US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines

2020-06-03

Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract “greater…regulatory focus” in a bid to rein-in alleged cross-border illicit financial transfers. Jeffries urged “the need for more uniform regulatoryRead More →

Your iPhone contacts list could be a vulnerable target

2019-08-10

A major security threat for millions of consumers may be lurking in their pockets and throughout their homes. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. CHKP, -0.59%  have discovered a flaw in one of the most-deployed pieces of software in the world that undergirds the contacts list on Apple Inc.Read More →

How Amazon’s Prime Day deals stack up against Walmart and Target and Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion could be a real-estate nightmare

2019-07-13

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! While you’re taking a break from preparing for Amazon Prime Day next week, check out these top stories: Personal Finance How Jeffrey Epstein allegedly targeted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds who were most vulnerable to abuse The sexual-assault victimization rate among those from households making less than $7,500Read More →

Why the Fed should ditch its 2% inflation target

2019-06-17

The Federal Reserve is charged by Congress to accomplish full employment and stable prices. For economists, these objectives pose a tradeoff, and the Fed targets 2% inflation as a compromise. All this is premised on economic theories rendered obsolete by the globalization of many goods and services markets, capital mobility, and resulting wageRead More →