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French cryptocurrency storage startup Ledger raises $75 million

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Ledger raises $75 million from Draper Espirit, FirstMark Capital, Cathay Innovations, and Korelya Capital.
The Paris-based company makes hardware in your to help keep cryptocurrencies offline with.

LONDON – Investment capital fund Draper Espirit has led a $75 million (54 million; 61 million) investment round into cryptocurrency storage company Ledger.

Paris-based Ledger makes so-called …

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Forget about a pay rise: Several charts define the struggles of the British consumer in 2018

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Dutch bank ING doesn’t see things getting significantly better for your squeezed British consumer in 2018.
Consumers – often termed the powerhouse with …

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Britain’s retail sector got crushed in December – and Black Friday will be to blame

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UK retail sales dive 1.5% in December as consumers slow spending following Black Friday bonanza.
“Consumers still move Christmas purchases earlier with higher spending in November and minimize spending in December than noticed in previous years,” Rhian Murphy, a senior ONS statistician said.
The long run trend within the retail sector can be worrying, with annual …

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Your head European strategist at JPMorgan’s $1.7 trillion asset management arm tells us the largest issue for global markets in 2018

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Karen Ward, the key market strategist to your UK and Europe at JPMorgan’s $1.7 trillion asset management arm, says rising inflation will be the biggest risk to global markets at this time.
Most forecasters and policymakers notice a gradual return of inflation over near future, but problems could arise in the event it rises …

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Trump spent his fresh in office bashing the ‘failing Big apple Times’ – here’s how its shares did since his inauguration

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The S&P 500 index, a regular Wall Street benchmark, has gained 23% during President Trump’s fresh in office.
The Big apple Times Company, which Trump often bashes as “failing” has risen substantially more as opposed to index.

Donald Trump likes to bash “the failing New york city Times.”

He\’s tweeted disparaging comments …

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SHUTDOWN CHAOS: Federal government more likely to enter a shutdown after key Senate vote fails

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A key vote with a short-term government funding bill failed during the Senate.
The vote’s failure nearly guarantees a government shutdown in the dark.
Democrats opposed marketplace because doing so failed to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Some Republicans voted up against the bill since it did not provide enough certainty …

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CRYPTO INSIDER: North Korea accused of hacks

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A US cybersecurity firm has accused North Korea of hacking South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges. The report comes amid recent allegations that North Korea is mining and …

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The founding father of a satellite imagery startup going to raise 20 million this holiday season says how they are changing the commodity industry

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The founding father of satellite imagery startup Bird.i spoke to Business Insider about scaling within the company and plans money.
Corentin Guillo spoke precisely satellite imagery analysis may be used to get a new way commodity traders work and lower …