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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Nov 2017

Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

LONDON Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours.

17 Nov 2017

Bubbly bitcoin not worth the wager: investors

LONDON Bitcoin may have surged a staggering 700 percent since the start of the year but most investors at a Reuters Summit this week said they had not been tempted to play the volatile cryptocurrency.

16 Nov 2017

Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

16 Nov 2017

Trade sterling like emerging market currency, say investors

LONDON The pound should be traded like the currency of an emerging-market country, money managers at the 2018 Reuters Global Investment Summit said on Wednesday, because of uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

15 Nov 2017

Sterling hits four-week low vs euro after UK jobs data

LONDON Sterling slipped to a four-week low against the euro on Wednesday, with inflation-lagging wages data not doing anything to challenge the view that the Bank of England will keep interest rates on hold after their first increase in a decade.

14 Nov 2017

Sterling hits four-week low vs euro after UK inflation miss

LONDON Sterling slipped to its lowest in almost four weeks against a broadly stronger euro on Tuesday, after lower-than-expected UK inflation data weakened the case for the Bank of England to raise interest rates again any time soon.

13 Nov 2017

Sterling falls on worries over May's staying power

LONDON Sterling fell against the dollar and euro on Monday as investors worried about Theresa May's ability to stay on as British prime minister and get what they consider to be a good exit deal from the European Union.

13 Nov 2017

Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value

LONDON Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency.

10 Nov 2017

Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 (5,303 pounds) on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third.

08 Nov 2017

Bitcoin hits record high after developers suspend plans to 'fork' currency

NEW YORK/LONDON Bitcoin hit a record high just shy of $8,000 on Wednesday after a coalition of developers and investors suspended a software upgrade planned for next Thursday that could have split the digital currency in two.

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