Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald’s restaurants

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald's restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors … Read more

US gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

US gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

June 11 (Reuters) – The price of US gasoline averaged more than $5 a gallon for the first time on Saturday, data from the AAA showed, extending a surge in fuel costs that is driving rising inflation. The national average price for regular unleaded gas rose to $5.004 a gallon on June 11 from $4.986 … Read more

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin’s bottoming out

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin's bottoming out

June 7 (Reuters) – As the crypto winter creeps into June, the first signs of a thaw are emerging. Some investors are now betting that bitcoin is bottoming out, judging by the money heading into listed cryptocurrency funds, which represent just a slice of the market yet are popular among institutional and retail players alike. … Read more

Oil steadies as recession worry offsets higher demand outlook

Oil steadies as recession worry offsets higher demand outlook

IMF Managing Director says cannot rule recession out US gasoline demand set to climb as driving season approaches White House weighs tapping emergency diesel reserve Shanghai aims to normalize life from June 1 HOUSTON, May 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices were little changed on Monday, as worries over a possible recession offset an outlook for … Read more

Musk links deal progress on proof of spam bot share on Twitter

Musk links deal progress on proof of spam bot share on Twitter

Seeks proof that spam bots account for less than 5% of users Twitter says committed to the deal at the agreed price Twitter stock trading at $36.31 compared to offer of $54.20 May 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44-billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shows proof that … Read more

TerraUSD backer says will compensate some users; bitcoin back below $30,000

TerraUSD backer says will compensate some users;  bitcoin back below $30,000

Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ECB officials warn of risks from cryptocurrencies Luna Foundation Guard says spent bulk of assets last week trying to prop up TerraUSD LFG … Read more

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register World stocks drop to 1-1/2 yr low, down almost 20% YTD Europe down over 2%, US equity futures struggle Dollar hits 2yr highs, accelerates … Read more

Shares churn, close down; yields fall after US inflation data

Shares churn, close down;  yields fall after US inflation data

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks closed sharply lower and Treasury yields fell in Wednesday’s volatile session as oil prices rallied and worried investors about the potential for an economic slowdown. US equity indexes hadtraded higher and lower during the volatile session as investors picked through US inflation data for clues about … Read more