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.

Opinion
When applied to healthcare, DeFi becomes a very fundamental disruption with the greatest impact.
DeFi and healthcare: A trillion-dollar opportunity for the taking
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2020-09-19T11:00:00+01:00
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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, banks are reluctant to suggest alternative channels to their customers, says report.
Mystery shoppers reveal that banks are struggling with COVID-19 response
Michael Kapilkov
2020-09-18T18:35:32+01:00
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Blockchain could soon be integrated into South Korean apartments.
South Korean gov pledges to bring blockchain voting into people’s homes
Felipe Erazo
2020-09-16T22:18:00+01:00
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Some bought the dip, others decided to wait it out.
COVID-19 shook out retail investors but emboldened BTC whales: Report
Emilia David
2020-09-13T16:54:00+01:00
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EU residents are becoming more comfortable with digital and contactless payments.
Pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital currency: ECB President
Turner Wright
2020-09-11T01:53:34+01:00
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The warning is not just because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Crypto meetups are dangerous to health and wealth, South Koreans warned
Felipe Erazo
2020-09-09T01:51:00+01:00
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A month-long hackathon is inviting blockchain enthusiasts who can help fight the coronavirus pandemic by developing cutting-edge solutions.
Hackathon sets five challenges designed to tackle coronavirus pandemic
Connor Blenkinsop
2020-09-07T20:15:00+01:00
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That’s one less travel headache
Blockchain-based app easing pandemic travel launched
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2020-09-05T23:00:00+01:00
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