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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

ECB has no plan to issue digital currency: Draghi

The sudden proliferation of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, essentially a privately created online token, has sparked a global debate over whether central banks should also launch their own digital money.

Sep 14, 2018, 17:36 PM IST

Important facts to know before investing in Bitcoins

Looking at Bitcoin's pace of valuation, most of us would have thought to invest in this digital currency to earn millions.

Dec 15, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

Will the Bitcoin buble fizzle out or stay?

Confusion still mars the world as far as trading in Bitcoin is concerned.

Dec 13, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

The cryptocurrency fell as much as 8 percent on Thursday on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange to hit $9,000 exactly, marking a fall of well over $2,000 in under 24 hours.

Nov 30, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

What is Bitcoin and how does it work?

Bitcoin has evolved into a software-based payment online system or an alternative currency touted by a fervent group of followers.

Nov 29, 2017, 14:31 PM IST

Bitcoin skyrockets above $7,000 for first time ever

The latest rally was driven by news earlier this week that the world`s largest derivatives exchange operator CME Group is to launch bitcoin futures.

Nov 02, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

RBI looking into cryptocurrencies, not comfortable with bitcoin

Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables individuals to transfer value to each other and pay for goods and services by-passing banks and the mainstream financial system.

Sep 13, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

US indicts suspected Russian 'mastermind' of $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme

US authorities also linked him to the failure of Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked.


Jul 27, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

Digital gold fever grips Japan, bitcoin value skyrockets

People in Japan can now pay in restaurants and shops and also settle their utility bills using bitcoins, a digital currency that Tokyo legalised as a valid form of payment along with other digital monies.

Jun 02, 2017, 18:44 PM IST

Wipro recieves 'threatening' letter; Rs 500 crore in digital currency of bitcoins demanded

IT major Wipro on Saturday said it has augmented security measures at all its office locations after receiving a "threatening letter from an unidentified source".

May 06, 2017, 18:03 PM IST

Reports on the impact of note ban on digital currency Bitcoin

Reports on the impact of note ban on digital currency Bitcoin. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Jan 04, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of most valuable digital currency 'Bitcoin'

Analysis of most valuable digital currency 'Bitcoin'. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Nov 06, 2016, 00:23 AM IST

Ratan Tata, AmEx invest in digital currency start up Abra

US-based startup Abra Wednesday said Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and credit card player American Express have made an undisclosed investment in the firm -- their first such venture involving digital currency.

Oct 22, 2015, 21:49 PM IST

Top EU court rules Bitcoin exchange tax-free in Europe

The EU's top court ruled today that the exchange of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies should be treated just like traditional money in Europe and not incur any sales tax.

Oct 22, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

EU markets watchdog to look deeper into digital currency investments

The European Union`s markets watchdog is examining trading investments based on digital currency systems like bitcoin, saying it is unclear whether ownership is legally enforceable.

Apr 22, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

Federal agents stole Bitcoin in Silk Road probe: US

Two undercover federal agents in the investigation of Bitcoin market Silk Road extorted and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the virtual currency for themselves, the US said Monday.

Mar 30, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

In boon for bitcoin, UK to regulate digital currency exchanges

Britain took a significant step towards becoming a global bitcoin hub on Wednesday as the government announced it would regulate digital currencies for the first time by applying anti-money laundering rules to exchanges.

Mar 19, 2015, 09:10 AM IST

Investors robbed of $11 mn Bitcoins in four years: Study

Frauds such as online ponzi schemes have skimmed at least $11 million in Bitcoin deposits from unsuspecting cyber customers over the past four years, a study says.

Jan 31, 2015, 13:45 PM IST

Bitcoin transactions may not be anonymous: study

However it was not clear if it is also possible to reveal the IP address behind each transaction.

Nov 26, 2014, 17:04 PM IST