Bitcoin

US Senate panel to discuss Bitcoin with regulators

Thursday

A hearing with the country's top regulators will discuss Bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks crypto-currencies pose to the financial system.

Buffett 'will never invest in crypto-currencies'

Thursday

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett predicts "almost with certainty that crypto-currencies will come to a bad end".

South Korea to ban crypto-currency trading

Thursday

The announcement sent Bitcoin prices plummeting and threw the virtual coin market into turmoil.

Red & Yellow business school accepting Bitcoin payments

Tuesday

The institution is the first local business school to accept Bitcoin payments for its degrees, advanced diplomas and online its courses.

Fund managers say bitcoin ETF proposals withdrawn

Tuesday

Trusts controlled by Rafferty Asset Management and Exchange Traded Concepts each cancelled plans to launch three bitcoin funds.

US derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

5 Jan

The US derivatives regulator will be discussing the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures.

India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme

29 Dec

India's finance ministry cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like "Ponzi schemes."

Bitcoin recovers some losses

28 Dec

The price of Bitcoin rose 15 percent this week, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013.

Goldman to set up cryptocurrency trading desk

22 Dec

Bloomberg reports that the bank is exploring a new trading operation dedicated to digital currencies.

US regulator plays down bitcoin fears, backs fintech charter

21 Dec

Comptroller, Joseph Otting, says bitcoin does not currently pose a threat to the safety and soundness of the US banking system.

Bitcoin not yet proven as credible currency - Japan's finance minister

19 Dec

Japanese finance minister, Taro Aso, sounds off warnings about the cryptocurrency amid concerns of a bubble.

Bitcoin hits bigger stage as CME launches futures

18 Dec

Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on exchange giant the CME Group.