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US lawmakers are demanding scrutiny — and even a freeze — of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project (FB)

Facebook announced plans to create a new cryptocurrency on Tuesday — and the pushback has already begun. In the US, senior Democratic politicians are calling for careful oversight or for the project to be put on hold completely while they investigate. And European politicians are also raising concerns. Libra aims to be a blockchain-powered global […]

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Slack’s $17 billion direct listing could be the IPO game-changer Silicon Valley has been waiting for. But others say it’s a techie delusion. (SPOT)

Slack is set to go public this week using via a direct listing rather than a traditional initial public offering. In a direct listing, insiders and early shareholders list and sell their shares directly to everyday investors via the public markets, rather than having investment bankers market them to institutional investors. Some venture capitalists would […]

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Beyond Bitcoin: Here are some of the new use cases for distributed ledger technology

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Of the many technologies reshaping the world economy, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are among the most hyped. DLTs are most often associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but such coverage […]

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‘Concerned’ U.S. senators demand B.C. does more to monitor its rivers for mining contamination

EDMONTON — A group of American senators have written to British Columbia Premier John Horgan, saying the westernmost province must do more to monitor water quality in transboundary rivers, part of the effort to keep waterways free from contamination due to coal and metal-mining operations. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost