Facebook developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments in India: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking firm Facebook Inc. is developing a crypto-based asset that will help users in transferring money for remittances ....

21 December, 2018

Why insurance is an obstacle for cryptocurrency industry's mainstream ambitions

Reuters

Cryptocurrency exchanges and traders in Asia are struggling to insure themselves against the risk of hacks and theft, a factor ....

20 December, 2018
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Why big money is staying away from bitcoin

Reuters

Bitcoin's value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not ....

17 December, 2018

Bitcoin falls below $4,500 as cryptocurrency's value drops 30% in a week

Reuters

Bitcoin tumbled as much as 10 percent on Tuesday to below $4,500, bringing the world's best-known cryptocurrency's ....

20 November, 2018

Google ex-chairman Eric Schmidt roots for Ethereum platform

Anirban Ghoshal

Former executive chairman of Google and billionaire Eric Schmidt has now publicly backed the Ethereum platform, which is a blockchain, ....

8 November, 2018

Unocoin founder arrested for running Bitcoin trading kiosk

Anirban Ghoshal

Cryptocurrency firm Unocoin’s co-founder Harish BV has been arrested by sleuths from the central crime branch for running ....

24 October, 2018
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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

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

RBI sets up unit for blockchain and AI to keep up with digital era

Shweta Sharma

Aiming to keep pace with emerging technologies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a new unit to research and supervise ....

27 August, 2018

Why blockchain's potential in commodities trading may be over-hyped

Reuters

Commodity firms and banks have been diving into blockchain pilot schemes over the last two years but the new technology's ....

16 August, 2018
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Ripple’s WhatsApp-like blockchain superhighway can replace SWIFT: India MD Navin Gupta

Anirban Ghoshal

Ripple Labs Inc., the San Francisco-based blockchain company behind the cryptocurrency XRP, opened its India office in Mumbai ....

10 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

What Switzerland is doing to regain its cryptocurrency crown

Reuters

Swiss regulators are stepping up efforts to halt an exodus of cryptocurrency projects from the country, after two of only a handful ....

19 July, 2018

Baidu's blockchain-based photo app to reward users with tokens

Shweta Sharma

Chinese internet giant Baidu has launched a proprietary token in a bid to attract users to its new blockchain-based photo validation ....

19 July, 2018

IBM backs 'stable' cryptocurrency pegged to US dollar

Reuters

International Business Machines Corp is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, in a partnership with U.S.-based ....

17 July, 2018

Global regulators begin monitoring crypto assets to spot stability risks

Reuters

Global regulators have published a framework for "vigilantly" monitoring risks from crypto assets like bitcoin ....

16 July, 2018

More than 50% of crypto startups wind up within 4 months after ICO: Study

Shweta Sharma

More than half the cryptocurrency startups that have raised money by selling tokens have failed within four months of their initial ....

10 July, 2018

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

Facebook eases ban on cryptocurrency-related ads

Reuters

Facebook Inc on Tuesday decided to allow certain ads promoting cryptocurrency and related content from pre-approved advertisers, ....

27 June, 2018