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China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the country's financial watchdog, has recently received an application for listing an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will track blockchain-related stocks as underlying assets.
Even so, many companies struggled to get the most out of their DevOps initiatives because of process inefficiencies, infrastructure deficiencies, and a variety of other issues. TechBeacon's list of the 12 best DevOps stories for 2019 examines many of the issues that are top of mind for DevOps practitioners and for organizations that are considering implementing it, or that are trying to figure out ways to improve upon existing processes.
In 2020, many Americans will get a powerful tool to protect their online privacy. A sweeping new law will require millions of businesses to tell consumers what data they have collected about them and, if asked, to delete it. The law, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), could play havoc with the online economy, since so many companies—from tech giants to ordinary retailers—rely on targeted ads. If people demand that companies delete their data, those ads would be less effective.
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Another year has rolled on by, and while many things in the blockchain space have changed, a lot remains the same. 2019 saw a continued cooling of indiscriminate funding and a renewed focus on quality over hype. At the World Economic Forum, while they ensure that there will be greater blockchain adoption, which may deem inevitable, occurring in ways that support inclusion and avoid replicating the consolidation of power that currently exists, particularly in the financial system.
Banks, other tech companies, and national governments—most notably, China’s—are readying digital currency pilots of their own; Facebook’s Libra stumbles might ease the path for those that come later, or at least force regulators to clarify what they’ll allow. Libra itself, meanwhile, promises to course-correct based on the (often scorching) feedback it has received. How will Libra, or any new currency, satisfy global regulators? What will it look like in its final form? Will Libra be the first globally viable, price-stable e‑cash? Or will someone else beat the association to it? Fortune explores these questions and canvasses the financial and digital worlds for this account.
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This fire season has been one of the worst in Australia’s history, with at least 15 people killed, hundreds of homes destroyed and millions of acres burned. And summer is far from over. This week, thousands of residents and vacationers in southeastern Australia were forced to evacuate to shorelines as bush fires encircled communities and razed scores of buildings. Military ships and aircraft were deployed on Wednesday to deliver water, food, and fuel to towns cut off by the fires.