The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Samsung Produces ASIC Chips For New Halong Bitcoin Miner
Crypto mining distributor MyRig recently revealed that electronics giant Samsung supplies the ASIC chips for Bitcoin miners made by Halong Mining, according to a tweet from MyRig April 10.On Tuesday, MyRig tweeted an image of a company representative holding a plate of semiconductor material used in the production of integrated circuits.
Digital Asset Taps Former JP Morgan Exec for ASX Project
Fintech startup Digital Asset has hired a former JP Morgan Chase executive to work on a blockchain-based clearing and settlement system it is developing for the Australian Securities Exchange.
Cryptocurrency Market Cap Surpasses $300 Billion On Strong Bitcoin Rally
Cryptocurrency investors received an incredible shock today after seeing a double-digit spike in less than an hour.
Miner Reopens Coal-Fired Power Plant in Cheap Energy Quest
An Australian technology firm will reopen a coal-fired power plant just to run a blockchain, according to a Tuesday report.
Silk Road Federal Prosecutor: Blockchain Played Key Role In Investigation Of Fed. Agents
Former federal prosecutor Kathryn Haun spoke about the non-criminal nature of Bitcoin and the use of Blockchain of criminal investigations during an interview with Quartz published today, April 12.
Bank of America Envisions Blockchain As Internal Ledger
Bank of America may be looking into replacingsome of its existing data sharing systems with a blockchain, according to a patent application released Thursday.
CabbageTech CEO Concedes in CFTC Crypto Fraud Suit
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission apparently affirmed its ability to regulate cryptocurrencies as commodities on Thursday, after an alleged scammer gave up a legal fight against the agency.
Two Bogus Bitcoin Brokers Charged With $365,000 Cash Robbery In Singapore
Two 36-year-old men have been arrested in Singapore after allegedly stealing $365,000 in cash from a Malaysian man who wanted to buy Bitcoin from them, local media outlets reported Thursday, April 12.
Brazil's First Crypto-Finance Master's Degree Launches In São Paolo
Major Brazilian university Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo is offering the country's first Master's degree in crypto-finance, Finance Magnates reported April 12.
An Overview of the SEC's Position on Cryptocurrencies
The SEC have taken a "Maybe you are, maybe you aren't a security" approach to cryptocurrencies within their jurisdiction.
Fintech Startup Report Concludes Bitcoin Is 'Generally Permissible' Under Sharia Law
Blossom Finance, a fintech startup based in Indonesia, has released a report by their internal Sharia advisor that concludes that Bitcoin is "Generally permissible" under Sharia law, according to a press release published Thursday, April 12.
NY Regulator Argues BitLicense Regulation Boosted Businesses
The New York State Department of Financial Services is taking steps to defend its much-contested track record as an early regulator of cryptocurrency.
Texas Regulator Inspects 32 Crypto Promoters, Warns Of 'Widespread Fraud'
The Enforcement Division of the Texas State Securities Board has published the findings of its four-week investigation into "Suspect" securities offerings tied to cryptocurrencies, in a report released April 10.
Crypto Farm With 6000 Miners Shut Down In Russia For Overdue Electricity Bill
Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs officers have arrested two men that were allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency mining operation in Orenburg city for not paying for several million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Russian Police Arrest Two for Illegal Crypto Mining
Russian police arrested two people for running an illegal cryptocurrency mining operation on Thursday.
'China's Google' Baidu Launches Blockchain-Based Image Rights Protection Platform
Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a digital image property rights management platform based on Blockchain, the company announced Wednesday, April 11.
IT Giant Tech Mahindra Joins India's Early Blockchain 'Bulls'
Despite a bearish outlook on cryptocurrencies from regulators, progressive Indian states and companies are charging ahead in exploring the applications of blockchain technology.
Santander, Ripple Launch First Blockchain Int'l Payment Service For Retail Customers
Spanish-based international bank Santander confirmed the launch of its Ripple-powered Blockchain payment network Thursday, April 12, becoming the first bank to do so.
Bitcoin Breakout: Price Jumps $1K in 60 Minutes
Bitcoin rallied over $1,000 in an hour this morning, having spent a better part of the last two weeks trading sideways in a narrow price range.
Carbon 'Stablecoin' Project Raises $2 Million in Seed Round
Cryptocurrency startup Carbon has raised $2 million in seed funding, the company revealed to CoinDesk, Thursday.
Moody's: Blockchain Could Save US Mortgage Industry $1 Billion
Blockchain could help cut costs and redundancies in the mortgage process, according to a new report from Moody's.
Bitcoin's Price Jumps $1,000 In 30 Minutes Of Market Growth Across The Board
The crypto markets experienced an explosion of growth today, April 12, with Bitcoin jumping more than $1,000 to break $8,000 over just a 30 minute period, and the rest of the market solidly in the green.
World's Second Largest Crypto Exchange OKEx Moves To 'Blockchain Island' Of Malta
Malta, which has recently passed regulatory legislation concerning Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Initial Coin Offerings in a bid to become a crypto-friendly "Blockchain island," is welcoming major crypto exchange OKEx to the country, according to an OKEx press release published today, April 12.
Santander to Launch Ripple Payment App This Week
Global banking giant Santander Group is reportedly launching a blockchain-based application for cross-border foreign exchange on Friday.
How Blockchain Can Help Fix the Trucking Industry
The U.S. trucking industry generated over $676 billion in revenue in 2017, moving about 70% of the nation's entire domestic freight tonnage.
China: Blockchain Conference Shut Down By Police, Organizers Claim 'No Legal Issues'
Organizers of a Chinese Blockchain conference that police suddenly shut down have denied rumors they invited a suspected fraudulent Initial Coin Offering to the event, local news outlet reported Thursday, April 12.
$7.5K Ahead? Bitcoin Price Charts Hint at Bull Move
The stagnant bitcoin charts could spring back to life in the next 24 hours, with a bullish move possibly on the cards.
Blockchain Startup Kadena Raises $12 Million in SAFT Sale
Blockchain platform provider Kadena has raised $12 million through a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens sale.
National Currency, Scam And Police Violence: What's Going On With Crypto In India
India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India has caused a stir on April 5, 2018 by announcing that it would not allow regulated institutions like banks, payment service providers and non banking finance companies, to provide services to persons or businesses that deal with cryptocurrencies.
Police Abruptly Halt Chinese Blockchain Conference
A blockchain-themed conference in Shanghai was abruptly suspended by police on Thursday.