Month: March 2020

Binance has launched a direct channel integration with a Turkish bank, providing clients with a gateway enabling seamless transfers between fiat currencies and digital assets. Binance said Monday that its new integration with Istanbul-based Akbank, its first-ever direct link with a bank, will allow users to seamlessly deposit Turkish lira into their exchange accounts and
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The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control has added 20 new bitcoin addresses associated with two individuals to its list of sanctioned individuals. According to an update to OFAC’s “Specially Designated Nationals” (SDN) list, Jiadong Li and Yinyin Tian are accused of being linked to the Lazarus Group, a cybercrime group possibly affiliated
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Jeremy Siegel David Orrell | CNBC Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel said Monday the U.S. could suffer a near-term recession because of the negative economic impact from the fast-spreading coronavirus. “We could really have a short, quick recession,” Siegel said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There’s a lot of uncertainties.” The confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in
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Inside Virgin Galactic’s hangar at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Virgin Galactic — Shares of the space company sank more than 18% amid multiple pessimistic sell-side analyst notes. Both Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley downgraded the equity from overweight/outperform to equal weight/neutral. Morgan Stanley
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A public housing authority concerned that it might have lost its eligibility to use tax-exempt private activity bonds as part of a project’s financing package has received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service allowing it to proceed. Although the recent IRS private letter ruling only involved a minor ministerial issue about filing deadlines, it
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Wilshire Phoenix’s bid for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF). In a filing posted Wednesday, the securities regulator wrote that the New York-based Wilshire Phoenix had not proven the bitcoin market is sufficiently resistant to market manipulation. Wilshire, a newcomer to the financial services industry, first applied for
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Researchers at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) are grappling with the future of payments – so much so that their newest quarterly report, released Sunday, is entirely dedicated to what that potential revolution holds. In its 138-page look at what lies beyond the financial horizon, the Swiss-based institution reckoned with coming trends that may
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against the investor-owned utility that partnered with South Carolina-owned Santee Cooper in the nuclear reactor project the two attempted to build but never completed. The six-count, 87-page lawsuit names Dominion Energy South Carolina Inc., formerly South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. SCE&G was owned by SCANA
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