LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 22 August 2019 -When Satoshi Nakamoto solved the Byzantine General's problem in 2008 by inventing the Proof of Work consensus mechanism, not only did the world come to know what is today collectively known as Bitcoin, it received something which triggered a profound and irreversible chain of events. Few of us knew and even fewer dared to imagine that the solution to a mathematical problem would be the key to decipher a myriad of social, economic, and political issues. This is the essence of blockchain. But first, let's provide some very basic definitions for those not versed in computer programming. After all, if blockchain is to change the world it is necessary for industry leaders to speak to the people, and not just each other. Blockchain is basically a record of transactions and this record is spread across several computers linked in a peer-to-peer network. This means it is decentralized, as there is no central authority; transparent, … [Read more...] about Modex: How blockchain can solve the fake news problem
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At the ceremony, Senior Colonel Nguyen Nhu Canh, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, reported the results of training and preparation of the L2FH Rotation 2 to the participants. In preparation, apart from their medical expertise, the medical staff and workers of the hospital were trained in English language and peacekeeping skills both at home and overseas. The training courses covered such subjects as air medevac, response to mass casualty, prevention of epidemic outbreaks, etc. The courses were designed to simulate the conditions of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The UN has also asked Vietnam to provide medical aid to South Sudan citizens in certain emergency cases. Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong speaks at the event. On behalf of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, declared the departure of the L2FH Rotation 2 to the UNMISS. He stressed that the staff of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s L2FH Rotation 2 to depart for UNMISS
Investors at a trading session on the VNDirect Stock Exchange Floor. With the potentials of Việt Nam's stock market and international integration, smart cash flow will likely pour in. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — While investors tend to withdraw capital from emerging markets and frontier markets, Việt Nam is still the destination of foreign investors with foreign indirect investment (FII) in the first half of 2019 reaching US$1.28 billion. According to Trần Văn Dũng, Chairman of the State Securities Commission (SSC), from 2016 to 2018, foreign investors have continuously been net buyers on the stock market at a relatively high level, averaging $1.98 billion per year. Foreign investors, when investing in Việt Nam's stock market, are often interested in the growth capacity of the economy in general and stocks in particular, the market size in terms of market capitalisation as well as liquidity and foreign ownership ratio, … [Read more...] about Việt Nam: the destination of foreign capital
Pham Phuoc Hung wins a bronze medal in the parallel bars event at the ninth Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Qatar (Photo: news.zing.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese gymnast Pham Phuoc Hung has won a bronze medal in the parallel bars event at the ninth Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup that ended in Doha, Qatar. Hung ranked third in the preliminary round, scoring 15,550 points, which secured him a place in the finals to compete against seven opponents from China, Cuba, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom. In the finals, he scored 15,350 points to claim third place. The gold medal went to Oleg Stepko of Azerbaijan with 15,825 points, while Manrique Larduet of Cuba claimed the silver medal with 15,775 points. The international tournament which ended on March 26 attracted more than 100 gymnasts from 33 countries. After the tournament, Hung will continue training in preparation for a pre-Olympic competition scheduled for next month. This will be the last … [Read more...] about Hung wins parallel bars bronze at Doha Gymnastics World Cup
Happy Birthday to our dearest VIR! 28 years of deep and dynamic journalism Luc Mandret - General manager MSLGROUP Vietnam VIR is a very trusting partner for MSL, as one of Vietnam’s top tier business media outlets. We are thrilled to partner with VIR for the quality of the holistic understanding of the business, with the most updated economic news, and insightful in-depth articles. VIR is an essential reading for business leaders, investors, and decision-makers in Vietnam. And for MSL as a communication agency, we really appreciate highlighting our clients’ prospective and financial news. It’s always a pleasure to work with VIR journalists: they are proactive, knowledgeable, and reliable in reporting accurate news and analysis. For us, VIR has been one of our key media partners. We highly appreciate the hard-working and dedicated reporters from VIR, who have supported us in many events and business stories for our clients in diverse sectors such as … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to our dearest VIR!