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Kim Jong Un’s friend Dennis Rodman going to Singapore for summit

Flamboyant former US basketball star Dennis Rodman has said he will fly to Singapore to support his “friends” Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un at their historic peace summit on Tuesday.

South African boy kidnapped for bitcoin found

A South African teenager was found Thursday four days after he was kidnapped by a gang who demanded a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency worth about $123,000 (105,000 euros), police said.

Police: Kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin to free teenager

A criminal gang in South Africa who kidnapped a teenage boy on Sunday are demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly 120,000, dollars police said.

Zimbabwe bans banks from trading, processing cryptocurrency payments

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it has stopped local banks from trading or processing payments linked to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

CIBN charges Senate on speedy passage of FSS 2020 bills

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CBN) has called on the Senate to urgently pass the Financial System Strategy (FSS 2020) Bills into law to promote financial inclusion and strengthen electronic payment system in the country.

Facebooks reportedly plans to launch its own cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency efforts are said to be led by David Marcus, who earlier this week was reported to be leading a new blockchain division at Facebook “to explore how to best leverage Blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch.”

Telegram cancels its much-hyped initial coin offering

Secure messaging service Telegram is canceling its initial coin offering (ICO), an anonymous source told The Wall Street Journal today, and it won’t be opening up its digital coins for public sale.

Facebook sued over scammy cryptocurrency ads

Martin Lewis, a well-known financial journalist and founder of consumer finance site MoneySavingExpert.com, filed a lawsuit against Facebook today through

Iran bans bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies

Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology.

Kaspersky publishes open letter revealing Twitter banned its ads

Twitter Inc. said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company’s business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

New York’s attorney general investigates bitcoin exchanges

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into bitcoin exchanges today, his office announced. He’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex, requesting information on their operations and what measures they have in place to protect consumers.

Vietnam suffers $660m cryptocurrency scam

Vietnam has vowed to tighten regulations on cryptocurrencies as authorities investigate an alleged multi-million-dollar fraud in the country, where digital units are traded in a shadowy and unregulated market.

John McAfee charges $105,000 per promotional cryptocurrency tweet

Software tycoon turned cryptocurrency enthusiast John McAfee recently revealed that he charges $105,000 for each tweet he sends out promoting digital coins or initial coin offerings (ICO).

Chrome Web Store will ban cryptocurrency mining extensions in July

Google has announced that the Chrome Web Store is banning extensions that contain cryptocurrency mining scripts. New extensions with coin mining scripts submitted to the store are being rejected as of today, and existing extensions already in the store will be removed “in late July.”

Volcanic growth for bitcoin in chilly Iceland

At a secret location in the midst of one of Iceland's breathtaking lava fields stands a warehouse whose non-descript siding belies the fact it is ground zero in a digital gold rush for cryptocurrencies that is burning through more electricity than Icelanders' homes.

Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin will be the world’s ‘single currency’ in 10 years

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey apparently has big visions for bitcoin, commenting in a recent interview with The Times that he believes that the cryptocurrency will become the world’s single currency within 10 years.

Ex-England star Michael Owen to launch own cryptocurrency

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen is launching a cryptocurrency in his own name, joining other famous sportsmen including Manny Pacquiao in a new venture to connect with fans.

Donald Trump bans Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to ban Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. It’s the first cryptocurrency-related executive order a president has issued and another blow to an already dubious virtual token that’s supposedly backed by oil reserves, as Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has said.

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