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  • Bitcoin miner Cipher going public through $2 billion SPAC merger Mar 05, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    Bitcoin miner Cipher going public through $2 billion SPAC merger

    Subsequent to the merger announcement, shares of Good Works surged by 15.9 percent to reach $11.59 after markets opened for trading.

  • Cryptocurrency trading volumes spike 17% in February: Report Mar 05, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency trading volumes spike 17% in February: Report

    Trading volumes jumped to $2.7 trillion in February, with volumes at major exchanges jumping over 35 percent to $2.4 trillion, researcher CryptoCompare said.

  • History of Money (Part III) | From Bitcoin to central bank digital currency Mar 05, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    History of Money (Part III) | From Bitcoin to central bank digital currency

    The 2008 financial crisis shook that central pillar of the monetary system: trust. Post-2008, economists started to scramble for it, and it was not a coincidence that Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin article mentions the ‘trust’ 14 times 

  • Bitcoin rises 5% to $50,942.58 Mar 04, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Bitcoin rises 5% to $50,942.58

    Bitcoin, the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has risen 83.7 percent from the year's low of $27,734 on January 4.

  • China charges ahead with a national digital currency Mar 02, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    China charges ahead with a national digital currency

    China’s central bank, which started testing eCNY last year in four cities, recently expanded those trials to bigger cities such as Beijing and Shanghai

  • Wait a minute! Can cryptocurrencies replace paper money? Mar 02, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Wait a minute! Can cryptocurrencies replace paper money?

    Due to bitcoin’s potential to satisfy the three functions of money, users expect them to replace paper currency in the long run. But central banks and monetary authorities have enough reasons to worry about the increasing adoption of cryptocurrency around the world.

  • Goldman Sachs restarts cryptocurrency desk amid bitcoin boom Mar 02, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Goldman Sachs restarts cryptocurrency desk amid bitcoin boom

    The desk is part of Goldman’s activities within the fast-growing digital assets sector, which also includes projects involving blockchain technology and central bank digital currencies, the person said.

  • Bitcoin at 'tipping point,' Citi says as price surges Mar 02, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    Bitcoin at 'tipping point,' Citi says as price surges

    With the recent embrace of the likes of Tesla Inc and Mastercard Inc, bitcoin could be at the start of a “massive transformation” into the mainstream, the investment bank said.

  • Bitcoin is at a "tipping point," Citi says Mar 01, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Bitcoin is at a "tipping point," Citi says

    Bitcoin was trading 3.9 percent higher at $46,980 on Monday, up nearly 63 percent so far this year.

  • Bitcoin falls over 5% to $44,466, close to lowest in over 2 weeks Feb 26, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Bitcoin falls over 5% to $44,466, close to lowest in over 2 weeks

    Bitcoin, the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has risen as much as 70% from the start of the year, hitting a record high of $58,354.14.

  • Explained | What's a Bitcoin and why are there concerns over it? Feb 26, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    Explained | What's a Bitcoin and why are there concerns over it?

    Bitcoin is the world’s first decentralised cryptocurrency. Since its launch in 2009, Bitcoin’s prices have both hit the roof and rock bottom multiple times. In this segment, our very own Anand Narasimhan explains the concept of digital currency and concerns surrounding Bitcoin. Watch the video for more.

  • Is banning cryptocurrencies the right step? Feb 26, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Is banning cryptocurrencies the right step?

    Cryptocurrencies are a more liquid store of wealth than art, real estate, or precious stones. 

  • 'Don’t know which is worse': Charlie Munger on Tesla at $1 trillion or bitcoin at $50,000 Feb 25, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    'Don’t know which is worse': Charlie Munger on Tesla at $1 trillion or bitcoin at $50,000

    Charlie Munger, the 97-year-old American billionaire investor, said he doesn’t believe bitcoin will end up as the medium of exchange for the world.

  • DAILY VOICE | We expect consumer internet businesses to start listing and unlocking value in 2021: Nitin Shakdher of Green Capital Single Family Office Feb 24, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    DAILY VOICE | We expect consumer internet businesses to start listing and unlocking value in 2021: Nitin Shakdher of Green Capital Single Family Office

    If you anticipate an economic strong recovery with laggard sectors like power, infra, real estate to catch up: then the economic recovery is more pronounced in PSU Banking stocks as a lead indicator, says Shakdher.

  • Explained: India inches closer to launching a digital currency; 5 key points Feb 24, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Explained: India inches closer to launching a digital currency; 5 key points

    The RBI has indicated that it is working on a digital currency, but the central bank hasn’t committed on a launch date yet.

  • History of Money (Part I) | From cowries to cryptocurrency Feb 24, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    History of Money (Part I) | From cowries to cryptocurrency

    The Indian subcontinent had multiple kingdoms issuing multiple forms of coinage. When the British came to India, they realised that Rupee as a currency name was widely prevalent and stuck to it 

  • Rakesh Jhunjhunwala not alone in avoiding Bitcoin party, D-Street experts feel the same Feb 24, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Rakesh Jhunjhunwala not alone in avoiding Bitcoin party, D-Street experts feel the same

    In an interview with CNBC, Jhunjhunwala on Tuesday said that he would never invest in cryptocurrency and opined that it should be banned.

  • Bitcoin slumps over 18% from record levels days after Elon Musk tweeted prices 'seem too high' Feb 23, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Bitcoin slumps over 18% from record levels days after Elon Musk tweeted prices 'seem too high'

    The maverick CEO was responding to economist and cryptocurrency skeptic, Peter Schiff, who said that gold was better than both bitcoin and conventional cash.

  • Bitcoin plunges after weekend climb to record high Feb 22, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Bitcoin plunges after weekend climb to record high

    Rival cryptocurrency ethereum, which tends to move in tandem with bitcoin, also tumbled after hitting a record high on Saturday. It was last down 8.7% at $1,765.

  • World shares dip as bond yields, commodities surge Feb 22, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    World shares dip as bond yields, commodities surge

    Bonds have been bruised by the prospect of a stronger economic recovery and greater borrowing as President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package progresses.

  • Bitcoin slips sharply from record highs Feb 22, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Bitcoin slips sharply from record highs

    The most popular cryptocurrency rallied over the weekend to record levels, almost doubling year-to-date. It hit a market capitalisation of $1 trillion on Friday.

  • Bitcoin hits fresh high of over $58,000 Feb 22, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Bitcoin hits fresh high of over $58,000

    The world's most popular cryptocurrency rose to a record $58,354, taking its weekly gain to around 20%. It has surged around 100% this year.

  • Bitcoin and Ethereum 'seem high', says Elon Musk after his 'less dumb form of cash' tweet drives up rates Feb 20, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Bitcoin and Ethereum 'seem high', says Elon Musk after his 'less dumb form of cash' tweet drives up rates

    Following Elon Musk's previous tweet, Bitcoin witnessed another surge, as the prices peaked to $56,581.57 in Singapore, in the early hours of February 20. Ethereum rate reached a high of $2,041, according to Bitstamp.

  • Bitcoin hits $1 trillion market cap, soars to another record high Feb 19, 2021 10:26 PM IST

    Bitcoin hits $1 trillion market cap, soars to another record high

    Bitcoin’s gains have been fueled by signs it is gaining acceptance among mainstream investors and companies, from Tesla and Mastercard to BNY Mellon.

  • Watch: The first edition of Moneycontrol Masterclass; Should India buy or ban Bitcoins? Feb 19, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Watch: The first edition of Moneycontrol Masterclass; Should India buy or ban Bitcoins?

    Chandra R Srikanth, the Tech, Startup and New Economy editor in conversation with Balaji S Srinivasan, Investor and Entrepreneur; R Gandhi; former Deputy Governor, RBI; Rashmi Deshpande, Partner, Khaitan & Co; Sumit Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, CoinDCX; and Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO, WazirX.

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