MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bitcoin dropped in value by more than 15 percent on Monday after some banks decided to ban customers from buying cryptocurrencies using credit cards.
The Iranian government vowed to take legal action against the Pakistani government on Sunday over Islamabad’s failure to keep up their end of a bargain to build an oil pipeline bridging the two nations, Pakistan Today reports.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro considers it possible to work out a joint cryptocurrency mechanism for all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major oil producers.
Bogus car insurers in the UK are offering "too good to be true" prices. So-called "ghost brokers" sometimes register rural addresses on cars owned by people in cities in order to get lower premiums but the insurance certificates they produce are therefore worthless.
A US Treasury official recently condemned the “oil-for-loan deal” between China and Venezuela for being allegedly opaque; claiming such deals could only hurt countries in the region.
Wary of the risks of dealing with cryptocurrencies, banks are backing away from using virtual coins in their operations.
In mid-December, the South Korean intelligence agency announced that it had evidence of North Korea's alleged complicity in the theft of the personal data of about 30,000 users of the Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange.
US passenger rail operator Amtrak has accused freight company CSX of causing a deadly crash in South Carolina on early Sunday morning.
Some extremely unpopular news has hit the employees of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle manufacturing facility, as the publicly-traded company will close its Kansas City powertrain assembly plant next year, according to WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
A highly-anticipated US annual sports event, the Super Bowl is slated to begin today, February 4, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EST, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as retailers, broadcasters, advertisers and fans eagerly await the outcome of what is becoming a retail convulsion of increasing profitability and decreasing cultural relevance in the nation.
Ripple's XRP was favored by investors last month, but lost its attractiveness in February when it experienced a drastic decline of 80 percent to its historic maximum.
Wary of the risks of dealing with cryptocurrencies, the Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and several other major financial institutions are backing away from using virtual coins in their transactions.
Germany has allowed Russia’s Gazprom to build and operate the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the country’s territorial waters.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A week of investor panic ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing down 665 points on Friday, the biggest point decline since the 2008 financial crisis, the New York Stock Exchanges reported.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked (we think?) that Daesh’s recruitment tactic of promising virgins in heaven to martyrs was flawed because one could simply have the virgins here on Earth. Powerful argument, Roddy - how will terrorism recover?
The exchange rate of bitcoin is like a seesaw: a rise is always followed by a fall… and this time it’s fallen below the psychological margin of $9,000. And despite the cryptocurrency still leading the capitalization and domination index, more and more often one hears rumors that the bitcoin “bubble” is going to burst any time now.
The idea to launch the FreeZone project, which is essentially focused on creating a limit-free territory for a wealth of cryptocurrency operations, first occurred to entrepreneur Evgeny Mukhin back in June 2017, and just a month later, the legal entity was registered, according to the white paper, published on the company’s official website.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has just concluded an official visit to China seeking enhanced trade relations once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
Venezuela may soon pioneer the launch of its own Ethereum-based token with an initial coin offering. The authorities project it will be indirectly connected to national ID cards, owned by some 15 million citizens – a move that some take with a pinch of salt.
The leaked UK Treasury report that listed the damage to the UK economy of Brexit has sparked a new wave of scaremongering rhetoric by the Remainders in the British Parliament, who continue to irrationally deny almost all positive consequences of Brexit.
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