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The announcement last week by El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele that his country would be adopting bitcoin as legal tender, made during a live broadcast at the Bitcoin 2021 conference held in Miami, and subsequently approved four days later by the Central American country’s Parliament, sent the cryptocurrency’s share price up by 5%. In recent weeks, Bitcoin’s value had been hit by increasingly stringent controls over its use in […]
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As a user first of Mosaic and then of Netscape, I was not alone in seeing the arrival of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer back in 1995 as an attempt by a company that had completely underestimated the importance of the internet, that had seen the emergence of the Netscape phenomenon, to use the dirty trick of bundling it into the operating […]
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A BloombergNEF report commissioned by Transport & Environment forecasts 2027 as the year when electric vehicles will start to become cheaper to manufacture than their internal combustion equivalents across all segments, mainly due to a sharp drop in battery prices and the appearance of new models by more manufacturers. Batteries, which have fallen in price by 88% over the past […]
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On April 17, when NASA revealed the result of its competition to develop a spacecraft to take astronauts back to the moon, it was clear that Elon Musk’s strategy of leveraging economies of scale had passed yet another milestone. The competition pitted three proposals: Dynetics, a regular supplier to the Department of Defense; Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace […]
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The Turkish government has made a clumsy move to prevent its people seeking refuge against a weak lira (its exchange rate has fallen from €0.45 in 2012 to €0. 10 now), by banning bitcoin, a useless decision criticized by the main opposition party that has caused a temporary fluctuation in the value of bitcoinprompted by the nervousness of those who do not […]
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A lengthy article in The Wall Street Journal, China creates its own digital currency, a first for major economy, outlines the likely impact of Beijing’s initiative and the strategic possibilities it offers in terms of avoiding US blockades of its companies, how this will boost its role in international transactions, while allowing it to monitor its […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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