Cryptocurrency ads reach record levels on London transport | Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency firms bombarded Londoners with a record number of adverts on public transport during 2021, fuelling calls for a ban to prevent people being lured into risky investments.The surge in adverts for crypto assets, which are unregulated in the UK, has prompted concerns about the risk of addiction and financial harm, particularly given the wild … Read more

Letter: Miami’s mayor could offer London lessons on crypto

Letter: Miami’s mayor could offer London lessons on crypto

I am 15 years old and doing my first year of GCSEs at Highgate School. Your article entitled “Miami gains profit but lacks control with bet on crypto” (Opinion, FT Weekend, November 20) would have been far better if it had lauded Francis Suarez, Miami’s mayor, as forward thinking and attempted to understand the bet … Read more

London assembly member calls for ban on crypto ads in trains and buses

London assembly member calls for ban on crypto ads in trains and buses

Sian Berry, former co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales and current member of the London Assembly, is looking to crack down on crypto advertisements on public transport.According to a Nov. 14 Twitter post, Berry said she would be recommending the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ban all crypto advertising in the city’s … Read more

London Lawmakers Urge Public Transit Crypto Ad Ban

London Lawmakers Urge Public Transit Crypto Ad Ban

Transport for London (TfL) has been getting requests to stop allowing advertisements for cryptocurrency, a report says. This comes after TfL had a three-week poster campaign for a crypto token called Floki Inu, named after a dog owned by Elon Musk, which was funded by an anonymous group. The ads appeared on buses and in … Read more

‘Meme’ coin seeks to tap crypto craze with London ad barrage

‘Meme’ coin seeks to tap crypto craze with London ad barrage

A digital token named after Elon Musk’s dog has launched a major advertising campaign on London’s public transport system, funded by a “tax” on new buyers. Adverts with the slogan “Missed Doge? Get Floki” have appeared across Underground stations, trains and buses in the UK capital in recent weeks to drum up enthusiasm around Floki … Read more

London, Ont. long-term care home charged in relation to COVID-19 outbreak that killed nurse

London, Ont. long-term care home charged in relation to COVID-19 outbreak that killed nurse

London, Ont. – A long-term care facility in London, Ont. is facing charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a COVID-19 outbreak that killed a registered nurse. The Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) welcomes the charges, but says the tragedy could have been prevented with greater oversight. Brian Beattie was 58 … Read more

Oxford Covid biotech firm makes stellar debut on London stock market | IPOs

Oxford Nanopore, whose DNA sequencing technology has been essential in tracking Covid-19 variants globally, has made a stellar stock market debut in London. A rise in its share price of as much as 47% has left the firm valued at almost £5bn.The flotation of the Oxford University spin-out has given its chief executive and co-founder, … Read more