Floyd Mayweather fined $600,000 for undisclosed cryptocurrency plugs

Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2014.

One of the strangest episodes in last year’s massive cryptocurrency boom was when boxer Floyd Mayweather posted an Instagram endorsement for a little-known cryptocurrency called Centra. In April, Centra’s founders were indicted for fraud, with the SEC saying that many of their claims were “simply false.”

In the summer of 2017, Mayweather wrote in an Instagram post that he was “spending bitcoins and ethereum and other types of cryptocurrency in Beverly Hills with my Titanium Centra Card.” He urged his millions of followers to “join Centra’s ICO on Sept. 19th.”

Another Mayweather post promoting a different cryptocurrency said “You can call me Floyd Crypto Mayweather from now on.”

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Congressional Democrats press for hearings on Trump Foundation

Two senior Democratic investigators in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday they want to hear testimony from officials of President Donald Trump’s family foundation and a separate nonprofit group that once employed Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.

Dell posts revenue jump ahead of voting on VMware offer

Dell Technologies Inc reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, as businesses were forced to upgrade their systems running on older Windows technology, as well as strong performance in software maker VMware Inc.

Paul Manafort Sells Florida Mansion To His Wife For The Price Of Two Lattes

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Nine companies will compete to help NASA astronauts return to the moon

NASA is ready to send astronauts back to the moon for the first time in more than 40 years. It won’t be doing it alone, however. The agency is enlisting nine companies, large and small, to compete for a combined maximum contract value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years.

NASA released the list of names today, including aerospace stalwart Lockheed Martin, along with Astrobotic Technology, Deep Space Systems, Draper, Firefly Aerospace, Texas Intuitive Machines, LLC, Masten Space Systems, Inc., Moon Express and Orbit Beyond — all American companies.

“Today’s announcement marks tangible progress in America’s return to the Moon’s surface to stay,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a press release. “The innovation of America’s aerospace companies, wedded with our big goals in science and human exploration, are going to help us achieve amazing things on the Moon and feed forward to Mars.”

Baby steps. The teams will start with lunar payload missions, which could kick off as early as next year. Learnings from that first crop will be used to inform future missions to the moon and, eventually, Mars.

Apple Pay Promo Offers $2 Off Future Panera Bread Order With $10+ Purchase

Apple today shared its latest Apple Pay promo, which will provide Apple Pay customers who make a purchase through the Panera Bread app or the Panera Bread website with a $2 credit for a future order.

According to Apple, to get the deal, customers will need to use Apple Pay for an online Panera Bread order through the app or website. The Panera Bread app and the website can be used to order Panera Bread food for either delivery or pick-up.



To get the $2 credit for a future order, customers will need to spend $10 or more, exclusive of taxes and delivery fees. The offer is available from November 29 through December 5, and customers must be members of the MyPanera rewards program to receive the credit.

Apple’s latest promo email also highlights Peet’s Coffee, Jamba Juice, and Whole Foods, all of which accept Apple Pay.

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UK PM May open to meeting with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince at G20: UK official

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be ready to meet Saudi Arabia’s crown prince at the G20 summit starting on Friday to press calls for a transparent investigation into the murder of a Saudi journalist, a senior British official said.