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Can companies thwart hate groups by disrupting their financial activities?

Jul 27, 2021
PayPal and the Anti-Defamation League are working more closely together to try and disrupt extremist groups' use of the platform.
PayPal is deepening its relationship with the ADL to identify hate groups and stop them from utilizing the platform.
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Should you put cryptocurrency in your retirement account?

Marketplace Senior Economics Contributor Chris Farrell says think twice. He calls the crypto ecosystem "volatile" and "opaque."
A scene from the Bitcoin 2021 Convention, a crypto-currency conference held on June 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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Banks should have capital set aside to cover crypto losses, regulators say

Regulators want banks to have cushions of capital when it comes to cryptocurrency investments.
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China's crackdown on cryptocurrency is likely a way to maintain economic control, experts say

May 20, 2021
But experts say that other governments are watching what happens in China, and could follow with restrictions of their own.
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Why is Bitcoin better? Let her count the ways.

Mar 2, 2021
Laura Shin, one of the first reporters to cover crypto-assets full time, says Bitcoin's "the most fascinating thing" she's watched.
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BNY Mellon announces it will offer cryptocurrency services

Feb 12, 2021
Mainstream banks may offer a layer of legitimacy to cryptocurrency that is appealing to big institutional investors.
Storing cryptocurrency like Bitcoin hasn’t always been easy. People have to worry about hackers and keep track of passwords for their digital wallets.
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Bigger investors are starting to take Bitcoin seriously

Jan 15, 2021
More institutional investors believe Bitcoin is standing the test of time, says Jordi Visser of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers.
"That's what's changed this time — time and the quality of the investors," Jordi Visser, of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, says about Bitcoin's development.
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How the FDIC approaches cryptocurrencies

Nov 5, 2019
Is it an asset or a security? Jelena McWilliams, head of the banking insurance agency, talks about balancing innovation and regulation.
FDIC chairman Jelena McWilliams talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about financial technology, or fintech, in April 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Zuckerberg offers an olive branch on Libra

Oct 23, 2019
The Facebook CEO is trying to woo lawmakers and regulators to approve his digital currency.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook in Washington, DC, in 2018.
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Another partner abandons Facebook's cryptocurrency

Oct 14, 2019
Travel firm Booking Holdings has pulled out of the Libra Association as companies involved in the digital currency face increased regulation.
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