The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Wall Street Strategist Tom Lee Still 'Confident' Bitcoin Price Will Reach $25K In 2018
Fundstrat Global Advisors cofounder Tom Lee repeated his bullish forecasts for the Bitcoin price Thursday April 12, telling CNBC it could reach $25,000 in eight months.
Zcash Completes 'Powers of Tau' Privacy Ceremony
Zcash is one step closer to undertaking an upcoming hardfork with the completion of its Powers of Tau ceremony.
Indian Crypto Exchange Reports Loss Of $3.5 Mln In BTC, Blames Exec
Indian Bitcoin exchange Coinsecure has reported that around 438 BTC have been taken from the company's Bitcoin wallet allegedly due to misconduct by an employee, according to an April 12 press release.
Russian Gov't Will Block Crypto Industry Favorite Telegram 'In Near Future'
Russian authorities have demanded ISPs ban the crypto industry's go-to encrypted messenger service Telegram on Friday, April 13, just weeks after the project raised $1.7 bln in its ICO presale to support the development of its own Blockchain platform.
World's Capital Cities To Gain Augmented Reality Layer Through 'Digital Land'
An established team of augmented reality developers are planning to "Unite physical and virtual worlds" by creating Digital Land that can be bought, sold, rented or leased.
XVG, EOS, ONT: These 3 Cryptos Are Leading the Market Recovery
The crypto market is finally showing signs of life after a painful first quarter.
Bitcoin Thief Could Be Caned for $300K Robbery in Singapore
Two bitcoin brokers in Singapore were reportedly assaulted and robbed of nearly $300,000 in cash during an in-person meeting with a prospective seller.
Kenya's Central Bank Chief Warns Again On Crypto Risks
The Central Bank of Kenya is once again seeking to dissuade domestic businesses from dealing in cryptocurrencies.
Bermuda Wants Crypto Regulation to Fuel 'Phenomenal' Business Growth
The Bermuda Monetary Authority is seeking public feedback on an anti-money laundering law that would regulate domestic cryptocurrency activity.
Vietnam Toughens Measures On Crypto Amid Suspicion Of Biggest Scam In Industry History
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged government and financial bodies to toughen the "Management of activities related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies," in a government directive issued Friday, April 13, following reports of a major ICO scam in the country this week.
Bitcoin Exchange Implicates Employee In $3 Million Theft
India-based bitcoin exchange Coinsecure has announced that 438.318 bitcoins worth $3.3 million were stolen from its service, allegedly due to the actions of a rogue employee.
Blockchain Motor Insurance Trial Moves Ahead in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, a financial industry self-regulator, is developing a blockchain powered platform for the city's motor insurance.
Above $8K: Bitcoin Aims Higher After Bull Breakout
Bitcoin clocked a 2.5-week high of $8,225 on Bitfinex earlier today and could soon scale the $8,500 mark, the technical charts indicate.
Crypto Markets See Steady Growth Following Yesterday's Sharp Price Jump
The cryptocurrency markets are continuing to grow substantially Friday, April 13, after Bitcoin's jump yesterday of over $1,000 in 30 minutes, with BTC today above $8,000 and Ethereum having broken above $500 for the first time since March 26.
Sanctions Compliance For Transactions in Fiat And Cryptocurrencies Are The Same: Expert Take
Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy.
Banking Giant SBI Subsidiary Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium
SBI Bank LLC, a Russia-based commercial bank owned by Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, is joining the New York City-based banking consortium R3. In an announcement Friday, the bank said it aims to join the financial group to advance R3's Corda distributed ledger platform, and push cross-industry adoption of blockchain technology.
Beyond Banking: R3's Expanding Vision for Global Blockchain
The core idea is similar to the one originally pitched: if companies share data and assets with each other on Corda, they can ax duplicative processes and trust that they are all on the same page about who did what.
Smart Money Blasts Small-Fry In Massive Bitcoin Pump
April 12th's rushed injection of capital saw Bitcoin's largest intraday hike since February the 6th, yet who were the winners?
Another Washington County Puts Freeze on Bitcoin Mining
Officials in yet another county in the U.S. state of Washington have placed a moratorium on new crypto mining operations.
The Second Largest Exchange OKEx Will Join Binance on Malta's Blockchain Island
The tiny Mediterranean island of Malta is fast becoming a mecca for the blockchain industry.
Mastercard Is Hiring More Blockchain Developers
Payment giant Mastercard announced Thursday that it was hiring 175 new technology developers, including blockchain specialists.
Canadian Peer-to-Peer Trading Explodes Due to Bank Restrictions on Crypto Purchases
Following the trend of international banking institutions in limiting their customers' interaction with cryptocurrency associated accounts, Bank of Montreal, one of Canada's "Big Five," has taken a conservative stance on the new crypto economy.
Kindred Spirits: Why Hardcore Early Adopters Are Dead-Set on Kik's ICO
That's how Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures and one of the most widely respected VCs working today, answered a question about the crypto market in general and specifically his outlook for Kin, the soon-to-be launched token created by the messaging app, Kik.
Alpha Release Of A Blockchain Startup To Test New Trading Strategies
A Blockchain based startup released the first version of its automated trading platform.
XRP 'Absolutely Not' A Security Says Ripple Chief Market Strategist
Ripple Foundation's chief market strategist Corey Johnson said that XRP is not a security in an interview, CNBC reports April 12.Johnson told CNBC Wednesday that Ripple was not a security as to allay speculation that XRP had not been added to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase due to questions over its status.
Bitcoin Bites Back as JP Morgan Sued for Surprise Fees
In a satisfying swoop of ironic justice, JP Morgan has been sued for charging crypto purchases as high-interest cash advances.
UAE Government Launches Blockchain Strategy 2021
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the 'UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021' with the goal of becoming a world leader in adopting technology, the Dubai Media Office reported April 11.During the launch of the 'UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021' His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the adoption of Blockchain technology would support the government's preparation for future challenges and save AED 11 bln that the government spends on document circulation annually.
Bank Of America Seeks Patent On Blockchain-Based Data Storage System
On April 12, the US Patent and Trademark Office published Bank of America's application for a patent on a Blockchain-based storage system with automated data authentication.
Blockchain Projects Battle for Health Records
Vulnerable to massive data hacks, siloed from effective communication, and frustrating to patients and healthcare providers alike, Electronic Health Records are ripe for disruption.
The Winklevoss Brothers Receive Patent For Digital Transaction Security System
Winklevoss IP, owned by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has been granted a patent for a system to enhance the security of digital transactions, according to a patent document published by the US Patent and Trademarks Office April 10.According to the patent, the new system is an "Improvement to computer security technology" that seeks to embrace a "System, method, and program product for processing secure transactions within a cloud computing system" implementing common cryptographic encryption principles.