Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

grow

Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder

LONDON: Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument. The cryptocurrency’s staggering recent price rises -- more than 1,700 percent since the start of the year -- have driven worries that the market is a bubble that could burst in spectacular fashion. Bitcoin has climbed almost 80 percent so far in December alone, putting it on track for its best month…

Europe’s Muslim population to grow strongly, even if migration ends: study

PARIS: Muslims could make up over 11 percent of Europe's population in the coming decades, compared with just under 5 percent currently, if legal migration levels are maintained, a report by a US-based think tank said Thursday. The Pew Research Center, in a study entitled "Europe's Growing Muslim Population" issued three projections based on different migration scenarios -- zero arrivals, "medium" flows and "high" migration. It showed that even if all migration into Europe stopped immediately, the Muslim population of…

Twitter woes deepen as user base fails to grow

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter's woes deepened Wednesday as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks.