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Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency

It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman...

Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency

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Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook's Massive Cryptocurrency Project The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is set to scrutinize Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions at a hearing set for July 16, Reuters reported on Wednesday, in yet another sign that legislators are extremely wary (to put it mildly) of the company’s shift...
04:17, 06/20/2019

Senate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a...
16:51, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate opens hearing into Facebook plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe....
17:00, 07/16/2019

Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for Joint Chiefs nominee Mark Milley The Senate armed services committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Gen. Mark Milley to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff in two weeks, the panel announced Friday....
21:00, 06/28/2019

Senate panel holds confirmation hearing for Mark Esper, Trump’s nominee for defense secretary Army secretary is expected to face questions about time as a defense lobbyist, and his plan for dealing with Turkey’s purchase of antiaircraft system from Russia....
16:34, 07/16/2019

House Judiciary Committee schedules hearing for Don McGahn, despite White House move to block subpoena The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for Don McGahn next week, but it is unclear if the former White House counsel will agree to appear—the latest development in the battle between congressional Democrats and the White House for test...
18:51, 05/14/2019

House Schedules First Hearing on Mueller’s Findings, Without Mueller The House Judiciary Committee next week will hold the first hearing on the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, but John Dean will headline....
00:00, 06/04/2019

Government Panel Recommends Ban On Cryptocurrency The panel was set up in 2017 by the then finance minister, Arun Jaitley, after reports of extensive money laundering with the use of digital currencies...
16:51, 07/22/2019

Dev-Led Panel To Pick Coach, But No Decision Before SC Hearing The Kapil Dev-led ad-hoc committee has emerged as the frontrunner to pick the next national coach but a final decision on panel formation would be taken only after the next Supreme Court hearing...
19:00, 07/17/2019

House panel plans hearing on proposed mpg freeze Heidi King, deputy NHTSA administrator, and Mary Nichols, head of the California Air Resources Board, are likely to testify when two House subcommittees hold a joint hearing on the controversial plan to freeze federal fuel efficiency rules at 2020 le...
15:34, 06/12/2019

Congressional panel names witnesses for Boeing Max hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — A famous airline pilot and a former safety regulator are among witnesses scheduled for a congressional hearing on the grounded Boeing 737 Max. The House aviation subcommittee said Monday it will hear from Chesley Sullenberger, who s...
03:00, 06/11/2019

U.S. House panel will hold May 15 hearing on grounded Boeing 737 MAX The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a May 15 hearing on the grounded Boeing 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aircraft certification program, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday....
02:51, 05/02/2019

House panel will hold hearing on bill proposing statehood for DC WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform is set to hold a hearing on a bill proposing Washington, D.C., be recognized as the nation’s 51st state. WTOP-FM reports District Mayor Muriel Bowser and Democratic Del. Elea...
16:34, 05/31/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. House panel will hold May 15 hearing on grounded Boeing 737 MAX The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a May 15 hearing on the grounded Boeing 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aircraft certification program, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday....
04:17, 05/02/2019

U.S. House panel to hold July 17 hearing on aviation safety A U.S. House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing next week on aviation safety in the aftermath of two deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crashes since October....
00:00, 07/12/2019

House panel to hold July 17 hearing on aviation safety A U.S. House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing next week on aviation safety in the aftermath of two deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crashes since October....
00:17, 07/12/2019

House panel adopts aggressive format for Barr hearing The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to adopt a more aggressive questioning format for a hearing set for this week with Attorney General William Barr....
19:17, 05/01/2019

House panel to hold hearing on treatment of migrant children The House Oversight Committee has scheduled a hearing next week on the separation and treatment of immigrant children and has launched an investigation into reports of offensive Facebook posts by border patrol officers, the panel said on Tuesday....
23:51, 07/02/2019

Ayodhya Hearing From July 25 If Mediation Panel Rules Out Role: Top Court The mediation panel for the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute will file a status report by next week, after which the Supreme Court will hear the case from July 25 - if the panel opts out. In the last......
08:51, 07/11/2019

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a ...
13:51, 07/16/2019

Don Jr. agrees to appear before Senate panel after GOP flare-up Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, ending — for now — a heated fight within the GOP over the Republican-led panel's Russia investigation. Trump Jr. will be interviewed behind closed doors for up to four...
09:34, 05/15/2019

Canada Panel Slams Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg For Hearing No-Show A panel of politicians from Canada and several other nations criticized Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for ignoring subpoenas Tuesday to appear at a hearing on protecting privacy and......
07:51, 05/29/2019

Watch Senate hearing on cannabis banking reform Lawmakers, industry representatives and advocates are testifying to the Senate committee about the challenges that cannabis companies face in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal....
21:17, 07/23/2019

Senate panel endorses Craft as U.N. envoy The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the nomination of Kelly Craft to be the nation's top diplomat at the U.N., days after new details about the extent of her travels away from her post in Canada were revealed.The 15-7 vote came afte...
22:00, 07/25/2019

US Senate panel takes up what to do with nuclear waste ALBUQUERQUE, NM — It’s been more than a decade since the US government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert. The Obama adminis...
00:34, 06/29/2019

U.S. Senate panel advances nomination for FAA chief The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted narrowly on Wednesday to send the nomination of a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration to the full Senate....
21:51, 07/10/2019

Trump ‘very surprised’ by Senate panel subpoena for Don Jr. President Trump on Thursday said he was “very surprised” to hear that the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed his oldest son after special counsel Robert Mueller cleared Donald Jr. in his report. “Frankly for my son, after be...
21:51, 05/09/2019

Senate panel advances nomination for FAA chief The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted narrowly on Wednesday to send the nomination of a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration to the full Senate....
05:17, 07/11/2019

U.S. Senate intelligence panel subpoenas Trump's son: sources The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., to answer questions about the younger Trump's contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Wednesday....
23:00, 05/08/2019

Senate panel advances emergency border funding The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bipartisan emergency funding bill requested by President Trump to deal with the massive immigration surge along the southern border....
01:51, 06/20/2019

Allies of Trump’s Son Declare War on G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel After Subpoena After the Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., his allies are forcing Republican senators to choose between the panel and the president’s family....
01:51, 05/10/2019

U.S. Senate panel advances Saudi sanctions measure The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday backed legislation that would impose sanctions on the Saudi royal family and block some weapons sales, pushing back against President Donald Trump's close ties to the kingdom....
08:34, 07/26/2019

Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for manslaughter-Brazil Senate panel Iron ore miner Vale SA's chief financial officer and its former chief executive should both be indicted for manslaughter, a Brazilian Senate committee that has been investigating a deadly dam collapse in late January, recommended on Tuesday....
19:00, 07/02/2019

AP sources: Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son will meet with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday behind closed doors, according to two people familiar with the meeting. Donald Trump Jr. heads to Capitol Hill to comply with a sub...
21:17, 06/11/2019

Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Libra Coin Facebook's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on......
08:51, 06/20/2019

Senate Panel Approves Humanitarian Aid for Migrant Refugees (WASHINGTON) — A modified version of President Donald Trump’s $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border swept through a key Senate panel on Wednesday after senior lawmakers rem...
19:34, 06/19/2019

Brazil Senate panel says Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for murder Iron ore miner Vale SA's chief financial officer and its former chief executive should be indicted for murder, a Brazilian Senate committee probing a deadly dam collapse recommended on Tuesday....
00:51, 07/03/2019

‘Trust’ was mentioned 69 times at Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing – nice In the 220-minute-long Senate hearing where Facebook’s head of Calibra, David Marcus, was grilled on the company’s “cryptocurrency” plans, the word trust was mentioned every two minutes on average, working out to 69 times in total. Not all of these i...
15:51, 07/18/2019

Barr to face Dem grilling in first Senate hearing since Mueller report release Senate Democrats are expected to grill Attorney General William Barr in a dramatic and explosive hearing on Wednesday, as he faces lawmakers' questions for the first time since releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report amid accusations...
05:00, 05/01/2019

Acting border chief defends agency in Senate hearing on conditions Mark Morgan, the acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on Tuesday defended conditions at migrant detention facilities as well as the agency's officers....
03:51, 07/31/2019

John Hyten’s subdued, not-so-bad Senate hearing may be just enough to get him confirmed as nation’s No. 2 officer VINDICATED?: Facing a potentially career-ending allegation of sexual assault, Air Force Gen. John Hyten was effectively cleared yesterday by a bipartisan majority of senators on the Armed Services Committee who made clear that they believed his categ...
18:17, 07/31/2019

Still no briefing for Senate intel panel on Mueller report: sources The only committee of the U.S. Congress running a genuinely bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics has still had no word from the Trump administration on briefing the panel about the Mueller report's counterintelligence findings, congr...
01:34, 06/06/2019

Facebook called before Senate panel over digital currency project Facebook Inc's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on the project....
00:00, 06/20/2019

Donald Trump Jr. Tells Senate Panel He Hasn’t Lied Mr. Trump told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had been truthful in past testimony, as the House Intelligence Committee started its own Russia investigation....
09:51, 06/13/2019

Senate panel OKs aid to ease migrant surge at southern border The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved $4.6 billion in largely humanitarian aid to address a surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, with a vote expected in the full Senate as soon as next week....
23:34, 06/19/2019

Senate panel focuses on missing, slain indigenous women ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key congressional committee is holding a hearing on a slate of legislation aimed at addressing the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. The bills before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs would requi...
21:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Digital Currency Project Facebook's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on the......
08:51, 06/20/2019

Trump Jr. to testify on Russia contacts before GOP-led Senate intelligence panel Donald Trump Jr. will testify before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday behind closed doors, Fox News has learned, as part of what the president has called an "unfair" effort to subject his son to yet another interview on R...
05:17, 06/12/2019

North Carolina Senate panel OKs bill for voter ID denial fix RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Altered rules on how North Carolina student and employee identification cards must be authenticated before they qualify as voter identification required for next year’s elections are advancing through the state legislature....
21:34, 05/21/2019

David Marcus, head of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency, grilled by skeptical Senate lawmakers Senate lawmakers said Tuesday they don't trust a plan by Facebook to devise and roll out an entirely new digital cryptocurrency system, the Libra, next year....
22:00, 07/16/2019

Booker dodges question about spokesperson's Biden 'senate judiciary hearing' tweet 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker was unable on Sunday to clarify a tweet his spokesman sent out about former Vice President Joe Biden getting “his own Senate Judiciary Hearing.”...
21:51, 07/21/2019

Senate panel backs Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions bill A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday to slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen Moscow's economic grip on...
00:51, 08/01/2019

‘Glad This Is Finally Over.’ Donald Trump Jr. Speaks Out After Senate Panel Inquiry (WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, said he is “glad this is finally over” after speaking to the Senate Intelligence Committee for around three hours on Wednesday. Trump Jr. said he was happy to clarif...
20:34, 06/12/2019

Senate panel to vote next week on sanctions on Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline A U.S. Senate committee is due to vote next week on a bill that would slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen M...
08:34, 07/26/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for manslaughter-Brazil Senate panel Iron ore miner Vale SA's chief financial officer and its former chief executive should both be indicted for manslaughter, a Brazilian Senate committee that has been investigating a deadly dam collapse in late January, recommended on Tuesday....
20:00, 07/02/2019

U.S. Senate intelligence panel to interview Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday: source Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, will be interviewed on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, a congressional source said on Tuesday....
23:17, 06/11/2019

U.S. Senate panel approves Trump’s Pentagon pick despite sex misconduct allegations Gen. John Hyten flatly denied the allegations during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week, and an Air Force investigation found no evidence to support the accusations....
04:17, 08/01/2019

Senate sets quick hearing to act ‘expeditiously’ on Mark Esper's nomination to be defense secretary The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a Tuesday confirmation hearing to “act expeditiously to consider” the nomination of Army Secretary Mark Esper to be defense secretary....
21:17, 07/11/2019

Senate cannabis hearing shows challenges to rewriting pot laws despite growing support in Congress A much-hyped congressional hearing on easing cannabis banking restrictions served as a reminder Tuesday that reforming pot laws remains an uphill battle in Congress despite growing bipartisan support among lawmakers....
21:17, 07/23/2019

Watch live: AG William Barr defends handling of Mueller report at Senate hearing U.S. Attorney General William Barr testified before a Senate committee Wednesday to answer more questions about the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller....
22:17, 05/01/2019

Mark Esper headed for quick confirmation after acing largely bipartisan Senate hearing ON THE GLIDE SLOPE: Mark Esper, President Trump’s fallback nominee to head the Defense Department, did everything he needed to do yesterday to win quick and easy confirmation. With one notable exception (more on that below), he cruised effortlessly t...
13:51, 07/17/2019

Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel for further testimony on campaign’s Russia contacts The Intelligence Committee wants to speak to the president’s eldest son a second time in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election....
01:51, 05/09/2019

Donald Trump Jr to give closed-door testimony to Senate panel – live Attorney general William Barr and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross face contempt vote in House over 2020 censusSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.28pm BST As the day grinds into gear, here’s a little more background on Trump Jr’s ex...
15:51, 06/12/2019

U.S. Senate panel approves Trump nominee Rosen as deputy attorney general The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to approve President Donald Trump's deputy attorney general nominee, Jeffrey Rosen, an action that paves the way for a confirmation vote on Rosen by the full Senate....
18:17, 05/09/2019

'Nothing to correct': Donald Trump Jr. returns to Senate panel to testify about Russia probe Donald Trump Jr. began testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he is expected to be asked about aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow....
18:17, 06/12/2019

Kamala Harris tells Colbert that Senate panel will push on with Trump probe During Sen. Kamala Harris’ appearance on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday, the 2020 presidential hopeful said the Senate Intelligence Committee will not stop its investigation into President Trump despite what Harris described as Trump'...
14:51, 05/23/2019

With Rare Comity, Senate Panel Advances Bills to Lower Health Costs The Senate health committee approved a suite of bills to address rising health costs — including surprise medical bills and prescription drug prices — and raise the legal smoking age....
01:17, 06/27/2019

Senate Panel Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr In Russian Election Meddling Probe President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr was subpoenaed Wednesday to testify by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian election meddling, US media reported....
02:34, 05/09/2019

Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election, Senate panel report finds – live Senate intelligence committee report details ‘unprecedented’ Russian activity as Republicans refuse to consider election security billsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.33pm BST Elizabeth Warren announced that her presidential c...
17:00, 07/26/2019

U.S. Senate panel approves Trump's nominee Rosen to serve as deputy attorney general The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to approve President Donald Trump's Deputy Attorney General nominee Jeffrey Rosen, an action that now paves the way for Rosen to receive a confirmation vote by the full Senate....
17:00, 05/09/2019

Defied by Trump, House panel holds rapid hearing without ex-White House lawyer The U.S. House of Representatives committee that would handle any impeachment of President Donald Trump briefly convened and then adjourned a hearing on Tuesday with another empty chair at the witness table, as former White House counsel Don McGahn d...
17:34, 05/21/2019

Senate panel wants to bring back drug proposal loved by Big Pharma in new White House-backed bill Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he wants to revive an abandoned White House proposal that would have eliminated rebates from government drug plans....
16:51, 07/27/2019

U.S. trade chief Robert Lighthizer talks Mexico trade, China tariffs in Senate hearing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified in the Senate Tuesday, where he gave details on the Trump administration's trade policy and faced questioning about the enduring trade conflict with China....
21:51, 06/18/2019

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22:51, 06/26/2019

CBOE, C2, CFE, and CBSX Trading Schedules CHICAGO, December 9, 2010 - CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced the trading schedules for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), C2 Options Exchange (C2), CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), and CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) in observance of the...
20:51, 05/02/2019

Nintendo schedules E3 Direct for June 11th Nintendo fans, grab your diaries: the company has announced its plans for E3. The house of Mario will start with two tournaments, the Splatoon 2 World Championship and three-versus-three Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship, on June 8th. It....
19:51, 05/09/2019

Baseball Regional Tournament Schedules Announced Lexington (LEX 18) – The KHSAA Baseball Region Tournament schedule have officially been released. Here is a look at the 10-12th region schedules: 10th Region Baseball Tournament Quarterfinals At  Montgomery Co. HS   Friday, May 24 Montgomery C...
01:34, 05/24/2019

HTC schedules event next week, might announce the HTC U19e The HTC U12+Although HTC’s smartphone business may seem pretty dead at the moment, the company is actually gearing up to launch a new product. And in order to commemorate its arrival, the Taiwan-based company has announced a new event on June 11th th...
16:34, 06/06/2019

RJ Barrett schedules pro day as Knicks mull options Duke swingman RJ Barrett will stage a pro day with the rest of agent Bill Duffy’s draft-eligibles Tuesday at UCLA. Unlike the other participants, however, Barrett is not expected to perform drills — just interview with teams and speak with the media....
07:00, 05/22/2019

‘SEC on CBS’ schedules starts with Alabama-South Carolina Alabama at South Carolina on Sept. 14 will start CBS’ SEC football schedule this season; Notre Dame’s trip to Georgia the next week positioned to be prime-time game for network...
20:00, 05/29/2019

Court schedules arguments over Arpaio’s pardon appeal PHOENIX (AP) — A court has scheduled arguments on Oct. 23 in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s appeal of a ruling that refused to erase his criminal record after he was pardoned by President Donald Trump. Arpaio was convicted of misdemeanor contempt ...
19:17, 08/14/2019

Southwest schedules without Boeing 737 MAX until Nov. 2, freezes pilot hiring Southwest Airlines Co joined U.S. rivals on Thursday in cancelling more flights until early November due to the continued grounding of Boeing Co's 737 MAX, which has also prompted the low-cost carrier to freeze new pilot hiring....
00:17, 07/19/2019

US Resumes Use Of Death Penalty After Two Decades, Schedules 5 Executions The US Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death......
20:34, 07/25/2019

Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates....
18:34, 07/25/2019

US justice department resumes use of death penalty and schedules five executions William Barr announces he has reinstated a policy dormant for 16 years, following authorization from Congress and signing by TrumpThe US government is set to carry out the death penalty for the first time in 16 years, William Barr, the attorney gener...
02:51, 07/26/2019

CBOE, C2, CFE, and CBSX Trading Schedules for Christmas and New Year's Holidays CHICAGO, December 9, 2011 - CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced the following trading schedules for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), C2 Options Exchange (C2), CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) in observan...
18:51, 05/02/2019

GM schedules temporary layoff for Canada plant, shift cut in Mexico The cutbacks by General Motors in Canada and Mexico come amid declining new-vehicle sales in North America and in other markets and as trade tensions escalate....
01:51, 08/08/2019

UPDATE 2-Southwest schedules without Boeing 737 MAX until Nov. 2, freezes pilot hiring Southwest Airlines Co joined U.S. rivals on Thursday in cancelling more flights until early November due to the continued grounding of Boeing Co's 737 MAX, which has also prompted the low-cost carrier to freeze new pilot hiring....
17:51, 07/18/2019

U.S. Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades-long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates....
22:17, 07/25/2019

Fantasy football: Running backs with easiest schedules, best values New England Patriots running back Sony Michel could be the steal of your draft this season, according to UPI senior sports writer Alex Butler. Read for more running backs with easy schedules in 2019....
11:17, 08/14/2019

House Judiciary schedules vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote for later this week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not turning over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full unredacted report....
18:00, 05/06/2019

Cummings schedules testimony from ex-White House security official in clearance probe House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., scheduled an interview for this upcoming Wednesday with former White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline amid the Congressional investigation into White House security clearances....
23:00, 04/28/2019

T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom schedules meeting as Sprint deal nears approval - report Deutsche Telekom has scheduled a meeting of senior management on Wednesday as it expects U.S. regulators to approve the proposed merger of its T-Mobile US with rival Sprint, according to business daily Handelsblatt....
09:17, 07/24/2019

AMD schedules Epyc Rome for Q3 2019, Navi GPUs in July, and third-generation Ryzen on July 7 In a pre-show Computex 2019 keynote, AMD announced Epyc Rome was coming in Q3 2019, Navi GPUs in July, and third-generation Ryzen on July 7.Read More...
13:51, 05/27/2019

Cryptocurrency 101: What every business needs to know There’s promise and peril in the still-evolving world of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. Here's everything individuals and businesses need to know about the basics of wallets, exchanges, and the next directions in this expanding ecosystem...
20:51, 06/18/2019

Cryptocurrency Q1 roundup: How did XRP perform? Cryptocurrency and blockchain were built to usurp centralized authorities like governments and banks. And then came Ripple, the digital asset that throws the cypherpunk ideology straight out the window. Ripple has managed to make cryptocurrencies and...
16:17, 05/03/2019

FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products Financial Conduct Authority says crypto-assets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatileThe UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to digital cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, warning that such products co...
17:34, 07/03/2019

You can now buy shares in this brewery using cryptocurrency Paying for coffee with Bitcoin is a common trope in the cryptocurrency industry, but what about beer? More specifically, what about buying shares of a beer company with Bitcoin? The edgy Scotland-based brewery BrewDog announced yesterday that it’s ex...
15:00, 07/05/2019

There are now over 5,000 cryptocurrency ATMs around the world The number of cryptocurrency ATMs worldwide continues to grow. The 5,000 milestone appears to have been reached in the past few weeks. As of June 1, there were 4,858 cryptocurrency ATMs. According to data from CoinATMradar.com, there are now 5,011 of...
13:51, 06/26/2019

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Face U.K. Ban A British regulator proposed a ban on selling derivatives based on bitcoin and other digital currencies to individual investors, calling these products “unsuitable investments” for nonprofessionals....
13:17, 07/04/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
00:17, 06/14/2019

The small nations going big on cryptocurrency Belarus is among a handful of smaller countries creating rule books for digital currencies, which could help shape the development of the global market.Read More...
13:17, 07/29/2019

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Upcoming Cryptocurrency In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook’s working on a cryptocurrency. There have been plenty of rumors floating around on the secretive project, codenamed Libra, for a while now, but this week we saw the floodgates open with reports of a likely official ...
03:00, 06/08/2019

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users acro...
17:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
02:00, 07/05/2019

JP Morgan claims big institutions are hot for its (non-)cryptocurrency Despite dividing opinions earlier this year with its “cryptocurrency” JPM Coin, American bank JP Morgan is rolling out its blockchain-based tech to more clients. JP Morgan says potential clients from the US, Europe, and Japan are interested in using ...
18:00, 06/25/2019

What’s a cryptocurrency exit scam and how do I spot one? Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Google ‘cryptocurrency’ and the likelihood is you’ll see ‘exit scam’ somewhere in the results. But, what ar...
20:17, 07/16/2019

The FBI wants help from victims of QuadrigaCX's cryptocurrency collapse Remember that wild cryptocurrency story from earlier this year? The one where a Canadian exchange shut down shortly after co-founder and CEO Gerald Cotten died, claiming he was the only one who could access its wallets. Wallets that should've st...
12:34, 06/05/2019

Nvidia’s revenues still hit by death of cryptocurrency Nvidia has announced its earnings for the second quarter of the 2020 financial year, and it appears that the graphics giant is still feeling the effects of the death of cryptocurrency, with revenue falling by 17%.A few years ago, the cryptocurrency c...
12:51, 08/16/2019

Facebook getting serious about cryptocurrency as new business model Facebook could integrate cryptocurrency payments into its social network, rewarding users with micropayments for viewing advertisements or allowing people to send payments through messaging apps....
17:34, 05/03/2019

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency for FB users Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency for its 2 billion-plus users worldwide. The currency, called Libra, could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms, but also raise privacy concerns. (June 18) &...
23:51, 06/18/2019

It sure looks like Apple is gearing up for more cryptocurrency apps At this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) the company is set to announce the release of “CryptoKit;” a cryptography-oriented tool kit for Apple developers. While the iPhone-maker avoids mentioning the magical words ‘blockchain’ and ...
19:17, 06/05/2019

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency Happy Wednesday to you. If you're a Firefox user, update your browser. We'll wait. If you're into crypto, read up on Facebook's own take on digital currency (and explain it to me if you could). If you're into Quidditch and hi...
14:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
06:17, 06/14/2019

Is Cryptocurrency Ready for Stephen Moore? Pundit Stephen Moore didn’t get onto the Federal Reserve Board, but he has joined a “decentralized central bank” that hopes to tame cryptocurrencies like bitcoin....
18:17, 06/25/2019

Nonprofits using cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family’s savings had been devastated by the nation’s hyperinflation, lim...
07:17, 05/23/2019

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra crypt...
18:34, 07/16/2019

Government Cryptocurrency Cop Heads to Law Firm The former government lawyer who managed Washington’s crackdown on cryptocurrency fraud is joining Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a white-shoe law firm whose clients include some of Wall Street’s biggest banks and stock exchanges....
02:00, 08/21/2019

AT&T is the first major US wireless carrier to let you pay via cryptocurrency If you’re an AT&T mobile customer, and you have some extra bitcoin lying around that you’re not doing anything with, you can now use it to pay your phone bill. AT&T just became the first big US wireless carrier to announce that its custom...
05:17, 05/25/2019

Cryptocurrency Is "Not Money", Says Donald Trump US President Donald Trump expressed his mistrust of cryptocurrency Thursday, saying it was "not money" and warning that those wishing to join the trade would have to abide by banking regulations....
10:51, 07/12/2019

Tech Tips: Cryptocurrency Business One major tech giant is trying to get into the cryptocurrency business, News 4 Tucson’s Quincey Hobbs takes a closer look on how it works. Learn more in the video below....
12:36, 07/06/2019

Facebook is already awash with fraudulent ads about its own cryptocurrency Facebook revealed its cryptocurrency plans just a month ago, and already it's the subject of a wave of fraudulent ads. As The Washington Post reports, around a dozen fake accounts, pages and groups have appeared on Facebook and Instagram, presen...
19:00, 07/23/2019

The Cryptocurrency That's Leading the Pack in 2019 Our Cryptocurrency analysis showed subscribers a bullish Elliott Wave trade set-up on Cardano's price chart, namely: A third wave. See it for yourself....
15:51, 05/01/2019

Rick Santorum Is a Cryptocurrency Guy Now, Apparently In what is either an incredible blockchain-enabled monetization opportunity or a sign that perhaps the gears are finally starting to fall out of this thing, Republican politician, failed presidential candidate, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Sa...
09:17, 06/12/2019

Cryptocurrency Q1 roundup: How did Ethereum perform? Ethereum’s creators wanted to create a platform that would allow users all over the world to write decentralized applications, and use the Ethereum blockchain as what it calls a “world computer.” Ethereum made smart contracts a common part of the blo...
20:51, 05/01/2019

Bitcoin 101: Your essential guide to cryptocurrency Thomson ReutersBitcoin is everywhere. The cryptocurrency is seemingly in the news every day as investors and businesses try to understand the future of this digital finance. But what is Bitcoin all about?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderS...
23:51, 08/04/2019

Libras unhappy with name for new Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency won't be seen until next year, but an unusual chorus of criticism is already being heard -- specifically, from persons born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23....
00:17, 06/20/2019

The IRS won’t stop until it collects all the cryptocurrency tax it’s owed They said the government couldn’t control it. They said it could never be regulated. But as certain as death, they will try to tax it. And it seems the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) won’t rest until it’s got every last tax dollar from cryptocurre...
11:17, 08/15/2019

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Tru...
10:51, 07/16/2019

Facebook's cryptocurrency may debut this month Facebook's long-rumored cryptocurrency may be on the cusp of launching, and with a few twists to boot. The Information sources say the digital money is expected to premiere later in June. The social network is reportedly planning a big push th...
01:51, 06/06/2019

Facebook could announce its own cryptocurrency next month Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this month according to a new report from The Information.Last year, the company appointed former PayPal ex...
00:51, 06/07/2019

Mastercard is assembling its own cryptocurrency team Big payment companies face revolutionary pressures from the development of digital money. Mastercard, which is partnered with Facebook on its Libra cryptocurrency announced in June, is now putting together its own cryptocurrency team. “Do you have th...
23:51, 08/18/2019

How to protect your hearing Listening to loud music, going to the cinema and even travelling on public transport can harm your hearing. An audiology specialist advises on how to avoid damageThe biggest risk to hearing is noise. Over time, listening to loud music through headpho...
20:34, 05/19/2019

FDA Holds Hearing About CBD (LEX 18)– As the popularity of CBD products continues to surge, the Food and Drug Administration is takings its first steps to determine how to regulate the burgeoning industry. The FDA held its first public hearing Friday on Cannabis and Canna...
01:51, 06/01/2019

New cryptocurrency mining malware is spreading across Thailand and the US With the infamous cryptocurrency mining script Coinhive now offline, you’d be forgiven for thinking crypto-jacking was a thing of the past. Sadly though, security researchers have uncovered a new malware family that’s attacking hardware to get it to ...
23:17, 06/04/2019

Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to trust' them with their personal information in order for it to succeed. (June 18)   ...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, an...
12:34, 07/12/2019

From Belarus to Bahrain, the small states going big on cryptocurrency When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017, their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but went on for three times that long....
15:17, 07/29/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans for its own global digital currency, Libra, which aims to allow users to make purch...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned the social network’s plans for a digital currency called Libra could allow corporations involved in the scheme to wield p...
18:00, 06/21/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency in Bid to Reshape Finance Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users....
20:51, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
22:34, 06/18/2019

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others like bitcoin more in the mainstream....
21:51, 06/18/2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Blockport goes bankrupt after failed STO An Amsterdam-based cryptocurrency exchange is facing an uncertain future. Blockport has declared bankruptcy after its security token offering (STO) failed to meet its minimum expectations last month. Blockport’s STO failed to reach its soft cap of €1...
13:00, 06/04/2019

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it warily....
06:34, 06/26/2019

Australia: Cryptocurrency unlikely for retail payments, Facebook or not The world is still processing the specifics of Facebook‘s Libra digital currency, but even the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has realized it’s set to rub cryptocurrency purists the wrong way. In a whopping 5,800-word paper published earlier today, ...
13:17, 06/20/2019

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17:51, 05/09/2019

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A Facebook executive in charge of the planned digital coin, known as Libra, received a harsh reception T...
04:51, 07/17/2019

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits from a new and anonymous form of storing wealth....
12:51, 05/22/2019

Brave now lets you tip people on Twitter with cryptocurrency You can now tip your favorite Twitter users directly with cryptocurrency with the latest build of the Chromium-based open source browser Brave. The latest Nightly build of Brave will let users send digital tokens as a tip to tweeters of their choosin...
15:34, 05/24/2019

Finland’s new cryptocurrency regulation forces AML on industry Cryptocurrency businesses in Finland will now have to register with the country’s financial watchdog. As a result of the ACT OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY PROVIDERS, which comes into force on May 1, businesses will have to adhere with statutory requirements, i...
16:51, 04/29/2019

Cryptocurrency Investors Shrug Off Tether Woes A pillar of the young cryptocurrency market is wobbling following allegations that the dollar reserves backing popular digital coin tether have been compromised, but investors don’t seem concerned....
00:00, 04/30/2019

Fed, Congress Promise Scrutiny of Facebook Cryptocurrency The social network began to learn how Washington will check its push into digital currencies, with leaders of the Federal Reserve and an influential Senate committee saying they will scrutinize its rollout....
06:34, 06/20/2019

AMD Radeon VII is the new king of Ethereum cryptocurrency mining The AMD Radeon VII, AMD’s recent high-end graphics card, isn’t just great at pushing pixels while playing games, as it appears to be the new king of Ethereum cryptocurrency mining when it comes to performance.According to VoskCoin, a me...
11:30, 04/30/2019

Mnuchin joins chorus against Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan has finally found a place where it isn’t controversial — because everybody in Washington seems to hate it. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday became the latest to blast “Libra,” the digital currency the social ...
04:17, 07/16/2019

Discuss the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency at TNW2019 With giants like Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel now experimenting with blockchain, the possibility of adoption is on the table. But how can we overcome the issues we face? At TNW Conference, our dedicated Hard Fork track will explore just that. In part...
17:00, 04/30/2019

Flexa launches mobile app for spending cryptocurrency Flexa has launched a global payment network and mobile app to help people buy and sell their cryptocurrency and make payments at select retailers.Read More...
21:00, 05/13/2019

PwC has a new cryptocurrency auditing tool… and actually, it sounds alright One of the Big Four financial auditing and business services firms, PwC, wants to lend a hand to cryptocurrency businesses and help them keep track of their blockchain transactions. In an announcement released yesterday, PwC says the addition will be...
14:51, 06/20/2019

Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft Enlarge / An AT&T store in New Jersey. (credit: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) When Michael Terpin's smartphone suddenly stopped working in June 2017, he knew it wasn't a good sign. He called his cellular provider, AT&...
22:00, 07/23/2019

Libra cryptocurrency will increase financial inclusion The Libra Association, created in part by Facebook to launch a digital currency, is not in tension with regulatory oversight, writes Dante Disparte.       ...
03:51, 07/04/2019

Facebook reportedly launching new cryptocurrency in June Facebook is expected to announce its digital currency at some point this month, as the social network company has found outside backers that will help strengthen the trust in its upcoming cryptocurrency, The Information reports.The report mentions t...
20:51, 06/08/2019

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than any cryptocurrency that came before it. “Design of ...
19:34, 07/08/2019

Steer Clear of Libra Cryptocurrency Scams Libra hasn’t even officially debuted on Facebook yet, but the highly anticipated cryptocurrency has already gotten a ton of interests—from scammers. In fact, it’s hard to tell who is more interested in Libra at this point: those looking to make a qui...
19:34, 07/23/2019

Facebook’s cryptocurrency might work like loyalty points Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg checks his phone during the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) If Facebook's pivot from town square to private living room wa...
21:00, 05/05/2019

WeChat quietly bans cryptocurrency fundraising The Chinese equivalent of WhatsApp, WeChat, has updated its terms of service to ban merchants from fundraising by using tokens or cryptocurrencies. The Tencent-operated chat messaging app quietly revised its policy last month; the new policy will tak...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Facebook's cryptocurrency plan is taking shape The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW looks at what's behind Facebook's not-so-cryptic plan....
15:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digital cash called Libra....
08:51, 07/18/2019

Bitcoin whale moved $212 million in cryptocurrency — for just $3.93 An infamous Bitcoin ‘whale’ has moved an enormous cryptocurrency fortune in a single transaction, and the network charged less than $4 in fees. Bitcointalk's famous whale Loaded is moving its 40k BTC stash again.https://t.co/t6y909jN2Ehttps://t.co/Tr...
13:34, 05/02/2019

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020....
00:00, 07/18/2019

IRS reminds 10,000 taxpayers that cryptocurrency is subject to taxes By the end of August, an estimated 10,000 taxpayers will receive letters from the IRS warning them that they may owe back taxes on unreported cryptocurrency earnings. While it might not be immediately obvious, you must include cryptocurrency earnings...
23:34, 07/26/2019

IRS Sending Warning Letters to More Than 10,000 Cryptocurrency Holders The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency holders, warning about penalties for failing to report income and pay tax on transactions involving virtual currencies....
21:52, 07/26/2019

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments....
18:00, 06/18/2019

House to hold second hearing on 737 Max The June 19 will be the second held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the FAA's process for certifying the Boeing jet....
06:17, 06/12/2019

Mueller hearing may be delayed The House Judiciary Committee is discussing delaying former special counsel Robert Mueller's public testimony one week until July 24 to allow more time for Mueller to testify....
22:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook reportedly courting help from Winklevoss twins for its cryptocurrency As Facebook continues to poke around at the possibility of creating its own digital currency, it's created the possibility for the unlikeliest of reunions. According to the Financial Times, the social networking giant has held talks with the Win...
20:17, 05/24/2019

IRS is going after cryptocurrency users with warning letters about back taxes The IRS has begun sending thousands of letters to US cryptocurrency holders warning them they may have incorrectly reported the taxes they owe on their transactions involving digital money....
19:17, 07/27/2019

Facebook is launching a ‘global’ cryptocurrency in 2020 – we’re all doomed Rumors that Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency haven’t exactly flown under the radar. And with the latest revelation, the Facebook cryptocurrency machine looks set to step up a gear. Facebook says it will be launching its cryptocurrency – ...
15:34, 05/24/2019

WSJ: Facebook's cryptocurrency finds backing from PayPal and Uber Facebook has secured some pretty big backers for Project Libra, according to The Wall Street Journal. PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard are reportedly investing around $10 million each in the social network's cryptocurrency. Other investors incl...
10:34, 06/14/2019

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020 Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decisionFacebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries.The currency, dubbed GlobalCoin, would ena...
11:51, 05/24/2019

55,000 Brazilians scammed out of $200M+ worth of fake cryptocurrency A Brazilian cryptocurrency crime cartel has been shut down after conning over 55,000 investors for over $200 million. The cartel ran an unlicensed financial institution without authorization from Brazil’s Central Bank. The scammers claimed to offer c...
12:00, 05/22/2019

Yet another cryptocurrency mining botnet caught targeting China It seems we can’t go more than a week without news of a new cryptocurrency mining malware or botnet being discovered. This time, security researchers have uncovered another Monero mining botnet that’s targeting China. One of Trend Micro’s security sy...
17:51, 06/13/2019

$200M cryptocurrency mixing operation dismantled by Eurocops A cryptocurrency mixing service that turned over $200 million worth of Bitcoin has been shut down following an investigation led by authorities from a number of European nations. The Dutch anti-fraud agency (FIOD) and Public Prosecution Service annou...
14:51, 05/23/2019

Rabobank is the second major bank to cancel its cryptocurrency wallet After exploring the opportunity last year, major Dutch bank Rabobank has decided it’s not going to take its plans for a cryptocurrency wallet any further. In February last year, news surfaced that Rabobank was working on a cryptocurrency service – ca...
14:51, 05/23/2019

Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers: WSJ Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday....
03:34, 06/14/2019

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expected next year....
09:34, 06/19/2019

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy...
00:17, 06/19/2019

House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency You knew Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency would come under scrutiny as soon as it became official, and the US government isn't wasting any time. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters has issued a statement calling on F...
01:51, 06/19/2019

UN: North Korean cryptocurrency hackers have earned up to $2 billion so far The financial impact of North Korea‘s hacking and cryptocurrency exploits could be much larger than first thought. According to a UN report, seen by CNN, North Korea could have earned up to $2 billion by hacking overseas financial institutions and cr...
14:17, 08/06/2019

Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency 'GlobalCoin' in 2020 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook is reportedly developing a digital payments system that will be rolled out in several countries by the first quarter of 2020. The BBC reported the company has been holding meetings with trading firms and officia...
23:00, 05/25/2019

Bullish Brits lost $34M to cryptocurrency scams last year British investors lost £27 million ($34.38 million) to cryptocurrency scams over the last financial year, according to one of the UK’s financial regulators. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reports that between April 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019 th...
12:00, 05/21/2019

Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency A blockchain startup hacked its users’ wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security researchers advised the Komodo Platform of a ‘backdoor‘ in Agama, one of its older wallet apps, that wou...
22:00, 06/06/2019

New details about Facebook’s cryptocurrency make it sound even worse Given its history of managing our data, it shouldn’t take much to convince you that Facebook managing our money is probably a terrible idea. That said, it seems the social media giant is actually aware of that particular challenge. Facebook plans to ...
14:51, 06/06/2019

Hackers hid malware in a fake trading app to steal your cryptocurrency Security researchers have uncovered a knock-off cryptocurrency trading website designed to steal the funds of unwitting victims. Cybercriminals have created a website that imitates the Cryptohopper cryptocurrency trading platform to distribute malwar...
22:00, 06/06/2019

Coinbase and Barclays split up – but the cryptocurrency exchange already has a new banking bae Just days after Coinbase announced the removal of support for Zcash for UK customers, reports suggest the cryptocurrency exchange is parting ways with banking mainstay Barclays. Sources familiar with the matter told CoinDesk that Barclays is no longe...
14:51, 08/14/2019

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
12:00, 06/18/2019

U.S. investor awarded $75 million in cryptocurrency crime case U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin won $75.8 million in a civil judgment against a 21-year-old man who Terpin said was part of a scheme that defrauded him of digital currencies, court documents showed on Friday....
02:00, 05/11/2019

Cryptocurrency scammer’s victim gets record $75.8 million judgment In January 2018, tech entrepreneur Michael Terpin got scammed out of $23.8 million in cryptocurrency. On Monday, May 13, it was announced that the 62-year-old Nevada resident is getting payback: The Los Angeles Superior Court awarded Terpin a record-...
22:51, 05/13/2019

Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency on Reddit, followed by Ethereum and Monero Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency on Reddit with an average of 3,600 comments about the digital currency being posted every day. On the other hand, Ethereum and Monero are the protagonists of 500 and 380 daily comments respectively. That’s a...
16:34, 06/11/2019

Facebook warned Libra cryptocurrency will come under close scrutiny UK financial regulator highlights concerns over consumer protection and privacy Facebook’s plans for a global cryptocurrency, Libra, will warrant close scrutiny by governments across the world, according to one of the UK’s most senior financial regul...
11:17, 07/03/2019

Democrats call on Facebook to abandon Libra cryptocurrency Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, compared Facebook to scandal-plagued Wells Fargo and said the tech giant shouldn't be allowed to proceed....
21:34, 07/17/2019

The Hull City AFC ‘cryptocurrency’ buyout has quietly fallen through Contrary to what reports from last year suggested, English Championship football club Hull City AFC won’t be getting acquired by cryptocurrency crowd funding platform SportyCo. According to sources familiar with the matter, SportyCo’s managing direct...
20:51, 05/01/2019

European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency Facebook's fledgling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project....
21:34, 06/25/2019

Bitcoin passes $11,000 on news of Facebook's cryptocurrency plan The original cryptocurrency hits 15-month high as traders bet move will legitimise sectorThe price of bitcoin has surged above $11,000 (£8,600), its highest level in 15 months, amid renewed hype over cryptocurrencies after Facebook said it was planni...
22:17, 06/24/2019

Hackers Swipe More Than $40 Million of Bitcoin From Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers stole more than $40 million worth of bitcoin from its platform in what it called a “large scale security breach.”...
10:17, 05/08/2019

$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lost $32m (£25m) in the latest apparent hack on volatile virtual monies.Remixpoint, which runs the Bitp...
14:34, 07/12/2019

Why governments around the world are afraid of Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency Critics worry Libra would threaten government-backed currencies and consumer privacy, while giving Facebook reign over an unprecedented global financial system....
21:00, 07/12/2019

UK drafts collaborative plan to crack down on cryptocurrency crime The UK government is seeking to crack down on the use of crypto assets for money laundering or other illicit activities. To do so, the government has published the Economic Crime Plan, agreed between the Chancellor Philip Hammond, Home Secretary Saji...
16:17, 07/15/2019

MyDashWallet was compromised for 2 MONTHS — users, move your cryptocurrency MyDashWallet, a service that purports to be the fastest way of using DASH cryptocurrency, has revealed its platform was compromised for two whole months, and is now urging users to move their funds as soon as possible (if they’re still there). “The h...
16:17, 07/15/2019

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers' data....
23:17, 07/17/2019

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powel...
10:17, 07/11/2019

Cryptocurrency Exchange Koinex Shuts Operations: 10 Things To Know Cryptocurrency exchange Koinex on Thursday announced its decision to shut down all of its digital assets exchange services and operations. In a series of posts on microblogging site Twitter, Koinex......
15:17, 06/27/2019

US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democrat Maxine Waters, wants to examine risks around cyber secur...
12:00, 07/03/2019

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social media giant’s dubious track record with privacy. Now, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is...
20:51, 07/03/2019

Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from cryptocurrency exchanges. Until March, rogue Monero miners were hypothetically able to create “speci...
22:17, 07/04/2019

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo....
01:51, 07/06/2019

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on your answer!...
15:00, 06/30/2019

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compares with systems already out there....
11:51, 06/28/2019

Coinbase lets you copy its top cryptocurrency traders with new tool Coinbase has today launched a tool that enables users to see information based on the activity of its top traders.  As part of the new launch, customers will see the anonymized data of the top 10 percent of users and can use the information to create...
15:51, 07/18/2019

Israeli hacker allegedly stole $1.7M in cryptocurrency from Europeans A cybercriminal from Israel is facing a long list of felonies associated with the supposed theft of $1.7 million (6.1 million NIS) in various cryptocurrencies. The perp, 31-year old Eliyahu Gigi from Tel Aviv, reportedly stole Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ...
11:34, 07/18/2019

Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System Facebook is recruiting dozens of financial firms and online merchants to help launch a cryptocurrency-based payments system on the back of its social network....
02:34, 05/03/2019

France creating G7 cryptocurrency taskforce, says central banker France will set up a G7 taskforce on "stable coin" projects, including Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency, that will be led by European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure, France's central bank Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on F...
10:17, 06/21/2019

Venezuelans go after diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi with $30M lawsuit A group of Venezuelans that moved to the US to “start a new life” are suing a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that allegedly backed its coins with real diamonds. On Friday last week, a group of Venezuelans submitted a lawsuit claiming they we...
14:00, 07/16/2019

Senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle questioned the social media company on its plans for a digital currency at a hearing on Tuesday....
17:34, 07/16/2019

Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearin...
22:17, 07/16/2019

Facebook Confronts Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project....
02:17, 07/16/2019

55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 million) hack, reports The Mainchi. Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, Bitpoint president Genki Oda ...
20:17, 07/16/2019

Australian cryptocurrency scams earned $4.3 million last year, up 190% Australian fraudsters earned $4.3 million (AU$6.1 million) with cryptocurrency scams last year—a revenue increase of 190 percent when compared to 2017. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s new report details the extent of the n...
16:51, 04/29/2019

U.S. senators: Facebook should not be trusted with ‘crazy’ cryptocurrency plan Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Facebook's track record of as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency.Read More...
11:00, 07/17/2019

U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC U.S. live video streaming company YouNow on Wednesday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a public offering circular to distribute its own digital currency called Props....
20:17, 06/19/2019

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to give briefing on cryptocurrency on Monday U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will give a briefing on cryptocurrency at 2:00 pm ET (1800 GMT) on Monday from the White House briefing room, a White House official said....
23:51, 07/15/2019

Mnuchin says Facebook cryptocurrency needs safeguards against money laundering U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc's proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory skepticism of the social media company's digital asset p...
23:51, 07/15/2019

State TV: Iran closes down 2 cryptocurrency mining farms TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that authorities have shut down two cryptocurrency mining operations in the central part of the country. The Thursday report said the mining “farms” had 1,000 machines that were consu...
21:17, 06/27/2019

Facebook cryptocurrency: dawn of the corporation-government | Ethan Lou If it gets the green light from regulators, Facebook is on its way to creating its own currency – a prospect that should alarm usFacebook’s cryptocurrency, officially unveiled on Tuesday, heralds the rise of the corporation-government, potentially sh...
18:00, 06/19/2019

Facebook cryptocurrency Libra skewered on Capitol Hill Facebook has pitched the cryptocurrency as a way to bridge a gap in the financial system for those who lack access to traditional banking. But regulators around the world and U.S. lawmakers have questioned the plan....
02:00, 07/17/2019

Democrats already fundraising off Barr hearing before it’s over The Democratic fundraising machine found another target on Wednesday, soliciting donations from supporters angered by Attorney General William Barr’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on 2016 collusion between Russians and the Trump...
17:00, 05/02/2019

A type of antibiotics can cause hearing loss - and now we know why Aminoglycoside antibiotics can save lives, but the drugs can also cause hearing loss because of the toxic effect they have on sensory cells in the ear...
23:00, 07/17/2019

U.S. to hold hearing on French tax investigation Aug. 19 The U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) Office will hold a hearing on Aug 19 in its probe of France's new planned tax on big technology companies, calling the proposal "unreasonable."...
20:51, 07/12/2019

House to hold second hearing on Boeing 737 Max The June 19 will be the second held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the FAA's process for certifying the Boeing jet....
01:00, 06/12/2019

Global cryptocurrency task force closes in on sophisticated tax cheats A global sweep of cryptocurrency tax avoidance schemes is imminent, with the number of active lines of inquiry set to nearly double – or so says a coalition of money laundering investigators from the US, Australia, Britain, Canada, and the Netherland...
14:51, 06/06/2019

Japan reportedly pushes 'international network for cryptocurrency payments' As governments around the world try to figure out how to deal with everything from Bitcoin to Facebook's Libra, Japan has usually been a step or two ahead in dealing with cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has been a legal form of payment there since 2017 ...
09:51, 07/18/2019

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency -source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday....
07:51, 07/18/2019

This cryptocurrency stealing malware was blocked more than 360,000 times over the past year As long as cryptocurrency has value, people will try to steal it. According to the latest figures from cybersecurity firm Avast, a cryptocurrency stealing malware has been blocked more than 360,000 times by its software. The malware, named Clipsa, is...
14:17, 08/06/2019

Big, greedy Ethereum whales account for 33 percent of cryptocurrency’s supply Ethereum whales account for just 7 percent of transaction activity in the market – but they control a third of the cryptocurrency’s entire circulating supply. That’s according to a new study by Chainanalysis which found that although these whales don...
19:34, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 4-Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan - U.S. senators Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearin...
21:34, 07/16/2019

Crypto Briefing launches Simetri research for cryptocurrency investors  Crypto Briefing, an independent cryptocurrency review and news platform, is launching a subscription service dubbed Simetri for crypto investors.Read More...
18:17, 07/09/2019

Chia Network creates a $100,000 contest to bolster its cryptocurrency platform Chia Network is launching a $100,000 contest with prizes for developers who use its Proof of Space method to create a more efficient cryptocurrency.Read More...
18:17, 07/09/2019

Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
17:34, 07/17/2019

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange CGEX to shut down before its first birthday Malta-based CGEX, a cryptocurrency exchange launched by South Korea’s Coinone in October last year, will cease operating in a few weeks. An announcement posted last week specified that the exchange would cease operating on Sept. 18 at 2:50 UTC. Follo...
01:17, 08/20/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is viewed with skepticism in many countries, including Germany....
06:34, 07/17/2019

Warn fellow drivers about potholes and earn cryptocurrency as you drive Connected cars are only helpful if they have up-to-date information about road conditions, so Jaguar Land Rover has launched a new initiative that will encourage you to help other drivers in return for cryptocurrencyBy reporting traffic jams, pothole...
12:00, 04/29/2019

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency: source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday....
07:51, 07/18/2019

5 bite-size Bitcoin factoids to beef up your cryptocurrency knowledge Bitcoin celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this year. The cryptocurrency is technological feat and while its inner workings are often difficult to understand, or explain, there are a few interesting facts every enthusiast should know. We’ve rounded...
22:17, 05/24/2019

Game of Thrones’ Bronn becomes Master of VeganCoin cryptocurrency (we shit you not) Before you read this, beware there might be Game of Thrones spoilers in this piece. The actor that played one of the more Machiavellian characters in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, is joining the advisory board of a vegan lifestyle oriented cryptoc...
01:00, 05/22/2019

Trump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security, reports Bloomberg. In a White House briefing, Mnuchin mirrored president Trump‘s recently-found toug...
14:00, 07/16/2019

Blockchain launches cryptocurrency exchange with trades at high speed Blockchain, one of the world's largest digital currency wallet companies, announced on Tuesday the launch of a cryptocurrency exchange called The PIT that aims to execute trades in microseconds for retail and institutional investors....
13:17, 07/30/2019

Bitcoin Pizza Day: How a hungry Florida man made cryptocurrency history Nine years ago today, the first ever Bitcoin transaction for a consumer product took place after a Florida man spent 10,000 BTC on two pizzas. Since then, cryptocurrency enthusiasts across the globe have celebrated ‘Bitcoin Pizza Day,’ not because th...
17:51, 05/22/2019

UPDATE 4-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
20:00, 07/17/2019

Facebook to testify its cryptocurrency will not go ahead without full government approval Facebook executive David Marcus says he agrees with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell that the Libra digital currency needs a patient and thorough review process....
20:17, 07/15/2019

German watchdog accuses CoinBene of unlicensed cryptocurrency trading Cryptocurrency trading platform CoinBene has been put under the microscope again following an announcement from one of Germany‘s top financial regulators. The Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) has issued a warning against the cr...
11:17, 05/29/2019

Cryptocurrency firms renew push to break free from SEC rules Enlarge Many cryptocurrency startups and investors are unhappy with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s uncertain approach to the sector, saying the agency is killing innovation and driving companies from the US. Now the Canadian social media...
13:17, 06/01/2019

President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated Taking aim at Facebook's plans to launch a virtual currency, known as Libra, and a wallet, named Calibra, Trump said in a series of tweets that the currency would have "little standing or dependability."...
13:00, 07/12/2019

Winkevoss twins consider joining Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ despite beef with Zuckerberg The Winklevoss brothers, co-founders of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini and renown for their well-documented legal battle with Facebook, are seemingly willing to ‘get into bed’ with the tech giant in an attempt to spread the adoption of digital curren...
23:34, 07/10/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. charges ex-CEO of cryptocurrency company Longfin with $66 million fraud U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday the former chief executive of Longfin Corp has been indicted for engineering an accounting fraud that inflated the revenue of the now-defunct cryptocurrency company by more than $66 million....
23:51, 06/05/2019

UPDATE 6-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers' data....
23:17, 07/17/2019

Facebook to Start Testing 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency This Year: Report The company plans to setup a digital payment system in more than 12 countries by the first quarter of 2020, and it looks to start testing in the later part of 2019....
16:34, 05/24/2019

Hackers made $32K in 7 weeks by fixing bugs in cryptocurrency projects In the past seven weeks, white hat hackers earned at least $32,150 by fixing security flaws in popular cryptocurrency and blockchain platforms like TRON, Brave, EOS and Coinbase. According to data reviewed by Hard Fork, 15 blockchain-related firms ha...
21:51, 05/20/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra reportedly facing EU competition probe Facebook’s controversial ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra is facing a competition probe by the European Union Commission, according to a document seen by Bloomberg. The European Union’s antitrust regulators are “currently investigating potential anti-competiti...
10:00, 08/21/2019

North Korean cryptocurrency heists net estimated $2 billion: UN report North Korea earned as much as $2 billion dollars through large-scale cyber attacks to help fund its weapons programs, a United Nations panel alleges in a new report....
10:51, 08/06/2019

Japan cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million of virtual money TOKYO — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs the BITPoint exchange as well as travel, used car and energy businesses, ap...
18:34, 07/12/2019

UPDATE 1-Mnuchin says Facebook cryptocurrency needs safeguards against money laundering U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc's proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory skepticism of the social media company's digital asset pl...
22:17, 07/15/2019

Tech journalist breaks first rule of holding cryptocurrency, loses $30,000 It’s never funny when someone is scammed or robbed of their cryptocurrency. It’s especially bad when the victim is at the mercy of attackers and seemingly can’t do anything to get their money back. That’s the situation tech journalist Monty Munford h...
11:17, 08/16/2019

Libra cryptocurrency won’t set us free, it will further enslave us to Facebook | Kenan Malik The social media giant openly admits it doesn’t respect our privacy, so why would anyone trust it with our financial details?‘By sharing with a hundred friends on a social media platform, which is an affirmative social act to publish, to disclose, to...
07:51, 06/23/2019

Indian government ban on ‘non-sovereign’ cryptocurrency would see holders jailed for up to 10 years A government panel in India has issued a recommendation to ban all “cryptocurrencies created by non-sovereigns,” a step which could be applied to Bitcoin. “The Committee notes with serious concern mushrooming of cryptocurrencies almost invariably iss...
21:34, 07/22/2019

Warren Buffett's charity lunch with cryptocurrency entrepreneur postponed Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun has postponed his $4.57 million charity lunch with Warren Buffett due to ill health, according to a tweet from Sun's TRON Foundation....
10:34, 07/23/2019

Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies. Europol declared its intentions to help autho...
14:17, 06/14/2019

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
21:51, 06/18/2019

SIM-swappers face hundreds of years in prison for $2.4M cryptocurrency theft An Irish man, part of a hacking group called “The Community,” is facing upwards of 100 years in a US prison after allegedly stealing over $2 million worth of cryptocurrencies in a series of SIM-swap attacks. Conor Freeman, a 20 year-old Irish man, wa...
12:17, 05/13/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers...
20:34, 06/23/2019

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given ...
20:00, 06/18/2019

Visa, Uber, and PayPal Are Reportedly Backing Facebook's Cryptocurrency After months of rumors, it appears a Facebook cryptocurrency is imminent. Reports last week said its planned launch is slated for June 18, and now it appears that the cryptocurrency, Libra, has some legit backers, according to the Wall Street Journal...
21:51, 06/14/2019

Facebook stock sees a pop as investors anticipate its cryptocurrency announcement Facebook is expected to announce a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. Analysts anticipate it will open up new revenue streams outside advertising....
22:34, 06/17/2019

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and...
11:34, 06/18/2019

The White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto review – the future of cryptocurrency Bitcoin was radical and utopian, a way to avoid both government and big business. What happened?Eight years ago, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, which together make up more than 97% of the global market for payment services, cut off funding to WikiLeaks...
20:00, 06/26/2019

Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers race to build cryptocurrencies able to enter mains...
18:00, 06/18/2019

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020....
13:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libra....
14:00, 06/18/2019

Investigation of QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency debacle turns up $28 million in assets Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX was shut down in January after its founder and sole director, 30-year-old Gerald Cotten of Fall River, N.S., died Dec. 9 while travelling in India....
23:51, 05/13/2019

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concerns•Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global domination•All you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrencyFacebook has announced a digital currency ...
15:00, 06/18/2019

European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook's planned virtual currency to ensure it will not jeopardize the financial system or be used to launder money....
00:34, 06/22/2019

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency feuds for curious Bitcoin newbies Feuding happens in almost every industry and thanks to social media, normies like me can sit back and watch the juicy fights unfold. The world of cryptocurrency and blockchain is no exception, with many of its figureheads involved in serious squabble...
19:17, 08/16/2019

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance Minister has called for tighter cryptocurrency regulation....
08:17, 06/19/2019

Australian retirees lose their $900,000 pension fund in cryptocurrency scam A retired couple in Australia have reportedly lost $900,000 to an elaborate cryptocurrency scam.  Mike and Karen Taylor were traveling around Australia in a camper van when they fell for the online scam. The cryptocurrency website they used looked le...
17:17, 07/19/2019

Barclays ends partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources Barclays is no longer providing banking services to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, ending a relationship that started in March last year as the exchange expanded in Europe....
21:51, 08/14/2019

Barclays no longer banking Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources Barclays is no longer providing banking services to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, ending a relationship that started in March last year as the exchange expanded in Europe....
12:51, 08/14/2019

CipherTrace: Cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud could hit $4.3 billion in 2019 Cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud could hit $4.3 billion in 2019, according to a report by cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace.Read More...
02:17, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 3-Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals * Consumer privacy concerns and regulatory questions remain (Adds comments from French Finance Minister, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, graphic link; updates shares)...
19:00, 06/18/2019

eToro adds 5 Ethereum tokens to its cryptocurrency wallet – plans to add 115 more  eToroX, the specialized blockchain division of social trading platform eToro, has announced the launch of the first five of 120 ERC-20 tokens that will be added to its on-chain wallet.  ERC-20 tokens are designed and used solely on the Ethereum plat...
15:00, 07/02/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency needs deep thought and detail: UK regulator Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, in another sign that the planned project will face deep scrutiny....
17:51, 07/02/2019

Report: QuadrigaCX CEO used fake trades to misappropriate users’ cryptocurrency The Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX appears to have been playing with fire long before it collapsed – and took $134 million with it – earlier this year. According to the latest report from administrators, EY, QuadrigaCX had been operating...
13:17, 06/20/2019

Messaging app Line is reportedly launching a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan soon Japanese messaging company Line Corp is reportedly gearing up to launch a cryptocurrency exchange,  The report comes just days after fellow tech giant Facebook announced the launch of Libra. According to Bloomberg, which cites people close to the mat...
14:51, 06/20/2019

Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”, called Libra? Its basic pitch boils down to “we messed up your privacy and...
15:00, 06/20/2019

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
23:51, 06/18/2019

U.S. lawmakers joins global chorus of concern over Facebook's cryptocurrency Both Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers joined policymakers across the globe who are concerned what Facebook Inc's decision to launch its own cryptocurrency could mean for data privacy and security....
23:34, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrenciesFacebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by th...
02:51, 06/26/2019

REFILE-U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC U.S. live video streaming company YouNow on Wednesday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a public offering circular to distribute its own digital currency called Props....
01:34, 06/20/2019

GOP at Don McGahn hearing: Dems want fight, not facts The ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee accused Democrats of theatrics when they held another hearing with an empty witness chair, this time for former White House Counsel Don McGahn who refused to appear before the committee. (May 21...
20:00, 05/21/2019

Pretrial hearing set for man charged in newsroom attack ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing later this month to resolve several pretrial matters for the man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge L...
18:51, 06/03/2019

The Latest: Woodstock 50 hearing to continue Tuesday NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing about the fate of the Woodstock 50 festival (all times local): 4:50 p.m. There’s no resolution yet in a court fight over the future of the Woodstock 50 festival. A hearing is set to continue Tuesday in th...
00:51, 05/14/2019

Aug. 28 hearing set for ex-nurse charged with raping patient PHOENIX (AP) — An Aug. 28 hearing has been set for a former nurse charged with raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at a long-term care center in Phoenix. The purpose of the hearing will be to set a trial date for Nathan Sutherland. The 3...
04:51, 07/17/2019

Boeing Criticized for 737 Max Crisis at House Hearing Frustrations were expressed in Washington, a day after Boeing secured a major show of confidence when the parent company of British Airways ordered 200 Max jets....
23:51, 06/19/2019

Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations A House subcommittee will discuss legislation to create a commission to study the history of slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans.        ...
04:00, 06/20/2019

Public Hearing On Tattoo Ban Scheduled For Tuesday FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A public hearing is set to happen in Frankfort on Tuesday over a proposed regulation that would ban tattooing on scarred skin. Some tattoo artists say this is troubling news for breast cancer survivors or for thos...
12:34, 05/28/2019

NY lawmakers to hold hearing on sexual harassment ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers are holding a hearing on sexual harassment and what the state can do to combat the widespread problem in the public and private sectors. The Democrat-led Legislature held a similar, day-long hearing in February, the ...
15:17, 05/24/2019

WikiLeaks says Assange is ill; he misses brief court hearing LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has missed a court session, apparently due to health problems. Assange had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing Thursday at Westminster Magistrates’ Cou...
14:00, 05/30/2019

House Hearing on Reparations for Slavery Set for Next Week (WASHINGTON) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The Subcommittee on the Constitut...
12:51, 06/13/2019

Assange extradition hearing set for February 2020 The 47-year-old WikiLeaks founder faces charges in the United States under the Espionage Act. The UK must now determine whether he can be extradited to the US to stand trial....
21:17, 06/14/2019

Hearing set in Trump fight over bank subpoenas NEW YORK (AP) — Congress has agreed to postpone a deadline for two banks to respond to subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records. Trump filed a lawsuit Monday in New York seeking to block Deutsche (DOY’-chuh) Bank and C...
17:17, 05/02/2019

Big Tech Summoned to Washington for Antitrust Hearing Representatives of Google, Amazon.com, Facebook and Apple will testify next week at a hearing on “online platforms and market power,” a House subcommittee said....
01:34, 07/10/2019

It’s a Question No One Says They Want to Ask. But the Women Running for President Keep Hearing It. As female candidates climb in the polls and dominate the debates, Democrats are still grappling with the strangely enduring inquiry: “Can a woman win?”...
11:34, 07/03/2019

R. Kelly arrives in court for status hearing R&B Singer R. Kelly arrived in a Chicago courtroom on Wednesday morning for a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial. Prosecutors turned over a DVD that allegedly shows the singer having sex with a minor. (June 26)     ...
19:00, 06/26/2019

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia (Reuters Health) - Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan....
17:34, 08/10/2019

Extradition hearing for Huawei executive set for January A Canadian court says an extradition hearing will begin in January for a top executive of the Chinese tech company Huawei wanted by the U.S on fraud charges....
02:00, 06/07/2019

Julian Assange’s U.S. Extradition Hearing Is Set for February A British judge on Friday set a 2020 date for a hearing to determine if the WikiLeaks founder would be sent to the United States to face numerous charges....
15:00, 06/14/2019

House subcommittee to hold May 15 hearing on Boeing 737 Max WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 15 hearing on the Boeing 737 Max airliner. The Aviation Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold the hearing at 10 a.m. The committee’s website say...
21:00, 05/02/2019

FDA hearing leaves CBD industry concerned about future The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's first hearing on cannabidiol -- CBD -- has left those involved in the booming new industry concerned for its future....
09:17, 06/04/2019

Scientists create mind-controlled hearing aid Development could transform ability of hearing-impaired to cope with noisy environmentsA mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on particular voices has been created by scientists, who say it could transform the ability of those ...
22:51, 05/15/2019

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to release in 2020....
01:00, 06/19/2019

Survey finds adults couldn’t care less about Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook Libra’s potential to help cryptocurrency go mainstream has been touted in recent weeks, but recent survey results indicate otherwise.  According to a poll conducted by CivicScience, which looked into general interest and public concerns surr...
04:17, 07/25/2019

US tip-off leads to arrest after man buys child abuse imagery with cryptocurrency in Australia An Australian man has been charged after authorities linked him to a cryptocurrency account used to buy child exploitation material. An investigation, following a tip off from US authorities in December last year, traced the account back to a 27-year...
11:34, 07/09/2019

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
00:17, 06/19/2019

Here are the executives leading Facebook's cryptocurrency project, reportedly coming this month There are now more than 100 people working on Facebook's blockchain project, and the company has job listings for more than 40 additional positions....
19:34, 06/06/2019

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.Read More...
07:51, 06/19/2019

Canada relaxes rules for cryptocurrency exchanges despite ongoing QuadrigaCX saga Reassurance for Canadians: Cryptocurrency exchanges across the nation will now only have to report transfers of more than CA$10,000 ($7,663). It comes after the Canadian government relaxed some of its new anti-money laundering regulations following f...
15:00, 07/11/2019

Moonday Mornings: The US is suing a cryptocurrency exchange owner to the tune of $100M Good morning, and welcome to Moonday Mornings. Let’s take a look at the cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines from over the weekend. 1. The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is going after digital asset traders and has begun sending them letters as...
12:51, 07/29/2019

Cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinbase suffer downtime as CloudFlare goes dark Major web host CloudFlare has suffered a technical mishap that sent multiple cryptocurrency services – including Coinbase – into unexpected downtime. Cryptocurrency services known to have been affected include Bitfinex, Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, CoinMa...
19:17, 07/02/2019

Coinbase quietly kills its loss-making cryptocurrency investment packages Further to shutting down its cryptocurrency index fund, Coinbase has seemingly closed its “Bundle” now too. According to an update on its FAQ page, spotted by The Block, Coinbase Bundles “have been deprecated,” with all assets in the bundle being “re...
13:34, 07/19/2019

FBI asks victims of bankrupt QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange to start snitching The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is stepping up its probe into defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. In an announcement yesterday, the FBI asked victims affected by the QuadrigaCX collapse to come forward and complete a questi...
23:17, 06/04/2019

US watchdog preps BitMEX probe over alleged illegal cryptocurrency trade Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being investigated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  According to Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with the matter, the CFTC is looking into whether BitMEX broke the rules by allowing Amer...
14:51, 07/19/2019

Dutch ministers push for cryptocurrency regulation to fight money laundering Dutch ministers want to regulate cryptocurrencies as part of a wider effort to tackle money laundering in the country. According to a note sent to parliament on Monday, Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra and Ferdinand Grapperhaus, Minister of Justice...
18:00, 07/01/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues - BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
10:51, 06/20/2019

Cryptocurrency hackers sneak malware into Oracle servers to mine Monero Security researchers have identified yet another cryptocurrency mining malware. This time it’s installing itself on enterprise application servers, and using a clever trick to remain hidden. If that wasn’t enough, the malware has already claimed its ...
16:34, 06/11/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
20:00, 06/20/2019

African insurer won’t work with ‘high-risk’ cryptocurrency mining businsesses We all know that banks make it difficult for blockchain businesses by denying them access to conventional banking services and accounts. Well now, it seems insurance firms are throwing a spanner in the works for cryptocurrency mining businesses in Af...
12:51, 06/13/2019

Russia seizes 2,500 Bitmain cryptocurrency miners for dodging $1.2M in import fees Authorities seized a trove of over 2,000 illegally imported Bitmain ASIC cryptocurrency miners from a Russian mining operation earlier this month. The founder of mining firm Intelion Mining, Alexander Shashkov, said that armed customs agents raided h...
12:51, 07/31/2019

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and waiting time when people exchange money on Facebook. The company created a spinoff to handle the Libra...
19:51, 07/12/2019

North Korean hackers caught phishing for South Koreans’ cryptocurrency Hackers from North Korea are making headlines again, this time for going after the funds of users of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange UpBit. The hackers allegedly sent a phishing email to UpBit users earlier this week. The email falsely claimed t...
15:51, 05/31/2019

Bitpoint exchange loses $32 million worth of cryptocurrency in hot wallet hack Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has been hacked, resulting in the loss of $32 million worth of various digital currencies, Bloomberg reports. The majority of funds lost (approximately $23 million) belonged to customers, while the rest were ...
15:51, 07/12/2019

Cryptocurrency startup YouHodler leaks troves of unencrypted customer data Cryptocurrency startup YouHodler has reportedly exposed troves of sensitive customer data including credit card information because it forgot to protect its server with a password. According to security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, who uncov...
14:34, 07/25/2019

These designers want to hide a cryptocurrency mining farm in a skyscraper water park The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry has thrown out its fair share of zany ideas over the last few years. But a group of designers is taking wild blockchain concepts to new heights with their plans for a cryptocurrency mining facility hidden in...
16:51, 06/03/2019

Cyber criminals steal $27M in Bitcoin by impersonating popular cryptocurrency exchange Police agencies from the UK and the Netherlands have arrested six people in connection with the theft of €24 million ($27 million) worth of cryptocurrency. According to a statement, the gang stole Bitcoin from at least 4,000 victims across 12 countri...
13:00, 06/26/2019

Senior U.S. lawmaker says Facebook should halt cryptocurrency project pending review U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review....
23:34, 06/18/2019

Libra cryptocurrency: dare you trust Facebook with your money? | John Naughton The social media giant’s foray into bitcoin territory – with some financial big hitters on board – should prompt suspicionWe’ve known for ages that somewhere in the bowels of Facebook people were beavering away designing a cryptocurrency. Various nam...
14:00, 06/23/2019

UPDATE 1-Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency -source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday....
07:51, 07/18/2019

Treasury Secretary 'Not Comfortable' With Facebook's Cryptocurrency as Bipartisan Hostility Grows Facebook’s plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency is facing considerable pushback from federal officials who’ve raised concerns about the prospect of it being used to skirt anti-money laundering rules and fund other illicit activities.Read more......
01:34, 07/16/2019

Facebook’s plan for a cryptocurrency is right to set alarm bells ringing |John Naughton The tech giant now seems to imagine itself a state. Its reach must not go unchallengedNow that Wimbledon is over, if you’re looking for something interesting to watch, can I suggest heading over to the video of last week’s interrogation by the US Sen...
10:17, 07/21/2019

New York financial regulator sets up new division to police cryptocurrency businesses The New York State Department of Financial Services has announced the launch of a new division which will absorb the regulator’s current department that oversees cryptocurrency businesses in the state. In a statement released yesterday, financial ser...
11:00, 07/24/2019

‘Bitcoin playboy’ given suspended jail sentence for cryptocurrency publicity stunt The “Bitcoin playboy” that made it rain money over one of Hong-Kong‘s poorest neighborhoods has been handed a suspended prison sentence for the stunt. Wong Ching-kit, also known as “Coin Young Master,” fessed up to the stunt and accepted charges for ...
13:51, 07/22/2019

Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Plan Details Still Awaited by Swiss Watchdog Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday,...
10:00, 07/24/2019

Warren Buffett's charity lunch postponed after cryptocurrency promoter falls ill The cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun postponed his $4.57 million charity lunch with Warren Buffett after falling ill with kidney stones, according to a statement from a foundation he backs....
23:00, 07/23/2019

Facebook signs major partners for its cryptocurrency network and it still sounds terrible Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. The likes of Mastercard, Visa, Uber, and PayPal are all backing the social media giant’s upcoming digital coin due to be unvei...
14:17, 06/14/2019

Facebook created a 'gateway drug' to introduce billions to cryptocurrency, experts say Long-time blockchain technologists say Facebook's Libra digital currency will introduce billions to cryptocurrencies, but the company's problems with trust and privacy remain an obstacle....
21:34, 06/18/2019

A Hacked Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Just Lost $32 Million of Virtual Money (TOKYO) — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs the BITPoint exchange as well as travel, used car and energy busine...
12:17, 07/12/2019

Jaguar Land Rover planning to allow helpful car drivers to earn cryptocurrency Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's largest auto manufacturer, said on Monday it is testing software that will allow drivers of its cars to earn the IOTA cryptocurrency as a reward for sharing data....
01:51, 04/29/2019

Does this amazing £20 Asus B250 mining motherboard deal mean cryptocurrency is dead? If you’re looking to build a mining PC for cryptocurrency, then Ebuyer has a killer deal, with a the excellent Asus B250 Expert mining motherboard now just £19.98.As a motherboard dedicated to mining cryptocurrency, the Asus B250 Expert c...
12:34, 05/13/2019

Jaguar Land Rover Planning To Allow Helpful Car Drivers To Earn Cryptocurrency In UK Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's largest auto manufacturer, said on Monday it is testing software that will allow drivers of its cars to earn the IOTA cryptocurrency as a reward for sharing data....
06:51, 04/29/2019

Jaguar Land Rover plans to let helpful car drivers earn cryptocurrency Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's largest auto manufacturer, said on Monday it is testing software that will allow drivers of its cars to earn the IOTA cryptocurrency as a reward for sharing data....
02:34, 04/29/2019

The head of security for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase describes his biggest challenge Coinbase security chief Philip Martin explains, "Possession of a key is possession of your currency. What that means is that you can't revoke a cryptocurrency key, if that key is lost, compromised, there is no ability to get [the value] back."...
21:17, 08/18/2019

North Korea reportedly steals cryptocurrency to bankroll its nuclear program A confidential U.N. report obtained by Reuters reveals that North Korea has been employing a range of sophisticated cyberattacks in an effort to bankroll its development of weapons of mass destruction. According to the report, which was compiled by e...
03:51, 08/07/2019

German finance minister: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday as he met with counterparts from G7 countries....
16:17, 07/17/2019

Hackers steal $41 million worth of bitcoin from Binance cryptocurrency exchange Hackers stole bitcoin worth $41 million from Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, the company said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of thefts from cryptocurrency exchanges around the world....
08:17, 05/08/2019

PayPal snitched on bullish movie pirate who bought $1M in cryptocurrency from Coinbase US authorities have seized over $4 million worth of cryptocurrency and cash following a movie piracy investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). But here’s the saucy part: it was...
12:51, 05/14/2019

Dark web dealer made to forfeit millions in cryptocurrency gets 70 months in the slammer A drug dealer ordered to forfeit millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero, has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for distributing drugs including carfentanil and fentanyl. Sky Justin Gornik previously pled gui...
18:00, 08/20/2019

Facebook is reportedly looking for allies to support its planned cryptocurrency payment service Facebook has spoken with various companies, including Visa and MasterCard, about the project, which is known internally as Project Libra, according to the report....
06:51, 05/03/2019

Corey Lewandowski says he's willing to appear before Judiciary panel Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign aide who was subpoenaed Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee, said on Friday that he fully intended to appear before the panel....
02:34, 08/19/2019

Panel: If you could choose any commentator to listen to, who would it be? An expert panel answers our questions The post Panel: If you could choose any commentator to listen to, who would it be? appeared first on Boxing News....
21:00, 07/02/2019

Everything We Learned From Marvel's Hall H Panel Marvel’s back in Hall H after a short hiatus and it’s brought an incredible amount of news to celebrate its return. From the cast of The Eternals film, to details on Black Widow’s last (?) hurrah, to some idea of what actual movies will go with all t...
05:00, 07/22/2019

Panel – If you could only watch one heavyweight rematch, which would it be? Wilder-Fury II or Joshua-Ruiz II, which heavyweight rematch would you choose? The post Panel – If you could only watch one heavyweight rematch, which would it be? appeared first on Boxing News....
01:00, 06/19/2019

Alabama wage suit to get second hearing before appeals court ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court is being asked to toss a lawsuit that had accused Alabama lawmakers of racially discrimination due to a law that blocked the majority-black city of Birmingham from raising its minimum wage. At issue in arguments...
07:17, 06/25/2019

Nirav Modi To Appear Via Videolink For Remand Hearing In UK Today Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank or PNB fraud and money laundering case, is set to appear before a UK court for his......
10:34, 08/22/2019

The Apple Watch is getting a noise detection app to save your hearing Apple introduced a noise app today that detects loud environments one the Apple Watch with WatchOS. At its developer conference WWDC held in San Jose, the company today said that it wants to improve hearing health of watch users. You can tap on the n...
20:17, 06/03/2019

Lawmakers hear from Ady Barkan, experts at first-ever Medicare for All hearing The House rules committee on Tuesday began the first-ever hearing on the Medicare for All universal healthcare proposal, and heard from a terminally ill California man who detailed his experience in the existing system....
19:51, 04/30/2019

What to Watch at William Barr’s Hearing on the Mueller Report The attorney general is expected to answer questions on Capitol Hill about the special counsel’s findings for the first time since he made a partly redacted version of the report public....
15:17, 05/01/2019

| Trump calls Mueller hearing a national 'embarrassment' President Donald Trump on Wednesday described Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress on the Russia probe as an "embarrassment" to the nation, mocking his Democratic rivals for asking the former special counsel to appear on Capitol Hill....
03:34, 07/25/2019

EU belittles U.S. claims as 'frankly childish' at WTO Airbus hearing A European Union trade lawyer fired withering put-downs at U.S. claims for damages due to subsidies for European planemaker Airbus in a recording of a dispute hearing made available by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday....
01:00, 05/01/2019

Julian Assange Faces US Extradition Hearing In London WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday faces his first British court hearing since the US submitted a formal extradition request on espionage charges that have upset defenders of press freedoms......
06:34, 06/14/2019

WikiLeaks' Assange too ill to appear via video link in U.S. extradition hearing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer said....
15:17, 05/30/2019

Judge sets Assange extradition hearing for February A full extradition hearing for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will not be heard until February, a London judge ruled Friday, as U.S. officials continued their fight to bring him to America....
16:51, 06/14/2019

Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Sandberg will not appear at Ottawa hearing despite summons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and executive Sheryl Sandberg will not appear at a hearing in Ottawa this week despite receiving summonses from Parliament....
00:00, 05/28/2019

30 Injured In Assam As Truck Carrying Them To NRC Hearing Crashes At least 30 people have been hospitalised, 10 with major injuries, after a bus carrying them to a NRC re-verification hearing in Golaghat district of upper Assam met with an accident...
19:17, 08/05/2019

Harris on Barr hearing: There's 'concern about whether or not our democracy is intact' Democratic senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris said she has concerns about the integrity of the US government following her questioning of Attorney General Bill Barr at a hearing on Wednesday....
07:34, 05/02/2019

Netanyahu's lawyer to attend pre-indictment hearing in fall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyer says he will attend an October pre-indictment hearing after his request to further postpone it was rejected....
22:17, 06/10/2019

Accused UNCC shooter doesn't appear in first court hearing Trystan Andrew Terrell, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the University of North Carolina, did not personally appear for his first scheduled court hearing Thursday....
01:34, 05/03/2019

Barr will be subpoenaed if he fails to appear at House hearing: Democrat U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be subpoenaed if does not appear for a hearing of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries said on Wednesday....
00:17, 05/02/2019

Democratic impeachment fever dies down after Mueller hearing The fever to impeach President Trump has stalled in the fractured House Democratic conference following special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony. Without any major bombshells from Mueller, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took Democrats into a six-week s...
05:00, 07/26/2019

McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are facing yet another brazen attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White...
10:51, 05/21/2019

Colombia tribunal begins hearing evidence on use of fracking Colombia's top administrative court on Friday began hearings that could be long and contentious about proposals to drill for oil using the technique known as fracking, hailed for sharply boosting supplies but criticized for causing environmental dama...
13:17, 06/08/2019

WikiLeak's Julian Assange "Too Ill" For US Extradition Hearing From Jail WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is too ill to appear via a video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer said on Thursday....
14:34, 05/30/2019

Julian Assange: US charges expected to be revealed at hearing WikiLeaks editor-in-chief says US will present evidence in support of extradition requestThe US will detail all the charges against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, when it seeks his extradition in a London court, the editor-in-chief of the whi...
21:51, 06/11/2019

US lawmakers look to legalize pot in 'historic' marijuana reform hearing U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a "historic" hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana....
00:17, 07/11/2019

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing set for next year A British Columbia Supreme Court judge accepted a proposal by the defence of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to begin her extraction hearing in January, more than a year after her arrest....
12:34, 06/07/2019

Democrats blast Barr after he skips House hearing Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Justice Department. (May 2) ...
22:34, 05/02/2019

Lawmakers stuck on Obamacare in universal healthcare hearing Obamacare loomed large Wednesday during a House Democratic hearing meant to focus on "Medicare for all" and other forms of universal health coverage....
02:51, 06/13/2019

Huawei CFO Extradition Hearing to Start in January 2020 Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will challenge her extradition to the United States on fraud charges at hearings set to begin January 20, 2020, court records showed....
09:00, 06/07/2019

Julian Assange to face US extradition hearing in UK next year WikiLeaks founder, indicted on 18 counts in US, will have a five-day hearing in FebruaryJulian Assange will face a five-day US extradition hearing in February next year, a judge has ruled.The WikiLeaks founder faces an 18-count indictment, issued by ...
19:51, 06/14/2019

Hearing to consider fate of lone Missouri abortion clinic ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fate of Missouri’s only abortion clinic is at stake in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in St. Louis. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer will hear testimony in a hearing on Planned Parenthood’s request for a preliminary i...
06:51, 06/05/2019

Jussie Smollett won't attend Chicago court hearing Jussie Smollett won't attend a court hearing on whether a special prosecutor will be appointed to investigate prosecutors' dismissal of charges against him....
14:51, 05/02/2019

Animal activists face off with pro-fur advocates at city hearing Animal-rights advocates faced off against human-rights activists during a heated City Council hearing Wednesday on a bill to ban new sales of fur apparel in the Big Apple....
08:34, 05/16/2019

Planned Parenthood funding in Texas at stake in hearing NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is about to again take up the issue of whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. A federal district judge blocked Texas’ effort to stop Planned Parenthood fund...
07:17, 05/14/2019

Trump officials clash with Congress over hearing demands A series of battles between Trump administration officials and congressional Democrats escalated over the weekend as one high-profile Cabinet member threatened to boycott a scheduled hearing and another official was facing the threat of contempt proc...
15:00, 04/29/2019

U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on Tuesday pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services....
00:34, 07/17/2019

State Legislature to hold hearing on Con Ed amid NYC blackouts “The hearing will examine Con Edison’s preparedness and response to the blackouts that have left tens of thousands of New Yorkers in the dark this summer as well as consider remedies to ensure system reliability in the future."...
03:00, 07/25/2019

'Single payer' hearing highlights differences among Democrats A hearing Wednesday intended to focus on legislating a fully government-financed healthcare system exposed the differences Democrats have on healthcare....
23:00, 05/22/2019

Giuliani: Dems using Mueller hearing to get soundbites for 2020 President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani delivered a mocking impersonation of Robert Mueller during an appearance “Fox & Friends” before the former special counsel’s testimony before Congress Wednesday. “The Democrats are going for soundbites for the e...
20:17, 07/24/2019

R. Kelly due back in court for hearing on sex-abuse case CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly is due back in court for a hearing on his sex-abuse case. The R&B singer is required to attend Tuesday morning’s status hearing. It is unclear what issues will be discussed, but one matter before the judge involves attor...
09:51, 05/07/2019

Huawei CFO extradition hearing to begin in January 2020 Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will challenge her extradition to the United States on fraud charges at hearings set to begin Jan. 20, 2020, court records showed, after her legal team appeared before a Canadian judge....
23:34, 06/06/2019

EU parliament postpones Farage hearing on funding to June 13 The European Parliament postponed on Wednesday a hearing for British Brexit party leader Nigel Farage to assess whether he broke funding rules by failing to declare expenses covered by Brexit backer Arron Banks....
19:00, 06/05/2019

Apple is trying to save my hearing after I spent years ruining it My love affair with loud music started in earnest in my sophomore year of high school, when I got an iPod for my birthday and immediately started blasting Black Mages albums and anime theme songs. Fast forward fifteen years, and my morning commute ne...
21:17, 06/17/2019

Hearing date set in fight over Trump's New York tax returns A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Aug. 29 in a lawsuit that President Donald Trump filed to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, according to a court filing....
03:17, 08/02/2019

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts BOSTON (AP) — Activists on both sides of the abortion divide have clashed over a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of “fatal fetal anomalies.” The bill, called the “Ro...
03:51, 06/18/2019

Canadian man sentenced to death in China has appeal hearing A Chinese court held an appeal hearing Thursday for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the two countries....
13:51, 05/09/2019

No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing Mark T. Esper spent the hourslong hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee mostly discussing military challenges from Iran, China and Russia....
03:00, 07/17/2019

Mueller plans to have key deputy advise him during House hearing Robert Mueller’s key deputy Aaron Zebley was expected to appear alongside his former boss at Wednesday’s hearings on the former special counsel’s report, according to multiple reports. Zebley will advise Mueller, but not answer questions, as Democrat...
00:17, 07/24/2019

The Latest: Hundreds crowd hearing on California vaccine law SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California Assembly hearing on vaccination legislation (all times local): 3 p.m. Hundreds filed through a committee hearing at California’s Capitol on Thursday to speak against legislation that proponen...
01:34, 06/21/2019

Moonday Morning: South Korea lost $2.3 billion to cryptocurrency crimes over last 2 years Welcome to Monday, and welcome to another Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Let’s take a look. 1. Damage from cryptocurrency-related crimes in South Korea over the last two years is es...
10:17, 07/22/2019

France creates G7 cryptocurrency task force as Facebook's Libra unsettles governments France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France's central bank governor said on Friday....
00:34, 06/22/2019

Facebook privately pitched its cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared. Two days after Facebook announced plans for the creation of a new cryptocurrency for its 2.7 billion users last month, the tech giant presented its 12-page white paper to more than a dozen officials f......
02:00, 07/17/2019

Australian ‘influencer’ Belle Gibson faked cancer and used profits to trade cryptocurrency Authorities are investigating an Australian social media influencer‘s bank accounts after she defrauded her followers with fake cancer claims and used the money to trade cryptocurrency. Annabelle “Belle” Gibson has been systematically lying to her fo...
12:51, 05/14/2019

Google Play hosted phishing apps impersonating Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Malicious apps impersonating Turkish cryptocurrency exchange BtcTurk are circumventing Google’s recently adopted security enhancing measures. According to researchers, the apps are accessing one-time passwords (OTPs) and SMS-based two-factor authenti...
16:17, 06/17/2019

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete facts about Facebook‘s Libra (formally known as GlobalCoin) have been made public so far. Reports indi...
00:34, 06/18/2019

US couple must forfeit their cryptocurrency riches after being caught running dark web drug ring A California-based couple will have to forfeit their cryptocurrency riches after pleading guilty to running a dark web drug operation ring. Jabari Monson, 32, of Merced, California pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Sau...
10:51, 08/07/2019