Finance

Death knell tolls for the euro as more European nations repatriate gold – expert to RT

Death knell tolls for the euro as more European nations repatriate gold – expert to RT The latest trend among European countries of bringing home their gold reserves has been raising concerns in Brussels. RT talked to Claudio Grass of Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland to understand what’s behind that trend. According to Grass, the process means […]

Oil

Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency will be convertible to Russian rubles – President Maduro

Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency will be convertible to Russian rubles – President Maduro The so-called ‘petro’ digital currency, which was successfully launched by Venezuela last month, will be traded for several global currencies, including the Russian ruble. “Starting March 23, all legal and physical entities will be able to purchase the petro directly… within the next […]

Finance

Japan suspends Binance, one of world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges

Japan suspends Binance, one of world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges Japan’s top financial regulator has ordered one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges to suspend its operations. The watchdog said Binance was breaking Japanese rules and isn’t properly registered. The Financial Services Agency issued a formal warning to Binance on Friday, ordering it to suspend its services to […]

Finance

China warns trade war will directly hit US consumers & financial markets

China warns trade war will directly hit US consumers & financial markets American consumers will be the biggest losers if a full-fledged US-China trade war breaks out, Beijing has warned, after President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to impose new tariffs targeting over $50bn of Chinese imports. “The US’ persistence in advancing the Section 301 […]

Finance

Brazilian bishop ‘stole $600,000 from church collection plates’

Brazilian bishop ‘stole $600,000 from church collection plates’ A bishop and several priests in Brazil have been charged in connection with the theft of more than $600,000 belonging to parishioners. Police arrested Bishop of Formosa José Ronaldo Ribeiro as well as a number of other clergymen Monday after police found large quantities of cash during […]

Bitcoin Finance

‘Crypto-jacking’: Bitcoin rise prompts hackers to ditch ransomware for mining fraud

‘Crypto-jacking’: Bitcoin rise prompts hackers to ditch ransomware for mining fraud As bitcoin soared to the $20,000 mark last year, cyber-criminals increasingly turned their attention to cryptocurrency users. ‘Cryto-jacking’ cases catapulted in 2017 as cryptocurrency prices rose, according to new research. The sky-rocketing value of some cryptocurrencies in 2017 apparently prompted hackers to move away […]

Natural

Electric storm at 30,000ft: Airplane passenger captures astounding pyrotechnics (PHOTO, VIDEOS)

Electric storm at 30,000ft: Airplane passenger captures astounding pyrotechnics (PHOTO, VIDEOS) Alabama was subjected to hurricane-force winds and tornados as an extremely powerful weather system descended on the state. One resident managed to capture some spectacular atmospheric pyrotechnics through her plane window. Martha Hart Mulligan was traveling home from North Carolina on Monday as the […]

Bitcoin Finance

Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’

Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’ Child abuse imagery has been detected in Bitcoin’s blockchain, according to a new study. The discovery potentially puts cryptocurrency users at risk, as anyone who downloads a blockchain could be held liable for illegal content. Researchers from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the Data Protection Research Institute […]

Bitcoin Finance

‘Bitcoin is #1 priority’: NSA targeted cryptocurrency users globally, Snowden leaks show

‘Bitcoin is #1 priority’: NSA targeted cryptocurrency users globally, Snowden leaks show The US National Security Agency targeted Bitcoin users around the world, according to classified documents released by Edward Snowden. The revelations strike a blow to the financial privacy of bitcoin users, academics warn. The National Security Agency (NSA) managed to find ways to […]