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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.

India gets its first cryptocurrency ATM: Here's how it works

20 Oct 2018

India gets its first cryptocurrency ATM: Here's how it works

Since the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on the trading of cryptocurrencies in India earlier this year, Indians were left with no options to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency mining malware found hidden in Adobe Flash updater

13 Oct 2018

Cryptocurrency mining malware found hidden in Adobe Flash updater

A windows installer carrying legit Adobe Flash update has been flagged as a potential source of cryptocurrency mining malware.

India's leading cryptocurrency exchange shuts down operations: Details here

29 Sep 2018

India's leading cryptocurrency exchange shuts down operations: Details here

One of India's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has shut down after being plagued by restrictions from the RBI.

Paris Saint-Germain are launching their own cryptocurrency- Here're the details

12 Sep 2018

Paris Saint-Germain are launching their own cryptocurrency- Here're the details

French football giants, Paris Saint-Germain, have announced that they will be launching their own cryptocurrency.

Pornhub wants to pay cryptocurrency to users for watching porn

20 Aug 2018

Pornhub wants to pay cryptocurrency to users for watching porn

The adult entertainment industry has long been an early technology adopter. And now, Pornhub subsidiary Tube8 is looking to reward porn-watching with cryptocurrency.

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

30 Jul 2018

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

In the latest instance of cryptojacking, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found a new cryptomining malware that is spreading itself across corporate networks worldwide.

Following Apple, Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps on PlayStore

27 Jul 2018

Following Apple, Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps on PlayStore

Following in the footsteps of Apple, Google has now banned all cryptocurrency mining apps on PlayStore.

#AppStories: 5 apps for cryptocurrency trading in India

01 Jul 2018

#AppStories: 5 apps for cryptocurrency trading in India

World's most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin's valuation has had some dramatic fluctuations over the past one year. It picked up the pace in May'17 from $2,000 to $20,000 in Dec'17 and plummeted to $6,046 in Feb'18.

Coinbase CEO launches charitable cryptocurrency fund

28 Jun 2018

Coinbase CEO launches charitable cryptocurrency fund

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of digital currency exchange platform Coinbase, has launched a new charitable cryptocurrency fund called "GiveCrypto."

Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

26 Jun 2018

Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a new $300-million fund that is focused on cryptocurrencies.

Hackers steal $32mn from South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, again

22 Jun 2018

Hackers steal $32mn from South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, again

On Wednesday, South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, revealed that hackers had stolen $32mn worth of assets overnight.

Rapper Akon to launch his own cryptocurrency 'AKoin'

21 Jun 2018

Rapper Akon to launch his own cryptocurrency 'AKoin'

Grammy-nominated artist Akon has announced that he is coming up with his own cryptocurrency which will be called AKoin.

Meet Erik Finman: The 19-year-old flamboyant bitcoin millionaire

14 Jun 2018

Meet Erik Finman: The 19-year-old flamboyant bitcoin millionaire

19-year-old Erik Finman, currently based out of San Francisco, is one of the youngest bitcoin millionaires in the world.

Apple just banned cryptocurrency mining on all its devices

12 Jun 2018

Apple just banned cryptocurrency mining on all its devices

Days after tech-giant Google and Facebook banned cryptocurrency ads, Apple has also updated its App Store policy to restrict cryptocurrency mining on all its devices.

South Korea: Bitcoin hits 2-month-low after hackers steal one-third cryptocurrency

12 Jun 2018

South Korea: Bitcoin hits 2-month-low after hackers steal one-third cryptocurrency

A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said hackers have stolen about one-third of the coins traded on its market including Pundi X, Aston and NPER, an announcement that sent Bitcoin prices tumbling to a two-month low.

Footballer James Rodriguez launches his own cryptocurrency

25 May 2018

Footballer James Rodriguez launches his own cryptocurrency

Bayern Munich's mid-fielder James Rodriguez has launched his own cryptocurrency ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.