Bitcoin, other digital currencies worth $60 mn stolen in latest Japanese heist

Reuters

Japanese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp said about $60 million in digital currencies were stolen from its exchange, ....

20 September, 2018

Hackers ditching ransomware in favour of less attention-grabbing tactics: Report

Shweta Sharma

Cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods aimed at stealing money and valuable ....

31 August, 2018
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RBI considers launching own virtual coins to tackle cryptocurrencies, minting costs

Shweta Sharma

The Reserve Bank of India has formed an inter-departmental group to explore the workability of a rupee-backed digital currency, ....

30 August, 2018

Why blockchain-based betting platform Augur is entering dangerous territory

Shweta Sharma

San Francisco-based Augur, which offers a blockchain-based platform to make predictions and bet on their outcomes, has raised ....

3 August, 2018

Bitcoin goes past $8,000 for the first time in two months

Reuters

Bitcoin, the world's best-known cryptocurrency, shot past $8,000 on Tuesday for the first time in two months on signs of growing ....

24 July, 2018

Ransomware is passé as cybercriminals find a new weapon of choice

Shweta Sharma

Last year, ransomware malware such as WannaCry, Judy and NotPetya unleashed havoc as they crippled banks, hospitals and other ....

20 July, 2018
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Cryptocurrency firms look for a workaround after top court refuses to lift RBI ban

Shweta Sharma

Companies dealing in cryptocurrencies are desperately aiming to work around the banking ban after the Supreme Court virtually ....

4 July, 2018

Bitcoin falls below $6,000 to hit lowest level since November

Reuters

Bitcoin's value slid to its lowest level since November on Friday, as waning investor interest and recent negative headlines ....

29 June, 2018

Cybercrime statistics suggest blockchain may not be as secure as once thought

Shweta Sharma

One of the primary drivers of the hype around blockchain technology has been its ability to bolster the security of transactions. ....

21 June, 2018

Bitcoin slides after hackers steal virtual coins worth $31.5 mn

Reuters

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said 35 billion won ($31.5 million) worth of virtual coins were stolen by hackers, ....

20 June, 2018
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Cryptocurrencies may suffer breakdowns as they scale, warns central banks' group

Reuters

Cryptocurrencies are not scalable and are more likely to suffer a breakdown in trust and efficiency the greater the number of ....

18 June, 2018

Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies may have a future in India after all

Anirban Ghoshal

Amid the recent doom and gloom, there might be a glimmer of hope for the cryptocurrency community in the country.  According ....

14 June, 2018

Bitcoin prices manipulated by cryptocurrency tether, study finds

Reuters

There is evidence that tether, a digital currency pegged to the U.S. dollar, may have been used to manipulate the price of bitcoin ....

14 June, 2018

Bitcoin slumps to two-month low as regulatory, security concerns persist

Reuters

Bitcoin fell to a two-month low on Tuesday, sliding in three of the last four sessions on nagging regulatory and security concerns ....

13 June, 2018

Bitcoin slides as hackers attack South Korean exchange Coinrail

Reuters

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said it was hacked over the weekend, prompting an extended sell-off of bitcoin to ....

11 June, 2018

Cryptocurrency worth $1.2 bn has been stolen since last year: Report

Reuters

Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin's popularity and the ....

25 May, 2018

RBI's clampdown on cryptocurrencies faces fresh legal challenge

Anirban Ghoshal

Industry lobby Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Reserve ....

17 May, 2018

Bitcoin traders move SC against RBI's directive on stamping out cryptocurrencies

Anirban Ghoshal

A group of bitcoin traders has moved the Supreme Court over the Reserve Bank of India's recent directive that required banks ....

14 May, 2018

Blockchain barrier: 99.75% Indian developers lack skills to work on new technology

Anirban Ghoshal

Blockchain may have emerged as one of the most promising technologies for the future but few Indian software developers are equipped ....

10 May, 2018

Warren Buffett equates bitcoin with rat poison

Reuters

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he has characterized as "rat poison squared," ....

7 May, 2018

Why cryptocurrency trading volumes have surged since RBI clampdown

Reuters

A month after the Reserve Bank of India barred regulated lenders from facilitating cryptocurrency transactions, trading volumes ....

4 May, 2018