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US crypto expert arrested over North Korea visit

AN American blockchain expert has been accused of helping North Korea develop cryptocurrency. Police swooped on Virgil Griffith, who also goes by the name RomanPoet, when he returned after delivering a conference speech entitled Blockchain and Peace at a cryptocurrency conference held in the brutal dictatorship. Daily Express :: City and Business Feed

Pound US Dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD rises to six-month high, hitting $1.30

The pound rose against the US dollar as UK election optimism increased after the latest opinion poll, leaving the pairing trading around $ 1.299. Sterling received a boost on Tuesday despite data showing the UK’s construction sector still remained firmly in contraction territory. Daily Express :: City and Business Feed

Pound US dollar exchange rate steady, UK manufacturing PMI contracts in November

The pound US dollar exchange rate is holding steady today, with the pairing currently trading around $ 1.293 after November’s UK Markit manufacturing PMI contracted for its seventh month in a row. Rob Dobson, a director at IHS Markit, commented: “November saw UK manufacturers squeezed between a rock and hard place, as the uncertainty created by a further delay to Brexit was accompanied by growing paralysis ahead of the forthcoming… Read More »Pound US dollar exchange rate steady, UK manufacturing PMI contracts in November

St Pancras enjoys sweet smell of success with Lancôme

Retail is looking rosy at St Pancras International which has high hopes of outperforming the high street this Christmas after sparkling sales last year and a new festive collaboration with French beauty giant Lancôme. Although 2018’s sector growth generally was mainly flat during the period, the tills continued to twinkle at the iconic Grade 1-listed railway station which bucked the trend with a 6.3 percent year-on-year increase. Daily Express ::… Read More »St Pancras enjoys sweet smell of success with Lancôme

Russia goes cold on bitcoin – again: Threatens to ban cryptocurrency

RUSSIA’S love-hate relationship with cryptocurrency took another twist today when the Central Bank of the Russian Federation announced it would now support proposals to ban payments in bitcoin. Following weeks of pro-cryptocurrency talk from Moscow’s technology leaders – and even nods of approval from within the Kremlin about digital assets – the unpredictable narrative has now switched back to one of negativity towards BTC. Daily Express :: City and Business… Read More »Russia goes cold on bitcoin – again: Threatens to ban cryptocurrency

Crypto money laundering and theft tops £3.4 BILLION this year

MONEY laundering and theft through cryptocurrency has hit a staggering £3.4billion so far this year, according to a report released today. The dossier – issued by intelligence experts CipherTrace – also warns that terrorists are increasingly turning to cryptocurrencies to conceal their fundraising. Daily Express :: City and Business Feed

Pound US Dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD flat as poll predicts Boris comfortable win

The pound remained muted against the US dollar as US markets closed for Thanksgiving, leaving the pairing trading a around $ 1.291. Sterling remained flat against the dollar on Thursday afternoon, although the currency was able to approach seven-month highs on heightened Brexit optimism. Daily Express :: City and Business Feed