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 […]

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 […]

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 […]