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UK Blockchain Startup to Enter EU Settlement System After French Regulator’s Approval

“U.K. blockchain startup Setl is about to enter an E.U. settlement system after receiving approval from the French securities regulator to run a central securities depository, the Financial Times (FT) writes Tuesday, Oct. 23” reports cointelegraph.com. In early October, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) noted that it had budgeted over 1 million euro for monitoring fintech and crypto assets.E.U. countries have already been seeking blockchain implementation in different areas. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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Envelope containing white powder…

“Debbie Wasserman Schultz was intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder but had the wrong address, two law enforcement sources said” writes Karl De Vries for cnn.com. A law enforcement official told CNN that the initial examination of all of the devices shows them to be constructed similarly.The Soros package was believed to have been placed in a mailbox rather than mailed, a separate law enforcement source said. Source: cnn.com Share This:

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SNAP: Antarctic researcher stabs colleague in frenzy…

“An Antarctic researcher ‘snapped’ after being ‘driven mad by confined space’ and stabbed his colleague in a frenzy, it has been reported” writes Will Stewart for mirror.co.uk. The alleged attack was in the canteen at Russian Antarctic station Bellingshausen on King George Island, part of the South Shetland Islands on the world’s remotest continent. Source: mirror.co.uk Share This:

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left a trove of its own data exposed online

“Wolf Intelligence, a Germany-based spyware company that made headlines for sending a bodyguard to Mauritania and prompting an international incident after the local government detained the bodyguard as collateral for a deal went wrong, left a trove of its own data exposed online” writes State Of Surveillance for vice.com. Security researchers from CSIS Security discovered the data on an unprotected command and control server and a public Google Drive folder. Source: vice.com Share This:

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disclose its use of facial-recognition software

“The advocacy group has argued that facial-recognition technology has the potential of being misused by police agencies and of misidentifying people” reports cnet.com. The ACLU since May has criticized Amazon’s marketing of its facial-recognition software to law enforcement and has asked Congress and the public to debate the technology’s use.Around that time, the company pitched the agency on potentially using its facial-recognition software, called Rekognition, along with other Amazon products.ICE doesn’t currently have a contract with Amazon but said Homeland Security has used facial-recognition technology to help with criminal investigations,…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sydney opening news digest U.S. Stocks Are Nowhere Near A Bubble Today I’m going to tell you why “The Longest Bull Market Ever” narrative is nonsense. I’ll also give you my blueprint for investing in today’s uncharted waters that helped my RiskHedge subscribers secure double-digit gains.   Boeing’s Post-Earnings Rally: Rising Above The Clouds After reporting better-than-expected third-quarter results and management raising its full-year guidance, Boeing stock rallied, washing away some of the losses from the October market correction.   AMD Earnings: Tariff Showdown Doesn’t Seem To Be Impacting AMD…

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How to invest $1 billon dollars

“Someone with half a billion or more could easily invest in 100 or 200 stocks from around the world easily” writes Brett Arends for marketwatch.com. Even if you take all the money upfront, you’re looking at well over half a billion in cash net of tax.In practice, global stocks have helped protect investors from many of the worst downturns, including the early 1930s and the 1970s, and, for example, Japan since 1989. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Visa shares gain on better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings

“Visa said its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings rose to $2.85 billion, or $1.23 per Class A share, from $2.14 billion, or 90 cents per Class A share, a year ago” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast quarterly earnings of $1.20 a share on revenue of $5.44 billion.V, -3.49% gained in Wednesday’s extended session after the credit-card company reported quarterly results ahead of Wall Street’s estimates. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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FCC: Company created fake accounts, misused funds to buy jet

“The Federal Communications Commission accused Toledo-based American Broadband and Telecommunications Co. of creating fake accounts by using the identities of dead people and manipulating the information from existing customers to get government reimbursements” reports thebusinessjournal.com. He said the proposed fine announced Tuesday was a surprise because the company had been working with the FCC and provided an independent auditor’s assessment and other data.The company’s founder, Jeffrey Ansted, used the money to buy country club memberships, a Ferrari convertible, a Florida condominium and an $8 million Cessna jet, the FCC said. Source:…

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