Tag Archives: Cryptocurrency

Crackdown on Bitcoin Hits Businesses in Bali

Regulation Having issued a stark warning to “all parties” against any use of “virtual currency”, Bank Indonesia has now joined forces with local police to prevent bitcoin transactions where they are most likely to take place – in Bali. The island, a popular holiday destination with tourists spending both fiat (more…)

Whistleblower Details Big Bank’s Plans to Prohibit Employees Owning Bitcoin

Featured This week News.Bitcoin.com carried the breaking story alleging employees of giant Northern European bank Nordea were being forbidden by company policy from owning or trading cryptocurrency. Since publication, a bank employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, forwarded evidence the large institution is indeed going ahead with such plans. Also read: (more…)

Russia Drafts Bill to Legalize Cryptocurrency Trading on Approved Exchanges

Regulation The Russian Ministry of Finance is drafting a bill to legalize cryptocurrency trading at approved exchanges. The ministry is already preparing a list of approved trading platforms. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Some Exchanges Will be Legalized Alexei Moiseev. The Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei (more…)

John McAfee ‘Boggled’ at ‘Hubbub’ Over Admission to Paying for Hookers and Drugs Using Cryptocurrency

Advertisement Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee is no stranger to controversy. The eccentric computer programmer has attracted numerous headlines over the years for various reasons — most of which have nothing to do with antivirus software, his first claim to fame. In addition… Read More »

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon Regrets his ”Bitcoin is a Fraud” Statement

Featured Jamie Dimon, chair of JP Morgan Chase, was once again asked about his thoughts on bitcoin. In a wide-ranging interview on FOX Business, Mr. Dimon was given a few of his notable quotes back to him, and asked to assess his present feelings. It appears he’s softened a little (more…)

Trading Tip `The Wall´ – Did Ripple Almost Dethrone Bitcoin “Using This One Simple Trick”?

Op-Ed 2017 was the year cryptocurrency speculation went mainstream, which is something many bitcoiners have been yearning to happen for years. But going mainstream means that the market is no longer dominated by cryptocurrency enthusiasts, and until Wall Street steps in, we’re simply going to have to accept that mainstream (more…)

New Partnership Brings Dash Cryptocurrency to 10,000 Retailers in Spain

Image by Wit Olszewski via Shutterstock.com Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Dash has signed a partnership with Spanish startup Bitnovo to bring the cryptocurrency to 10,000 retailers throughout Spain. The partnership will allow consumers to purchase Dash in stores through coupons and in selected Carrefour and Media Markt outlets through the purchase of gift (more…)

Bitcoin Futures Flat as Contracts Move Short and Merrill Lynch Imposes Ban

Featured The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the industry’s main regulatory arm,  reports a net increase in short contracts; volume is sluggish, and a legacy bank has now outright forbid clients and advisers from trading in the relatively new product. While it is too early in the experiment to draw definitive (more…)

We’ve Come A Long Way – Bitcoin Block Zero Was Born Nine Years Ago Today

Op-Ed On this day nine years ago, quietly, bitcoin and its blockchain network were birthed with block zero, the Genesis Block. Without government permission or wealthy backers, it has generated a quarter trillion in value. In combination with the resultant industry it spawned, comprising thousands of alternatives, cryptocurrency is a (more…)