Coinbase to be listed on Nasdaq in cryptocurrency milestone
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The biggest US virtual currency exchange will be listed, following record Bitcoin highs. The listing marks a turning point for cryptocurrency, once considered an obscure investment prospect.
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Facebook's Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities. The cryptocurrency plan has been met with intense skepticism from both data protection activists and regulators.
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Philippine boxing legend and politician Manny Pacquiao launches his own cryptocurrency with a concert in Manila.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in bullish form on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, saying open defecation was a thing of the past in India. Experts are not so certain, though.
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Scepticism mounts over Facebook's Libra as Paypal abandons cryptocurrency
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The contract marks first such deal between the countries since they signed a peace pact in 1979. The historic partnership is set to last for 15 years.
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America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returns safely to Earth. "This has been quite an odyssey," says US astronaut Doug Hurley.
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Joe Biden makes a campaign trip to the electoral battleground of Wisconsin, blasting US President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. During a speech at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, Biden said the US was about to pass a "tragic milestone" of 200,000 coronavirus deaths.
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Cryptocurrency transactions in Africa are growing rapidly. On a continent that already embraces mobile money, virtual currency offers advantages for a young, tech-savvy population.
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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has already made his childhood dream come true and will soon relive it again. In the spring of 2021, he will return to space on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, headed for the International Space Station (ISS). In an interview with FRANCE 24, Pesquet told us more about his mission. He also reacted to the historic launch of the same Crew Dragon capsule from Florida on a flight to the ISS with four astronauts on board. Sunday's launch is NASA's first fully fledged mission sending a crew into orbit on board a privately owned spacecraft.
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In the middle of the largest tourism crisis of all times, travel company Airbnb goes public. The platform needs money for an uncertain future.
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News that electric carmaker Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, and that it will start accepting payments in the cryptocurrency, sent its price to record highs. Bitcoin was trading over $47,000 early on Tuesday, according to the website Coindesk.
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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether were becoming increasingly popular in Nigeria. Some businesses and individuals are turning to it for cross-border payments and trades, thereby bypassing hurdles of scarce FX. As the prohibition on crypto accounts takes effect, GuardianTV explains what you should know about CBN's cryptocurrency bank account ban
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