20. However, the Manufacturing sector is expected to see a 31.2% growth, as compared to all the other sectors of banking, telco, gaming, energy, consumer, manufacturing and conglomerates that only have […]

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