This week, America’s first blockchain-based stock exchange obtained regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange. In a the SEC uploaded to its website on late Thursday evening, it said the (BSTX) could use the nascent technology to offer faster trade settlements. Compared to a traditional exchange where it typically takes two days to settle a trade, BSTX will offer same-day and next-day settlements. It will also use a private blockchain to offer a market feed that will allow members to see their own trades, as well as that of others, on an anonymous basis.
While residents of Tonga struggle to recover from a devastating volcanic explosion that smothered the Pacific island nation with ash and swamped it with water, scientists are trying to better understand the global effects of the eruption.
They already know the answer to one crucial question: Although it appeared to be the largest eruption in the world in three decades, the explosion of the Hunga volcano on Saturday will very likely not have a temporary cooling effect on the global climate, as some past enormous eruptions have.
At a remote region in southwestern Ethiopia, the Omo River and its long-vanished tributaries have laid bare rugged bluffs and hillsides, exposing a layer cake of ancient sediments and the trapped remains of early humans. Before the Covid pandemic, Céline Vidal and colleagues journeyed to this site known as the Kibish Formation to work in scorching temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, picking through the ashes of ancient volcanic eruptions to learn more about some of the oldest members of our species.
An all-Black unit of World War I fighters who fought German soldiers and American racism as part of a segregated U.S. Army more than a century ago will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
The Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Aug. 25.
Ulysse Nardin has always been a brand that nurtured its creative side. In order to give itself extensive freedom to express itself, it also has to be technologically very advanced. The two combined have resulted in some of the most extraordinary timepieces, of which the Blast Free Wheel is one. It takes mechanical watchmaking to new heights by presenting it completely different from what we are used to.