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Recent articles by Ryan:

Google hit by second UK antitrust probe into online ad dominance

The U.K.'s competition regulator is assessing whether Google's role in the ad tech industry may be distorting competition. → Read More

Rapid grocery delivery boom comes to a grinding halt as Getir, Gorillas slash jobs

The layoffs highlight a broader shift in investor sentiment toward high-growth tech companies. → Read More

As Klarna cuts jobs, rival fintechs say they're recruiting for hundreds of roles

As Klarna plans to lay off 10% of its workforce, rival fintech firms Revolut and Wise say they're hiring for hundreds of open roles. → Read More

Terra backers vote to revive luna — but not UST — after $60 billion crypto collapse

Backers of Terra have voted to revive the failed cryptocurrency venture without its controversial UST stablecoin. → Read More

Uber to expand in Italy through deal with the country's largest taxi dispatcher

The deal will allow 12,000 Italian taxi drivers to accept trips through the Uber app. → Read More

Klarna to lay off 10% of its workforce as souring economy hits buy now, pay later space

The Swedish buy now, pay later firm is reportedly looking to raise fresh funding in a round that will reduce its valuation by a third. → Read More

Military-made cyberweapons could soon become available on the dark web, Interpol warns

Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said he's concerned state-developed cyberweapons will become available on the darknet in a "couple of years." → Read More

Christine Lagarde says crypto is worth nothing

Lagarde said she thinks crypto should be regulated to protect inexperienced investors. → Read More

Tether withdrawals top $10 billion as regulators raise alarm about stablecoins

Tether has seen its circulating supply plunge from a record $84 billion on May 11 to around $73 billion as of Monday. → Read More

Tether claims its stablecoin is now partially backed by non-U.S. government bonds

Tether said it now owns around $286 million in non-U.S. government bonds. → Read More

Bitcoin production has roared back in China thanks to an underground mining scene

New research from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance shows that Chinese bitcoin mining activity has quickly rebounded. → Read More

Coinbase to slow hiring amid plunge in cryptocurrencies and tech stocks

Coinbase told staff Tuesday it would slow hiring and reevaluate its headcount, reversing earlier plans to triple its workforce in 2022. → Read More

Mastercard launches tech that lets you pay with your face or hand

Mastercard on Tuesday launched a program that allows retailers to offer biometric payment methods, like facial recognition and fingerprint scanning. → Read More

Investors withdraw over $7 billion from tether, raising fresh fears about stablecoin's backing

Tether's circulating supply has slipped from about $83 billion a week ago to less than $76 billion on Tuesday. → Read More

$3 billion in bitcoin was sold in a last-ditch attempt to save UST stablecoin from collapse

Luna Foundation Guard said it spent almost all of the bitcoin in its reserve last week in a futile attempt to save UST. → Read More

Regulators are growing anxious about stablecoins after Terra’s stunning collapse

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged Congress to approve federal regulation of stablecoins. → Read More

World's biggest stablecoin regains dollar peg after $3 billion in withdrawals

The collapse of another so-called stablecoin called terraUSD had shaken crypto investors' confidence in tether. → Read More

The world's biggest stablecoin has dropped below its $1 peg

Tether sank to as low as 98 cents Thursday morning, according to data from CoinGecko. → Read More

Bitcoin tumbles below $27,000 for first time since December 2020 as crypto sell-off intensifies

Bitcoin slumped below $27,000 Thursday for the first time in over 16 months as cryptocurrency markets extended their losses. → Read More

Europe wants to fight online child abuse. Critics fear it may erode privacy

Proposed EU legislation would mean courts can order tech companies to implement systems that detect child sexual abuse material. → Read More