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Deposit Insurance

EDIE lets consumers and bankers know, on a per-bank basis, how the insurance rules and limits apply to a depositor's specific group of deposit accounts—what's insured and what portion (if any) exceeds coverage limits at that bank. Use this…

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Global Stocks Mixed After Back-to-Back Gains In Dow

Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region diverged on Thursday as investors weighed new developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, including the progress of an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package in the U.S. Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 4% in…

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The official recommendation in the United States (and other Western countries) that the public should not wear face masks was motivated by the need to save respirator masks for health care workers. There is no scientific support for the statement…

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Taiwan says WHO failed to act on coronavirus transmission warning

Taiwan has accused the World Health Organization of failing to communicate an early warning about transmission of the coronavirus between humans, slowing the global response to the pandemic. Health officials in Taipei said they alerted the WHO at…

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LSAT: Authentication+Payments for the Lightning Native Web

Today we're excited to announce the release of our draft of a specification for Lightning Service Authentication Tokens (LSAT). LSAT is a new protocol standard for authentication and paid APIs (using the Internet's preferred currency: sats!)…

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Estimates Show Wuhan Death Toll Far Higher Than Official Figure

As authorities lifted a two-month coronavirus lockdown in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, residents said they were growing increasingly skeptical that the figure of some 2,500 deaths in the city to date was accurate. Since the start of the week…

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COVID-19 Science Update for March 27: Super-Spreaders and the Need for New Prediction Models

This article constitutes the March 27, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or suggestions to. According to statistics compiled by Our World in Data (OWD), the number of newly reported COVID-19…

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Who funds Bitcoin development? | BitMEX Blog

A password will be e-mailed to you. Abstract: We compile a list of the main organisations and individuals funding open source Bitcoin and Lightning development. Based on the data we have compiled, Blockstream and Lightning Labs are the largest…

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Watch live: Coronavirus Task Force members give updates on COVID-19 response

Members of the Coronavirus Task Force, charged with leading the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, are holding a briefing Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET. The president has been pushing to open the country back up and reverse the economic slowdown.

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Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine. “Right now…

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Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria will require the public to wear basic face masks in supermarkets, where they will be handed out probably from Wednesday in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday. 'As of the…

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Aztec: Fast Privacy with ZK² Rollup

Aztec is building a high-speed privacy network on Ethereum. Using mathematics and cryptography code invented and built by our team of leading cryptographers and engineers, we're targeting VISA-scale capacity through a single entry point —…

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Stimulus Bill Allows Federal Reserve to Conduct Meetings in Secret; Gives Fed $454 Billion Slush Fund for Wall Street Bailouts

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: March 26, 2020 ~ The U.S. Senate voted 96-0 late yesterday on a massive bailout of Wall Street banks versus a short-term survival plan for American workers thrown out of their jobs – and potentially their…

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MIT Posts Free Plans Online for an Emergency Ventilator That Can Be Built for $100

Clinical and design considerations will be published online; goal is to support rapid scale-up of device production to alleviate hospital shortages. One of the most pressing shortages facing hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency is a lack of…

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Balancer Labs Raises $3M to Supercharge Programmable Liquidity

The Balancer Labs team is a lean team with large ambitions. We've been building, researching, and immersed in DeFi since its earliest days and are thrilled to be launching a new primitive to the world of decentralized finance. We couldn't be more…

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ER doctor who criticized Bellingham hospital's coronavirus protections has been fired

“I got a message that said, ‘Your shift has been covered,'” Lin told The Seattle Times. He phoned his supervisor and was told, “You've been terminated.” Lin said he was told he would be contacted by human…

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Brave and Binance Partner to Bring Cryptocurrency Trading Directly Into the Browser

Binance widget integrated into the Brave browser puts cryptocurrency management and trading at users' fingertips in first exchange-browser integration of its kind San Francisco – March 24, 2020 – Brave Software, makers of the…

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Coronavirus may have infected half of UK population - Oxford study

The new coronavirus may already have infected far more people in the UK than scientists had previously estimated — perhaps as much as half the population — according to modelling by researchers at the University of Oxford. If the…

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Here's What We Know So Far About the Aid Bill: Live Business Updates

The airline industry is poised to receive an enormous bailout as part of the stimulus bill, a draft of which sets aside around $30 billion to pay employees of passenger and cargo employees. It also provides loans to passenger and cargo carriers in…

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Blockchain Charity Foundation

Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of blockchain-enabled philanthropy towards achieving global sustainable development. BCF aims to transform philanthropy by developing the world's…

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