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EU Leaders Approve $2.1 Trillion Budget, US Lawmakers Expect Another Round of Covid-19 Relief Money

Renters Threaten US Real Estate Market, 20 Million Americans Face Eviction The aftermath of the coronavirus-provoked business shutdowns in the United States caused a number of market observers to focus on the U.S. real estate and rental markets. As the federal moratorium on evictions reaches its expiry, a recent Aspen Institute … read more. Crypto …

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Report Cuts China’s Bitcoin Mining Capacity to 50% of World Total, Raises US’ to 14%

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala More than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala. Bookings can be paid with more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Despite covid-19, Travala saw a 170% increase in booking revenue from its … read more. Bitcoin.com …

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UK bans Huawei from 5G networks in “victory for the Trump administration”

Enlarge Getty Images | SOPA Images The UK government today announced a ban on Huawei equipment in 5G wireless networks, along with a plan to urge home-Internet providers to stop buying Huawei gear. The UK government’s announcement said that US sanctions imposed in May factored heavily into the decision, which was “taken today in a …

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Emerging Markets Drive Paxful First Half 2020 Bitcoin Volume to $1.1 Billion

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala More than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala. Bookings can be paid with more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Despite covid-19, Travala saw a 170% increase in booking revenue from its … read more. The …

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US Contract Miner Core Scientific Buys 17,600 Bitcoin Miners From Bitmain

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Leaked Pentagon War Game Shows Gen Z Using Bitcoin to Battle the Corrupt State

UK Government Seizes $185 Million From Dormant Bank Accounts for Crisis Relief The UK government is seizing funds in dormant bank accounts worth approximately $185 million to fund its coronavirus relief efforts. So far, 30 banks have been voluntarily transferring money from dormant accounts to the government, including HSBC, Barclays, Clydesdale, Credit … read more. …

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US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines

Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract “greater…regulatory focus” in a bid to rein-in alleged cross-border illicit financial transfers. Jeffries urged “the need for more uniform regulatory enforcement and compliance” as governments …

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100,000 Americans dead—and counting—as COVID-19 ravages US

Enlarge / Transporter Morgan Dean-McMillan prepares the body of a COVID-19 victim at a morgue in Montgomery county, Maryland, on April 17, 2020. Getty | ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS More than 100,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19 according to several pandemic-tracking efforts—and the pandemic is far from over. As the country reached the grim …

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US Senators propose giving $2 billion to healthcare facilities for broadband

Sponsored Links simpson33 via Getty Images At the start of April, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act. The bill proposed to increase telehealth funding in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation seems to be moving forward now that a group led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) …

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