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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

24 Dec 2017

Special Report - Ex-banker cheerleads his way to cryptocurrency riches

HONG KONG/NEW YORK/LONDON Seventeen months ago, a former Wall Street investment banker who specialised in distressed assets took to Twitter to announce he had bought a cryptocurrency for 50 cents per coin. "At $0.50, risk/return felt right," tweeted Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive of a private New York-based company called Digital Currency Group, or DCG.

24 Dec 2017

The blockchain that wouldn't die

NEW YORK Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

24 Dec 2017

The blockchain that wouldn't die

NEW YORK Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

23 Dec 2017

The blockchain that wouldn't die

NEW YORK Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

12 Dec 2017

Tezos director resigns, sowing more uncertainty at crypto startup

LONDON/ZURICH One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned.

12 Dec 2017

Tezos board member resigns, fueling turmoil at cryptocurrency startup

LONDON/ZURICH, Dec 12 One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned.

01 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Tezos founders push for legal bailout from Swiss foundation

NEW YORK/ZURICH The couple behind the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project wants the Swiss-based Tezos Foundation to cover their costs for lawsuits accusing them of fraud related to an online fundraiser it ran, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

16 Nov 2017

Special Report: Twice burned - How Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

TOKYO When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

16 Nov 2017

Fixing Mt. Gox

To solve the Mt. Gox bankruptcy mess, its former chief executive says he is exploring a dramatic solution – reviving the exchange so it can start generating money again.

16 Nov 2017

Tezos organizers hit with second lawsuit over cryptocurrency fundraiser

A second lawsuit was filed this week against the organizers of cybercurrency technology project Tezos, an initiative that raised $232 million to issue a cryptocurrency that does not exist and fund development of a transaction system that has no clear end date.

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