Sunday, November 17, 2019  | 19 Rabiulawal, 1441 | BETA
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
You are here:    Home      Posts tagged "cryptocurrency"

With ‘Libra,’ Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency

Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions

Read More

June 18, 2019

 

We may never see Waqar Zaka on TV again

It depends on whether his plan to save Pakistan works

Read More

April 11, 2019

 

Is WhatsApp getting its own cryptocurrency?

Currently Kik is the only messaging app with its own cryptocurrency

Read More

December 24, 2018

 

DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather Jr charged for promoting cryptocurrency investments

They didn’t reveal that they had been paid for promoting the investments

Read More

November 30, 2018

 

Cryptominers dreaming of rebound after price crash

The collapse of Bitcoin, which has lost two-thirds of its value since December and dragged many more cryptocurrencies in its wake, has not discouraged miners.

Read More

August 27, 2018

 

Looking for new way to donate during Ramadan? London mosque now accepts bitcoin

Looking for a new way to give money to charity as part of Ramadan? A mosque in Britain’s capital is willing to receive your donation – in bitcoin. The Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, east London, has decided to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in a bid to widen its donor base and cut down…

Read More

May 28, 2018

 

South Africa investigates $80 million bitcoin scam

South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80 million) with promises of huge returns that never materialized, police said on Friday. The fraud investigation involves a company named BTC Global, which told clients they would earn 2 percent per day, 14 percent a week and 50…

Read More

May 26, 2018

 

One in five financial institutions consider cryptocurrency trading: survey

LONDON: One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, a survey published by Thomson Reuters on Tuesday found. Among those respondents who said they were willing to trade cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the best known of the digital coins, 70 percent said they were planning to start trading in the…

Read More

April 24, 2018

 

Switzerland at epicentre of cryptocurrency revolution

Zurich, Switzerland: Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy Alpine nation to get in on the virtual action. The country’s largest city, Zurich, set up its first bitcoin ATM four years ago, while the Swiss national rail company has since 2016…

Read More

March 29, 2018

 

Japan’s cryptocurrency industry to launch self-regulating body – sources

TOKYO: Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups are planning to merge to form a self-regulating body, seeking to better safeguard investors after last month’s $530 million (£375.68 million) heist of digital money, sources involved in the negotiations said, reported Reuters. The Japan Blockchain Association and the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association are expected to merge as early…

Read More

February 16, 2018

 

Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan’s rush to create cryptocurrency rules

TOKYO: After the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action, reported Reuters. Their goal was to craft rules that both protected traders and allowed a promising sector to flourish. By last April, they thought they had arrived at a set of guidelines that did…

Read More

February 12, 2018

 

China looks to stamp out cryptocurrency trading

BEIJING: China plans to stamp out all remaining cryptocurrency trading in the country by blocking access to overseas-based websites and removing related applications from app stores. The moves were outlined in a report Sunday by Financial News, a publication under the People’s Bank of China, which said the aim was to snuff out the “dying…

Read More

February 5, 2018

 

Bitcoin set for worst week since 2013

LONDON: Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with several of the largest falling by more than 20 percent and bitcoin sliding below $8,000 and headed for its worst week since 2013, as worries about a regulatory clampdown globally sent investors scrambling to sell. The slump in prices this week means the total market value of cryptocurrencies is…

Read More

February 2, 2018

 

Record highs, record heists: where is cryptocurrency heading?

NEWS DESK: A hacking theft that netted $530 million, a ban on Facebook advertising, regulation even in Russia and more wild price swings: despite another stomach-churning week for cryptocurrencies, analysts say they are here to stay, reported AFP. While headline-grabbing hacks like that suffered by Japan’s Coincheck are likely to attract the attention of regulators,…

Read More

February 2, 2018

 

Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business. So far only a few insurers sell such insurance, including XL Catlin, Chubb, and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance . Yet several others told Reuters…

Read More

February 1, 2018

 

Japan punishes Coincheck after $530 million cryptocurrency theft

TOKYO: Japan’s financial regulator on Monday ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole $530 million worth of digital money from its exchange, jolting the nation’s cryptocurrency market in one of the biggest cyber heists, reported Reuters. The theft highlights the vulnerabilities in trading an asset that global policymakers are struggling to regulate…

Read More

January 29, 2018

 

Biggest cryptocurrency theft ever

TOKYO: A Japanese exchange has lost 58 billion yen ($530 million) in cryptocurrency because of hacking, according to Japanese media reports. The hack and the loss of the currency is one of the biggest losses of assets since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009. The Coincheck exchange said on its website Friday that it had…

Read More

January 27, 2018

 

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange hacked, losing $530 million: NHK

TOKYO- Coincheck, a major cryptocurrency trading exchange in Tokyo, has been hacked into and has lost about 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of virtual money, national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. Coincheck posted on its website on Friday afternoon that it had suspended withdrawals of almost all cryptocurrencies. The exchange has already reported the…

Read More

January 27, 2018

 

Meet ‘Virtual Currency Girls’, the Cryptocurrency-themed pop group

TOKYO: As digital currency fever spreads across the world, a new all-girl pop band from Japan, called Kasotsuka Shojo, is on a mission to educate the public about personal finance, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Kasotsuka Shojo, which means Virtual Currency Girls, features eight singers, each representing a different virtual currency, including ethereum and ripple, that…

Read More

January 16, 2018

 

Bitcoin hits 6-week low on crackdown fears

Paris: Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of ‘virtual’ coins, slumped Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various jurisdictions to regulate the sector. The final weeks of last year were marked by bitcoin mania as the unit topped $20,000, but it lost some 20 percent in Tuesday trading…

Read More

January 16, 2018

 

South Korea justice ministry prepares to ban cryptocurrency trading, exchanges raided

A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies at Bithumb cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji SEOUL: South Korea’s justice minister said on Thursday the government is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading, throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation’s police…

Read More

January 11, 2018

 
 
 
POPULAR AUTHORS