WikiLeaks calls for Coinbase boycott after the cryptocurrency exchange closes its store account

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/22/wikileaks-shop-coinbase-ban/ The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has closed the account of the WikiLeaks Shop — the official source of WikiLeaks merchandise — citing violations of its terms of services. WikiLeaks is … Read more

IMF chief wants to regulate the ‘dark side of the crypto world’ with blockchain and AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/imf-cryptocurrency-regulation/ Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could also be used to regulate them. She suggests that the … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance offers $250,000 bounty for hacker information

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/binance-cryptocurrency-exchange-hacking-bounty/ A week ago, cryptocurrency exchange Binance was the victim of a hacking attempt. While the attempt on March 7 is described as “not successful,” Binance is still eager to … Read more

Bitcoin targeting $10,000 again, major cryptos post solid gains

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/bitcoin-10000-major-cryptos-solid-gains/ The cryptocurrency market seems to have recovered after a massive correction took it below $280 billion earlier this month. That valuation brought the scene back to mid-November levels, with … Read more

Lloyd’s Banking Group bans Bitcoin payments via credit card

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/05/lloyds-banks-bitcoin-credit-card-ban/ It has been something of a rocky ride for cryptocurrencies recently, and none more so than Bitcoin. Now Lloyd’s Banking Group has announced a ban on purchasing cryptocurrencies using … Read more

Despite reports to the contrary, India is not banning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/02/india-is-not-banning-bitcoin/ A budget speech given by India’s finance minister led to numerous reports that India was banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum within the country. While … Read more

Cyber criminals in ‘gold rush’ to exploit cryptocurrencies

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/01/criminals-exploit-cryptocurrencies/ A new report from risk management and threat intelligence company Digital Shadows shows that cyber criminals are looking to exploit the boom in interest and adoption of cryptocurrencies. The … Read more

Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/31/facebook-bans-cryptocurrency-ico-ads/ Facebook has announced new advertising policies which ban ads for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The ban also applies to ICOs because they are “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive … Read more

Prediction #4 — Bitcoin stays crazy until traders learn it is not a currency

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/26/prediction-4-bitcoin-stays-crazy-until-traders-learn-it-is-not-a-currency/ 2017 was a wild ride for cryptocurrencies and for Bitcoin in particular, rising in price at one point above $19,000 only to drop back to a bit over half … Read more