Thousands demonstrate in El Salvador against bitcoin use and dismissal of judges
16 October 2021 | 8:55 am
Thousands of Salvadorans march in San Salvador against the use of bitcoin in the economy and against a decree that ordered the dismissal of a third of the nation’s judges.
20 May 2021
The price of Bitcoin has seen more wild swings after a tumultuous week for cryptocurrencies. A selloff sparked by comments from Chinese regulators was followed by a tweet from Elon Musk on Wednesday that Tesla was holding on to its investment in Bitcoin, which sparked a rebound in prices.
26 May 2021
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10 Jun 2021
Sara Rogel, sentenced to three decades in prison for undergoing an abortion, leaves Zacatecoluca Penal Center in El Salvador after almost nine years behind bars.
9 Jun 2021
Lawmakers have approved a law classifying Bitcoin as legal tender, making El Salvador the first nation to officially adopt a cryptocurrency.
12 Jun 2021
The Congress of El Salvador has approved a law that will classify bitcoin as legal tender in the Central American country, its president said, making it the world's first nation to adopt a cryptocurrency.
21 Jun 2021
Chinese authorities have told all crypto mining to stop, citing speculation risk and power consumption concerns. The move has hurt the share prices of Bitcoin and others.
23 Jun 2021
The price of Bitcoin dropped below the all-important $30,000-mark after China made several moves to rein in the cryptocurrency. The fall could trigger a sell-off, but experts say China isn't as important as it once was.
28 Jun 2021
What's up with Bitcoin? It's down, dropping to its lowest level since January after China announced a crackdown on cryptocurrency mining. Is it, as stated, about going green and cooling it in the nation that's home to an estimated two-thirds of the energy-sucking giant computer servers that create virtual currencies? Or is it about reining in a cottage industry that is out of not only Beijing's control, but that of central banks and regulators the world over?
2 Jul 2021
A Danish man, known only as Herman H, has been acquitted of charges of murder and attempted murder. He was accused of killing a German backpacker on a Baltic Sea ferry 34 years ago.
23 Jul 2021
Malaysian police have hit on a novel way to dispose of more than 1,000 bitcoin-mining machines seized in raids -- crushing the devices using a steamroller. Authorities on Borneo island discovered the machines, worth an estimated 5.3 million ringgit ($1.25 million), in crackdowns between February and April, and say they were powered using stolen electricity.
16 Aug 2021
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has claimed that Bitcoin will "unite the world".
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid a wreath at the Hector Pieterson memorial and met young African leaders in Johannesburg Sunday.
Israel and the Islamic Jihad group announced that a cease-fire would come into effect Sunday night. The truce could end the worst cross-border conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants since last year.
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Colombia's first leftist president, ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, is set to be inaugurated in Bogota. He aims to curb rampant inequality in the Latin American country.
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The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany's overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?