Switzerland embraces bitcoin & cryptocurrencies amid global crackdown

© Thomas Born / Global Look Press While financial regulators across the world are cracking down on bitcoin, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has decided to encourage digital currencies by issuing guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to the regulator, Switzerland has recently seen a sharp growth in …

Polish central bank secretly funds Youtube videos attacking bitcoin – report

FILE PHOTO. © JACK GUEZ / AFP Poland’s central bank has admitted to paying for social media campaigns that attacked cryptocurrencies, according to a popular Polish business news website. The central bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski) spent 91,000 zloty ($27,100) on the campaign with the money going to Google, …

Ukrainian cyber-thieves bagged $50mn in bitcoin phishing scam

© Christian Charisius / Global Look Press Security analysts at the US technology corporation Cisco have exposed a bitcoin phishing scam, which involves web resources disguising themselves as one of the world’s most popular online wallets, Blockchain.info. Cisco has been investigating the case over the past six months in partnership …

You can’t invest in cryptocurrencies without fear of cybertheft

© Alexey Malgavko / Sputnik Wild prices swings are not the only investment risk with cryptocurrencies. They are also likely to be stolen from your electronic wallet or personal computer, experts warn. Read more Crypto exchange claims $200 million stolen, but all may not be as it seems “In my …

Bitcoin recovers to $10,000 inspiring cautious optimism for cryptocurrency market

© Albert Gea / Reuters Virtual currency bitcoin climbed back to $10,000 per token for the first time in two weeks. Some experts say that this psychologically-key level may bring new enthusiasts to the crypto market. Bitcoin had previously lost nearly two-thirds of its value in a sharp plunge from …

Leading cryptocurrency exchange glitch drains customers’ accounts

© Lucy Nicholson / Reuters Crypto exchange Coinbase has admitted that a glitch on its servers made it overcharge many clients multiple times for a single transaction. Some of the accounts were depleted, Marketwatch reports. Read more Cryptocurrency traders to sue Coincheck to get back their digital coins Angered customers …

The Forbes Rich List

Meet the richest people in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, who are worth more than $17 billion combined Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are the fourth-richest in the world of cryptocurrency.REUTERS/Brian Snyder Forbes on Wednesday released its first-ever list of the richest people in bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Most of the people on the …