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Economic impact of Ebola shrouded in mystery

Ebola

Ebola's economic impact

MORE than 1,900 people have so far died from Ebola in the four affected west African countries, but many more will suffer the economic consequences. …

Ebola crisis: The economic impact

<b>With more than 1,300 reported deaths from Ebola in West Africa, the virus continues to be an urgent health crisis, but it is also having a devastating impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.</b><p>"The economy has been deflated by 30% because of Ebola," Sierra Leone's Agriculture …

Disease

World Bank: Ebola's Economic Impact Could Be 'Catastrophic'

The economic impact of Ebola could grow eight-fold if the virus continues to spread significantly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the World …

Genomes reveal start of Ebola outbreak

When the young woman arrived at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone in late May, she had high fever and had just miscarried. The hospital …

Disease

Ebola Virus: Everything you need to know

A one-stop source for news and analysis about the deadly virus that is killing thousands in West Africa<p><b>Ebola is:</b><p>A contagious and often fatal viral …

What’s missing in the Ebola fight in West Africa

<i>Jim Yong Kim is president of the World Bank. Paul Farmer is the Kolokotrones University professor at Harvard University. Farmer and Kim, who are infectious disease physicians, co-founded the nonprofit organization Partners in Health.</i><p>If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia …

Disease modelers project a rapidly rising toll from Ebola

Alessandro Vespignani hopes that his latest work will turn out to be wrong. In July, the physicist from Northeastern University in Boston started …

Group 3

The commissioner of the Texas State Securities Board issued anemergency order last week barring a private energy exploration company from accepting …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: speculative bubble or currency of the future?

The last few weeks have been complicated for the bitcoin, the virtual currency created in 2009 by an anonymous programmer under the pseudonym of …

DAMODARAN: 3 Things Need To Happen For Bitcoin To Be Successful

CNBC<p>Valuation expert and NYU professor Aswath Damodaran finally waded into Bitcoin territory in his latest blog post to rule on the cryptocurrency's …

Bitcoin

MtGox bitcoin plunges as website disappears

TOKYO – The website of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange MtGox went down on Tuesday after the value of the virtual unit sank to about a quarter of …

Nvidia could be set to trump AMD in the battle of cryptocurrency mining

New Maxwell architecture could boost mining performance with half the power usage<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Nvidia could be set to become the preferred vendor for …

The great hiccup

IN MOST businesses, a small coding error is a minor problem. With Bitcoin, an online “cryptocurrency”, a fairly simple flaw seems to have cost $5.3 …

Bitcoin Exchange Prices Plummet as Investors Brace for Bankruptcy

A week after Mt. Gox said it would temporarily prevent customers from removing their bitcoins from its online bitcoin exchange, the site has become …

FutureWorld (FWDG) Acquires Bitcoin Labs

St. Petersburg, FL, Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FutureWorld (OTCQB:FWDG), a U.S. Diversified Holding Company formed to capitalize on the …

Buying into Bitcoin

These are certainly interesting questions, but they are diverting attention from far more important discussions about Bitcoin’s potential to drive …

Bitcoin

National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) issues warning on dangers associated with bitcoin

Another central bank has come out against Bitcoin (BTC). This time, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) issued a statement that informed its citizens …

How To Use Bitcoin To Shop At Amazon, Home Depot, CVS And More

Two of the country’s biggest names in e-commerce, Overstock.com and TigerDirect.com, earned themselves some press (and perhaps goodwill from the tech crowd) with their recent decisions to start accepting Bitcoin as payment.<p>Now, though, users of the controversial peer-to-peer digital system can …

Dogecoin Founder Rejects $500,000 Investment Offers

We’ve talked about Dogecoin — a Bitcoin-like virtual currency that started as a bit of fun — having potential as a micro-currency for transactions and ‘tipping’ on the Internet (more on that below), and it seems like it is gaining credibility among investors. Dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer says he …

The world’s most popular digital currencies

While Bitcoin steals headlines and the bulk of the world’s attention when it comes to digital currency – other cryptocurrencies, or “altcoins”, have …

Cryptocurrency

Future Tense event recap: There's more to bitcoin than volatility and PR stunts.

In May 2013, <i>Forbes</i> editor Kashmir Hill undertook an experiment: to live on bitcoin, the cryptocurrency currently in vogue, for a week. Finding …

Baystreet.ca

Bitcoin's transaction malleability rattles system

No matter the currency, the idea of "transaction malleability" would put anyone on edge.<p>The exchange of money should be final unless both parties say otherwise, but the bitcoin community has been rattled by that exact ambiguity.<p>A weakness in the open-source computer code has plagued the most …