The euro briefly climbed above $1.19 against the US dollar, the first time it has crossed the threshold since the start of 2015. Read More
The bitcoin blockchain has officially forked, meaning that a subset of bitcoin miners have started to operate a different software to create a new blockchain, but one that shares a transaction history with bitcoin.
- Bitcoin Splits Into Two as Transaction Volumes Increase – Financial Times (subscription)
- Bitcoin Splits, But Clone Off to Slow Start – Reuters
The dollar wrapped up its fifth monthly loss, the longest losing streak since 2011, as a risk-filled week got underway.
- Dollar Weakness Lingers Amid White House Drama – Financial Times (subscription)
- Dollar Inches Up from 2½ Year Low vs Euro; Focus on US Data – Reuters