Tag Archives: Bitcoin

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

11Jan/18

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

The South Korean government says it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Think bitcoin’s getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

With Zimbabwe under threat of cash shortages and hyperinflation, some are turning to highly-volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a safer haven for their money. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Siberian entrepreneurs mine bitcoins to heat private house

IRKUTSK, RUSSIA (REUTERS) – Cheap energy prices and a long winter season could make the Russian Siberian town of Irkutsk an ideal spot for eco-friendly bitcoin mining.
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23Oct/17

Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. But as Kate King reports, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too illiquid to risk investing other people’s money in. Continue reading

10Oct/17
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading

15Sep/17

China’s Bitcoin trading platform BTCChina to stop trading

China Central Television (CCTV)- One of the largest Bitcoin trading platforms in China, BTCChina, announced on Thursday that it will stop all trading from September 30. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Cheap electricity makes Siberian city of Irkutsk the Russian capital of bitcoin mining

IRKUTSK, RUSSIA (RECENT – AUGUST 31, 2017) (REUTERS) – Russian Siberian city of Irkutsk has recently seen increased interest in crypto-currency mining due to the cheep energy prices in the region. Continue reading