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Official Who Guided Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Found Dead at Home
Jung Ki-joon, who helped coordinate South Korea’s recent cryptocurrency crackdown, was found dead at his home, the Wall Street Journal reports: A South Korean official who guided Seoul’s regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead on Sunday, according to a government spokesman. Jung Ki-joon, 52, was head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination. He helped coordinate
How TD Ameritrade's Twitter Chatbot Works
TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) launched its new Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) chatbot last week, allowing clients to check their account and trade directly from Twitter, and with the sudden return of volatility to the market the timing couldn’t really have been better. This represents the brokerage’s latest partnership with a major tech company—their Facebook chatbot went live in August and they’ve
Atari Looks to Evolve From Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to Cryprocurrencies
If you're the type of person - middle-aged, but young at heart - who still crows about your exploits at the local arcade back in the '80s when you posted unbeatable scores in Ms. Pac-Man or Space Invaders or Frogger or Galaga, then you're the type of person who might be interested in the crypto craze's latest entrant: Atari AS,
The Tech Giants That Are Hiring For Blockchain Positions
Investors and analysts remain polarized about where cryptocurrncy prices are headed long-term, but a number of experts agree that the underlying blockchain technology driving bitcoin and other cryptos could be a major economic driver for decades to come. Instead of gambling on cryptocurrency investments, younger, tech-savvy Americans can take the opportunity to learn more about blockchain technology and potentially get
Litecoin Cash is Coming, But There's Some Controversy About its Legitimacy
Bitcoin has recived the lion’s share of cryptocurrency headlines in the past year, but a handful of popular altcoins have begun to get some major investor support as well. As of Tuesday morning, Litecoin was the sixth largest global cryptocurrency, with a market cap of more than $8.6 billion. The Litecoin Cash Foundation, which is unaffiliated with Litecoin, announced it
New AI-Powered ETF Lets Investors Take Long-Term Approach to Blockchain
Over the long term, most investors would do well to approach a boom in a particular asset class or sector with the utmost suspicion. Volatile markets are the purview of the intraday trader, and long-term investments in a rules-based index fund or ETF have shown much more consistent success in returning profit, especially in the long run. So what can
Uber and Waymo Settle Technology Lawsuit With a $245M Agreement
Uber Technologies has agreed to a surprise settlement over a lawsuit filed against it by Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, which accused Uber of stealing its self-driving trade secrets. The settlement, which came on the fourth day of the trial between the two companies, includes an agreement by Uber not use Waymo's technology in its self-driving cars. Uber will also give Waymo
A New App Aims to Take the Guesswork and Anxiety Out of Trading
To the novice trader or even some experienced investors, the biggest hurdle in the path of maintaining a trading career is generally the lack of clear or consistent guidance or means of stock discovery. Broker services like robo advisors and charting, analytics or research platforms are a huge boon for traders who know how to read the charts and key
At Senate Hearing on Cryptocurrency, SEC Chairman Hints at the Need For New Legislation
At a Senate committee hearing on cryptocurrencies, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton indicated that the agency could seek new legislation to help enforce oversight of the of the crypto space, including initial coin offerings. Clayton, joined by J. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) at an open session of the Senate's Committee on
There is No End in Sight to Bitcoin's Decline
Bitcoin continued its decline for a fifth straight day on Monday as investors ramped up their selloff of digital coins, dropping below $7,000 by midday trading in New York, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin's crash has now wiped out more than 60 percent of its value since it hit a record $19,511 in December, as Bloomberg notes. The coin's