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A closely-watched proposal to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund on the Cboe BZX Exchange was withdrawn Wednesday – and the ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government appears to be to blame. As CoinDesk reported, the filing was...
A pair of New Hampshire lawmakers filed a bill this month that, if approved, would let state-level agencies accept cryptocurrencies as payment, including the state’s tax office. Representatives Dennis Acton and Michael Yakubovich introduced House Bill 470...
Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will bar President Donald Trump from delivering his State of the Union address in the House of Representatives until legislation is signed to end the record-long government shutdown. In a further escalation of the feud between the two politicians, Ms Pelosi...
New gene drive technology that could revolutionise biology research has been demonstrated for the first time in mammals, after US scientists overturned the normal rules of genetic inheritance in laboratory mice.Scientists at the University of California San Diego employed the technology to turn a group of lab mice...
An IT failure that has hit criminal courts across England and Wales over the past week has meant lawyers and judges have been unable to access several crucial computer systems, causing chaos and potentially months of delays to trials and other hearings. Lucy Frazer, the justice minister responsible for...
Luke Johnson has made at least £20m over the past 12 years from Patisserie Valerie, the bakery chain that went into administration on Tuesday with the loss of over 900 jobs.Mr Johnson was executive chairman of Patisserie Holdings, the café chain’s parent company and its single biggest shareholder....
The Cboe BZX Exchange has withdrawn a proposed rule change that, if approved, would clear the way for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by VanEck and SolidX. In a notice published Wednesday, U.S. Securities and Exchange...
The last of three former Tesco executives was cleared of wrongdoing over Tesco’s £250m accounting scandal by a criminal court on Wednesday, in a ruling that raises serious questions about why the company agreed a £129m plea bargain with the Serious Fraud Office since no one has been...
For someone who has trumpeted Britain’s economic potential on the global stage once it leaves the EU, James Dyson’s decision to move his business headquarters to the other side of the world struck an odd note. The switch to Singapore comes at a crucial juncture for his company,...
The US and Canada recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president on Wednesday, in a direct challenge to the regime of Nicolás Maduro.The move by Washington and Ottawa came as Mr Guaidó swore himself in an ad hoc ceremony and opposition supporters staged mass rallies...