Archive for the ‘Cryptocurrency’ Category

List Of Top Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & FinTech Events In 2018 To Attend

Cryptocurrency and Fintech events have been on the rise, as many novice and advanced crypto investors are continuously seeking for more insights and knowledge on the relatively new market, the technology behind it and of course, the associated legal matters. To get a complete experience covering all facets possible, has published a list of […]

Huge cryptocurrency theft increase draws global regulator attention, study finds

A significant increase in cryptocurrency theft within the first half of 2018 has sparked the concern of regulators around the world, according to a study from blockchain security developer CipherTrace. The 2018 Q2 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report also provides insight into the pending global co-operation and crackdown by the G20’s 37-nation financial crime-fighting group, the Financial Action Task […]

VC Firm Union Square Ventures Considers Long-Term Investments in Crypto

Union Square Ventures (USV), one of the top VC firms with the highest returns in the world, intends to take a long-term position in cryptocurrencies. However, the company does not plan to start a separate fund for this. The New York-based VC firm aims to get involved in several crypto-related investments. For instance, the company eyes […]

Execs at Payments Giant Qiwi Launch Crypto Investment Bank

Executives at the blockchain arm of Qiwi, one of the largest e-payment providers in Russia, are launching a crypto investment bank, called HASH, to advise investors and help domestic companies tokenize their assets once appropriate regulations are in place. Branded as “the first crypto investment bank in Russia,” HASH will manage clients’ ICOs, help them build […]

FBI Has 130 Cryptocurrency-Related Investigations, Agent Says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has 130 cases tied to cryptocurrencies, according to Kyle Armstrong, a supervisory special agent, speaking at a digital-asset industry conference Crypto Evolved in New York. The cases “threat tagged” to virtual currencies encompass crimes such as human trafficking, illicit drug sales, kidnapping and ransomware attacks. While Armstrong said the agency takes a […]

Facebook Is Reversing Its Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads—But There’s a Catch

Back in January, Facebook announced a ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising on its platform—a move that was soon echoed by Google. Now Facebook is partially reversing its ban. The social network and advertising giant will still aim to block ads that promote ICOs and so-called binary options, but it will now again accept ads for cryptocurrencies […]

Experts say Cryptocurrency Crimes will be on the Rise this Year

Several financial and blockchain experts recently spoke on a panel called “Blockchain, The New Digital Age” at Tel Aviv University’s annual Cyber Week cybersecurity conference. The experts touched on some of the obstacles that blockchain and cryptocurrency face on their way to mass adoption. Crime being a deterring factor in the spread of cryptocurrency was […]

Cryptocurrency markets are juicy targets for hackers: Timeline

Investors’ shaky confidence in virtual currencies took another hit after crypto exchange Bithumb suffered a hack that saw about US$32 million worth of coins stolen. Boosters still present a bullish picture about the future of digital assets. But the more than US$1 billion in thefts – most of which are unsolved – is becoming a growing […]

Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Gets VC Fred Wilson’s Backing Amid Bitcoin Slump

Union Square Ventures, the New York-based venture capital firm, is betting on yet another cryptocurrency hedge fund startup, Multicoin Capital. Fred Wilson, the cofounder of USV, confirmed that Multicoin is the sixth cryptocurrency fund the firm has invested in over the past year and a half. It’s also USV’s ninth active investment in the blockchain […]

Guide To Top Cryptocurrency Exchanges

There are more than 1,600 cryptocurrencies in circulation today, with a combined market cap of over $289 billion, according to CoinMarketCap data. Investors around the world are eager to trade in this rapidly-growing space, and a slew of cryptocurrency platforms have emerged to meet the need for infrastructure to support the exchange of digital currencies. […]