There is no doubt that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin will play a major role in the future of finance.
Malicious software that engages in cryptocurrency mining on unsuspecting users’ computers is on the rise.
Cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value, yet the market has now hit a cap of more than $600bn and the value of the biggest cryptocurrencies is continuing to rise.
South Korea’s Bithumb has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to have been hit by hackers, with 35bn South Korean won ($31.5m) reported to have been stolen.
In the future, every form of record, value storage and transaction will be tokenised, according to a leading technologist and blockchain expert.
Blockchain is the digital ledger technology that is sweeping through a number of industries on a wave of hype.
What is in store for the future of cryptocurrency, and how is it predicted to shape day-to-day transactions for businesses and individuals?
You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, but it’s unlikely that you’ve heard of the JR10 token.
Anyone and everyone are investing in cryptocurrency nowadays, hoping to earn a quick fortune off of the back of the next Bitcoin.
Leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has had a difficult month, with its value falling more than $3,000 between mid-March and early April.
Japanese online broker Monex Group has said it’s considering buying local cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, it was reported earlier today, sending the Monex share price soaring.
The UK has unveiled a new fintech strategy to help companies find more customers and strengthen its regulatory environment for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The price of bitcoin — the original and largest cryptocurrency — has slipped below $8,000 for the first time since early February as fears over increased regulation from governments and tech companies weigh on investors.
US search giant Google has announced it will ban advertisements for bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and so-call initial coin offerings (ICOs) starting in June this year.
Scientists in Australia have claimed a major breakthrough in the race to build the next generation of superfast computers using quantum physics.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has enacted a cryptocurrency crackdown ordering two cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to suspend operations.
The Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has called for tighter regulation of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has triggered a long-awaited crackdown on the cryptocurrency market.
Craig Wright, self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor, is reportedly being sued for $5 billion in bitcoin and other assets by the estate of a now deceased former business partner, David Kleiman.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest victim of cryptocurrency theft after he had his bitcoin stolen.
Lucara Diamond has acquired Clara Diamond Solutions which uses the technology blockchain to trace diamonds as they move through the supply chain.
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.