Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency - Special Reports

Secret Messages and Drawings Spotted in Bitcoin Network

"Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks," Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous developer of the bitcoin blockchain famously declared in a note which came with the first block in the bitcoin network.
2018-04-21 19:04 | Business | SputnikNews

Pay for Play: Why Pornhub Is in Bed With Verge Instead of Other Cryptocurrencies

A partnership between the Verge coin and Pornhub platform has lately been on everybody’s lips in the cryptocurrency and internet worldsector and at largeother. Thise hard-hitting news didn't escape the gossip of the couldn’t, most naturally, have gone unnoticed on social media platforms.
2018-04-20 12:04 | Business | SputnikNews

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the nation.
2018-04-17 20:04 | News | TheAge

Bitcoin boosted as IMF boss Christine Lagarde praises cryptocurrency and suggests it could transform the way people save and invest

Bitcoin just got a boost from the world's leading financial authority, as IMF boss says cryptocurrency could have 'a significant impact on how we save, invest and pay our bills'
2018-04-17 11:04 | News | Independent

Digital currencies could coexist alongside traditional banks - IMF boss

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) has said the growth of bitcoin and other digital currencies could make the global financial system safer. Christine Lagarde said some tools built using the technology behind bitcoin, which are known collectively as crypto-assets, hold the potential to revolutionise the world of high finance by making it faster, cheaper and safer. In a blogpost as politicians and central bankers gather in Washington for the IMF’s regular spring meetings, Lagarde said there
2018-04-17 09:04 | News | AfricaNews

Bitcoin price - latest updates: Leading cryptocurrency falls back below $7,000

The value of bitcoin skyrocketed in late 2017 and its rapid rise generated huge amounts of interest in it and the 1,567 other varieties of cryptocurrency available online.
2018-04-09 17:04 | News | Independent

Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

The global surge of interest in bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies extends into the Gulf and southeast Asia, the main centres of Islamic finance
2018-04-08 13:04 | Turkey ,Saudi Arabia ,Science & Technology | Haaretz

Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

In Dubai’s decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region’s top center for gold trade, bullion is playing a new role in financial engineering.
2018-04-08 11:04 | Economy | Hurriyet

RBI must ensure safety of proposed cryptocurrency

Placing a ban on all regulated entities, including banks, from dealing in virtual currencies like bitcoins, the RBI of India said it is exploring a “fiat digital currency”
2018-04-08 10:04 | News | GulfNews

UK watchdog says licence needed to trade cryptocurrencies

Britain’s financial watchdog said on April 6 that firms offering services linked to cryptocurrency derivatives must meet all relevant rules in the regulator’s handbook or could face sanctions.
2018-04-06 11:04 | Economy | Hurriyet

Tough road ahead for the crypto hedge fund

As Bitcoin market prices continue to fall and global regulation measures tighten, an increasing number of newly-launched crypto-related hedge funds are closing
2018-04-03 10:04 | crypto hedge funds ,2017 ,Bitcoin | ATimes

Fight for Cyborg Rights: Man Sued for Implanting Chip as Travel & Bitcoin Card

Meet Meow Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow. This man wanted to carry less on him day in day out and therefore had his travel card chip implanted into his hand. He was later fined for having done so by the travel company and had to deactivate the chip.
2018-03-30 19:03 | Society | SputnikNews

Africa:Digital Money Set to Disrupt the Banking Industry

[CAJ News] the creator of bitcoin - had a vision for the new age of commerce and that vision is being realised at a rapid pace as with all financial services, people all around the world desire financial platforms that are convenient, safe, reliable and trustworthy. Cryptocurrency has been established to be detached from regulatory intervention, but it still does not satisfy those four requirements given its volatility in value. Digital money, on the other hand, has given this cushion
2018-03-29 08:03 | News | AllAfrica

How Far Would You Go for Bitcoin? Scammer Ends Up in Dumpster in Raccoon Costume

An Egyptian man wanted to beguile a Belfaster of a considerable sum, but unfortunately for him, the would-be victim decided to get creative and pranked the cheat.
2018-03-27 17:03 | Tech | SputnikNews

Market slides as Twitter confirms ban

Bitcoin drops below $8,000 again after Twitter joins Facebook and Google in banning ads for ICO tokens, exchanges or wallets to 'ensure community safety'
2018-03-27 11:03 | Twitter ,crypto-currency ad ban ,Facebook | ATimes

Twitter CEO says Bitcoin will become dominant

Jack Dorsey says Bitcoin will become the single global currency within the next decade but 'does not have the capabilities' to become effective right now
2018-03-27 10:03 | Jack Dorsey ,Bitcoin ,Square | ATimes

Bitcoin slumps after Japan warns major cryptocurrency venue

Japan’s Financial Services Agency issued a warning to Binance for operating cryptocurrency exchange services with Japanese residents through the internet without a license in the country,
2018-03-25 09:03 | News | GulfNews

How estate agents are turning to Instagram to sell homes

Forget kerb appeal. In 2018, it takes a bitcoin-filled gold bath and Instagrammable parties to sell a house. Estate agents have evolved. But is anyone buying?
2018-03-23 19:03 | News | Independent