TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading
A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading
The South Korean government says it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading
With Zimbabwe under threat of cash shortages and hyperinflation, some are turning to highly-volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a safer haven for their money. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
Last week, Ripple hosted Swell in Toronto which provided a forum for leaders in banking and blockchain to meet, network and hear from the likes of Dr. Ben Bernanke and Sir Tim Berners Lee. In case you missed the livestream, recorded sessions can be viewed here.
Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. But as Kate King reports, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too illiquid to risk investing other people’s money in. Continue reading
SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading
China Central Television (CCTV) – More irregularities about the concocted online payment unit, bitcoin, have aroused more concerns of monetary regulators everywhere. Continue reading
The U.S indicts Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man accused of laundering $4bn in bitcoin through the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange. David Doyle reports.
The co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for what prosecutors say was a money laundering operation of unprecedented size and scope.