Cryptocurrency doesn’t have the same price between countries — here’s why


In the last six months while I’ve been actively writing about blockchain and cryptos, there’s one question that people keep asking me “Why is the price of Bitcoin different between countries? Does that mean I can make money from arbitrage?” The short answer to that question is, ‘Yes.’ Of course, it’ll entail a lot of work when it comes to correctly reporting your transactions to the tax departments in your country. But that aside, arbitrage is possible because different countries buy and sell Bitcoins at different prices. But why is that? Because Bitcoin has no international price. And the reason…

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be available in 17 new countries including India later this year

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Surface Book 2 in 17 markets including India. The Surface Book 2 was announced back in October last year, and the 13.5-inch model is already available in most markets, while the 15-inch model pre-orders will begin today and would go on sale later this year.  The Surface Book 2 sports a 15-inch display (3240 x 2160 resolution) and it is powered by the Intel 8th-gen core i7 processor 8650U clocked up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics option. It has 16GB of RAM with either 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD storage options. The company is promising up to 17-hours of battery life on a single charge and five hours for tablet video consumption. On the other hand, the 13″ model packs a 13.5-inch display (3000 x 2000 resolution) and powered by the 7th gen Intel i5 processor with 8GB RAM and the high-end model is powered by the i7 processor with 16GB RAM with256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD as storage options. The high-end 13″ model packs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB graphics memory. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1, 2 USB-A, 1 USB-C, Surface connect, SD card slot, headphone jack with support for Dolby Atmos. The 13″ model starts at $ 1,499 …
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Microsoft brings 15-inch Surface Book 2 to 17 more countries

Microsoft first launched its new 13- and 15-inch Surface Book 2 laptops back in November, but the larger model has only been available in the US so far. Starting today, the 15-inch Surface Book 2 will be available in 17 new countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

The 15-inch Surface Book 2 includes Nvidia’s GTX 1060 graphics card, making it the first Surface laptop capable of running the latest games on the go. Microsoft has also included Xbox Wireless support, so any Xbox controller works with the larger Surface Book 2.

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Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 comes to 17 new countries

Microsoft first launched the Surface Book 2 in November, but so far, both the 13- and 15-inch variants have only been available in the US. That's about to change, however, as the 15-inch model is now on pre-order in Australia, Canada, France, German,…
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Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries

Facebook's plans for free satellite internet access may have run into some… setbacks, but another company is promising to make that ubiquitous data a practical reality. Quika, a company led by the chief of satellite provider Talia, is launching a…
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