News highlights – 11 April

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News highlights for 11 April

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US payments firm Remitly launches in the UK

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. payments startup Remitly has launched services in Britain, expanding its international footprint to a third country from which users can send money abroad, the Seattle-based firm told Reuters on Tuesday. Read more…

CME and Royal Mint testing blockchain based gold trading platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chicago-based exchange CME Group Inc and Britain’s Royal Mint have started testing a blockchain-based platform for trading gold, as more projects using the emerging technology come closer to deployment. Read more…

Deal close in WhatsApp data dispute

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Facebook’s European regulator said it hoped to reach a deal in the coming months with the U.S. company to allow it to use data gleaned from the WhatsApp messaging service it acquired in 2014. Read more…

EU and Nato countries to co-operate on addressing hybrid threats

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Several EU and NATO countries on Tuesday signed up to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to tackle tactics such as cyber attacks, propaganda and disinformation. Read more…

Want to hear the sounds of Stonehenge? There’s an app for that

STONEHENGE (Reuters) – If you listen carefully – and with the right app – you can still hear the prehistoric acoustics that swirled around Britain’s ancient monument Stonehenge over the last 5,000 years. Read more…

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