Australian Research School Launches Blockchain Course 

Blockchain education is beginning to get more ground across educational institutions, and Australia is the latest country to embrace the trend.  RMIT University, a research and educational institution in Australia, announced that it launched two postgraduate courses in blockchain and cybersecurity. As the announcement explained, the courses will be coming in partnership with tech giant IBM, cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks, and local independent innovation hub Stone & Chalk. 

Meeting the Increasing Demand for Cybersecurity and Blockchain Professionals

IMB has built a name for itself in the blockchain sector, with several innovations to boast of across the space. As RMIT’s press release explained, the courses will tentatively begin in October 2020, and should run for about nine months. The university explained that it launched the course in response to a growing demand for expertise in both fields as the global business landscape continues to shift online.

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What to Do if Your Car Gets Totaled After an Accident

You’re involved in a collision, and your car is towed away. You’re lucky to only have minor scratches and bruises, but the loss of your car is weighing heavily on your mind. Find out what happens when your car is totaled and what you should do.

Contact your insurance company

Once you’ve received any necessary medical attention, call your insurance company right away. Your agent is the expert that you need, and they’re prepared to help start the claims process and walk you through the next steps. The agent will ask you questions that help file your insurance claim. If you have access to your damaged vehicle and you’re able to safely take photos of the car, do so and send them to your agent.

When speaking with the agent, be sure to ask for a list of auto body shops that are approved to make a determination on the … Read more

Crypto Executive Sees DeFi’s Prominence as Key to Stablecoins’ Growth

Tyler Winklevoss, the co-founder and co-chief executive of the Gemini Trust Foundation, has weighed in on the potential for stablecoins to achieve mass adoption.

In a recent interview, the crypto executive explained that the emergence of this fledgling asset class would depend significantly on that of the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector – primarily with traditional finance.

DeFi and Stablecoin Growth in Tandem

Tyler shared his views while appearing in an interview with Camilla Russo from The Defiant. While there, he explained that Wall Street would need to embrace DeFi to kick off the stablecoin race.

“When Wall Street wants to start investing in decentralized finance, they’ll need a currency. When a decentralized Real Estate Investment Trust pays off a dividend or a stock, is it going to pay it to investors in Ether? Probably not because of the volatility, but in a stablecoin.”

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How to Prepare for a Tornado [Infographic]

While many people think tornadoes impact only the Midwest, every state in the country is vulnerable to tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Approximately 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, causing an average of $24,000 in home damage and $4,000 in auto damage.

Stay prepared and informed of severe weather drills in your state by checking the official severe weather preparedness dates. These drills are typically conducted before tornado season begins in each state.

Preparing your car before a tornado strikes

If the area you live in is under a tornado watch, which means that tornadoes are possible in the nearby area, move your car into a garage or away from any trees. Do not, however, attempt to do this if conditions are unsafe or if your area … Read more

Myanmar’s Crypto Insiders Remain Resolute Amid the Central Bank’s Crypto Ban 

Despite the push for adoption, cryptocurrency regulations across the world have been subject to widespread confusion. With every country free to pursue its own means of regulatory clarity, several have failed to do what they must to ensure a free and enabling environment. The latest appears to be Myanmar.

There’s No Ban in Myanmar’s Constitution

Last week, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) issued an official announcement banning cryptocurrencies from its commercial space. As the statement explained, commercial banking institutions across the country should cease to accept or conduct transactions in digital currencies.

The announcement explicitly states that the government of Myanmar doesn’t recognize digital assets as official currency. Summarily, anyone caught trading with them could get a fine or a prison sentence.

Going deeper, the bank explained that it had noticed digital assets like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether being traded from personal Facebook profiles. As explained, these activities are Read more