Day: March 9, 2021

1.2 Billion People Live Under Double-Digit Inflation, ‘Many Have Found Escape in Bitcoin’ Says HRF’s Alex Gladstein

2021-03-09 By admin

While central banks are focusing on creating more stimulus and economists expect inflation in the U.S. to rise, a number of other countries are suffering from considerable inflation right now. On Monday, the chief strategy officer for the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein, explained that 1.2 billion global citizens are living under inflation rates as […]

Norwegian Oil Billionaire Says BTC Could Be Worth Millions of Dollars Each — Puts Liquid Company Assets in Bitcoin

2021-03-09 By admin

Billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke’s company, Aker, has established a new business dedicated to bitcoin. Rokke believes that bitcoin could “become the core of a new monetary architecture” and each coin could be “worth millions of dollars.” His new company “will keep all its liquid investable assets in bitcoin.” Norwegian Public Company Gets Into Bitcoin Norwegian […]

HWiNFO64 7.00 split into free and commercial versions

2021-03-09 By admin

HWiNFO64 is a popular system information and diagnostic program for Microsoft Windows operating system. We reviewed the program in 2011 for the first time here on this site, and have followed development of milestone releases, e.g. HWiNFO64 5.0 and HWiNFO64 6.0. The release of HWiNFO64 7.0 is another milestone release; this one changes the licensing […]

The Samsung SSD 980 (500GB & 1TB) Review: Samsung’s Entry NVMe

2021-03-09 By admin

The new Samsung SSD 980 is the first retail-ready entry-level NVMe SSD from Samsung. Compared to previous SSDs from Samsung, it lacks any three-letter suffix at the end: it’s not a PRO, nor an EVO, or even a QVO drive, because it doesn’t fit into the established conventions for those product tiers. The SSD 980 slots […]

Soros Fund, New York Life, Morgan Stanley Among Investors of $200 Million in Bitcoin Investment Firm

2021-03-09 By admin

Soros Fund Management, New York Life, and Morgan Stanley have joined Stone Ridge Holdings, Massmutual, FS Investments, and Bessemer Venture Partners to invest in bitcoin-focused investment company NYDIG. They will collaborate on a range of bitcoin-related strategic initiatives, and expect to launch “an explosion of innovation in bitcoin products and services.” Major Companies Want Bitcoin […]

Nigeria to Pay 1.2 Cents for Each Dollar Remitted to the Country to Combat Cryptocurrency Use

2021-03-09 By admin

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced a scheme that seeks to boost international remittances as well as to encourage the use of official corridors when retrieving funds. The CBN’s move to incentivise recipients follows the plummeting of the country’s official remittances inflows as recipients opt for non-traditional corridors such as cryptocurrencies. Declining Remittances […]

Private Blockchain Project Funding Accelerates as Companies Race to Address New Needs

2021-03-09 By admin

Blockchain operations are increasingly embracing more traditional financing from big-name venture funds to leverage these strategic stakeholders’ benefits instead of crowdfunding avenues popularized during the last blockchain hype wave. Funding Roundup: Concordium, StakeWise, and Automata Reveal Private Capital from Leading Funds In a significant departure from the last crypto startup wave focused on raised public […]