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Bitcoin futures race higher in volatile launch, dollar steady

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Futures in bitcoin, which has taken global financial markets by storm, got off to a volatile start at its launch, while the dollar kept gains in Monday's Asian session on expectations the Federal Reserve will stick to its tightening path.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures race higher in volatile launch, dollar steady

* U.S. Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin arrived on Sunday, with futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm starting trading for the first time.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Bitcoin, Nobel Peace Prize: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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UPDATE 1-After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin will arrive on Sunday, when futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by a storm begin trading.

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After bitcoin’s wild week, traders brace for futures launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading.

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A warning about bitcoin's wild price swings

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Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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UPDATE 3-Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

(Updates prices, adds graphic, analyst comment) By Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. In a hectic day on Thursday, bitcoin leapt from below $16,000 to $19,500 in less than an hour on the U.S.-based GDAX, one of the biggest exchanges globally, while it was

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Bitcoin tumbles after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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NYC mother seeks millions from city after child's lead poisoning

(Reuters) - A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin.

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After dramatic gains, bitcoin tumbles 20 percent in 10 hours

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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JPMorgan, Citi not willing to support launch of bitcoin futures: FT

(Reuters) - Big Banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup will not immediately clear bitcoin trades for clients once Cboe Global Markets and CME Group start trading futures contracts in the cryptocurrency next week, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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2016 email to the then-candidate and Trump Jr. offered what was purported to be a key to hacked documents

Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.

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Bitcoin plunges $2,500 in less than four hours

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Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin comes off heady heights

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations while bitcoin, the market's new crypto-star, tumbled more than 10 percent after a meteoric ascent in recent weeks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin comes off heady heights

* Sterling twitchy as EU and UK makes breakthrough on border talk

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Bitcoin plummets more than 12 percent to below $15,000

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin tumbled more than 12 percent in volatile Asian trading on Friday, dropping below the $15,000 level after touching a record high above $16,000 earlier in the session.

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Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations and investors marveled at the meteoric ascent of bitcoin, the market's new crypto-star.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations and investors marvelled at the meteoric ascent of bitcoin, the market's new crypto-star.

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Asia gets China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations, and investors marveled at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia gets China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations, and investors marvelled at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marveling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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UPDATE 4-Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marvelling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

The value of a single Bitcoin has risen 1,500 percent this year. Traditional financial institutions and a dose of irrationality are fueling the boom.

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Fire Alert Sent to Millions of Cellphones Was California’s Largest Warning Yet

The cellphone alert, which went to at least eight million people, was California’s largest use ever of a federal warning system activated in 2012.

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Goldman Sachs to clear bitcoin futures: spokeswoman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning to clear bitcoin futures for some clients as the new contracts go live on exchanges in the coming days, a spokeswoman for the bank said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Goldman Sachs will be clearing bitcoin futures for certain clients‍

* GOLDMAN SACHS WILL BE CLEARING BITCOIN FUTURES FOR CERTAIN CLIENTS‍​- GOLDMAN SACHS SPOKESWOMAN

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Bitcoin flirts with $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high just shy of $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 60 percent in just over a week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin flirts with $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high just shy of $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 60 percent in just over a week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.

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I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here's what I learned

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UPDATE 2-Hackers steal $64 mln from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash

Dec 7 (Reuters) - A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies.

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Bitcoin boom may be a disaster for the environment

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Hackers steal $64 million from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash

(Reuters) - Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash said it lost nearly $64 million in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight the risks that uneven oversight and security procedures pose to digital currencies such as bitcoin.

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UPDATE 1-Hackers steal $64 mln from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash said it lost nearly $64 million in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight the risks that uneven oversight and security procedures pose to digital currencies such as bitcoin.

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What on earth is going on with bitcoin?

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Bitcoin surges above $15,000 after climbing $2,000 in 12 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed above $15,000 for the first time on Thursday, after adding more than $2,000 to its price in fewer than 12 hours.

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Millions feared stolen in bitcoin hack

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Bitcoin to start futures trading, stoking Wild West worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fans are salivating over the potential of long-awaited legitimacy for the cyptocurrency when futures trading launches this weekend, but experts worry the risks associated with bitcoin's Wild West-like nature could overshadow the debut.

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Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 million hacked

(Reuters) - Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said the contents of its bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach and one executive said nearly $64 million had been lost.

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Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 mln hacked

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said the contents of its bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach and one executive said nearly $64 million had been lost.

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Bitcoin pops above $14,000

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Bitcoin rises above $14,000 on Bitstamp to record high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin soared to a record high of $14,047.40 on Thursday, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the beginning of the year.

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Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

Investors have lifted Bitcoin past $13,000, likening it to gold as a place to store money. Early followers who hoped for a faster, cheaper way to pay for things are looking elsewhere.

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Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

The San Francisco start-up has been at the center of the virtual currency boom. But like any young company, it is experiencing growing pains.

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Who Pays Millions for a Painting?

Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi Arabian prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here’s a few other buyers with deep pockets.

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Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,200 pct (Updates price, adds analyst's comments)

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Bitcoin rally is back on: It just zoomed above $12K

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Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its eye-popping rally on Wednesday, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,100 pct (Adds details, context)

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Bitcoin extends gains, rises above $12,000 to record high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin retained its overnight momentum and rose to a record high of $12,205.46 on Wednesday, continuing its rally from below $1,000 at the year's start.

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Bitcoin hits new record high of $11,850

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin powered to a record high of $11,850 on Tuesday, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the start of the year.

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Swiss to return $321 million in stolen funds to Nigeria

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland will return to Nigeria around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday, the Swiss government said.

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UPDATE 1-Cboe beats CME to bitcoin futures launch with Dec. 10 start

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Cboe Global Markets Inc will launch trading in its bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 10, just over a week ahead of rival CME Group Inc.

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Bitcoin dips below $11,000 after setting another record high

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dipped back under $11,000 on Monday, coming off a record high just shy of $11,800 it hit on Sunday after a surge from less than $1,000 at the start of the year.

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UK pushing to include Bitcoin under money-laundering rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to increase regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies by expanding the reach of European Union anti-money-laundering rules that force traders to disclose their identities and report suspicious activity.

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Venezuela plans its own version of bitcoin

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Intesa CEO warns of Bitcoin 'bubble', urges global regulation: TV

MILAN (Reuters) - The head of Italy's top retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo joined a growing chorus of Bitcoin critics, calling the wild gyrations in the price of the cryptocurrency a speculative bubble and saying global regulatory scrutiny was essential.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The main U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures contracts, opening the door to added regulation and more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency.

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U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures, after the rival bourses showed their proposed contracts and trading arrangements met necessary requirements.

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Nobel winner says bitcoin 'ought to be outlawed'

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UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures, after the rival bourses showed their proposed contracts and trading arrangements met necessary requirements.

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Bitcoin rebounds to $10,500 after U.S. regulator approves futures

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin rebounded on Friday to hit the day's highs above $10,500, recovering from an earlier dip below $9,500, after the U.S. derivatives regulator said it would allow CME Group and CBOE Global Markets to list bitcoin futures.

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CME Group to launch bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18

(Reuters) - CME Group Inc on Friday said it will launch its bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18 to provide a regulated trading platform for the cryptocurrency futures market.

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Bitcoin pauses below record peak; gained 55 percent in November

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin hovered around $9,600 in volatile trade on Friday, after tumbling about 15 percent from an all-time high hit this week as some investors warned ominously of a bubble and further falls in the stratospheric cryptocurrency.

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U.S. stock trading audit system delayed by hack fears

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A long-delayed trading database meant to help regulators police stock and options markets faces further setbacks as the U.S. Congress considers whether it is secure enough to keep out cyber criminals.

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A war with North Korea would be hell: Millions could die

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Goldman eschews bitcoin but wants to help clients crypto-trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is trying to figure out how to cater to investors who want to trade bitcoin even though the digital currency remains too volatile for the Wall Street bank to trade itself, according to comments by a representative and its chief executive officer on Thursday.

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Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday. <BTC=BTSP>.

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech tumble hits Asian stocks, bitcoin steadies

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying tech shares on fears that a long boom in micro-chips may have peaked, while virtual currency bitcoin steadied after a roller-coaster ride in the previous session.

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Tech tumble hits Asian stocks, bitcoin steadies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying tech shares on fears that a long boom in micro-chips may have peaked, while virtual currency bitcoin steadied after a roller-coaster ride in the previous session.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech tumble hits Asian stocks, bitcoin steadies

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying tech shares on fears that a long boom in micro-chips may have peaked, while virtual currency bitcoin steadied after a roller-coaster ride in the previous session.

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000, but fades after sharp rally

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion.

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000 after $1,000 surge in 12 hours

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion.

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Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures contract in 2018: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc plans to launch a futures contract based on bitcoin in 2018, making it the third U.S.-based exchange operator to plan derivatives contracts off of the notoriously volatile digital currency, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures contract in 2018 - source

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc plans to launch a futures contract based on bitcoin in 2018, making it the third U.S.-based exchange operator to plan derivatives contracts off of the notoriously volatile digital currency, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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Pound up as Britain coughs up, Bitcoin rockets

LONDON (Reuters) - Signs of progress with U.S. tax cuts and Europe's Brexit negotiations brought fresh highs for world stocks on Wednesday, while bitcoin topped $10,000 in a frenzy for cryptocurrencies.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Pound up as Britain coughs up, Bitcoin rockets

* Pound sees best trade weighted gain since April on Brexit hopes

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Bitcoin tops $10,000, marks 10-fold increase in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $10,000 on Wednesday on major exchanges and digital currency indexes, including the widely followed Luxembourg-based trading platform BitStamp.

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Dollar cheered by tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while bitcoin topped $10,000 on a host of exchanges as the frenzy for cryptocurrencies showed no sign of fading.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar cheered by tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while bitcoin topped $10,000 on a host of exchanges as the frenzy for cryptocurrencies showed no sign of fading.

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Bitcoin tops $10,000, taking 2017 gains to 940 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $10,000 on Tuesday on major exchanges and digital currency indexes, including the widely followed Luxembourg-based trading platform BitStamp.

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Dollar firm on tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while Bitcoin topped $10,000 on more exchanges as appetite for digital currencies showed no sign of fading.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firm on tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while Bitcoin topped $10,000 on more exchanges as appetite for digital currencies showed no sign of fading. Asian share markets were not as jubilant, held back by caution over the latest missile test by North Korea and concerns at recent softness in Chinese shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up just a fraction, while Chi

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Bitcoin just hit $10,000

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Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case pleads guilty in U.S.

(Reuters) - A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts pleaded guilty on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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SWIFT warns banks on cyber heists as hack sophistication grows

(Reuters) - SWIFT, the global messaging system used to move trillions of dollars each day, warned banks on Wednesday that the threat of digital heists is on the rise as hackers use increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to launch new attacks.

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Millions of creatures swarm Oregon Coast

Beachgoers are noticing unusual "pickle" looking sea creatures washing up on Oregon's coast.

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Bitcoin tops $10,000 in some exchanges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $10,000 on Tuesday in some smaller exchanges and digital currency indexes, but remained just below that milestone in major trading platforms such as Luxembourg-based BitStamp and U.S.-based GDAX.

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Bitcoin exchange bitFlyer launches in U.S.

(Reuters) - Tokyo-based bitFlyer will launch a virtual currency exchange platform in the United States, the bitcoin exchange operator said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Vemanti Group Makes Invests In Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

* VEMANTI GROUP- MADE INVESTMENT INTO CRYPTOCURRENCY STARTING WITH HOLDINGS IN BITCOIN, ETHEREUM, AND LITECOIN AS PART OF OVERALL CORPORATE STRATEGY ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa opens three-month amnesty window for return of stolen funds

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies, he said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 5-Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG , Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets.

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Millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities: report

LONDON (Reuters) - A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said.

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Millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities –report

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said.

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UPDATE 3-Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG , Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets.

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As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other

The virtual currency’s price reached a new threshold, leaving critics and enthusiasts alike stunned by its soaring value.

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Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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U.S. charges three Chinese with hacking Siemens, Trimble, Moody's

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury has indicted three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm on computer fraud charges, saying they hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moodys Analytics.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. charges 3 Chinese with hacking Siemens, Trimble, Moody's

Nov 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury has indicted three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm on computer fraud charges, saying they hacked into the networks of Siemens AG , Trimble Inc and Moodys Analytics.

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Siemens, Trimble, hacked by Chinese cyber firm affiliates: U.S. indictment

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury in Pittsburgh has indicted three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm on computer fraud charges, saying they hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moodys Analytics.

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Tech troubles knock stocks, bitcoin eyes $10,000

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a broad sell-off in tech stocks that drove a risk-off mood across markets, with the dollar slipping to a ten-week low against the yen.

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Germany may need constitutional change to allow it to strike back at hackers

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany may need to change its constitution to allow it to strike back at hackers who target private computer networks and it hopes to complete any legal reforms next year, a top Interior Ministry official said on Monday.

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What you need to know about Bitcoin

CNN Money's Zain Asher explains how Bitcoin works and if it's the currency of our future.

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China wobble knocks stocks, bitcoin eyes $10,000

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a fall in Chinese share prices and a sell-off in South Korean tech stocks that kept risk appetite muted, while the euro hit a two-month high against the dollar on optimism around German coalition talks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-China wobble knocks stocks, bitcoin eyes $10,000

* Fragile bonds hurt China shares, tech share fall hits S.Korea

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How a Radio Shack Robbery Could Spur a New Era in Digital Privacy

The Supreme Court is set to hear a blockbuster clash on privacy rights in the electronic age. It started with stolen smartphones.

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$10,000 in sight for bitcoin as it rockets to new record high

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin's vertiginous ascent showed no signs of stopping on Monday, with the cryptocurrency soaring to another record high just a few percent away from $10,000 after gaining more than a fifth in value over the past three days alone.

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Bubble or breakthrough? Bitcoin keeps central bankers on edge

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Central bankers say the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble.

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Bitcoin's surge takes it above $9,500

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Factory blast in China's eastern Ningbo city, casualties feared

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion on Sunday morning in a factory in China's eastern Zhejiang province has caused casualties, but the numbers were not immediately known, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities and witnesses.

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US and Russia fight over extradition of hacking mastermind

A young Russian alleged to have masterminded a massive hacking of social networks including LinkedIn and Dropbox is now at the center of an extradition struggle between the United States and Russia.

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Editorial: When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage

Republicans couldn’t kill Obamacare. Their latest plan could be almost as damaging to people’s health.

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Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S.

(Reuters) - A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records.

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EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

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Uber's massive hack: What we know

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Deutsche Bank strategist tells investors to avoid bitcoin

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank has joined the ranks of those warning about the virtual currency bitcoin as an investment.

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German cyber agency calls for authority to hack back: Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany spy agencies should have the authority to digitally strike back against cyber criminals, the president of Germany's new cyber security agency Zitis told Der Spiegel newsmagazine.

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Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 5-Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

* Australia, Philippines look into the incident (Adds bullets, comments from Asian regulators)

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UPDATE 4-Uber paid hackers $100,000, concealed data stolen from 57 mln accounts

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.

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Uber paid hackers $100,000, concealed data stolen from 57 million accounts

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 3-Uber paid hackers $100,000, concealed data stolen from 57 million accounts

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.

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Uber hack exposed data of 57 million

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BRIEF-Uber says hackers downloaded some personal information of 57 mln users around the world

* Uber CEO says in late 2016 became aware that 2 individuals outside co had inappropriately accessed user data stored on third-party cloud-based service

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German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

Lennon, John nytimes.com

Man Arrested in Berlin Over John Lennon’s Stolen Diaries

The Berlin police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of fraud and handling stolen goods. They also suspect a former employee of Yoko Ono of involvement.

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Iranian charged in 'Game of Thrones' hack

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U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian-based hacker with penetrating the network of cable TV provider HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

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BRIEF-UK CMA says it provisionally found that Concordia overcharged NHS by millions

* ‍CMA HAS PROVISIONALLY FOUND THAT CONCORDIA ABUSED ITS DOMINANT POSITION TO OVERCHARGE NHS BY MILLIONS FOR ESSENTIAL THYROID DRUG​

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Bitcoin hits record high after smashing through $8,000 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a new record high on Monday after smashing through the $8,000 level for the first time over the weekend, marking an almost 50 percent climb in just eight days.

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Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks.

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Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours.

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Boy orphaned by California shooting knew and feared gunman

Seven-year-old Gage did what the teachers said. He knew the drill.

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Why rich people spend millions on art

Bonney, William nytimes.com

A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Market May Be Worth Millions

Experts say it’s a rare, valuable tintype of the famous outlaw, with Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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Special Report: Twice burned - How Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

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Payments company Square tests bitcoin buying and selling

(Reuters) - Payments company Square Inc said it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up nearly sevenfold this year.

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BRIEF-Investable Bitcoin offering now available to Goldmoney Clients

* Says Bitcoin is now available to full verified Goldmoney Holding Owners as a secure and fully-reserved offline investable asset​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

British Cybersecurity Chief Warns of Russian Hacking

The chief of the National Cyber Security Center said Russia recently tried to hack into Britain’s energy, media and telecommunications industries.

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U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.

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German parties want lobbyist registry, may mandate hack reports

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government agreed on Tuesday to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists and may require private firms to disclose breaches of cyber defenses, according to a draft paper on security seen by Reuters.

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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

HANOI (Reuters) - A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.

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U.N. warns millions at risk in Yemen, urges Saudi coalition to open ports

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. aid coordinator called on the Saudi-led coalition to open all Yemen's seaports urgently on Tuesday, saying millions of lives were at risk.

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Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train

LONDON (Reuters) - British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London's Euston station.

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Dutch central bank sets up 'friendly' hacking team to attack own banks: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' central bank (DNB) is setting up a team of cyber security experts and hackers to attack the country's own financial infrastructure in order to test and improve its defenses, Het Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

Blood Pressure nytimes.com

Under New Guidelines, Millions of Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure

Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.

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BlackRock's Fink says bitcoin thrives on its anonymity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin, whose value has fluctuated significantly this month, remains a "speculative" investment that thrives because of its anonymous nature, BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Monday.

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Lebanon's Hariri shackled by bigger outside forces

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nothing so encapsulated the political shackles in which Saad al-Hariri has operated as Lebanon's prime minister as the way he resigned in a televised statement made from Saudi Arabia.

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Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency.

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BRIEF-Fintech Select enters definitive agreement with Canadian Bitcoins

* Fintech Select enters definitive agreement with Canadian Bitcoins

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He's spending millions on finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease

It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.

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Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stock indexes dip on U.S. tax reform doubts; Bitcoin below $7000

* U.S. longer-dated yields hit 1-1/2 week highs (Updates with European market close, slide in safe havens)

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Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third.

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Bitcoin slides by over $1000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than 5 percent down on the day, having fallen by well over $1,000 since hitting an all-time high on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Thursday reported lower quarterly profit, and quarterly revenue missed estimates, as the credit bureau warned that its massive data breach had prompted some customers to hold back business.

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Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Thursday reported lower quarterly profit, and quarterly revenue missed estimates, as the credit bureau warned that its massive data breach had prompted some customers to hold back business.

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Equifax to report post-hack financial results after market close

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, after the market close, for the first time since disclosing it was the target of a massive data breach that exposed deeply sensitive information on 145.5 million people.

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Reports of shots fired near Rhode Island mall after police car stolen

BOSTON (Reuters) - Providence, Rhode Island, officials shut down roads near a downtown shopping mall after local media reported shots fired in the area on Thursday, hours after state police said one of their patrol cars had been stolen during a morning traffic stop.

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Bitcoin hits record high after developers suspend plans to 'fork' currency

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a record high just shy of $8,000 on Wednesday after a coalition of developers and investors suspended a software upgrade planned for next Thursday that could have split the digital currency in two.

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Bitcoin surges to new high on reports software 'fork' suspended

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged by 10 percent on Wednesday to hit an all-time high just shy of $8,000 after online reports that an upgrade to the cryptocurrency's software planned for next Thursday had been suspended.

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Ex-agent in Silk Road probe gets more prison time for bitcoin theft

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Secret Service agent sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing bitcoins during a probe into the online drug marketplace Silk Road was sentenced on Tuesday to an additional two years for another digital currency theft.

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CIA director met with DNC hack conspiracy theorist at Trump's urging

CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met -- at the urging of President Donald Trump -- with one of the principal deniers of Russian interference in the US election, according to multiple intelligence sources.

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CIA director looking into DNC hack theory

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with an advocate of a conspiracy theory claiming that the theft of DNC emails came from a DNC employee, not Russia. Pompeo's move reportedly came at President Trump's request.

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Nazi victim memorial stones stolen in Berlin, police probe

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have launched an investigation into the theft of at least 12 inscribed metal memorial stones embedded in the pavement in Berlin to commemorate Nazi victims.

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Nepal recovers 'most' of the money hacked from bank

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation's first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Paradise Papers Hacking and the Consequences of Privacy

In the world of offshore finance, confidentiality long ago became a corrosive secrecy.

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Bitcoin a new asset class, not a crypto-currency: CME's Melamed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a crypto-currency, Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of CME Group , said on Tuesday.

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Trump: Kim Jong Un threatening millions of lives

During a joint press conference in Seoul, President Donald Trump laid out the US policy and its position in dealing with a possible North Korea nuclear threat.

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Vietnam's neighbors, ASEAN, targeted by hackers: report

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity.

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Casualties feared as TV station in Afghan capital comes under attack

KABUL (Reuters) - A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Republican Plan Would Raise Taxes on Millions

The Republican tax bill would cut taxes on average, but it would raise them on millions of middle-class families, especially those with large medical expenses.

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BRIEF-DNA Brands closes first cryptocurrency Bitcoin ATM agreement

* DNA Brands closes first cryptocurrency Bitcoin ATM agreement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

The Paradise Papers: Millions of Leaked Files Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money

The leak, called the Paradise Papers, centers on an offshore law firm that has helped obscure the wealth of multinational companies and the superrich.

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Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday.

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Equifax clears executives who sold shares after hack

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Friday four of its executives who sold shares before the credit-reporting firm disclosed a massive data breach that wiped out billions from its market value were not aware of the incident when they made the trades.

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Cryptocurrencies' market cap hits record $200 billion as bitcoin soars

LONDON (Reuters) - The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of over $200 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, putting their reported market value at more than that of U.S. banking giant Citigroup .

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Cryptocurrencies' market cap hits record $200 bln as bitcoin soars

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of over $200 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, putting their reported market value at more than that of U.S. banking giant Citigroup.

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Bitcoin rockets above $7,000 for the first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin took another leap higher on Thursday, rocketing above $7,000 for the first time after a more than tenfold increase in its value over the past year.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin rockets above $7,000 for the first time

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin took another leap higher on Thursday, rocketing above $7,000 for the first time after a more than tenfold increase in its value over the past year.

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U.S. authorities identify six Russian officials in DNC hack: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has gathered enough evidence to charge six members of the Russian government in the hacking of Democratic National Committee computers before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the investigation.

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Credit Suisse CEO skeptical about Bitcoin 'bubble'

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam on Thursday expressed caution about Bitcoin, saying the current interest in the crypto-currency could eventually subside.

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Bitcoin skyrockets above $7,000 for first time ever

LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin rocketed above $7,000 for the first time ever on Thursday, after a more than sevenfold increase in its value since the start of the year.

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Millions of Americans exposed to Russian content on Instagram, Facebook says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 20 million Americans may have seen Russian-backed content on Instagram in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook Inc disclosed on Wednesday as lawmakers questioned tech companies about Russia's use of social media to try to influence the vote.

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UPDATE 1-Millions of Americans exposed to Russian content on Instagram, Facebook says

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - About 20 million Americans may have seen Russian-backed content on Instagram in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook Inc disclosed on Wednesday as lawmakers questioned tech companies about Russia's use of social media to try to influence the vote.

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Cryptocurrencies' total value hits record high as bitcoin blasts above $6,500

LONDON (Reuters) - The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of around $184 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, making their reported market value worth around the same as that of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley combined.

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Bitcoin blasts to new all-time high of $6,450

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin climbed to a new all-time high of $6,450 on Wednesday, boosted by bets the cryptocurrency could enter the financial mainstream after the world's largest derivatives exchange operator said on Tuesday it would launch bitcoin futures.

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Banks fearing North Korea hacking prepare defenses: cyber experts

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Global banks are preparing to defend themselves against North Korea potentially intensifying a years-long hacking spree by seeking to cripple financial networks as Pyongyang weighs the threat of U.S. military action over its nuclear program, cyber security experts said.

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UPDATE 2-CME to launch bitcoin futures in push for currency's wide adoption

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, said on Tuesday it will launch a futures contract for bitcoin later this year, marking a major step in the digital currency's path toward legitimacy and helping propel it to a fresh record high.

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Senators to introduce bill to protect state voting systems from hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday seeking to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, after warnings from senior U.S. officials that future elections may be vulnerable to foreign interference.

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CME to launch bitcoin futures in fourth quarter subject to approvals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CME Group Inc , the world's largest futures market operator, said on Tuesday it intends to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter, pending regulatory approvals.

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UPDATE 1-CME to launch bitcoin futures in Q4 subject to approvals

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, said on Tuesday it intends to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter, pending regulatory approvals.