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Latino non-profit faces questions over big money, involvement in immigrant kids’ housing

June 22, 2018 |

For decades, the Latino-run nonprofit charity was the belle of the ball.
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Answers in One Mystery Lead to More Questions

June 22, 2018 |

What appeared to be a straightforward suicide case morphed into what’s been called “one of northeast Ohio’s biggest mysteries,” involving a long-dead boy, identity theft, and a war hero turned deadbeat dad. Now, per the Plain Dealer , the cold case has been (somewhat) solved, largely thanks to Peter Elliott, a…
Newser

CFPB nominee Kathy Kraninger faces questions on her role in ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

June 19, 2018 |

Two Senate Democrats want to know what role Kathy Kraninger, who is President Trump’s choice to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, played in the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy as a White House aide.

Kraninger oversees the budgets for the Department of Homeland…


L.A. Times – Business

Regulator to face questions over unauthorized accounts in banking industry

June 13, 2018 |

The nation’s top bank regulator has found evidence that institutions other than Wells Fargo & Co. may have created accounts without customers’ authorization — and a prominent Democrat wants the regulator to name names.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, the ranking Democrat on the Senate banking committee,…


L.A. Times – Business

Ivanka Trump’s foreign-trademark victories raise conflict of interest questions

May 29, 2018 |

Ivanka Trump’s brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, the Associated Press has found.

On Sunday, China granted the first daughter’s company final approval for its 13th trademark in the last three…


L.A. Times – Business

All Questions on the Royal Nuptials, Answered Here

May 19, 2018 |

If you just woke up to the realization that there’s a major media event going on—i.e., the Meghan Markle-Prince Harry wedding on the other side of the pond—and also to the realization you really don’t know much about the ins and outs of royal weddings, the New…
Newser

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed Questions

May 18, 2018 |

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed Questions

Mathematics questions pertaining to bitcoin have been included in recent high school matriculation examinations in the Netherlands. Approximately 200,000 Dutch students are estimated to have taken the OVW exam, a mandatory test for students seeking tertiary education in the Netherlands, which included five bitcoin-themed questions.

Also Read: Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights”

Dutch High School Examinations Feature Bitcoin-Themed Maths Questions

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed QuestionsAccording to a rough translation of the examination paper circulating on Reddit, students were given the following question introduction:

“Bitcoin is a digital currency that only exists online. It has existed since January 1st, 2009, and can be used as payment method in webstores and for other online services. Bitcoin is not, like standard money, made by a central bank. Instead, all bitcoin that exist are created by having computers participate in solving specific mathematical problems. This works as follows: everyone can run special software on his or her computer that participates in solving such a mathematical problem. The owner of the computer that solves the problem receives 25 (newly created) bitcoin as a reward. Because it was the case that in 2014 such a problem is solved every 10 minutes, 25 new bitcoins were created every 10 minutes. On January 1st, there were (approximately) 12.2 million bitcoin.”

Following from the preceding introduction, students were asked to solve five different mathematical problems. The questions asked that students “calculate in what year the amount of bitcoin exceeded 18 million,” “calculate from which year on the reward will be less than one bitcoin,” “determine the maximal amount of bitcoin that can be in circulation,” in addition to posing addition problems based on the formula used to employed to solve the aforementioned questions.

Netherlands Warming to Cryptocurrency

Dutch High School Exam Features Bitcoin-Themed QuestionsThe test has been offered to students following increasing recognition of cryptocurrency on the part of Holland’s institutions.

During March, the Court of Amsterdam determined that bitcoin possesses “properties of wealth” whilst adjudicating a civil rights case between an individual seeking repayment from an unfulfilled contract pertaining to bitcoin mining. The court concluded that “bitcoin represents a value and is transferable” and “thus shows characteristics of a property right. A claim for payment in Bitcoin is, therefore, to be regarded as a claim that qualifies for verification.”

Earlier this month, the ambassador of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Rob van Gijzel, presented a national blockchain research agenda, which had been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The ministry had created a designated committee, TopTeam ICT, tasked with analyzing the potential legal, economic, and ethical implications of distributed ledger technology in the Netherlands.

Do you think that more schools across the world will seek to integrate themes pertinent to bitcoin into examinations as cryptocurrency adoption grows? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Trump team’s talks in China raise both questions and fears of a trade war

May 6, 2018 |

Even by President Trump’s unpredictable and bare-knuckles style of negotiating, his economic team’s visit to Beijing in recent days to confront China on trade was both bewildering and, for many in both countries and beyond, worrisome.

Worrisome because the two-day meeting that concluded Friday…


L.A. Times – Business

Manafort Case: Judge Questions Mueller’s Powers

May 4, 2018 |

The indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort took center stage in federal court on Friday and things got a bit testy. US District Court Judge T.S. Ellis tartly asked Robert Mueller’s prosecution team to explain how their indictment of Manafort on financial charges relates to Mueller’s investigation…
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Mueller’s Questions for Trump Leaked

May 1, 2018 |

President Trump is not happy about a story involving three of his least favorite things: the Robert Mueller investigation, leakers, and the New York Times . Trump denounced the “Russian Witch Hunt” early Tuesday after the Times reported on a leaked list of around four dozen questions that Mueller wants to…
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