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Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

Like many of my peers, my first introduction to cryptocurrency came when I read a buzzy article about how a teenager became an overnight millionaire by investing in Bitcoin. Soon, that one astonishing account rippled into thousands of success stories, and it wasn’t long until the internet was …

Cryptocurrency

India using Vietnam to access West Pacific

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang's trip to India came just weeks after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's visit. Although …

China

An expert explains: ‘China’s India anxiety is inseparable from its deep Pakistan ties’

The author of a new book on the covert action arm of the ISI, Steve Coll tells The Indian Express about the Chinese role in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and …

National Security

Reckoning With Xi's Power Play

Something rare has happened in recent weeks: A longstanding paradigm was abruptly upended. The optimistic view of China’s rise held by many in the West has given way to alarm. For the U.S. and its allies, hope of cooperation with Beijing is fading while fear of conflict is rising.<p>In the early 1990s …

Indian Navy’s MILAN ’18: Towards Steadier Waters in Indo-Pacific

India is hosting its week-long biennial naval engagement, MILAN 2018, in Port Blair on Tuesday, 6 March, and 16 navies from across the Indo-Pacific …

China

Can India ‘make China behave itself’? New Delhi bolsters defense partnership with Vietnam

NEW DELHI — As it keeps a watchful eye on its neighbor China, India is further cementing defense ties with Vietnam for the joint production and …

India

In Crypto We Trust: Bitcoin Proves Strong and Steady Amidst Trade War Fears

Opinion<p>Posted: Mar 07, 2018 10:00 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>On the heels of …

Stock Markets

Macron is visiting India at a time when France is reclaiming the mantle of Europe’s leader

<b>The visit is an opportunity for India to assess of the future of the European project and the challenges in the US-Europe transatlantic …

Geopolitics

An Indo-French maritime partnership

For New Delhi, a nautical pact with France sends a strong message to India’s geopolitical antagonists in maritime Asia

Military

Russia and China Test Arctic Boundaries

OSLO: In 2016, two seemingly unrelated incidents unfolded in remote and vulnerable parts of Europe. One view might suggest the events, efficiently …

China says resolve to protect peace, stability in South China Sea unshakeable

China’s resolve to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea is unshakeable, foreign minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.<p>Speaking on the …

China

The US just sent an aircraft carrier to Vietnam — and Russia should be worried

In what is the first visit to Vietnam by an American warship since 1975, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS <i>Carl Vinson</i> (CVN 70) has arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam for a port visit. The last time American carriers visited Vietnam was during Operation Frequent Wind, an evacuation from Saigon before …

Xi Jinping's Military Might

The annual session of China’s rubber-stamp legislature opened this week, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced an 8.1% increase in defense spending, the largest in three years. Lawmakers are expected to approve the military budget and constitutional changes to let supreme leader Xi Jinping serve …

China’s Military Revolution: Smarter, Better, Faster, Smaller

Bottom Line: With the stated national goal of achieving ‘great power status,' China's military modernization efforts have contributed to rising …

China

Are China and Russia challenging US military dominance?

China is strengthening its military might, while Russia is asserting its foreign policy influence. IISS expert Bastian Giegerich talks to DW about …

Military

The Centre’s clampdown on cryptocurrencies betrays lack of understanding of the technology

The income-tax department recently clamped down on cryptocurrency exchanges and investors due to fears that these currencies may be used to launder …

Cryptocurrency

Here's Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Still Crashing

Cryptocurrencies have lost $80 billion in market value in one day.<p>Bitcoin (BTC-USD) is having another rough day on Monday, down by nearly 13% to less …

What’s A Blockchain? Explaining The Technology Behind Bitcoin

The tech industry is loaded with buzzwords. This app disrupts <i>this</i>, this program gamifies <i>that</i>. So when you hear about the “blockchain” you might assume that it’s similar jargon. Another hot term which no one really understands. But though the latter part of that sentence might be true, the word …

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 27

<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every</i> …

Bitcoin’s profitability dwarfed by cryptocurrency rivals Ripple, Ethereum

Bitcoin may be the most famous cryptocurrency but, despite a dizzying rise, it’s not the most lucrative one and far from alone in a universe that …

Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $19,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

E.U. Leaders Reject Netanyahu on Jerusalem Recognition

LONDON — Emboldened by President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Benjamin Netanyahu paid the first visit to the European Union headquarters by an Israeli prime minister in 22 years on Monday, to seek similar endorsement from the 28-nation bloc.<p>The answer, though, was clear: no.<p>…

Israel

Why China Won't Cut Off North Korea’s Oil Lifeline

With North Korea advancing its ballistic missile capability, boasting it can strike anywhere in the U.S., President Donald Trump is pressing China to …

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday, declaring their work largely done.<p>Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the announcement during a surprise …

Middle East

The New Great Game moves from Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

From Asia Times<p>- Advertisement -<p><b>Is the world's center of gravity shifting to the heart of the Indo-Pacific -- a new pivot to Asia?</b><p>India on the …

China

Amid China's naval build-up, India begins project to build 6 nuclear-powered submarines

India has kick-started an ambitious project to build six nuclear-powered attack submarines that is expected to boost the Navy's overall strike …

Military

India alarmed by China's plan to deploy warships in Gwadar

New Delhi/Beijing - The proposed deployment of Chinese warships at the Gwadar port in Pakistan has raised serious concerns in New Delhi, reported …

China

China showcases jet fighters on South China Sea island

China claims almost all of the South China Sea but Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have counter claims over the waterway.<p>By: | …

China

To Stop North Korea, Act Like Israel

The news last week from the Korean Peninsula about yet another ballistic missile launch was déjà vu all over again. This one had an estimated range of 8,100 miles — long enough to hit Washington, D.C., or anywhere else in the continental United States. President Trump responded with angry tweets, …