2A US lawmaker has proposed a large-scale trial of government-backed digital cash. The Electronic Currency and Secure Hardware (ECASH) Act, introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to publicly…

This means that, despite the various options for making online payments, true digital cash doesn’t exist. This is not merely a theoretical distinction. Paper cash has been on the decline for years, a trend accelerated…

People use an ATM at a branch of Bank Leumi in Tel Aviv, Israel November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Corinna KernRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJERUSALEM, March 24 (Reuters) - Bank Leumi (LUMI.TA) will become…

Hey, everyone. Among the first signs of spring: a climate-change-induced increase in pollen and a rising new Covid variant. Can we have six more weeks of winter?The Plain ViewSergey Vasylchuk knew trouble was afoot when…

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Niki Proshin was already a year into making a living as a vlogger — he had a YouTube channel, a TikTok channel, and an Instagram. He also ran an online Russian…

Valeriya Ionan, a deputy minister at Ukraine’s Ministry for Digital Transformation, was breastfeeding her two-month-old son Mars when the first explosions boomed over Kyiv in the early hours of February 24. “I didn’t get at…