EY rolls out new blockchain solutions for India

Anirban Ghoshal

Professional services firm EY on Tuesday said that it was launching a series of new blockchain-based solutions and services for ....

23 April, 2019

RBI omits cryptocurrency from draft framework for fintech sandbox

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has left out cryptocurrency from its draft guidelines for a regulatory sandbox aimed at fostering ....

22 April, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin lays off more workers, blames crackdown for woes

Binu Paul

Bengaluru-based cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin has laid off half of its remaining workforce even as the company, along with its ....

16 April, 2019

Crypto trading platform CoinDCX raises seed funding

Binu Paul

Cryptocurrency trading platform CoinDCX has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Bain Capital Ventures and a group ....

20 March, 2019

SEBI may use sandbox approach to adopt AI, blockchain in markets: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

Indian markets regulator the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been considering taking a "regulatory sandbox" ....

1 March, 2019

Startup behind world's first cryptocurrency bond gets funding from London bourse


London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) said on Wednesday it had invested in a startup that lets companies issue debt on blockchain, ....

27 February, 2019

How cryptocurrency companies are using 'backdoor' listings to ease into mainstream


Several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, looking to raise funds and ....

25 February, 2019

Largest US bank to create digital coins for blockchain-based payments


JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Thursday it plans to launch its own digital coins, called "JPM Coin", that customers ....

14 February, 2019

Why the downturn in the digital currency market is likely to continue


Cryptocurrencies may be facing a prolonged bear market. Companies that issued tokens, or digital currencies, over the last ....

8 February, 2019

Cryptocurrency investors locked out of millions after exchange's founder dies


A cryptocurrency platform that lost access to millions of dollars when its founder died with sole knowledge of company ....

6 February, 2019

Facebook developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments in India: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking firm Facebook Inc. is developing a crypto-based asset that will help users in transferring money for remittances ....

21 December, 2018

Why insurance is an obstacle for cryptocurrency industry's mainstream ambitions


Cryptocurrency exchanges and traders in Asia are struggling to insure themselves against the risk of hacks and theft, a factor ....

20 December, 2018

Why big money is staying away from bitcoin


Bitcoin's value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not ....

17 December, 2018

Bitcoin falls below $4,500 as cryptocurrency's value drops 30% in a week


Bitcoin tumbled as much as 10 percent on Tuesday to below $4,500, bringing the world's best-known cryptocurrency's ....

20 November, 2018

Google ex-chairman Eric Schmidt roots for Ethereum platform

Anirban Ghoshal

Former executive chairman of Google and billionaire Eric Schmidt has now publicly backed the Ethereum platform, which is a blockchain, ....

8 November, 2018

Unocoin founder arrested for running Bitcoin trading kiosk

Anirban Ghoshal

Cryptocurrency firm Unocoin’s co-founder Harish BV has been arrested by sleuths from the central crime branch for running ....

24 October, 2018

Bitcoin, other digital currencies worth $60 mn stolen in latest Japanese heist


Japanese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp said about $60 million in digital currencies were stolen from its exchange, ....

20 September, 2018

RBI considers launching own virtual coins to tackle cryptocurrencies, minting costs

Shweta Sharma

The Reserve Bank of India has formed an inter-departmental group to explore the workability of a rupee-backed digital currency, ....

30 August, 2018

RBI sets up unit for blockchain and AI to keep up with digital era

Shweta Sharma

Aiming to keep pace with emerging technologies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a new unit to research and supervise ....

27 August, 2018

Why blockchain's potential in commodities trading may be over-hyped


Commodity firms and banks have been diving into blockchain pilot schemes over the last two years but the new technology's ....

16 August, 2018

Rippleā€™s WhatsApp-like blockchain superhighway can replace SWIFT: India MD Navin Gupta

Anirban Ghoshal

Ripple Labs Inc., the San Francisco-based blockchain company behind the cryptocurrency XRP, opened its India office in Mumbai ....

10 August, 2018