Coronavirus News

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in which severe body intoxication and problems with the respiratory and digestive systems are noted.

While the earliest signs of this recent strain of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) trace back to late December in the Hubei province of China in the city of Wuhan, the virus has since become an invisible threat shared across geographical, political and cultural boundaries.

A coronavirus is a type of virus that originally transfers from animals to humans, causing a range of illnesses from the common cold to more severe diseases such Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). While not as deadly as the 2002–2003 SARS outbreak on a per-case basis, COVID-19 (the disease produced by the virus) is much more infectious and poses a particular threat to the elderly and individuals with preexisting immuno-compromised conditions.  

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the world’s financial markets (including the crypto asset class) have seen their sharpest drops in years, hundreds of thousands of cases around the world have been confirmed with over 14,000 reported deaths (at the time of writing) and governments are working around the clock to mitigate the risk of widespread collapse of health care systems. This is an exponential threat.   

At Cointelegraph, we are paying close attention to the pandemic and its impact on technology, society and politics.  

Stay tuned.

Market Analysis
The 30-day correlation between Ether and Bitcoin remains at 0.81 above zero.
Ethereum nears its own all-time high as ETH price retakes $4K
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MDS Mexico will use blockchain technology to verify the authenticity of its rapid coronavirus test results.
Mexican medical firm embraces blockchain for COVID-19 test certificates
Inigo Vaca
The Bank of Russia remains skeptical on crypto despite the Russian president viewing it as a potential unit of account.
Bank of Russia to assess Bitcoin holdings volumes as $36B leave banks
Helen Partz
Market Analysis
Long-dated U.S. Treasury yields are slumping ahead of the Jackson Hole meeting.
Bloomberg strategist explains why 30-year US bonds have 'bullish implications' for Bitcoin
Yashu Gola
With the proper regulation, stablecoins could potentially fulfill their promise and enable more funds to reach those in greatest need.
Stablecoin adoption and the future of financial inclusion
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Experts Answer
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How will blockchain and crypto improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people? Experts answer
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Experts are demanding the introduction of a blockchain-based vaccine registry in Australia as counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine passports proliferate online.
Fake vax certificates renew calls for blockchain-based solution in Australia
Samuel Haig
Realizing Vitalik Buterin’s $1-billion donation in Shiba Inu coins to the COVID-Crypto Relief Fund in India has turned out to be a labyrinthine process for the ...
Buterin’s $1B SHIB donation tricky to cash out, says fund manager
Marie Huillet

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