Bitcoin falls by 11% to about $7,000 after a trade on a London-based exchange triggered a cascade of selling by other investors, according to the blog ZeroHedge.
The five biggest U.S. private-equity firms have raised almost $350 billion of 'dry powder' from pension funds, foreign governments and other institutional investors that must now be spent on everything from corporate acquisitions to business loans and real estate. The problem is, the assets have gotten too expensive.
The social media giant's effort would likely represent the most mainstream application yet of cryptocurrency.
A report due Friday from the Labor Department is expected to show that U.S. employers added 181,000 jobs in April, though some economists say the growth may have been even stronger. The cost is annual federal budget deficits estimated at more than $1 trillion.
Tradewind, which uses a blockchain-based platform to allow investors to buy gold and keep it at the Royal Canadian Mint, hires a former JPMorgan Chase executive as its new CEO.
The scandal-plagued U.S. bank, under strict sanctions from the Federal Reserve, recently lost its second CEO in four years. But shareholders are now happy with the makeup of the board of directors, led by Chair Betsy Duke.
President Donald Trump's administration predicted 3% annual economic growth when he pushed for the $1.5 trillion of tax cuts in late 2017. Despite recent bouts of pessimism and market gloom, the president's economy is holding its own.
Investors aren't waiting for a rebound in bitcoin prices to invest in fast-growing cryptocurrency markets. But guess who's getting left behind: Big Wall Street firms that currently dominate trading in stocks, bonds, foreign exchange and commodities.
Citigroup's network of 689 bank branches in the U.S. and Canada looks paltry compared with JPMorgan Chase's 5,000-plus web and Bank of America's 4,353 locations. So the bank is using its online bank to lure new customers - with juicy yields on savings accounts.
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