Asia stocks edge up as US earnings prop up Wall St, dollar solid
Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as robust corporate earnings helped Wall Street quell concerns over a surge in U.S. bond yields, while the dollar hovered near three-month highs against a basket of currencies.
It appears that the romance between pornography and cryptocurrency industries is just getting started. Popular adult film star Stormy Daniels today announced a cryptocurrency-based reward program on her website stormydaniels.com (warning: NSFW). Darkreach Communications, the company which manages Daniels’ website, has partnered with Vice Industry Token (VIT), a blockchain startup that allows adult film producers to monetize their content by rewarding viewers with VIT tokens just for watching content. The VIT token will also be integrated with 20-plus other pornography websites managed by Darkreach Communications. It is worth noting that this is not the first time a cryptocurrency is being integrated with porn… This story continues at The Next Web
SEOUL (May 25): North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a “Trump formula” to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program.
On Thursday, Trump wrote a letter to Kim to announce his withdrawal from what would have been the first-ever meeting between a serving U.S. president and a North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12.
Tencent Holdings chairman pledged to advance China's semiconductor industry, saying the blow to ZTE Corp from Washington's ban on U.S. firms supplying telecommunications company was a "wake-up" call, local media reported.