Here are the celebrities promoting crypto — even as concerns around scams mount

Here are the celebrities promoting crypto — even as concerns around scams mount

Cryptocurrency popularity has boomed in recent years, and celebrities have gotten in on the fanfare. But as criminal activity in the space soars, so has the likelihood that influencer endorsements could lure investors into costly digital-asset scams.Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather, and former NBA star Paul Pierce are among recent celebrities in the hot seat for … Read more

crypto | NFTs | cryptocurrencies: Crypto exchanges bet on NFTs amid regulatory concerns

crypto | NFTs | cryptocurrencies: Crypto exchanges bet on NFTs amid regulatory concerns

Mumbai: Indian cryptocurrency exchanges seem to have taken a shine to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). At least half a dozen crypto platforms are foraying into the NFT space, assuming that it would not be outlawed as NFTs hold an underlying asset that is traded in digital form. In fact, cryptocurrency exchanges that offer NFTs have grown … Read more

South Korea politicians raise concerns over crypto brain drain

South Korea politicians raise concerns over crypto brain drain

South Korean politicians are calling on public officials to stop joining crypto companies for bigger pay cheques as exchanges race to bolster compliance divisions.Rising numbers of financial regulators and police officers are leaving the public service for crypto groups that are scrambling to comply with new regulations, according to legislators.A mid-level official at the Financial … Read more

Crypto’s wild ride raises new liquidity concerns

Crypto’s wild ride raises new liquidity concerns

The first weekend in December was no fun for cryptocurrency investors. As Friday night gave way to Saturday morning on Wall Street, prices of the leading tokens plunged, with bitcoin losing about a fifth of its value.Exactly who was selling remains a mystery, but a tantalising clue has been dropped by one of the more … Read more

Elizabeth Warren Queries Bitcoin Mining Operation, US Senator Says Crypto Miners Raise Environmental Concerns – Bitcoin News

Elizabeth Warren Queries Bitcoin Mining Operation, US Senator Says Crypto Miners Raise Environmental Concerns

Senator Elizabeth Warren has written a letter to the CEO of the New York bitcoin mining firm Greenidge Generation, Jeff Kirt, asking for details on the company’s emissions. Warren’s letter insists “Greenidge and other [bitcoin mining] plants raise concerns about their impacts on the global environment.” Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Bitcoin Mining Operations The … Read more

Who’s going to the Christmas party? Four people discuss Covid concerns | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson appeared to be at odds this week with leading scientists and one of his most senior health officials, who advised the British population to cut back on unnecessary socialising in response to the Omicron variant.After the prime minister said people should not cancel nativity plays or Christmas parties and focus on getting booster … Read more

Crypto’s impact on sanctions: Are regulators’ concerns justified?

Crypto's impact on sanctions: Are regulators' concerns justified?

The use of cryptocurrencies to evade international sanctions from various international governmental organizations like the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, among others, has been a concern for regulators ever since the creation of cryptocurrencies.The rapidly increasing adoption of digital currencies in the last two years makes this discussion … Read more

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky gives her opening statement during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response” on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 4, 2021.Elizabeth Frantz | ReutersThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its recommendation … Read more

Treasury yields sink amid new Covid variant concerns

Treasury yields sink amid new Covid variant concerns

U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply on Friday morning, amid concerns around a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note dropped by more than 11 basis points to 1.5277% at 4 a.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond fell 9 basis points to 1.8791%. Yields … Read more

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason CairnduffRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterDUBLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European airlines are in for a fraught period between now and the end of the year due to renewed COVID-19 concerns that will disrupt … Read more

Japan’s Nikkei reverses course to end higher, COVID-19 concerns cap gains

Japan's Nikkei reverses course to end higher, COVID-19 concerns cap gains

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average gave up losses to close higher on Monday as investors bought cheaper stocks, while concerns on return of COVID-19 restrictions in Europe capped gains.The Nikkei share average (.N225) ended up 0.09% at 29,774.11, after losing as much as 0.68% earlier in the session. The broader Topix … Read more

Barcelona, Man City drop club crypto sponsors amid concerns

Barcelona, Man City drop club crypto sponsors amid concerns

Concerns about two cryptocurrency companies led to two of Europe’s leading soccer clubs, Barcelona and Manchester City, dropping short-lived sponsorship agreements. Premier League champion City suspended a deal with 3Key Technologies after concerns were highlighted about the limited digital footprint of the company and its executives. Barcelona canceled a deal with Ownix after a businessman … Read more

Crypto Regulation Tucked Into Infrastructure Bill Raises Surveillance Concerns; Receivers Would Have To Collect Tax IDs on Transactions Over $10,000

Gavel over U.S. flag and Bitcoin showing crypto regulation in infrastructure bill

A little-known law from 1984, originally intended to discourage large cash transfers, has been repurposed as a crypto regulation and tucked into the massive US infrastructure bill. The new rule would require receivers of a crypto payment that totals at least $10,000 to collect and report the Social Security number or tax ID of the … Read more

COVID updates: Results from ‘priority tests’ expected amid concerns about NT’s growing coronavirus cluster – as it happened

COVID updates: Results from 'priority tests' expected amid concerns about NT's growing coronavirus cluster - as it happened

What do we know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12? With almost 60 per cent of Australian children aged 12 to 15 now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the focus is turning to younger age groups.This week Israel followed the United States in clearing the Pfizer vaccine for use in those aged between five and 11.Australia’s medical regulator, … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchanges, experts raise concerns over government’s Budget Crypto Bill plan

Cryptocurrency exchanges, experts raise concerns over government's Budget Crypto Bill plan

Crypto exchanges are lobbying for definition of different types of crypto assets while the government looks to table the cryptocurrency bill in the parliament this budget session, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. The government’s current plan includes creating a broad framework around crypto assets that would give them a legal credence in … Read more

Crypto payments platform introduces a solution to scalability concerns with the help from co-inventor of blockchain

Crypto payments platform introduces a solution to scalability concerns with the help from co-inventor of blockchain

Since the release of the Bitcoin white paper exactly 13 years ago, blockchain technology has revolutionized several industries with multiple use cases, including facilitating money transfers, automated legal contracts, and providing traceability to the supply chain. And a blockchain project advised by the co-inventor of blockchain technology, Dr. Scott Stornetta, has decided to launch their … Read more

Namibia suspends use of Russian COVID vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

Namibia suspends use of Russian COVID vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

An employee holds a vial containing Sputnik vaccine at a factory of Hankook Korus Pharm, in Chuncheon, South Korea September 10, 2021. Picture taken September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Heo RanWINDHOEK, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in … Read more

Patients turned away from GP clinics because of COVID-19 concerns despite negative tests

A mother with three children.

Doctors are refusing to see children with flu-like symptoms even if they are COVID-negative, forcing parents to resort to calling ambulances or attend hospital emergency departments for seasonal ailments, a union says.Key points:An Adelaide mum who was trying to book a GP appointment for her son says she was repeatedly turned awayCurrent SA Health advice recommends anyone with … Read more