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Beauty | 21 February 2018

Fashion and beauty deals we can’t get enough of this week – Feb 19, 2018

Amanda Swan

Spring is just around the corner as another February draws to a close. Bloom with the flowers with our best beauty and fashion tips for this week.

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Shopping | 21 February 2018

Lil Wayne teams up with Neiman Marcus to launch clothing line

Georgina Littlejohn

The rapper’s Young Money Merch range debuted in Beverley Hills this week

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Cryptocurrency | 21 February 2018

Bitcoin transaction fees hit 10-month low

Peter Terlato

The last time transaction fees for bitcoin trades were this low was during mid-to-late April 2017.

Cryptocurrency | 21 February 2018

Ripple extends its global reach with five new customers in four countries

Georgina Littlejohn

Brazil, India, Canada and Singapore have joined forces with the blockchain company.

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Cryptocurrency | 21 February 2018

Japanese crypto traders bought bitcoin for free during trading glitch

Peter Terlato

Digital exchange Zaif discovered the systems error quickly and reversed all illicit transactions.

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Chase | 21 February 2018

Amazon rewards Prime members with 5% cash back at Whole Foods Market

Georgina Littlejohn

The online retailer is offering the cash back deal with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card.

Home Insurance Finder™ | 21 February 2018

Home insurance premiums could surge by 20% this year

Helen Champion

Hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 may continue to wreak havoc for homeowners.

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Cryptocurrency | 20 February 2018

Tesla’s cloud was hacked for crypto mining

Peter Terlato

Private company data was exposed in the hack and crpyto mining CPU usage kept low to avoid detection.

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Cryptocurrency | 20 February 2018

Steven Seagal is the ambassador for Bitcoiin

Peter Terlato

Bitcoiin2Gen claims it has been inspired to make a “superior or more advanced version of bitcoin”.

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Business Loans | 20 February 2018

Startups do better when they take on business loans up front

Ryan Brinks

Startups that take out business loans to get up and running produce more revenue and succeed more often after three years than those that don’t.


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