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Digital currency cannot be private

Central banks worldwide are looking into the possibility of issuing digital money to prevent the loss of state control over money.

27 Jan 2020 7:24 AM

No way privately-issued digital currencies can be allowed: RBI Gov Das

The comments come a year after government tagged Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies illegal and the RBI banned their trade.

05 Dec 2019 5:48 PM

Facebook's Libra will be disruptive, says ECB's Coeure

Facebook announced plans to create the Libra 'stablecoin' by 2020, scaring global regulators who now scramble to come up with regulation.

18 Sep 2019 9:43 AM

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project ‘Libra’ halted

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that Facebook’s plan to build a digital currency called Libra “cannot go forward”.

11 Jul 2019 2:17 PM

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet

Facebook also formed a Geneva-based association to govern the new coin and hold the reserves, alongside several major partners.

29 Jun 2019 2:10 PM


Cryptocurrency miner Canaan lets Hong Kong IPO application lapse

Bitcoin is now worth $5,543.76 compared to a peak of about $19,000 in December 2017.

15 Nov 2018 1:38 PM

USD 60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Japan is a major centre for virtual currencies and as many as 50,000 shops in the country are thought to accept bitcoin.

20 Sep 2018 10:05 AM

Cryptocurrency social engineering schemes helped criminals net $10 Million last year

Kaspersky Lab products blocked more than a hundred thousand triggers related to cryptocurrencies on fake exchanges and other sources.

20 Jul 2018 6:33 PM

RBI to review feasibility of introducing digital currency

Virtual currencies raise concerns of consumer protection, market integrity and money laundering.

06 Apr 2018 3:48 PM

Cryptocurrency arbitrage boom fizzles in Asia, but profits persist

The boom has eaten away the spreads and shown how fast the galloping cryptocurrency markets can change course.

03 Apr 2018 12:22 PM


How to stay safe from fake JioCoin apps?

The 4G service provider denies the existence of JioCoins cryptocurrency and will take appropriate legal action.

01 Feb 2018 12:02 PM

Bitcoin rises 10 per cent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff

Bitcoin investors and analysts believe the decline in its value was a natural correction after a heady run-up in prices.

26 Dec 2017 12:50 PM

ED gears up to zoom in on illegal Bitcoin dealers

The rate in India is much higher than in other countries because there is high demand but limited supply.

17 Dec 2017 12:33 AM

Bitcoin tops USD 18,000 in debut on major bourse

Bitcoin was trading at USD 17,750 per unit for the futures contract expiring on January 17.

11 Dec 2017 1:27 PM

RBI not comfortable with non-fiat cryptocurrencies: Sen

The RBI has been repeatedly cautioning everyone about the usage of cryptocurrencies.

13 Sep 2017 12:17 PM


Govt panel looking into usage of crypto-currencies

Government has been debating issues concerning bitcoins and sought public opinion on it a few months ago.

28 Jul 2017 4:13 PM

What is Bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is not tied to a bank or government and allows users to spend money anonymously.

16 May 2017 2:36 PM

Wipro beefs up security after receiving a "threatening letter"

Wipro confirms that it has filed a complaint with the local law enforcement authorities after receiving a threatening letter.

07 May 2017 10:02 AM

Bitcoin hits record high above $1,200 on talk of ETF approval

Bitcoin, invented in 2008, performed better than any other currency in every year since 2010 apart from 2014.

25 Feb 2017 8:59 AM

Bitcoin moves past $1,000-mark after 3 years

Its biggest daily moves in 2016 were around 10 per cent, still very volatile compared with fiat currencies.

03 Jan 2017 12:53 AM