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PBoC Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency

The head of digital currency research at the People's Bank of China offered up new critiques of bitcoin today, arguing it will never pass muster as a currency......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskOct 12th, 2017

CryptoWatch: Bitcoin futures fall below $18,000, as cryptocurrency itself drops under $17,000

U.S. bitcoin futures early Wednesday retreated below the $18,000 mark in their third full day of trading, while the spot price for the No.1 digital currency pulled back under $17,000......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 13th, 2017

Service outages hit 2 major cryptocurrency exchanges

Digital currency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex reported problems with service through their websites on Tuesday, frustrating traders seeking to cash in on the latest surge in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 12th, 2017

Service outages hit 2 major cryptocurrency exchanges

Digital currency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex reported problems with service through their websites on Tuesday, frustrating traders seeking to cash in on the latest surge in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 12th, 2017

2 major cryptocurrency exchanges just went down

Digital currency exchange Coinbase's website showed "service unavailable" early on Tuesday, flashing a message that said it was down for maintenance......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 12th, 2017

Bipartisan "Cryptocurrency Fairness Act" Moves to Congress

Authored by Jerry Brito via CoinCenter.org, Bipartisan bill will make it much easier to use Bitcoin to pay for every day goods and services. In April, Coin Center explained how the tax laws affecting digital currency tran.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 11th, 2017

Shorts Take Aim At Bitcoin Investments

In advance of Sunday's debut of bitcoin futures, the cryptocurrency slid late last week. Bitcoin has been surging this year, punishing traders that dare take bearish views on the digital currency. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaDec 11th, 2017

What Bitcoin"s Highs and Lows Mean for Businesses Using the Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's volatile behavior has caused some businesses to reevaluate the digital currency......»»

Category: topSource: incDec 8th, 2017

PPA, Fenerty blasted in state audit accusing agency of cheating Phila. schools

The former director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority ran the agency like a “tyrant” without any oversight, according to a scathing report from Pennsylvania’s auditor general that has prompted calls for the entire PPA board to resign and a re.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 8th, 2017

Gifts That Pay Off: Cryptocurrency novices are asking, ‘Should I buy bitcoin?’ Read this first...

The booming digital currency makes for an interesting stocking stuffer......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 7th, 2017

Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 million hacked

(Reuters) - Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said the contents of its bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach and one executive said nearly $64 million had been lost......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2017

Cryptocurrency is the next step in the digitization of everything — "It’s sort of inevitable"

Lex Sokolin, Autonomous Research's director of fintech strategy, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about the importance of cryptocurrency in our increasingly digital.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 5th, 2017

Venezuela launches oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuela's President is looking to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctio.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersDec 4th, 2017

Meet the ‘Petro,’ Venezuela’s New Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Aimed at Skirting U.S. Sanctions

Opposition leaders derided the idea. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 4th, 2017

Enter the "petro": Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the "petro" backed by oil reserves to shore up a collapsed economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 3rd, 2017

The Fed has no plans for its own cryptocurrency — at least for now

Reuters/Stephen Lam Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the Fed is not working on its own digital currency, right now.  Reuters reported Wednesday Williams said the Fed is paying attention to research on blockchain, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 29th, 2017

The Federal Reserve Might Explore A Digital Currency, Dudley Still "Skeptical" Of Bitcoin

The hottest investment of 2017 is bitcoin and other digital currencies, and the cryptocurrency craze has now apparently captured the attention of the Federal Reserve. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaNov 29th, 2017

What Did ISIS Do in 2017? Islamic State Reveals Its Favorite Terror Attacks And Calls for More

In the latest edition of ISIS digital magazine Al-Naba, the group looks back at the carnage it caused in Islamic calendar year 1438......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 18th, 2017

Bitcoin, bitcoin cash take weekend roller-coaster ride as prices fluctuate wildly

Bitcoin and its sister cryptocurrency, bitcoin cash, took a wild ride over the weekend, with price swings topping 15% and bitcoin cash briefly overtaking Ethereum as the second-most valuable digital currency......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 12th, 2017

Millions of Dollars Worth of Ethereum Got Locked Up. Here’s Why

The growing pains continue for the cryptocurrency. An Ethereum hard fork may be in the future. That’s after a user of digital currency wallet Parity, which many use .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 8th, 2017

A New Path To Cryptocurrencies: Bjork

The digital currency boom has resulted in countless celebrities endorsing new initial coin offerings, or ICOs, a process in which capital is raised to fund and promote a cryptocurrency venture. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaNov 8th, 2017