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  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • Digital exchange Coinbase takes a step toward going public Feb 25, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Digital exchange Coinbase takes a step toward going public

    The digital currency exchange is seeking a direct listing, which would allow company insiders and early investors to convert their stakes in Coinbase into publicly traded stock.

  • '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.

  • 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 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ahead of potential ban in India, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs form lobby: Report Feb 22, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Ahead of potential ban in India, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs form lobby: Report

    The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 is likely to be tabled in Parliament when the second half of the Budget session resumes on March 8.

  • 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.

  • India will make a trillion-dollar mistake by banning cryptocurrencies: Balaji Srinivasan Feb 20, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    India will make a trillion-dollar mistake by banning cryptocurrencies: Balaji Srinivasan

    "It would be a shame if India, which is looking up on so many other dimensions such as UPI, Aadhaar etc, were to make a trillion-dollar mistake by banning cryptocurrencies or by regulating it too harshly, sending its best & brightest overseas, This is a trillion-dollar decision either way", Dr Balaji S. Srinivasan, Investor & Entrepreneur at Moneycontrol Masterclass

  • Moneycontrol Masterclass | Approve of Cryptocurrencies as an investment: Former RBI DG R Gandhi Feb 20, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass | Approve of Cryptocurrencies as an investment: Former RBI DG R Gandhi

    Former RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi said he approves of Cryptocurrencies as an investment or asset so long as it is accounted for and declared. "The problem comes if it becomes a payment instrument or a currency," he said at #MCMasterclass.

  • Moneycontrol Masterclass | 75 lakh people in India invest in cryptocurrencies Feb 20, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass | 75 lakh people in India invest in cryptocurrencies

    There are 75 lakh people in India who invest in cryptocurrencies. There are 350 startups operate in blockchain and crypto. Indians hold billions of dollars in bitcoins in their portfolio. Rs 10K-15K crore worth crypto is held by Indians today. Watch Sumit Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, CoinDCX and Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO, WazirX decode the scale & scope of Crypto in India

  • Weekly Dossier | Top experts on market, cryptocurrency and picking midcaps Feb 20, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    Weekly Dossier | Top experts on market, cryptocurrency and picking midcaps

    The long-term view of the market is positive but the rising bond yield is a matter of concern and should be watched closely, say experts.

  • 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.

  • Crypto industry agrees to be regulated, but government needs to engage actively Feb 19, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    Crypto industry agrees to be regulated, but government needs to engage actively

    While talks of a bitcoin ban have been swirling around, experts stressed that regulation is far more important and welcome, and everyone would lose from a bitcoin ban.

  • Would be good to get rid of cryptocurrency, says billionaire technocrat Bill Gates Feb 19, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Would be good to get rid of cryptocurrency, says billionaire technocrat Bill Gates

    When asked which technological advancement the world could do without, Bill Gates responded saying: “The way cryptocurrency works today allows for certain criminal activities. It would be good to get rid of that.”

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