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  • India to bar cryptocurrencies from its payments system: Finance ministry official Feb 06, 2018 09:40 AM IST

    India to bar cryptocurrencies from its payments system: Finance ministry official

    A panel set by the government to look into issues relating to cryptocurrencies is expected to submit its report in the current fiscal year, ending on March 31, S.C. Garg, Economic Affairs Secretary, told CNBC TV18 news channel.

  • Budget 2018: FM Jaitley calls cryptocurrencies illegal, operators say it's business as usual Feb 02, 2018 11:00 AM IST

    Budget 2018: FM Jaitley calls cryptocurrencies illegal, operators say it's business as usual

    Exchange platforms dealing in controversial cryptocurrencies like Bitcoins today asserted that it's "business as usual" hours after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley declared such instruments as illegal.

  • Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold: WGC Jan 25, 2018 05:54 PM IST

    Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold: WGC

    Gold is less volatile, has a more liquid market, traded in an established regulatory framework and has little overlap with cryptocurrencies on sources of demand/supply, says WGC.

  • Hackers steal USD 400,000 worth Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency Jan 16, 2018 06:00 PM IST

    Hackers steal USD 400,000 worth Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency

    The hackers on Saturday hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens, and stole 669,920 from users' accounts, the BBC reported.

  • Another BRICS country acts against cryptocurrencies Jan 15, 2018 03:45 PM IST

    Another BRICS country acts against cryptocurrencies

    The Bitcoin value, that had rose up to 1500 percent by the end of last year, has fallen drastically since then

  • DATA STORY: As the price of Bitcoin soared, its dominance in the market plummeted by 57% in 2017 Jan 12, 2018 04:34 PM IST

    DATA STORY: As the price of Bitcoin soared, its dominance in the market plummeted by 57% in 2017

    The story of the meteoric rise in Bitcoin's valuation was punctuated by a steep decline in its dominance. This coincided with the rise of Ether, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash. Moneycontrol presents an analysis of the trend

  • Bloodbath on cryptostreet: Cryptocurrency market loses over $150 billion in market cap in just four days Jan 11, 2018 05:54 PM IST

    Bloodbath on cryptostreet: Cryptocurrency market loses over $150 billion in market cap in just four days

    By 10 o'clock in the morning the loss was over USD 200 billion. The total market cap dropped to USD 628 billion before climbing

  • Lawyer moves Calcutta High Court, seeks regulation of bitcoin Jan 10, 2018 06:15 PM IST

    Lawyer moves Calcutta High Court, seeks regulation of bitcoin

    He said that people are investing in the currencies which are unregulated. They hope that their investment will grow manifold in a short span of time

  • John McAfee's candid confession — 'have used cryptocurrencies for illegal drugs' Jan 10, 2018 05:49 PM IST

    John McAfee's candid confession — 'have used cryptocurrencies for illegal drugs'

    In a tweet on Monday, the founder of an eponymous cybersecurity firm, McAfee said that he has used crypto currencies for weed, illegal drugs, porn and prostitutes, besides food and clothing

  • Capturing cryptocurrency: Camera maker Kodak announces launch of its own digital currency, share prices roar Jan 10, 2018 01:15 PM IST

    Capturing cryptocurrency: Camera maker Kodak announces launch of its own digital currency, share prices roar

    Post the announcement, the price of shares of the Eastman Kodak Company rocketed to post 117 percent rise in Tuesday’s trade

  • Major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Tron bleed in day's trade, Ether rises 6% Jan 09, 2018 06:26 PM IST

    Major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Tron bleed in day's trade, Ether rises 6%

    In last two days, the exchange prices of Bitcoin has dropped by over USD 2,300, from a high of USD 17,172 to USD 14,871

  • Chinese central bank may ask for regulating power supply to bitcoin miners: Report Jan 05, 2018 01:17 PM IST

    Chinese central bank may ask for regulating power supply to bitcoin miners: Report

    As per an estimate, in the world, over 37 TWh electricity is being consumed every year. This is more than the annual electricity used by about 160 countries in the world

  • Cryptocurrency surge: Ether creates record, crosses $1,000 for the first time ever Jan 05, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Cryptocurrency surge: Ether creates record, crosses $1,000 for the first time ever

    For the most part of the last year, Ether was the second most valued cryptocurrency in the world. It was recently replaced by Ripple which has seen about 50,000 percent rise in last 12 months

  • Bitcoin mining startup gets a new CEO - a month after Rs 500 crore plunder Jan 03, 2018 11:55 AM IST

    Bitcoin mining startup gets a new CEO - a month after Rs 500 crore plunder

    About 4,700 bitcoins were stolen from wallets on its server in a hacking attempt on December 6 and the services were stopped for over 24 hours

  • Cryptocurrencies offer great hope, but present risks: White House Dec 20, 2017 09:09 AM IST

    Cryptocurrencies offer great hope, but present risks: White House

    Noting that the market was being monitored, a senior administration official said that he was not prepared to say if it needed regulations.

  • Moves in South Korea to make cryptocurrency trading more transparent Dec 15, 2017 09:06 AM IST

    Moves in South Korea to make cryptocurrency trading more transparent

    The Korea Blockchain Industry Association said in a statement users would only be allowed to trade virtual currency through one account after their identity has been confirmed via traditional financial institutions like banks.

  • Bitcoin wealth distribution: Top 100 wallets contain bitcoins worth over Rs 3 lakh crore Dec 14, 2017 06:52 PM IST

    Bitcoin wealth distribution: Top 100 wallets contain bitcoins worth over Rs 3 lakh crore

    This is over Rs 34,000 crore more than India's total allocated defence budget (Rs. 2.74 lakh crore) for 2017-18!

  • List of bitcoin skeptics grows, but there’s no stopping cryptocurrencies Dec 14, 2017 12:24 PM IST

    List of bitcoin skeptics grows, but there’s no stopping cryptocurrencies

    There are no dearth of naysayers but yet the cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are rocketing like never before

  • Ever wondered how many bitcoins will there eventually be? Here's an answer Dec 12, 2017 11:09 AM IST

    Ever wondered how many bitcoins will there eventually be? Here's an answer

    Though, on an average, 12.5 bitcoins are being added to the supply but this will not be constant. By design, at some point in future, the generation of anymore bitcoins will not be practically feasible

  • Forgotten your bitcoin wallet password? Russian hypnotists can help you recover that Dec 11, 2017 11:24 AM IST

    Forgotten your bitcoin wallet password? Russian hypnotists can help you recover that

    Bitcoin which has not much of a value five years back is trading at over Rs 10 lakh per bitcoin in cryptocurrency exchanges

  • Founders of cryptocurrency mining company NiceHash apologise after hackers wipe out bitcoins worth Rs 500 crore Dec 08, 2017 12:27 PM IST

    Founders of cryptocurrency mining company NiceHash apologise after hackers wipe out bitcoins worth Rs 500 crore

    The Solvenia based company has been active since 2014 and handed out over a billion dollars in payment to its customers, the founders said

  • Bitcoin and India: A historic high and a series of warnings from RBI and the government Dec 08, 2017 10:59 AM IST

    Bitcoin and India: A historic high and a series of warnings from RBI and the government

    Bitcoin's story in India has been punctuated by cautions from the apex bank and finance ministry. They have become more frequent now when prices have touched meteoric heights

  • Bitcoin's current market cap is more than double of India's most valued company Dec 05, 2017 02:30 PM IST

    Bitcoin's current market cap is more than double of India's most valued company

    The market cap of Ethereum — the second most valued cryptocurrency is smaller than just four Indian companies—Reliance Industries, TCS, HDFC Bank and ITC

  • Bitcoin tops $10,000 in some exchanges Nov 29, 2017 07:56 AM IST

    Bitcoin tops $10,000 in some exchanges

    Created in 2009, bitcoin uses encryption and a blockchain database that enables the fast and anonymous transfer of funds outside of a traditional centralized payment system.

  • The Bitcoin Story: With over 700% growth in 10 months, the digital currency is now over $6800 Nov 02, 2017 05:47 PM IST

    The Bitcoin Story: With over 700% growth in 10 months, the digital currency is now over $6800

    If you had bought even 25 bitcoins at the start of the year, you would have become a crorepati by now!

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