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Platform News: President Donald J Trump

How a China-based dealmaker got shell company for Trump’s deal off the ground

A China-based financier, once reprimanded by US regulators and barred from taking his company public, played a bigger role than is publicly known in the shell company that agreed t...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Head of US derivatives regulator urges key crypto role for agency

The head of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission told lawmakers on Wednesday his agency should take on a leading role in policing cryptocurrency.

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

US SEC rejects Apple bid to block shareholder proposal on forced labour

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an effort by Apple Inc to skip a shareholder proposal asking tech titan to provide greater transparency in its efforts to kee...

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit jumps on IPO bandwagon with confidential filing

Reddit Inc, whose message boards became the go-to destination for day traders during this year’s meme stock frenzy, has said it had confidentially filed for an initial public...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

US financial regulators investigate Trump social media deal

Wall Street’s top financial regulators are investigating former US President Donald Trump’s $1.25 billion deal to float his new social media venture on the stock market...

Platform News: Didi

Didi’s New York exit a further blow to Chinese listings in US

Ride-hailing giant Didi Global’s plan to withdraw from the New York stock exchange may create an even deeper chill after this year’s drop-off in Chinese firms’ li...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s struggle with Gateway Pundit highlights key challenge

For years, Facebook has imposed sanctions on controversial Conservative news outlet Gateway Pundit’s account to limit the spread of what its critics describe as misinformation.

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Sources: President Trump’s social media venture seeks $1 billion raise

Controversial former President Donald J Trump’s new social media venture is seeking to raise up to $1 billion by selling shares to hedge funds and family offices at several t...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Former Apple worker inspires Washington state measure seeking to curb NDAs

A former Apple Inc employee who had filed a whistleblower complaint related to Apple’s use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) has inspired draft legislation in Washington st...

Robinhood Markets on Wall Street

Robinhood, others win dismissal of meme stock ‘short squeeze’ lawsuit

A US judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Robinhood Markets and other brokerages of wrongly preventing retail investors from buying fast-rising “meme stocks,” triggering ...

Platform Economy: SEC

US securities regulator halts Wyoming crypto firm’s tokens

The US securities regulator has halted registration for two digital tokens offered by Wyoming-based American Cryptofed DAO LLC, accusing the company of providing misleading informa...

Platform News: SolarWinds

SolarWinds investors allege board knew about cyber risks

SolarWinds Corp investors have sued the software company’s directors, alleging they knew about and failed to monitor cybersecurity risks to the company ahead of a breach that...

Cryptocurrency

US futures-based bitcoin ETF rises in first day of trading, bitcoin nears record

The first US bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded fund began trading yesterday, sending bitcoin to a six-month high and just off its all-time peak, as traders bet the ETF could bo...

Platform Economy: SEC

Why did the SEC release a report on GameStop?

The The SEC has released a report examining the frenzied trading in shares of retailer GameStop Corp, and other ‘meme’ stocks, in January, and recommended some areas fo...