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  • Japan hit by another cryptocurrency heist, $60 million stolen Sep 20, 2018 08:50 AM IST

    Japan hit by another cryptocurrency heist, $60 million stolen

    Japan's crypto exchanges have been under close regulatory scrutiny after the theft of $530 million in digital coins at Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc.

  • Blockchain startup Ripple set to launch new crypto-based product xRapid Sep 18, 2018 09:22 PM IST

    Blockchain startup Ripple set to launch new crypto-based product xRapid

    The new product will allow banks and payment providers the ability to process cross-border transactions faster

  • Bitcoin drops 3% in day's trade, ethereum down by 10% Sep 18, 2018 03:41 PM IST

    Bitcoin drops 3% in day's trade, ethereum down by 10%

    Interestingly, despite nearly 70 percent drop in bitcoin’s value from its all-time high achieved in December, the hash rate of Bitcoin network has increased four-fold from December level

  • Walmart's $1 bitcoins replace chocolate coins Sep 12, 2018 10:05 PM IST

    Walmart's $1 bitcoins replace chocolate coins

    In a fresh spin, these chocolate currencies called Frankford Bitcoins are 1.42 ounces of milk chocolate wrapped in gold-coloured foil and manufactured by Frankford Candy

  • Cryptocurrencies not well suited for terror financing activities: Study Sep 11, 2018 05:02 PM IST

    Cryptocurrencies not well suited for terror financing activities: Study

    The report also highlighted how terrorist groups also have had limited success when it comes to raising funds using technology.

  • Chinese traders have found ways to invest in bitcoin despite ban Sep 10, 2018 04:41 PM IST

    Chinese traders have found ways to invest in bitcoin despite ban

    The offshore exchanges have managed to get around the government’s ban by frequently changing their domain names to avoid detection.

  • Uzbekistan looks to lure crypto exchanges with tax sops Sep 07, 2018 04:16 PM IST

    Uzbekistan looks to lure crypto exchanges with tax sops

    However, foreign exchanges would get a license for a cryptocurrency exchange only after they open a subsidiary in Uzbekistan.

  • Winklevoss brothers file new patent for securely storing digital assets Sep 07, 2018 04:02 PM IST

    Winklevoss brothers file new patent for securely storing digital assets

    The patent outlines a plan to develop a network of computers capable of generating accounts for storing cryptocurrencies or cryptocurrency-related exchange-traded products

  • Sebi sends officials overseas to study cryptocurrencies, initial coin offering Sep 06, 2018 03:02 PM IST

    Sebi sends officials overseas to study cryptocurrencies, initial coin offering

    Cryptocurrencies are digital units in which encryption techniques are used for trading and these 'currencies' operate independently of a central bank, while initial coin offerings are equivalents of initial public offerings in stock markets.

  • Cryptocurrencies bleed money as prices tumble by 25%, bitcoin below $6,500 Sep 06, 2018 10:42 AM IST

    Cryptocurrencies bleed money as prices tumble by 25%, bitcoin below $6,500

    At the time of publishing this report, bitcoin price had stabilised and was trading at $6467. Ethereum was trading at $228

  • Bitcoin price sees 2% drop in 30 minutes Sep 05, 2018 10:11 PM IST

    Bitcoin price sees 2% drop in 30 minutes

    Other cryptocurrencies such as Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS and Ethereum also saw a loss of 6 to 7 percent.

  • Cryptocurrency mining app bears the brunt of Google's updated terms Sep 05, 2018 07:55 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency mining app bears the brunt of Google's updated terms

    MinerGate was in fact part of the small group of apps that actually updated its app to comply with the new terms, removing on-device mining.

  • South Korean government to double blockchain trials in public sector Sep 05, 2018 02:38 PM IST

    South Korean government to double blockchain trials in public sector

    The projects would be selected from a total of 72 blockchain related ideas submitted by different institutions.

  • Philippines regulators will soon publish crypto trading rules Sep 05, 2018 02:27 PM IST

    Philippines regulators will soon publish crypto trading rules

    As per the SEC, cryptocurrency exchanges could be allowed to operate as trading platforms in the Philippines given the growing global interest in virtual currencies.

  • Japanese messaging giant LINE launching its own cryptocurrency Sep 03, 2018 05:31 PM IST

    Japanese messaging giant LINE launching its own cryptocurrency

    “The incentive system has been designed to spread adoption of the cryptocurrency and also the range of services and apps that support it," Line CEO Takeshi Idezawa said.

  • Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten set to buy a bitcoin exchange for $2.4 million Sep 03, 2018 04:14 PM IST

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten set to buy a bitcoin exchange for $2.4 million

    Rakuten first started accepting payments in the year 2015, when it integrated its US website with Bitnet, a bitcoin payment processor.

  • Guangzhou tech hub follows Beijing's footsteps, bans cryptocurrency events Aug 30, 2018 07:00 PM IST

    Guangzhou tech hub follows Beijing's footsteps, bans cryptocurrency events

    The development comes days after the authorities in Beijing's Chaoyang district issued a similar notice.

  • Russian government agency to keep vigil on crypto transactions Aug 30, 2018 05:49 PM IST

    Russian government agency to keep vigil on crypto transactions

    Rosfinmonitoring, the Russian government agency also responsible for monitoring financial crimes, will enlarge its system to monitor transactions made with cryptocurrencies

  • Crypto mining attacks see 956 percent rise in first-half of this year! Aug 30, 2018 05:41 PM IST

    Crypto mining attacks see 956 percent rise in first-half of this year!

    Trend Micro researchers have identified more than 787,000 cases of detecting malicious cryptocurrency mining software in the first half of 2018.

  • Lloyd's of London enters crypto insurance market Aug 29, 2018 08:05 PM IST

    Lloyd's of London enters crypto insurance market

    Lloyd's, is quietly providing cover against theft of cryptocurrencies

  • Mark Zuckerberg's sister joins major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Aug 28, 2018 06:53 PM IST

    Mark Zuckerberg's sister joins major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi

    Randi, a Harvard graduate has worked at Facebook for six years and is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, Editor-in-Chief of Dot Complicated, and creator of an animated TV show called Dot.

  • The 'Wolf of Wall Street' has some words to share about Bitcoin Aug 28, 2018 04:37 PM IST

    The 'Wolf of Wall Street' has some words to share about Bitcoin

    Belfort was the inspiration behind Martin Scorcese's 2013 black comedy Wolf of Wall Street', where he was played by actor Leonardo Dicaprio.

  • Chinese search giant Baidu to ban crypto discussions on its forums Aug 27, 2018 09:53 PM IST

    Chinese search giant Baidu to ban crypto discussions on its forums

    Baidu's move is in line with China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency and follows Alibaba and Tencent

  • Why RBI is fighting a losing battle against cryptocurrencies Aug 23, 2018 07:31 PM IST

    Why RBI is fighting a losing battle against cryptocurrencies

    Restrictions aimed at straitjacketing virtual currencies have had the reverse impact. Despite a correction in the price of most cryptocurrencies, transactions have gone up substantially in both volume and value after the RBI’s April circular

  • Beijing: District government instructs venues not to host crypto events Aug 23, 2018 05:05 PM IST

    Beijing: District government instructs venues not to host crypto events

    A document, circulated online, has banned restaurants, shopping malls, restaurants, and office buildings from hosting any activity related to promotion of cryptocurrencies.

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