Clear crypto currency rules urgently required: Hester Peirce

According to a top official from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a clear cryptocurrency regulatory regime is urgently required with major companies, including Mastercard Inc, Tesla Inc, and BNY Mellon Corp embrace the digital asset class. During an interview, Hester Peirce, a Republican commissioner at the SEC said, while it may be too soon…

No specific timetable for review of TikTok and other Chinese tech companies: White House

In a statement the White House said, the Bidden Administration has not set a specific timetable for reviewing TikTok and other issues related to Chinese technology companies; further, the administration is also not undertaking any new proactive new steps now. The development marks a softening of U.S. approach towards China. According to two sources briefed…

Bitcoins surges past $30,000 as large investors bet on currency joining mainstream

In a significant development, Bitcoin extended its bull run smashing its previous record and surging over $30,000 for the very first time; investors and traders are betting that the digital currency is on its way to becoming a mainstream payment method. On Saturday, Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency traded as high as $33,099 with…

Indian short video sharing app Josh raises more than 100 million in funding round

An Indian short-video sharing app, Josh, has raised more than $100 million from investors including Microsoft, and Google, in a growing space that further eats into TikTok’s market share. Josh is one of several short video platforms have cropped up after India blocked the Chinese consumer data harvesting app in June. Josh has drawn global…

Estonia’s ride-sharing service provider Bolt launches e-scooter in 45 cities

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Bolt, a ride-sharing service provider, launched its own electric scooter model with the aim of launching the scooter service in more than 45 cities this summer. The Estonian company has grabbed business from Uber in many major African and Eastern Europe cities. Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35…