23 Дек, 2021

Cryptocurrency market capitalization for 2021

Bitcoin, which has risen more than 60% this year, has garnered most of the attention, but Ether and Binance Coin, as well as «memcoins» such as Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, have also had a significant impact on the market’s growth.

Bitcoin’s share of the cryptocurrency market declined sharply during 2021 — from 70% at the beginning of the year to 40% by the end of the year, compared to the growth of other tokens, indicating that investor interest in digital assets has expanded to Ether and other altcoins.

The total market value of cryptocurrencies increased by about $ 1.5 trillion in 2021 and stood at about $ 2.3 trillion as of December 17.

The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index has grown by over 160% this year, Bloomberg reported.

 

<<< News Feed December 23, 2021 >>>

 

Experts from the conservation organization Re: wild presented a list of ten bird species that have not been seen by bird watchers from ten to one hundred and fifty-odd years. It included birds from various taxonomic groups and from all over the world, from hummingbirds from Colombia to owls from Indonesia. Publication of the list should spur efforts to find and protect «lost» bird species

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The nuance of canceling a mandatory inspection:

The State Duma has left it compulsory to pass MOT only for commercial vehicles. Owners of personal vehicles may no longer think about diagnostic cards.

The instrumental control of the traffic police, forgotten by all, will return to the roads. Any traffic police officer can stop you and demand that you show a first-aid kit, check the condition of your car and issue a fine or send you to the car park.

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In December 2021, 80% of Russian companies said that they need support from the state — this is 30 percentage points more than six months ago, follows from the latest survey by the CSR “Business Climate in Russia”.

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The top ten global leaders by market capitalization are now topped by US tech companies — Apple, Microsoft and Google are in the top three. Saudi Aramco is in fourth place, followed by Amazon, Tesla and Meta. Nvidia ranks eighth, Berkshire Hathaway is ninth. In tenth place is the Taiwanese processor manufacturer TSMC, which is the only Asian company to make it to the top.

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Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have learned how to hack computers through ordinary display LEDs in a printer. It turned out that laser transceivers not only read information from a PC using indicator LEDs, but also write malicious code into the computers’ memory.

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Sri Lanka needs to pay off a debt of $ 251 million. The state plans to send tea worth five million a month. Thus, the authorities will be able to fully repay the debt in about four years.

Sri Lanka will not violate international laws, since tea is qualified as a basic commodity, and the state will supply it without the help of Iranian banks, which are under UN and US sanctions.

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The resort tax in Sochi is increased to 50 rubles per day, and in other resorts of the Kuban, included in the experimental zone, up to 30 rubles. Corresponding amendments to the regional law were adopted at the meeting by the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Territory.

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Boris Gryzlov, the plenipotentiary representative of Russia in the contact group on resolving the situation in Ukraine, will become the new Russian ambassador to Belarus. Two sources of Kommersant in the Russian Foreign Ministry and one source of Kommersant in the State Duma confirmed the imminent appointment of Boris Gryzlov as ambassador.

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Gazprom again did not book the capacity of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline for a day. This happens for the third day in a row. Gazprom’s long-term contract for transit through Poland ended a year ago, since then the capacity of the section has been distributed at auctions.

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Ukraine and Hungary agreed on guaranteed capacities for daily transportation of up to 8 million cubic meters of gas to Ukraine — Ukrainian operator

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“SpaceX brings American and non-American astronauts to the ISS. Previously, the United States depended on Russia for this, and it does a good job, but asks for insane amounts of money «- Elon Musk

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The first flight using alternative fuels took place in Russia. He was without passengers on board to test the possibility of such flights. From 2025, the use of biofuels will become mandatory for flights to Europe.

If by numbers, then tickets for such flights will become more expensive. But on the other hand, this will reduce harmful emissions: the aircraft will be fueled with a mixture of classic aviation fuel with organic compounds. During this particular flight, the amount of CO2 was reduced by 1.7 tons. And that’s just one flight!

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Chinese regulators have suspended cybersecurity cooperation with Alibaba Cloud. This was due to the fact that Alibaba Cloud did not immediately provide the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China with data on vulnerabilities in the popular logging tool Log4j, which is distributed as a library along with Apache.

Log4Shell has been found to be extremely dangerous, as an exploit based on it can be used to attack devices without any interaction with the victim. In this case, the attacker gains full control over the device, including the ability to execute arbitrary code bypassing security systems.

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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation against Tesla. In the design of 580 thousand electric cars, a security vulnerability was found — the «Passenger Play» function, which allows you to run games on on-board computers while the car is moving. The department is confident that this opportunity can distract the driver from the road, which will inevitably lead to accidents.

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Trump explained why he did not pardon Assange and Snowden: “I could have done it … but I decided to let the action continue, let the court sort it out. And I think the court is doing this. » At the same time, he added that the same people who persecuted Assange and Snowden, then «viciously and dishonestly» aimed at him.

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The total wage arrears in the Russian Federation in November decreased by 86.4 million rubles, or 6.4%, and amounted to 1.257 billion rubles as of December 1, Rosstat reported.

By type of economic activity, the number of employees who had debts was distributed as follows: manufacturing — 46.3%; construction — 15.8%; agriculture, hunting and service provision in these areas; logging — 8.6%; transport — 7.9%; activities in the field of health care and social services — 6.1%; mining operations — 6%.

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) intends to return to the Japanese corporation Sony over $ 150 million in bitcoins stolen from its subsidiary Sony Life Insurance Company Ltd. The corresponding claim was published on the official website of the department.

The funds were found by a team of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). According to the investigation, Sony’s money was appropriated by an employee of the organization, Rei Ishii, in May 2021. Later, he converted assets into 3879 bitcoin. The cost of the cryptocurrency, at the current exchange rate, has exceeded $ 180 million.

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Large-scale exercises of paratroopers with combat shooting will be held at the Opuk training grounds in the Crimea and Raevsky in the Krasnodar Territory, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

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Freight carriers began to notify their customers about the increase in prices for transport services by 15-25%, depending on the direction. Izvestia was informed about this by the Gruzavtotrans national association of road freight transport.

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A convoy of EMERCOM vehicles with humanitarian aid arrived in Lugansk. Six trucks of the 105th humanitarian convoy delivered 88 tons of medical equipment and medicines.

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In Russia, it was allowed to sell the neglected houses and apartments of citizens at a public auction. The corresponding law was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The document comes into force on March 1, 2023.

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Ford unveiled technology to charge electric vehicles apart. The F-150 pickups will feature a 240V Ford Pro Power socket, an on-board generator and a large battery for emergency power. The system will be able to charge any other electric car, adapters for this will be included. Also, the pickup can be used for «home energy management and network balancing»

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State immigrant populations reached a record 46.2 million in November 2021, according to the US Center for Immigration Research. This is an absolute record since 1850. The share of immigrants in the population has tripled since 1970 and nearly doubled since 1990. In this case, scientists call immigrants all residents of the country who were not born in the United States.

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Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, donated his Nobel Prize to charitable foundations. He spoke about this in an interview with Znak.com. The amount of the prize was about 40.2 million rubles.

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The 5th US Navy Fleet in the northern Arabian Sea intercepted an unidentified vessel, which US authorities believe was smuggling weapons and ammunition from Iran. This is stated in a statement published on the website of the Fifth Fleet.

“Ships of the US Fifth Fleet confiscated about 1.4 thousand AK-47 assault rifles and 226.6 thousand cartridges from a fishing vessel without state ownership in the north of the Arabian Sea on December 20,” it was reported.

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Dissemination of materials from the Memorial Human Rights Center (recognized by an NGO-foreign agent) may entail negative consequences, including in the form of a “depressive state” for those who get acquainted with them. This was stated by a representative of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office, speaking in the Moscow City Court at a meeting on the claim to liquidate Memorial Human Rights Center, RBC correspondent reports.

“The mental health of citizens may suffer. These materials can cause, among other things, a depressive state of citizens, «the prosecutor said, answering a question from attorney Maria Eismont about the» destructive «consequences of distributing Memorial materials without marking that the center is a foreign agent.

When asked whether the prosecutor’s office had established such facts, the representative of the department replied that data on such cases were not attached to the case file.

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A representative of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office asked the Moscow City Court to liquidate the organization «Human Rights Center» Memorial «(recognized in Russia as a non-profit foreign agent), recognizing that the consequences of the organization’s illegal activities have not yet come, but only their threat.

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The Tagansky District Court of Moscow fined the world’s largest web service for hosting IT projects and developing GitHub for 1 million rubles. due to the publication of the Smart Voting lists. This was reported in the Telegram channel of Moscow courts of general jurisdiction.

“Smart voting” is a strategy (connected with the extremist organization, the Anti-Corruption Foundation, recognized as a foreign agent and banned in Russia), which was proposed by the team of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. It invites users to vote for an alternative candidate who has a better chance of defeating a candidate from the ruling party. Navalny launched the project in November 2018. After that, some of the candidates recommended by the project won elections in their constituencies.

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The TFR began checking after the post of designer Artemy Lebedev about the relics of saints and the mausoleum. According to media reports, the check is carried out under Part 1 of Art. 148 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion).

On December 17, the designer published a post on his Telegram channel criticizing people who worship the relics of saints.

“Why are the corpses of Lenin, Kim Il Sung, Mao lying on display in the mausoleums? Where does the desire to bow to a dead manager come from among the people? Why do queues line up to kiss some box of Sergius of Radonezh’s dandruff? » — he wrote.

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The investigation sent a petition to the Basmanny Court for the arrest of former schema-abbot Sergius (real name Nikolai Romanov) in the case of inciting hatred or enmity, his lawyer Svetlana Gerasimova told the media.

The court confirmed that they had received a petition for the election of a preventive measure against the former schema-abbot under Art. 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (incitement to hatred or enmity, as well as humiliation of human dignity). Details of the deal are still unknown. Sergiy himself is in jail.

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The court fined Twitter another three million rubles for refusing to remove prohibited content, the total amount of fines imposed on the company was 58 million rubles.

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