Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Europe’s largest meat-eating dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

Europe's largest meat-eating dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

June 9 (Reuters) – Fossilized bones discovered on a rocky seashore on England’s Isle of Wight are the remains of a meat-eating dinosaur that may be larger than any other known from Europe, a beast that was a cousin of the biggest carnivorous dinosaur species we record. Paleontologists said on Thursday they have found parts … Read more

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin’s bottoming out

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin's bottoming out

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 7 (Reuters) – As the crypto winter creeps into June, the first signs of a thaw are emerging. Some investors are … Read more

Musk threatens to drop Twitter deal if fake-account data not provided

Musk threatens to drop Twitter deal if fake-account data not provided

June 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Monday warned that he might walk away from his $44 billion offer to acquire Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) if the social media network failed to provide data on spam and fake accounts. In a letter to Twitter, the billionaire reiterated his request for details on bot accounts and said … Read more

Facebook-owner Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

Facebook-owner Meta Platforms' Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

June 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose close partnership with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg powered the growth of the world’s biggest social network, is leaving the company after 14 years, she said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. The announcement initially sent the social media firm’s shares … Read more

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day’s deliberations

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day's deliberations

May 31 (Reuters) – Jurors considering the opposing lawsuits from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar defamation fight that aired unsettling details about their troubled marriage. The seven-person jury is expected to resume their discussions on Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court … Read more

Cryptoverse: Is the end of the bitcoin winter nigh?

Cryptoverse: Is the end of the bitcoin winter nigh?

May 24 (Reuters) – The crypto winter is into its ninth week and bitcoin can’t shake the chills. From technicals to turnover, market indicators are flashing red or amber for the biggest cryptocurrency, which has lost a third of its value in just two months. So what now? Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Musk seeks proof on share of spam bot on Twitter for deal to progress

Musk seeks proof on share of spam bot on Twitter for deal to progress

May 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44 billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shows proof that spam bots account for less than 5% of its total users, hours after suggesting he could seek a lower price for the company. “My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings … Read more

Johnny Depp’s attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

Johnny Depp's attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

May 16 (Reuters) – Attorneys for actor Johnny Depp began their questioning of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial on Monday and challenged the “Aquaman” star’s claims that she suffered physical abuse before and during their brief marriage. Depp’s attorneys introduced photographs of Heard making public appearances on red carpets and “The James Corden … Read more

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its huge gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope … Read more