Nic Fildes, Telecoms Correspondent May 15, 2018 Print this page When Vittorio Colao took over as chief executive of Vodafone in 2008, he inherited a company in danger of imploding.The tenure of his predecessor Arun Sarin had been marked by a botched attempt to buy the mobile operator AT&T Wireless of...
The Winklevoss twins' Gemini digital currency exchange has become the first in New York to receive a license to trade the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash. Alongside the news, Gemini announced support for trading zcash on Monday. Starting from May 19, Gemini users will be able to start depositing zcash (ZEC) into their...
Identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has closed a $7 million Series A round led by HCM Capital, the investing arm of the Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group. According to Tuesday's announcement, Foxconn is "exploring deployments" of software developed by Cambridge Blockchain to improve the management of connected devices and global supply...
HTC blazed trails in the late 2000s by bringing a smartphone to market based on the Android operating system. Now it wants to do the same with blockchain. The Taiwanese electronics maker on Tuesday unveiled the Genesis smartphone, which would serve as both a mobile connecting point to the...
Mure Dickie in Edinburgh May 15, 2018 Print this page The Scottish parliament on Tuesday voted emphatically to deny its consent for the UK’s Brexit legislation, deepening a constitutional dispute that threatens to complicate preparations for leaving the EU. The 93 to 30 vote in the parliament at Holyrood left only the...
Italy’s far-right League is pressing the anti-establishment Five Star Movement to embrace tougher positions towards the EU, as a split between the two populist parties over their approach to Europe convulsed their talks to form a government.Matteo Salvini, the League’s leader, has been more confrontational towards Brussels than...
There are few things the cryptocurrency community loves more than outspokenness - except, perhaps, putting your money where your mouth is. Jesse Powell, CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, donated $1 million to the nonprofit Coin Center on Monday night at the advocacy organization's annual gala in New York City....
Ripple has launched an initiative that aims to give entrepreneurs in the blockchain space a better start in business - as long as they boost its own ecosystem. Announced Monday, Xpring (pronounced "spring") will to invest in, acquire and provide grants to "serious" projects and companies run by "proven"...
Blockchain startup VeChain announced Tuesday that it is expanding its working relationship with global registrar DNV GL after the latter invested in the startup. While the firms did not reveal the details of the deal, VeChain CEO Sunny Lu told CoinDesk that the companies would continue their partnership, which...
Gavin Jackson in London May 15, 2018 Print this page Real wages increased for the first time for a yearData reinforces interest rate cautionEmployment of UK nationals rose, while EU workers left the workforceDeclining productivity should be “a wake-up call” for the UK, business leaders warned after new data showed it...