Day: August 4, 2018

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Russia’s alleged election meddling and China’s trade practices are back in focus in Washington.

StockMarketNews.Today – Top US intelligence chiefs have issued a stark warning about ongoing Russian efforts to interfere in the upcoming US midterms. Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, said on Thursday that the US continued “to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States”.

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Intercontinental Exchange, the world’s second-largest exchange group by market value, has deepened its involvement in digital currencies with a new company that aims to make them mainstream for institutional investors and consumers.

StockMarketNews.Today – The Atlanta-based group on Friday announced plans to launch Bakkt, a business that plans to build infrastructure allowing easier use of digital currencies for everyday transactions. Earmarked to lead the venture is Kelly Loeffler, ICE’s head of investor relations and the wife of Jeff Sprecher, chief executive.