wallstreet3-121214_19mar18.jpg After moving lower early in the session, stocks have seen further downside over the course of the trading day on Monday. With the drop on the day, the major averages are adding to the losses posted last week. The major averages have climbed off their worst levels in recent trading but remain firmly...

coca-cola-blockchain-031918.jpg Coca-Cola Co. has joined with the U.S. State Department to launch a project using blockchain technology to fight against forced labor globally. U.S. tech company Bitfury Group, Emercoin and Blockchain Trust Accelerator or BTA, a non-profit organization, are also involved in the project.

cronos-medmen-031918.jpg Canada-based cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. (CRON) and MM Enterprises USA LLC said Monday that they have formed a cross-border joint venture to cater to Canadian consumers. The move comes as Canada plans to legalize adult use of cannabis by the end of this year. MM Enterprises USA, LLC is a U.S. cannabis company with facilities in California, Nevada, and New York.

mastercard-cryptocurrencies-031918.jpg Mastercard is open to the idea of using national digital currencies issued by central banks, according to a Financial Times report, which quoted a senior executive at Mastercard. Mastercard is of the view that cryptocurrencies created by central banks would have the same security and ease of use as decentralized cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, but with less volatility.

dairyqueen-freecones-031918.jpg Dairy Queen is celebrating March 20, the first day of Spring, as its fourth annual "Free Cone Day." On Tuesday, customers can enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top at participating non-mall Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations nationwide. The offer is for the entire day, but limited to one free cone per customer while supplies last.

wallstreet2-121214_19mar18.jpg Stocks have moved sharply lower in morning trading on Monday, with the major averages adding to the losses posted last week. The major averages have seen further downside in recent trading, hitting new lows for the session. The Dow is down 249.39 points or 1 percent at 24,697.12, the Nasdaq is down...

venezuela-petro-031918.jpg The United States is set to announce fresh sanctions against Venezuela's fledgling cryptocurrency 'Petro,' a report said. The Trump administration's move comes in response to the Latin American regime's attempt to bypass U.S. economic sanctions by launching a national cryptocurrency. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Monday, which restricts the use of Petros in U.S.

germany-economy-031918.jpg Germany's robust economic momentum was likely sustained in the first quarter and continued to be led by the industry which remained strong, thanks to increased orders in the second half of last year, the Bundesbank said in its monthly report released Monday.

saifu-cryptocurrency-031918.jpg Czech startup Saifu is set to close the gap between fiat and cryptocurrencies by providing a secure and regulated platform that integrates fiat and cryptocurrencies into one account. Saifu calls itself a "crypto-fiat financial institution."

wallstreet-db1-092016_19mar18.jpg The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Monday, with stocks poised to add to the losses posted last week. The downward momentum on Wall Street comes as traders look ahead to the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated monetary policy announcement next Wednesday. With the Fed...

fsb-cryptos-031618.jpg The Financial Stability Board, an international group of central bank regulators and government ministers, says that cryptocurrencies do not threaten to global financial stability.

advertisementban-twitter-031918.jpg Twitter is likely to follow Google and Facebook as it prepares to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related products, according to Sky News. Cryptocurrencies, mainly bitcoin, continued their downward trend following the news. As per the report, the social media platform may ban ads globally related to initial coin offerings or ICOs, most of cryptocurrency exchanges, token sales, as well as cryptocurrency wallets.

intel-copyrightprotection-031918.jpg Intel Corp. sought patent for a blockchain-based feature in a client platform that enables copyright protection of digital content using shadow images. In the patent application, released by the US Patent & Trademark Office, Intel said the client platform comprises a digital rights management or DRM engine. This is among the several efforts by the tech giant to develop the blockchain technology.

cryptocurrency-dailyroundup-031918.jpg Cryptocurrency prices rebounded at the start of the week as sentiment improved after the G20 signaled that is it not planning to regulate cryptocurrencies for now as they do not pose considerable risk to financial stability. Separately, a central banker also expressed concern that regulation of cryptocurrencies must not stifle innovation.

wallstreet-031918.jpg It is a quiet start on Monday. The market is looking ahead to the FOMC meeting on Wednesday that would provide an insight into inflation and prospective growth.

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