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Cryptocurrency traders to launch lawsuit against Coincheck on Thursday – lawyer

Posted on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:23 PM | 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...

Virtual currencies need firm global regulation: ECB’s Mersch

Posted on Friday, 9 February 2018 08:21 PM | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the banks and financial firms that trade them need to be more closely regulated, one of the ECB’s top policymakers said on Thursday....

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

Posted on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 08:10 PM | 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 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 07:34 PM | 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 skids to two-month low after Facebook ad ban unnerves investors

Posted on Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:04 PM | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, skidded 11 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory...

South Korea says uncovered about $600 million in cryptocurrency crimes

Posted on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:29 PM | 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 Monday, 29 January 2018 02:40 PM | 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...

Uniform global curbs on cryptocurrency trading may be hard: BOJ official

Posted on Friday, 26 January 2018 01:32 PM | No Comments
TOKYO (Reuters) – Policymakers around the world may debate ways to deal with the volatility of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but imposing global, across-the-board regulations on their trading won’t be...

U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

Posted on Friday, 5 January 2018 12:33 PM | No Comments
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. derivatives regulator will hold two meetings to discuss the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures, it said on Thursday, amid...

India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme, cautions investors

Posted on Monday, 1 January 2018 05:28 PM | No Comments
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like “Ponzi schemes.” Cryptocurrencies...