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Bitcoin Battle: South Korea Eyes Taxing Cryptocurrency Trade

The new regulations come amid mounting concern within South Korea about the potential for people to become addicted to bitcoin trading.At one point last week, the country accounted for as much as a quarter of global bitcoin trading activity, exceeding that of the U.

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Millions of People Post Comments on Federal Regulations. Many Are Fake.

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A Wall Street Journal investigation uncovered thousands of fraudulent posts on agencies’ dockets, in hot-button areas such as net neutrality and payday lending





















Updated Dec.12, 2017 2:13 p.

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Facebook to Give Countries a Chance to Tax Its Profits From Local Ads

Fewer ad sales would be redirected through low-tax Ireland




















Updated Dec.12, 2017 4:41 p.

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The Force Behind Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise: Millions of Asian Investors

Retail investors, mostly in Asia, are pushing the price of bitcoin to new heights





















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Behind the stunning rise of bitcoin lies a new force in global financial markets: millions of individual Asian investors.

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How Star Wars Obsessives Found the Actual Millennium Falcon—in a Field

Staring at a satellite image on Google Maps, James Burns could hardly believe his eyes.There in plain sight was a Hollywood legend—shielded on all sides by seven shipping containers, half covered in a lavender tarp and just yards away from a golf course in Surrey, England.

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Nintendo Looks for Help to Raise Its Smartphone Game

TOKYO—Nintendo Co.is looking to expand tie-ups with software developers to strengthen its smartphone-game lineup after an early alliance aimed at cracking the fast-growing mobile market fell behind schedule, people familiar with the matter said.

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Net Neutrality: A Case Study With JetBlue and Amazon

If you have taken a flight recently on JetBlue Airways, you might have noticed something that looks a lot like a net-neutrality boogeyman: prioritization of Amazon.com Inc.

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The Future Is Bumpy: High-Tech Hedge Fund Hits Limits of Robot Stock Picking

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Voleon is among investors deploying machine learning, a technology in which computers develop trading strategies.It’s harder than it sounds.

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As the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult

11, 2017 7:16 p.m.

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Startup Affirm Gets Investment from GIC and a Valuation Nearing $2 Billion

Battling larger players getting into its core business of lending to consumers for retail purchases




















Dec.said Monday that it raised $200 million in new equity as it battles larger players getting into its core business of lending to consumers for retail purchases.

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Toshiba and Western Digital Resolve Dispute Over Chip Unit

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Corp.Under the proposed settlement, Toshiba would keep its joint-venture ties with Western Digital, the people involved in the discussions said.

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3M Sells Optical Fiber Business to Corning for $900 Million

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Around 500 3M employees will join Corning as part of the deal




















Dec.11, 2017 10:07 a.

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Google, Others Take Uneven Approach to Policing Extremist Content

12, 2017 5:30 a.m.

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Electric-Vehicle Bulls Shake Up Metals Markets

10, 2017 8:00 a.m.

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Ex-Gawker Employees Launch Crowdfunding Drive to Buy Website

If successful, relaunched Gawker.11, 2017 1:56 p.

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FDA Plans New Medical-Device Approval Processes

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration plans new medical-device approval processes to speed products’ entry to the U.S.

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Want to See a World Without Net Neutrality? Look at These Old Cellphone Plans

WASHINGTON—With the rules governing internet services set to be rolled back this week, service providers and their detractors are envisioning new models that could translate into a wider range of fees—both lower and higher.The current rules, expected to be all but eliminated by the Federal Communications Commission, require that internet-service providers treat all traffic on their networks equally, a concept known as net neutrality.

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New York Power Authority’s Analytic Muscle: 6,000 Computations a Minute

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The state public utility has flipped the switch on a digital system to monitor its 16 power plants




















Updated Dec.10, 2017 8:00 p.

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U.S. Bitcoin Futures Climb in First Day of Trade

Launch stokes fears of manipulation, hacks and glitches




















Updated Dec.10, 2017 9:32 p.

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Why Bitcoin? Why Now?

9, 2017 7:00 a.ET







For most of its nine-year history, bitcoin has been a financial-markets sideshow, sneered at as a plaything of criminals.