More than half of transportation and logistics professionals still use a pen and paper to manage their supply chain — here’s how blockchain could change that

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Blockchain is seemingly being explored by innovation teams in every corner of every industry. This includes the logistics industry, which, despite continuing on an impressive upward trajectory […]

Stephen Hawking’s last paper on black holes is now online

Stephen Hawking never stopped trying to unravel the mysteries surrounding black holes — in fact, he was still working to solve one of them shortly before his death. Now, his last research paper on the subject is finally available online through pre-publication website ArXiV, thanks to his co-authors from Cambridge and Harvard. It’s entitled Black […]

US human rights allegations against China incite Muslim extremism – govt paper

The recent request by some US lawmakers to sanction Chinese officials over their alleged abuse of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang can be seen by extremists as a call to action, China’s state-run tabloid said. The Global Times, an influential Chinese tabloid, published by the Communist Party’s Peoples’ Daily newspaper, warned Washington against applying its […]

When paper money goes to zero value: Venezuelan hyperinflation explained (PHOTO)

Inflation in Venezuela this year could top one million percent, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts. This gallery puts the buying power of today’s bolivar into perspective. A kilogram of meat costs 9,500,000 bolivars, or the equivalent of $ 1.45. A 2.4 kg chicken is worth 14,600,000 bolivars, or $ 2.22. A 1kg packet of […]

Iran, Venezuela & Turkey reveal gold’s true value when paper money becomes worthless – analyst to RT

The world will inevitably dip into crisis, with gold and silver again emerging as real money, Claudio Grass, an independent precious metals adviser and Mises ambassador told RT. “People today, especially in the West, have forgotten that paper money used to be a mere property title for a certain amount of gold or silver. Today, […]

Woman who once bought bitcoins for $300,000 cash in paper bags sent to prison

Enlarge (credit: S3studio/Getty Images) A woman who for years went by the name “Bitcoin Maven” on localbitcoins.com—a peer-to-peer website for buying and selling anonymous bitcoins in-person—was sentenced Monday to 366 days in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and a $ 20,000 fine. While selling bitcoins is not inherently illegal, doing so in such […]

Switzerland chooses gold bullion over paper wealth backed by US dollar

Another country is betting on physical gold. Switzerland’s pension fund has boosted its investments in bullion, switching from the paper-backed securities in US dollars. Read more “The Swiss government Pension System decided to change from paper gold in the amount of 700 million CHF into physical gold and store it in Switzerland. The 700 million […]

‘Nothing more terrifying than hearing shooter reload from under your desk’ – Maryland paper survivor

A crime reporter who witnessed his colleagues being shot at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper and then waited under his desk for the gunman to pick the next victim, posted a harrowing description of the attack on Twitter. Five people were killed and several others gravely injured at the offices of Capital Gazette in Annapolis on […]

In a blow to e-voting critics, Brazil suspends use of all paper ballots

Enlarge / An electronic voting machine used in Brazil. (credit: Aranha et al.) In a blow to electronic-voting critics, Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended the use of all paper ballots in this year’s elections. The ruling means that only electronic ballot boxes will be used, and there will be no voter-verified paper trail that officials […]