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Iran poised to legalize cryptocurrency mining as potential path out of US sanctions trap

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Iran has moved to legalize the mining of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, recognizing the energy-consuming digital coin mining as a legitimate industry – and potentially a way around the... Read More

Warren Buffett’s charity lunch with cryptocurrency entrepreneur postponed

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FILE PHOTO: Warren Buffett, Chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway takes part in interviews before a fundraising luncheon for the nonprofit Glide Foundation in New York September... Read More

McAfee claims CIA tried to ‘collect’ him, poses armed in boat with his wife (PHOTO)

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Cryptocurrency guru John McAfee has claimed that the CIA tried to “collect” him and his wife. The secret services apparently failed, judging by the picture of the couple armed... Read More

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves

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LONDON (Reuters) – After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year – but... Read More

Wall Street finds blockchain hard to tame after early euphoria

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two years ago Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) and Citigroup Inc (C.N) announced a new blockchain system they said would make payments of private securities transactions more... Read More

US draft bill seeks to ban big tech from taking over economy with private cryptocurrencies

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Fearing the potential impact a popular privately-issued cryptocurrency might have on both American and dollar-dominant global economy, the US lawmakers are drafting a bill to prevent tech giants from... Read More

UK markets watchdog proposes retail ban on crypto derivatives

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets watchdog is proposing banning the sale of derivatives based on crypto-assets to retail consumers from early 2020 due to what it considers the prevalence... Read More

Facebook’s Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender... Read More