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Global stocks mostly flat ahead of G20; dollar slips

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets traded mostly flat on Monday as investors awaited U.S.-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the... Read More

G20 nerves hit Europe stocks; dollar slips to three-month low

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LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks stumbled and the dollar hit three-month lows on Monday as hopes waned for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks at this week’s G20 meeting and... Read More

G20 nerves hit European stocks, dollar; oil gains

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LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks stumbled and the dollar dropped to three-month lows on Monday as hopes waned for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks at this week’s G20 meeting... Read More

Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations, while oil prices firmed on... Read More

Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom

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A Florida town has decided to pay malicious hackers $600,000 (£475,000) to get its computers working again. Municipal computers for Riviera Beach, a suburb of Palm Beach, were rendered... Read More

Global money-laundering watchdog launches crackdown on cryptocurrencies

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FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency firms will be subjected to rules to prevent the abuse of digital coins such as bitcoin for money laundering, a global watchdog said on Friday,... Read More

Explainer: Initial exchange offerings flourish in crypto market

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are currently the most popular fundraising trend in the cryptocurrency industry, which has seen poster child bitcoin surge more than 150%... Read More

New tokens thrive in crypto market but sales raise questions

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have been the latest darlings in raising funds for cryptocurrency projects, but intensifying regulatory scrutiny and investors’ concern about the viability... Read More

European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – 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... Read More

Can anything protect us from deepfakes?

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In late 2017, Motherboard reported on an AI technology that could swap faces in videos. At the time, the tech—later called deepfakes—produced crude, grainy results and was mostly used... Read More