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
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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

As frenzy settles down, is bitcoin going through an existential crisis?

Reuters

After bouncing up, falling down and keeping investors on the edges of their seats, bitcoin may be maturing into a period ....

27 April, 2018
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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

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
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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

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

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