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Celsius Network hires advisors to prepare for potential bankruptcy – WSJ

(Reuters) – Celsius Network LLC has hired restructuring consultants from advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal to advise on a possible bankruptcy filing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Jun 24, 2022
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Explainer-Can crypto holders recoup losses in court?

By Jody Godoy (Reuters) – A downturn in cryptocurrency prices and crash of one stablecoin has led some investors to try to recover their losses in U.S. court. Here is how cryptocurrency litigation has fared so far and the challenges investors may face.

Jun 24, 2022
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U.S. lawmakers to unveil bill barring U.S. data flows to high-risk countries

By Alexandra Alper and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation on Thursday that would give the Biden administration the power to block exports of U.S. personal data to countries like China that they say pose national security risks.

Jun 23, 2022
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Some Brits turn to gambling, crypto to make ends meet, charity warns

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s worsening cost-of-living squeeze is pushing some people into gambling and cryptocurrency investments in last-ditch attempts to make ends meet, a gambling charity warned on Thursday.

Jun 22, 2022
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U.S. tech companies yank job offers, leaving college grads scrambling

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – One by one, over the last week of May, Twitter Inc rang up some members of its incoming class of new hires who had recently graduated from college and revoked the job offers in 15-minute calls, according to some of the recipients.

Jun 22, 2022
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Crypto giant Tether to launch sterling-pegged stablecoin

By Elizabeth Howcroft and Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) – Major crypto firm Tether said on Wednesday it will launch next month a “stablecoin” pegged to the British pound, a move that comes as London draws up plans to regulate the fast-growing type of digital currency.

Jun 22, 2022
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Crypto fears now materialising, central bank body BIS says

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Recent implosions in the cryptocurrency markets indicate that long-warned-about dangers of decentralised digital money are now materialising, the Bank for International Settlements has said.

Jun 21, 2022
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Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

By Tom Wilson, Elizabeth Howcroft, Nupur Anand and Ece Toksabay

Jun 21, 2022
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Cryptoverse: Crypto lenders face a DeFi drubbing

By Lisa Pauline Mattackal and Medha Singh

Jun 21, 2022
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Crypto lender Babel Finance wins debt repayment reprieve after withdrawal freeze

(Reuters) – Babel Finance, the Hong Kong-based crypto lender which suspended withdrawals and redemption of crypto assets on Friday, said it has reached an agreement with counterparties on the repayment of some debts to ease short-term liquidity.

Jun 21, 2022
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Meta loses appeal in Russian court over ‘extremist activity’ tag -TASS

(Reuters) – A Moscow court on Monday rejected an appeal brought by Meta Platforms Inc after it was found guilty of “extremist activity” in Russia, the TASS news agency reported.

Jun 20, 2022
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Crypto industry fears contagion as bitcoin slips under $20,000

By Alun John HONG KONG (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency industry was on edge on Monday morning as investors feared contagion from problems at major crypto players could unleash a major shakeout if not contained.

Jun 20, 2022
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Bitcoin recovers, climbs 7.6% to pass $20,400

By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – Bitcoin on Sunday rose around 7.6% to $20,404 from its previous close, signaling a recovery from a sharp drop on Saturday.

Jun 19, 2022
Bitcoin lures inflation-weary Argentines despite crypto crash
Bitcoin drops 6.5% to below $20,000

(Reuters) – Bitcoin dropped 6.53% to $19,106.37 at 0734 GMT on Saturday, losing $1,334.33 from its previous close.

Jun 18, 2022
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Babel Finance suspends withdrawals as crypto markets slump

(Reuters) – Hong Kong-based Babel Finance temporarily suspended the withdrawals and redemption of crypto assets on Friday, as the crypto lender scrambles to pay its clients after the recent slump in the digital currency market.

Jun 17, 2022