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Mystery of the $2 Billion Bitcoin Whale That Fueled a Selloff

Mystery of the $2 Billion Bitcoin Whale That Fueled a Selloff

When Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 percent over two days last week, a theory emerged -- where else? -- on the Internet: a whale was on the move. Speculation mounted that a major holder of cryptocurrency with an electronic wallet that dated back to 2011 -- long before anyone had heard of HODL -- was moving to sell.
$117 million multi-use Block 9 tower to transform skyline of downtown Fargo

$117 million multi-use Block 9 tower to transform skyline of downtown Fargo

FARGO - The long-awaited Block 9 tower project in downtown Fargo kicked-off with a groundbreaking ceremony and party on what is now known as U.S. Bank plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
What the Apple Watch’s FDA clearance actually means

What the Apple Watch’s FDA clearance actually means

Yesterday, Apple announced that the US Food and Drug Administration cleared two new features for the Apple Watch Series 4. One is an advanced method of monitoring the heart called an electrocardiogram (EKG),
Apple now accepting preorders of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 [u]

Apple now accepting preorders of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 [u]

Similar to previous iPhone launches, preorders first went live on the dedicated Apple Store app for iOS, with Apple.com coming online shortly thereafter.  The stainless steel iPhone XS and XS Max are available in the same silver and Space Black finishes seen on last year's iPhone X, but Apple is adding a new gold hue to the palette for 2018.
EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age. The directive was originally rejected by MEPs in July following criticism of two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter” by critics.
Ethereum crashes to a 16-month low

Ethereum crashes to a 16-month low

The cryptocurrency Ethereum crashed by over 8% on Wednesday, extending a slump for the asset and the wider market. Ethereum was down 8.6% to $169.12 just after 9:30 a.m. GMT (4:30 a.m. ET), a level not seen since May 2017, when Ethereum was enjoying its first price surge of the year.
The ambitious real estate ‘unicorn’ Opendoor just made its first acquisition, snapping up Open Listings

The ambitious real estate ‘unicorn’ Opendoor just made its first acquisition, snapping up Open Listings

Opendoor a four year-old, San Francisco-based company, has from the outset intended to make it possible to buy and sell residential real estate with a few key strokes. It seemingly gets closer to that audacious vision by the day. The company closed on $325 million in new funding in June in a round that brought its total equity funding to $645 million to date — and its valuation to more than $2 billion.
Live from Apple’s iPhone event

Live from Apple’s iPhone event

Gooooood morning, Cupertino. Today’s the big event at Apple  HQ. 2018’s been a slow year for Apple hardware (including a complete no-show at WWDC a few months back). As ever, we’ll be on-hand to help make sense of all the news as it breaks, and you can follow along with our handy live blog below. For those who want it straight from the source, you can follow Apple’s live stream or over on Twitter.
JPMorgan Chase Will Commit $500 Million to Reviving U.S. Cities

JPMorgan Chase Will Commit $500 Million to Reviving U.S. Cities

Mega-bank JPMorgan Chase has spent the past five years turning neighborhoods in a handful of U.S. cities into laboratories for economic revitalization, steering financing, training and expertise to cash-starved communities. On Wednesday, it will announce plans to scale up that experiment dramatically with the AdvancingCities program—a 5-year, $500 million campaign that could expand its model to as many as 30 metro areas.
Gemini and Paxos Both Launch Stablecoins on Ethereum Blockchain

Gemini and Paxos Both Launch Stablecoins on Ethereum Blockchain

Two crypto companies, Gemini Trust and Paxos, got a green light from a New York state regulator to launch their own stablecoins pegged 1:1 to the U.S. dollar.  New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) gave an okay to Gemini Trust, the crypto exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, to launch Gemini Dollar (GUSD).


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