Crypto's crash just surpassed dot-com levels as losses reach 80%

2018-09-12 12:13

The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books.

Bitcoin drops below $6 000 as almost every cryptocurrency sinks

2018-08-14 11:45

Bitcoin has dropped below $6 000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens tumbled as this month’s selloff in cryptocurrencies showed few signs of letting up.

Bitcoin tumbles below $6 500 on delayed decision on ETF

2018-08-08 12:03

The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths after the US Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for an exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin.

Bitcoin's mad 10% spike this week could have been a short squeeze

2018-07-18 18:10

Bitcoin jumped around 10% in just 20 minutes this week, for no obvious reason. Analysts think short sellers may have been responsible.

Chinese police busted a R14 billion cryptocurrency dark web World Cup gambling ring

2018-07-14 21:37

Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion, or around R14 billion, in bets made on World Cup matches using cryptocurrencies like ethereum, bitcoin, and litecoin.

Gorgeous women, Vladimir Putin, and fluffy buzzwords: 6 clues the blockchain project you're thinking about investing in is a scam

2018-07-06 17:41

"Sometimes they'll use models to make fake LinkedIn accounts. When you go to check out who's involved in the company, you'll see photos of all of these beautiful people."

Randcoin? Probably not. 'Enthusiasm has slowed' for creating national cryptocurrencies.

2018-06-25 07:34

Countries were initially excited about the possibilities of their own, national cryptocurrencies. Now, not so much.

Bitcoin tumbles most in two weeks amid South Korea hack

2018-06-10 19:48

Bitcoin has extended losses for a third day as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a 'cyber intrusion' in its system.

Gauteng firm probed in R1bn crypto scam threatens to sue Hawks

2018-05-28 17:07

A Bitcoin company fingered for an investment scam has threatened to sue the Hawks to retract its statement, but the Hawks are sticking to their guns.

Cryptos are tokens, not currency, says SARB

2018-05-25 07:03

The South African Reserve Bank chooses to call digital currencies such as Bitcoin “cyber-tokens” because they don’t meet the requirements to be classified as money.

 

Crypto exchanges are set to rake in twice as much money as last year even though bitcoin is down 51%

2018-08-18 19:11

Cryptocurrency exchanges are making money hand-over-fist this year, despite a bear market that's gripped the market for digital currencies.

No media leaks to date for startup using Bitcoin to fight piracy

2018-08-10 20:45

A Stellenbosch-based tech start-up, which uses bitcoin to fight piracy in film, is looking to scale its technology in other forms of media.

SEC again rejects Winkelvoss twins Bitcoin fund

2018-07-27 07:37

US market regulators again rejected a proposal to allow trading in the first Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund created by noted tech entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

Scene vs. herd: How to stop group mentality wrecking your finances

2018-07-17 06:30

When it comes to making investment decisions, try to assess the facts and evidence - not what the group is doing, writes Warren Ingram.

Bitcoin heads for its biggest drop in more than two weeks

2018-07-10 16:03

Bitcoin headed for the biggest drop in more than two weeks, as a rebound that saw the digital asset bounce almost 18% from the year’s lows ran out of steam.

Guard your savings: Avoid scams promising to make you richer than Jeff Bezos

2018-07-04 09:48

The returns promised to investors by BTC Global were financially impossible. In fact, not enough money existed in the world for the weekly interest they were guaranteeing.

Cryptocurrencies lose $42 billion after South Korean bourse hack

2018-06-12 05:45

The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies has deepened, wiping out about R552bn of market value over the weekend, and extending this year’s slump in Bitcoin to more than 50%.

People are so obsessed with trading cryptocurrencies that a hospital just launched a programme to treat addictive behaviour

2018-05-31 14:59

Scottish addiction treatment centre Castle Craig Hospital has launched a programme geared to help people who are addicted to trading cryptocurrencies online.

Sygnia to start cryptocurrency exchange in SA

2018-05-25 21:21

Money manager Sygnia says it intends to start a cryptocurrency exchange in the third quarter of this year to tap growing interest from investors in the country in digital currencies.

Bitcoin may be down 40% this year but crypto developers are still fetching $1 million signing bonuses

2018-05-23 12:47

Bitcoin may be down 40% year-to-date, but crypto developers are making out like bandits.

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