Disgraced ‘crypto king’ Sam Bankman-Fried released on $250m bail – the largest in pre-trial history

Disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried has been released on a $250m (£208m) bond package as he awaits fraud charges – the largest ever pretrial bond in history. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have accused him of stealing billions of dollars of customer’s money to plug losses at his hedge fund, Alameda Research. In the space of […]

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Does the extradition of one crypto’s highest-profile players mean digital currencies are fundamentally unsound?

As a symbol of the year in crypto, the sight of Sam Bankman-Fried being hustled out of court in Nassau to a blacked-out SUV that would take him to an airfield, and an extradition flight to New York, takes some beating. For the highest-profile player in cryptocurrency, 2022 has come to an abrupt and unforgiving […]

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FTX collapse shows crypto is ‘too dangerous’ not to regulate – Bank of England

Cryptocurrency trading is “too dangerous” to remain outside mainstream financial regulation and could pose “a systemic problem” without action, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned. Speaking for the first time since the founder of the crypto trading platform FTX was arrested and charged with massive fraud, Sir Jon Cunliffe told Sky […]

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Spam texts are out of control, say all 51 attorneys general

A proposal to force cellphone companies to block certain spam texts is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, there are simple things you can do right now to stop spam texts, which I’ll get to shortly. California Attorney General Rob Bonta has expressed his support for a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put an end to […]

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‘My power is really low’: NASA set to lose contact with Mars InSight spacecraft after four years

This may be the last ever image sent from NASA’s Mars InSight spacecraft. After a four-year mission on the red planet, the robotic lander – which famously snapped the first “selfie” ever taken on Mars – is powering down. Thick windblown dust has covered InSight’s solar panels, with NASA expecting to lose contact with the […]

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From Wordle to Google Pinball: the best games to sharpen your mind

Get ready to turn screen time into think time. We spend a ton of time on our phones whether we’re sending emails, calling our friends, or scrolling through social media. And with all those hours spent on our screens, it can get to be pretty mind-numbing.  Game developers have created some great mobile games that […]

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