The price of the first cryptocurrency (EXANTE Bitcoin) exceeded $ 8,000 for the first time since July 31, 2018. Thus, Bitcoin updated the annual maximum. The maximum growth of the top 10 cryptocurrency shows XRP (+ 25.8%). Alexander Kuptschievich, an analyst at FxPro, says, “The bitcoin rate has risen by 31% from $ 6,100 to $ 8,000 since May 10. This powerful impetus fueled the news about the partnership of the Gemini project of the Winklevoss twins and payment startup Flexa now opens the door to pay for Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency purchases at Whole Foods – a network owned by Amazon. ” Also, many experts attribute the jump in the course to the exacerbation of the US-Chinese trade conflict.
Against the background of the aggravation of the US-Chinese trade conflict, shares of the largest automakers fell. May 13, Tesla’s share price fell by 5.22%. At the close of trading the rate was $ 227.01 apiece. At the minimum, Tesla’s share price on May 13 was $ 224.5 – a decline of 6.3% was the largest intraday price drop since January 2017. BMW AG and Daimler AG, the largest suppliers of American-made cars to China, also showed a decline. Their shares fell 1.95% and 4.68%, respectively. Quotes General Motors Co. decreased 3.51%, Ford Motor Co. – 2.89%. The shares of only four Japanese automakers are growing, which finished trading before China introduced new duties.
Supermarkets of organic food Whole Foods, owned by Amazon, home goods stores Crate & Barrel, a network of luxury department stores Nordstrom and Baskin Robbins accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, broadcast and Gemini Dollar, reports Fortune. This was made possible through the partnership of the Winklevossam brothers Gemini exchange with the Flexa payment network. As the newspaper writes, Flexa has convinced retailers, including Regal Cinemas, Gamestop and Baskin Robbins, to create scanners for receiving payments through the cryptocurrency application of the Spedn startup. The client needs to bring the application to pay. The cashier, as a rule, will not know that the customer is paying with cryptocurrency, while the seller will receive payment in the chosen currency (in cryptocurrency or dollars).
Twitter found a bug, because of which the social network “accidentally collected data on the location of iOS users and exchanged them with one of the trusted partners.” The advertising partner is not called in this case. The problem could affect users who opened more than one account on iOS and used the exact positioning function for at least one of them. Because of the bug, the social network could collect data on the geolocation of users, even when other accounts were used on the same device. According to Twitter, the information obtained can not be used to determine the address or map the exact movements of users. In addition, Twitter representatives assured that the partner did not save the leaked data, and the social network notified about the problem of affected users.