How to Trade Cryptocurrencies – The Basics of Investing in Digital Currencies

How to Trade Cryptocurrencies - The Basics of Investing in Digital Currencies

Whether it’s the idea of cryptocurrencies itself or diversification of their portfolio, people from all walks of life are investing in digital currencies. If you’re new to the concept and wondering what’s going on, here are some basic concepts and considerations for investment in cryptocurrencies.
  • What cryptocurrencies are available and how do I buy them?

With a market cap of over $200 billion, Bitcoin is the most established cryptocurrency.  Ethereum is second with a market cap of over $ 100 billion. Besides these two currencies, there are a number of other options as well, including Ripple ($ 50B),  Bitcoin Cash ($30B) Litecoin ($10B), and Cardano ($16B).    Continue reading “How to Trade Cryptocurrencies – The Basics of Investing in Digital Currencies”

Dubai’s sets New Guinness World Record for Largest Light and Sound Show on a Single Building

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The UAE once again captivated the world this New Year’s Eve with a dazzling spectacle to usher in 2018. Emaar’s ‘Light Up 2018’ Downtown Dubai celebration hosted more than a million visitors from across the world and reached an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide through live television broadcast and social media livestreams.   Continue reading “Dubai’s sets New Guinness World Record for Largest Light and Sound Show on a Single Building”

China opens World’s longest glass bridge

China opens World's longest glass bridge

China has officially unveiled the world’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge in Hebei Province’s Hongyagu – Scenic Area.

The 488 meter span (1,600 feet) bridge over a vertical drop of 218 meters (715 feet) doesn’t bring visitors to their trembling knees, there’s an added sway to test the nerves at this destination.   Continue reading “China opens World’s longest glass bridge”

Meet World’s Smallest Mobile Phone – Smaller Than a USB Drive, Lighter Than a Coin

The Zanco tiny t1 is being advertised as the world’s smallest mobile phone. It can fit into the tiniest of pockets, can store up to 300 numbers in its phone book and makes an adorable-yet-practical gift. And just in case you’re wondering, Zanco claims that it is indeed a fully-functional ‘talk and text mobile phone’, allowing users to make and receive calls, and exchange text messages.

world's smallest mobile phone

Zanco  has been making tiny mobile phones for many years now, but even to them the tiny t1 started out as a joke. The guys at Clubbit, a marketing company working with Zanco, were shown a prototype of the manufacturer’s Zanco Fly micro phone, and they were so blown away by its size that they asked if a smaller mobile phone was even possible. Zanco founder Shazad Talib said ‘we could probably make one half the size’. 18 months later, the Zanco tiny t1 became a reality.

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A Dubai Bakery Creates $27,000 “Game of Thrones” Cake

World’s Most Expensive Cake? Sure This Should BE…

As it seems… Tyrion Lannister isn’t just one of the most beloved characters on HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones”, he is also the inspiration behind one of the most expensive cakes ever made – a 70-pound work of art showing the Halfman sitting on the Iron Throne.

 

The ‘Broadway Bakery’, in Dubai, recently celebrated the new season of “Game of Thrones” by creating an incredibly detailed cake featuring everyone’s favorite imp, Tyrion Lannister. Made primarily of sugar paste and fondant, the edible masterpiece stands four feet tall and weighs a whopping 70 pounds, making it large enough to feed a crowd of 100 – 120 people. But who, apart from his sister Cersei, would have the heart to take a knife to this realistic model of Tyrion?

This should be Wold’s Most Expensive CAKE!!
All the edible swords that make up the Iron Throne had to be shaped and painted individually, before assembling the iconic chair, and Tyrion himself took even more work. The artists in charge of the project tried to get the tiniest details, down to his stubble and facial scars, just right. All in all, it took “2 expert cake artists accompanied by a team of 18 talented chefs working over a period of three weeks” to finish the cake.

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Saudi crown prince spends $300m on world’s most expensive home – the French Chateau Louis XIV

Saudi crown prince splashes $300m on world's most expensive home

It’s  been revealed that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin  Salman is the buyer of a French Chateau Louis XIV that became the world’s most expensive property when it sold for $300million in 2015.  Continue reading “Saudi crown prince spends $300m on world’s most expensive home – the French Chateau Louis XIV”

Russia warns US against escalation of tensions over North Korean nuclear program

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has warned about an escalation of tensions over the North Korean nuclear weapons program after Washington toughened its position on Pyongyang.

 

“It is sad that this powerful element of demands for further pressure on Pyongyang has once again appeared in the American position,” Ryabkov told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency on Saturday.    Continue reading “Russia warns US against escalation of tensions over North Korean nuclear program”

Meet The Indian Coal Field That Has Been Burning Continuously for Over 100 Years

One of India’s largest coal reserves, the Jharia coalfield, situated in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, is the site of one of the longest-burning fires in the world.  The area has been burning  for over 100 years continously.

Mining in the Jharia coalfields, which cover over 100 square miles, began in the late  1800s, under British rule.   The first detected fire broke out in 1916, but by the 1980s over 70 blazes had sprouted up, and none of them could be contained, let alone extinguished. As they were often deep underground, they were left to smolder in the hope that they would eventually burn out on their own. Unfortunately, a new mining operation in 1973  smothered that hope.

Indian oldest burning coal field

That year, Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India, started a large-scale opencast mining operation as a rapid and more cost-effective method of extraction. Local activist Ashok Agarwal explained to AL Jazeera , that this was when the fires took hold, with catastrophic consequences.

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Half of world’s people can’t get basic health services – says WHO

World Health Organization

 

WHO says half of the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford.

NAN reports that the UN said the world population was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion as of December 2017.  Continue reading “Half of world’s people can’t get basic health services – says WHO”

Trump to undergo physical examination in early 2018

Donald Trump

 

The White House has said that U.S. President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination while promising to allow the results to be released.   He  will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed, a military medical center, “scheduled for the first part of 2018,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.