Explained: What does Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade mean for investors

Bitcoin went through a major upgrade on Sunday that enables its blockchain to execute more complex transactions, potentially widening the virtual currency’s use cases and making it a little more competitive with Ethereum for processing smart contracts.Smart contracts are self-executing transactions whose results depend on pre-programmed inputs.The enhancement, called Taproot, is the most significant change to the bitcoin protocol since the SegWit (Segregated Witness) block capacity change in 2017. SegWit effectively increased the amount of transactions that could fit into a block by pulling data on signatures from bitcoin transactions.Noelle…

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Global wealth surges as China overtakes US to grab top spot

Net worth worldwide rose to $514 trillion in 2020, from $156 trillion in 2000, according to the study. China accounted for almost one-third of the increase. Its wealth skyrocketed to $120 trillion from a mere $7 trillion in 2000, the year before it joined the World Trade Organization, speeding its economic ascent.Did you miss our previous article… https://www.thevillageschoolofgaffney.org/?p=445 Octavio Lewiswww.thevillageschoolofgaffney.org

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The ultimate guide to why the COP26 summit ended in failure and disappointment (despite a few bright spots)

Was COP26 a failure? If we evaluate this on original goals, the answer is: it fell short. Two big items weren’t realised: renewing targets for 2030 that align with limiting warming to 1.5 degree Celsius, and an agreement on accelerating the phase-out of coal. But among the failures, there were important decisions and notable bright spots.Did you miss our previous article… https://www.thevillageschoolofgaffney.org/?p=430 Octavio Lewiswww.thevillageschoolofgaffney.org

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Explainer-China’s embattled developer Kaisa Group and the chairman behind it

Kaisa has more than $59 million in interest payments due on Thursday and Friday, with 30-day grace periods for both. It was not immediately known if Kaisa, which has already missed payments on some wealth management products at home, has made the dollar-bond coupon payments.Did you miss our previous article… https://www.thevillageschoolofgaffney.org/?p=421 Octavio Lewiswww.thevillageschoolofgaffney.org

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