Indian bitcoin exchange Coinsecure reports $3 mn theft, suspects inside job

Anirban Ghoshal

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has suffered a hack leading to a loss of 438.318 bitcoins worth Rs 19 crore ($2.9 million), ....

13 April, 2018

Bitcoin at two-week high amid surge in broader crypto market

Reuters

Cryptocurrency prices jumped on Thursday, led by a surge in bitcoin to two-week highs, with people active in the market citing ....

12 April, 2018
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Cryptocurrency firms weigh shifting overseas, legal options after RBI crackdown

Anirban Ghoshal

Indian cryptocurrency exchanges are considering moving their operations outside the country and other options to carry on trading ....

9 April, 2018

ClearTax ties up with Zebpay to offer tax guidance on cryptocurrencies

Anirban Ghoshal

Income tax return filing platform ClearTax on Friday said it has tied up with virtual-coin exchange Zebpay to offer tax guidance ....

23 March, 2018

Exclusive: Cryptocurrency exchange CoinGeto raises pre-Series A funding

Debjyoti Roy

Delhi-based early-stage venture capital firm Impanix Capital has invested in a cryptocurrency trading platform, one person directly ....

16 March, 2018

After Facebook, Google to now ban ads on cryptocurrencies

Reuters

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content starting in ....

14 March, 2018
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Why bitcoin startups in Asia are betting on overseas money transfers

Reuters

Bitcoin, battered by warnings about volatility and bubble-like appreciation, may have found a way to play a niche role in a big ....

13 March, 2018

Poor security exposes medical data to cybercriminals: McAfee

Anirban Ghoshal

The healthcare sector experienced a dramatic 210% increase in incidents involving digital security breach in 2017 even as the ....

13 March, 2018

Virtual currencies like bitcoin are commodities, says US judge

Reuters

Virtual currencies like bitcoin can be regulated as commodities by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a ....

7 March, 2018

Mumbai startup uses a loophole (and jugaad) to let you buy used cars with bitcoin

Anirban Ghoshal

While delivering his Budget speech last month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made it clear that the Indian government considers ....

6 March, 2018
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Bitcoin approaches $12,000 mark as South Korean regulator eases stance

Reuters

Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued ....

21 February, 2018

Pilot to production at last? Blockchain trends that could dominate 2018

Anirban Ghoshal

Blockchain technology — the digital, decentralised and publicly available ledger of transactions secured using cryptography ....

14 February, 2018

Goldman Sachs says cryptocurrencies are doomed and most will fall to zero

Anirban Ghoshal

Bitcoin has already lost half its value in 2018 and a leading industry analyst thinks the worst is not over for the cryptocurrency ....

8 February, 2018

Hackers stole 10% of $4 bn raised in global ICOs: EY report

Anirban Ghoshal

Hackers have stealthily taken away as much as $400 million (10%) of the total $4 billion raised by startups all over of the world ....

8 February, 2018

Bitcoin slips below $6,000 as cryptocurrency loses half its value in 2018

Reuters

Bitcoin slid another 13 percent to below $6,000 on Tuesday, bringing the world’s best-known cryptocurrency’s losses ....

6 February, 2018

Bitcoin sinks below $8,000 in worst week since 2013

Reuters

Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with several of the largest falling by more than 20 percent and bitcoin sliding below $8,000 ....

2 February, 2018

Budget 2018: Jaitley denounces cryptocurrency, welcomes blockchain

Anirban Ghoshal

The Indian government doesn’t consider cryptocurrencies legal tender but will adopt the blockchain technology to encourage ....

2 February, 2018

JioCoin speculation spawns dozens of fake Android apps and websites

Anirban Ghoshal

Recent speculation that Reliance Jio Infocomm – the telecom arm of conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) – may ....

30 January, 2018

IDG Ventures and Axilor Ventures partner to fund frontier tech startups

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

India-focused technology venture capital fund IDG Ventures India and Bangalore-based startup accelerator Axilor Ventures have ....

6 March, 2017

Bitcoin startups come together to regulate India's cryptocurrency market

Arti Singh

Bitcoin startups Zebpay, Unocoin, Coinsecure and SearchTrade have come together to form Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation ....

27 February, 2017

Exclusive: Bitcoin startup Zebpay in talks to raise funds

Priya Prasad

Zebpay, a bitcoin exchange platform and mobile wallet, is in talks to raise $4 million to upgrade its servers and enhance its ....

11 November, 2016