Venezuela — which yesterday opened pre-sales for its oil-backed cryptocurrency the petro — has claimed the digital tokens have already raised $735m.
Venezuela’s new state-controlled cryptocurrency — called the petro — will go on sale for the first time today, designed to raise money for the troubled socialist government and as a way to pay suppliers.
The price of bitcoin is nearing $10,000 per coin after dropping under the psychological marker last month, climbing almost 10 percent in the last 24 hours.
Security vulnerabilities have been discovered hiding in the secure messaging app Telegram, leaving users at risk of cyber attacks.
Electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres in Iceland is likely to exceed that of all Iceland’s homes this year, according to Icelandic energy firm HS Orka.
France and Germany have called for collective action of cryptocurrencies to be top of the G20 agenda this year.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is calling for a global commitment to crackdown on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether.
North Korea is thought to be behind a heist on Asia’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck last month, in which 58bn yen ($526m) was stolen.
British lender Lloyds Banking Group is the latest bank to put a bitcoin ban in place, following in the footsteps of US banking giants JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup last week.
The price of bitcoin — along with almost all other mainstream cryptocurrencies — is in free fall.
South Korea has finally announced its plans for cryptocurrency trading in the country, confirming it will not ban the practice.
In Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge for 2018, he discussed how he was planning to study cryptocurrencies this year.
As bitcoin — and its cryptocurrency peers — becomes better known and more widely accepted as payment, bitcoin heists are rising too.
South Korean lawmakers are going to consider shutting down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges today.
A joke currency based on a popular internet meme saw its value climb above $2bn earlier this month.
Whilst blockchain is the technology that backs up bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, companies and initiatives are exploring the other uses that underpin the distributed global computing and data storage technology.
It’s a bad day for cryptocurrencies as bitcoin falls below $12,000 for the first time since early December.
If you had invested $10,000 in bitcoin last year, you would now own $175,000 worth of the popular cryptocurrency.
When South Korea makes a comment about cryptocurrencies, bitcoin springs into action.
The highs of bitcoin and blockchain are still paying off for companies in 2018.
The surges in the cryptocurrency bitcoin this year will have many wondering: is all this new wealth taxable?
The price of digital currency bitcoin has soared this year to almost $20,000 per bitcoin from just under $1,000 at the beginning of 2017.
In recent weeks, bitcoin mania has led to everyone and their mum buying in to bitcoin.
The rising price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. This is making the digital currency attractive to hackers.
Challenger bank Revolut now allows customers to buy, hold, transfer and exchange cryptocurrencies including bitcoin using the Revolut app.
The bitcoin computer network currently uses as much electricity as Denmark.
Fears over money laundering and terrorism financing are causing governments to crack down on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
The price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has hit over $10,000 amid the news that a South Korean bank is going to be launching a bitcoin vault service next year.
It’s been a good year for cryptocurrency investors but is the bubble about to burst?
One bitcoin costs around $7,000 in the US.