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NEW YORK (AFP) — The United Nations Security Council on Friday blacklisted 27 ships, 21 companies and a businessman for helping North Korea circumvent sanctions, keeping the pressure on Pyongyang despite its recent diplomatic opening to talks, a diplomat said. Two of these firms are based in ...
The Marshall Islands Government has made international headlines with its plan to become the first in the world to establish a digital currency as legal tender. Even if it succeeds, critics are arguing that such a policy would undermine the Marshalls' very prominent stance on climate change, and actually ...

A steady flow of women seeking court relief from domestic violence confirms that spouse abuse continues as a serious problem in the Marshall Islands. Since the beginning of the year, four women have filed with the High Court, seeking protection from abusive partners. This puts Majuro on track for ...
Drought in remote atolls of the Marshall Islands has prompted a visit from the the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialised agency designed to lead efforts to defeat hunger Photo: UN. Listen to more on Dateline Pacific duration 2′ :55″.
He said despite many international Red Cross officials telling them it could take two years to gain recognition, the Marshall Islands organisation was able to gain acceptance in December, about eight months from the launch of efforts to fast track the process. "Outside of Fiji, where the IFRC for the Pacific is ...
MAJURO – The tiny Marshall Islands has created its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy. The Pacific island nation became the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as its legal tender when it passed a law on Feb. 26 to create the digital ...

“Thank you, Marshall Islands, for enabling us to help you become the first country adopting a cryptocurrency as legal tender. As a practical matter, SOV then becomes real money from a legal standpoint. Finally, without capital gains tax, without a securities regulator claiming that the currency is stock. SOV is ...
The Marshall Islands, a Pacific island republic nestled between Hawaii and Australia, is launching the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency that can be used as legal tender. Aptly called Sovereign (SOV), the digital currency was developed in partnership with Israeli startup Neema. The cryptocurrency will ...
Pacific Island nations have been appealing to countries like Australia for decades to do more to limit sea level rise with no effect. One of the loudest advocates is Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, a poet and daughter of the nation's first female president; she has been in Australia to speak out ...
On leaving the Pacific island nation this week, Israeli entrepreneur Barak Ben-Ezer, who is one of the owners of Neema, wrote: “Thank you, Marshall Islands, for enabling us to help you become the first country adopting a cryptocurrency as legal tender. As a practical matter, SOV then becomes real money ...

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy. The Pacific island nation said it became the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as its legal tender when it passed a law the past ...
MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy. The Pacific island nation said it became the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as its legal tender when it passed a law the past ...
(MAJURO, Marshall Islands) The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy. The Pacific island nation said it became the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as its legal tender when it passed a law this past ...
The Marshall Islands will launch the world's first legal tender cryptocurrency after a law passed by parliament earlier this week went unopposed by an official council. The nuclear-ravaged nation has partnered with Israeli company Neema to issue 24 million units of the Sovereign (SOV) digital currency. It will cap the number ...
Israeli fintech startup Neema is working with the Marshall Islands in order to issue one of the world's first legal cryptocurrency tenders - the SOV. The cryptocurrency's legal status has been approved by the country's parliament. David Paul, minister-in-assistance to the president of the Marshall Islands said ...
Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part multimedia project that spotlights the daily lives of Marshall Islands residents. Kim Wall, Coleen Jose, and Jan Hendrik Hinzel reported from the Marshall Islands and Arkansas in 2014 and 2015. Ages, figures, and situations related to each character are tied to ...
The Marshall Islands is launching Sovereign, the first cryptocurrency issued as legal tender by a nation, in the hopes of combatting impending budget cuts. On February 26, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (R.M.I.) passed a law approving the launch of Sovereign (SOV), the first cryptocurrency issued as ...


 

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