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Should Lady Mary Crawley inherit Downton Abbey? If she could, of course, the plot of the television series would have lacked its main driver. The search for the distant male relation who is heir to the title and the estate that goes with it, and his welcome into...
Investor inflows to computer-powered “quantitative” hedge funds have halved this year to the most sluggish pace since 2009, after a spate of poor performance from many of the industry’s biggest players.So-called “quants” use a wide array of approaches, from taking advantage of tiny arbitrage opportunities in stock markets...
Europe and the UK will both suffer unless strong defence ties are maintained after Brexit, the chief executive of Italian defence group Leonardo has warned. “Europe will be weaker without a very strong connection on the defence side with the UK, and the UK will be weaker,” Alessandro...
Yin Wu is the founder of Dirt Protocol, a protocol for decentralized information curation that aims to organize the world’s data and make it freely accessible. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. In 2018, the...
Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. As anger has grown over the power wielded by internet...
On my tombstone may be engraved the word “Heathrow.” As transport secretary I endorsed the third runway a decade ago and until recently as chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, I campaigned hard for it. Monday is the day it might actually happen, if the House of Commons...
Microsoft has just rolled out an additional consensus mechanism for clients building ethereum-based apps on Azure that does away with mining. Called "proof-of-authority," the mechanism notably replaces the proof-of-work mining process that is common in public blockchains. However, it is only applicable in a permissioned network scenario – that is,...
BT is in advanced talks with Philip Jansen, the co-chief executive of Worldpay, to take over as chief executive of the company.Mr Jansen said last week that he would leave Worldpay, which has merged with US rival Vantiv, by the end of the year. Stumbling blocks remain in...
April 29, 2018 Print this page With power comes responsibility. China is already a great power, not least as a lender for development, notably in support of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. Chinese institutions and multilateral bosies under its influence have become significant creditors of emerging and developing...
Do you have a business but don't know where to turn to for more customers? Try the Internet! You probably already know that almost everyone is connected online one way or another, and so it would be a good idea to market to those people. If the question is...