I am a journalist at the London headquarters of international business network CNBC (covering EMEA). I write exclusively for the broadcaster's website, CNBC.com.
My focus is mainly on technology and financial technology (fintech). I sometimes write on politics and broader market trends too.
Global investors lose billions to cyber attacks, report says
Bitcoin leapt a eye-watering $2,000 on Monday after investors flocked to Chicago's Cboe futures exchange to bet on price movements. The digital currency was seen trading at a spot price of $16,574.12 at 6:36 a.m. ET, according to data on industry website CoinDesk, whose Bitcoin Price Index tracks prices from crypto exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase and Bitfinex. It was up 10.22 percent for the session.
Wild investment into the cryptocurrency market mirrors the record sum paid for the world's most expensive painting last month, according to the creator of Ethereum. The cryptocurrency market has seen an unprecedented level of interest from investors this year. Bitcoin, the world's largest digital currency, has risen more than 1,500 percent since the start of 2017, with major derivatives exchange Cboe debuting the first futures contracts for the asset Sunday.
Bitcoin's meteoric rise is reminiscent of how Skype started out, a former executive at the online phone and messaging service has said. "We're seeing this tremendous interest from the rest of the world which is, for normal people, beginning to get terribly interesting," Michael Jackson, Skype's former chief operating officer, told CNBC during a phone interview Wednesday.
Microsoft spokesman tells me the IOTA partnership was not a "special partnership" as such; rather that IOTA Foundation should be considered a "customer" of Azure. Microsoft says it is clarifying this issue with IOTA for future coverage
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