Bitcoin

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin meets the real world in Africa

Just over four months ago, entrepreneur Abolaji Odunjo made an intrinsic change to his company selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos. He started paying his pro...

Crypto

Welcome to the world of crypto lending

It appears to be a surefire bet. You lend money to a borrower that puts up collateral that exceeds the size of the loan, and then you earn interest of about 20%. What could possibl...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

UK to beef up City watchdog powers over crypto-assets

The UK’s finance ministry has proposed giving the City’s watchdog new powers to regulate crypto assets like bitcoin, and also outlined a crackdown on misleading sales l...

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Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

Twitter had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told journalists, before the breach of high-profile ...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

Hackers who targeted some of Twitter’s top users to reap bitcoin worth $120,000 have likely left digital footprints that could offer clues for law enforcement agencies invest...

Singapore

Singapore says blockchain payments project is now ready for commercial rollout

Singapore has developed a blockchain-based payments network that could enable faster and cheaper international settlements, authorities have said, noting that the next step was a c...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Sources suggest Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase readies stock market listing

Coinbase has started plans for a stock market listing that could come as early as this year, making it the first major US cryptocurrency exchange to go public, according to people ...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Investors say it may take time to see a spike in Bitcoin

Investors expecting a sudden surge in bitcoin’s price, after it underwent a technical adjustment three weeks ago that reduced the rate at which new coins are generated, may h...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin goes through third ‘halving’, falls versus US dollar

Bitcoin slid in volatile trading, after it went through a technical adjustment that reduced the rate at which new coins are created, but the outlook remained upbeat as the increase...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

As pandemic rages, anything goes for bitcoin’s third ‘halving’

Bitcoin is about to undergo a scheduled technical adjustment as the number of new coins awarded to miner of the cryptocurrency will be cut in half, but forecasting which way its pr...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Speculative bet or inflation hedge? Bitcoin in the coronavirus crisis

Bitcoin has fared better than stocks but worse than gold and US Treasuries during the coronavirus pandemic, with investors ascribing its performance to speculative bets and bids to...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Bitcoin falls as cryptocurrencies suffer in market volatility

Bitcoin plummeted yesterday, amid turmoil in cryptocurrency markets, with traders citing a sell-off across assets as fears of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic take...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Is it a currency? A commodity? Bitcoin has an identity crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – So bitcoin’s a currency, right? Well, yes, it can be used to buy, sell and price goods much like dollars and euros.

Bitcoin China

Bitcoin plummets to a six-month low on China crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped to a six-month low on Friday after China’s central bank launched a fresh crackdown on cryptocurrencies, warning of the risks entailed...

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