THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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Understanding cryptocurrencies: What’s to like, and what’s to fear

A virtual currency is a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded and functions as (a) a medium of exchange, and/ or (b) a unit of account, and/or (c) a store of value, but, unlike fiat currency like the rupee…


Airspeeder — Radical 21st Century Electric Flying Motorcycle

These are the times we’re living in, when flying electric motorcycles are being tested and raced. Well, we’re getting to that point, with the Airspeeder Mk. IV leading the way. Bet you didn’t know you wanted one before seeing…


We only have one planet, but we’re still using it up too fast

Celebrating the first moon landing provided a reminder that we have only one Earth. Our blue planet is situated in one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, made up of billions of stars and planets, far from the centre of the galaxy…


The new electricity boom: renewable energy makes staggering leap but can it last?

Nearly 3.5 gigawatts of large-scale clean energy projects were built in 2018. In capacity terms, this is more than twice the scale of Hazelwood, the giant Victorian brown coal plant that shut abruptly a couple of years ago, and it…


NEW ZEALAND GETS SERIOUS ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO

Recently, food giant Nestle announced it will begin using blockchain technology to manage its supply chain and food tracking operations in New Zealand. This innovation, developed in collaboration with open-source…


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