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A 12-month freeze placed on token trading in the U.S.

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed last week that it is investigating companies and startups associated with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). There had long been rumors that this was happening.

Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela's 'bitcoin'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday barred US firms and citizens from dealing in Venezuela's new cryptocurrency.

Coinbase exchange to launch its own cryptocoin index fund

San Francisco - Coinbase the large U.S.-based digital currency exchange announced that they will be launching a passively managed cryptocurrency index fund.

Thieves stole over 600 Bitcoin miners from Icelandic datacentre

Police in Iceland have arrested 11 people in connection with the theft of Bitcoin mining equipment worth almost $2m. The suspects allegedly stole hundreds of computers during four datacentre raids. The incident has been dubbed the "Big Bitcoin Heist."

Marshall Islands issues cryptocoin Sovereign as legal tender

Majuro - Little Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in order to raise cash, pay its bills, and help boost its economy. It will be the first country to recognize any cryptocurrency as legal tender.

Tesla servers hijacked by cryptocurrency miners

Tesla cloud servers were "crypto-jacked" by attackers who used the resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Security researchers discovered Tesla had failed to take basic steps to secure its account, which had no password protection.

Bitcoin recovers as it breaks through $11,000 easily

This morning bitcoin's price went past the $11,000 mark easily reaching a high above $11,600 in trading this Tuesday morning as its recovery continues.

New alliance for blockchain and supply chain

Supply chains globally are undergoing reforms, using blockchain and supply chain technologies. This has led to the formation of the 'Trusted IoT Alliance', plus various technological advancements.

Litecoin leading the way in cryptocurrency recovery

The crypto market is recovering at least in the short term led by litecoin. The recent cryptocurrency market capitalization was $466 billion its highest level since February 2.

Bitcoin recovers to break $10,000 barrier again

Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocoin by market cap, has staged a comeback from its recent lows to break through the $10,000 barrier although it dropped back briefly below ten thousand later.

Japan's crypto exchange Coincheck sued after massive heist

Toukyo - Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck, seeking repayment after hackers raided hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets.

Banks begging to engage with cryptocurrencies

Global banking is currently a $134 trillion industry and in the U.S. ten or so major banks have dominated the market for decades. This is set to be disrupted with blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Op-Ed: Cryptocurrency's future in hands of regulators — like it or not

Inevitably those in the cryptocurrency world will need to interact with regulators. The darker aspects of the cryptocurrency world cause governments to develop policies to regulate the area.

Central banker takes stab at bitcoin 'bubble'

Frankfurt Am Main - The head of the Bank of International Settlements, the central bank for central banks, on Tuesday lambasted bitcoin as a speculative bubble and said authorities need to be ready to protect public trust in the financial system.

Japan raids hacked crypto exchange, bitcoin plunges further

Toukyo - Japanese authorities on Friday raided virtual currency exchange Coincheck, a week after the Tokyo-based firm lost $530 million in cryptocurrency to hackers.

Record highs, record heists: where is cryptocurrency heading?

Toukyo - A hacking theft that netted $530 million, a ban on Facebook advertising, regulation even in Russia and more wild price swings: despite another stomach-churning week for cryptocurrencies, analysts say they are here to stay.

Facebook clamps down on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook's announced a change to its ad policies that bans ads for products including cryptocurrencies and ICOs. The company said online cryptocurrency promotions are often "misleading or deceptive," adding it wants to remove scams from its platform.

Google admits YouTube hosted malicious crypto-mining ads

Google's said it's developing new techniques to detect malicious crypto-mining adverts after YouTube was caught displaying them to unsuspecting users. Ad-based miners are a new form of malware that generate revenue while slowing down the user's device.

Japan has a new female cryptopop group — Kasotsuka Shojo

Japan has a new all-female cryptocurrency pop group, Kasotsuka Shojo, where each band member represents a different type of crypto.

S. Korea govt sends bitcoin on rollercoaster ride

Seoul - Bitcoin and other virtual currencies were sent on rollercoaster rides in South Korea Thursday as the government said it was planning to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, before later backtracking.

Kodak pictures itself as a cryptocurrency developer

Venerable camera maker Eastman Kodak (KODK) decided it would stay relevant by entering the cryptocurrency business. After the announcement, its stock price on Tuesday more than doubled.

Bitcoin market turns bearish as China plans 'orderly exit'

Bitcoin's value is slipping after leaked documents from China suggest the country's finance regulator could clampdown on cryptocurrency mining. Israel's central bank has also voiced concerns, saying today it will not recognise Bitcoin as a real currency.

Zuckerberg says Facebook is looking into using cryptocurrency

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he will research cryptocurrency in 2018. The goal is part of his yearly personal challenge, which is mainly focused on fixing Facebook's problems.

Op-Ed: Charting the cryptocurrency market using factor analysis

A mathematical tool called factor analysis can identify user experiences that appear to be important in determining prices of the more than 3,000 cryptocurrencies.

Opera gets built-in cryptocurrency mining blocker in version 50

Opera has launched the fiftieth version of its web browser, described as a "milestone " edition with several innovative new features. The headline addition is a built-in cryptocurrency blocker that prevents websites using your CPU to generate coins.

Op-Ed: North Korea may steal and mine cryptocurrencies for revenue

North Korea may be producing its own hackers and cryptocurrency miners as a means of collecting much needed revenue, as well as perhaps using cryptocurrency as a means of payment for illegal transactions as the country is subject to severe sanctions.

Ethereum sets record high price to begin New Year

Ether, the coin or token associated with the ethereum platform started 2018 right reaching an all-time high of over $900 this morning January 2.

Ripple rises to become second largest cryptocurrency

The Ripple cryptocurrency has rocketed in value over the past week to become the second most valuable by market cap. After experiencing massive growth over the holiday season, Ripple has surpassed Ethereum and reached a market cap of over $100 billion.

Bitcoin price recovers a bit on Boxing Day

After slumping over the holiday, bitcoin's price struggled back over $16,000 briefly on Boxing Day December 26th before falling back a ways. On December 17th it reached a high above $19,500. It then plummeted to just $10,834 on December 22.

On December 23 bitcoin recovers over $4,000 from its low

A week ago bitcoin prices were nearing $20,000 while on Friday the price dropped below $11,000. Saturday the trend is back up with prices rising above $15,000 again.
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