U.S. Federal Reserve looking at potentially issuing its own digital currency

In a statement, Governor Lael Brainard of the U.S. Federal Reserve stated, the central bank is looking at a broad range of issues surrounding digital currencies and payments, including design, policy and legal considerations around potentially issuing its own digital currency. The development underscores an openness in the possibility of the Federal Reserve issuing its…

Hyundai unveils its first SUV in overseas premium push

On Wednesday, Hyundai Motor Co unveiled its first sport-utility vehicle (SUV) under its Genesis brand in a move aimed at increasing its footprint in overseas markets, said analysts. Genesis, spun off in 2015, is an initiative of Hyundai Motor Group heir-apparent Euisun Chung, is aimed at revamping Hyundai’s image as an automaker which makes cost…

Due diligence on cryptocurrencies a must before they are widely adopted: EU Finance Ministers

Finance ministers from the European Union have agreed that private digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until potential risks surrounding them are clearly addressed. The move confirms the tough stance claimed by the EU on stablecurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra, which incidentally has attracted criticism from global regulators…

TikTok facing class-action lawsuit for sending personal, user data to servers in China

In a development that underscores deepening legal troubles for Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, a California college student has filed a class-action lawsuit against it alleging that it has transferred private user data to servers in China. The allegations deepen legal troubles for TikTok, owned by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, in the United States, and comes…

Facebook could potentially face $5k per ad fine for non-disclosure of details on election ads

In the first of its kind Seattle’s election authority has pulled up tech firms, under a 1977 law that requires companies, that sell election advertising, to maintain and make public records showing the names of those who bought the advertisement space, the quantum of the payments as well as the “exact nature and extent of…