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Bitcoin China

China’s Hebei province to clamp down on cryptocurrency mining and trading

The cyberspace commission in China’s northern Hebei province said it will cooperate with other government departments to crack down on virtual currency mining and trading, the late...

Crypto Coins

Interactive Brokers launches cryptocurrency trading

Interactive Brokers Group has said it has launched low-fee cryptocurrency trading on its platform, making it the latest online retail brokerage to add digital assets to its offerin...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency prices tumble and exchange trading falters as snags crop up

The price of cryptocurrencies plunged and crypto trading was delayed on Tuesday, a day in which El Salvador ran into snags as the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

US SEC charges BitConnect founder with $2 billion cryptocurrency fraud

The top US securities regulator has sued the founder of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange platform BitConnect over his alleged role in fraudulently raising about $2 billion f...

FinTech player, PayPal

PayPal launches crypto buying and selling in the UK

PayPal Holdings Inc will allow customers in the United Kingdom to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies starting this week, the company has said.

Crypto Coins

Crypto platform Poly Network says hacked funds returned

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network has said that almost all of the $610 million stolen this month in one of the biggest crypto heists had now been returned by the unknown person ...

Ethereum news

Ether near two-month high ahead of major protocol change

Ether held near two-month highs on Thursday ahead of a major adjustment to its underlying ethereum blockchain that would alter the way transactions are processed.

Platform News: Binance

Binance founder willing to go, as pressure mounts

Binance founder Changpeng Zhao said he was willing to step down whenever he finds a successor who can do a “better job”, as one of the world’s biggest cryptocurre...

Crypto Coins

Bitcoin leaps 12% to test recent peaks, ether hits 3-week high

Cryptocurrencies popped to the top of recent ranges yesterday, as short sellers bailed out in the wake of a strong week and while traders hoped a handful of positive comments from ...

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

Yellen urges quick US adoption of stablecoin rules

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has told regulators that the US government must move quickly to establish a regulatory framework for stablecoins, a rapidly growing class of digital...

Platform News: Ransomware

US launches online hub to help ransomware victims

The US government has unveiled an online hub for the victims of ransomware attacks, saying it will make it easier for companies and municipalities to find resources and get assista...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

News short: Square to create new bitcoin-focused business unit

FinTech company Square Inc is creating a new business focused on bitcoin, Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said in a tweet on Thursday.

Platform News: Squarespace

Dorsey’s Square plans to make hardware wallet for bitcoin

Square Inc will make a hardware wallet for bitcoin, the payments company confirmed in a tweet yesterday, shortly before US Senator Elizabeth Warren flagged growing risks posed to c...

Visa Payment

Visa says spending on crypto-linked cards topped $1 billion in first half this year

Visa Inc has said its customers spent more than $1 billion on its crypto-linked cards in the first half of this year, as the payments processor takes steps to make crypto transacti...

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