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A huge bookstore chain is opening new locations pretending to be indie shops

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The next time you step into a hushed, quaint bookstore, check the fine print. For the last four years, the UK bookstore chain Waterstones has opened small shops without its name in their storefront signs. Instead, the signage generically indicates the town in which the store is located: Southwold Books, in Southwold, for example. Monday Read More

CryptoUK Trade Association Calls On MPs To Regulate Cryptocurrency Sector In UK

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on CryptoUK Trade Association Calls On MPs To Regulate Cryptocurrency Sector In UK
CryptoUK, a self-regulatory trade association for the UK cryptocurrency industry, addressed several Members of Parliament (MPs) to advocate for favorable regulations in the sector, news outlet City A.M. reported May 1. The association set out its proposals in writing to the Treasury Select Committee’s inquiry into cryptocurrencies today. The inquiry intends to examine the role Read More

Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App
Finance Japanese brokers already dominate the global online retail FX and CFD market by trading volumes. And it now looks like they will try to leverage their country’s receptive regulatory environment to expand internationally with crypto too. The latest example is an app in the UK created by two groups headquartered in Tokyo. Also Read: Read More

Survey: 1 In 5 UK Adults Consider Investing In Cryptocurrencies

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Survey: 1 In 5 UK Adults Consider Investing In Cryptocurrencies
Image: Streets of London at night, goodfreephotos.com One in five UK adults who have never owned cryptocurrencies would consider buying some over the next three years, according to a new research by communications agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson. The research, which surveyed more than 1,000 people in the UK, also found that despite the growing acceptance Read More

Listen to the ethereal space-inspired music from Stephen Hawking’s funeral

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Listen to the ethereal space-inspired music from Stephen Hawking’s funeral
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Cambridge today (March 31) for the funeral of internationally-renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, who died on March 14. The ceremony included a piece of music specially composed for the scientist, titled “Beyond the Night Sky.” The piece was commissioned last year by Hawking’s Cambridge university college, Gonville & Caius, in Read More

UK Government is Looking into Cryptocurrencies with New Task Force

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has today announced that the government is getting a ‘new crypto assets task force’ designed to make it easier for fintech companies to follow complex regulations. The Chancellor delivered a speech at the government’s second annual International Fintech Conference in London. Hammond revealed that those forming the new task Read More

University Student Gang ”Breaking Bad” Jailed For Dealing $1M+ in Drugs for Bitcoin

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on University Student Gang ”Breaking Bad” Jailed For Dealing $1M+ in Drugs for Bitcoin
News The fall of the Silk Road marketplace continues to reverberate around the world, this week leading to a number of university students going to jail for many years. The young men have been found guilty of selling party drugs and tranquilizers online for bitcoin.  Also Read: Swiss Officials Fear ICOs Will Tarnish Reputation of Read More

Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority
Regulation Coinbase appears poised to increase its global market share for licensed cryptocurrency exchanges. It recently hired a mergers and acquisitions veteran who handled more than 40 deals for Linkedin, signaling its intent to start gobbling up competitors in the industry. Now it’s also established a new legal beachhead in the UK from which it Read More

UK Secretary Diane Abbott: If Everyone Used Bitcoin ‘The Whole Thing Would Collapse’

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on UK Secretary Diane Abbott: If Everyone Used Bitcoin ‘The Whole Thing Would Collapse’
Diane Abbott, the United Kingdom’s sitting Shadow Home Secretary, said in an interview with The House magazine that Bitcoin “is just a gigantic Ponzi scheme,” and promised that the Labour party, of which she is a member, would regulate it if elected, Express news site reports Friday, March 2. Speaking to The House, Abbott said Read More

A $9 billion investment in a German icon is a reminder of how much Europe and the US differ on China

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A $9 billion investment in a German icon is a reminder of how much Europe and the US differ on China
Late last week, Germany was surprised to learn that a little-known Chinese automaker had become the biggest single shareholder in Daimler, with a $9 billion investment. Zhejiang-based Geely now has a 9.7% stake in the owner of Mercedes-Benz. The deal is the perfect example of the divergence between the US and Europe when it comes Read More