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  • Facebook working on cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers: Report Dec 21, 2018 12:59 PM IST

    Facebook working on cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers: Report

    The company will reportedly first focus on the remittances market in India, where it has over 200 million users.

  • Cryptocurrency industry faces insurance hurdle to mainstream ambitions Dec 20, 2018 11:05 AM IST

    Cryptocurrency industry faces insurance hurdle to mainstream ambitions

    The total market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies is currently estimated at approximately $120 billion compared to over $800 billion at its peak in January.

  • Bitcoin bears: As the cryptocurrency tanks, these experts are having the last laugh Nov 26, 2018 11:03 AM IST

    Bitcoin bears: As the cryptocurrency tanks, these experts are having the last laugh

    Bitcoin turned 10 this year, but there’s not much to celebrate. Its valuation has tanked to new lows in 2018. It touched its 52-week low of $ 3,585 on November 25

  • Bitcoin crashes to lowest this year, losses top 25% in a week Nov 21, 2018 08:52 AM IST

    Bitcoin crashes to lowest this year, losses top 25% in a week

    The fall followed a sudden plunge last week that shook bitcoin out of a period of relative stability, where prices had hovered around the $6,500 mark for several months.

  • Bitcoin extends slide to below $4,500; loses 30% in a week Nov 20, 2018 02:26 PM IST

    Bitcoin extends slide to below $4,500; loses 30% in a week

    Other cryptocurrencies also fell sharply, with Ethereum's ether losing 10 percent and Ripple's XRP down 13 percent in a largely sentiment-driven slide.

  • Bitcoin breaches $5,000, hits fresh 13-month low Nov 20, 2018 07:50 AM IST

    Bitcoin breaches $5,000, hits fresh 13-month low

    As of 0250 GMT, the original cryptocurrency was down to $4,848, after breaching the landmark for the first time since October 12, 2017.

  • DATA STORY: India houses the second largest pool of blockchain developers in the world Nov 19, 2018 09:50 AM IST

    DATA STORY: India houses the second largest pool of blockchain developers in the world

    The India figure may be higher as the data collected by Dappros is mainly based on information from open sources such as LinkedIn. It does not account for developers whose social network profiles are not accessible.

  • Bitcoin hits one-year low as slump continues; ethereum drops sharply Nov 15, 2018 09:28 AM IST

    Bitcoin hits one-year low as slump continues; ethereum drops sharply

    Bitcoin's weakness spread to other cryptocurrencies, with ethereum, the second-largest, dropping to a two-month low.

  • Opinion | Bitcoin turns 10: An idea that shook the world monetary order Nov 13, 2018 12:18 PM IST

    Opinion | Bitcoin turns 10: An idea that shook the world monetary order

    In the last 10 years, we have seen several kinds of bitcoins being launched. Not surprisingly, it has divided the monetary economics community.

  • Coinbase valued at $8 billion in latest fundraising round Oct 30, 2018 07:25 PM IST

    Coinbase valued at $8 billion in latest fundraising round

    The firm said Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain invested in the latest round

  • Unocoin founders arrest spooks cryptocurrency players, startups Oct 26, 2018 10:01 AM IST

    Unocoin founders arrest spooks cryptocurrency players, startups

    In a bid to bypass RBI's April 6 diktat to banks on freezing the accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges, Unocoin had recently unveiled a bitcoin ATM in Bengaluru

  • Unocoin co-founder arrested a week after opening first cryptocurrency ATM Oct 24, 2018 01:54 PM IST

    Unocoin co-founder arrested a week after opening first cryptocurrency ATM

    The ATM kiosk was installed last week aiming to bypass the Reserve Bank of India ban on banks from dealing with cryptocurrency firms

  • Unocoin launches ATM to bypass RBI diktat on cryptocurrencies Oct 22, 2018 12:31 PM IST

    Unocoin launches ATM to bypass RBI diktat on cryptocurrencies

    Using the ATM, Unicoin users can deposit and withdraw cash in legal currency from their respective Unocoin account. The company said it will open more such kiosks in Mumbai and Delhi in a couple of weeks

  • Zebpay sets up overseas operations after suspending Indian services Oct 18, 2018 06:05 PM IST

    Zebpay sets up overseas operations after suspending Indian services

    In September, the Ahmedabad-based company tweeted that it was freezing exchange services, cancelling unexecuted orders, and crediting funds to customers’ wallets

  • Editor's Take | Holding Crypto Assets could be punishable under Law Oct 16, 2018 02:23 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Holding Crypto Assets could be punishable under Law

    Sakshi Batra gets in conversation with Gaurav Choudhury, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol for all the update on government’s plan of action on cryptocurrencies.

  • Cryptocurrency theft hits nearly $1 bn in first 9 months: Report Oct 10, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency theft hits nearly $1 bn in first 9 months: Report

    The report, which looks at criminal activity and money laundering in the digital currency market, also showed a steadily growing number of smaller thefts in the $20-60 million range

  • UAE plans initial coin offerings to boost capital markets: Regulator Oct 08, 2018 07:15 PM IST

    UAE plans initial coin offerings to boost capital markets: Regulator

    In ICOs, companies issue cryptocurrency tokens to investors, in much the same way as they issue shares in an initial public offer of equity

  • Banking curbs force crypto exchange Zebpay to halt trading Sep 28, 2018 03:47 PM IST

    Banking curbs force crypto exchange Zebpay to halt trading

    In April, the RBI banned banks from providing financial services to any individual and/or business dealing in cryptocurrency

  • Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz predicts bright future for the cryptocurrency Sep 27, 2018 05:04 PM IST

    Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz predicts bright future for the cryptocurrency

    Novogratz said that the current slump is due to "institutions moving in".

  • Google lifts ban of some cryptocurrency advertisements Sep 26, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    Google lifts ban of some cryptocurrency advertisements

    Regulated crypto exchanges will be allowed to purchase adverts through Google’s platform in US and Japan from next month.

  • Blocked 5 potentially deceptive initial coin offerings since April, claims Australian securities watchdog Sep 25, 2018 08:54 PM IST

    Blocked 5 potentially deceptive initial coin offerings since April, claims Australian securities watchdog

    The body said that the token sales would instead be ‘restructured,’ indicating it would be open to future offerings

  • 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

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