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  • Bitcoin hits 3-month low and then rallies on Elon Musk tweets May 17, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Bitcoin hits 3-month low and then rallies on Elon Musk tweets

    Musk has boosted crypto markets with his enthusiasm for the asset class, but has lately roiled trade by appearing to cool on bitcoin in favour of its one-time parody, dogecoin.

  • WazirX announces compensation for users who lost money amid 'Doge killer' trading frenzy May 17, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    WazirX announces compensation for users who lost money amid 'Doge killer' trading frenzy

    Nischal Shetty, Founder and CEO of WazirX India, took to Twitter to announce the WRX Airdrop program for those "who bought SHIB at an exceptionally-high price and did not sell"

  • Security researchers identify more than 150 fake crypto and banking apps May 17, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Security researchers identify more than 150 fake crypto and banking apps

    These apps are designed to steal the victim's financial information

  • Is it over between Tesla and bitcoin? Cryptocurrency drops 8% after Musk's tweets spark rumours of complete sell-off May 17, 2021 09:13 AM IST

    Is it over between Tesla and bitcoin? Cryptocurrency drops 8% after Musk's tweets spark rumours of complete sell-off

    Following the tweet, bitcoin prices fell sharply to $44,000, their lowest levels since February 2021.

  • Bitcoin rises 5.6% to $49,337.72 May 16, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Bitcoin rises 5.6% to $49,337.72

    Bitcoin, the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency is up 77.9 percent from the year's low of $27,734 on January 4, and down 24 percent from the year's high of $64,895.22 hit on April 14.

  • Explained | India's crypto covid relief fund: What is it and how it works? May 14, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Explained | India's crypto covid relief fund: What is it and how it works?

    The relief fund currently accepts donations in the form of cryptocurrencies which include Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Solana, Tezos, Cosmos, Dogecoin, etc. Co-founder of Polygon Sandeep Nailwal even mentioned their addresses via a tweet series.

  • Dogecoin prices spike again as Elon Musk keeps tweeting May 14, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Dogecoin prices spike again as Elon Musk keeps tweeting

    Following Musk's tweets, Dogecoin’s value jumped by as much as 18 percent, with its market cap spiked by $10 billion. Compared to a day earlier, Dogecoin’s value is still coasting about 11 percent higher.

  • Everything you need to know about Bitcoin and its impact on the environment May 14, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Everything you need to know about Bitcoin and its impact on the environment

    There are vocal critics on both sides that make some solid arguments

  • He's a Dogecoin millionaire. And he's not selling. May 14, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    He's a Dogecoin millionaire. And he's not selling.

    In February, after reading a Reddit thread about Dogecoin’s potential, Glauber Contessoto decided to go all in.

  • Elon Musk says he believes in cryptocurrencies, but reiterates environmental concerns May 14, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Elon Musk says he believes in cryptocurrencies, but reiterates environmental concerns

    "To be clear, I strongly believe in crypto, but it can't drive a massive increase in fossil fuel use, especially coal," Elon Musk tweeted on May 13.

  • WazirX lists popular Dogecoin knockoff Shiba Inu coin as meme coin frenzy catches on May 14, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    WazirX lists popular Dogecoin knockoff Shiba Inu coin as meme coin frenzy catches on

    Shiba Inu coin or SHIB, the self-proclaimed "dogecoin killer", was created in August 2020 by somoene who uses the name Ryoshi.

  • Explained | What are NFTs and why experts see them as future of art May 13, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Explained | What are NFTs and why experts see them as future of art

    What has captured the fantasy of prominent figures around the world, from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to artist Grimes is the promise of permanence, originality, ownership, singularity and uniqueness attached with these NFTs.

  • How Bitcoin marched towards the mainstream May 13, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    How Bitcoin marched towards the mainstream

    Here are some of the steps that have pushed the world's largest cryptocurrency closer to the mainstream this year.

  • Tesla's U-turn on Bitcoin payments sparks $365 billion sell-off in crypto market May 13, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Tesla's U-turn on Bitcoin payments sparks $365 billion sell-off in crypto market

    We are concerned about rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel, Musk said.

  • Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin donates $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency to India COVID Relief Fund & other charities May 13, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin donates $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency to India COVID Relief Fund & other charities

    Buterin, who recently became the world’s youngest crypto billionaire at the age of 27, donated 500 ETH and over 50 trillion Shiba Inu, a meme coin, worth around $1.14 billion at the time of the transaction, to India COVID-Crypto Relief Fund, set up by Indian tech entrepreneur Sandeep Nailwal.

  • Tesla stock & bitcoin drop as Musk reverses course on accepting crypto for vehicles over climate concerns May 13, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Tesla stock & bitcoin drop as Musk reverses course on accepting crypto for vehicles over climate concerns

    Musk said Tesla would not sell any bitcoin and intends to use bitcoin for transactions as soon as mining transitions to more sustainable energy.

  • Another pump-and-dump? Dogecoin slumps nearly 40% in a torrid 3-day fall May 11, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Another pump-and-dump? Dogecoin slumps nearly 40% in a torrid 3-day fall

    Since the advent of the parody cryptocurrency in 2013, it has witnessed various bouts of pump-and-dump, a scheme to boost prices of a security based on false, misleading, or greatly exaggerated statements. And this time it seems no different.

  • Goldman Sachs MD quits after making millions from Dogecoin: Report May 11, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Goldman Sachs MD quits after making millions from Dogecoin: Report

    SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk's favourite cryptocurrency Dogecoin has gone up more than 130 times this year.

  • Meme-fest on Facebook as Mark Zuckerberg shares pic of pet goat named ‘Bitcoin’ May 11, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Meme-fest on Facebook as Mark Zuckerberg shares pic of pet goat named ‘Bitcoin’

    Top comments under the post joked about the possibility of Zuckerberg “selling 1 Bitcoin”, while others began commenting on the value of Bitcoin at the time of the tech mogul’s post.

  • Investors confident of fundamental strength as Ether crosses $4,000 for first time May 10, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Investors confident of fundamental strength as Ether crosses $4,000 for first time

  • As scrutiny of cryptocurrency grows, the industry turns to K Street May 10, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    As scrutiny of cryptocurrency grows, the industry turns to K Street

    Ripple is just one of a long list of cryptocurrency companies scrambling for influence in Washington

  • Second-biggest cryptocurrency Ethereum breaks $4,000 to hit record high May 10, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Second-biggest cryptocurrency Ethereum breaks $4,000 to hit record high

    Ethereum, the second-largest coin by market capitalisation, jumped more than 6 percent to just below $4,175, and was last up around 2 percent.

  • Ether bursts past $4,000; other cryptos firm May 10, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Ether bursts past $4,000; other cryptos firm

    Ether, traded using the ethereum blockchain, has soared almost 450% in 2021. It last bought $4,038 on the Binance exchange.

  • Twitter annoyed with WazirX over payment snag; 'Your funds are safe' says exchange May 10, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Twitter annoyed with WazirX over payment snag; 'Your funds are safe' says exchange

    In response, WazirX said that the delay in accepting funds was due to a "network issue at our banking partner's end," adding that the money that was debited from traders' accounts would be credited back ASAP. "Your funds are safe," assured the exchange.

  • Dogecoin plummets 23% after Elon Musk jokes about gifting it to mother Maye on Saturday Night Live May 09, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    Dogecoin plummets 23% after Elon Musk jokes about gifting it to mother Maye on Saturday Night Live

    Dogecoin is trading at $0.55, according to Coindesk. The price is down 23% on a 24-hour basis.

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