Who’s Said What About the Coinbase-Visa Dispute

Users of cryptocurrency startup Coinbase have seen repeated charges appear on their bank statements tied to their Visa credit and debit card use in recent days, prompting several rounds of statements from the companies involved after the situation went viral last week. These charges reportedly emptied bank accounts and resulted in some customers getting hit …

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Regional Government in Russia to Test Blockchain Payments

Vnesheconombank (VEB), the Russian state-owned development bank, has inked a deal with the regional government of Kaliningrad to pilot a new blockchain-based payment system. Last week, officials including Kaliningrad governor Anton Alkikhanov and VEB chairman Sergei Gorkov met at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi to sign the agreement underpinning the trials. Alikhanov said in …

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R3 Center to Train Next Generation of Distributed Ledger Lawyers

R3 is taking new steps to train the next generation of distributed ledger lawyers. Announced February 20, the consortium of more than 200 financial institutions has assembled a team of 10 law firms to create the Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE), a platform for educating lawyers around the world on the fundamentals of blockchain technology …

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Kenya’s Political Turmoil Is a Tale of Fathers and Sons

Advertisement Africa Supported by ImagePresident Uhuru Kenyatta, center, behind bulletproof glass on the outskirts of Nairobi last last year.CreditBrian Inganga/Associated Press ByJina Moore Feb. 20, 2018 NAIROBI, Kenya — The two men were political allies. But they had a falling out over the direction of newly independent Kenya — especially over land and power — …

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Winter Olympics: Cassie Sharpe dominates women’s ski halfpipe final

Media playback is not supported on this device Canada’s Sharpe wins gold in women’s halfpipe XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times France’s Marie Martinod celebrated her silver medal with the message: …

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Winter Olympics 2018: The Canadian pair set new world record to win gold in the free dance

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win figure skating gold, following up their short dance world record score on Monday with a superb free dance performance for a world record combined score of 206.07. WATCH MORE: GB’s Coomes & Buckland impress with free dance routine Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live on BBC TV, Red …

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