Tag Archives: finance

$5 million worth of bitcoin vanish in China

China bitcoin

A Chinese bitcoin trading platform suddenly shut down and up to $5 million worth of bitcoin disappeared with it, a reminder of the great risk associated with the digital currency. Users were unable to log into the Chinese bitcoin platform Global Bond Limited (GBL) on October 26, and as much …

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Australian Bitcoin bank hacked, $1.3million stolen

bitcoin

An Australian bitcoin bank holding over US$1 million of the crypto-currency has been hacked, leaving an unknown number of users with nothing – one of the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history. The incident took place on October 26, when the bank was hacked, with 4,100 bitcoins valued at …

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Put big bank CEOs in jail – Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) This past weekend, the Department of Justice slapped a record fine on JPMorgan Chase for packaging and selling the mortgage-backed financial products that helped cause the financial meltdown. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the administration to know that fines are not enough. On Wednesday, she called on …

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China, gold prices & US default threats

gold USA

24 karat gold bars are seen at the United States West Point Mint facility in West Point, New York June 5, 2013. In the very days when a deep split in the US Congress threatened a US government debt default, the gold price should normally jump through the roof, yet …

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Swiss to investigate manipulation of currency markets

Currency market

Swiss regulators are investigating a number of financial firms over the potential manipulation of currency markets, where £3tn changes hands every day. The regulator said that multiple banks around the world could be drawn into the investigation, which will raise fresh questions about the integrity of the markets. The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory …

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Israel looking to become the first cashless society

Israeli currency

The government on Tuesday authorized establishment of a committee that will examine ways to eliminate cash from the Israeli economy – the better to prevent citizens from cheating on their taxes. The committee will be chaired by Harel Locker, director of the Prime Minister’s Office. Cash is easily passed from …

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Whistleblower: HSBC still laundering money for terrorists, drug cartels

HSBC drugs and terrorism financing

Big banks are apparently too big to jail, even when they bankroll terrorists and drug cartels, while regular people fill the prisons in the world’s largest drug population for mostly non-violent drug offences. As a former Anti-Money Laundering Officer at HSBC, Everett Stern was arguably never actually supposed to catch money …

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