Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has welcomed Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, describing the South African billionaire as ‘the singular solution I trust,’ and adding: ‘I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness

‘Details on logistics, dates, safety message measures, and how we work will be coming soon from Pat and Tracy to whom I am deeply grateful, along with the amazing cross functional team that carried us through the past two years.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved creation of the merchant code on Friday following pressure from gun-control activists who say it will help track suspicious weapons purchases.

Bitcoin mining is mostly unregulated and opaque, with few centralised bodies gathering data. The Cambridge study was based on data on the geographical spread of mining across the world and the energy mix of individual countries.

PayPal’s move will allow refugees and Ukrainians to receive funds from friends and family members in the United States and elsewhere, and could also be used to transfer social payments by governments in the future, said Vladyslav Rashkovan, Ukraine’s alternative executive director at the International Monetary Fund.

The process guzzles electricity, with its heavy reliance on polluting fossil fuels such as coal drawing criticism from policymakers, investors and environmentalists who worry over its impact on global warming.

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) — Bitcoin is struggling to go green, with the cryptocurrency making only slim gains in its usage of sustainable energy in the year to January, research by Cambridge university showed on Tuesday.

Mr Trump first criticised the London leader in 2016 for his response to the London Bridge terror attacks, then during a visit to the UK in 2019 called Mr Khan a ‘stone cold loser’ who had failed to manage crime rates in the capital.

‘And thank you to the tweeps who have in office roles, like our data centres, who have been coming into work for the past two years and continue to show up for us and our customers every single day.

Rashkovan said he spoke with some Ukrainians on the street outside his office about the new capability and they immediately opened an account at website to send money to their relatives.

PayPal Chief Executive Dan Schulman told Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov in a letter that Ukrainians would also be able to transfer funds from their PayPal accounts to eligible credit and debit cards.

Ahead of the meeting, staff were asked to submit questions, and many were asking about a possible forced return to the office for the all-remote workforce. Others fretted about their shares, journalist Yashar Ali reported. 

The Tesla boss has said he will reverse the ban imposed on the former US leader as part of his plan to make permanent account suspensions a ‘rare thing’, if Mr Musk’s £34.5 billion takeover deal is finalised later this year.

Yet fossil fuels made up some 62% of bitcoin’s energy mix in January 2022, the latest data available, versus 65% a year earlier, the research by the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) showed.

President Joe Biden has called for Congress to pass an assault weapons ban as well as $37 billion for crime prevention programs, with $13 billion to hire and train an additional 100,000 police officers over the next five years.

(Reporting by Mrinmay Dey in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Raju Gopalakrishnan)

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) — PayPal Holdings Inc on Thursday expanded its services to allow Ukrainian citizens and refugees to receive payments from overseas, a move a senior Ukrainian official called a huge help as Russian forces continued to attack the country.

The report said its findings «noticeably deviate» from estimates by the U.S.-based Bitcoin Mining Council industry body that in July put the share of sustainable energy in bitcoin’s power mix at about 60%.

PayPal said it would start making the expanded services available on Thursday, with customers able to send and receive funds from their Ukrainian PayPal Wallet in dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds and euros.

Mr Khan, who is also the first Muslim to be elected the mayor of a major Western city, used his appearance at the Stanford Speakers Bureau to offer Elon Musk some advice about allowing Mr Trump to return to Twitter.

Sept 10 (Reuters) — Visa Inc, the world’s largest payments processor, said on Saturday it will implement a new merchant category code for U.S.

gun retailers, which will identify transactions at firearms stores.

Mr Khan met with Hillary Clinton, current mayor of New York Eric Adams, and its former leader Michael Bloomberg on Monday at the start of the trip before travelling to San Francisco at about 10.30pm (6.30am BST) for the west coast leg of the tour.

«Following ISO’s decision to establish a new merchant category code, Visa will proceed with next steps, while ensuring we protect all legal commerce on the Visa network in accordance with our long-standing rules,» Visa said in a statement.

Some Twitter staff were ‘openly rebelling’ against Musk, one observer noted, posting a screen shot of Twitter’s official Github site and posting a public response entitled ‘The Algorithm’, with zero code.

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