Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges (CEX) have received increased attention over the past couple of months as excitement builds over Coinbase’s April 14 NASDAQ listing and the exchange’s recent announcement that it pulled in $1.8 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2021.  Even as decentralized finance (DeFi) and popular decentralized exchanges (DEX) like Uniswap (UNI) and
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Controversy surrounds Signal’s recently announced MobileCoin integration, with users expressing concerns over ties between Signal’s founder and the cryptocurrency, opacity surrounding the coin’s issuance, and suspicious gains leading up to the partnership’s announcement. Signal is an encrypted messaging application that has been embraced by the privacy and security-conscious community since launching as Open Whisper Systems
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Municipal bonds improved by two to five basis points, with the biggest moves out longer as an active and diverse primary re-priced to lower yields and stronger U.S. Treasuries helped the tone. Refinitiv Lipper reported $2-plus billion of infows into municipal bond mutual funds, with high-yield alone adding $821 million, furthering the market’s strength. “That
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Ohio formally put an end to the $1 billion ratepayer bailout for two nuclear power plants owned by then-bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. at the center of a $60 million pay-to-play scheme that led to the arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder on federal corruption charges. Tainted House Bill 6, enacted in July 2019, bolstered
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An illustration of the SpaceMobile satellite constellation. AST SpaceMobile Shares of satellite-to-smartphone broadband company AST SpaceMobile began trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday, with the company the first among a flurry of recent space companies to close its SPAC deal. AST SpaceMobile trades under the ticker ASTS, with shares previously listed under the SPAC New
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Paul McClean of McClean Design has designed some of Southern California’s most spectacular ultramodern mansions, but a new concept for a sprawling oceanfront compound on Hawaii’s Big Island may be the architect’s most ambitious project yet. The sprawling nine-bedroom mansion concept, for which architectural plans have been approved, is part of the latest estate offerings
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Billionaire Rick Caruso’s eponymous real estate company is jumping into the world of cryptocurrency, announcing Wednesday it will begin accepting bitcoin as rent payment at its residential and retail properties. The privately held firm said it also has invested a portion of its corporate treasury in bitcoin and entered into a partnership with Gemini, the
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Investors welcomed a flurry of new deals from diverse credits, including four competitive deals that pushed triple-A benchmarks richer as the minutes from the recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting were released with more of the same story: rates will stay low with “transitory” inflation increases. The Investment Company Institute reported another week of inflows,
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The Biden administration has proposed a new model for taxing multinational corporations, calling for the world’s biggest businesses to pay levies to national governments based on their sales in each country as part of a deal on a global minimum tax. In documents sent to the 135 countries negotiating international taxation at the OECD in
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The Slow Stochastic isn’t necessarily among the top three of most popular indicators but it does have a large and loyal following. Our trading expert David Jones takes a look at the math behind it, ways to adjust its parameters and different tricks and tips on how to get the best out of it. It’s
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