The news, which came as a pleasant surprise to those who had mined bitcoin some years ago, reignited the debate of whether or not crypto-currencies were compatible with Islamic laws.
While Blockchain is often associated with crypto trading, its scope goes much further. The city of Austin, for instance, has identified potential for another use: improving identity services for the homeless.
The new Labour mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, won a clear municipal mandate with 56.8% of votes against Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate. He becomes the first Muslim elected to run an important capital city in the West. He was preceded by Conservative Boris Johnson, a Brexit advocate, who is said to be aiming for the Prime Minister’s job.