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    The Telegraph

    Why Joe Biden’s real enemy is the price of oil

    His economy is growing, he faces no criminal charges – unlike his opponent – and his fund-raising is going well.

  • News
    Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Ecuador president declares state of emergency over energy crisis

    Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa declared a second state of emergency on Friday over an energy crisis that has already led to rationing in the South American country. Noboa, who took office in November, had declared an energy emergency and instituted power cuts earlier this week, but the cuts will be suspended on Sunday for a referendum he looks set to win on a raft of security measures. His first emergency declaration, in January, sought to tame surging crime by allowing more coordination between the military and police.

  • Business
    CoinDesk

    Runes Protocol Launches on Bitcoin, Sending Fees Soaring as Users Rush to Mint Tokens

    Despite this being the most anticipated Bitcoin halving yet (at least according to Google search history), it was the launch of the high-profile Bitcoin builder Casey Rodamor’s latest creation – Runes – that turned heads, even among long-time blockchain developers who despise the digital tokens that can be minted on the platform. Rodamor is known for the release of Ordinals, a protocol that allows people to “inscribe” data on the smallest units of bitcoin (i.e. Ordinals is largely credited for inspiring a renewed developer ecosystem on Bitcoin.