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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 24 2018

About $1.2 billion in cryptocurrency stolen since 2017: cybercrime group

NEW YORK Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday.

May 22 2018

Overstock.com unit, BOX to launch security token exchange

NEW YORK Overstock.com Inc unit t0.com (tZERO) and BOX Digital Markets said on Tuesday they plan to launch a regulated exchange for security tokens.

May 22 2018

Dollar weakens as focus turns to Fed minutes

NEW YORK The dollar slipped on Tuesday after six straight days of gains, as U.S. Treasury yields dipped and investors looked for fresh incentives to buy the currency following a nearly 7 percent rally since mid-February.

May 18 2018

Speculators cut net short U.S. dollar bets; bitcoin shorts up - CFTC, Reuters data

NEW YORK Speculators' net short dollar position slid to its lowest level in 12 weeks, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

May 18 2018

Dollar touches five-month peak as euro slides on Italy concerns

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a five-month high against a basket of major currencies on Friday, helped by weakness in the euro as investors fretted about political uncertainty in Italy.

May 18 2018

Dollar climbs to five-month peak as euro falls on Italy worries

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a five-month high against a basket of major currencies on Friday, helped by weakness in the euro as investors fretted about political uncertainty in Italy.

May 17 2018

Ethereum is top public blockchain, bitcoin No. 13 in China's new index

NEW YORK Ethereum is the top public blockchain in the cryptocurrency space, while that of bitcoin, the original virtual currency, is ranked 13th, according to the Chinese government's first monthly Global Public Chain Assessment Index released on Thursday.

May 16 2018

Square's bitcoin move has caused internal disagreement: CEO Dorsey

NEW YORK Square Inc's decision to allow users of its mobile app to buy and sell bitcoin this year was a "pretty contentious move within the company" and remains a source of internal tension, the payment processor's CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday.

May 15 2018

U.S. tech start-up Bloq to launch token, platform on June 18

NEW YORK Bloq, a U.S. technology startup which helps corporations build blockchain platforms, will launch its own crypto-currency on June 18, its founders said on Tuesday, in one of the industry's most anticipated offerings this year.

May 15 2018

Fed's Bullard says cryptocurrencies only adding to tangled market

NEW YORK The growth of bitcoin and other digital currencies is working against the need for the creation of a market-based currency-trading system that offers consistent pricing, James Bullard, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, said on Monday.

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