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Protecting the public from BS: Thailand’s SEC bans trade in gimmick tokens and NFTs
While regulators world wide busy to protect the rich against the public, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has banned digital asset exchanges from trading meme- or fan-based tokens, non-fungible tokens and exchange-issued tokens.
Anti-Bitcoin Countries React To El Salvador's BTC Adoption
A negative reaction to the “Bitcoin Law” passed by El Salvador and to its growing adoption was well to be expected. Mainstream media has been promoting news on BTC alleged negative environmental impact, its use for illicit activities, an...
Why COVID-19 Will Never End | Kawing (Christina) Hui
"But what if I told you, it won’t. Even if the covid-19 virus vanishes from our planet, we are still at risk. The amount of new infectious diseases emerging will continue to increase and one of the major factors contributing to that issu...
Texas Reconfirms: State-chartered Banks Are Allowed to Custody Bitcoin
The Texas Department of Banking issued a notice, again confirming that state-chartered banks are allowed provide bitcoin custody services.
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Bitcoin Options Traders Betting on $200K by End of 2021
Some bitcoin options traders are making bold wagers, betting on a rally to a six-figure price by year end, despite the top cryptocurrency continues to struggle following last month’s 35% drop.
An Indoor/Outdoor Penthouse With Downtown Dallas Views
Spanning over 5,000 square feet, the spacious abode offers sleek interiors and a private rooftop terrace.
In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.
Fringe Trend is Dominating The Streets:
See on the catwalks, the fringes now conquer the looks of the season once and for all
The value of Rupert Murdoch’s racy The Sun newspaper is written down to nothing
After decades as one of Britain’s most-read tabloids, Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper has had its value written down to zero, financial accounts filed on Thursday said.
Are you supposed to be enjoying yourselves? Queen Elizabeth asks G7
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth met U.S. President Joe Biden under the canopy of the world’s largest indoor rainforest on Friday as she hosted a reception for leaders of the Group of Seven richest nations, who are holding a three-day summit.
Republicans Question Biden’s Idea to Boost IRS After Billionaires’ Data Leak
The explosive leak of confidential IRS data revealed that in some years famous billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and George Soros paid no income tax.
Joe Biden Had His First Meeting With Queen Elizabeth As President
The Queen has met with every US president since Dwight Eisenhower, save Lyndon Johnson.
EU takes Luxembourg to court over money laundering rules
The European Commission on Wednesday took Luxembourg to court, asking the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to impose a daily penalty on the country for failing to put new EU rules to stop money laundering into law.
Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE Elected To UN Security Council For 2022-23 Term
The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections to elect five non-permanent members who will take their seats on the 15-nation Council for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022.
Major Meat Producer JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million in Bitcoin After Cyberattack, CEO Reveals
JBS is a Brazilian company considered to be one of the world’s largest producers of both beef and poultry, establishing a foothold in the US, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK. However, within the US, operating as JBS USA...
High prices and reopening offices are making people rethink buying a second home, according to Redfin
The number of buyers who locked in a mortgage interest rate for a second home returned to pre-pandemic levels in May.
Asia-Pacific Drug Trade Thriving as Gangs Make Billions in Profits, UN Says
Asia’s drug lords have established new manufacturing hubs and maritime trafficking routes to ramp up the supply of methamphetamine across the Asia-Pacific, the United Nations crime agency said Thursday. The value of the drug trade in the...
US, China Decline Pakistan's "Mango Diplomacy", Send Back Fruit Souvenirs
Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday dispatched boxes of the fruit but countries like US and China among others have declined to accept the souvenir, citing their coronavirus quarantine regulations.
Judge Dismisses Anti-Money-Laundering Charges Against MoneyGram
Anti-money-laundering charges against MoneyGram International Inc. were dismissed after prosecutors said the money-transfer company had complied with the terms of a long-running settlement agreement.
Germany To Lift Travel Warning For Most Countries From July 1
Restrictions however remain in place for countries with higher levels of infections, or where virus variants are circulating, such as Britain or India.
London couple in £14 million ‘dirty money’ case win temporary right to secrecy
The names of a London couple accused of bringing £14 million of illicit money into Britain via the “Azerbaijan laundromat” will be kept secret for at least another week after a High Court judge give them a final chance to justify continu...
Vaccine tycoon spends US$1.3 million on Hong Kong parking bay
Qiu Mingjing, whose stake in Beijing Wantai Biologicial Pharmacy Enterprise is worth US$190 million, was revealed as the buyer of the space at the deluxe Mount Nicholson development.
Danske Bank: what went wrong?
It is hard to imagine that after so much sectoral investment in combatting financial crime that a bank laundered hundreds of billions of euros over a 9 year period from 2007.
China expresses strong opposition to UK's 'Six-monthly Report' on Hong Kong
China has expressed strong opposition to Britain's "Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong and called it "blatant interference" in its internal affairs.
Google pledges to work with UK regulator in plan to remove browser cookies
Alphabet Inc’s Google would not be able to eliminate user-tracking technology that is important to advertisers from its Chrome browser without sign-off from Britain’s competition regulator under a proposal released on Friday.
Hong Kong, Beijing tell Britain to ‘abandon colonial nostalgia’ after criticisms
Beijing’s foreign ministry office in the city tells Britain to ‘face up to the trend of the times’, and to ‘stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs’.
The ‘Global Britain’ Conundrum
Both London and Washington hope to build democratic alliances. Yet can-and should-they lead them?
Israeli tech company Monday.com is now valued at $7.8 billion after a successful IPO, and its cofounders say it's all because of a more flexible approach to task management tools
Productivity startup Monday.com, the self-styled operating system for work, made its debut as a public company on Thursday after a successful IPO that saw its stock pop up 15% in the first day of trading.
Texas Governor Wants To Resume Building Mexico Border Wall
Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said he wanted a resumption of the work launched under former president Donald Trump and which stopped on the first day of President Biden's term.
Companies are going public more than ever - here's how to buy IPO stock
Private companies and startups issue IPOs when they want to grow and expand business operations. We show you how to invest in them.
What is an ISP? The companies that provide you with access to the internet, explained
Internet service providers, or ISPs, are companies or organizations that provide you with access to the internet. ISPs can come in many forms.
New Amnesty report outlines 'massive and systemic abuses' against Uyghurs in China
International human rights organization Amnesty International has demanded that Uyghur Muslims be released from internment camps, with witness saying that China is "trying to erase Islam."
Telegram And Amazon Are Hosting Fake Vaccine Card Merchants
Fake vaccine card merchants are rampant on Telegram. Meanwhile, fake vaccine card listings continue to fall between the cracks on Amazon, despite a ban on them.
A Revamped 19th-Century Home Overlooking the Hudson River
Perched on a lush lot in Piermont, New York, the Federal-style abode elegantly blends old and new.
China Slams US 'Small Circle' Diplomacy Ahead Of G7 Summit
Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party's chief diplomat, told Antony Blinken that "genuine multilateralism is not pseudo-multilateralism based on the interests of small circles".
The Lost Season-What the Post-Crash Collections of Fall 2009 Can Teach Us About Menswear Post-COVID
Typically when covering fashion, you are always looking forward, only rarely can you pause to glance back, but looking back at fall 2009 is to learn about now.
How China Lost Patience with Its Loudest Billionaire
The sudden cancellation of Ant Group’s IPO shocked investors, but Beijing's slapdown of Jack Ma was years in the making. And Alibaba and Ant aren't the only tech firms under scrutiny by Chinese regulators.
Insight on why China is so negative about Bitcoin
The crypto markets have dropped significantly since May, down 50% from recent highs. The crash was partly attributed to China’s negative stance on crypto. What’s the reason to China's crypto stance?
IMF Concerned About El Salvador's Bitcoin Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed “economic and legal” concerns over the El Salvador’s new pro-BTC legislation: “Ley Bitcoin”, which was approved by the country's national congress.
Tim Draper: Crypto will massively impact Finance, Insurance, Government and Healthcare
Tim Draper, billionaire venture capitalist thinks the ultimate impact of cryptocurrency will go far beyond the world of finance.
A Luminous Five-Bedroom With Scandinavian Vibes in Berkeley, CA
The custom-designed Wave House boasts floor-to-ceiling windows which frame sweeping bay views.
The Ultimate Guide to Lithotherapy
Nawal Laoui, the creator of Persée, wishes to return to nature by unraveling the medicinal practices and skincare benefits of lithotherapy.
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
There Are Five Oceans on Earth Now, National Geographic Says
Six continents, four oceans… that’s what we all know from school and easy quiz questions, but some say there are five bodies of water on Earth. Will people happily accept this or will there be some backlash, like when Pluto was downgrade...
China arrests 1,100 for using the profits from crime to buy cryptocurrencies
China banned trading in cryptocurrencies in 2019 and is increasingly tightening restrictions on bitcoin mining.
Spain poised to trial four-day working week
Spain is poised to become one of the first countries in the world to trial a four-day working week.
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