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FBI adds ‘Cryptoqueen’ to ‘Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List’ for fraud

WASHINGTON — The FBI on Thursday added Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the self-proclaimed ‘Cryptoqueen,’ to its list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives, and is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest. Ignatova, the founder of a cryptocurrency called OneCoin that was launched in 2014, allegedly defrauded investors of more than …

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EU agrees to deal on landmark MiCA cryptocurrency regulation

Bitcoin is a volatile asset, and has been known to swing more than 10% higher or lower in a single day. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images EU officials on Thursday secured an agreement on what is likely to be the first major regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency industry. …

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Micron warns weakening consumer demand will hurt smartphone sales

Sanjay Mehrota, Micron Technology President & CEO at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on May 24th, 2022. Adam Galica | CNBC Micron Technology, a major vendor of memory chips for PCs and smartphones, said on Thursday that it expects smartphone sales to be meaningfully lower than previously expected for the rest …

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Bitcoin falls below $19,000 again as pressure mounts on crypto firms

Bitcoin price remained under pressure in June as a number of factors including rising rates and a liquidity crisis in the crypto industry weighed on the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images Bitcoin on Thursday fell below $19,000 as the world’s largest digital currency remains under pressure …

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Bitcoin just had its worst month on record

Bitcoin just finished its worst month on record, losing more than 38% of its value in June, as of Thursday afternoon. Ether, the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, ended the same period down by about 47%. Though weakness in the digital assets sector is part of a broader flight from risk, confidence …

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Atlassian Co-CEO Scott Farquhar saved man’s life in Las Vegas club

Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO of the global software company, Atlassian, speaks at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney, April 10, 2018. Chris Hopins | The Australian Financial Review | Getty Images As co-CEO of collaboration software maker Atlassian, Scott Farquhar has had a tough year along with many of …

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Bitcoin (BTC) on track for its worst quarter in more than a decade

Bitcoin is on track to post its worst quarterly loss in more than a decade. The world’s largest cryptocurrency has lost around 58% of its value in the second quarter of 2022, according to data from CryptoCompare. Bitcoin has fallen from $45,524 at the start of the quarter and was …

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FTX closes in on a deal to buy embattled crypto lender BlockFi for $25 million in a fire sale

Sam Bankman-Fried, chief executive officer of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images FTX is swooping in to buy crypto lender BlockFi for pennies on the dollar, sources told …

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Starz could turn into ‘acquisition machine’ after spinoff from Lionsgate

Liberty Media’s John Malone Michael Kovac | Getty Images Written in the Starz? Lionsgate is planning a spinoff of Starz, home of “Outlander” and “Power,” by early next year. Vivendi’s Canal Plus and private equity firm Apollo Global, in tandem with streaming distributor Roku, have both made preliminary bids for a 20% …

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Snap announces Snapchat+ subscription plan that costs $3.99 a month

A man uses the SnapChat app on an Apple iPad Mini. studioEAST | Getty Images Snap announced Wednesday it’s rolling out a $3.99/month subscription plan for Snapchat that unlocks exclusive and pre-release features. It’s called Snapchat+. The announcement comes after Snapchat gave a disappointing sales outlook for the current quarter …

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