The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Gov't-Issued Digital Currencies Threaten Financial Stability, Says Swiss Central Banker
According to Swiss National Bank governing board member Andréa Maechler, private cryptocurrencies have advantages over central bank digital currencies, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported Sunday, April 8.The SNB board member told an audience in Zurich that private-sector digital currencies are better and less risky than nationally-issued versions.
Three More Countries Join Planned Lawsuit Against Internet Giants For Banning Crypto Ads
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain organizations in Switzerland, Kazakhstan, and Armenia have recently joined those of Russia, China, and South Korea in filing a joint lawsuit against major Internet companies for banning crypto-related advertising, local Russian news outlet RNS reported Friday, April 6.
Malta Determined To Become the 'Blockchain Island': Regulations, Adoption, Binance Headquarters
Malta has made it obvious that it wants to become the "Blockchain island" and it seems determined to achieve its goal.
Monex's Coincheck Vs Mt. Gox: Can Traditional Finance Save A Hacked Crypto Exchange?
The aftermath of the January 26 hack of more than $500 mln worth of NEM from Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has led to a regulatory re-examination of Japan's crypto industry, so far culminating in the $33.5 mln sale of the hacked exchange to Japanese financial services provider Monex Group.
Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review: March 31
Global equity markets ended mixed last week, ranging from a 2.0% gain for India's BSE 30 Sensex Index to a 1.4% loss for the S&P 500 Index.
US: Class Action Filed Against Nano Developers, Demands 'Recovery Fork' Of Lost Funds
A new class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York on behalf of investors in Nano, according to a class action complaint signed April 5.
Petition To Reverse Indian Central Bank's Crypto Ban Gains 17,000 Signatures
A petition for "Mak[ing] India at the forefront of Blockchain Applications Revolution" in response to the Indian central bank ending all dealings with crypto-related accounts this week has gained over 17,000 thousand signature since going online April 5.
BCH-Promoting Twitter Account @Bitcoin Suspended, Internet Debates 'Death Of Free Speech'
Along those lines, Bitcoin enthusiasts promote second-layer scaling solutions; they are opposed to any hard forks that may solve said problems, but seek to replace Bitcoin, protective of the "Bitcoin" name, whose user base and brand recognition are unparalleled by other coins.
Rockefeller's VC Arm Venrock Partners With Coinfund, Exec Highlights Focus On Long Term
Venrock, the official venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family, has partnered with crypto investment group Coinfund to support cryptocurrency and Blockchain business innovation, Fortune reported April 6.Coinfund has recently added token-based financial services platform Coinlist, a spinoff of startup connection website AngelList, to the number of projects that it backs.
Winner-Turned-Loser ICON Tanks 40 Percent as Crypto Markets Falter
The last week of March has offered no relief to the battered crypto markets.
Bitcoin Drops Below $8K Amid Crypto Market Sell-Off
Mar 15, 2018 at 02:55 UTCUpdated Mar 15, 2018 at 10:17 UTC. The price of bitcoin is down to start the day, dropping below $8,000 during early-hours trading on Thursday according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index.
Crypto's Biggest ICOs Stay Silent on SEC Subpoenas
After rumors began to fly late last week that the SEC has been sending out subpoenas to initial coin offerings, some of the biggest projects to yet utilize the funding mechanism have remained tight-lipped, refraining from public commentary.
Theft-Hit NEM Nosedived, But It Wasn't February's Big Crypto Loser
While bitcoin ended February with marginal gains, and the likes of litecoin and lesser-known DigixDao shined, names like ICON, NEM and cardano took a beating as the market turned south, CoinDesk data shows.
Litecoin Booms in February But 'Golden' Crypto Takes Price Podium
Dismal? Not quite, but the crypto markets had a rough ride in February.
AriseBank ICO Fraud Case May Ensnare Additional Parties
The receiver for AriseBank, the Texas ICO issuer at the center of a securities fraud case, suspects the firm's co-founders have not been entirely forthcoming with asset disclosures, documents show.
Nano Goes Giga in Down Week for Crypto Prices
Having struggled to find acceptance above the $500 billion mark, the total value of all cryptocurrencies is set to end the week at a moderate loss.
'V' Recovery? ETC Posts Big Gains In Sideways Market
Feb 13, 2018 at 13:35 UTC. The price of ETC, the native currency of the ethereum classic blockchain, is reporting double-digit gains Tuesday, a move that effectively recovers losses seen over the last two weeks.
Red Tide: Double-Digit Losses Sweep Crypto Asset Market
Bitcoin has dropped 16 percent over the same period to 10-week lows below $8,000, and is heading towards its worst weekly loss since April 2013.
Would Israel's ICO Tax Plan Retain Startups or Scare Them Off?
According to some, the Israel Tax Authority's draft circular, published last week, detailing how domestic companies' ICO revenue could be taxed, is an effort by the Israeli government to entice token issuers to stay on the Middle Eastern soil.
MakerDAO and More: The Quest for a Stable Stablecoin Continues
One of a growing number of crypto tokens referred to as "Stablecoins," these cryptocurrencies are engineered to adjust their supply as the market shifts, issuing when prices rise and retracting when they drop, in an effort to keep their prices steady.
Former Customers Sue Crypto Exchange Vircurex Over Frozen Funds
Jan 12, 2018 at 18:00 UTC. Four years after cryptocurrency exchange Vircurex lost its funds due to alleged hacks, the firm is being sued by its former customers.
Telegram's $1.2 Billion ICO Could Be the Most Ambitious Token Sale Yet
To describe Telegram's planned initial coin offering as ambitious would be an understatement.
Utility: The Defining Word for Tokens in 2018
Keeping all this in perspective, it's no shock to anyone that the crypto community faces ever-increasing scrutiny, with regulation in its various forms stretching from China to the U.S. The biggest common denominator in the argument around cryptocurrency is whether the tokens in question truly do have an underlying utility.
Crypto Market Sheds Billions as Top 100 Assets Down
At press time, the price of bitcoin, the market's largest asset, was trading below $14,000 according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, up slightly from a daily low of $12,504.
Augur's App Token Doubles in Price to Top $100
The price of the digital token underlying Augur's ethereum-based prediction market has risen sharply in the past day, market data shows.
Bitcoin Dips Below $15k on Weak Afternoon Trading
Dec 8, 2017 at 13:00 UTCUpdated Dec 8, 2017 at 13:08 UTC. The price of bitcoin is off to a slow start on Friday.
Bitcoin Up $2k on Day as Market Nears $400 Billion
The price of bitcoin is surging on the back of a strong night-time trading session in which the cryptocurrency rose 10 percent to top $14,000 for the first time.
Ethereum Classic Snaps Slump as Price Hits Eight-Week High
Nov 6, 2017 at 15:30 UTC. Ethereum classic rose to eight-week high today - its highest level since Sep.
D3 Unveiled: Russian Platform Would Turn Legacy CSDs into Crypto Custodians
Executives of Russia's National Settlement Depository have revealed new details about a plan to build a blockchain-based depository platform for safeguarding crypto assets.
Perks of a Follower? HKEX Seeks Second-Mover Advantage on Blockchain
Oct 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. UTCUpdated Oct 26, 2017 at 9:06 p.m. UTC. Thanks to blockchain, the world's stock exchanges are now being reimagined from the ground up.