Technology 

As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn’t the only aspect of trading that has changed. FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo The retail investors behind bitcoin’s dizzying ascent to a record of nearly $20,000 last December have fled, leaving the early adopters and crypto-related firms that traditionally dominated digital coin trading driving exchange…

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Cyclist: Viviani takes second Vuelta victory, Yates stays in red

FERMOSELLE, SPAIN (Reuters) – Italian Elia Viviani sprinted to a second stage victory at the Vuelta a Espana on Tuesday while Briton Simon Yates retained his slender, one-second lead in the general classification after stage 10. Cycling – the 101st Giro d’Italia cycling race – The 229-km Stage 3 from Beersheba to Eilat, Israel – May 6, 2018 – Team Quick-Step rider Elia Viviani of Italy stands on the podium after the 3rd stage in Eilat, Israel. REUTERS/Nir Keidar Viviani pipped world champion Peter Sagan to the finish line by…

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Cycling: Demare silences critics as Thomas stays in yellow

PAU, France (Reuters) – Arnaud Demare silenced his critics by claiming a comfortable win in the bunch sprint of the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, the first victory this year for a French team in the race. Cycling – Tour de France – The 171-km Stage 18 from Trie-sur-Baise to Pau – July 26, 2018 – Groupama-FDJ rider Arnaud Demare of France wins the stage. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier The Frenchman, who had been accused by fellow sprint specialist Andre Greipel of holding on to his team car…

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