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This week Kraken Financial became the first crypto company to receive a banking charter under Wyoming’s Special Purpose Depository Institution statute. Join CEO David Kinitsky for a look at what it all means and how it’ll work with hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy. In the early days of Bitcoin, there...
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For the past 10 years, the government has reduced the Statistics South Africa budget by a cumulative R1.3-billion. These were part of broader budget cuts imposed by the treasury across government and were driven by flawed austerity policies that have proven unworkable elsewhere in the world.  In 2010, Stats SA adopted a new strategic direction...
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Curve, the robot decentralized exchange for stablecoins, is kicking off a new dividend program for holders of its governance token, CRV. “We’ll start moving towards a cashflow-based protocol because the numbers are too sweet to not do it,” Curve founder Michael Egorov told CoinDesk in an email. In order to participate in governance, users need...
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COMMENT Gender-based violence (GBV) is rife in South Africa and yet the attitude persists that violence between intimate partners or spouses is a private matter that should be handled within the family sphere. This perception is linked to the dismissiveness with which society and law enforcement agencies treat cases of GBV. Police officers are often...
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With Ethereum 2.0’s much-anticipated move to Proof-of-Stake getting closer, CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim spoke with Ethereum developer Danny Ryan and Liz Steininger, CEO of blockchain security company Least Authority on what users and investors should expect. The highly-anticipated launch of Ethereum 2.0 is expected to have little to no impact on users and decentralized...
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COMMENT Industrial action is an integral part of collective bargaining serving an important purpose of persuading the opposition in industrial disputes. Even the court in National Union of Mineworkers v Bader Bop 2003 found this to be so. The strength of trade unions lies greatly in collective organisation and industrial action. The format that industrial...
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Kraken became the first crypto exchange to win a U.S. banking license this week. Here’s why that matters.  On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at: DEXetition – Uniswap’s battle with SushiSwap heats up as the former dropped the UNI governance token in what some likened to a crypto stimulus check  The...
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The Benguela Current Convention (BCC) is a multi-sectoral initiative by Angola, Namibia and South Africa (parties) to spearhead regional collaboration for integrated management, sustainable development and protection of the environment, using an ecosystem approach to ocean governance in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME). The Secretariat of the BCC invites competent companies to submit...
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DeFi is short for “decentralized finance,” an umbrella term for a variety of financial applications in cryptocurrency or blockchain geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries. DeFi draws inspiration from blockchain, the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin, which allows several entities to hold a copy of a history of transactions, meaning it isn’t controlled by a...
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The government announced a major plan in November 2019 to address South Africa’s wastewater crisis and periodic drought conditions. It recognises that much of South Africa suffers from poor water management. The situation is so bad that last year the South African National Defence Force was dispatched to assist with sanitation repairs at various towns,...
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