Bitcoin climbs above $7 000 as cryptocurrency rally extends

2019-05-13 08:05

Bitcoin climbed to the highest since September, briefly surpassing $7 000, as a rally in cryptocurrencies gathered pace in trading over the weekend.

WATCH: Jaguar Land Rover planning to allow helpful car drivers to earn cryptocurrency

2019-04-30 20:41

Jaguar Land Rover said on Monday it is testing software that will allow drivers of its cars to earn the IOTA cryptocurrency as a reward for sharing data.

Bitcoin most overbought since record run, technical gauge says

2019-04-06 10:39

Here’s something for recently emboldened crypto enthusiasts to mull: Bitcoin is now at its most expensive level since just before the spectacular crash of the most widely owned digital currency.

WATCH: Cryptocurrency exchange locked out of $140m

2019-02-06 19:34

Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX says it can't access $140m after its CEO unexpectedly died.

Hawks: Bitcoin scam probe into BTC Global still ongoing

2019-01-25 13:50

The Hawks have denied that the cryptocurrency trading platform BTC Global has been cleared of defrauding its clients, saying investigations into the alleged investment scam are ongoing.

SA is considering a crackdown on anonymous crypto-assets – this is how a new plan could affect bitcoin investors

2019-01-16 17:40

If a new proposal is implemented, anonymous trading of bitcoin and similar crypto-currencies via South African providers could become impossible.

Don’t let go of bitcoin just yet

2018-12-18 14:05

Towards the end of 2017, everybody was getting on the bitcoin train. But by the end of 2018, it has lost about 80% of its value since those highs. So, what’s next for the cryptocurrency?

Crypto market crash is causing startups to shutter operations

2018-12-07 05:55

The plunge in the cryptocurrency market is weighing on the software-development community that spawned over 1 000 digital coins amid dreams of independence from traditional financial systems and instant wealth.

Crypto losses near $700bn in worst week since bubble burst

2018-11-23 07:16

Bitcoin sank toward $4 000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index’s weekly decline to 25%. That’s the worst five-day stretch since crypto-mania peaked in early January.

Bitcoin is 10 years old today — here's a look back at its crazy history

2018-10-31 18:13

Bitcoin's value increased more than 1-million fold in the last decade.


Buy Bitcoin, says strategist who called late-2018 breakdown

2019-05-03 14:28

Bitcoin is in the middle of a sustained recovery and investors should use recent weakness to buy more, according to Fundstrat technical strategist Robert Sluymer.

Think you know how much financial privacy you have online? Think again.

2019-04-26 05:00

When the average consumer pays a merchant in Europe via PayPal, their data goes to around 600 companies with zero visibility. And that's just the beginning, says Riccardo Spagni.

Bitcoin's first monthly gain since July may not mean too much

2019-03-01 21:41

While digital currency enthusiasts should take heart in Bitcoin’s first monthly increase since July, the outlook for the original cryptocurrency remains cloudy.

Bitcoin is worth less than the cost to mine it - JPMorgan

2019-01-25 15:22

The production-weighted cash cost to create one Bitcoin averaged around $4 060 globally in the fourth quarter, according to analysts with JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Cryptocurrencies have just been declared hobbyist ‘financial instruments’ in South Africa – here’s what that means

2019-01-18 18:29

Three small mentions of cryptocurrency amid more than a hundred pages of complex technical taxation amendments just changed how tokens such as bitcoin are treated in SA law. For one, trading in them is now considered a hobby of sorts.

Lionel Laurent: Mark Zuckerberg uses blockchain for his own ends

2018-12-27 09:00

The idea that a company as powerful and autocratic as Facebook would ever dive into crypto-currencies has always seemed a bit like the Death Star deciding to throw a staff Christmas party, says Lionel Laurent.

How low will Bitcoin go? The history of price bubbles provides some clues

2018-12-15 10:03

The Bitcoin bubble is perhaps the most extreme since the late 19th century, says Lee Smales.

Bitcoin approaches lowest level in more than one year

2018-12-06 20:26

Bitcoin’s slump has accelerated, with the largest cryptocurrency approaching another fresh low for the year.

Half of richer, online South Africans want to buy cryptocurrencies – here’s what’s holding them back

2018-11-06 12:47

A cryptocurrencies study by Luno shows considerable interest in the likes of bitcoin – and a high level of adoption already.

WATCH: Cryptocurrency Bitcoin marks 10 years

2018-10-23 06:30

Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

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