Bitcoin, Etherium and SALT are the most popular cryptos among the Belgian traders

Bitcoin, Etherium and SALT are the most popular cryptos among the Belgian traders

We’ve made a quick and dirty preliminary poll among the online crypto traders in Belgium. We’ve tried to establish the most popular digital trading and investment assets in Belgium. We’ve polled 248 anonymous traders and holders. While highest place of the Bitcoin and the second one of Ethereum were easely predicted the third one – SALT – has been kind of surprise. More common assets like Ripple or Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash are highly popular among traders outside of Belgium. SALT and somewhat around 20 others so-called “altcoins” from the top-100…

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Brussels riots: up to 36 months in prison requested for the three young suspects

Brussels riots: up to 36 months in prison requested for the three young suspects

The Prosecutor’s Office has asked the Brussels Correctional Tribunal to sentence three young suspects to between 2 years and 36 months in prison. They have been charged with taking part in the riots in the centre of Brussels on the 11th of November. Based on CCTV footage, the Prosecutor’s Office thinks the three Defendants are guilty of throwing projectiles at law enforcement officers. The three young men have denied the charges of rebellion and vandalism. One of them is also charged with stealing from cars a few days after the…

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Seven million tourists stayed in Brussels last year

Seven million tourists stayed in Brussels last year

Brussels hotels provided accommodation for seven million tourists in 2017, according to Patrick Bontinck, the President of VisitBrussels. He was quoted by La Libre Belgique and La Dernière Heure on Saturday. “We had almost seven million people staying in our hotels, which means they were 70% occupied. That’s an 8 point increase compared to 2016”, says Mr Bontinck. “In other words, we are now seeing similar figures to before the attacks. If we look at the last three months, we can clearly hope to see growth again from this year”,…

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Knee replacements cost Social Security a lot of money and they should be limited, according to an N-VA MP

Knee replacements cost Social Security a lot of money and they should be limited, according to an N-VA MP

Knee replacements cost Social Security a lot of money. Their use in people aged 95 and over should be limited and they should not be given to those with Dementia at all, says Federal N-VA MP Yoleen Van Camp. According to figures provided by Health Minister Maggie De Block (Open Vld), around 20,000 Belgians have knee replacements every year. Mrs Van Camp says this costs 200 million euros a year. She is now calling for patients over 95 not to be given this operation. She also thinks those in a…

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Carles Puigdemont is invited to the Leuven branch of the N-VA’s New Year reception

Carles Puigdemont is invited to the Leuven branch of the N-VA’s New Year reception

The Leuven branch of the N-VA has invited the leader of the Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont, to its New Year reception on the 30th January. It will take place at Leuven’s football club’s home stadium. Mr Puigdemont will talk about his experience as Mayor of Girona. “We have asked Carles Puigdemont to tell us how his party managed to liberate his town from 32 years of socialist rule in 2011”, Lorin Parys said on Friday. He will head N-VA’s list for the communal elections in Leuven. The Flemish Nationalist party…

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