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EXCLUSIVE: G20 financial heads to urge crypto-asset monitoring to safeguard financial stability

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 | No Comments
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world’s financial leaders will call on international standard-setting bodies on March 20 for stronger monitoring of crypto-assets and to assess the need for a multilateral response...

Singapore explores rules to protect investors in cryptocurrencies

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s central bank is assessing whether additional regulations are required to protect investors in cryptocurrencies, an official said in a speech released on Thursday. The city-state –...

Cryptocurrency traders to launch lawsuit against Coincheck on Thursday – lawyer

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 | No Comments
TOKYO (Reuters) – A group of cryptocurrency traders will file a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday over last month’s theft of $530 million (£382 million) in digital money from...

Japan’s Coincheck reports to regulators over $530 million cryptocurrency heist

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 | No Comments
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million (£382 million) of digital money last month, said it...

Banks in Britain and U.S. ban Bitcoin buying with credit cards

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Banks in Britain and the United States have banned the use of credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies”, fearing a plunge in their value will...

Bitcoin slides below $6,000; half its value lost in 2018

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slid another 13 percent to below $6,000 on Tuesday, bringing the world’s best-known cryptocurrency’s losses to more than half since the start of 2018. Bitcoin has...

Bitcoin falls to fresh 2-1/2 month low

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, fell 7 percent on Monday to a fresh 2-1/2-month low of $7,599 on back of growing worries about a regulatory clampdown and...

Cybercriminals target booming cryptocurrencies: report

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime...

South Korea says uncovered about $600 million in cryptocurrency crimes

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 | No Comments
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has uncovered cryptocurrency crimes worth 637.5 billion won ($594.35 million), which includes illegal foreign exchange trading, a statement released by the country’s customs service said...

Japan punishes Coincheck after $530 million cryptocurrency theft

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 | No Comments
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s financial regulator on Monday ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole $530 million worth of digital money from its exchange, jolting the nation’s...