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What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom

If you bought a Bitcoin in early 2017, when one cost less than $900, you could have a profit of more than 1,200 percent now. But you almost certainly didn’t do that. Perhaps you dipped in a toe in November or December, as the price hit headline-grabbing records—$10,000, then $15,000,

Snapshots of 2017: the pain, the joy, and the Donald

It was the year photographers caught the world in turmoil, from the despair of thousands fleeing Myanmar to post-Mugabe joy in ZimbabweThe extraordinary spectacle of Donald Trumps presidency has dominated 2017: from Twitter wars with nuclear-armed North Korea, to Robert Muellers Russia inquiry, and the fast-shifting White House cast, including

North Korea Says Nuke Push Complete as Entire U.S. in Range

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed a missile launch on Wednesday showed he can strike the entire U.S. with a nuclear weapon, signaling a new phase in his standoff with President Donald Trump.North Korea “successfully” launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile with improved technology that can deliver

North Korea Test-Fires ICBM That Could Put Entire U.S. in Range

North Korea shattered a two-month period of relative quiet by test-firing a missile that analysts say may put the U.S. east coast in range.Japan said the intercontinental ballistic missile flew for 53 minutes on a lofted trajectory and may have reached an altitude of more than 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles)

‘Serious damage’ to China-Taiwan ties as activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed

Outcry over five-year sentence handed to Taiwanese human rights defender who was secretly arrested while visiting China in MarchA court in China has sentenced a Taiwanese democracy activist to five years in prison on subversion charges in a case that has strained relations between Beijing and Taipei. Lee Ming-cheh Taiwan

China: ‘ruthless’ campaign to evict Beijing’s migrant workers condemned

City officials have declared a campaign against illegal structures that house millions of migrant workers who run the citys restaurants and shopsMore than a hundred Chinese intellectuals and scholars have decried a ruthless campaign to evict thousands of migrant workers from Beijing. The latest round of evictions began in the

Heres What the World’s Central Banks Really Think About Bitcoin

Eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies.The guardians of the global economy have two sets of issues to address. First is what to do, if anything, about emergence and growth of the private cryptocurrencies that

So, a Chinese company might have spent $1 billion on a kid karaoke app

Musical.ly created new viral stars like Jacob Sartorius.Image: jacob sartorius$1 billion. That was the price tag for what's cool, according to Justin Timberlake Sean Parker's conversation with Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. Apparently, it's still true.  Musical.ly just sold to Beijing Bytedance Technology, the companies announced Friday. The price tag

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