With inflation set to hit 2,000% next year, an increasing number of Venezuelans are converting their bolivar into bitcoin. They believe the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency will offer more stability than the plummeting bolivar.
Hackers called Twitter employees on the phone and tricked them into giving away private information like passwords. The fraudsters accessed 130 well-known accounts earlier in July, including Elon Musk's and Kanye West's.
Several major global figures have had their Twitter accounts hacked. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Microsoft's Bill Gates and tech giants Apple and Uber were among the victims of the apparent cryptocurrency scam.
Two of five Iranian fuel tankers have arrived in Venezuela, a show of defiance by two states sanctioned by the US. An acute shortage of petrol is forcing Venezuelans to line up for days at gas stations or walk to work.
The Russian social media network with aspirations to become a cryptocurrency platform has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. The go-to site for neo-Nazis is now also falling foul of US financial authorities.
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