Cryptocurrencies

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

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
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Cryptocurrency set to power renewable energy in this tiny European country

Reuters

Moldova, a small, landlocked country in eastern Europe, imports three-quarters of its energy and has seen its energy prices rise ....

18 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

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
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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

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

Crypto firm Alibabacoin cites folktale to show it isn't stealing Alibaba's thunder

Reuters

The Dubai-based cryptocurrency firm Alibabacoin Foundation on Tuesday said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cannot monopolize the “magical” ....

11 April, 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

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

ICO vs IPO: US firms face scrutiny for taking cryptocurrency route to raise funds

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech companies and advisors dealing in Initial Coin Offerings of cryptocurrencies have been served notices by the US markets regulator ....

1 March, 2018

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten set to launch its own cryptocurrency

Anirban Ghoshal

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency - Rakuten Coin - which will combine blockchain ....

28 February, 2018

Ransomware attacks will become more vicious in 2018: Quick Heal

Anirban Ghoshal

There was a 300% jump in the number of ransomware attacks with over 930 million Windows malware detected in 2017 compared with ....

27 February, 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

Car rental platform Drivezy raises $5 mn by offering its own cryptocurrency

Anirban Ghoshal

Mumbai-based AS JustRide Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd, which operates peer-to-peer car and bike rental platform Drivezy, has raised ....

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

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