Bitcoin

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin hits nearly three-year peak, approaches new record

Bitcoin jumped to its highest level since December 2017 as the asset’s perceived value as a hedge against inflation and expectations of mainstream acceptance lured retail and...

PayPal

PayPal to open up network to cryptocurrencies

In a significant move, PayPal has said it will allow clients to hold bitcoin along with other digital coins on its own online wallet and shop utilizing cryptocurrencies in the 26 m...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Central banks eye digital cash to fend off crypto threat

The world’s largest central banks, as well as a few of those smaller ones are toying with the idea of issuing electronic currencies.

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

British watchdog bans Bitcoin-based products for retail investors

The UK’s financial watchdog has said it will ban the sale to retail investors of products that monitor the purchase price of crypto-assets like Bitcoin, stating most men and ...

Panetta ECB Digital Currency

ECB must prepare to issue a digital euro

The European Central Bank should prepare to issue a digital euro to complement banknotes “if and when” it becomes necessary, ECB board member Fabio Panetta has said tod...

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...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

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...