CoinRecoil moves court against RBI clampdown on cryptocurrencies

Anirban Ghoshal

The operator of cryptocurrency exchange CoinRecoil has moved the Delhi High Court against the Reserve Bank of India’s recent ....

17 April, 2018

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
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Singapore blockchain firm ZPX raises $1.3 mn from SeedPlus, others

Anirban Ghoshal

Singapore’s blockchain firm ZPX on Thursday said it has raised $1.3 million (Rs 8.4 crore) in a fundraising round led by ....

5 April, 2018

Banks can’t deal with bitcoin exchanges, payment firms must store data in India: RBI

Anirban Ghoshal

The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday barred banks, non-bank lenders, digital wallets and any other entities it regulates from ....

5 April, 2018

Times Group-backed Inmusik plans initial coin offering to start music streaming service

Binu Paul

Los Angeles-based music streaming company Inmusik is seeking to raise about $20 million (Rs 130 crore) through its upcoming initial ....

29 March, 2018

Why tech companies are clamping down on cryptocurrency ads

Reuters

A growing number of internet companies are banning cryptocurrency advertising, fearing reputational damage if their users are ....

28 March, 2018
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Twitter follows Facebook and Google in banning cryptocurrency ads

Reuters

Twitter Inc will start banning cryptocurrency advertising from Tuesday, joining Facebook and Google in a clampdown that seeks ....

27 March, 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

Blockchain startup Nuo Bank gets $250K from PayU India execs

Shweta Sharma

Mumbai-based blockchain startup Nuo Bank has raised $250,000 (Rs 1.6 crore) from payment gateway firm PayU India's chief executive ....

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
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HDFC Bank blocks cryptocurrency transactions on credit, debit cards

Anirban Ghoshal

Just one month after Citibank issued an advisory barring all transactions for cryptocurrencies on debit or credit cards issued ....

14 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

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

Belfrics, Ethereum co-founder's ConsenSys boost Andhra Pradesh's blockchain initiatives

Anirban Ghoshal

Vizag, or Visakhapatnam, is set to become India’s first blockchain hub, if everything goes according to plan. And, a bunch ....

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

Goldman Sachs-backed blockchain startup Circle buys crypto exchange Poloniex

Reuters

 Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency startup Circle has acquired digital token exchange Poloniex, Circle said on Monday, ....

27 February, 2018

Koinex starts trading in REQ tokens to expand cryptocurrency portfolio

Anirban Ghoshal

Mumbai-based cryptocurrency exchange Koinex has listed global crypto-asset Request Network (REQ) on its platform, becoming the ....

23 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

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

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