India's reserve bank governor has revealed that it could begin testing its Central Bank Digital Currency sometime in December. It could still take several years for a CBDC to become widespread though.
Poly Network, the crypto platform that was recently hacked and had millions in cryptocurrencies stolen, has confirmed that it has received all the money back from the hacker and is restoring service.
PayPal has expanded its cryptocurrency service to users in the UK. With the new service, people will be able to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or Bitcoin Cash for as little as £1.
Binance has been ordered by the UK High Court of Justice to identify hackers who stole $2.6 million from Fetch.ai. Once found, the court said Binance has to freeze the account of those responsible.
Accountants and financial advisors have warned that people may unknowingly be accruing high capital gains tax bills by using crypto-based debit and credit cards to make purchases in stores.
Ethereum has completed a network upgrade called London. The London upgrade should stabilise transaction fees on the network. In the past they have fluctuated wildly to become expensive at times.
The insolvency firm Begbies Treynor has warned governments could miss out on huge sums of tax if they do not get to grips with cryptocurrencies and put regulations and tax measures in place.
In February Tesla purchased $1.5B worth of Bitcoin and announced it's working on accepting it as a mode of payment. Now, Elon Musk has confirmed that customers in the US can buy Tesla using Bitcoin.
PayPal has acquired the cryptocurrency firm Curv to bolster its credentials in the field as it looks to offer these services to users around the world in the first half of the year.
The US Department of Justice has indicted John McAfee over cryptocurrency fraud. It said the businessman was involved in a pump-and-dump scheme on Twitter. He's currently detained in Spain.
Bitcoin has passed $50,000 for the first time in its history. It comes after more businesses expressed their interest in the cryptocurrency and Tesla said it would be allowing bitcoin payments.
Following Tesla's purchase of $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency has achieved a new all-time high of $47,725. As always, it's unclear what will happen to the price in the coming weeks.
In an SEC filing, Tesla has revealed that it purchased $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin. It also said that it's planning to allow customers to buy cars from it using bitcoin payments.
The Indian government is looking for parliament to debate a bill which would ban bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies inside the country and allow the reserve bank to create its own cryptocurrency.
Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin up by $6,000 today after adding #bitcoin to his Twitter profile. The price of bitcoin had been lingering around $32,000 with some expecting it to fall lower.
Two firms have announced that they're working with the NHS to help it monitor cold storage units holding the COVID-19 vaccine. They are also leveraging blockchain technology to keep trusted logs.
The Bank of England's Andrew Bailey has called on the G20 to regulate stablecoins and other crypto-assets. He said this must be done to prevent money laundering and monetary policy destabilisation.
Opera has announced that its crypto wallet now has 170,000 monthly active users. To boost these figures, the firm has partnered with Ramp to allow those in the UK to buy cryptocurrency with low fees.
The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has stated that it doesn't believe that some cryptocurrencies including bitcoin don't need to be regulated. It also claimed they have no intrinsic value.
The cryptocurrency company, Blockchain, has announced a new exchange called The PIT which it claims is fast, reliable, and liquid. It hopes the platform will allow traders to be more efficient.
A paper has been published which describes a new bitcoin transaction relay protocol which could significantly reduce bandwidth usage while maintaining its performance and security as connections grow.
In a new push for the standardization of cryptocurrencies, a company called Flexa is launching a network that allows you to pay for your purchases in physical stores using a mobile app.
Bitcoin has hit $5,000 today, marking its highest point since the start of the year. It was triggered after an order for 20,000 bitcoins was placed, split across three major exchanges.
The Winklevoss twins have filed a lawsuit against Bitinstant founder, Charlie Shrem, accusing him of failing to repay 5,000 bitcoins. In 2012, the brothers asked him to help get them into bitcoin.
While traditional money won't be able to buy HTC's smartphone aimed at the cryptocurrency segment, pre-orders have been kicked off in 34 countries provided you have bitcoin or ether to spend.
Bitcoin has managed to break through the $8,000 barrier once again for the first time in several months. The cryptocurrency slipped below that threshold in May and later fell to less than $5,900.
HTC revealed that it was building a blockchain-powered smartphone in May. Today, the company has revealed more details about its Exodus handset set to be announced by the end of September.
The Microsoft founder is fairly outspoken on a variety of topics, and in the case of the popularity of cryptocurrencies, he makes it clear he is not a fan, mainly because of the anonymity around it.
Rob Joyce, head of cybersecurity at the White House, has cast doubt on the possibility of bitcoin regulation in the near term. The White House is still weighing up the benefits and risks of bitcoin.
The famous VPN provider, Private Internet Access, is now letting the privacy-conscious to pay for its services with Zcash shielded payments which make it difficult to identify payment information.
Ledger's software wallets are vulnerable to an exploit which could see your bitcoins get surreptitiously sent to a hacker. The firm said that it doesn't plan to fix the issue but will raise awareness.
With graphics cards costing several hundred or thousands of dollars, Unicef has asked gamers to reduce the lifetime of this expensive hardware in a bid to raise funds for charities around the world.
The recent surge in Bitcoin's popularity, and the subsequent increase in the volatility of its value, transaction fees and processing times, are causing ransomware makers to look elsewhere.