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Coinhako, a cryptocurrency exchange backed by Tim Draper, has restricted user withdrawals after falling victim to a “sophisticated attack.” The Singapore-based exchange told users Friday that account send functions for cryptocurrencies had been temporarily disabled. Although a spokesperson initially said this was for “network maintenance”, the exchange admitted Saturday it had been victim to an
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An employee works while sitting under a mural at Etsy Inc. headquarters in Brooklyn. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Booking Holdings—Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the travel company’s stock fell over 2% in extended trading despite posting a double beat on earnings and revenue for the
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Scott Minerd, founding managing partner at Guggenheim, at WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 22, 2019. Adam Galica | CNBC Guggenheim Partners Global CIO Scott Minerd said Wednesday that stocks could have further to fall as the markets came to grips with the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak. Minerd, appearing on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,”
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Polkadot is readying itself for its expected network launch after it announced its integration with Chainlink oracles on February 25. The progress made with the integrations is an indication of a systematic approach that will allow porting with Ethereum infrastructure. Polkadot Announces Integrations of Chainlink Oracles The integration of Chainlink oracles is vital in the
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A lawsuit claiming Ripple violated securities laws will be allowed to move forward – though with a caveat favorable to the San Francisco-based payments firm. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton, of the Northern District of California, allowed a putative class-action lawsuit by retail XRP buyers to proceed. Hamilton said the suit
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Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., left, and Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., watch traders during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Salesforce.com—The software company’s
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Pittsburgh’s sustained financial health is attracting private investment and enabling it to fund neighborhood infrastructure needs, Mayor Bill Peduto said after the city’s latest boost in the capital markets. Fitch Ratings raised its outlook on the city’s general obligation bonds to positive from stable while maintaining its AA-minus rating. The news came Tuesday as the
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For the millions of remitters in South Korea, speed and cost matters—time delay in payments can interfere with covering critical expenses like emergencies, tuition payments and unexpected bills. However, for many years, the remittance market in Korea was controlled entirely by large financial institutions—leading to high foreign transfer fees and costly delays. Rule changes introduced
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Singapore’s Court of Appeals has ruled against digital currency exchange Quoine on Monday in a landmark case relating to a breach of contract that saw the platform unlawfully reverse seven trades. The Straits Times reports that the case marks the first of its kind in the country’s history regarding a dispute involving cryptocurrency and concludes
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Revolut, the London-based bank that allows users to purchase cryptocurrencies on its app, has raised more than $500 million in a Series D funding round. Revolut announced Tuesday the round, led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm TCV, means the bank is now valued at over $5.5 billion. Although investors from previous rounds have also
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Burgers and French fries from Shake Shack Shake Shack Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shake Shack — Shares of the fast-food chain fell more than 13% in extended trading after the company reported fourth-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates. Shake Shack reported revenues of $151 million, while analysts expected $153 million, according
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The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 130.7 in February, from 130.4 in January. Economists surveyed by IFR Markets had expected a reading of 132.0 for February. The present situation index decreased to 165.1 from 173.9 as the expectations index increased to 107.8 from 101.4 last month. The present situation
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Investors must take precaution about the stocks they want to put their money in because the coronavirus outbreak is disrupting supply chains of many companies, CNBC’s Jim Cramer warned on Monday. American businesses are “far too dependent” on manufacturing products in China, he said. The comments came after the three major U.S. stock indexes plunged
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As central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) march into view, a privately-run version of digital fiat is adding a key tech partner. Utility Settlement Coin (USC), the blockchain-based payments system involving commercial and central banks, will be working with ConsenSys-backed startup Adhara, CoinDesk has learned. Adhara was behind Project Khokha, which used enterprise blockchain client Quorum
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