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Bitcoin falls at high speed as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

The Chinese government has intensified its crackdown on cryptocurrencies by declaring that all crypto-related transactions are “illegal”. Yesterday, Bitcoin fell by 5.49 percent to about $42,000, while ethereum slumped by 7.71 percent to $2,899, according to data from coinmarketcap.com. In May, the Chinese government pledged to crack down on Bitcoin […]

President Biden appoints John Dabiri, Nigerian-American, to US advisory council on science and technology

John Dabiri, a Nigerian-American aeronautical engineer, has been appointed as a member of the US president’s council of advisors on science and technology. The appointment was disclosed in a statement issued by the White House on Wednesday. Dabiri, who is currently a professor of aeronautics and mechanical engineering at the […]

China bans reality talent shows

China banned reality talent programmes today and ordered broadcasters to promote more masculine representations of men, in a wide-ranging crackdown on “immoral” pop culture Beijing believes is leading young people astray. Talent shows that put hundreds of aspiring young performers through rigorous boot camps and subject them to public votes […]