Bitcoin

Feb
15

Put people first to get fintech right in Asia

As the Year of the Rooster gives way to the Year of the Dog, fintech remains very much in the news and on investors’ minds. From blockchain to bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings that allocate “tokens” as a new means of crowdfunding capital, the language and disruptions buffeting the mainstream banking […]

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Feb
15

Want to buy stuff using bitcoin? Coinbase wants to help

Coinbase, a company that houses people’s digital wallets for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has a new way to pay. The service, called Coinbase Commerce, “enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies” so funds arrive directly in their own wallets. It can be integrated straight into their own online checkout processes, Coinbase said in a blog post […]

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Feb
07

Singapore says no strong case to ban cryptocurrency trading

Singapore’s central bank has been studying the potential risks posed by cryptocurrencies, but there is as yet no strong case to ban trading of the digital coins in the city-state, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said. “Cryptocurrencies are an experiment. The number and different forms of cryptocurrencies is growing internationally. It is too early to […]

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Feb
07

North Korea is a suspect in the $530 million Coincheck cryptocurrency heist

North Korea is no stranger to cryptocurrencies: The rogue regime has been accused of launching a global ransom attack to raise bitcoin, hacking South Korean exchanges, and mining crypto both within its borders and secretly on your computers. Now, it has become a suspect in the world’s largest crypto heist, Reuters has reported. South Korea’s […]

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Feb
02

India’s flourishing fintech sector is craving the finance minister’s attention

While most industries have long lists of demands from finance minister Arun Jaitley leading up to the budget on Feb. 01, India’s booming fintech sector primarily has just one wish—that its presence be acknowledged. While the Narendra Modi government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have already laid down regulations for certain segments, such […]

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Jan
31

Hong Kong–based investment firm acquires pioneering Bitcoin exchange BTCC

BTCC is exiting the Chinese market to focus on making digital currencies accessible to everyone globally. This acquisition by a Hong Kong–based blockchain investment fund is a milestone for BTCC and will allow BTCC to focus on global digital currency adoption. BTCC, located in China and founded in 2011, was the world’s oldest bitcoin exchange […]

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Jan
29

Startup Robinhood to launch commission-free cryptocurrency trading

Online brokerage startup Robinhood plans to launch commission-free cryptocurrency trading, the company said on Thursday, riding a wave of interest from retail investors for the new asset class. Starting in February, Robinhood customers will be able to buy bitcoin and ether, the two most popular virtual coins. The Palo-Alto based startup plans to add more […]

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Jan
25

Weiss has issued its first cryptocurrency ratings, ranking Ethereum above bitcoin

The securities ratings firm is the first to give a rating to cryptocurrencies. Weiss Ratings has ranked Ethereum as “better” than bitcoin, as well as the EOS coin in its first cryptocurrency ratings. Bitcoin received a C+ rating from the firm, due to the fact that its network has some serious bottlenecks which have resulted […]

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