Tag Archives: Virtual currency

26Jan/22

The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial?

Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An attractive alternative investment or no better than a Ponzi scheme? Cryptocurrencies are controversial – challenging conventional financial wisdom and worrying regulatory authorities around the world.
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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

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

05Aug/17

Bitcoin trading needs stringent regulation, supervision: market makers and players

China Central Television (CCTV) – More irregularities about the concocted online payment unit, bitcoin, have aroused more concerns of monetary regulators everywhere. Continue reading

27Jul/17

U.S. indicts alleged bitcoin laundering ‘mastermind’

The U.S indicts Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man accused of laundering $4bn in bitcoin through the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange. David Doyle reports.
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