Digital Currency

'Bitcoin Jesus' Sees the Digital Currency Splitting Again

Bitcoin will probably see another splintering off in November as miners and developers debate how best to scale the cryptocurrency’s rapidly growing …

Cryptocurrency

The ICO craze, explained

The “Initial Coin Offering” has gripped Silicon Valley this summer. What is it?<p>The drive to discover alternate ways for a new company to raise money has birthed many experiments, but none more prominent than the 2017 rise of so-called Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs.<p>The decades-old, tried-and-true …

Bitcoin

What Will Happen When Major Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Close Down by End of October?

Upon the closure of OKCoin and Huobi later this year, the Chinese Bitcoin exchange market will officially be shut down

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Mining Could be China's Next Target: Why It Does Not Matter

Several sources including the Wall Street Journal have reported that the Chinese government and its regulators may target bitcoin mining operators in …

Cryptocurrency

Here's why the crackdown on bitcoin in China is 'not a real problem' for the digital currency

Bitcoin markets appear unphased by reports of a crackdown by Chinese regulators. MI<p><b>Cryptocurrency investors are shaking off reports of a regulatory crackdown on bitcoin in China.</b><p><b>That's because traders view recent news and rumors as peripheral to the digital coin's future success and potentially</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Can cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin survive scrutiny from central banks?

The future of money looks very different in the world of cryptocurrencies. There is a growing consensus among businesses, investors and countries …

Bitcoin

'Bond Street' Level Jeweler Samer Halimeh NY Now Accepts Bitcoin - Bitcoin News

News<p><b>The well-known international diamond and luxury jewelry retailer, Samer Halimeh New York, has announced the company will now start jewel trades</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Is Bitcoin a Threat to Global Share Prices?

With the world economy becoming increasingly digital, a digital currency is perhaps inevitable. After all, consumers generally welcome ease of use in …

Economy

Bitcoin’s Wild Ride Shows The Truth: It Is Probably Worth Zero

The digital currency’s value depends on it becoming digital gold—or on criminals<p>Behind every bubble is a good idea bursting to get out, and bitcoin kind of looks like a good idea, at least if you squint a bit. A digital currency without borders that governments can’t control and that allows secret …

21st Century

Four Facts About Bitcoin

Some experts think that Bitcoin is the “people’s currency,” destined to replace national currencies, one day. Others think the digital currency a “fraud” and a “tulip bulb.” What does the average American know and think about Bitcoin?<p>Some Americans never heard of it. Others heard of it, but they …

Entrepreneurship

Bitcoin is beyond government control

Bitcoin has surged more than 33 per cent from Friday's wave of panic selling, suggesting the cryptocurrency is becoming more and more immune to …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Was Designed To Persevere

Bitcoin had a profound correction last week, falling to near $3000 after nearing all time highs around $5000 in days prior.<p>The blame belongs to …

Business

Bitcoin Surpasses $4,000 As Cryptocurrencies Rise In Value

Bitcoin prices broke though $4,000 today, as many cryptocurrencies rose in value.<p>The world’s largest digital currency by market capitalization (market cap) had climbed to as much as $4,063.74 at the time of report, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).<p>At this level, the …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin 'Double Taxation' Relief Bill Introduced in Australia

Australia's government has introduced a bill that delivers on a long-standing promise to solve a "double taxation" problem for cryptocurrencies.<p>As it …

Bitcoin

Bank for central banks admits decentralised cryptocurrencies are a pretty good idea

The Swiss-based bank for the world's central banks has argued that there's a lot to gain if they offer decentralised cryptocurrency to consumers.<p>In a …

Bitcoin

The Unruly Digital Currency Market Gets Out Of Hand, And The Status Quo Tries To Step On It

An influential Bitcoin foe.<p>Jamie Dimon is a fan of blockchain.<p>Bitcoin runs counter to China's interest, and they will do their best to shut it …

Bitcoin

China shuts down Bitcoin industry; bans executives from leaving the country

China has stepped up its regulatory onslaught against cryptocurrencies, forcing major bitcoin exchanges operating on the mainland to shut down and …

Australian News

MUFG CEO Defends Blockchain Settlement Project After Dimon's Bitcoin Comments

The chief executive of Japanese finance giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) sought to differentiate a digital currency project his bank is …

Bitcoin

Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Monday

Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Monday, September 18:<p><b>1. Global stocks push further into</b> …

Economy

Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather Promotes Yet Another ICO

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is promoting the scheduled initial coin offering (ICO) by digital currency startup Centra on September 19, …

Boxing

Big Banks Want to Destroy Bitcoin Before it Destroys Them

It seems as if the talk of “the people’s currency” has started to sting the ears of those who traditionally have a monopoly of money, banks and …

Cryptocurrency

The Rise of 'Private' Cryptocurrencies | Investopedia

To many cryptocurrency enthusiasts, one of the largest draws to the industry is the anonymity that decentralized digital currencies gives investors. …

Bitcoin

China internet finance group calls for digital currency support amid crypto crackdown

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance association has urged Chinese regulators to create a framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid a fierce crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.<p>Li Lihui, a senior official at the …

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Deals Under $600 May Be Tax-Exempt | Investopedia

For digital currency aficionados, the prospect of being hounded by the IRS is likely unsavory. Many people have flocked to the cryptocurrency world …

Cryptocurrency

Chinese bitcoin exchange announces it is ending trading

BEIJING — One of China's biggest bitcoin exchanges says it will end trading after news reports regulators have ordered all Chinese exchanges to close caused the price of the digital currency to plunge.<p>BTC China said on its website it will "stop all trading business" on Sept. 30. The exchange said …

Money

More Attempts to Bring E-Commerce to World’s Two Billion Unbanked

Taking e-commerce to the unbanked seems to be getting easier as the number of merchants embracing cryptocurrencies is increasing. From Overstock to …

Cryptocurrency

BoE Official: Central Bank Digital Currency Would Need 'Extraordinary' Resilience

A researcher at the Bank of England explored some of the design requirements for a central bank-issued digital currency earlier this week – …

Bitcoin

TOP 10 Facts About Bitcoin

Top 10 Facts Why Bitcoin is Worth Your Attention<p>During the last couple of years, the digital finance sector has seen a massive evolution thanks to …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin prices are dropping after BTCChina halts trading on regulators' concerns

Bitcoin prices tumbled today after Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina said it would stop all trading from 30 September as regulators crack down on the …

Cryptocurrency

This pizza CEO has a crazy plan to create his own Bitcoin-like currency so workers can get a piece of the pie

The main way that Silicon Valley companies keep employees loyal is with stock options. Stick around for a year or two, and you get a small slice of ownership in the company. It's a good incentive for workers to do their bit to increase the company's value.<p>It doesn't really work that way in most …

Business