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03 Nov 2021

Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone becomes first Indian actress to enter NFT arena

Digital assets are here to stay!

20 Oct 2021


Using dating apps on iPhone? Crypto-scammers could hack your device!

Leading cybersecurity firm Sophos has recently published a report that highlighted how a cryptocurrency trading scam targeting iPhone users is now bigger than ever.

07 Oct 2021


CoinSwitch Kuber raises $260 million, becomes India's second crypto unicorn

Cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch Kuber announced it has raised $260 million in a Series C round of funding, bumping up its valuation to $1.9 billion.

28 Sep 2021


This company just purchased an entire power-plant for cryptocurrency mining

Digital cryptocurrency mining is proving to be just as toxic for mother nature as mining of natural resources is. Worryingly, several entities don't see the bigger picture and continue to mine relentlessly, converting our ecology into virtual resources with limited applicability.

24 Sep 2021


Three reasons why you must take cryptocurrency seriously

Imagine the year is 2035. You and your friends have planned a vacation to the planet Mars. And you are asked to pay for your space shuttle in Bitcoin or let's say meme-inspired Dogecoin (as proposed by Elon Musk!). How cool does it sound?

09 Sep 2021


List of sports which have entered the crypto wagon

The cryptocurrency market has been on the rise over the years.

07 Sep 2021

El Salvador

El Salvador declares Bitcoin legal tender: What changes now?

It's been 12 years since an anonymous group introduced the world to Bitcoin.

09 Aug 2021


SpaceX may launch a satellite to display billboards in space

What's the one thing that you associate with commercialization? Well, advertisements!

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

Elon Musk

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

Elon Musk

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

CoinSwitch Kuber

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.

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.

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.