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Cryptocurrency: What the hell is it?

Cryptocurrency: What the hell is it?

Finance, Specials, World
Cryptocurrency is a relatively new concept.  Invented in 2008 by an unknown source known as Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin has become the most famous cryptocurrency to date. Bitcoin has set the scene for other cryptocurrencies to be able to function on a global sphere. More and more people are utilising Bitcoin technology to start their own businesses and develop their own medium of exchanges with Blockchain technology. Voice of London interviewed random students across University of Westminster to see what the overall consensus on Cryptocurrency was, as well as a few young people who were well-versed in the concept. Voice of London also spoke to co-founder of Blockchain.com, Nicolas Cary, about his experience with Blockchain: "Blockchain technology is revolutionary in that
Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Christmas, culture, Lifestyle, UK, World
Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. How do your friends and family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? Many of us have grown up with the idea of Christmas with decorating the Christmas tree, hanging up stockings, and leaving cookies and milk for Santa, who comes down the fireplace and leaves you presents. The worldwide idea of celebrating the holiday is coming to the tree with presents on Christmas morning and opening them with your family. However, Christmas has different kinds celebrations around the world, ranging from familial to national traditions. For example, Santa is not celebrated in Austria at all; in fact, he is quite the opposite of a jolly plump man with a huge beard and wearing red clothes. In Austria, Santa’s evil accomplice Krampus g
5 British foods foreigners struggle to understand

5 British foods foreigners struggle to understand

Food
British food can be many things. It is comfort food. It is pub food. It is fast food. It is street food with a wide variety of international influences. But for a lot of foreigners tasting quintessentially British dishes for the first time, the experience can be quite confusing. Some food combinations can appear rather incompatible, not to mention odd. Gravy Meat juices, fat and stock thickened with flour might not be your idea of a roast dinner condiment but the deliciously meaty and warm flavour of gravy is what has kept it around for so long. Recognising the flavour potential of what foreigners would usually pour down the drain is something British mums and grandmas should definitely be congratulated on. But especially if you are not from a particularly ‘sauce-pouring’ food culture, l
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