The Managing Director and Chairperson of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has called on central banks around the world to consider issuing digital currencies.
Researchers at computer security firm McAfee Labs discovered a lethal new cryptojacking malware called "WebCobra," which steals victims' computing power to mine the cryptocurrencies Monero or Zcash secretly.
Bitcoin Cash is having a hardfork this November the 15th. It is having this with no built in replay protection. I explain how this works.
A quick response to Ryans new video: The Split Transaction Attack Will Poison Ignorant Wallets: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S3uaBhsv5M&t=273s
At the end of June, the crude curve really got out of hand. WTI futures had returned to backwardation many months before, and then the eurodollar/collateral explosion May 29 sapped some crude strength.
Russian oil exporters are pressuring Western commodity traders to pay for Russian crude in euros and not dollars as Washington prepares more sanctions for the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Moscow, Reuters reported last week, citing as many as seven in
Since our last markets update five days ago, a lot has changed as a good chunk of the top cryptocurrency markets have dipped in value over the last three and a half days. Bitcoin cash markets touched a high of $638 on Wednesday, Nov. 7, but now price
The Venezuelan government has announced that its national digital currency, the petro, can be exchanged into any cryptocurrency if purchased this year. However, the wallet for the petro is still not available and petro buyers receive certificates of
One of the most common arguments against Bitcoin is that it is not backed by anything. That it's price is just speculation. But what does it mean for an asset or a currency to be backed by something in the first place? To find this out, we first ne
We are getting ahead of ourselves here.
Billionaire Eric Schmidt, the former chairman of Google, is a budding bitcoin and blockchain enthusiast who said ethereum could be a "powerful platform" whose untapped potential is off-the-charts. Schmidt made the remarks during a live event w
Last year, Didi Taihuttu sold almost everything he owned, poured it into bitcoin and moved his family into a trailer park. In this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ's Thomas Di Fonzo goes on a year-long journey with the "Bitcoin Family" as they b
Edmonds, a 13-year J.P. Morgan veteran, said that he learned how to manipulate prices from more senior traders and that his supervisors at the firm knew of his actions
Recent times have seen banks hedging their bets or even fully integrating cryptocurrencies. The acquisition and filing of patents is how large organizations truly express their interest in a given field, and Bank of America continues to lead the way,
Crypto project Dash has announced the launch of Dash Text, an SMS-based cryptocurrency transaction service for Venezuelan users, as it builds on its already strong presence in the crypto dependent country. In an announcement released this week, the c
Major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin have increased by more than 5 percent in value over the last 24 hours.
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Consensys, the software company established by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, has acquired struggling space startup Planetary Resources. The New York-based company said it will now operate its "space initiatives" out of Planetary Resources'
On Oct. 29, a Bitcoin Cash proponent used the Cointext wallet to purchase a croissant by text message at La Maison Navarre, a bakery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The shop uses the free Anypay point-of-sale application, which connects to the Cointext
Ledger, the popular hardware wallet manufacturer based out of France, has recently revealed the company's contingency plans for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork scheduled for Nov. 15. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Ledger explained to its customer b
Coinsource announced on Thursday that it has become the first digital asset ATM provider to be granted a Bitlicense in the state of New York. The company joins 12 other organizations that have already received the license for virtual currency busines
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has announced new plans to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. The regulator issued two circulars on Thursday outlining new rules for crypto exchanges as well as crypto asset portfolio managers, in
The recent decline in the price of Tether has sent the usual crypto-skeptics penning articles questioning the viability of the idea specifically and the digital asset ecosystem in general. But there's no controversy here, because there's nothing
The two main holders of United States Treasuries, the countries of China and Japan, have dumped the dollar. Both nations have dramatically cut their ownership of notes and bonds in August, according to the latest figures from the US Treasury Departme