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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

21 Feb 2018

Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

NEW YORK Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.

16 Feb 2018

Bitcoin rises above $10,000, strategist sees new high by July

NEW YORK Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December.

15 Feb 2018

Mosaic network will reward researchers with its own cryptocurrency

NEW YORK A group of academics and technology experts will soon launch a blockchain-powered network that will reward quality research with its own cryptocurrency called Mosaic.

09 Feb 2018

Dollar holds firm as U.S. stocks plummet

NEW YORK The dollar was little changed on Thursday against a basket of currencies in choppy trading, fading from a two-week high as investors reduced bets against the greenback on renewed turbulence in the stock and bond markets.

09 Feb 2018

Novogratz's new fund, others invest $30 million in online encyclopedia

NEW YORK A fund launched last month by former macro hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz and global blockchain company Block.One led a group of institutions that invested $30 million in online encyclopedia Everipedia, Everipedia President Sam Kazemian said.

07 Feb 2018

Blockchain project raises $61 million from Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. hedge fund

NEW YORK A non-profit organization that wants to develop a more decentralized internet using blockchain has raised $61 million in funding from U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and hedge fund Polychain Capital, it said on Wednesday.

07 Feb 2018

Bitcoin bounces back from three-month low in volatile trade

NEW YORK Bitcoin rallied from three-month lows below $6,000 in choppy trading on Tuesday, but worries lingered about a global regulatory clampdown and moves by banks to ban buying bitcoin with credit cards. | Video

06 Feb 2018

Bitcoin extends slide, falls below $7,000

NEW YORK Digital currency bitcoin fell more than 15 percent on Monday to a nearly three-month low amid a slew of concerns ranging from a global regulatory clampdown to a ban on using credit cards to buy bitcoin by British and U.S. banks.

06 Feb 2018

Two UK investors eye $80 million in token sale for VC platform

NEW YORK Scottish entrepreneurs Doug Barrowman and Michelle Mone are seeking to raise about $80 million in a token offering next month to finance an investment platform that they say should open up venture capital investing to a wider audience.


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