US City Mulls Roll Out of Tougher Rules for Crypto Miners

Plattsburgh, New York, is considering bringing in stricter requirements on commercial cryptocurrency mining farms operating in the city.Patrick McFarlin, a councilor of Plattsburgh's Common...

Binance Launches Its First Fiat-Crypto Exchange in Uganda

Major international crypto exchange Binance has announced that its fiat-to-crypto exchange will open in Uganda this week, the company reveals Monday, Oct. 15.CEO and founder of Binance, Changpeng...

Major cryptocurrencies jump as the controversial dollar-pegged token tether falls

Major digital currencies edged higher on Monday as tether, a controversial token designed to be pegged to the U.S. dollar, fell more than 2...

MasterCard, VISA to Classify Crypto, ICOs as ‘High Risk,’ Increase Monitoring, Sources Say

Payment giants MasterCard and VISA will soon group cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) jurisdictions in a new “high risk” category, financial trading news site Finance Magnates reported Friday, October 12.According...

Bitcoin Surges to $7,500 on Bitfinex as Tether Implodes, Real Price $6,700

The price of Bitcoin has surged from $6,300 to $7,500 on Bitfinex, a major cryptocurrency exchange that reportedly operates Tether LLC, a firm that...

How a Left-for-Dead, $0.22 Crypto Asset Became a Lifeline for Activists

"It exists everywhere."That's how Athens-based crypto enthusiast named "Sporos" describes faircoin – a tiny, $0.22 asset that in terms of daily trading volume, is...

Budding NBA Star is a Bitcoiner, Says His Shoe Brand Will Accept Crypto

Spencer Dinwiddie is not “rich” by professional athlete standards. Currently, he makes around $1 million a year before taxes from his NBA contract. The...

Exposed: Bitcoin Scam Used New Zealand’s Prime Minister as an Endorsement

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is the latest high-profile individual to be used in perpetuating a cryptocurrency scam. According to the Prime Minister’s office,...

Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week 2018 are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token sale boom, the pride that came before...

Despite Setbacks Crypto Wages Still an Option for Russians, Poll Finds

Crypto markets have passed through hard times this year but cryptocurrency remains a viable remuneration option for businesses in the industry and their employees...

GDPR is ‘Kryptonite’ to Google and Facebook, Brave Executive Tells EU

Brave Browser has described how a core principle of GDPR called “Purpose Limitation” can be used to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Google and Facebook. In...

Court Refuses to Drop Money Laundering Charge Against UBS, $5.8 Billion Fine Looms

A French court has reportedly rejected a request by the largest Swiss bank to drop money laundering charge against it. UBS Group and a...

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based Consortium

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has reportedly been sold to a Singapore-based consortium for approximately 400 billion won...

World Bank President: Distributed Ledger Technology Has ‘Huge Potential’

The president of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim has stated that distributed ledger technology (DLT) has “huge potential” and that the bank should keep pace with...

Cryptocurrency Will Make Web Look like ‘Cute Experiment’: Circle CEO

Blockchain unicorn Circle has made a series of strategic moves that all have one theme: to become a dominant force in the world of...

Prime Suspect in $24 Million Bitcoin Scam Arrested in Thailand

Thai citizen Prinya Jaravijit, who allegedly defrauded a Finnish investor of $24 Million worth of Bitcoin (BTC), has recently been detained in Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, the...

Cryptocurrencies suffer $18 billion drop in value over three days

This was a tough week for cryptocurrencies.Bitcoin finally began to stabilize Friday, but not before the total cryptocurrency market lost $18 billion of its already...

Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There’s Pushback, Too)

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line.In a white paper posted this week, the software giant says it intends...

Coinbase Confirms Shutdown of Crypto Index Fund Product

Crypto exchange Coinbase is shutting down its institutional-investor focused index fund product, a spokesperson told CoinDesk.The spokesperson told CoinDesk that the Coinbase Index Fund –...

Experts Warn of Cryptojacking Malware That Mimics Adobe Flash Updates

Researchers have identified cryptojacking malware that conceals itself behind a fake Adobe Flash update. The finding has been revealed in a cyber threat report published by...

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Indian Internet ‘Blockchain Committee’ Attracts Reps From Zebpay, MasterCard, Microsoft

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is forming a dedicated focus group for blockchain exploration made up of both big business and cryptocurrency players, Indian daily...

Monero to Become First Billion-Dollar Crypto to Implement ‘Bulletproofs’ Tech

A highly anticipated technology designed to make blockchain privacy features more scalable will be tested in the wild soon.Named "bulletproofs," the tech, which was...

Media Startup Civil to Issue Refunds as $8 Million Token Sale Fails

Civil, the New York-based startup aiming to put journalism on a blockchain, is to refund users who participated in its token sale, after failing...