The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Fake Website Prompts China's Central Bank to Deny Digital Yuan Launch
The People's Bank of China said the country's stablecoin project is still in the testing stage with no date set for its launch, despite online impostors claiming otherwise.
DeFi Startup Compound Finance Raises $25 Million Series A Led by A16z
Lending protocol Compound Finance just raised $25 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz's a16z crypto fund, marking one of the largest venture capital investments in a decentralized finance startup to date.
Northern Trust Testing Fractionlized Bonds on Blockchain
Custody bank Northern Trust is testing the trading of fractionalized bonds on a blockchain.
US Authorities Arrest Alleged SIM Swappers After Crypto Thefts
The FBI arrested two Massachusetts residents Thursday on charges of attempting to steal cryptocurrency and hijack social media accounts from individuals by "SIM swapping" their phones.
Ledger Vault Secures $150 Million Crime Insurance Policy for Digital Assets
Ledger Vault, the custody arm of hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, has procured a crime insurance policy developed with broker and risk advisory firm Marsh and insurance company Arch Insurance Limited.
'Unknown Fund' to Donate $75M in Bitcoin to Crypto, Anonymity-Focused Startups
An anonymous organization dubbed "Unknown Fund" is planning to give away $75 million in Bitcoin to startups that are focused on anonymity and the protection of personal data.
China Walks Back Hardline Media Rhetoric Toward Crypto and Blockchain
Earlier this week, a story published by Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua featured some pro-Bitcoin comments that referred to the flagship digital currency as being the world's "First successful application of blockchain technology."
Dallas Mavericks CTO: Crypto Payment Option Still 'A Cottage Industry'
The Dallas Mavericks pro basketball team's cryptocurrency payment option has not yet caught on with the majority of fans, the team's chief technical officer said in a recent interview.
Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System
Walmart Canada - the retail giant's Canadian branch - has rolled out an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, according to a Nov. 14 press release.
OneCoin Co-Founder Pleads Guilty, Faces up to 90 Years in Jail
Konstantin Ignatov, co-founder of alleged crypto scam OneCoin, has pleaded guilty to participation in the multi-billion dollar fraud.
Could Linux help overcome blockchain's usability challenge?
Blockchain still suffers from an adoption problem.
Bitcoin Hovers Near Price Support as Long-Term Bear Cross Looms
Prices will likely breach the 50-day average support near $8,550 and extend losses toward $8,000 in the short term.
Coinbase Expands Reach of Visa Card in Europe, Adds 5 New Cryptos
Coinbase has added support for five new crypto options to its visa debit card, and also expanded availability to 10 more European nations.
Ledger's Vault Scores $100 Million in Crypto Insurance From Lloyd's Syndicate
Ledger, the creator of the iconic Nano hardware wallet, is wooing institutional investors to use its technology to custody cryptocurrency for themselves with the help of big-name insurance broker Marsh.
WATCH: Coinmine Adds Interest Payments to Its At-Home Crypto Miners
When the super-sleek - and super-divisive - Coinmine machine hit the crypto markets, people were at once impressed and annoyed.
Coinbase Card Adds XRP and Launches in 10 More European Countries
Coinbase's Visa debit card has expanded support for five more cryptocurrencies in ten new jurisdictions, the firm announced in two separate tweets on Nov. 14.
Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches Bitcoin Futures Margined With Tether
Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched Bitcoin futures contracts that are margined with the Tether stablecoin.
Power Ledger Completes Peer-to-Peer Solar Energy Trading Trial in India
Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger and Indian electricity distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited have completed a peer-to-peer solar power trading trial in the country.
Iran Offers Bounty for Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Operations
Iranian authorities are offering a bounty to anyone who exposes unauthorized mining operations in the country, Iranian news outlet PressTV reports on Nov. 13.
Samsung SDS to Use Zero-Knowledge Proofs on Business Blockchain
Samsung SDS, the IT arm of tech giant Samsung, has integrated QEDIT's zero-knowledge proof solution to its Nexledger blockchain.
Coinbase, Kingdom Trust, Regal Assets Jointly Offer Crypto IRA and 401(K) Accounts
Major American crypto exchange Coinbase, asset custodian Kingdom Trust and alternative assets investment firm Regal Assets have begun offering cryptocurrency-based individual retirement and 401(K) accounts in the United States.
IRS: Like-Kind Tax Exemption Has Never Applied to Crypto Transactions
The like-kind exchange tax exemption is not applicable to cryptocurrency transactions, according to the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Data shows Ethereum network has strong metrics despite bearish sentiment
According to data from IntoTheBlock, more than $900 million was moved on the Ethereum network in transactions greater than $100,000 last week.
Swiss SIX Exchange Lists Tezos ETP With Staking Rewards
New financial products are coming to tezos, one of a handful major proof-of-stake blockchains up and running today. Grows Offerings With New Exchange and Fundraising Platform announced the launch of a new exchange Thursday, in an expansion of the Hong Kong-based firm's list of crypto services.
Samsung SDS Beefs Up Privacy on Its Business-Grade Blockchain
Samsung SDS, the enterprise technology arm of the South Korean behemoth, is enhancing privacy on its Nexledger blockchain with zero-knowledge proofs.
PayPal's Axing of PornHub Model Payments May Boost Verge Crypto
Top adult entertainment site Pornhub has revealed that PayPal has abruptly cut its payments service to the large numbers of live performers using its platform.
Blockchain Technology Faces a Tug of War Between Scalability and Decentralization
Blockshow Asia 2019 hosted some big names today for a panel on blockchain scalability.
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Tezos-Based ETP With 'Baking'
Switzerland's main stock exchange SIX has listed a Tezos-based exchange-traded product that enables investors to generate passive income.
Got Bitcoin? US Fed Warns National Debt Growth Is 'Not Sustainable'
The head of the United States Federal Reserve has admitted current economic policy is "Not sustainable" - but that it is not its job to fix it.