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Janet Yellen gets Senate confirmation as first woman to lead the Treasury Department

Janet Yellen cleared her final hurdle Monday on her historic path to secretary of the Treasury Department, gaining overwhelming Senate confirmation for the key economic position. The 84-15 vote made… [+2820 chars]... read more (CNBC)

3 reasons why Ethereum price is still on track to top $2,000

After dropping 27% over three days, Ether (ETH) price finally reached a bottom at $1,040 on Jan. 22.  The sharp correction liquidated $600 billion worth of future contracts but interestingly, Ether … [+5365 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Janet YellenJanet Louise YellenSecretary Yellen's first action on bitcoin will set the tone for the next four yearsOn The Money: Treasury announces efforts to help peop… [+5886 chars]... read more (The Hill)

Bank of England Governor warning: Digital currencies not built to last

Bitcoin mania continues to pull investors into the fold. Photo / Getty ImagesDigital currencies are not built to last without stronger design and governance, the Bank of England Governor has said. S… [+1521 chars]... read more (New Zealand Herald)

Bitcoin, crypto inflows hit record last week: CoinShares

NEW YORK: Investment flows into cryptocurrency funds and products hit a record US$1.31 billion last week after a few weeks of small outflows, as investors took advantage of the decline in bitcoin and… [+1926 chars]... read more (CNA)

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen as US Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen is the 78th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The former Federal Reserve chair and longtime economist secured enough votes in the Senate on Monday after a confirmation hearing on Jan. 19.… [+5732 chars]... read more (CoinDesk)

Bitcoin, crypto inflows hit record last week: CoinShares - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment flows into cryptocurrency funds and products hit a record $1.31 billion last week after a few weeks of small outflows, as investors took advantage of the decline in bi… [+1928 chars]... read more (Reuters)

A Telegram Bot Is Selling Stolen Facebook User Info for $20 a Pop

The phone numbers (and corresponding site IDs) of some 500 million Facebook users now appear to be for sale on a dark web cybercrime forum. The criminal or group of criminals responsible have const… [+1979 chars]... read more (Gizmodo.com)

A Telegram Bot Is Selling Stolen Facebook User Info for $US20 ($26) a Pop

The phone numbers (and corresponding site IDs) of some 500 million Facebook users now appear to be for sale on a dark web cybercrime forum. The criminal or group of criminals responsible have const… [+2320 chars]... read more (Gizmodo Australia)


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Bitcoin, crypto inflows hit record last week: CoinShares

NEW YORK: Investment flows into cryptocurrency funds and products hit a record US$1.31 billion last week after a few weeks of small outflows, as investors took advantage of the decline in bitcoin and… [+1926 chars]... read more (CNA)

Bitcoin, crypto inflows hit record last week: CoinShares - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment flows into cryptocurrency funds and products hit a record $1.31 billion last week after a few weeks of small outflows, as investors took advantage of the decline in bi… [+1928 chars]... read more (Reuters)

Cathie Wood: More Tech Companies Will Adopt Bitcoin Treasury Reserves

ARK Investment Management CEO Cathie Wood said she believes more companies will load their balance sheets up with bitcoin. In a Saturday interview with Yahoo Finance, the exchange traded fund (ETF) … [+1180 chars]... read more (CoinDesk)

Hawaii to Let More Crypto Companies Join Regulatory Sandbox

Hawaii is letting more companies play in its no-license-necessary digital currency sandbox. The state reopened applications for Digital Currency Innovation Lab (DCIL) hopefuls on Monday, raising the… [+1659 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

Harvard, Yale, Brown Endowments Have Been Buying Bitcoin for At Least a Year: Sources

Some of the largest university endowment funds in the U.S. have been quietly buying cryptocurrency for the past year or so through accounts held at Coinbase and other exchanges, CoinDesk has learned.… [+2847 chars]... read more (CoinDesk)

Harvard, Yale, Brown Endowments Have Been Buying Bitcoin for at Least a Year: Sources

Some of the largest university endowment funds in the U.S. have been quietly buying cryptocurrency for the past year or so through accounts held at Coinbase and other exchanges, CoinDesk has learned.… [+3047 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

W3C Use Cases and Requirements for Decentralized Identifiers W3C Editor's Draft 19 January 2021

2.11 Public authority identity credentials (eIDAS) Eva is a young woman and citizen of Belgium. Like many individuals of her generation, what matters to her is not only her connection to her own nat… [+988 chars]... read more (Theinternetofthings.eu)

GameStop shares soar on short squeeze, then ease in wild trade session - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. videogame retailer GameStop skyrocketed by 144% on Monday as short sellers scrambled to cover their positions in the stock, which then pared gains in a roller coas… [+3809 chars]... read more (Reuters)


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The Senate confirms Janet Yellen as America's first female Treasury chief - Business Insider

The Senate voted on Monday evening to confirm Janet Yellen as the nation's first woman to serve as treasury secretary.  She racked up significant bipartisan support in a 84-15 vote, and her confirma… [+2259 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Apollo CEO Leon Black to resign; probe finds $158M in Epstein payments - Business Insider

Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black is stepping down following the results of an independent investigation into his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the firm announced Monday. "Chairman and CE… [+1235 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Biden says he is willing to adjust income thresholds for fresh stimulus checks - Business Insider

President Joe Biden said on Monday he is open to adjusting the income thresholds for a fresh wave of stimulus checks for Americans, a key demand among some moderate senators reluctant to back his res… [+2277 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Provincial inspectors issue 24 fines following big box blitz in Ottawa

OTTAWA -- Provincial inspectors handed out two dozen fines to local businesses during a COVID-19 safety blitz this past weekend. Inspectors visited 114 workplaces in the city during the weekend bl… [+2228 chars]... read more (Google News (Canada))

Biden says anyone who wants a vaccine can get it by 'this spring' - Business Insider

President Joe Biden made his first prediction for when coronavirus vaccines will be available to the bulk of the American public — not just the elderly and essential workers — during a news conferenc… [+1707 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Businessinsider.co.za | South Africans can visit the Seychelles again – just as soon as they are vaccinated

South Africans will be able to visit the Seychelles again – after two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, and a two-week waiting period. The collection of islands removed South Africa from its list of coun… [+1521 chars]... read more (News24)