Miscellaneous

If Olympians Can Be Drug Tested – Journalists Should Be Too

This year’s Winter Olympic Games has been marred with scandals regarding athletes being on “performance enhancing drugs”. The concerned parties claim that such drugs give athletes an unfair advantage over those who are not taking such substances, while the fact that Russian athletes have been disproportionately singled out for overtly political […]

Venezuela’s “El Petro” Has Raised $732 Million As President Maduro Vows to Take On “Superman” – the US Dollar

Venezuela’s new oil backed cryptocurrency has raised over $735 million in less than 24 hours of a public pre-sale. The new cryptocurrency which will be pegged to the South American nation’s vast oil reserves looks to change the game in both the world of US sanctions and the international crypto […]

Malaysian Company Set to Launch Gold-Backed Halal Cryptocurrency

The Malaysian company HelloGold is preparing to launch a new gold-backed cryptocurrency called GOLDX. The new crypto is set to become available for purchase later this year, in Thailand. While the use of cryptocurrencies is becoming hotly debated among world governments, it appears there is also a religions angle. Islamic banking systems […]

Russia’s Popular Telegram Messenger Jumps Into Cryptocurrency Market

Pavel Durov, the Russian entrepreneur behind the VK social media network and Telegram instant messenger and international calling service, has raised $850 to develop his own blockchain network that will serve as the transactional mechanism behind a new Telegram based cryptocurrency. Telegram has already revolutionised the instant messaging world through its […]