Logistics Giant UPS Explores the Use of Blockchain and Crypto – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dogecoin

Delivery giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is exploring the use of blockchain technology for its global supply chain logistics. The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published documents on Thursday that show how the 110-year-old delivery company may deploy blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Dogecoin to … [Read more…]

5 Main Things That You Need to Know About Bitcoin

  HodlX Guest Blog  Submit Your Post Bitcoin is a fascinating topic. A whole new form of money is being developed right now, and it’s natural to want to know all about it right away. But all the information and articles available online can be a little overwhelming at first, especially for newcomers. Here are 5 … [Read more…]

How an Awareness of Fundamentals Helps You Trade Better

The great Technical Analyst, Martin Pring, had to admit “The more I work with markets, the more it becomes apparent that prices are determined by one thing and one thing only, and that is people’s changing attitudes toward the emerging fundamentals”. Fundamentals cause people to rethink their opinions and hence make decisions. It’s fundamentals that … [Read more…]

From fragility to resilience: Recommendations for strengthening USAID’s ‘self-reliance’ approach

By George Ingram, Jonathan Papoulidis Finding pathways out of fragility has become a major priority of the development community given the rise of extreme poverty, conflict, and violent extremism in these contexts and their acute vulnerability to pandemics, natural disasters, and global price shocks. Amid recent high-profile efforts to tackle this issue, including by the … [Read more…]

Charts of the week: Government reform, municipal taxes, and teacher diversity across the US

By Chris McKenna Check out this selection of charts, graphs, and maps from Brookings research this week.   How do Americans want to see the government reformed? In a new report, Paul C. Light describes four basic positions individuals take on government reform—dismantlers, streamliners, rebuilders, and expanders—and how each fit within America’s party system. “Democrats … [Read more…]

Smart power: Investing in youth leadership and development

By Witney Schneidman “So, young people…my message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Every generation has the opportunity to remake the world.”   -President Barack Obama, 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, South Africa Of the many statistics that define Africa’s complexity, this may be the most important … [Read more…]

Trump is winning!

By Marvin Kalb Shortly after assuming the awesome powers of the presidency, Donald J. Trump declared war on the American press. With a torrent of insulting tweets, he has accused reporters of being the “enemy of the American people,” using a phrase familiar to 20th century dictators but unprecedented in a democracy. Reporters are also, … [Read more…]

Coinbase Leads Charge to Swap Fear for Trust in Bitcoin and Crypto Space

Coinbase is working at break speed to challenge perceptions that Bitcoin and crypto-related businesses have major pain points regarding trust and security. As part of its strategy to build an open financial system for massive mainstream adoption, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange unveiled three major steps this week. Coinbase acquisition of San Francisco-based startup Distributed … [Read more…]