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

Crypto bloodbath: Bitcoin ETF goes from boom to bust after record US debut

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The crypto massacre has reworked a well-known Bitcoin ETF that launched essentially the most profitable debut ever into one of many greatest losers for an issuer of their first two months of buying and selling. With a 30% drop, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund, ticker BITO, is now one of many 10 worst performers … Read more

Crypto scammers took a record $14 billion in 2021: Chainalysis

Crypto scammers took a record $14 billion in 2021: Chainalysis

Chinnapong | iStock Editorial | Getty ImagesScammers took home a record $14 billion in cryptocurrency in 2021, thanks in large part to the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, according to new data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis.Losses from crypto-related crime rose 79% from a year earlier, driven by a spike in theft and scams.Scamming … Read more

Institutional investors poured in record $9.3 billion into crypto funds in 2021

The total number of crypto assets or coins in investment product form expanded from nine to 15 during the year, as per the report. (Reuters)

Global crypto-themed funds witnessed record net inflows of $9.3 billion during 2021, a 36% increase over 2020 as institutional adoption grew in a breakout year for crypto assets, said digital asset manager CoinShares in a report. The report further said that the total number of crypto assets or coins in investment product form expanded from … Read more

Crypto tycoons help drive global art market to record levels in 2021 | The art market

The global art market performed at record levels in 2021, with billions of dollars being paid for works by impressionist, postwar and contemporary artists, and much of it bought by people whose wealth comes from cryptocurrencies or other technologies.More than $2.6bn (£2bn) of art was sold in two weeks by leading auction houses in New … Read more

2021 Is in the Record Books: A Year of Memes, Crypto, and Stock All-Time Highs.

2021 Is in the Record Books: A Year of Memes, Crypto, and Stock All-Time Highs.

Text size This year saw lots of stock record highs, meme mania, a jump in IPOs, and much more. Staff Illustration; Dreamstime (9) The year 2021 has been a grueling one, maybe even more grueling than 2020. Gauging the economic fallout from new coronavirus variants—first Delta and now Omicron, a surge in inflation, and a wave … Read more

VC Funds in Europe Have Invested Record Amounts in Crypto in 2021

VC Funds in Europe Have Invested Record Amounts in Crypto in 2021

Europe’s VCs invested a record $2.2 billion in crypto and DeFi startups in 2021, per Dealroom data. The region’s startup ecosystem has benefited from the mainstream adoption of crypto. The US is still much further ahead, having poured $30 billion into crypto startups this year.  Cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream, with millions of Americans having traded … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province provides update after single-day record high of new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, some circuit breakers extended, others lifted

The province is providing an update on COVID-19 this afternoon, after reporting a single-day record high of 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and two more COVID-related deaths. A media advisory says the province will remain at Level 1 of the COVID-19 winter plan at this time, “as hospitalizations remain manageable and the majority of schools are … Read more

Omicron driving record rate of Covid infection in South African province | Coronavirus

The pace of Covid infections in the South African province of Gauteng is outstripping anything seen in previous waves, and officials say Omicron is now the dominant variant.Angelique Coetzee, the chair of the South African Medical Association, said Omicron’s ability to spread – its R number – was believed to be above 6. The R … Read more

Slovakia follows Austria into lockdown amid record surge in COVID cases

Slovakia follows Austria into lockdown amid record surge in COVID cases

PRAGUE, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s government followed the example of neighbouring Austria on Wednesday and ordered a two-week lockdown to quell the world’s fastest rise in COVID-19 cases as the number of people sick in hospital reached a critical level and vaccinations remain low.The restrictions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people will include closed … Read more

US Constitution copy sells for record $43m as crypto effort fails | Crypto News

US Constitution copy sells for record $43m as crypto effort fails | Crypto News

Buyer of the document hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin says he plans to loan the Constitution copy to a museum for public display.A rare first printing of the United States Constitution sold at Sotheby’s New York Thursday night for $43.2m – the highest price ever fetched at auction for an historical document –  to a … Read more

Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of ‘dramatic’ situation

Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of 'dramatic' situation

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s disease and control center, has reported 65,371 new cases within the last 24 hours — it is an increase of 12,545 new infections compared to the previous 24-hour period.But these figures are likely to be under reported, and true scale of infections could be “twice or three times as … Read more

Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths hit new record high

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

Medical specialists wearing protective gear transport a patient at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill BragaMOSCOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 1,251 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, an all-time record high that follows … Read more

Gala crypto price: Coin surges in record week with experts bullish it will hit $1

Gala crypto price: Coin surges in record week with experts bullish it will hit $1

Crypto investors are getting hyped about a new and largely unheard of coin which is taking the market by a storm.GALA is getting the attention of cryptocurrency watchers as its price reached a new all-time high on early Thursday morning.The rising price is being cheered by investors who welcome the growing industry of decentralised games, … Read more

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

Medical specialists wearing protective gear transport a patient at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill BragaMOSCOW, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Russia on Saturday reported a new record one-day death toll of 1,241 from COVID-19 as well as 39,256 … Read more

Russian COVID-19 deaths hit new record, some hospitals low on oxygen

Russian COVID-19 deaths hit new record, some hospitals low on oxygen

A medical specialist administers a nasal swab to a woman at a COVID-19 rapid testing centre located at a metro station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaMOSCOW, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday reported a record 1,239 deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, … Read more

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Updates Bitcoin Forecast After Top Crypto Reaches New Record High

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Updates Bitcoin Forecast After Top Crypto Reaches New Record High

With Bitcoin reaching new all-time highs above the $68,000 mark, crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen says traders should consider one factor when looking at BTC’s chart. In a new strategy session, the closely followed analyst tells his 600,000 YouTube subscribers that while Bitcoin already put in an all-time high (ATH) late last month, this week’s breakout … Read more

Russia says it has turned tide on COVID wave, but deaths at record high

Russia says it has turned tide on COVID wave, but deaths at record high

A medical specialist wearing protective gear helps a patient to drink at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill BragaMOSCOW, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Russia said the nationwide workplace shutdown it ended this week had helped turn the tide … Read more

Bitcoin hits new record as crypto market cap exceeds $3 tln

Bitcoin hits new record as crypto market cap exceeds $3 tln

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Ethereum is seen among representations of other cryptocurrencies in this picture illustration taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/IllustrationSYDNEY, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Bitcoin and ether made record peaks in the Asia session on Tuesday as enthusiasm for cryptocurrency adoption and fears about inflation leant support to the asset class.Bitcoin … Read more

Crypto Rally Drives Ether to New All-Time High as Bitcoin Nears Fresh Record

Crypto Rally Drives Ether to New All-Time High as Bitcoin Nears Fresh Record

Text size Cryptocurrencies have been on a tear this year. Dreamstime A rally in cryptocurrencies lifted two of the largest digital assets into record territory, with Ether notching all-time highs Monday as Bitcoin pushed to record levels. Ether, the token that underpins the Ethereum blockchain network, topped $4,767 Monday, according to data from CoinDesk. A … Read more

New Zealand hits Covid case record but Ardern says ‘better times coming’ | New Zealand

New Zealand has passed 200 daily cases of Covid-19 for the first time in the pandemic, placing it on a worrying trajectory for the summer and raising expert concerns that the growing outbreak could overwhelm the health system.On Saturday there were 206 cases announced – 200 based in Auckland, the city at the centre of … Read more

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

U.S. job growth regains momentumPfizer jumps after positive COVID-19 antiviral pill dataTravel stocks lead market gainsPfizer news hits competitors, vaccine stocksIndexes: Dow up 0.25%, S&P up 0.12%, Nasdaq down 0.09%Nov 5 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow rose modestly to record highs on Friday following a strong U.S. jobs report and positive data for … Read more

England sees record Covid prevalence in October

England sees record Covid prevalence in October

Covid-19 prevalence in England rose to its highest level on record in October, Imperial College London said, led by a high numbers of cases in children and a surge in the southwest of the country. Nearly 6% of school-aged children had Covid-19, the researchers found, although there was a drop in prevalence towards the end … Read more

UK Covid infections are at record levels, but cases may have peaked | Coronavirus

Britain was last week presented with two differing pictures of Covid-19’s spread across the country. Together they suggest infections have reached record levels since the pandemic began but have also raised hopes that the current high wave of cases across the UK may have peaked.The first study is based on a random survey of households … Read more

Ethereum Far Outpacing Axie Infinity and Every Crypto Project on Record With $900,000,000 30-Day Revenue Milestone

Ethereum Far Outpacing Axie Infinity and Every Crypto Project on Record With $900,000,000 30-Day Revenue Milestone

Ethereum’s (ETH) October protocol revenue is dwarfing Axie Infitinty (AXS) and other crypto protocols. Data collected by crypto metrics site Token Terminal shows that the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap’s protocol revenue over the last 30 days reached $932.8 million.   Ethereum’s October revenue intake is more than five times that of the play-to-earn blockchain … Read more

Latest news updates: UK Covid-19 infections hit highest level on record

Latest news updates: UK Covid-19 infections hit highest level on record

Personal consumption expenditure: The PCE index is the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, and the latest data will be closely followed ahead of the central bank’s policy meeting on November 3. The core PCE index, which excludes volatile components such as energy and food, is expected to have risen 0.2 per cent in September … Read more

Ether hits record high at $4,400 as crypto surge continues

Ether hits record high at $4,400 as crypto surge continues

A previous headline erroneously said $44,000. The record is $4,400. Ether, the second-largest digital currency by market value — hit a record high Thursday night at $4,400. As of 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, ether ETHUSD, +3.24% had pulled back slightly, recently trading at $4,370, according to Kraken data. The cryptocurrency reached its previous all-time … Read more

Singapore probes unusual surge in COVID-19 cases after record

Singapore probes unusual surge in COVID-19 cases after record

Surge came during a few hours in afternoon, authorities sayICU use rate nears 80%, more beds being added98.7% of recent cases show no symptoms or only mild onesSINGAPORE, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Singapore is looking into an “unusual surge” of 5,324 new infections of COVID-19, the city-state’s health ministry said, its highest such figure since … Read more

Riding the crypto rollercoaster: Bitcoin nears record high

Riding the crypto rollercoaster: Bitcoin nears record high

By Tom WilsonLONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin is on the cusp of an all-time high, its latest rally fuelled by the launch of the first U.S. bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund that investors think could make the cryptocurrency accessible for swathes of new investors.But the advent of cryptocurrency ETFs in the world’s biggest economy hasn’t been the … Read more

Moscow imposes new COVID curbs as daily deaths break record

Moscow imposes new COVID curbs as daily deaths break record

Medical specialists transport a patient outside a hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaCapital sets 4-month lockdown for unvaccinated over-60sGovernment proposes week-long workplace shutdownCases surges due to slow vaccination campaignRussia pondering more restrictionsMOSCOW, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Moscow’s mayor announced four months of stay-home restrictions … Read more

‘You reap what you sow’: Russians party despite record Covid figures | Coronavirus

Moscow’s streets were buzzing with energy on Friday evening. At Simach, a trendy bar and nightclub in the city centre, the small, sweaty dance floor was packed and a long queue of chatty people formed outside.Looking at the crowd, it is easy to forget that Russia is at the centre of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta variant: Super Saturday Vaxathon vaccination drive sees record numbers jabbed

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta variant: Super Saturday Vaxathon vaccination drive sees record numbers jabbed

Watch: Kiwis have smashed the government’s ‘Super Saturday’ goal of 100,000 vaccine doses today – and Auckland should hit the 90 per cent first-dose target in the next five days.Finally we can say it, Aotearoa.Hooray for high numbers.On Saturday almost 130,000 Kiwis joined Team Jabbed when they took a wee needle in the arm and … Read more

Melbourne set for COVID lockdown exit despite record cases as vaccinations spike

Melbourne set for COVID lockdown exit despite record cases as vaccinations spike

A lone woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks across a city centre bridge as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File PhotoSYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Melbourne will exit months of COVID-19 lockdown next week helped by a … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs sees approval rating drop to record low 38%

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs sees approval rating drop to record low 38%

Premier Blaine Higgs’s approval rating has dropped to an all-time low amid record high COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths that followed all Public Health restrictions being lifted and the province being opened up, a new poll suggests. The Angus Reid Institute poll ranking the popularity of the provincial premiers shows Higgs has suffered a “precipitous” drop to 38 per … Read more

Covid pandemic has pushed poor countries to record debt levels – World Bank | World Bank

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a “tragic reversal” in development and pushed debt in poor countries to record levels, the head of the World Bank has said.David Malpass, the bank’s president warned the virus had widened the gap between rich and poor nations, setting back progress by years and, in the case of some … Read more

Victoria Covid update: record cases as treasurer blasts PM’s lack of support for building sector | Victoria

Victorian businesses affected by the construction industry’s two-week shutdown will be given almost $200m in financial support, as the sector prepares to reopen.Victoria recorded 1,488 new cases of coronavirus in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, and two men aged in their 60s from Hume and the Mornington Peninsula have died.The Victorian treasurer, Tim Pallas, … Read more

S.Korea reports record daily COVID-19 cases; planning how to live with COVID-19

S.Korea reports record daily COVID-19 cases; planning how to live with COVID-19

People wearing masks take a walk amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at a Hanriver Park in Seoul, South Korea, February 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL, Sept 24 (Reuters) – South Korea has set a record for daily COVID-19 cases at 2,434, breaking the previous record set last month, as the country grapples with a wave … Read more

Russia’s COVID-19 deaths return to record daily highs

Russia's COVID-19 deaths return to record daily highs

A medical specialist wearing protective gear transports a person on a stretcher at a hospital for patients infected with COVID-19, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaMOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 820 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, matching an all-time high set on Aug. 26, … Read more