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Bitcoin Plunges to Sub-$7000 Levels Before Recovering

Bitcoin plummeted today after back-to-back crackdowns on virtual currencies by the Chinese Government. Yesterday, regulators in Shenzen, and today, in Shanghai, threatened to crack down on alleged illegal activities. The PBoC was reportedly behind both campaigns and seeking to impose a ban on trading in cryptocurrencies.

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Nuveen Real Estate Buys 100 New Properties in 12 Markets
October 9, 2019

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest real estate investment firms in the world, and they keep getting bigger. As part of their continued expansion, they are moving aggressively…

How AI, Drones, U-Cal and Salesforce Watch Out for Sharks
October 9, 2019

Great whites are rising in number. So are their encounters with humans. It’s, therefore, a challenge to devise early warning systems for our beaches. But a solution for spotting sharks…

These Hot New ETFs Protect Your Downside…And…Someone’s Taking Out A Patent on Them
October 9, 2019

There’s a new category of ETFs out there known as Defined Outcome ETFs. Also known as Buffer ETFs, these funds are seeing a rush of inflows as investors try to…

Could Crypto ETFs Finally Come In From The Cold?
October 9, 2019

The SEC will give a ‘yes-or-no’ ruling on its approval of the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Bitwise Investments by October 13. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before to…

#Fuelherfuture: Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Hits $1 Billion In Lending to Female Entrepreneurs
October 9, 2019

Crowdfunding loans platform Kiva celebrates the $1 billion mark in lending to women entrepreneurs with a tie-up with Pepsi. Kiva, the crowdfunding loans platform, created a new initiative, #FuelHerFuture with…

World Federation of Exchanges Asks FCA to Reconsider Ban on Crypto-Derivatives
October 9, 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is an industry group for exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs). It has asked the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to impose its crypto-derivatives…

MUFG First in Japan to Issue Aussie Dollar-Denominated Green Bonds
October 9, 2019

MUFG’s green bonds amounting AU$500 million (US$337 million) were oversubscribed twice over. Australian institutional investors purchased most of the flotation. MUFG issued this latest tranche of its green bonds in…

US Blacklists Chinese AI Organizations Including Leading Startups
October 8, 2019

The US government punished China for its “repression” of Muslim minorities by blacklisting Chinese AI organizations and security bureaus. In rather sensitive timing just ahead of high-level trade discussions in…

Private Equity Firm Highview Capital Acquires Gold Star Foods, Plans Merger
October 8, 2019

Highview Capital announced it has acquired Gold Star Foods, a specialized food distributor to K-12 child nutrition programs. After the deal closes, Gold Star will merge with an existing Highview…

Coinbase CEO Lambasts US Attitude to Facebook’s Libra
October 8, 2019

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong assailed the US’ approach to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in the light of the threat from China’s stablecoin. “Now that China is looking into creating a stablecoin,…