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.
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US weighs unfreezing $1 billion in Iranian funds
The Biden administration is weighing unfreezing $1 billion in Iranian funds that the country could use for humanitarian relief, amid the negotiations for the US to reenter the 2015 nuclear deal and bring Iran back into compliance with its terms.
FEMA Says Los Angeles County Is Most Dangerous Area in America
While Los Angeles County may have sun, beaches, and nightlife, it’s also susceptible to a number of natural disasters.
In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated that the area is the most dangerous in the U.S. Deadline reports that FEMA determined the risk of every county in America based on 18 types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t considered, though Los Angeles has been dubbed “ground zero” for the virus.
The US is finally catching up on COVID-19 testing—but it’s not nearly enough
The US now has more than 787,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China, in December and now spreading on every continent save for Antarctica. Continue reading The US is finally catching up on COVID-19 testing—but it’s not nearly enough
The US is officially COVID-19′s epicenter
The US now has more than 85,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China in December and now spreading on every continent save for Antarctica. An increase of 15,000 known cases in just one day pushed the US past Italy and China, making it the new epicenter of the pandemic.
These 2 women are the first sisters ever to become Army generals
The US Army has plenty of famous examples of generals who were brothers. But sisters? Now that’s another story.
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Microwaves suspected in ‘sonic attacks’ on US diplomats in Cuba and China, scientists say
They’ve been described as “sonic attacks” — bizarre, unexplained head injuries that spurred the United States to bring home diplomatic staff from China and Cuba. Now scientists are saying the ailments could have been caused by microwave weapons.
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