Volumen de transacciones en la plataforma LocalBitcoins registra máximo histórico en China

Volumen de transacciones en la plataforma LocalBitcoins registra máximo histórico en China

(Criptonoticias.com) China, uno de los países más importantes en el ecosistema de bitcoins, sigue experimentando cambios en su comunidad y mercado en diferentes facetas. Además de las actividades regulatorias protagonizadas por el Banco Popular de China, las recientes diversificaciones en las cuotas de poder procesamiento global de sus grupos de minería y la pérdida del liderazgo del Yuan como moneda fiduciaria principal en el comercio de bitcoins, hoy otro fenómeno aparece: la explosión del volumen de bitcoins intercambiados en la plataforma de intercambio LocalBitcoins.

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China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency

China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency

(Bloomberg) China’s central bank is going digital. After assembling a research team in 2014, the People’s Bank of China has done trial runs of its prototype cryptocurrency. That’s taking it a step closer to becoming one of the first major central banks to issue digital money that can be used for anything from buying noodles to purchasing a car.

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China's OxyContin Boom Is a Gold Mine for This Drugmaker

China's OxyContin Boom Is a Gold Mine for This Drugmaker

(Bloomberg) With its harsh anti-narcotics laws and painful history with debilitating opium epidemics in the 19th-century, China wouldn’t spring to mind as a promising market for OxyContin, a painkiller that has been at the center of an opioid addiction outbreak in the U.S. Yet in China, powered by soaring cancer rates and an aging population, OxyContin is turning into a hit. And the drug company behind the brand is giving sales an added boost through an outreach push to physicians and by working with the most powerful of allies—the Chinese government.

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How Alibaba deployed Big Data to combat China IPR pirates and counterfeiters - Recode

How Alibaba deployed Big Data to combat China IPR pirates and counterfeiters - Recode

(Recode/Alibaba) 

Last year, in a three-month pilot called “Cloud Sword,” we improved our data modeling to increase the accuracy in finding and deleting listings for counterfeit products. We also improved our network DNA source-tracing to more effectively crack down on counterfeit sellers and their entire supply chain, from upstream to downstream. At the same time, we increased our data quality, enhancing the management of leads for cases we bring to the authorities.The pilot program involved 11 cities in Zhejiang Province. We provided 385 leads to the Zhejiang Province Economic Investigation Team, leading to the arrest of 300 people under 169 separate cases, involving goods valued at RMB816 million.

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US applauds China's action on opioid - USA

US applauds China's action on opioid - USA

(China Daily) US drug enforcement officials are praising China's ban of the opioid carfentanil, which is 10,000 times as potent as morphine and is sometimes used as a tranquilizer for elephants, and three related synthetic opioids. Yu Haibin, director of the Office of the National Narcotics Control Committee, told The Associated Press that China's ban showed its "attitude as a responsible big country" and that "it will be a strong deterrent".

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Near death from a novel synthetic opioid labeled U-47700: emergence of a new opioid class

Near death from a novel synthetic opioid labeled U-47700: emergence of a new opioid class

(Clin Toxicol via Erowid) In the last decade there has been a worldwide surge in the recreational abuse of novel psychoactive substances, particularly amphetamine derivatives and synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic opioids such as AH-7921, MT-45, and U-47700, with structures distinct from those ever used therapeutically or described recreationally, have also recently emerged. 

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Who Is Betsy DeVos' Brother? Erik Prince's Involvement In Blackwater, Chinese Money Laundering Explained

Who Is Betsy DeVos' Brother? Erik Prince's Involvement In Blackwater, Chinese Money Laundering Explained

(IBT) Newly-minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ brother, former Navy SEAL Erik Prince, may be breaking federal law by providing military training services to Chinese paramilitary forces, BuzzFeed reported Thursday night. But his mercenary activities have a two-decade history, much of which involves his scandalized private security firm, Blackwater.

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Chinese banks accused of money laundering | LSE Management

Chinese banks accused of money laundering | LSE Management

(London School of Economics) China has achieved phenomenal growth over recent decades, and its banks are now among the biggest in the world. Many are aggressively expanding overseas as the domestic economy slows, and in support of increasingly international ambitions of Chinese businesses. But, as they venture abroad, they are falling foul of regulations, especially anti-money laundering (AML) controls, indicating a pressing need for renewed focus on this issue.

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