Articles about Cryptocurrency

Indigenous Clubhouse me-too app Leher records spike in crypto-related discussions

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: The internet experienced a brief hiccup, and more

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.

Musk establishes Bitcoin Mining Council with leading North American miners

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."

Vitalik Buterin's $1 billion COVID-19 donation: Fact or farce?

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.

Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly

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.

#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon

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.

Here is what made DogeCoin's price touch 60 cents

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.

Invest in Crypto, start with Rs. 100 on CoinSwitch Kuber

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.

Signal Payments announced with support for cryptocurrency

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.

A Cricketer's Guide to Crypto Investing

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.

Visa to allow payments using cryptocurrency

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.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million

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.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Blockchain technology is shaping the future

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.

Police seize $60 million-worth Bitcoins, but need password to access

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.

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

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.

Bitcoin breaks through $20,000 to reach all-time high

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.

Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why

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).

Soon, HTC's blockchain phone will let you mine cryptocurrency

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.

Someone just stole $49 million from a crypto exchange

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.

Why eBay, Mastercard, Visa ditched Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project

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.

Russian man sues Apple after iPhone app 'turns him gay'

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."

Facebook Libra launch could get delayed due to regulatory concerns

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.

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency won't launch in India: Details here

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.

How Indian scammers stole $2 million using Bill Gates' quotes

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.

Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'

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.

Facebook to launch Blockchain-based Libra cryptocurrency in 2020

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.

Soon, buying Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies could land you in jail

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.

Now, you can transfer cryptocurrency through WhatsApp: Here's how

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.

How Facebook's secretive cryptocurrency might work

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.

Apparently, hackers behind Microsoft outlook breach stole users' bitcoins

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.

Apparently, Samsung is working on its own cryptocurrency

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.

#TechBytes: 5 handy Chrome extensions for cryptocurrency investors

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.

Now, you can auto-exchange cryptocurrencies: Here's how

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.

Rs. 1,363cr locked after Cryptocurrency boss dies with clients' passwords

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.

Two hacker groups stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency: Details here

29 Jan 2019

Two hacker groups stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency: Details here

If you think cryptocurrency hacks are not that common, think again!

Patent suggests Samsung could be working on a blockchain smartphone

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.

Man sentenced for sending mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

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.

Bitcoins might destroy Earth as we know it: Here's how

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.

Want to protect your computer from hidden cryptomining? Try this

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.

North Korean hackers stole half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency

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.