AP Explains: What Facebook's 'privacy vision' really means

Mark Zuckerberg's abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new "privacy vision" for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test. Looked at one way, the manifesto read as a...

HTC's first blockchain phone to go on sale in Taiwan on March 1

The first blockchain-focused smartphone from Taiwan-based HTC Corp. -- the HTC Exodus 1 -- is scheduled to go on sale in Taiwan on March 1, following global pre-order sales launched late last year. ...

CES: Transportation secretary skips show amid gov shutdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground. THIS SHOW WON'T GO ...

Mayweather, DJ Khaled settle over digital coin promotions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled have agreed to pay a total $750,000 to settle federal regulators' charges that they failed to disclose payments they recei...

Taiwan records first crypto-currency political donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to several sources, a Taipei-based politician campaigning for the city council has made history by becoming the first person running for office to...

Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese digital currency exchange has been hacked, and 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies are gone. Tech Bureau Corp. said Thursday a server for ...

Thai police extend probe into bilking of bitcoins from Finn

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities this week are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged theft of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who...

Ultra Taiwan to use block chain currency for two-day music fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is a growing hub for the development and application of new fintech and payment options, as more and more companies begin to experiment with cashless payment and di...

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including ...

Boston student accused of stealing millions in digital money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts college student has been arrested in California on suspicion of using his tech skills to hack victims' personal cellphones and steal at least $2 million in digital c...

South African white enclave tests e-currency to stand apart

ORANIA, South Africa (AP) — The white Afrikaner community that famously sprang up in a sparsely populated corner of South Africa at the end of apartheid is now testing a digital currency that could re...

Fintech firm creates new digital currency tied to New Taiwan Dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese company Green World Fintech Services announced last week, that it is introducing a new digital currency into the country's financial markets, and one that wi...

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___ Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its...

Man vying for beard prize to plead guilty on drug charges

MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship will plead guilty in federal court on drug charges. The Miami Herald rep...

Genesis Capital CEO: Blockchain to Become Critical Competition Chip for Nations

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2018--The Finance Forum was held in Tokyo on May 25, 2018, gathering Mizuho Financial Group, SBI Holdings, IMB Japan, Genesis Capital and many other financial blockchai...