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The development team of the zcash cryptocurrency has released new software that contains support elements of the network's planned Sapling upgrade, set to take place later this year. Sapling isn't the first hard fork for zcash on the horizon – that's Overwinter, which is slated for late June of this year...
Global trade is not just a question of moving merchandise from one point to another. Goods do need to move, but they do so through a web of intermediaries, each with distinct priorities and systems. Exporters, importers, banks, truckers, shippers, customs agents and regulators all require checks and verifications...
The UK’s data protection watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to release all the information it holds on US professor David Carroll, in a move that could pave the way for millions of Americans to request their data from the now-defunct analytics firm.The Information Commissioner’s Office on Friday ordered...
On the night of Britain’s last general election, Olly Robbins was with friends amid the green Chesterfield sofas in the Blue Boar pub, a Westminster watering hole. With a pint in hand, he watched as the first exit poll was announced. Shortly afterwards, as his colleagues settled in...
A cloud of flies buzz noisily around the carcass of a cow that is decomposing in a barren, grassless paddock.“She died of urea poisoning, which is a big risk when you don’t have any grass and have to feed cattle supplements,” said Ian Clifton, who has lost at...
The San Francisco-based ride-hailing app Lyft has kicked off what is expected to be a record-breaking race by tech companies to the public markets this year, posting IPO documents that show sharp growth in both revenues and losses. Lyft, which was founded in 2012 and operates in more...
SoftBank is in talks to pour $5bn into its giant technology fund on behalf of its employees, as the Japanese group scrambles to find ways to hit a $100bn fundraising target set for its so-called Vision Fund. According to multiple people briefed on the discussions, the move comes...
Having been abandoned by Airbus after the Brexit vote as a partner for the next generation of fighter jets, BAE Systems put on a brave face at the Farnborough Air Show on Monday. It unveiled a full-size model of what its planned Tempest fighter may look like in...
In the private room of an upscale cocktail bar in London’s West End last month, the head of one of Europe’s largest managers of specialist loan vehicles gave a triumphant speech.The speaker noted that the crowd was the biggest the firm’s annual party had ever drawn, the room...
For carmakers gathering this week at the Paris Motor Show, the road ahead is cluttered.Slowing sales, the rising costs of meeting new regulations, trade risks and the need to invest in new technologies are putting their global operations under increasing strain.While some of the most immediate challenges have...