Singapore Minister Sees ‘No Profit’ From Hong Kong Instability

Singapore’s Minister of Law and Home Affairs doesn’t believe the island city-state stands to benefit from any instability in Hong Kong, as protests stretch into a third month. The rival financial centers are widely seen as investor-friendly havens from which to tap into fast-growing Asian markets. Since protests started in June, sparked by a proposal to ease extraditions to the […]

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Judge Denies AT&T Request for Dismissal in $224M SIM Swap Crypto Case

The federal judge overseeing Terpin v. AT&T — a legal battle pertaining to stolen crypto via SIM-swapping that has been going on for almost a year — has denied the telecom giant’s motion for dismissal. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, investor Michael Terpin had sued AT&T for $224 million. Terpin reportedly lost $24 million as a result of theft, and […]

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New Jersey Accuses Blockchain Firm of Unregistered Securities Sale

The State of New Jersey alleges that a blockchain-based online rental marketplace sold over $400,000 of unregistered securities. A complaint filed on July 17 accuses Pocketinns, Inc. and its president Sarvajnya G. Mada of offering and selling around $410,000 of unregistered securities in the form of a cryptocurrency dubbed “PINNS Tokens.” The tokens were sold through an initial token offering […]

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Follow Jeffrey Epstein's money: Accused child sex trafficker has $56.4 million cash, even more in hedge funds, real estate, stocks

Jeffrey Epstein has a ton of cash on hand — but the accused child sex trafficker has even more more money tied up in hedge funds, private equity plays and real estate, a newly unsealed court document reveals. The filing was made last week as Epstein, 66, seeks release on bail following charges that he trafficked underage girls so they […]

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Florida law to allow autonomous cars _ when they're ready

Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida — once they're finally ready for prime time — under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis said he hopes to use the law to lure companies that test and build the cars. The measure, which takes effect July 1, also opens the door […]

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Nevada law prevents most employers from rejecting pot-users

FILE – In this June 28, 2017 photo, Alessandro Cesario, the director of cultivation, works with marijuana plants at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas. Nevada is set to pioneer a law to prevent job-seekers from being immediately rejected for work based on a positive marijuana test. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Two backers of a pioneering Nevada […]

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Leaked Details of India’s Supposed New Cryptocurrency Bill Analyzed

Excerpts from what could be India’s new cryptocurrency bill have been leaked. While local media have made outrageous claims about the details of the bill, industry experts have pointed out numerous flaws and inaccuracies. Meanwhile, the country’s finance secretary has confirmed that the crypto regulation is ready to be submitted to the finance minister for approval. Indian Cryptocurrency Bill The […]

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