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The world's first so-called digital currency. The concept for bitcoin was published online in 2009, written under the still-unidentified pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin was groundbreaking because it can be sent or received without the need for a central administrator, such as a bank. The underlying ...
The ¥58 billion digital token heist at Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck last month reminded many of the infamous Mt. Gox fiasco in 2014 and renewed debate on a critical question: Is the cryptocurrency boom a fad or a prelude to real innovation? The underlying technology of cryptocurrencies -- most ...

Until quite recently, most cryptocurrency investors either did not know or did not care to pay taxes on the capital gains they accumulated buying and selling digital coins. The cryptocurrency community is now facing a hard truth: they have to pay taxes just like all the rest of us.
Although bitcoin dipped below $6,000 per coin in early February, according to market Watch, the price has since risen considerably. In fact, it has climbed by more than 60% in the past two weeks or so, finally climbing back above $10,000. (See more: Bitcoin Price Topped $10,200 Amid cryptocurrency ...

Chicago trader is accused of stealing $2 million in cryptocurrency in city's first bitcoin fraud case. Joseph Kim ... A 24-year-old Chicago trader has been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing $2 million in bitcoin and another cryptocurrency from his employer to cover personal trading losses. It is the first ...
Now FanDuel is doing it again, with fantasy NBA. FanDuel's Crypto Cup will launch on Feb. 22, and the prize money will be paid in cryptocurrency--but in Dash (DigitalCash), not bitcoin. The contest is "presented by Dash." Crypto Cup includes two NBA contests: one is a free contest, the other has a $3 ...
This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives. Phil DeFranco has 2.2 billion views on YouTube. If each one were a penny, the stack could loop around the planet once and then some. Now imagine if every view and every "like" on ...
The company has plans to produce its own cryptocurrency called "Atari Coins," though it's unclear as of right now how they'll be used. To make this happen, Atari is taking stake an unnamed company "building a blockchain-based digital Entertainment platform." "Blockchain technology is poised to take a ...
Russians indicted in a federal grand jury for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections used false identification to maintain accounts at PayPal and online cryptocurrency exchanges, according to the indictment. Special counsel Robert Mueller released Friday the indictment of 13 Russian ...
bitcoin found itself in a struggle to remain above $10,000 early Friday, slipping below that mark even as one prominent analyst predicted the No. 1 cryptocurrency was headed for a summer bounce. Bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.80% was up 1.2% in recent action at $10,134.54, having traded between an intraday ...
Japan's two cryptocurrency industry groups are in talks to form a self-regulating body, according to sources. The Japan Blockchain Association and the Japan cryptocurrency business association could merge as soon as April. The plans intend to better safeguard investors following a $530 million heist of ...
Aaron Parsons is on a quest to discover the first stars that formed in our Universe around 13 billion years ago. But one thing is getting in the way of his primordial cosmic quest: cryptocurrency. The mining craze of cryptocurrencies like Ethereum is draining the supplies of graphics cards on the market.
Wong was referring to a report in The New York Times in January that said an increasing number of cryptocurrency investors were concerned about the price of bitcoin and other virtual assets being propped up by cryptocurrency Bitfinex. He added that he is "not concerned" about price manipulation.
In return, he will earn cryptocurrency rewards. "Speed skating success is all about progression -- building and building to peak at the right time," said Bloemen in a joint statement with CEEK VR and ONG Social last month to announce the deal. If it's a deal that provides exposure for ONG and CEEK VR, ...
Cryptocurrencies are the latest craze sweeping the world, and it's not just average Joes dropping their life savings for a piece of the action. Some of the most popular people in the world have used their money, celebrity, and immense social media followings to invest in or endorse cryptocurrency-based ...

So says Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of graphics card maker Nvidia, which yesterday posted its fourth-quarter results for 2017. The company said on an earnings call Thursday that demand from cryptocurrency miners for its product beat expectations but that overall, that market segment remains a small ...
Last week, Forbes Magazine, known for tracking the world's most wealthy individuals, published a new rich list. The "Crypto billionaire's club", a who's who of those who have the most valuable stakes in cryptocurrency, looked like the coming of age for a new wave of tech geeks who had become ...
cryptocurrency markets were in the red for most of this week due to a variety of developments that ranged from China intensifying its crackdown on cryptocurrencies to Congressional testimony by the heads of the SEC and CFTC. The news was mostly negative, and crypto markets reacted accordingly by ...
Miners can either create a cryptocurrency or get paid for their processing power in a cryptocurrency. Those graphics cards cost me a pretty penny, even if I bought them before the massive graphics-card price hikes caused by cryptominers buying them up. And when I wasn't gaming, my GTX 1080 and GTX ...
Panicking that the bitcoin bubble has finally burst? The popular cryptocurrency actually has a history of surviving crashes, and in its short life has already been through 13 major corrections or crashes. That's according to an analysis by data visualization site HowMuch, which compiled all of bitcoin's crashes ...
Amir Taaki is notorious in the bitcoin world for his radical political beliefs and technical skills--which is saying something in a culture that has spawned a cast of infamous characters, like the cryptocurrency magnate "Bitcoin Jesus" or the rapper CoinDaddy. Taaki, 29, an influential bitcoin voice and ...
"Unfortunately, however, the Actors that violated the terms and conditions of the aforementioned online payment systems have found an alternative in cryptocurrency," Cleaver wrote to the groups, which lobby on behalf of organizations that work with cryptocurrencies. After being driven off other platforms, ...
Herjavec credits blockchain technology--the driving force behind cryptocurrency--as a game-changer that will revolutionize the way businesses verify transactions. (Simply put, blockchain uses multiple servers to verify a transaction, making it much more secure than transactions using just one server ...
Notably, this is the first time that the watchdog has included cryptocurrency into its supervisory agenda, signaling the increasing scrutiny the regulator is applying to the growth of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in the European region. Just last month, the agency also announced that it is seeking ...
bitcoin has been described as 'a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster'. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images. Bitcoin's gyrations have attracted a lot of attention over the past year. Here are some of the most memorable comments from senior figures in world finance.
Denizens of the cryptocurrency world ought to get used to rubbing shoulders with regulators. The dark underbelly of the bonanza in initial coin offerings, rising concerns about the security of cryptocurrency exchanges, and a rush of "Main Street" investors to the scene have helped convince bureaucrats ...
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's deputy prime minister and chairman of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said in a written response to MPs yesterday that cryptocurrency and related trading activity currently do not pose any threat to Singapore's finance system. He stated that MAS has been ...
... price BOOST: CEO says cryptocurrency will be worth 40 TIMES its current value. bitcoin price could reach 30 to 40 times its current value, according to co-founder of the Gemini Exchange Cameron Winklevoss. By Alessandra Scotto di Santolo. PUBLISHED: 22:12, Wed, Feb 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 22:12, Wed, Feb 7, 2018 ...
There are several ways to invest your money and Zak Dietzen has his eyes focused on a new type of global investment opportunity using cryptocurrency. "Cryptocurrencies are a digital cash system that utilizes a trustless system," said the Effingham resident. Digital currency is unlike traditional currency ...
The Forbes "Richest People in cryptocurrency" list is broken up into five categories: "idealists, builders, opportunists, infrastructure players and establishment investors." In order to make the Forbes list, one must have accrued over $350 million. Instead of static numbers, the net worths of the people on the ...
bitcoin has seen a huge fall in recent days, dropping below $6,000 for the first time since mid-November. On Wednesday, it was trading above the $7,000 level as the cryptocurrency market stabilized. At its lowest point on Tuesday, the total cryptocurrency market saw over $550 billion wiped off its value.
But even if the specter of an Amazon or Google of bitcoin may seem like a rosy long-term picture for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, the bottom line still stands. Most, if not all cryptocurrency investors today are in for a world of pain if Strongin's prediction proves to be accurate. And with Strongin noting the lack of ...
The list is largely based on estimates given the opaqueness and extreme volatility of the cryptocurrency world. "It's a near ... The average age of the cryptocurrency's richest people list is just 42, in contrast with the average age of the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, which is 67. Related read: ...
In the past month or so, bears have ruled the cryptocurrency market. You may not think that's a very long time, but given how fast the cryptocoin market moves, this is not some temporary flash crash. It's a hefty correction that threatens to turn into a bear market, akin to bitcoin's slump in Jan. 2014, when price ...
The Blockchain Industry Association has estimated that South Korea has more than a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges, including Bithumb, Korbit and Coinone. This means that even in a country with fewer than 50 million people, the demand for crypto is such that cryptocurrencies have traded at prices ...
The cryptocurrency was last seen trading at $6,278. Further, most currencies have recovered from their daily lows, but are still reporting double-digit losses. Of particular note is the performance of NEO. The token is the biggest loser among the top 10 today, and it ranks last on the list of currencies with the ...
He said: "It's not clear how much of that was enthusiasm, hype, maybe even market manipulation." Price falls have been partly put down to uncertainty over regulation of what is still a fairly new market. Countries like South Korea and China which had been centre of the cryptocurrency boom have now made ...
In a hearing today before the Senate Banking Committee, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo opened up about what the near-term U.S. regulatory fate of cryptocurrency might look like. In a week of ...
North Korea is no stranger to cryptocurrencies: The rogue regime has been accused of launching a global ransom attack to raise bitcoin, hacking South Korean exchanges, and mining crypto both within its borders and secretly on your computers. Now, it has become a suspect in the world's largest crypto ...
In another example, North American bitcoin conference organisers were recently left red-faced when they were forced to halt cryptocurrency payments for tickets. Bitcoin's persistent swing - ranging from a 2017 high of $19,500 to below $6,000 in 2018 - serve both as a risk to the everyday investor and proof ...
Although volatility is constant, it is possible to become wealthy with bitcoin and similar non-physical forms of money. So you might be wondering, why isn't it possible for your workplace to pay your wages in cryptocurrency? Some employers actually do - we'll cover those later. But first, let's discuss four ...
With governments around the globe cracking down on all aspects of the cryptocurrency market, it seems like new regulatory risks arise every day. Add U.S. sanctions to that list. On Jan. 19, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office Of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the primary sanctions enforcer in the ...
Singapore's deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam provided new commentary on the government's commitment "not to ban" cryptocurrency as part of its future regulatory plans. In a series of fourteen statements published Monday, Feb. 5 in response to questions posed by members of parliament ...
Eddy Zillan, 18, invested his entire savings into cryptocurrencies when he was 15 years old and says he has made over $1 million in profits. Zillan has spent the past three years studying cryptocurrencies and now offers his services as a cryptocurrency consultant.
The rout in cryptocurrencies rolled on, sending bitcoin to its lowest level since October, as worries over tighter regulation by U.S. authorities and central bankers elsewhere gave traders fresh reasons to sell after a brutal start to 2018. The selloff has now knocked more than half a trillion dollars from digital ...
The market for digital currencies was on a tear Tuesday afternoon after two major US regulators addressed members of the Senate on cryptocurrency. bitcoin picked up more than 12% in afternoon trading, and the cryptocurrency market added $40 billion in value. Regulators are taking a "do no harm ...
It wasn't too long ago that the question about cryptocurrency prices was how high can they go? Now, it's just the reverse. Clearly, stock prices on Wall Street aren't the only thing cratering now. Prices for bitcoin, by far the most popular digital money, have slumped more than 60 percent in the past month.
The cryptocurrency market is in constant flux, regulators worldwide are grappling with ways to control trading, and traditional banking systems are far from isolated from the global phenomenon. cryptocurrency, developed through the backbone of Blockchain technology, was once only associated with sales ...


 

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