Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift

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As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are casting about for what comes next. On our stage at Disrupt San Francisco we’ll be welcoming some of the leading thinkers in how distributed ledgers can create an entirely new […]

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The End of the Global Housing Boom

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From London to Sydney and Beijing to New York, house prices in some of the world’s most sought-after cities are heading south. Tax changes to damp demand, values out of kilter with affordability and tougher lending standards have combined to undermine the market. That could have wider implications because the world’s wealthy have been buying […]

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Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry

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About 279,000 barrels a day of fuel won’t be needed this year China adds a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of diesel fuel will be displaced from the market, according to BNEF calculations. This year, […]

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Cranberries Singer Dolores ORiordan Dead at 46

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London (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter's publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, "No further details are available at this […]

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China to Overtake U.S. Economy by 2032 as Asian Might Builds

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The growing leapfrogging the U.K. and France next year to become the world’s fifth-biggest economy in dollar terms. It will advance to third place by 2027, moving ahead of Germany. In 2032, three of the four largest economies will be Asian — China, India and Japan — and, by that time, China will also have […]

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Police launch criminal inquiry into Grenfell Tower blaze

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Calls made for ban on cladding used on building as it emerges similar materials are illegal in the USGrenfell Tower fire latest updates Police have launched a criminal inquiry into the Grenfell Tower blaze as it emerged that cladding panels similar to those likely to have been used on the 24-storey building have been widely […]

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Three men detained after London-bound flight diverts to Germany

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Pilot on flight from Ljubljana made unscheduled stop after learning of men talking about terrorist matters and baggage was later destroyed Three male passengers have been detained in Cologne after their easyJet flight bound from Ljubljana in Slovenia to London made a diverted landing, German police have said. The aircraft landed in Cologne after passengers […]

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