Author Archives: Evan Sparks

Congress Approves Government Funding Bill through Feb. 8

The Senate today voted 81 to 18 to fund the federal government through Feb. 8, a step toward ending the government shutdown that began on Saturday morning, after which the House voted 266 to 150 to send the measure to President Trump, who was expected to sign it.

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Podcast: Separating Hype from Reality on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Aside from the recent bitcoin mania that is seeing a wave of "initial coin offerings" and goosing the stock value of companies that announce virtual currency plays, the underlying technology -- known as blockchain, or distributed ledger technology -- has attracted significant interest from financial institutions and investors.

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