Cryptocurrency: News

13 Feb 2018


Citi India bans use of cards for cryptocurrency purchases

Despite the spike in cryptocurrency valuation across the world, governments seem to be cracking down on cryptocurrencies.

06 Feb 2018


Bad news, Bitcoin investors! Your earnings are now taxable

World's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin plunged a whopping 66% from its all-time high of $19,666 to $6,000 (Rs. 3.8L).

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

At 11am, India Inc tuned in to watch FM Arun Jaitley present the government's last full-fledged Budget before 2019.

01 Feb 2018

Arun Jaitley

#DecodingBudget: What the 2018 Budget means for you

Despite excited speculation, the 2018 Budget has been a disappointment for the common man, who didn't get any major relief this time.

01 Feb 2018


Samsung making its own chips for mining Bitcoin, Ethereum

Samsung is developing chips that will be specifically used for mining cryptocurrencies.

31 Jan 2018


Facebook bans cryptocurrency, ICO ads to ensure greater user security

Facebook has banned advertisements related to cryptocurrency, binary options and initial coin offerings (ICOs), calling them misleading.

27 Jan 2018


Hackers steal $534.5 million from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck said that on Friday, an attack by hackers led to around 523 million of the exchange's lesser-known NEM cryptocurrency coins getting transferred to another account without authorization.

18 Jan 2018


5 reasons why Bitcoin's value will decrease in 2018

Bitcoin garnered a lot of attention last year when it started at $963.38 and reached $19,870.62 by December'17.

17 Jan 2018

News Channels

PressCoin: The new(s) kid on the crypto block

PressCoin is a news platform, formed by a group of news organizations and journalists, that aims to sustain funding for independent investigative journalism through the use of cryptocurrency.

16 Jan 2018


Hacker steals Rs. 2.5 crore worth of cryptocurrency Stellar Lumen

About $400,000 (Rs. 2.5 crore) worth of the cryptocurrency Stellar Lumen has been stolen.

12 Jan 2018

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Jio may soon launch its own cryptocurrency "JioCoin"

At a time when cryptocurrency has become one of the hottest tech and financial trends, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio is reportedly planning to foray into the blockchain and virtual currency space.

09 Jan 2018


Telegram app gearing up to launch own cryptocurrency

Popular private messaging app Telegram is creating its own Blockchain platform "Telegram Open Network" (TON) and native cryptocurrency "Gram" to enable payments on its app and beyond.

05 Jan 2018


In 2018, Zuckerberg vows to rid Facebook of hate, interference

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's 33-year-old founder-CEO, famously gives himself a personal challenge at the beginning of every year.

05 Jan 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

Ripple co-founder now richer than Oracle, Google co-founders!

The meteoric rise of Ripple cryptocurrency, XRP, made Ripple Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Chris Larsen one of the US's top five richest people.

30 Dec 2017

Russia News

Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner kidnapped in Kiev

40-year-old Pavel Lerner, a prominent Russian blockchain expert and manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange, has been kidnapped in Kiev, Ukraine.

India's first app-based Bitcoin wallet launched; transact using your mobile-number!

Despite RBI's warnings and the rising concerns about the potential risks involved in investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, investments in virtual currencies are on the rise in India.

27 Dec 2017


Bitcoin craze hits entrepreneurs: Companies name themselves after Bitcoins

As Bitcoin's value continues to skyrocket (after a brief stumble recently), the number of people doing "crazy" things to cash in on the Bitcoin craze is also surging.

26 Dec 2017


Bitcoin's rise has helped its competitors surge

Bitcoin's valuation has reached nearly $20,000, and the cryptocurrency is just getting started.

25 Dec 2017


This malware infects Facebook Messenger users to mine Monero, bitcoin-alternative

Tokyo-based cybersecurity giant Trend Micro has warned that a new cryptocurrency mining bot is spreading across the world fast through Facebook Messenger.

08 Dec 2017


Steep rises, frauds and theft: Chaos in the bitcoin world

As the Bitcoin crossed the $17,000 mark, Twitterati seems to have gone crazy over a seemingly "generous" offer by a user: one free bitcoin each to "five random people" who retweet his post announcing the giveaway.

Bitcoin crosses $14,000-mark; but RBI warns people of risks

The world's most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has surpassed the $14,000-mark (Rs. 9lakh), recording an over 1400% rise compared to its below $1,000 price at the beginning of 2017.

04 Dec 2017


Venezuela to launch new cryptocurrency 'Petra' amid economic crisis

In a bid to revive Venezuela's economy, President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency.

29 Nov 2017


Bitcoin breaks $10,000-barrier: Know how you can invest in Bitcoin!

The value of Bitcoin, the world's oldest and largest cryptocurrency, has soared above $10,000 yesterday (28 November) - a remarkable rise from a mere $0.003 price seven years ago.

27 Nov 2017

Anil Ambani

What would $1,000 in Bitcoins in 2010 be worth today?

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the world's oldest and biggest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin; its value has been growing at a rapid pace.

23 Nov 2017


Bitcoins are the new "black" in real estate post-demonetization

Over the last one year, the value of Bitcoin -the oldest and largest cryptocurrency- has skyrocketed globally.

02 Nov 2017


Government likely to ban cryptocurrency exchanges in India

A government panel has advised the Centre to shut down cryptocurrency dealers/exchanges in a bid to curb the use of virtual currencies in India.

RBI may have its own "fiat" cryptocurrency called Laxmi

RBI executive director Sudarshan Sen had said that the central bank is not comfortable with "non-fiat" cryptocurrencies i.e. cryptocurrencies which are not regulated by the government.

07 Sep 2017


Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain enters India via Unocoin tie-up

New York-based Bitcoin wallet provider and software developer Blockchain will now enter the Indian market via a strategic partnership with Bengaluru-based crypto-currency exchange Unocoin.

06 Sep 2017


Are we seeing signs of a bitcoin-friendly India?

Despite seeing a valuation spike after the demonetization, bitcoins never really took off in India.

06 Sep 2017

North Korea

Bitcoin gets spooked, fails future safe-haven test

Digital currencies are perceived to be above regional crisis and political strife.

04 Sep 2017


How to secure cryptocurrency? Do's and Don'ts

Cryptocurrency is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting avenues to invest due to the great return over investments.

31 Aug 2017


Burger King launches WhopperCoin, its own crypto-currency

In a surprising turn of events, Fast-food chain Burger King has now launched its own crypto-currency called WhopperCoin, in Russia.

13 Aug 2017


How can you invest in virtual currencies in India?

Cryptocurrencies are a huge rage around the world and India is slowly waking up to its possibilities.

26 Jul 2017


Are we seeing signs of a bitcoin-friendly India?

Despite seeing a valuation spike after the demonetization, bitcoins never really took off in India.

06 Jul 2017

South Korea

Bithumb, one of world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, gets hacked

South Korea-based Bithumb, which is one of the world's largest cyber-currency exchanges, is now being investigated by the Korea Internet and Security Agency.

24 Jun 2017


Ethereum price crashes from $319 to 10 cents in seconds

The price of ethereum, an alternate cryptocurrency to bitcoin, crashed from $319 to 10 cents within seconds on the GDAX cryptocurrency exchange causing many ethereum traders to lose large amounts of money.

20 Jun 2017


The little eatery in Bengaluru which accepts bitcoin payments

A little known fact about a rather popular Maharashtrian cuisine eatery in Bengaluru called Suryawanshi Restaurant is that it accepts bitcoin payments.

05 Jun 2017


Litecoin can be your first cryptocurrency investment

While cashless transactions via mediums like Paytm and MobiKwik are quite popular now, the acceptance of digital currencies or cryptocurrencies is also on a rise; some parts of the world will now even accept them instead of cash.

26 May 2017


World's largest bitcoin exchange crashes due to traffic

The world's most used cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has seen a sustained rise since April'17, but over the last few days, it went wild.