Elon Musk’s idea for Twitter

I have an idea for a blockchain media system that does both payments and short text messages links like Twitter. Musk finally conceding to buy the social network at the original proposed price of $54.20. Things get more interesting in…

US Coal Prices Soar Above $200

Bloomberg said spot coal prices for the week ending Sept. 30 increased to $204.95 per ton. Data was sourced from US Energy Information Administration, which said this was the highest price in records dating back to 2005. The energy-market shockwaves from Russia’s invasion…

Gas Starts Flowing To Poland Via New Baltic Pipeline From Norway

Natural gas started flowing to Poland through the new Baltic Pipe pipeline from Norway via the Baltic Sea on the morning of Oct. 1, Polish gas pipeline operator Gaz-System said. “Promises made over six years ago have been kept,” Gaz-System said, according…

Poland formally demands $1.2 trillion in damages from Germany

Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau signed a diplomatic note to Germany on Monday that finalizes demands for compensation for the damages from the Nazi invasion and occupation during World War II. Warsaw is seeking $1.2 trillion, but the claim has…

US Hits Chinese Firms With New Sanctions Over Iranian Oil

The US has slapped new sanctions on Chinese firms related to Iran’s petrochemical and petroleum trade, after years of reports of Chinese tankers engaged in sanctions-busting activity, and at a moment that a finalized restored JCPOA nuclear deal has all but…

BYD sets prices for EV models intended for Europe

Chinese giant BYD, seeking to fast establish a name in Europe, disclosed tentative prices  for three full-electric passenger vehicles to be delivered in six European countries. The Atto 3, a compact crossover, will be sold for 38,000 euros. Two midsize models,…

Russia One Step Closer To Using Crypto In International Trade

The Russian Ministry of Finance and its central bank have agreed on a draft bill allowing bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments for international trade settlements, per a report from Russian news outlet Tass. The bill “as a whole writes out how…

Syria Demands Compensation For Oil Losses In UN Speech

In a rare plea before the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Syria’s top diplomat demanded compensation for oil and gas stolen by the United States, as well as its monumental energy losses over the course of the 11-year long war….

New Zealand Prime Minister Calls For A Global Censorship System

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the latest liberal leader to call for an international alliance to censor speech. Unsatisfied with the unprecedented corporate censorship of social media companies, leaders like Hillary Clinton have turned from private censorship to good old-fashioned…