商用英文導讀 – Cryptocurrencies Are Getting Crushed

 

文章名稱:Cryptocurrencies Are Getting Crushed

 

文章連結: https://bloom.bg/2tirDa1

 

大意:

虛擬貨幣的總市值從6/15的115億美金到今天約80億美金,短短一個月跌了20%,

專家預估原因:

  1. 有以比特幣為主公司倒掉了,降低大家對虛擬貨幣的信心
  2. 比特幣開發者分成兩派,之後有分裂貨幣的可能性
  3. 虛擬貨幣上漲太過迅速,許多懷疑者認為是泡沫

 

  • soar (V.) 猛增,驟升

House prices soared a further 20 percent.

 

  • slump (V.)(價格或銷售額)猛跌,突然下降

Car sales have slumped dramatically over the past year.

 

  • coincides (V.) 同時發生

If the heavy rain had coincided with an extreme high tide, serious flooding would have resulted.

 

  • implode (V.) 崩潰;垮塌

Most nations learned their lesson during the 1930s, when trade imploded and incomes plunged.

 

  • embezzlement (N.) 挪用;盜用公款

She embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.

 

  • turbulence (N.) 動盪,混亂

The era was characterized by political and cultural turbulence

商用英文影片導讀 – US and Qatar sign deal to combat terrorism financing

 

影片名稱:US and Qatar sign deal to combat ‘terrorism financing’

影片來源:http://bit.ly/2tCgL8R

 

◆ 大意:卡達與美國在聯合聲明中表示兩國針對打擊反恐金援簽署合作備忘錄

 

◆ bilateral (adj.) 雙邊(國與國)的

France and Germany have signed a bilateral agreement to help prevent drug smuggling.

 

◆ counterpart (N.) 相對應的人/事/物

The Indian Foreign Minister met his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo last week.

 

◆ memorandum (N.) 備忘錄

The three countries have signed a memorandum pledging to work together.

 

◆ concerted (adj.) 一致的;共同的

The richer countries of the world should take concerted action to help the poorer countries.

 

◆ combat (V.) 打擊;戰鬥

The government is spending millions of dollars in its attempt to combat drug abuse.

 

◆ siege (N.) 圍困;圍剿

The castle was under siege for months, leaving dwelling troops extremely exhausted.

商用英文影片導讀 – How Bitcoin Works in 5 Minutes

 

影片名稱:How Bitcoin Works in 5 Minutes

影片來源:http://bit.ly/2tCgL8R

 

◆ 大意:比特幣的技術內容,簡短五分鐘解釋了
1. 比特幣如何去中心化

2. 如何加密

3. 帳本和挖礦如何運作

 

◆ centralized (adj.) 集中的

Centralized database storage improves data preservation.

 

◆ ledger (N.) 總賬,分類賬

In summary, employees who maintain the accounts receivable subsidiary ledger should not have access to cash receipts.

 

◆ anonymity (N.) 匿名

The police have reassured witnesses that they will be guaranteed anonymity.

 

◆ cryptographic (adj.) 加密的

Cryptographic algorithms are a series of processes used to encipher and decode messages.

 

◆ tally (V.) 符合,吻合

The numbers on your spreadsheet don’t tally with ours.

 

◆ property (N.) 特質

He is studying the medicinal properties of wild plants.

商用英文導讀 – North Korea’s missile programme

 

文章名稱:North Korea’s missile programme

 

文章連結: http://bbc.in/2tPJ8Dy

 

大意:朝鮮於7月4號成功發射洲際彈道導彈 (ICBM),聲稱射程可達美國本土,而經美國科學家研究後證實射程涵蓋阿拉斯加全省。

 

  • arsenal (N.)兵工廠

Police have discovered an arsenal of guns and ammunition in a London house.

 

  • intercontinental (adj.)洲際的

Last month Putin decided to retire silo-housed intercontinental ballistic missiles as their service lives expire.

 

  • miniaturize (V.)使小型化

Apple watch essentially miniaturizes an entire computer system.

 

  • piggyback(V.)揹負

When Mary sprained her ankles, John piggybacked her to the doctors.

 

  • detonate (V.)爆炸;引爆

The bomb was designed to be detonated by a mobile phone.

 

  • decoy (N.)引誘物

It was a decoy to hide the fact that they were also killing members of the political opposition.

 

商用英文導讀 – ICO

文章名稱:Why Everyone’s Talking About ‘Initial Coin Offerings’

文章連結:http://for.tn/2upesGq

◆analogy(N.)比擬,類推

She drew an analogy between childbirth and the creative process.

 

◆murky(adj.)複雜難懂的,不明朗的

He became involved in the murky world of international drug-dealing.

 

◆proponents(N.)提倡者

Steinem has always been a strong proponent of women’s rights.

 

◆tactic(N.)策略,手法

These bomb attacks represent a change of tactics by the terrorists.

 

◆eminently (adv.)非常,特別

Jack is eminently qualified for the job.

 

◆tinker(V.)修補;拙劣的修補

He’s been tinkering with that engine for hours, but it still won’t go.

 

◆virtuous (adj.)有道德的,善良的

He described them as virtuous and hard-working people.

 

◆rampant (adj.)猖獗的,泛濫的

Rampant inflation means that our wage increases soon become worth nothing.

 

◆malicious(adj.)惡意的,惡毒的

He complained that he’d been receiving malicious phone calls.

 

◆wager(V.)賭注,打賭

I’ll wager you $500 that they’ll get there first.

 

 

 

商用英文導讀 – 全球債務飆升

文章名稱:China’s debt surpasses 300 percent of GDP, IIF says, raising doubts over Yellen’s crisis remarks

文章連結:http://cnb.cx/2sB2EhY

◆ deleverage (V.)去槓桿
Deleveraging is when a company or individual attempts to decrease its total financial leverage.

◆ indebtedness (N.)負債
The 2008 financial crisis began with high indebtedness levels by U.S. households.

◆ precautionary (adj.)預先警戒的
It instructed U.K. banks to raise their capital ratios as a precautionary step in the event of an economic slowdown.

◆ syndicated loan (N.)企業聯合貸款
The IIF warned that there’s over $1.9 trillion of emerging market bonds and syndicated loans maturing through to the end of 2017.

◆ household (N.)家戶;個人
China poses a great risk in itself with households accelerating their borrowing.

◆ redemption (N.)贖回;買回
Repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at/ before maturity.