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Cryptocurrency funds rally as bitcoin hits a 2-month high

Crypto funds surged Monday as bitcoin broke out from a recent trading range and rose to its highest in two months. There is no exchange-traded fund made up of direct crypto assets, although regulators are considering numerous applications for one, but two trusts are often used as proxies for dig...


Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
BTCUSD Bitcoin USD 11212.18 110 0.99%
ETHEUR Ethereum EUR 326.81 9.78 3.08%
XRPUSD Ripple USD 0.30 0.0185 6.51%
LTCUSD Litecoin USD 57.78 0.5700 1.00%
BTC.1 Bitcoin (CME) Front Month 11415.00 -195.00 -1.68%
BCHUSD Bitcoin Cash USD 290.10 5.80 2.04%

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3 things Twitter users should know about the bitcoin hack targeting Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others

Hackers made the A-listers’ accounts solicit bitcoin contributions.

by Andrew Keshner
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Novogratz's New Bitcoin Partnership

Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital, discusses how his firm's deal with CAIS should make the process of buying and holding Bitcoin more secure.

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Twitter regains control after prominent accounts hijacked to tweet bitcoin scams

Twitter Inc. accounts belonging to top U.S. executives, lawmakers and celebrities were compromised Wednesday and appeared to be used in an attempt to siphon bitcoin from their social followers until the company wrangled co...

by Wallace Witkowski
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Bitcoin prices unfazed as major Twitter hijacking ripples through social media and digital currency community

Bitcoin prices on Wednesday evening were virtually unchanged, even as unknown hackers were perpetuating a massive scam to lure bitcoins away from owners.

by Mark DeCambre
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This cryptocurrency billionaire wants to be president

The child actor-turned-entrepreneur-turned politician faces steep odds in launching a virtual presidential campaign with the general election only four months away, and with no clear-cut platform or wide presence on state ...

by Jon Swartz
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Novogratz: Money is Growing on Trees

Mike Novogratz, vocal Bitcoin bull and CEO of Galaxy Digital, discusses how accommodative fiscal policies will continue to create opportunities for investors around the world.

by MarketBrief
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Mike Novogratz on Bitcoin's Next Milestone

Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital, speaks with Barron's Carleton English about what catalysts could propel the price of Bitcoin higher.

by MarketBrief

Telegram fined $18.5 million by the SEC and must return $1.2 billion raised in an ICO

On Friday, a judge approved a ruling in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a settlement with Telegram Group Inc. and subsidiary TON Issuer Inc, both British Virgin Islands-based entities. The judgement res...

by Mark DeCambre

Grainger to sell Grainger China to focus on 'key businesses'

Grainger Inc. said late Monday it has reached a deal to sell its distribution business in China, Grainger China LLC, to an undisclosed buyer owned by the Grainger China management team and Sinovation Ventures, a China-bas...

by Claudia Assis
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Central bank digital currencies would ‘increase government’s grip on money’ with few benefits for the rest of us

Money transfers and bank clearing would be faster, but governments would have greater financial-surveillance powers.

by Jurica Dujmovic

HSBC sends memo to staff saying 35,000 jobs will go

Banking giant HSBC PLC [uk:hsba] is reviving a plan to cut 35,000 jobs, which had been put on hold due to the pandemic, according to a memo sent to staff. Reuters originally reported on Wednesday that Chief Executive Noel ...

by Barbara Kollmeyer
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Bitcoin prices slip amid speculation that a block of the cryptocurrency possibly linked to creator Satoshi Nakamoto just changed hands

Bitcoin prices retreated Wednesday afternoon amid swirling speculation that a long-dormant block of coins, with links to the presumptive creator of the virtual asset, just changed hands.

by Mark DeCambre

Boyd Gaming is offering $500 million of senior notes that mature in 2025

Boyd Gaming Corp. said Wednesday it is offering $500 million of senior notes that mature in 2025 in a private placement. The Las Vegas-based company said it would use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including...

by Ciara Linnane
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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones: ‘My bet is it will be bitcoin’ as the best inflation hedge

Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones made a prescient call on bullion in 2019, now he’s saying that bitcoin futures, the controversial digital currency, reminds him of gold in the 1970s, and may be the best hedge against ...

by Mark DeCambre
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Bitcoin Rallies Above $10,000. Don’t Think of It as a Hedge.

The cryptocurrency has more than doubled in price since March, but it seems to be moving in line with riskier assets such as stocks.

by Barron's