France shifts its firm stand on crypto licensing

French lawmakers have voted to make it mandatory for bitcoin (BTC)-linked businesses in France to abide by strict consumer protection rules and comply with the statutes of the incoming MiCA regulation beginning in 2024. The global shock that came with the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX has made regulatory watchdogs across various jurisdictions sit up … Read more

Jeremy Renner was crushed by snowcat as he tried to save nephew, sheriff’s report says | CNN

CNN — Actor Jeremy Renner was attempting to stop his sliding snowcat from hitting his nephew when he was pulled under the snow-clearing vehicle and crushed on New Year’s Day, according to a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The vehicle started sliding sideways after the “Avengers” star used it to pull his nephew’s truck … Read more

What is the Doomsday Clock and how does it work?

The Doomsday Clock has inched 10 seconds closer to midnight – the closest it has ever been to a global catastrophe. But what does that actually mean? Although only a metaphor for the dangers facing humanity, the clock is updated by those in the know about a range of risks. The countdown is agreed on … Read more

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Aave gets access to new users through this upgrade, but is it enough

Aave’s partnership with Lemon App could help expand its user base. V3 launch generated interest, but the token’s velocity and network growth declined. With a new collaboration, over 1.7 million users from Argentina and Brazil could get access to Ghost [AAVE] and supply liquidity to the platform. This could help in increasing the declining number … Read more

Up to 7 Countries May Sign Up to Adopt India Tech Stack by March: MoS IT

The government expects five to seven countries to sign up for adopting India-developed technology platforms like UPI and Aadhaar by March for accelerating digitisation, according to Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar. While speaking at India Stack Developer Conference, the minister said that the Prime Minister has decided to offer India … Read more

Ethereum: Number of New Smart Contracts Falls 60% in 2023

Ethereum prices might be solid, and bulls are looking to drive the coin toward $1,700, but on-chain data points to dropping activity from developers judging from the number of new smart contracts deployed in the first three weeks of January. Number Of Smart Contracts Deployed On Ethereum Falling The number of new smart contracts deployed … Read more

Paris Hilton announces birth of first child with husband Carter Reum

Paris Hilton appears to have revealed the birth of her first child in a surprise announcement on Instagram. The US socialite posted a close-up picture of a baby gripping a thumb to her Instagram on Tuesday, but did not share any other details. “You are already loved beyond words,” the 41-year-old wrote in a brief … Read more

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Google Sued by US Justice Department Over Dominance in Digital Advertising

The US Justice Department sued Google on Tuesday for its dominance of the online advertising market, launching a fresh legal battle against the California-based tech giant. The case was the second federal lawsuit against Google over alleged antitrust violations and the first since US President Joe Biden took office two years ago. The earlier case … Read more

Amazon workers stage first-ever strike in the UK over pay, working conditions

Amazon packages move on a conveyer belt at a fulfillment center in England. Nathan Stirk | Getty Images Amazon workers are going on strike in Britain, in a move that marks the first formal industrial action in the country for the U.S. tech giant. The 24-hour strike action began Wednesday a minute after midnight. Strikers … Read more

Cargo ship capsizes off Japan’s coast with 22 aboard | CNN

Tokyo CNN — Nine crew members remain missing after a cargo ship capsized off Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture on Wednesday, the Japan Coast Guard told CNN. The coast guard said it received a distress signal from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late on Tuesday night as it cruised 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the … Read more

Thousands without power after reported tornadoes strike Texas and Louisiana communities as storm continues to threaten South, Midwest | CNN

CNN — More than a dozen reported tornadoes struck across communities in Texas and Louisiana, damaging many homes and businesses as windows and roofs were blown off buildings – and the threat is expected to persist Wednesday in other southern states. A massive, multi-day storm is bringing different impacts to a large swath of the … Read more

Cinema operator Vue toasts former Bacardi chief David as new chair

The cinema chain Vue International will this week name a former Bacardi-Martini executive as its new chair, as it nears the end of a complex financial restructuring. Sky News understands that Stella David, who holds boardroom roles at companies including Entain, the owner of Ladbrokes, and Domino’s Pizza Group, has agreed to replace Robbie Barr … Read more

Teams and Outlook go down for thousands of Microsoft users

Microsoft is investigating an outage that has left thousands of users around the world unable to access the website’s services, including Teams and Outlook. It did not say how many were affected, but Downdetector.com which tracks outages through a range of sources including user reports, recorded thousands of people reporting problems with Teams, Outlook, Microsoft … Read more

Why Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang Said AI Needs Regulation, Social Norms

Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang on Tuesday said that the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence will create powerful tools that require legal regulation and social norms that have yet to be worked out. Huang is one of the most prominent figures in artificial intelligence because Nvidia’s chips are widely used in the field, including … Read more

Crypto exchange Digital Surge emerges as a rare survivor of FTX fallout

Australian cryptocurrency exchange Digital Surge appears to have narrowly avoided collapse, despite having millions of dollars in digital assets tied up in the now-bankrupt FTX crypto exchange. On Jan. 24 local time, Digital Surge creditors approved a five-year bailout plan, which aims to eventually refund its 22,545 customers who had their digital assets frozen on … Read more

Digital euro legalized by May 2023? European Commission weighs in

The European Commission would bring legislation related to the digital euro by May 2023. European lawmakers and bankers have voiced their concerns about central bank digital currencies and their utility. The European Commission is looking to bring a bill related to the digital euro towards the end of May 2023. According to a document published … Read more

Best Movies Leaving Peacock in January 2023

As January comes to an end, it is time for streaming services to make adjustments to their content to make way for the new. Peacock is no exception, but don’t worry, there is still time to watch your favorite movies before they make their home elsewhere. There are many on the list, but we have … Read more

Blow to Putin as both Germany and US confirm they will send tanks to Ukraine

Germany will supply Ukraine with 14 Leopard 2 tanks and has given allies permission to send theirs too – despite threats from Russia – while the US has confirmed it will send over 31 M1 Abrams tanks and provide training to the country’s troops. The move from Germany means other countries – such as Poland … Read more

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Morgan Stanley reveals its 8 favorite stocks ahead of Europe’s earnings season

Universal Music Group’s operational headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Morgan Stanley has named eight stocks to buy ahead of a hotly anticipated earnings season in Europe. Stocks in the region have risen this year on the first signs of moderating inflation across Europe. Nonetheless, the impact of sluggish … Read more

DOT Price (Polkadot) Indicators Suggest Strong Case For Fresh Rally

Polkadot’s DOT started a fresh increase from the $5.60 support against the US Dollar. It correcting gains, but indicators suggest high chances of a fresh increase. DOT is holding the ground above the $6.00 and $5.80 levels against the US dollar. The price is trading nicely above the $6.00 support and the 100 simple moving … Read more

Twitter Saw Ad Spending Fall by Over 70 Percent in December, Data Shows

Advertising spend on Twitter Inc dropped by 71 percent in December, data from an advertising research firm showed, as top advertisers slashed their spending on the social-media platform after Elon Musk’s takeover. The recent data by Standard Media Index (SMI) comes as Twitter is moving to reverse the advertiser exodus. It has introduced a slew of … Read more