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Bitcoin falls 8.5% to $31,700
Bitcoin dipped 8.51% to $31,699.83 at 22:04 GMT on Friday, losing $2,937.27 from its previous close.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 14.3% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.
Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped 7.37 % to $1,843.07 on Friday, losing $146.56 from its previous close.
Elon Musk Confirmed That He Owns Dogecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum
Elon Musk confirmed that he owns Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum during a session at the B Word conference on Thursday.
Hollywood leaving California for New Mexico tax incentives
A 35% tax incentive has brought NM $623M from the movie industry this year
Musk creates 'hype' with bitcoin ‘pump and dump’ comments
The Tesla CEO says he 'might pump,' but doesn't 'dump' the cryptocurrency
Europe Could Have Been Hit With COVID-19 Earlier Than China, New Study Reveals
The development comes as the World Health Organisation and the Biden administration separately conduct probes into the origins of the infectious disease, which according to John...
Taliban Now Controls 90% Of Afghanistan's Borders: Report
"Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran, or about 90 percent of the border, are under our control," a spokesman told Russian media told the RI...
Two Chinese "Agents" Charged In US For Targeting Beijing Opponents
Nine defendants have been charged with "acting as and conspiring to act as unregistered agents" of China in a global operation dubbed "Fox Hunt".
How to Search for, Spot and Stamp Out Pegasus Spyware From Your Phone
The powerful Israeli military-grade spyware made international headlines on Sunday, when media investigations discovered that at least 50,000 people across more than a dozen nat...
China's Speediest Train, a 600 km/h Maglev, Rolls off Assembly Line in Qingdao
China has developed the world's speediest maglev transportation system, capable of reaching a top speed of 600 kilometres per hour; the first train rolled off the assembly line ...
Websites Back Up After Brief Global Outage Linked To Akamai
The disruption lasted up to an hour and was caused by a bug in the domain name system service that was triggered during a software update, Akamai said.
French Ex-Diplomat Saw "Potential For Misuse" While Working At Pegasus Maker NSO
At NSO's offices, Gerard Araud discovered something resembling a classic tech start-up: teams of programmers "all between 25-30 years old, in flip-flops, black t-shirts, all wit...
Bill Gates and George Soros Reportedly Team up for Buyout of UK Coronavirus Testing Company
The billionaires are close to buying a company which has managed to develop a 10-minute COVID-19 test that it aims to make for as little as $1.
Guitarist Eric Clapton says he’ll CANCEL shows at venues that ‘discriminate’ by requiring vaccination
Reacting to the British government requiring Covid-19 vaccine passes for access to live venues and nightclubs, musician Eric Clapton said he would cancel shows at places that di...
China Rejects WHO Plan For Second Phase Of COVID-19 Origins Probe
The WHO this month proposed a second phase of studies into the origins of the coronavirus in China, including audits of laboratories and markets in Wuhan
Morocco Files Defamation Suit Against Amnesty, French NGO Over Pegasus
Moroccan King Mohammed VI's phone and those of other royals are also on the list of numbers identified as potential Pegasus targets by Moroccan intelligence services, Radio Fran...
South Africa Lets Jailed Ex-President Jacob Zuma Attend Brother's Funeral
Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been incarcerated at Estcourt prison since handing himself over on July 7 to serve a 15-month sentence.
China's Opposition To Probe Into COVID-19 Origins "Irresponsible": White House
"Their position is irresponsible and frankly dangerous," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
France's Emmanuel Macron Changes Phone Over Pegasus Scandal
"He's got several phone numbers. This does not mean he has been spied on. It's just additional security," the official told Reuters.
Jill Biden Leads US Delegation To Tokyo Olympics Amid Pandemic Fears
The Olympics trip is the First Lady's first solo adventure abroad and will include three days on the ground in Japan.
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen To Release Book Based On Podcast In October
The podcast released this year has seen the duo wax poetic on themes including racism, music and masculinity.
"Privacy A Right, Has To Be Respected": UN General Assembly President-Elect
President-elect of UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid made the comments referring to concerns arising out of the Pegasus snooping row.
A Family’s Glass-Enclosed Cabin Hovers in a Pine Forest in Ecuador
To turn a 700-square-foot home into a more permanent residence for a family of four, RAMA estudio attached a prefab glass-and-steel box that extends into the surrounding wildern...
A Russian police corruption probe against traffic police officer that built himself a luxury golden palace
Russian authorities said they had caught a criminal gang led by a traffic enforcement officer. He's said to have extorted huge bribes
Reports about use of program to monitor communications baseless
Saudi Arabia has dismissed reports that appeared in a section of the press, claiming that an entity in the Kingdom used a program to monitor communications, as baseless, the Sau...
Overseas crypto exchanges using South Korean currency must register with AML body
Cryptocurrency exchanges that are based outside South Korea must register with the nation’s anti-money laundering body if they use the Korean currency, a top financial regulator...
Saudi Arabia denies allegations of tracking phone calls
An official source in Saudi Arabia denied allegations made in some media reports claiming that an entity in the Kingdom is using a program to track phone calls.
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