The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

Australians Lost Over $2 Million to Crypto Scams Last Year
Australian consumers lost more than $2.1 million to cryptocurrency scams in 2017, the country's Competition and Consumer Commission says.
Japan's Largest Bank and Cloud Delivery Giant Akamai Announce Blockchain Payment Network
The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has partnered with major U.S.-based cloud delivery platform Akamai Technologies to release a global payment network based on blockchain, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 21.
A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts
If a series of high-profile vulnerabilities weren't enough to persuade you that today's smart contracts are insecure, a group of computer scientists that have been researching the tech since the 1980s just might.
Students, Retirees, Millionaires: Who Is Buying Cryptocurrency?
Since the beginning of the ICO fervor in early 2017, cryptocurrency investing became a worldwide trend - making and toppling millionaires each day.
US, Canadian Regulators Launch Dozens of Crypto Scam Probes
An "International crackdown" on cryptocurrency scams was launched Monday by a group of securities regulators in Canada and the United States.
Polish Finance Ministry Rolls Back Crypto Tax, Promises Smarter Regulation
Poland's Ministry of Finance will temporarily suspend tax collection for cryptocurrencies, the Polish Press Agency reported May 18.
Bitcoin Took a Hit Last Week But These Cryptos Fared Worse
Bitcoin hogged the limelight in the cryptocurrency markets last week as it fell to one-month lows below $8,000.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Prepares to Launch First Bank-Issued Crypto
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, one of the world's five largest banks, confirmed it is currently working toward its own cryptocurrency launch.
Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Files for Hong Kong IPO
Canaan Creative, one of the biggest manufacturers of bitcoin mining chips and devices, has filed for an initial public offering with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Roger Ver and Mate Tokay from Join a New Fintech Startup Advisory Board's CEO Roger Ver and COO Mate Tokay have become advisors to a fintech startup MoneyToken, as reported in MoneyToken's announcement.
Blockchain's Killer App? Making Trade Wars Obsolete
On Hainan Island, China's Hawaii, in the shadow of sanctions, tit-for-tat tariffs and a looming trade war, China's paramount leader stood up for globalization last month by launching a surprise defense of world trade.
China's IT Ministry: 2017 Saw Peak Investment in Domestic Blockchain Industry
A major Blockchain Industry White Paper published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reveals that the domestic blockchain industry saw "Exponential" growth in 2017, according to a ministry press release today, May 21.The 157-page report shows that 178 new blockchain startups were launched in China in 2017, bringing the total number to 456.
UK: Fiat Exchange LMAX Launches Crypto Trading to 'Further Legitimize Market'
UK trading platform LMAX has announced its entrance into the cryptocurrency market, launching an exchange targeting institutional investors, Financial Times reports today, May 21.
Colorado's Politicians Could Soon Accept Crypto Contributions
The state of Colorado could soon allow political committees to accept contributions in cryptocurrency.
The Future of Web Monetization
The Oyster team plans to release another token known as Oyster Shell.
Just Resigned CEO of World's Largest Crypto Exchange OKEx Joins Rival Exchange Huobi
The outgoing CEO of OKEx crypto exchange has joined rival exchange Huobi just days after resigning from his former post, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 21.
Former OKEx Chief Joins Rival Cryptocurrency Exchange Huobi
Chris Lee, the former CEO of Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKEx, has announced he is joining rival platform Huobi as its vice president of global business development.
VeChain Reveals New Development Plan and Whitepaper, Announces First ICO on VeChainThor
VeChain's VEN token rose 5% after an announcement from the VeChain Foundation unveiling a new development plan and whitepaper.
Back Above $8,500: Does Bitcoin's Rally Have Legs?
Bitcoin has bounced back above $8,500, but the rally is not backed by decent trading volumes, the technical charts indicate.
2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China's IT Ministry
Nearly 40 percent of all Chinese blockchain startups emerged in 2017 alone, according to a new white paper published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Crypto Tribalism Is Holding Back Blockchain
Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.
TRX Surges 19% Ahead of TRON Mainnet Launch
Decentralized digital content entertainment platform and Ethereum competitor TRON's TRX token has surged by over 19% in the last 24 hours as positive market sentiment gathers momentum ahead of the impending TRON mainnet launch.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Off-Chain to On-Chain Scaling
The difficult thing about the cryptographic and economic systems behind blockchains is that there is an intricate balance within the ecosystem that is difficult to maintain at larger scales.
Not Just a Bubble: Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype
It's an odd situation, because while businesses in the blockchain sector are already empirically.
Technical Analysis May 20: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple
Looking at the cloud, we see that $8,000 was the bottom of a flat cloud.
Ethereum Network Congestion Doubles Gas Fees as Game dApps Capture $7.5M in 24 Hours
The Ethereum distributed app ecosystem is currently experiencing explosive growth, with Etherueum dApps capturing over $7.5 million USD across 500 different applications and 11,000 users in the last 24 hours.
National Government Digital Currencies Versus Globally Distributed Cryptocurrencies: in Depth
Many governments are worried about the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and hence are considering the merits of creating a central bank digital currency.
FTC to Host "Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams" Workshop in June
The thriving prevalence of cryptocurrency investing has become a topic unavoidable by regulatory agencies worldwide.
Alibaba Founder Bullish about Blockchain But Doesn't Care About Bitcoin
Jack Ma, executive chairman and founder of Chinese tech juggernaut Alibaba, stated while he's bullish about blockchain technology, Bitcoin is in a bubble.
Crypto Markets See Slight Growth, Total Market Capitalization Nears $392 Bln
May 20: Crypto markets saw some growth over the past 24 hours, with all of the top ten cryptocurrencies listed on Coinmarketcap currently in the green and total market capitalization approaching $392 bln.