Cryptocurrency

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

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

Telegram to pay US SEC fine of $18.5mn over digital token charges

The settlement announced over the weekend comes after Telegram in May announced its decision to withdraw its cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary, Telegram Open Network (TON), due to problems it faced as a result of the US SEC scrutiny.

Jun 29, 2020, 13:57 PM IST

Customers' data of 3 crypto wallets, 1 investment platform hacked

The hacker has three large databases with information pertaining to at least 80,000 customers.

May 25, 2020, 11:12 AM 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

Facebook buys startup to boost cryptocurrency Libra experience

The Israel-based startup is known for building "Hybrid Bot Architecture" - an approach that offers the enterprise the scalability of a bot with the intelligence, comprehension, and empathy of a human.

Sep 23, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

No blanket crypto trading ban yet in India

Responding to questions in the Rajya Sabha on whether the government has prohibited cryptocurrency in the country, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur this week said the answer was no.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:41 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

Only 1 in 10 people know how cryptocurrency works: Survey

"To date, four in five people (81 per cent) have never purchased cryptocurrency, highlighting just how far away we are from it being accepted as a common form of payment or investment," the findings showed.
 

Jun 21, 2019, 14:59 PM IST

Facebook accused of copying Calibra logo from online bank

Earlier this week, Facebook announced its own global digital coin called `Libra`, to be managed by a governing body called the Libra Association. Calibra is the name of the subsidiary that would run the wallet.

Jun 21, 2019, 12:19 PM IST

Facebook plans to launch cryptocurrency called Libra

Facebook has linked with 28 partners in a Geneva-based entity called the Libra Association, which will govern its new digital coin set to launch in the first half of 2020, according to marketing materials and interviews with executives.

Jun 18, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

Bitcoin users may get jail term of 10 years as government plans law to ban cryptocurrency

The "Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019" draft has proposed jail term of 10 years for persons who "mine, generate, hold, sell, transfer, dispose, issue or deal in cryptocurrencies".

Jun 10, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

Facebook may introduce its cryptocurrency in June

The cryptocurrency, under Facebook`s "Project Libra", is reportedly aimed at allowing Facebook`s global users to transfer money across borders and to make online purchases.

Jun 06, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday.

May 24, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Mystery deepens over dead CEO with $145 mn worth crypto passwords

As the mystery deepens around the death of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga CX, new details have emerged leading to speculation and allegations.

Feb 08, 2019, 20:05 PM IST

Government planning to come out with its own cryptocurrency: Sources

In April, the Reserve Bank had announced a study to explore introduction of fiat digital currencies which can be issued by it.

Aug 06, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Google bans cryptocurrency miners on Play Store

However, apps that remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency are not facing any such restriction on the Play store.

Jul 27, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

Bengaluru, Mumbai contribute to nearly 50% of all blockchain job postings in India

Blockchain development is fast gaining favour for a number of applications ranging from monetary transactions to legal documentation.

Apr 10, 2018, 13:36 PM 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