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What can we learn from Sweden, the ultimate cashless society?

October 16th, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Demand for notes and coins in Sweden is so limp that cash is literally disappearing: the amount in circulation has fallen 27.5pc in the last four year The collapse of cash in Britain has been dramatic. There were 11.5 billion fewer cash transactions in 2018 than in 2008 – a decline of 51pc. It’s a […]



How selling citizenship is now big business

October 16th, 2019 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Buying and selling citizenship is now a global industry worth an estimated $25bn a year You can be born into it, you can earn it, and you can lose it. Increasingly, you can also invest your way into it. The “it” is citizenship of a particular country, and it is a more fluid concept than […]



China plans to kill most of the world’s bitcoin mining operations

September 25th, 2019 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

  The price could spike again. The Chinese government will end bitcoin mining operations in the coming months, Bloomberg reported over this January, a move that could have a massive impact on the price of the world’s biggest digital currency. China has been a central player in the development of bitcoin in recent years, but […]



Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to toss the steering wheel out the window

September 23rd, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

Waymo, Cruise, and others call on the NHTSA to take action on human controls The federal government should rewrite the safety rules for automobile manufacturing so self-driving carmakers can deploy vehicles without traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals, according to public comments submitted by top car and tech companies. And they should be quick […]



Major cities are introducing noise radars that automatically issue fines to loud vehicles to combat noise pollution

September 13th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The measuring devices will be able to precisely measure and locate sounds from moving vehicles, as well as register their licence plates. Noise pollution is one of the leading health problems in cities after environmental pollution. In France, a noise radar has been installed to fine the noisiest vehicles, according to Reuters. The radar isn’t […]



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