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  • 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.”

  • What happens if India bans cryptocurrency? Join Moneycontrol Masterclass at 6 pm today to find out Feb 19, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    What happens if India bans cryptocurrency? Join Moneycontrol Masterclass at 6 pm today to find out

    A-list panel to discuss and debate the topic ‘Cryptocurrencies Ban-Will India Lose Out?’ Balaji S Srinivasan, Investor and Entrepreneur; R Gandhi; Former Deputy Governor, and Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO, WazirX, among speakers.

  • Bitcoin surges to new highs, analysts warn about price sustainability Feb 17, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Bitcoin surges to new highs, analysts warn about price sustainability

    Despite the flurry of mainstream acceptance this year, some analysts warned that bitcoin was still far from becoming a widely used form of payment.

  • Bitcoin breaks above $50,000 for first time ever Feb 16, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    Bitcoin breaks above $50,000 for first time ever

    Bitcoin hit a new high of $50,000, and was last up 3.9 percent at $49,891. It has risen around 72 percent so far this year.

  • Bitcoin’s rise reflects America’s decline Feb 15, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Bitcoin’s rise reflects America’s decline

    Bitcoin isn’t so much a bubble as “the last functioning fire alarm” warning us of some very big geopolitical changes ahead

  • Elon Musk says he'll support major Dogecoin holders if they sell their coins Feb 15, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Elon Musk says he'll support major Dogecoin holders if they sell their coins

    Elon Musk, the world's richest person, has frequently praised meme-inspired digital currency Dogecoin in his tweets.

  • Bitcoin approaches $50,000, wider adoption fuels record rally Feb 15, 2021 08:11 AM IST

    Bitcoin approaches $50,000, wider adoption fuels record rally

    Bitcoin recently stood at $48,800 on Sunday morning, up 3.2%. It had traded as high as $49,714 earlier in the day. The cryptocurrency is up around 70% year to date.

  • US SEC may question Elon Musk over Tesla's bitcoin purchase: Report Feb 14, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    US SEC may question Elon Musk over Tesla's bitcoin purchase: Report

    On February 8, Tesla said in a filing it had purchased $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin and might start accepting it as a form of payment in the "near future".

  • Morgan Stanley's investment arm mulls bet on Bitcoin: Report Feb 14, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    Morgan Stanley's investment arm mulls bet on Bitcoin: Report

    Automaker Tesla recently said it had bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, and might start accepting it as a form of payment for its products in the "near future".

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb says 'getting rid of Bitcoin', it's a failure Feb 13, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb says 'getting rid of Bitcoin', it's a failure

    The author of 'The Black Swan' says the reason why he feels bitcoin 'is a failure (at least for now)' is that a currency is never supposed to be more volatile than what you can buy or sell with it.

  • Debunking the myths associated with cryptocurrencies Feb 12, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    Debunking the myths associated with cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin is now the talk of every global financial market as the digital currency is seeing a huge trading frenzy. With Tesla acquiring $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency and planning to use the digital currency as their payment method, is the demand here to stay? How can you buy bitcoin and is it even legal in India? What are the risks associated? Have your questions answered in this special chat with Blockchain Lawyer Varun, Unocoin CEO Sathvik Vishwanath, and WaxirX founder Nischal Shetty.

  • Here's all you need to know about cryptocurrency Feb 12, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    Here's all you need to know about cryptocurrency

    There is more to cryptocurrency market than Bitcoin. Take a look…

  • Bitcoin surges to all-time high after BNY Mellon embraces cryptocurrencies Feb 11, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Bitcoin surges to all-time high after BNY Mellon embraces cryptocurrencies

    The new unit at BNY Mellon, called the Digital Assets unit, is expected to roll out the offerings later this year, the bank said.

  • No plans to put cash into bitcoins at this stage: Infosys CEO Salil Parekh Feb 11, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    No plans to put cash into bitcoins at this stage: Infosys CEO Salil Parekh

    Parekh's comments come at a time when there is a lot of uncertainty on the future of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoins in India.

  • Billionaire Elon Musk buys Dogecoin for his son X Æ A-Xii Feb 10, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    Billionaire Elon Musk buys Dogecoin for his son X Æ A-Xii

    Bought some dogecoin for lil X, so he can be a toddler hodler, said the Tesla and SpaceX CEO on Twitter.

  • Europol: 10 held for alleged $100 million cryptocurrency theft from celebs, others Feb 10, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Europol: 10 held for alleged $100 million cryptocurrency theft from celebs, others

    'The attacks orchestrated by this criminal gang targeted thousands of victims throughout 2020, including famous internet influencers, sport stars, musicians and their families,' the agency said in a statement.

  • Cryptocurrency ban will be unprecedented, govt bitcoin defeats purpose, say experts Feb 10, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency ban will be unprecedented, govt bitcoin defeats purpose, say experts

    They believe it makes sense to regulate rather than proscribe one of the fastest growing sectors in fintech globally; to consider a draconian piece of legislation will deprive investors and entrepreneurs of participating in a great wealth creation opportunity

  • Bitcoin basics: Why has Tesla invested in the cryptocurrency? Feb 09, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Bitcoin basics: Why has Tesla invested in the cryptocurrency?

    Tesla has invested $1.5 billion in popular cryptocurrency bitcoin. Amid reports that India may prohibit cryptocurrencies, we take a look at Tesla’s bitcoin investment, India’s stand on cryptocurrency, reasons for the government’s scepticism, and more.

  • Govt to soon bring bill on crypto currencies: MoS Finance Anurag Thakur Feb 09, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    Govt to soon bring bill on crypto currencies: MoS Finance Anurag Thakur

    Replying to a question in the Upper House, Anurag Thakur said regulatory bodies like RBI and SEBI do not have any legal framework to directly regulate crypto currencies as they are not currencies, assets, securities or commodities issued by identifiable users.

  • Dil Chahta hai! Traders Carnival 2021 to be held in Goa: Here's how you can register Feb 09, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Dil Chahta hai! Traders Carnival 2021 to be held in Goa: Here's how you can register

    This year's Traders Carnival will also focus on the hottest trend in trading: Cryptocurrency. The asset class which had outsmarted every other asset class in 2020 has got most of us excited.

  • A Tesla for a bitcoin: Musk drives up cryptocurrency price with $1.5 billion purchase Feb 09, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    A Tesla for a bitcoin: Musk drives up cryptocurrency price with $1.5 billion purchase

    Experts said they would not be surprised by a closer look from regulators given Musk's bumpy past with watchdogs.

  • Bitcoin hits record high above $43,000 after Tesla investment Feb 08, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Bitcoin hits record high above $43,000 after Tesla investment

    The cryptocurrency is up around 50 percent since the start of the year.

  • Police seize $60 million of bitcoin! Now, where's the password? Feb 06, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Police seize $60 million of bitcoin! Now, where's the password?

    The fraudster had been sentenced to more than two years in jail for covertly installing software on other computers to harness their power to "mine" or produce bitcoin.

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