Bitcoin rockets past $10,000 after the Fed says it's 'taking a deep look' at a government cryptocurrency

2020-02-12 15:06

The digital coin hit a five-month high as Wuhan coronavirus fears and the upcoming "halving" also boosted demand.

Singer Akon has finalised plans to build a 800-hectare city in Senegal that's powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin

2020-01-16 16:05

Akon, whose cryptocurrency is called "Akoin," has said he thinks the system could be the key to growth in Africa.

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

2019-10-17 05:19

International law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday that a global investigation into child pornography sold for bitcoin on the underground internet had reaped 337 arrests and the shutdown of the dark web's most notorious pedophile site.

Bitcoin has become an unlikely safe haven as global turmoil has rocked markets. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

2019-08-20 11:32

"Bitcoin is harder to manipulate the circulating supply and that's why some people think its a safe haven."

Bitcoin jumped b R14,000 overnight – and is looking comfortable above the $10,000 mark

2019-06-22 11:07

Crossing the $10,000 milestone means the cryptocurrency has recovered to more than half of its all-time high.

Here's what Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra will look like and how it will work

2019-06-18 17:11

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will be launching its own cryptocurrency, Libra, in 2020 alongside partners including Uber and PayPal.

Uber, MasterCard, Visa and other big companies have reportedly signed on to Facebook's blockchain efforts

2019-06-14 09:16

Facebook is almost ready to unveil its secretive cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin vaults above $7 000 level as crypto rally gathers steam

2019-05-13 15:34

Bitcoin jumped above $7 000 and didn’t look back, as its longest winning streak since 2013 continued to rekindle the global cryptocurrency market.

Bitcoin plunged after a major crypto exchange was accused of using client money to hide R12 billion of missing cash

2019-04-26 13:47

Bitfinex drained $700 million from Tether's reserves to hide the fact it lost access to $850 million, says a lawsuit by the New York Attorney General.

Experts finally tracked down the digital wallets of the crypto CEO who died with sole access to millions. They say the money's gone

2019-03-07 17:44

Quadriga's CEO died with the passwords to $137 million (R1,9 billion) in customers' cryptocurrency holdings. But the money's disappeared.


'This doesn't sound right': Mastercard's CEO ditched Facebook's Libra after multiple red flags

2020-02-04 22:24

"When you don't understand how money gets made, it gets made in ways you don't like."

Facebook's Libra launch was 'ridiculously stupid,' blockchain boss says

2019-11-22 09:57

"The way they rolled it out ... it was just so in your face," R3's CEO David Rutter said at a recent conference.

Investors have been plowing money into bitcoin since the start of the US-China trade war

2019-08-24 17:50

After Trump announced delays on some tariffs until December, there was a 123% increase in people trading bitcoin.

Bitcoin tumbles after US lawmakers take aim at Libra — 'Facebook has burned down the house over and over'

2019-07-17 16:56

Bitcoin plunged 16% after Sherrod Brown joined Donald Trump, Steven Mnuchin, Jerome Powell, and others in attacking Facebook's planned cryptocurrency.

Libra is Facebook’s plan to bring cryptocurrency to the masses — but I don’t trust Facebook enough to use it

2019-06-19 17:32

I belong to a traditional bank, and I don't trust Facebook. So why would I use Libra, the new global currency it's pushing?

Bitcoin climbs to one-year high on Facebook crypto pact report

2019-06-17 18:11

Bitcoin climbed past $9,000, to its highest since May 2018, as reports that Facebook is due to unveil a digital currency added to optimism that cryptocurrencies are becoming more widely adopted by mainstream finance

Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency 'GlobalCoin' in 2020

2019-05-26 12:27

Facebook's planned cryptocurrency "GlobalCoin" is reportedly slated to be rolled out in 2020 after the company hopes test it by the end of 2019.

Facebook is working on a secret plan - code-named 'Project Libra' - to build a cryptocurrency network

2019-05-04 12:49

The social network reportedly plans to launch a digital coin that users can spend on and off its platform.

Bitcoin climbs to highest this year as volatility recedes

2019-04-01 19:00

The biggest digital coin on Monday rose as much as 1.6 % to $4,135.60, the top intraday level since December, according to weekday trading data compiled by Bloomberg.

Crypto companies complain they’re being shunned by most banks

2019-03-03 10:55

While top-tier banks are getting more crypto-curious, JPMorgan rolled out a prototype digital coin last month

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