Technology

Crypto trading tumbles as investment scramble unwinds

LONDON (Reuters) - Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs.

Technology

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges need tighter rules: Monex CEO

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges should be regulated more like banks as they hold investors' assets while offering trading platforms, the chief executive of online brokerage Monex Group Inc said.

Business

Wall Street regulator sanctions Tezos cryptocurrency project co-founder

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wall Street regulator has suspended the co-founder of the controversial Tezos cryptocurrency project from associating with broker-dealers for two years, part of a settlement to resolve allegations that he made false statements about

Technology

Cryptocurrency funds down nearly 30 percent in March as slump persists: index

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency funds were down 29.2 percent in March amid an ongoing slump caused by increased scrutiny from global regulators of the virtual assets, according to a new index launched by data provider BarclayHedge.

Technology

U.S. cryptocurrency project gets $133 million investment from big investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A start-up launched by three Princeton University graduates for a new cryptocurrency has raised $133 million from a slew of big investors in a private placement, Intangible Labs Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Nader Al-Naji sai

Technology

New York seeks more information from crypto exchanges

(Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday sought information from 13 cryptocurrency trading platforms, including Coinbase Inc and Gemini Trust, about their operations such as fee structures and safety measures to protect customer

Technology

Europe's venture capitalists embrace virtual currency craze

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of Europe's biggest venture capital firms are buying into sales of new virtual coins or asking their investors to give them the freedom to do so, in a sign of mainstream investor backing for the booming but controversial crowd-fund

Technology

In South Korea, overseas cryptocurrency offerings skirt local clampdown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Six months after South Korea banned the issuance of new cryptocurrencies, they are starting to creep back into the country by using overseas listings for local trading.

Technology

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken quits Japan: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will stop its trading services in Japan, citing rising costs of doing business there, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

Business

JPMorgan sued over fees for cryptocurrency purchases

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has been hit with a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court accusing it of charging surprise fees when it stopped letting customers buy cryptocurrency with credit cards in late January and began treating the purchases a

Business

Cryptocurrency miners seek cheap energy in Norway and Sweden

FRANKFURT/MILAN (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency miners are moving in to Norway and Sweden to take advantage of cheap hydro-electric energy and low temperatures to power and cool their servers.

Technology

U.S. tax liabilities for crypto currencies in 2017 seen at $25 billion, to pressure bitcoin: Fundstrat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soaring crypto-currency prices last year are estimated to result in U.S. tax liabilities of $25 billion, adding further selling pressure to these assets in the short term, according to a research note by Fundstrat Global Advisers on T

Technology

SNB's Maechler says cryptocurrencies won't rival conventional currency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies are not true competitors to conventional currencies despite soaring interest in products like bitcoin, Swiss National Bank Governing Board member Andrea Maechler said on Thursday.

Technology

South Korean cryptocurrency employees detained over alleged embezzlement: paper

SEOUL (Reuters) - Employees of Coinnest, South Korea's fifth largest cryptocurrency exchange, were detained on Thursday in connection with the alleged embezzlement of assets, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Thursday, citing prosecutors.

Technology

Canada's HyperBlock to buy crypto-currency mining firm for C$106 million

(Reuters) - Canadian technology company HyperBlock Technologies Corp said it reached an agreement to acquire crypto-currency mining firm CryptoGlobal Corp in an all-stock deal valued at C$106 million.

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