Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

  • On Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York, Mr. Trump refused to guarantee Mr. Bannon’s job security but defended him as “not a racist” and “a friend.”
  • Privately, several White House officials said that Mr. Bannon appeared to be provoking Mr. Trump and that they did not see how the president could keep him on after the interview was published.
  • Mr. Bannon had made clear to allies after the American Prospect interview that he expected to be back soon at the right-wing website Breitbart.com that he had steered before joining Mr. Trump’s campaign.
  • One White House official, who would not be named discussing the president’s thinking, said Mr. Trump has wanted to remove Mr. Bannon since he ousted Reince Priebus as his chief of staff three weeks ago; Mr. Bannon had been aligned with Mr. Priebus.
  • But Mr. Trump changed his mind as several defenders of Mr. Bannon warned the president that he risked losing supporters who saw Mr. Bannon as a conduit of their views.

Mr. Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.
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Wall Street strategist Tom Lee sees bitcoin surging to $6,000 next year, $25,000 by 2022

  • Bitcoin has had a stellar year and one of Wall Street’s top strategists thinks it can rise 40 percent more by next year.
  • This “implies significant rise [in] institutional holdings of Bitcoin in next 6-8 months given recent approvals,” he said.
  • Last month, he said bitcoin could be worth up to $55,000 by 2022, adding that cryptocurrencies are “cannibalizing demand for gold.”
  • Investing legend Bill Miller reportedly owns bitcoin, and Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a CNBC contributor, said last month he used Coinbase to buy bitcoin as a learning exercise.
  • “We see bitcoin as gaining from institutional sponsorship, improving transaction platforms and ultimately, greater public adoption,” Lee added.

Bitcoin has had a stellar year and one of Wall Street’s top strategists thinks it can rise 40 percent more by next year.
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Wall Street strategist Tom Lee sees bitcoin surging to $6,000 next year, $25,000 by 2022

  • Bitcoin has had a stellar year and one of Wall Street’s top strategists thinks it can rise 40 percent more by next year.
  • This “implies significant rise [in] institutional holdings of Bitcoin in next 6-8 months given recent approvals,” he said.
  • Last month, he said bitcoin could be worth up to $55,000 by 2022, adding that cryptocurrencies are “cannibalizing demand for gold.”
  • Investing legend Bill Miller reportedly owns bitcoin, and Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a CNBC contributor, said last month he used Coinbase to buy bitcoin as a learning exercise.
  • “We see bitcoin as gaining from institutional sponsorship, improving transaction platforms and ultimately, greater public adoption,” Lee added.

Bitcoin has had a stellar year and one of Wall Street’s top strategists thinks it can rise 40 percent more by next year.
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What is ethereum and how does it differ from bitcoin?

What is ethereum and how does it differ from bitcoin?:

  • The first is that ethereum allows for “blocks”, the records of cryptocurrency transactions, that can be created much more quickly than bitcoin.
  • While bitcoin has been more widely adopted by online retailers and even some physical stores, ethereum’s fans believe its efficiency makes it better for transactions, rather than storing value.
  • Bitcoin’s appeal lies in money that is not controlled by any one party and does not have to run through a central server, but ethereum allows not just money, but all sorts of other things to run on the network.
  • A number of apps are being built on Ethereum, and the network is also being used by start-ups to raise money with initial coin offerings, which exchange ether or other currencies for special “tokens” that grant access to a service.
  • The price of ethereum has climbed more slowly than bitcoin since it launched, holding steady at around $10 for the first 18 months.

Ethereum is a rising star of the cryptocurrency world.
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Sue MacGregor meets the first all-female crew to complete the Round the World Yacht Race.
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Alibaba’s Online Health Service to Pilot Blockchain Solutions for Health Treatments in Changzhou

  • (Yicai Global) Aug. 18 — Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd. [HKG:00241], the online health service owned by Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. [NYSE:BABA], will trial the medical treatment applications of its blockchain technology in Changzhou in eastern Jiangsu province.
  • Ali Health will collaborate with the city’s government to apply the most cutting-edge blockchain technology to the underlying technical architecture of Changzhou’s medical treatment systems, which have already realized secure and controllable data connectivity among some local medical institutions.
  • “The blockchain pilot for Changzhou’s medical treatment systems is the first blockchain application based on medical treatment scenarios in China,” said Liu Tie, technical leader of Ali Health’s blockchain technology.
  • The integration of the technology with medical treatment scenarios enables authorized doctors to quickly learn about a patient’s medical history and health examination information, Liu said.
  • “Ali Health’s blockchain technology connects information by using our current equipment and systems,” said Zhang Zhihong, director at Zhenglu Town Health Center in Changzhou.

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