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  • Cryptojackers' next target are mobiles, users in India, China to need to wary: Kaspersky Jun 29, 2018 06:26 PM IST

    Cryptojackers' next target are mobiles, users in India, China to need to wary: Kaspersky

    The primary reason of cybercriminals to move from ransomware to crypto-miners is potential of a long-term income

  • Digital currency sales hit $13.7 billion in first five months of 2018: Report Jun 29, 2018 10:24 AM IST

    Digital currency sales hit $13.7 billion in first five months of 2018: Report

    Blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin and other digital currencies, is a digital ledger that provides a secure way of making and recording transactions.

  • Crypto start-up Uphold acquires US-based securities firm and applies to become a licensed broker-dealer Jun 28, 2018 06:26 PM IST

    Crypto start-up Uphold acquires US-based securities firm and applies to become a licensed broker-dealer

    Uphold aspires to offer security tokens, fractional equities and other exchange services, as part of its new securities platform

  • South Korea's FSC tightens rules on crypto exchange bank accounts Jun 28, 2018 06:03 PM IST

    South Korea's FSC tightens rules on crypto exchange bank accounts

    The Financial Services Commission said that domestic banks must now monitor all accounts held by a cryptocurrency exchange.

  • US will forfeit $24 million worth bitcoin seized from drug dealers Jun 28, 2018 09:39 AM IST

    US will forfeit $24 million worth bitcoin seized from drug dealers

    The department of justice for the district of Maryland said they had indicted two men for allegedly manufacturing and distributing drugs through dark web marketplaces

  • 41 patent filings at People's Bank of China reveal the future of planned digital currency Jun 27, 2018 05:07 PM IST

    41 patent filings at People's Bank of China reveal the future of planned digital currency

    The goal is to break the silo between blockchain-based cryptocurrency and the existing monetary system, and will enable digital currency to sport cryptocurrency-like features.

  • Cryptocurrency advertisements: Facebook relaxes ban Jun 27, 2018 03:34 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency advertisements: Facebook relaxes ban

    However, advertisements for ICOs or binary options will not be permitted on the social media platform.

  • India’s top cryptocurrency exchange is urging users to withdraw funds Jun 27, 2018 02:05 PM IST

    India’s top cryptocurrency exchange is urging users to withdraw funds

    RBI, in a circular issued in April, had banned entities under its regulation from conducting any business with cryptocurrency firms

  • 'Congressional Attention' need of the hour for cryptocurrencies: US official Jun 26, 2018 07:57 PM IST

    'Congressional Attention' need of the hour for cryptocurrencies: US official

    In a published testimony, deputy assistant director Robert Novy said, “Regulatory actions or additional legislative should also be considered to address potential challenges related to cryptocurrencies."

  • Australia, New Zealand central banks shun "volatile" digital currencies Jun 26, 2018 01:16 PM IST

    Australia, New Zealand central banks shun "volatile" digital currencies

    The Reserve Bank of Australia had no plan for the time being to adopt any new electronic form of money for households.

  • Chinese bitcoin miner manufacturer EBang Communication files for IPO in Hong Kong Jun 25, 2018 09:40 PM IST

    Chinese bitcoin miner manufacturer EBang Communication files for IPO in Hong Kong

    It is potentially seeking to raise a staggering $1 billion to fund growth, but is still unclear about the valuation.

  • Yet another case of power theft for cryptocurrency mining in China Jun 25, 2018 08:07 PM IST

    Yet another case of power theft for cryptocurrency mining in China

    The man who is only recognised by his surname, Ma, told the police that he dreamed of making money through crypto mining.

  • Over 3 million cryptojacking incidents in 2018, more expected: Quick Heal Jun 25, 2018 06:00 PM IST

    Over 3 million cryptojacking incidents in 2018, more expected: Quick Heal

    Quick Heal Security Labs also said that cryptojacking would soon replace ransomware attacks.

  • After a boom in cryptocurrencies, a surge in crypto-tourism Jun 25, 2018 05:11 PM IST

    After a boom in cryptocurrencies, a surge in crypto-tourism

    Cruises across the Mediterranean and in the beautiful valleys of Swiss Alps have already been sold out

  • Winklevoss brothers grab another crypto investment patent Jun 22, 2018 09:05 PM IST

    Winklevoss brothers grab another crypto investment patent

    Winklevoss brothers had won a patent last month for a system that settles transactions for ETPs tied to cryptocurrencies.

  • Now, travellers can swap leftover euros at Amsterdam airport for crypto Jun 22, 2018 08:51 PM IST

    Now, travellers can swap leftover euros at Amsterdam airport for crypto

    Schiphol airport in Amsterdam has introduced a whole new service which has given the fellow travellers a solution and an ease of access to the whole leftover money exchange chaos.

  • Bithumb to partner with cryptocurrency exchanges to recover losses due to hack Jun 22, 2018 05:44 PM IST

    Bithumb to partner with cryptocurrency exchanges to recover losses due to hack

    The South Korean exchange suffered a security breach in their exchange resulting in losses of around 35 billion Korean Won, equivalent to $31.5 million.

  • US Supreme Court judge: As how we view money changes, perhaps one day employees will be paid in bitcoin Jun 22, 2018 05:12 PM IST

    US Supreme Court judge: As how we view money changes, perhaps one day employees will be paid in bitcoin

    Though the opinions expressed by a Supreme Court judge may not affect the validity of bitcoin, it certainly gives a glimmer of hope, given the stature of the institution

  • France issues a warning to citizens against using unauthorised cryptocurrency platforms Jun 21, 2018 06:46 PM IST

    France issues a warning to citizens against using unauthorised cryptocurrency platforms

    Presently, France is creating a legal framework for initial coin offerings, which is expected to be finalised next year.

  • Grammy award winner Akon to launch cryptocurrency 'Akoin' Jun 21, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    Grammy award winner Akon to launch cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

    Akon plans to build his own 'Crypto City', where all the transactions will be carried out in cryptocurrencies, in order to improve Africa's living condition.

  • Bitcoin is 'not for me', says Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Jun 20, 2018 08:25 PM IST

    Bitcoin is 'not for me', says Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Blankfein, however, did not want to dismiss cryptocurrencies completely.

  • SEC threats prompt John McAfee to refrain from promoting ICOs Jun 20, 2018 04:27 PM IST

    SEC threats prompt John McAfee to refrain from promoting ICOs

    Earlier in April, McAfee had revealed that he charges $105,000 per tweet to promote cryptocurrency projects and products.

  • TRON's Justin Sun to buy BitTorrent for $140 million Jun 20, 2018 03:52 PM IST

    TRON's Justin Sun to buy BitTorrent for $140 million

    TRON is a blockchain based startup founded by Justin Sun, who has previously worked for Ripple.

  • Use of blockchain for retail transactions would cripple the Internet: Central Bank overseer Jun 19, 2018 06:02 PM IST

    Use of blockchain for retail transactions would cripple the Internet: Central Bank overseer

    The report also blamed the electricity use in bitcoin mining as one of the hindrances for its scalability

  • Nishiawakura, a Japanese village is turning to cryptocurrencies to strengthen its economy Jun 19, 2018 04:41 PM IST

    Nishiawakura, a Japanese village is turning to cryptocurrencies to strengthen its economy

    The village unveiled its plans to launch a regional initial coin offering last week as a way to secure funding.

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