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  • US, UK government websites infected with Crypto-Mining malware: Report Feb 12, 2018 08:06 AM IST

    US, UK government websites infected with Crypto-Mining malware: Report

    More than 4,200 sites were infected with a malicious version of a widely used tool known as Browsealoud from British software maker Texthelp, which reads out webpages for people with vision problems, according to The Register.

  • RBI panel bats for self-regulation, legal reforms for fintech companies Feb 09, 2018 05:00 PM IST

    RBI panel bats for self-regulation, legal reforms for fintech companies

    RBI has invited comments and suggestions by email or post before February 28, 2018

  • Singapore-based ICO calls police about bug hunter which leaked user’s passport data Feb 09, 2018 03:35 PM IST

    Singapore-based ICO calls police about bug hunter which leaked user’s passport data

    The CEO of the startup, Roy Lai in a Medium post accepted that the vulnerability which was allowing anyone to see uploaded data by its users was reported within 10 minutes of the start of the token sale

  • Nearly half of all Bitcoin transactions associated with illegal activities: Research Feb 09, 2018 02:24 PM IST

    Nearly half of all Bitcoin transactions associated with illegal activities: Research

    “Around USD 72 billion of illegal activity per year involves Bitcoin, which is close to the scale of the US and European markets for illegal drugs,” the paper says

  • Forbes releases first cryptocurrency rich list; Chris Larsen at the top Feb 08, 2018 04:00 PM IST

    Forbes releases first cryptocurrency rich list; Chris Larsen at the top

    Forbes has released its first ever list of richest people in cryptocurrency, which is topped by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen, with an estimated crypto net worth of USD 7.5-8 billion.

  • Japan regulator to inspect more cryptocurrency exchanges: Source Feb 08, 2018 08:22 AM IST

    Japan regulator to inspect more cryptocurrency exchanges: Source

    The Financial Services Agency (FSA) last Friday swooped on Coincheck Inc for surprise checks of its systems after the Tokyo-based operator had $530 million in digital money stolen by hackers.

  • Man sues T-Mobile for failing to prevent hackers from stealing from his cryptocurrency account Feb 07, 2018 08:10 PM IST

    Man sues T-Mobile for failing to prevent hackers from stealing from his cryptocurrency account

    According to the complaint, the lack of adequate security on T-Mobile paved way for hackers to transfer his number to another carrier without his consent and steal virtual currency worth thousands of dollars

  • Bitcoin bounces back from Tuesday's lows of USD 6,000 Feb 07, 2018 11:47 AM IST

    Bitcoin bounces back from Tuesday's lows of USD 6,000

    The largest cryptocurrency in the world opened at around USD 7,054 and had hit an intra-day high of USD 7,850.70 according to coinmarketcap.com.

  • IT department issuing notices to cryptocurrency investors: CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra Feb 06, 2018 06:07 PM IST

    IT department issuing notices to cryptocurrency investors: CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra

    The department has found that there is no clarity on investments made by many people, which means they have not declared them properly, CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra said.

  • CBDT head says gains from investments in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are taxable Feb 06, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    CBDT head says gains from investments in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are taxable

    In December, the income tax department issued few lakh notices to those who had invested in virtual currencies and had also conducted pan-India survey at their exchanges

  • Bitcoin drops below $6,200 for first time in three months Feb 06, 2018 10:36 AM IST

    Bitcoin drops below $6,200 for first time in three months

    The virtual currency fell to $6,190 for the first time since mid-November, according to Bloomberg News, and represents the latest hammering for a unit that saw a stratospheric 26-fold rise last year.

  • Bitcoin extends slide, falls below $7,000 Feb 06, 2018 08:07 AM IST

    Bitcoin extends slide, falls below $7,000

    On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, bitcoin fell as low as $6,853.53 in early afternoon trading in New York. That marked a fall of more than half from a peak of almost $20,000 hit in December.

  • Game Chaingers: Unicef appeals gamers to mine cryptocurrency Ether to help Syrian kids Feb 05, 2018 06:13 PM IST

    Game Chaingers: Unicef appeals gamers to mine cryptocurrency Ether to help Syrian kids

    One of the motive of the project is to include those people who would otherwise be uncomfortable in donating but can do so by virtue of their devices

  • Samsung rides cryptocurrency boom, to manufacture chips used for mining Feb 05, 2018 05:36 PM IST

    Samsung rides cryptocurrency boom, to manufacture chips used for mining

    Samsung has already been in the industry of manufacturing GPU chips which are used not only in handling a computer’s graphics requirements but can also mine cryptocurrencies.

  • Bitcoin prices drop below $8000 as governments become more cautious Feb 05, 2018 04:42 PM IST

    Bitcoin prices drop below $8000 as governments become more cautious

    On December 18, Bitcoin had reached a record high of $19,511 and experts predicted that it would cross $20,000. However, it lost more than half of its value since then.

  • China looks to stamp out cryptocurrency trading Feb 05, 2018 02:58 PM IST

    China looks to stamp out cryptocurrency trading

    The moves were outlined in a report Sunday by Financial News, a publication under the People's Bank of China, which said the aim was to snuff out the "dying cinders" of cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings "which are glowing once more".

  • Economist who correctly predicted 2008 crisis says Bitcoin is 'mother of all bubbles' Feb 05, 2018 02:02 PM IST

    Economist who correctly predicted 2008 crisis says Bitcoin is 'mother of all bubbles'

    In last seven days, the currency has dropped by 26 percent. On January 29, Bitcoin was trading at USD 11,300 level which is now at USD 8,200 level

  • South Korea says North stole cryptocurrency worth billions of won last year Feb 05, 2018 10:58 AM IST

    South Korea says North stole cryptocurrency worth billions of won last year

    "North Korea sent emails that could hack into cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers' private information and stole (cryptocurrency) worth billions of won," said Kim Byung-kee, a member of South Korea's parliamentary intelligence committee.

  • Budget 2018: FM's stance on crypto leaves industry in a tizzy, experts warn on stifling innovation Feb 02, 2018 06:30 PM IST

    Budget 2018: FM's stance on crypto leaves industry in a tizzy, experts warn on stifling innovation

    Experts feel that the Government should calibrate proposed regulation on cryptocurrency industry in a manner that it does not stifle innovation in an emerging sector.

  • IT will tax bitcoin trade, has issued few lakh notices: CBDT Feb 02, 2018 03:55 PM IST

    IT will tax bitcoin trade, has issued few lakh notices: CBDT

    The Income Tax Department has issued "few lakh" notices to those who have put their funds in bitcoins and it is working to obtain taxes that are due on these investments, the CBDT chief said.

  • Budget 2018 Podcast: The Fate of Cryptocurrency Feb 02, 2018 03:32 PM IST

    Budget 2018 Podcast: The Fate of Cryptocurrency

    As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came down strongly on cryptocurrency in his Budget 2018 speech, here is what lies in store.

  • Breach at cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck biggest crypto heist in the world Feb 02, 2018 01:22 PM IST

    Breach at cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck biggest crypto heist in the world

    The Coincheck hack follows at least three multi-million dollar heists in 2017 including USD 63 million at NiceHash

  • Budget 2018: FM Jaitley calls cryptocurrencies illegal, operators say it's business as usual Feb 02, 2018 11:00 AM IST

    Budget 2018: FM Jaitley calls cryptocurrencies illegal, operators say it's business as usual

    Exchange platforms dealing in controversial cryptocurrencies like Bitcoins today asserted that it's "business as usual" hours after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley declared such instruments as illegal.

  • Budget 2018: Cryptocurrency hits a wall, Digital India scales one Feb 01, 2018 03:30 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Cryptocurrency hits a wall, Digital India scales one

    While the government will come down heavily on transactions through cryptocurrencies, allocation for Digital India is proposed to be doubled.

  • Budget 2018: Crypto currencies not legal, will eliminate their use, says, Arun Jaitley Feb 01, 2018 12:38 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Crypto currencies not legal, will eliminate their use, says, Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said all crypto currencies, which include bitcoins, are illegal and the government will take all measures to eliminate their use.

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