Armie Hammer’s career has recently been derailed by allegations that he physically abused women. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into a woman’s allegation that she had been sexually assaulted by actor Armie Hammer, it(...)

Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryptocurrency has further to go.  Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryp(...)

By midday Monday, traders had swapped more than 3,000 Cboe contracts as prices swung more than $3,000 per bitcoin. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

More than $50 million worth of bitcoin futures traded on their first day in financial markets, representing a modest but significant sum for derivativ(...)

(L-R) Tyler  and Cameron Winklevoss compete in rowing while studying at Oxford Photograph:  Getty Images

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are no strangers to taking wild risks at the farthest reaches of the internet economy. In the early 2000s, the identical(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan of Ireland celebrate after finishing third in their lightweight men’s double sculls semi final yesterday, thereby qualifying for the final. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Sam Lynch’s voice rang out so clearly even the visitors around the statue of Christ the Redeemer, far, far above on the Corcovado, must have heard him(...)

US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley announcing details of Ireland’s involvement in the SXSWi festival, which  start on March 13th in Austin, Texas

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will be speaking at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival in Texas, along with Irish entrepreneurs(...)

 Tyler  and Cameron Winklevoss hpe to start a regulated bitcoin exchange. The twins received $65 million in Facebook shares and cash in 2008.

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that was once the talk of the financial world, has been taking a beating over the past year with the price tumbling d(...)

Brothers Cameron (left) and Tyler Winklevoss talk to each other as they attend a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) virtual currency hearing in New York in January. In a blog post, the Winklevoss brothers said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

You can’t spend bitcoins at Amazon. com or to pay your mortgage but, as the Winklevoss twins showed, you can use the digital currency to book a(...)

Yesterday, Slovenia-based Bitstamp became the second major bitcoin exchange to halt customer withdrawals in the past several days, citing “inconsistent results”, and blaming a denial-of-service attack. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Bitcoin is being hit by attacks from unknown computer hackers who are sending “mutated” lines of code into the program that runs the virtual c(...)

Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama
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Renowned value investor Jeremy Grantham has harsh words for Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and incoming Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen in his latest(...)

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