The price of Bitcoin fell 0.67 per cent in the last 24 hours, Ethereum down by 3.59 per cent
‘The translator is the traitor’, they say in Italian. Such was the distrust and paranoia in Europe for translations that scholars were executed for translating the holy word. Five centuries later, an Indian author won a major literary award in the UK and shared it with her American translator, making it an apt occasion to discuss the status of translation in world literature.
‘Like some people are driven to write, some people are driven to translate out of an urge to share something of literary value,’ says V Ramaswamy who began translating accidentally in 2005.
Literary translations are portals that open up new sights, sounds, flavours and worlds for the reader to explore and embrace the Other. But can an international prize breathe new life in a publishing world gasping for commercial success?
The International Booker Prize for Geetanjali Shree’s Ret Samadhi put the spotlight on literature and translations, but for publishers, they often fail to even provide the necessary breathing space to stay afloat. For a majority of publishing houses, both indie and big, translation work has to be subsidised.
A Bitter-Sweet Experience in the World of Literary Translations: In the global Anglophone market, only the novel and big non-fiction travel. Our best poetry languishes. Let us return to poetry.
Updated: 03 Jun 2022 6:39 pm
The House Of Councillors, the upper house of Japan’s parliament, The National Diet, on Friday passed a law clarifying the legal status of Stablecoins, surging ahead in an international race to construct safety nets around tokens whose peg to mainstream currencies underpins the broader cryptocurrency market, Financial Times reported.
Following last month’s shocking collapse of TerraUSD, which sparked a debate about whether the tokens should be regulated, banned, or left alone, Japan took action as part of a five-year commitment to protect consumers investing in cryptocurrencies.
Moreover, the bill has essentially defined Stablecoins as digital currencies, imposed a mandatory link with the Japanese Yen, and enshrined the right to redeem them at face value.
In other news, KuCoin, a global cryptocurrency trading platform, has launched its new decentralised product — KuCoin Wallet. Its website has gone live since June 1, but its official App, KuCoin Wallet is expected to launch sometime later in the month, the company has said.
“Open beta app testing is expected to become available in the coming days. The launch of KuCoin Wallet is a significant endeavour for the KuCoin ecosystem in its effort to expand Web 3.0 exploration,” KuCoin said in a statement.
KuCoin has further said that their Wallet is designed to be a secure and easy crypto wallet that supports multi-chain aggregation powered by the KuCoin ecosystem. In addition, it allows users to create a decentralised account for Web 3.0 in seconds, and send, receive, and store BTC, ETH, USDT, USDC, BNB, and more tokens in one place.
KuCoin CEO Johnny Lyu says: “As the gateway to the Web 3.0 network, crypto wallets are an important requirement for users to participate in the decentralised ecosystem. It is far more developed than being a mere tool to store digital assets. The launch of the official website of KuCoin Wallet is additional proof that shows the determination of KuCoin to enter the Web 3.0 field at a critical time, with our goals going beyond centralised trading services and entry into the decentralised world to extend its business further.”
That said, another global crypto exchange, Coinbase, which halted payments via unified payments interface (UPI) mode on its app in India in April, on June 3, 2022 announced to pause hirings for as long as the global macro-economic factors remained in place, IANS reported.
The company has also revoked accepted offers from some candidates who haven’t joined it yet.
“After assessing our business priorities, current headcount, and open roles, we have decided to pause hiring for as long as this macro environment requires,” LJ Brock, chief people officer at Coinbase, said in a statement.
The price of Bitcoin in the cryptocurrency market fell by 0.67 per cent in the last 24 hours, and it was trading at $29,845.99 at 4:00 pm IST.
According to Coinmarketcap.com, its dominance in the crypto market is currently at 46.41 per cent, up by 0.33 per cent in the last 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours, Ethereum (ETH) was trading at $1,764.02, and it was down by 3.59 per cent, while Binance Coin (BNB) decreased by 1.45 per cent during the same time period and was trading at $298.73. Solana (SOL) was down by 4.54 per cent to $38.67, while Cardano (ADA) was down by 3.69 per cent to $0.56.
Dogecoin was trading at $0.08032 on Coinmarketcap.com at 4:30 pm, down by 0.29 per cent. Its rival, Shiba Inu, was down by 3.77 per cent, and it was trading at $0.00001058. Samoyedcoin was down by 1.37 per cent, and it was trading at $0.005544, while Dogelon Mars was down by 3.46 per cent, and it was trading at $0.0000004346.
According to Coinmarketcap.com, the global crypto market cap was at $1.23 trillion, a decrease of 0.29 per cent in the last 24 hours, while the total crypto market volume was $68.38 billion, an increase of 29.35 per cent.
Metacyber was the biggest gainer, gaining 363.41 per cent. It was trading at $0.0000008012 at 4:30 pm, according to Coinmarketcap. In contrast, Verlux witnessed the maximum loss and fell by 99.70 per cent. It was trading at $0.0003518.
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