The India figure may be higher as the data collected by Dappros is mainly based on information from open sources such as LinkedIn. It does not account for developers whose social network profiles are not accessible.
The firm said Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain invested in the latest round
In a bid to bypass RBI's April 6 diktat to banks on freezing the accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges, Unocoin had recently unveiled a bitcoin ATM in Bengaluru
The ATM kiosk was installed last week aiming to bypass the Reserve Bank of India ban on banks from dealing with cryptocurrency firms
Using the ATM, Unicoin users can deposit and withdraw cash in legal currency from their respective Unocoin account. The company said it will open more such kiosks in Mumbai and Delhi in a couple of weeks
In September, the Ahmedabad-based company tweeted that it was freezing exchange services, cancelling unexecuted orders, and crediting funds to customers’ wallets
In ICOs, companies issue cryptocurrency tokens to investors, in much the same way as they issue shares in an initial public offer of equity
In April, the RBI banned banks from providing financial services to any individual and/or business dealing in cryptocurrency
Novogratz said that the current slump is due to "institutions moving in".
Regulated crypto exchanges will be allowed to purchase adverts through Google’s platform in US and Japan from next month.
Japan's crypto exchanges have been under close regulatory scrutiny after the theft of $530 million in digital coins at Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc.
The new product will allow banks and payment providers the ability to process cross-border transactions faster
Interestingly, despite nearly 70 percent drop in bitcoin’s value from its all-time high achieved in December, the hash rate of Bitcoin network has increased four-fold from December level
Although relatively less common than ransomware, illegal mining had an explosive resurgence in late 2017 and early 2018
In a fresh spin, these chocolate currencies called Frankford Bitcoins are 1.42 ounces of milk chocolate wrapped in gold-coloured foil and manufactured by Frankford Candy
At the time of publishing this report, bitcoin price had stabilised and was trading at $6467. Ethereum was trading at $228
Other cryptocurrencies such as Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS and Ethereum also saw a loss of 6 to 7 percent.
Rakuten first started accepting payments in the year 2015, when it integrated its US website with Bitnet, a bitcoin payment processor.
Lloyd's, is quietly providing cover against theft of cryptocurrencies
Baidu's move is in line with China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency and follows Alibaba and Tencent
The China National Fintech Risk Rectification Office has identified 124 trading platforms till now.
However, no timeline for the completion of the review has been shared as of now.
Restrictions aimed at straitjacketing virtual currencies have had the reverse impact. Despite a correction in the price of most cryptocurrencies, transactions have gone up substantially in both volume and value after the RBI’s April circular
A document, circulated online, has banned restaurants, shopping malls, restaurants, and office buildings from hosting any activity related to promotion of cryptocurrencies.
For each one of the three rejections, the SEC pointed out that "its disapproval does not rest on an evaluation of whether bitcoin, or blockchain technology more generally, has utility or value as an innovation or an investment".