Facebook may face too much regulation for its new cryptocurrency to take off, but the rest of the crypto market doesn't play by the same rules.
Bitcoin has become a lifeline for Gaza as the US and Israel treat the territory as a pariah state in an effort to undermine Hamas. Gazans are hoping that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can fill the void of a national currency.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged two celebrities for promoting Initial Coin Offerings without revealing to the public that they were paid to do so.
The fall followed a sudden plunge last week that shook bitcoin out of a period of relative stability, where prices had hovered around the $6,500 mark for several months.
As the use of cash declines and interest in cryptocurrencies grows, some financiers think it’s time for central banks to enter the e-money market. But experts think otherwise.
Bithumb said in a notice that it had stopped all trading after ascertaining “some cryptocurrencies worth about $32 million were seized between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, east London, says it is one of a handful to accept cryptocurrencies out of hundreds in the city.
A passenger on the flight the escaped inmate allegedly caught to flee the country told national broadcaster RUV that Iceland's prime minister was also on the plane.
Smari McCarthy, a lawmaker for Iceland's Pirate Party, suggests taxing the profits of bitcoin mines as large virtual currency mining companies have established a base in the country.
Harunustaspor said it signed Omer Faruk Kiroglu with the cryptocurrency to make the team known "in Turkey and the world."
Units of the cryptocurrency NEM worth $530 million were stolen on Friday. Singapore-based NEM says its blockchain is tracking the stolen coins and that the hacker has not attempted to move them, but that it has no way to return them to their owners.
The clampdown in South Korea, a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrency, comes as policymakers around the world struggle to regulate an asset whose value has skyrocketed over the last year.
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