BETTER THAN BITCOIN? THIS MAN HAS A NEW PLAN TO DISRUPT THE FINANCE INDUSTRY

After working at IBM for almost a decade and cofounding the Launch School, an online software enterprise, Kevin Wang may have undertaken his most ambitious project to date with Nervos, a blockchain network poised to transform the financial services industry. As co-founder and researcher of token economics for Nervos, Wang is one of the leading minds behind the drive to a global blockchain revolution. < p style=”box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px none; list-style: outside none none; margin: 20px 0px; outline: none 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; width: 382.19px; color: rgb(34, 34,…

Nepal’s increased bullion import duty to help India reduce smuggling

The Nepal government’s decision to sharply increase import duty of gold and silver is expected to help both Nepal and India, as part of the volume imported by Nepalese jewellers enters India illegally, significantly squeezing their supplies. < p style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.6rem; font-weight: 300; margin: 0px 0px 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, ” times=”times” new=”new” roman=”roman” serif=”serif” =”text-decoration-color:” _16px=”_16px” normal=”normal” _2=”_2″ start=”start” _0px=”_0px” none=”none” initial=”initial”>The government of Nepal, which shares a porous border with India, had last week increased Customs duty on import of up to 50…

Tea output in the south drops by 10% on climate change, planters stressed

South Indian tea output has dropped by around 10 per cent to 225 million kg and is unlikely to recover this year. Planters say they are going through a stressful period due to climate change and their inability to fetch remunerative prices for their produce. According to United Planters’ Association of Southern India (Upasi), the apex body of planters of tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and pepper in the southern states, production of tea is estimated to be around 225 million kg as against an average output of 240-250 million kg.…