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Bitcoin-011618.jpg Suspicious trades on a Bitcoin currency exchange likely caused the significant jump in bitcoin price to $1000 from $150 in just two months, according to a study on Bitcoin price manipulation. The unregulated cryptocurrency markets remain vulnerable to manipulation, it said. The study describes the influence and control of bad actors in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

cryptocurrencies1-011618.jpg France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Marie called for stringent regulations to control the use of digital currencies for tax evasion and for financing illegal activities and terrorism.

Blackberry-jarvis-011618.jpg BlackBerry Ltd. has introduced a new a cloud-based cybersecurity program that will scan automakers' software for threats amid increased concerns about hacking in Internet-connected cars. BlackBerry Jarvis, the transformational software cybersecurity product, helps carmakers detect security flaws in software before it goes into their vehicles.

stockhigher-011618.jpg European stocks look set to open largely unchanged on Tuesday amid a lack of direction from Wall Street as U.S. markets were closed overnight for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Treasuries steadied and gold held flat while the euro stood near a 3-year high on speculation the ECB may cut back on...

spectrumofNAFLD-011618.jpg Although there are a number of investigational NASH therapies in various stages of development, there is no approved drug yet for this silent killer. However, the fact that the race to develop an effective drug against NASH has reached the home stretch is welcome news for patients. The very earliest NASH drug could hit the market is 2021, assuming all goes well as planned.

TheHonda-Accord-011618.jpg Honda Accord has won the Car of the Year award on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. Honda Accord beat the Toyota Camry and the Kia Stinger to take the most coveted award in the auto industry. This is the third year in a row that Honda has won one of these awards. The Honda Civic won Car of the...

Toyota-Carplay-011618.jpg Apple's CarPlay platform has finally arrived in a Toyota car, according to AppleInsider. Toyota launched its 2019 Avalon at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, which includes CarPlay, the Apple infotainment system that enables a car radio or head unit to be a display and also act as a...

CVS-Pharmacy-011618.jpg Drug chain giant CVS Pharmacy seeks to control the use of digital editing of photos used for beauty products ads. The company announced that by the end of 2020 the transparency for beauty imagery that has been materially altered will be required. The company also announced that it will introduce...

Coca-Cola-SugarTax-011518.jpg Coca-Cola has announced its plans to cut bottle size and to increase price, in order to deal with the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks from April this year in the UK. The beverage giant plans to cut the size of 1.75 liter bottles to 1.5 liter and at the same time raise prices by 20 pence...

IranianTanker-011518.jpg An Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left a huge oil spill of 120 sq km that could pose a serious threat to marine life. The Sanchi oil tanker sank on Sunday and all its crew members are also presumed dead. The tanker was carrying 136,000 tonnes of ultra-light crude oil from Iran...

Fifth-Largest-Diamond-011517.jpg Miners at Letšeng mine in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in southern African, have discovered one of the largest diamonds in history. Gem Diamonds Ltd., the Britain-based diamond mining company that owns Letšeng mine, has discovered the 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls. The...

Indonesia-stock-exchange-011518.jpg A mezzanine floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta collapsed, which left scores of people, most of them students, injured. According to police officials, about 77 people had been injured under a shower of glass and concrete on Monday. No deaths have been reported. The victims have suffered...

chelseamanning-011518.jpg Chelsea Manning, the transgender former US Marine who was jailed for leaking classified documents, is trying to become Democratic Party candidate in her home state of Maryland for the year-end election to the US Senate. The former intelligence analyst is an outspoken activist on intelligence and transgender-rights...

cryptocurrencies1-011518.jpg South Korean authorities have slightly eased their stance against cryptocurrencies as recent comments from the government suggested that a proposed ban on digital currency exchanges is not likely in the near future. The Singapore central bank chief was positive regarding the future for blockchain, but...

BankIndonesia-cryptocurrency-011518.jpg Indonesia's central bank issued a warning against cryptocurrencies on Saturday, saying they were highly risky, and joining its counterparts in other countries in raising concern over the excessive price surge in the unregulated digital currency market.

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