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Bitcoin price rockets 23% as investors look for a new safe haven. ‘The crypto king is on fire.’

Cryptocurrencies have seen a remarkable resurgence as investors flock to relative safe havens amid a flurry of stimulus measures by central banks
Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Financial Stabilization Neel Kashkari testifies before the Domestic Policy Subcommittee hearing about the Troubled Asset Relief Program on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 11, 2009.

Fed president Neel Kashkari tears into ‘giant garbage dumpster’ cryptocurrencies

The Fed official praised the SEC for "cracking down on" the coin-offering frauds that have "fleeced" people for billions of dollars.
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley

Leaked documents reportedly show the CIA secretly bought an encryption company and used it to spy on clients — while turning a profit

The CIA secretly listened in on communications by spies, diplomats, military officials, calling it "the intelligence coup of the century."
FILE PHOTO: An employee works on Bitcoin mining computer as a PC screen shows the fluctuations in Bitcoin exchange rates at Bitminer Factory in Florence

Bitcoin hits its highest level since November after soaring above the $9,000 threshold

The coin jumped as high as $9,176.38 Tuesday morning, soaring with other cryptocurrencies as investors turn to them as a safe-haven assets.
A cryptocurrency mining computer is seen in front of bitcoin logo during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei

The biggest bitcoin trust brought in a record $608 million last year – and most of it was from hedge funds

Grayscale Investment's inflows in 2019 surpassed the value of the previous six years combined, the company said in its annual investment report.

Bitcoin is on its best start-of-year streak since 2012

The digital currency is up 20% just two weeks into 2020, and crypto-enthusiasts expect institutional interest to drive prices higher through the year.
Akon.

Singer Akon has finalized plans to build a 2,000-acre city in Senegal that’s powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin

Akon, whose cryptocurrency is called "Akoin," has said he thinks the system could be the key to growth in Africa.
Gerald Cotten.

A major crypto trader with sole access to $137 million in funds mysteriously died while on vacation. Some outraged users are asking for his body to be...

Soon after Gerald Cotten's death, questions surrounding the mysterious circumstances and rumors of mismanagement within the company swirled.
Erik Finman is 20-years-old and worth $3.2 million in bitcoin — he just led a successful "crypto space drop."

This 21-year-old bitcoin millionaire beamed cryptocurrency from space to a school in Ghana

Erik Finman sent $1,000 worth of MTL in a "crypto space drop" to a school in Ghana, which used the funds to repair the school's roof.
People wait for the main Christmas tree to be lit up at Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Nov. 30, 2019.

Lithuania will offer the world’s first collectible crypto token in 2020

The coin commemorates Lithuania's 1918 declaration of independence, and each of the 24,000 tokens will feature one of the declaration's signatories.