Bitcoin Headlines

  • Cryptocurrency at a crossroads: Bitcoin bounces from SegWit to South Korea

    Oleg Vaisman of Capital.com looks at the way crypto has been portrayed by the media of late.

    International Business Times UK
  • Blockchain could reshape the world – and the far right is one step ahead

    Crypto technology is coming to a crossroads. Those who want to use it to radically redistribute wealth must take urgent action Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain reads the title of a 2017 book. From currency speculation through to verifying the provenance of food, blockchain technology is eking out space in a vast range of fields. For most people, blockchain technologies are inseparable from bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has been particularly visible in the news recently thanks to its...

    the Guardian
  • Five reasons 2018 could be the best year yet for cryptocurrencies

    Hosp has explained why a potential cryptocurrency bubble could burst in 2018, but these factors are keeping him invested in the space.

    CNBC
  • Large housebuilding firm set to accept Bitcoin

    Hagan Homes managing director Jamesy Hagan acknowledged the cryptocurrency faced challenges.

    Mail Online
  • An ETF veteran who ditched Wall Street for crypto explains how bitcoin can fit into a portfolio

    Matt Hougan joined Bitwise Asset Management after a 15-year long career in the ETF industry. We caught up with him to chat about the maturation of cryptocurrencies as an asset class.  Matt Hougan, a 15-year veteran of the ETF industry, recently dove into the world of cryptocurrency.  The former chief executive of the think tank Inside ETFs joined California-based Bitwise Asset Management as VP of research and development. He's got a lot on his to-do list. But his main task is simple: Making...

    Business Insider
  • Overstock CEO and bitcoin pioneer explains his long-standing crypto play and his philosophy on life

    Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne sat down with Business Insider's Sara Silverstein to discuss his longstanding belief in cryptos, a revolutionary cryptocurrency called Ravencoin, and his philosophy on life. Following is a transcript of the video. Sara Silverstein: So Overstock.com has been accepting bitcoin for as long as I can remember anyone has. Patrick Byrne: We were the first. We were the first — there was a — the largest company then accepting bitcoin was an $800,000 a year restaurant diner in...

    Business Insider
  • One of bitcoin's biggest problems is showing signs of getting better

    Thomson Reuters Deutsche Bank examined whether bitcoin's scaling problem is improving in a note out to clients this week. Fees to transfer the coin have fallen even as the cryptocurrency price climbs back from lows set earlier this month. "Is bitcoin getting better?" That's a question research analysts at Deutsche Bank examined in a short note sent out to clients Wednesday.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Here's why the recent stock market sell-off could save us from a...

    Business Insider
  • CRYPTO INSIDER: Bitcoin traders might have found a 'golden opportunity'

    Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. A potential "golden opportunity" has opened up for cryptocurrency arbitrage traders thanks to big differences in bitcoin's price between South Korean and other exchanges, sometimes as large as 13%. Here's the scoreboard:  Bitcoin (BTC): $9,946 (-4.88%) Ethereum (ETH): $$805 (-4.10%) Ripple (XRP): $0.88...

    markets.businessinsider.com
  • Iran becomes latest rogue state to develop its own cryptocurrency

    Iran is considering the development of its own cryptocurrency, following the footsteps of Venezuela. Both countries are the focus of U.S. sanctions.

    CNBC
  • Bitcoin drops below $10,000 again, hitting lowest in a week

    The cryptocurrency fell below the psychologically key level, failing the latest attempt to recover from a sharp sell-off in the last several weeks.

    CNBC
  • Riot Blockchain's CEO is pushing back against critics and trying to convince the world his company is serious about crypto (RIOT)

    LinkedIn Riot Blockchain, one of the first companies to pivot to blockchain and see its stock skyrocket, has been accused of fraud. In an interview with Business Insider, CEO John O'Rourke denied the accusations and outlined Riot's plan to fully realize its pivot to cryptocurrencies.  When Bioptix, a biotechnology equipment maker, announced in October it was changing its name to Riot Blockchain in order to focus on cryptocurrencies, its stock skyrocketed. Shares of Riot, which had been...

    markets.businessinsider.com
  • Bitcoin exchange founder arrested for allegedly lying to financial watchdogs

    The founder of a crypto exchange was arrested for allegedly lying to US regulators, federal prosecutors say.   In 2013, hackers stole 6,000 bitcoin from the platform founded by Jon Montroll and he allegedly tried to cover it up.  The founder of a defunct cryptocurrency exchange has been arrested for allegedly lying to financial watchdogs to cover up a heist of 6,000 bitcoin.  Federal prosecutors in New York charged Jon Montroll, the 37-year-old founder of BitFunder, on Wednesday with...

    Business Insider
  • Telegram is reportedly holding a 2nd pre-ICO sale but some crypto investors aren't touching it with a ten-foot pole

    Telegram is going to hold a second pre-sale for its blockbuster initial coin offering, according to a report by The Verge.  The messaging app company could raise as much as $1.6 billion before even opening up to the public.  But some cryptocurrency hedge funds are sitting the sale out because of its high valuation and long lock-up period.  Telegram's eye-popping initial coin offering just keeps getting bigger.  Business Insider first reported that the messaging app operator, which is a...

    Business Insider
  • CRYPTO INSIDER: Bitcoin traders might have found a 'golden opportunity'

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. A potential "golden opportunity" has opened up for cryptocurrency arbitrage traders thanks to big differences in bitcoin's price between South Korean and other exchanges, sometimes as large as 13%.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Microsoft President Brad Smith says the...

    Business Insider
  • The top cryptocurrency traders are asking for a big shakeup to bitcoin futures

    Bitcoin futures have been up and running for more than two months on Cboe Global Markets and CME, and already market participants are calling for a big shakeup in the market.  A number of market participants are calling on exchanges to switch from cash settlement to physical settlement.  However, such a change would require a number of players including exchanges and clearing houses to upgrade their infrastructure.  Some of the biggest players in the crypto market are calling for a shakeup in...

    Business Insider
  • You can now buy and sell bitcoin and ethereum without paying any commission on Robinhood — but you'll have to get in line

    Commission-free brokerage site Robinhood is offering users a chance to trade bitcoin and ethereum with zero transaction fees. The feature is only available in select states, and there are already more than 1 million people on the waitlist. The move to trade in cryptocurrencies could place Robinhood as a key competitor to cryptocurrency trading platforms like Coinbase. Commission-free brokerage site Robinhood, recently valued at $1.3 billion, is now offering its users the chance to buy and sell...

    Business Insider
  • SEC charges former bitcoin exchange and its founder with fraud

    The Securities and Exchange Commission says BitFunder was an unregistered securities exchange that defrauded users

    CNBC
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges add new tech to speed up bitcoin transactions by 20%

    Two cryptocurrency exchanges are looking to make bitcoin transactions faster and cheaper with a new software update called SegWit.

    CNBC