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Major Bitcoin Players Unite to Form Trade Group to Promote Crypto

Formation of a new trade group by major proponents of Bitcoin underscores the cryptocurrency’s continued movement into the mainstream.

The Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI) said it plans to undertake research projects and lobby lawmakers to promote what it sees as the “transformational technology’s promise” and to correct perceived misperceptions.

“Crypto has immense potential to spur international economic growth and create jobs, improve financial inclusion and access, and enhance personal privacy,” the group said in its mission statement. “By sharing insights and expertise about the global crypto ecosystem while addressing misperceptions and misinformation, CCI supports governments and institutions worldwide in efforts to share and encourage responsible regulation of crypto in a way that unlocks potential and improves lives.”

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In this photo illustration, Bitcoin course’s graph is seen on the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange application on February 12, 2018 in Paris, France.
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Founding members include Coinbase, Fidelity Digital Assets, Paradigm and

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The NPD Group Names New Leaders to Global Technology Next Generation Platform Development Team

Global information and advisory services company The NPD Group today announced several additions to its Next Generation Platform Development Team, part of its Global Technology organization.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 22, 2021

Global information and advisory services company The NPD Group today announced several additions to its Next Generation Platform Development Team, part of its Global Technology organization. A leader in the collection, processing, and delivery of point-of-sale and consumer tracking data in more than 20 industries, NPD is driving continued innovation with new technology to make information more actionable and accessible for businesses looking to understand evolving consumer behavior and the shifting retail landscape.

Chris Layer has been named Vice President, Platforms and Networking. Layer will lead NPD’s Infrastructure Technology teams in developing DevOps and ITIL capabilities, as well as the implementation of NPD’s next-generation data platform in the cloud. He was formerly with Wolters Kluwer, where he

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The Global DeFi Congress by Agora Group on Feb 10 in Dubai

Agora is proud to announce the launch of the first and only event focused on decentralized finance in the MENA region. The Global DeFi Congress will take place on Feb. 10, 2021, in Dubai, with the participation of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, the Ministry of Science and Technology Policy of Japan, the governing council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law and the work group for cryptocurrency regulation of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia.

The event is a one-day congress comprising collaborative strategic discussions on how to best build the open financial system. The congress is a bridge that will bring together investors, regulators, solution providers and experts to discuss, debate and challenge the existing financial system and propose ideas and opportunities on how to challenge and improve our financial system through DeFi.

The event will be centered on 4 topics:

  • Who owns
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) – COVID-19 Has Sent The Need For Chatbots Skyrocketing. Is The Technology Ready?

The story of chatbots could have been written—and, indeed, was being written—without the help of a global pandemic. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, some estimates had pegged the chatbot market would grow from $2.6 billion to $9.4 billion in the next five years. This projected growth was mostly attributed to increased adoption rates and improvements in AI and natural language processing technology. 

But in the span of a few days in March, bank branches closed, call centers cleared out, and most other customer service-adjacent workers were sent home, forcing businesses to suddenly confront a virtual-only reality. 

Where Chatbots Stood Pre-Pandemic

Most early examples of chatbots as we know them can be traced to technology companies like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) (Siri) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) (Watson), as well as business-to-consumer websites like Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) and Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK). Each of

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Do Hedge Funds Love New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (EDU)?

The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We at Insider Monkey have plowed through 823 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of June 30th, when the S&P 500 Index was trading around the 3100 level. Stocks kept going up since then. In this article we look at how hedge funds traded New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) and determine whether the smart money was really smart about this stock.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) investors should be aware of a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.

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Did Hedge Funds Make The Right Call On Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) ?

We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, which is why imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, professional investors have to conduct complex analyses, spend many resources and use tools that are not always available for the general crowd. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have occasional colossal losses; they do. However, it is still a good idea to keep an eye on hedge fund activity. With this in mind, let’s examine the smart money sentiment towards Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) and determine whether hedge funds skillfully traded this stock.

Hedge fund interest in Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity

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