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Craig Wright’s Law Firm Granted Permission from High Court to Serve Bitcoin.org Operator Cobra

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On April 22, published documents stemming from law firm Ontier LLP show London’s High Court is granting the law firm permission to serve legal proceedings over copyright infringement against the owner of bitcoin.org, a pseudonymous operator called “Cøbra.” The legal proceedings involve “hosting and publishing” a copy of the academic Bitcoin white …

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Bank of England and HM Treasury Launch a Central Bank Digital Currency Taskforce

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Bank of England have revealed the establishment of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) taskforce. According to the announcement, the group’s purpose aims to explore a potential UK CBDC.</strong> UK Entities Invoke a CBDC Taskforce to Explore a Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) …

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Mick Jagger is using NFTs to raise money for indie music venues

Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger is jumping into the nonfungible token craze to help independent music venues that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.  In an announcement from the music legend today, Jagger said he had started a 24-hour auction on Nifty Gateway featuring an nonfungible token, or NFT, based on a new …

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Civil Lawsuit Against Craig Wright Wants High Court to Rule Against His Bitcoin White Paper Claims

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a bitcoin industry working group focused on patent laws, has filed a civil lawsuit in the UK against Craig Wright. For many years now Wright has insisted he is Satoshi Nakamoto, but has yet to prove so to the greater crypto community. COPA is looking to …

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UK crypto firms must now submit yearly financial crimes reports

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has included cryptoasset businesses under the financial crimes reporting umbrella eight months after initially announcing plans to do so. The FCA made this known via a policy statement issued on its website on Wednesday. This move comes as the country’s financial regulator has increased the number of firms required …

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UK authorities to focus on stablecoin regulations to prevent monopolies

John Glen, the United Kingdom’s financial services minister, has said that stablecoins will be the main focus of the government’s crypto regulatory activity. Glen made delivered his comments while addressing a conference organized by City & Financial Global on Tuesday, Reuters reported. For Glen, the U.K.’s decision to prioritize stablecoins over regulating the broader financial market is …

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The UK government will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups

The UK might have a new way to achieve technological supremacy: throw money directly at companies. Financial Times sources say the country is establishing a “Future Fund: Breakthrough” effort that would spend up to £375 million (about $522 million) on stakes in “later stage” tech startups. The move theoretically helps promising firms that could boost …

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Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Leon Neal via Getty Images Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app. It features news tailored to your interests alongside a …

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Apple closes stores in California and the UK as COVID-19 cases soar

Brendan McDermid / reuters Apple has closed all 53 stores in California and up to 16 across the UK, Tennessee, Brazil and Mexico due to soaring COVID-19 cases in those regions, the company told the New York Times in a statement. It’s the second major closure of Apple’s retail locations since it closed stores across …

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ rentals will start early in UK, where there’s no HBO Max

Warner Bros. Warner Bros. is using Wonder Woman 1984 to push HBO Max, but what happens in countries where the streaming service (or an equivalent partner) simply isn’t an option? Early rentals, apparently. Deadline and Variety have confirmed WW84 will be available for 48-hour digital rentals in the UK and Ireland on January 13th, just …

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