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Bitcoin, Libra Heading for Social Media Showdown

Twitter’s cofounder and chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg have emerged as champions of two similar but opposing ideas: the internet needs its own currency, but one sees it as centralized, through Facebook, the other sees it as decentralised, through bitcoin, Billy Bambrough reported in Forbes. Zuckerberg appears

The Enigma of Bangladesh’s Economic Success

Bangladesh has been marred by tragedy including: the 1971 Liberation War, poverty, natural disasters—and now—one of the world's largest refugee crises after receiving an influx of 750,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar. However, with remarkably little international attention, Bangladesh has also become one of the world's economic success

‘We developed the first tool that can predict late AMD, non- invasively’

An animated conversation with Alauddin Bhuiyan, Chief Scientist and CEO of iHealthScreen Inc. Dr. Alauddin Bhuiyan is an inventor, innovator, computer scientist and with deep life science and medical technology expertise covering the spectrum of life science and med-tech. He is the founder of iHealthScreen Inc. and working for his company

BTRC REVISES VAS GUIDELINES FOR MOBILE OPERATORS

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will give permission to mobile phone operators under the proposed unified licence to run telecommunication Value Added Services (VAS) on their own and without entering into any partnership with foreign firms. All telecom operators will get the opportunity to provide VAS services directly under the

WHAT IS STOPPING INTEROPERABILITY AMONG THE MFS?

When it comes to interoperability, MFSs still have a long way to go. Currently, they cannot ‘talk’ to one another and customers on one network cannot pay people using another network. Being a relatively nascent market hasn’t prevented the mobile financial service (MFS) industry from making great advancements in recent years.

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS IGNORE NBR ORDER ON VAT AGENTS

Social media giants like Facebook, Google and YouTube are not interested in appointing VAT agents in Bangladesh though the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has asked them to appoint VAT agents and pay 15 per cent VAT on advertisement revenue to the government. “Two months have elapsed since the directive was

‘BANGLADESH HAS IMMENSE POTENTIAL ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY’

Interview of Dr Saifur Rahman, youngest tenured professor of world renowned Purdue University of USA The youngest tenured faculty in the world-renowned Krannert School of Management of Purdue University, USA – 37 year old Dr Mohammad Saifur Rahman speaks to The Independent about his life’s work, and how the new world

THE RIGHT TO BE LET ALONE

Some of you might not agree with me but in my opinion, it’s been a long time since there was a true generation gap, perhaps 50 years — you have to go back to the early years of rock and roll, when old people still talked about “jungle rhythms”. Everything

HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP PREVENT DENGUE SPREADING IN A CITY

As dengue outbreak is taking its toll on people’s lives here in the country, authorities and experts concerned are looking for every possible option to prevent the prevalence of the mosquito borne disease. Usage of technology—specifically crowd sourced data on the disease—could be an excellent weapon to find out the root

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