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  • Explained | Supreme Court lifts RBI's prohibition on cryptocurrency Mar 07, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    Explained | Supreme Court lifts RBI's prohibition on cryptocurrency

    Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra tells everything you need to know about what the apex court's decision means for the crypto companies and investors.

  • Crypto back on track? SC allows banks to provide cryptocurrency services; sets aside RBI prohibitions Mar 04, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    Crypto back on track? SC allows banks to provide cryptocurrency services; sets aside RBI prohibitions

    In a 2018 circular, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had stated it does not consider VCs such as Bitcoin as 'legal tender'

  • Now, a virtual real estate currency for homebuyers planning to book a property this festive season Sep 24, 2019 01:33 PM IST

    Now, a virtual real estate currency for homebuyers planning to book a property this festive season

    The initiative by a Bengaluru-based real estate developer is open to buyers booking properties between September 27 to 29.

  • Cryptocurrency startups absorb blow of RBI ban, pivot to P2P trading Jul 06, 2018 02:26 PM IST

    Cryptocurrency startups absorb blow of RBI ban, pivot to P2P trading

    WazirX is one of the many companies that have turned to Peer-to-Peer transfers, allowing users to seamlessly buy and sell crypto for rupees directly with each other

  • South Korea inspects 6 banks over clients' virtual currency accounts Jan 08, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    South Korea inspects 6 banks over clients' virtual currency accounts

    The joint inspection by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) will check if banks are adhering to anti-money laundering rules and using real names for accounts, FSC Chairman Choi Jong-ku told a press conference.

  • Bitcoin: Unlikely to be legalised but difficult to ban, says govt official Jun 19, 2017 06:45 PM IST

    Bitcoin: Unlikely to be legalised but difficult to ban, says govt official

    A government panel is looking at ways to fix accountability for transactions done through virtual currencies and whether a separate oversight body needs to be created.

  • Financial inclusion can be a reality with virtual currency Jun 17, 2017 01:08 PM IST

    Financial inclusion can be a reality with virtual currency

    With virtual currency, the internet is fast bringing about change in the financial industry

  • Bitcoin may be in a bubble but it's about to disrupt the concept of money. Here's why Mar 27, 2017 07:31 PM IST

    Bitcoin may be in a bubble but it's about to disrupt the concept of money. Here's why

    Global bitcoin expert Andreas M Antonopoulos spoke in length with Moneycontrol News on the philosophy and need of a currency which is decentralized, deregulated and not under the control of any government.

  • Japan regulates virtual currency after Bitcoin scandal May 26, 2016 05:46 PM IST

    Japan regulates virtual currency after Bitcoin scandal

    Japanese lawmakers passed a bill late yesterday stipulating that all "virtual currency" exchanges must be regulated by the country's Financial Services Agency.

  • Japan to set bitcoin rules, stop banks from handling Mar 05, 2014 08:59 AM IST

    Japan to set bitcoin rules, stop banks from handling

    The government wants bitcoin transactions to be taxable, the Nikkei and Yomiuri newspapers said, but it remains unclear how the authorities could do this, given that one of the attractions of using bitcoins is that transactions are anonymous.

  • What is bitcoin and how does it work? Feb 26, 2014 08:36 AM IST

    What is bitcoin and how does it work?

    Unlike traditional currencies, where a central bank decides how much money to print based on goals like controlling inflation, no central authority governs the supply of bitcoins. Like other commodities and currencies, its value depends on people's confidence in it.

  • Bitcoin hit by 'denial-of-service attack' Feb 12, 2014 09:58 AM IST

    Bitcoin hit by 'denial-of-service attack'

    Bitcoin is being hit by attacks from unknown computer hackers who are sending "mutated" lines of code into the program that runs the virtual currency, a spokeswoman from its main trade organization said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Huawei, Ibibo to get multiplayer gaming on mobile Sep 17, 2011 04:10 PM IST

    Huawei, Ibibo to get multiplayer gaming on mobile

    Popular China-based mobile handset manufacturer, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have joined hands with Ibibo, India's largest social network to introduce multiplayer gaming on the latter's mobile platform.

  • FB to launch Facebook Credits for Indian users from July 1 Jun 29, 2011 09:34 PM IST

    FB to launch Facebook Credits for Indian users from July 1

    Social networking site Facebook will next month introduce a payment system 'Facebook Credits' for Indian users who could spend the virtual currency across various games or applications they use on the popular website.

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