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SEC’s Senior Advisor for Digital Assets Valerie Szczepanik: Stablecoins May Be Securities

“Senior advisor for digital assets at the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Valerie Szczepanik reportedly noted that stablecoins could experience issues under current securities laws” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. When Szczepanik reportedly made the statement concerning securities at Austin’s SXSW conference on March 15, she also broke stablecoins into three categories.Szczepanik, also known as the Crypto Czar, was appointed to the new position of associate director of the Division of Corporation Finance and senior advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation for Division Director Bill Hinman in June…

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BMW, Mercedes-Benz lower prices in China after VAT drop

“BMW said it would reduce prices for both domestically produced and imported models, including the locally-made BMW 3 series and BMW 5 series, along with the BMW X5 and BMW 7 import models” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Daimler AG-owned Mercedes-Benz announced similar price cuts on a range of its cars, also effective immediately, in advance of the upcoming VAT drop.SHANGHAI (Reuters) – BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz said on Saturday they will lower their prices in China, after the government announced it will reduce the country’s value-added tax (VAT)…

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Theresa May is ‘finished’ and must ‘fall on her sword’ as price for her Brexit deal to win meaningful vote – senior aides

“Senior aides of Theresa May privately believe she is “finished” and may be forced to set out a timetable for her departure if she is to win the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal” writes John Curtice for telegraph.co.uk. It comes before the Prime Minister spends the weekend attempting to win over Tory Eurosceptics and DUP MPs ahead of a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday…. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Apple fires back at Spotify and disputes claim that it’s stifling innovation

“In fact, the Spotify Watch app is currently the No. 1 app in the Watch Music category” writes Maren Estrada for bgr.com. When Spotify submitted their Apple Watch app in September 2018, we reviewed and approved it with the same process and speed with which we would any other app.We’ve approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify’s behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app. Source: bgr.com

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Get an iPad Pro at Regular iPad Price with Amazon’s Deal of the Day

“If you’ve been tempted by the ultra-powerful iPad Pro but don’t want to pay the higher price, Amazon’s Deal of the Day can help you out” writes Chris Reed for ign.com. It’s offering 22% off refurbished 2017 iPad Pros, but the deal ends at midnight Eastern time.This model runs on a speedy A10X Fusion chip, with 64‑bit architecture and M10 motion coprocessor, giving it a whole lot of computing power. Source: ign.com

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Bengaluru Is Facing A Terrible Water Crisis, And Only Tanker Mafias Are Gaining

“So, water tanker operators are now auctioning the water supplied by them to whichever apartment is willing to quote the highest price” writes General Assignment Editor for huffingtonpost.com. Bengaluru has faced water problems for a long time, and reports had earlier warned that a severe water crisis was likely in the city.Several areas in Bengaluru are facing a severe water crisis, leaving the residents of the city worried and wondering what their options are.A report in The Hindu says that the price of supplying a 6,000-litre tanker of water has…

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The 5 best Amazon deals this Friday

“Right now, you can get this sleek Breville model with a milk frother for its lowest price” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. But don’t worry—you can still find low prices on incredible products so you feel like you’re splurging a little.Today, we found incredible deals on robot vacuums, power drills, expresso machines, and more. Source: usatoday.com

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How Digital Fulfillment Is Changing Manufacturing

“Recent advances in digital manufacturing such as 3-D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) provide ample opportunity to experiment with new manufacturing setups” reports hbr.org. We call this integration of fulfillment channels digital fulfillment.For manufacturers, integrating retail and manufacturing through digital fulfillment surfaces novel opportunities for demand management and optimizing the use of production capacity. In turn, digital fulfillment will become the expectation in manufacturing, rather than the exception. Source: hbr.org

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Crypto Markets News 

Bitcoin Price Breakout Scheduled for August, Says Fundstrat’s Tom Lee

“Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Thomas Lee broke with tradition about Bitcoin (BTC) price forecasts on March 14, telling CNBC he thinks a bull mark could return within six months” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. In an interview with the publication, Lee, who is well known as a Bitcoin bull — but said he would stop giving out timeframes for a price rebound in December — now claimed August could see a market U-turn. “I think the key number to watch is the 200-day moving average,” he told the network, continuing:…

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