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Bitcoin falls 20% as France and S Korea announce crypto crackdowns

Cryptocurrency prices fell sharply on Tuesday after France became the latest country to announce measures to monitor the market and social impact of trading bitcoin and other virtual currencies

Neil Dennis
cryptocurrencies

Cryptos steady to end a difficult week mainly in the red

Cryptocurrency prices steadied on Thursday, ending a difficult week that has seen bitcoin slump by around 13% since Monday morning. Ripple made strong gains on the back of a tie-up with MoneyGram.

James Hester
Ethereum and Bitocoins

Cryptocurrencies react to South Korea’s bill to ban trading

There was a seismic reaction from the cryptocurrency market to news that the South Korean government is preparing a bill to ban local cryptocurrency exchanges sending major coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin tumbling earlier on Thursday before paring those losses. 

Claire Hunte
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US Senate panel to probe bitcoin amid rising concerns

Reuters - The US Senate’s financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country’s top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

James Hester
Bitcoin

Bitcoin prices slide as South Korea plans crypto trading ban

The South Korean government plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, has sent bitcoin prices plummeting.

David Burrows

Nikkei edges lower as strong yen bites; cryptocurrency stocks tumble

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended lower on Thursday, hit by declines in automakers and electronic component makers as the strong yen soured investor appetite. Bitcoin-related stocks also tumbled after South Korea's justice minister said that the government...

Reuters

S.Korea's justice minister says preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading

SEOUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the ministry is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through its exchanges. "There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban...

Reuters

S.Korea's major cryptocurrency exchanges raided by police, tax authorities

(Corrects to fix typographical error in headline) SEOUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges were raided by police and tax agencies this week for alleged tax evasion, people familiar with the investigation said on Thursday. "A few officials from the...

Reuters

U.S. Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators -source

(Adds byline, details and background) By Michelle Price WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country's top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to...

Reuters

U.S. Senate to discuss bitcoin risks with top markets regulators - source

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will next month hold a hearing with the country's top markets regulators to discuss the risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The Senate Banking Committee will take...

Reuters
telegram

Telegram poised for new cryptocurrency offering

Messaging app Telegram is poised to leap onto the crytocurrency bandwagon later in the year with a so-called "initial coin offering" (ICO)

Neil Dennis
Etherium

Ethereum regains place as second biggest digital currency

Ethereum has recovered its place as the second biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation after a nine-day rally.

Richard Reed

Venezuela's Congress declares 'petro' cryptocurrency illegal

CARACAS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-run parliament on Tuesday outlawed a "petro" cryptocurrency promoted by socialist President Nicolas Maduro, calling it an effort to illegally mortgage the cash-strapped country's oil reserves. Maduro on Friday said his...

Reuters
JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase CEO says sorry for calling Bitcoin a ‘fraud’

One of the world’s top financiers, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, has said he regrets calling Bitcoin a “fraud” that “won’t end well”.

Richard Reed
Bitcoin

SEC concerns see US firms ditch Bitcoin ETF plans

Two US companies ditched plans to launch bitcoin exchange-traded funds, (ETFs) citing ongoing concerns by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

David Burrows




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