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No Blanket Ban on Cryptocurrencies in India, Government Says  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Despite banking restrictions put in place by the Reserve Bank of India, the country has not put any blanket ban on trading in cryptocurrencies yet, the government has clarified. more
The Latest: G-7 countries warn of risks from Facebook Libra  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Top finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies are warning that cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra should not come into use before "serious regulatory and systemic concerns"... more
G-7 countries take dim view of Facebook Libra  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich democracies are sounding the alarm on the dangers of cryptocurrencies and pouring cold water on Facebook's Libra as they wrap up a meeting in... more
Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Iranians feeling the squeeze from US sanctions increasingly turning to digital currencies like Bitcoin to make money more
Coinbase tells you if top holders are buying or selling a crypto asset  TechCrunch · 5 days
Coinbase is taking advantage of its significant user base to give you more information about trading behavior and price correlation. Given that... more
Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will  TechCrunch · 5 days
Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments that it should be broken up or slowed down. Its top executives have each claimed that if... more
‘I don’t think you should launch Libra at all,’ congresswoman tells Facebook  THE VERGE · 5 days
Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call On Wednesday, Facebook cryptocurrency chief David Marcus faced Congress for a second round of questioning, this time from... more
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency hearings with Congress Day 2: Watch here live - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The internet giant will appear before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET. more
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency hearings with Congress Day 2: How to watch - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The internet giant will appear before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET. more
Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top agenda for G-7 meeting  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will wrestle with risks from new digital currencies and how to tax U.S. tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet at... more
Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security  TechCrunch · 6 days
A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing... more
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing  BBC · 6 days
The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted. more
Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will wrestle with risks from new digital currencies and how to tax U.S. tech companies like Google and Amazon when they... more
Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing  TechCrunch · 6 days
Facebook will only build its own Calibra cryptocurrency wallet into Messenger and Whatsapp, and will refuse to embed competing wallets, the head of Calibra David Marcus told the Senate Banking Committee today. Calibra will be interoperable... more
Facebook Says It Won’t Launch Libra Until Regulators Are Happy  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed. more
Facebook's Libra could be misused, says treasury chief Mnuchin  BBC · 7 days
Steven Mnuchin joins other powerful voices in warning that the cryptocurrency could be misused. more
Facebook won't offer digital coin Libra until it receives 'appropriate approvals' - CNET  CNET · 7 days
David Marcus, head of the social network's Calibra subsidiary, explains the new cryptocurrency is meant for payments, not investment. more
Facebook won’t offer Libra until it receive ‘appropriate approvals’ - CNET  CNET · 1 week
David Marcus, head of Calibra, explains the new cryptocurrency is meant for payments, not investment. more
Facebook tells Congress how it thinks Libra should be regulated  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to... more
Bitcoin Drops More Than 10 Percent as Scrutiny of Cryptocurrencies Grows  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Bitcoin slumped more than 10 percent over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook's... more
Facebook's Libra currency under fire  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Facebook's planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. more
Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook face off with Congress this week - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The hearings will be on antitrust and Facebook's upcoming Libra cryptocurrency, but they're really about holding Silicon Valley to account. more
Facebook answers how Libra taxes & anti-fraud will work  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook provided TechCrunch with new information on how its cryptocurrency will stay legal amidst allegations from President Trump that Libra could facilitate “unlawful behavior”. Facebook and Libra Association executives tell... more
Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million in hack  THE VERGE · 1 week
Japan’s Bitpoint is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to be hit by a hack targeting its holdings; the exchange says around... more
Facebook answers how Libra taxes and anti-fraud will work  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook provided TechCrunch with new information on how its cryptocurrency will stay legal amidst allegations from President Trump that Libra could facilitate “unlawful behavior”. Facebook and Libra Association executives tell... more
China police bust bitcoin miners for stealing $3 mn in electricity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Police in eastern China have busted a ring of illicit bitcoin miners who stole nearly $3 million worth of electricity to generate the digital currency, prompting... more
Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, $32 Million Worth of Virtual Money Lost  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of JPY 3.5 billion, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. more
Angry mob burns down home of suspected Bitcoin swindler  THE VERGE · 1 week
A man thought to have been behind an alleged Bitcoin Ponzi scheme has had his house looted and... more
Japan firm says $32 mn missing in cryptocurrency hack  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange said Friday it had halted all services after losing cryptocurrency worth more than $32 million in the latest apparent hack involving virtual money. more
Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. more
Trump Blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, Demands They Face Banking Regulations  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Donald Trump on Thursday criticised Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra digital coin, and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to US and... more
Bringing the blockchain into the physical world  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of computer scientists have created the prototype BlocKit because blockchain -- the decentralzed digital infrastructure that is used to organize the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and holds promise to revolutionize many other sectors from... more
Visa funds $40M for no-password crypto vault Anchorage  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Visa and Andreessen Horowitz are betting even bigger on cryptocurrency, funding a big round for fellow Facebook Libra Association member Anchorage’s omnimetric blockchain security system. Instead of using passwords that can be... more
Bitcoin consumes more energy than Switzerland, according to new estimate  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Bitcoin consumes more energy than the entire nation of Switzerland, according to new estimates published by... more
We still don’t know how much of Libra Facebook owns  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The $10 million entry fee to join the Facebook-developed cryptocurrency’s Libra Association is merely a minimum. Members who’ll verify transactions can opt to invest more in exchange for... more
Bitcoin's energy consumption 'equals that of Switzerland'  BBC · 3 weeks
A new tool estimates how much electricity Bitcoin uses during the course of a year. more
'Dr Doom' economist Nouriel Roubini in Bitcoin battle  BBC · 3 weeks
Nouriel Roubini triggers a Twitter battle after describing Bitcoin as "overhyped" and a "cesspool". more
Bitcoin 'uses as much global energy as Switzerland'  BBC · 3 weeks
A new tool estimates how much electricity Bitcoin uses during the course of a year. more
House lawmakers officially ask Facebook to put Libra cryptocurrency project on hold  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
House Democrats are requesting Facebook halt development of its proposed cryptocurrency project Libra, as well as its digital wallet Calibra, until Congress and regulators... more
Skills are the new coin of the realm  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Forget bitcoin—skills are the global currency for 21st century economies. Lori Foster, professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University and the University of Cape Town, says, "Without proper investment in skills,... more
US isn't ready for Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, critics argue - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
In an open letter, more than 30 groups urge Congress and regulators to put a hiatus on the company's plans. more
Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know them  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook's new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them, become truly mainstream. A notable... more
Is Bitcoin the new gold standard or another fiat?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A statistical analysis of volatility in cryptocurrencies has been carried out using a news impact curve. The analysis provides empirical evidence that could help economists decide whether these modern digital... more
Bitcoin Criminals Set to Spend $1 Billion on Dark Web This Year: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Bitcoin's use in illegal online marketplaces peddling everything from drugs to child porn is on pace to set a record this year... more
The answer to forecasting Bitcoin may lie in artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As Bitcoin tries to regain some of the lustre it held in late 2017 when it nearly reached US$20,000 in value, investors are still questioning how to predict... more
Iran seized nearly a thousand computers used to illegally mine Bitcoin  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
After detecting an unusual spike in energy consumption, Iranian authorities seized nearly a thousand... more
Libra: Facebook's cryptocurrency will not help the billions of people currently excluded from banks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When Facebook unveiled its new digital currency libra, it explicitly said the initiative was intended to address the problems faced... more
Bitcoin Volatility on Full Display With $1,800 Drop in Minutes  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Bitcoin prices revived themes well known to the digital currency that inflated then burst less than two years ago. more
Iran seizes 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines after power spike  BBC · 3 weeks
Large racks of the computers constantly mining Bitcoin have led to a spike in electricity consumption. more
The lowdown on Libra: what consumers need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon in the past few years. Now Facebook is launching it's own cryptocurrency, in association with Visa,... more
Facebook's Libra might be the best bet for cryptocurrency  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook's recent announcement of plans to launch a new digital currency called Libra was met with a skeptical or even alarmed response from lawmakers, regulators and leaders of foreign governments... more
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential: State control of money could end  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in this way,... more
Bitcoin Reaches 18-Month High as Facebook's Libra Spurs Interest  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative. more
Project Libra: European Watchdogs Demand Detail on Facebook's Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook's fledgeling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project. more
US Fed to look 'carefully' at Facebook virtual coin Libra  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the US central bank will be closely scrutinizing Facebook's newly announced cryptocurrency Libra with an eye toward potentially regulating the virtual... more
Six held over £22m cryptocurrency theft affecting 4,000 people  Sky News · 4 weeks
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Six arrested in UK and Netherlands over £22m cryptocurrency theft  Sky News · 4 weeks
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An international financial monitor warned world leaders Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would need "close scrutiny" by regulators. more
Six arrested over theft of £22m worth of cryptocurrency  Sky News · 4 weeks
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An international financial monitor is warning that wider use of cryptocurrencies by retail shoppers would call for "close scrutiny" by regulators and should be subjected to tough regulation more
Canadian crypto exchange owner allegedly funneled money into secret accounts  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
The founder of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX reportedly siphoned money to other accounts without users’ knowledge... more
Bitcoin surges above $11,000 thanks to Facebook's currency plans  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bitcoin surged to a near 16-month high above $11,000 Monday, overshadowing showings across stock, foreign exchange and commodity markets, with investors looking ahead to the week's G20 summit. more
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Facebook Libra raises 'very serious concerns,' says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin - CNET
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