Articles about Cryptocurrency
18 Jul 2021
Indigenous Clubhouse me-too app Leher records spike in crypto-related discussions
The number of blockchain and cryptocurrency-related start-ups is on the rise around the world and interest surrounding discussions on these subjects has also seen a spike on community-based platforms such as Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse.
09 Jun 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: The internet experienced a brief hiccup, and more
Several major news websites and social media platforms such as Reddit were down for about an hour starting 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption was caused by cloud computing services provider Fastly experiencing technical difficulties with its services.
30 May 2021
Musk establishes Bitcoin Mining Council with leading North American miners
Elon Musk held a meeting with "leading Bitcoin miners in North America" recently. The discussion aimed "to promote energy usage transparency [and] accelerate sustainability initiatives worldwide."
16 May 2021
Vitalik Buterin's $1 billion COVID-19 donation: Fact or farce?
On May 12, the 27-year-old founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin donated cryptocurrency worth $1.5 billion to COVID-19 relief efforts in India and several other non-profits.
13 May 2021
Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a vocal promoter of cryptocurrency and electric mobility. Late in March, Tesla announced that it would accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars.
10 May 2021
#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon
After his Saturday Night Live gig was live-streamed on YouTube, a first for the show, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to actually send Dogecoin to the moon.
05 May 2021
Here is what made DogeCoin's price touch 60 cents
DogeCoin, a penny stock equivalent of the cryptocurrency world, was valued in excess of 60 cents a token briefly on May 4.
02 May 2021
Invest in Crypto, start with Rs. 100 on CoinSwitch Kuber
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have grown massively in value in just an year. Bitcoin, for instance, is currently priced at Rs. 47,00,000.
11 Apr 2021
Signal Payments announced with support for cryptocurrency
Signal, the secure messaging app, recently announced that it is rolling out a beta version of its app which brings the new Signal Payments feature.
10 Apr 2021
A Cricketer's Guide to Crypto Investing
Cricket is a sport that does a better job of bringing all Indians together than any religion in the world. While the IPL league offers us so much entertainment, we thought it would be more interesting to explain crypto in the language of cricket.
30 Mar 2021
Visa to allow payments using cryptocurrency
Visa Inc. will wade deeper into digital currency waters as it green-lights the use of cryptocurrency to directly settle payments on its network.
22 Mar 2021
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million
Twitter CEO Jock Dorsey's first-ever tweet was auctioned for a whopping $2.4 million (around Rs. 18 crore). The Twitter founder declared that the entire auction proceeds would be donated to charity of Dorsey's choice, fittingly in the form of Bitcoins.
17 Mar 2021
#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Blockchain technology is shaping the future
The term "blockchain" is thrown around with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin quite often. Blockchain is a type of database, which is essentially an organized collection of information that can be accessed and manipulated simultaneously by multiple users.
08 Feb 2021
Police seize $60 million-worth Bitcoins, but need password to access
German prosecutors have seized over 1,700 Bitcoins worth $60 million from a thief who is currently imprisoned for the crime of covertly installing cryptocurrency mining software on other computers.
30 Jan 2021
Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee
After leaving Indians with no choice but to embrace digital transactions, the government is poised to ban cryptocurrencies.
17 Dec 2020
Bitcoin breaks through $20,000 to reach all-time high
Bitcoin on Wednesday broke through $20,000 for the first time ever following a sustained powerful rally for the world's largest and most well-known cryptocurrency.
13 May 2020
Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why
Telegram, one of the biggest messaging platforms in the world, has decided to shutter its blockchain and cryptocurrency project - the Telegram Open Network (TON).
30 Apr 2020
Soon, HTC's blockchain phone will let you mine cryptocurrency
HTC's Exodus line of smartphones, aimed at cryptocurrency users, is set to get the ability to mine digital coins.
30 Nov 2019
Someone just stole $49 million from a crypto exchange
As cryptocurrencies - from Bitcoin to Monero - are unregulated and hard-to-trace, they make an ideal target for fraudsters, organized cartels, and crime groups.
12 Oct 2019
Why eBay, Mastercard, Visa ditched Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project
When Facebook announced Libra in June, it had promised a digital token for personal and store payments.
04 Oct 2019
Russian man sues Apple after iPhone app 'turns him gay'
In a bizarre lawsuit against Apple, a Russian man has accused the Cupertino-based tech giant of "turning him gay."
30 Sep 2019
Facebook Libra launch could get delayed due to regulatory concerns
The launch of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra could get delayed beyond the scheduled target of June 2020 owing to regulatory concerns that have been raised around the world.
11 Jul 2019
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency won't launch in India: Details here
In a matter of months, Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency, dubbed Libra, to streamline digital payments between individuals as well as businesses.
28 Jun 2019
How Indian scammers stole $2 million using Bill Gates' quotes
Thanks to the Bitcoin boom, Indians have started recognizing the lucrative prospects of cryptocurrencies.
22 Jun 2019
Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'
Just a few days back, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency based on a blockchain-based network called Calibra.
18 Jun 2019
Facebook to launch Blockchain-based Libra cryptocurrency in 2020
In a bid to foray into the world of global payments, Facebook has confirmed its plans to launch a new cryptocurrency in 2020.
10 Jun 2019
Soon, buying Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies could land you in jail
India's stance towards cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum could soon get a whole lot stringent.
21 May 2019
Now, you can transfer cryptocurrency through WhatsApp: Here's how
Facebook is said to be working on its own cryptocurrency, a stablecoin, to enable payments on WhatsApp.
05 May 2019
How Facebook's secretive cryptocurrency might work
Since December, we have seen multiple reports about Facebook setting up a special division to explore the potential of blockchain technology and launch its own stable cryptocurrency, designed to minimize price volatility.
03 May 2019
Apparently, hackers behind Microsoft outlook breach stole users' bitcoins
A few weeks back, we reported about the breach of Microsoft's primary consumer email service, Outlook.
25 Apr 2019
Apparently, Samsung is working on its own cryptocurrency
After Microsoft and Facebook, Samsung could be the next big technology giant to jump on the bandwagon of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
25 Mar 2019
#TechBytes: 5 handy Chrome extensions for cryptocurrency investors
From blocking out ads to upgrading Netflix, Google Chrome's web store has an extension for everything.
10 Mar 2019
Now, you can auto-exchange cryptocurrencies: Here's how
In a major move, Revolut, a UK-based finance and payments app, has launched an 'auto-exchange' feature to prevent its users from volatile cryptocurrencies.
05 Feb 2019
Rs. 1,363cr locked after Cryptocurrency boss dies with clients' passwords
Customers of Canada's leading cryptocurrency exchange company, QuadrigaCX, are in a huge mess after the company said it cannot repay $190 million (Rs. 1,363 crore) to their clients because its founder died with the passwords.
29 Jan 2019
Two hacker groups stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency: Details here
If you think cryptocurrency hacks are not that common, think again!
14 Dec 2018
Patent suggests Samsung could be working on a blockchain smartphone
Samsung, one of the world's biggest electronics company, could be working on a blockchain-based smartphone.
10 Nov 2018
Man sentenced for sending mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers
A Swedish man was convicted of attempted murder yesterday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden, including government members.
30 Oct 2018
Bitcoins might destroy Earth as we know it: Here's how
Not many people associate bitcoins with climate change, but it seems like cryptocurrencies can hasten humanity's march towards climate catastrophe.
27 Oct 2018
Want to protect your computer from hidden cryptomining? Try this
With the rise of Bitcoin, Monero, and other cryptocurrencies, we all entered the era of digital assets - their trading, ICOs et al.
20 Oct 2018
North Korean hackers stole half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency
North Korea's infamous hacking group Lazarus has stolen more than half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency over the last two years.