Bitcoin

Hackers accessed DM inbox of 36 users in crypto hack: Twitter

The company said it was communicating directly with impacted account owners and will share updates "when we have them".

Jul 23, 2020, 16:36 PM IST

Twitter Hack: High-profile accounts hijacked; FBI launches investigation

A series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked, with some of the platform's top voices - including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West, among many others - used to solicit digital currency. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an investigation after hackers hijacked Twitter accounts of a number of high-profile US figures in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

Jul 17, 2020, 18:56 PM IST

Cryptocurrency trading witness massive surge in India during COVID-19 lockdown

Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of their units and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

Jul 16, 2020, 13:08 PM IST

Twitter hacking scandal: What are Bitcoins and why hackers are asking for it?

The attackers posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.

Jul 16, 2020, 12:11 PM IST

Elon Musk explains Bitcoin to JK Rowling, Twitterati have a field day

After the weird naming of his son, this time Twitter was in splits over Musk’s explanation of Bitcoins to celebrated author JK Rowling.

May 18, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

Darknet sellers offer coronavirus-related gear for bitcoin: Researchers

Darknet markets are e-commerce sites designed to lie beyond the reach of regular search engines. They are popular with criminals, as buyers and sellers are largely untraceable and payment is made anonymously in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

Apr 06, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

Supreme Court removes RBI ban on trading in cryptocurrency

The apex court gave its ruling on the RBI's 2018 decision to ban banks from providing services to any individual or business entities dealing with cryptocurrencies, including bitcoins.

Mar 04, 2020, 11:29 AM IST

Inter-Ministerial panel recommends ban on cryptocurrency, govt to examine draft Bill

The Inter-Ministerial Committee was constituted in November 2017 under the chairmanship of Secy (EA), with Secy (MeiTY), Chairman (SEBI) and deputy Governor, RBI as members, to study the issues related to virtual currencies and propose specific action to be taken in this matter.

Jul 22, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Facebook's digital coin set to run into rough weather

The move to launch 'Libra' comes at a time when Facebook is under intense pressure from regulators, shareholders and users to address privacy shortcomings. 

Jun 21, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Man in Uttar Pradesh threatens to blow up Miami airport over Bitcoin complaint

The 18-year-old had purchased Bitcoins worth US$1,000 but was reportedly cheated in the process. He wanted FBI to take action.

Nov 03, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

Energy-intensive Bitcoin transactions pose environmental threat

Bitcoin and similar blockchain technologies consume more electricity than entire nations may prevent the world from achieving the climate change mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement, a study has warned.

Aug 01, 2018, 16:33 PM IST

Surat Bitcoin Extortion Case: In major development, Amreli SP arrested

In a major development, Amreli Superintendent of Police Jagdish Patel was arrested by CID (Crime) on Sunday in the Bitcoin extortion case of Surat-based builder Shailesh Bhatt. 

Apr 23, 2018, 09:15 AM IST

Google bans cryptocurrency advertising, bitcoin price slumps

Google said that it would ban ads for cryptocurrencies and related content such as initial coin offerings, crypto exchanges and cryptocurrency wallets.

Mar 15, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

Cryptocurrencies are failing as money, says Bank of England chief Mark Carney

Bitcoin prices have fallen sharply since December 2017.

Mar 02, 2018, 16:43 PM IST

Austrian bitcoin fraud sparks police search across Europe

Hundreds of people across Austria have complained of being defrauded by the 'Optioment' scheme dealing in the digital currency.

Feb 15, 2018, 23:28 PM IST

100,000 Bitcoin investors get notices from Income Tax Department

The Taxman sent notices to those people, who have invested in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin without declaring these in their income tax returns,

Feb 06, 2018, 19:01 PM IST

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

The virtual currency hit a peak of almost $20,000 in December.

Feb 06, 2018, 14:45 PM IST

Bitcoin biggest bubble in human history, warns economist who predicted 2008 crash

Roubini has taken to twitter, showing bitcoin's historic run compared to others such as the infamous tulip bulbs.

Feb 05, 2018, 11:24 AM IST

Budget 2018: Govt doesn't consider cryptocurrencies as legal tender, says Jaitley

Last year, FM Jaitley had informed Parliament that there are no regulations governing virtual currencies in India.

Feb 01, 2018, 12:55 PM IST

Facebook bans Bitcoin, other cryptocurrency ads on its platforms

The new policy prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices

Jan 31, 2018, 09:59 AM IST