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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

IRELAND

Irish Lifestyles: 28% of ROI consumers broke after bills each month

DUBLIN, IRELAND: Despite a high level of confidence and faith in institutions, consumers are still feeling the pressure of the economic downturn and according to latest research from Mintel's flagship report, Irish lifestyles 28% of ROI consumers say that they have no money left after paying bills each month.

By Mintel Oxygen 4 Jul 2011