Asian shares on Friday were headed for the worst month since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while jitters in currency and bond markets persisted over hawkish talk from central banks, worries about global recession and rising geopolitical risk. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was largely flat on Friday, as a bounce in Hong Kong and among mainland Chinese bluechips offset declines elsewhere. Japan's Nikkei fell 1.6%.
The unveiling of a new blockchain platform comes amid a flurry of blockchain startups, each promising to be faster and cheaper than other protocols.
In the latest trading session, Barrick Gold (GOLD) closed at $15.10, marking a +1% move from the previous day.