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Donors Use Bitcoin for Tax Benefits and to Keep Tabs on Spending
The I.R.S. has ruled that some currencies like Bitcoin are an asset and subject to capital gains; donors can also see how the charity spends the money. (BTC )
Nov 06
02:11 AM
New Virtual Currencies Hit Barriers in U.S. and 2 Other Nations
The authorities in the United States, South Korea and Switzerland all took steps to cool down the market for so-called initial coin offerings.
Sep 29
04:46 PM
Digital Currencies Are Growing on Faltering Foundations
Bitcoin, Ether and their rivals are gaining popularity. But the exchanges where they trade have serious weaknesses that need to be fixed. (BTC )
Sep 29
02:56 PM
What Jamie Dimon Is Missing About Bitcoin
JPMorgan Chases chief executive may be pessimistic about the worth of digital currencies. But an investor says, he isnt seeing the full picture. (BTC )
Sep 18
02:16 AM
Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge.
Dogecoin was meant to poke fun at the hype around virtual currency. But now, its creator says, Dogecoin illustrates the risks. (DOGE )
Sep 15
02:15 PM
China Bitcoin Exchange to Stop Trading Virtual Currencies Amid Crackdown
The announcement by BTC China Exchange raises the specter of other exchanges shutting down Bitcoin trading in the coming weeks. (BTC )
Sep 14
09:30 AM
In Chinas Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune
One of the largest sources of Bitcoin can be found in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, despite Chinese skepticism over its potential for risk. (BTC )
Sep 13
06:01 AM
Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency
So-called phone porting attacks are exposing a vulnerability that could be exploited against anybody with valuable emails or other digital files.
Aug 21
02:46 PM
Bitcoin Price Surges After Agreement on Software Update
The price of a single Bitcoin has risen nearly 50 percent since the end of July, taking the value of all Bitcoins in existence above $70 billion. (BTC )
Aug 14
01:01 PM
Hackers Demand Millions in Bitcoin for Stolen HBO Files
Using the name Mr. Smith, the hackers released a fresh cache of data online, including Game of Thrones scripts and internal documents, and promised to upload more. (BTC )
Aug 07
07:45 PM
Countering West Coast Pull, by Helping Finance Start-Ups Sell in New York
The FinTech Innovation Lab, a New York business-backed program, has been working to help financial-services start-ups sell their services in New York.
Aug 06
12:46 PM
The Accounting Tack That Makes PayPals Numbers Look So Good
The digital payment giant doesnt count the stock grants it gives to employees as an expense. This makes its earnings look prettier to Wall Street.
Aug 04
10:30 AM
Jurors to Decide in Shkreli Trial: Were Desperate Gambits Criminal?
In 2012, Martin Shkreli and his pharmaceutical company Retrophin faced losing everything. A jury will consider if his responses amounted to fraud. (GAM )
Jul 30
11:31 AM
Bitcoin Exchange Was a Nexus of Crime, Indictment Says
Alexander Vinnik, of Russia, was accused of being the mastermind behind a black market Bitcoin exchange, which helped launder billions of dollars. (BTC )
Jul 26
09:15 PM
S.E.C. Issues Warning on Initial Coin Offerings
The agency said that at least some virtual currencies being sold to investors should be categorized as securities and needed to follow federal laws.
Jul 25
07:01 PM
Some Bitcoin Backers Are Defecting to Create a Rival Currency
Bitcoin Cash, to be available Aug. 1, sprang from a feud over how to govern a decentralized, open-source technology with no one set of leaders or owners. (BTC )
Jul 25
04:01 PM
Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering
Programmers are selling digital currencies redeemable for services that do not exist. Where some see a financing revolution, others see trouble.
Jun 23
06:15 PM
Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment.
Ethereum, a digital currency network that is winning over tech geeks and big companies, may soon surpass Bitcoin, its inspiration. Or it may fizzle. (BTC , ETH )
Jun 19
12:16 PM
Goldman Sachs Sees Big Potential for Fintech in Brazil
A new report estimates that the more than 200 financial technology companies in Brazil could generate $24 billion in revenue over the next 10 years.
May 15
11:16 AM
All About Bitcoin, the Mysterious Digital Currency
What is Bitcoin and where did it come from? Here is information about the electronic currency that hackers behind the global ransomware attack are demanding. (BTC )
May 15
11:01 AM
Cyberattack in U.K. Hits 16 Health Institutions
The ransomware attack asking for $300 in Bitcoin harmed computer and phone systems, and some emergency care was rerouted, officials said. (BTC )
May 12
09:16 AM
For Goldman, the Fintech Revolution Cant Come Soon Enough
Only a tax break spared the Wall Street firm a dreary first quarter. Its young online banking unit, Marcus, is growing fast, however.
Apr 18
01:00 PM
S.E.C. Rejects Winklevoss Brothers Bid to Create Bitcoin E.T.F.
The price of Bitcoin tumbled after the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the brothers application for an exchange-traded fund. (BTC )
Mar 11
09:00 AM
Winkelvoss Brothers Bid to Create a Bitcoin E.T.F. Is Rejected
The price of Bitcoin tumbled after the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the brothers application for an exchange-traded fund. (BTC )
Mar 10
02:30 PM
Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?
Walmart is testing real-world uses for the arcane technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but significant challenges remain. (BTC )
Mar 04
02:16 AM
Morning Agenda: Ethereum, Uber and Money Management Fees
Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase and other corporate giants are joining forces to create a computing system based on a virtual currency network, Ethereum. (ETH )
Feb 28
03:30 AM
Business Giants to Announce Creation of a Computing System Based on Ethereum
An alliance of about 30 companies, including Microsoft and JPMorgan Chase, has plans to standardize data gathering and tracking using new software that is seen as harder to hack. (ETH )
Feb 27
01:30 PM
Wall Street Clearing House to Adopt Bitcoin Technology
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation said it would begin using a financial ledger similar to the blockchain used by the virtual currency. (BTC )
Jan 09
05:30 AM
Morning Agenda: Shifts Ahead of a Trump Administration, Bitcoin Soars
The resignation of the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission means the Trump administration will play a significant role in shaping the oversight of financial markets. (BTC )
Jan 04
03:30 AM
Bitcoin Price Soars, Fueled by Speculation and Global Currency Turmoil
A tilt toward isolationism in American and European politics has made a currency that can cross borders with little oversight more attractive. (BTC )
Jan 03
05:15 PM
Hedge Fund Driven by Anonymous Ideas Gets New Investments
Numerai makes its investments based on models submitted by data scientists, who are allowed to remain anonymous and who are paid in Bitcoin. (BTC )
05:30 AM
As Fintech Comes of Age, Government Seeks an Oversight Role
The I.R.S. is looking at Bitcoin transactions for tax violations, demanding information from Coinbase, a virtual currency exchange. (BTC )
10:15 AM
Financial Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank
So-called fintech companies, which take deposits, make electronic payments or lend money, will be able to apply for bank charters from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
11:30 PM
Seeds of a Fintech Start-Up Sometimes Come From the Trenches
Bucking the trend of the millennial hotshot entrepreneur, professionals with years of experience have created some of the most recent tech-based financial services.
05:15 AM
I.R.S. Is Seeking Tax Evaders Who Use Bitcoin
The I.R.S. has asked Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the United States, for the records of customers who bought virtual currency from 2013 to 2015. (BTC )
01:31 PM
Zcash, a Harder-to-Trace Virtual Currency, Generates Price Frenzy
Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions can be confirmed without recording the addresses involved, which could make it harder to win support from regulators and bankers. (BTC , ZEC )
05:30 PM
Dow Falls Nearly 400 Points as Traders Weigh Fed Rate Rise Possibility
Energy stocks like Diamond Offshore Drilling and Transocean fell as the price of oil dropped. (DMD )
10:00 PM
Downside of Bitcoin: A Ledger That Cant Be Corrected
The financial services industry needs to face the question of how to balance the appeal of pristine accounting with the demands of the real world. (BTC )
12:00 PM
Accounting Error May Not Derail Deal, but Ex-Director Bails Early Anyway
Diamond Resorts stock has held up despite a delayed earnings report, because its about to be bought. So why did an ex-director cash in so much stock? (DMD )
09:45 PM
Accounting Error May Not Derail a Deal, but Ex-Director Bails Early Anyway
Diamond Resorts stock has held up despite a delayed earnings report, because its about to be bought. So why did an ex-director cash in so much stock? (DMD )
10:30 AM
Bitcoin Plunges After Hacking of Exchange in Hong Kong
Millions of dollars worth of the currency was taken from Bitfinex, causing a 20 percent decline in the price, which partially recovered later. (BTC )
09:30 PM
Millions Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in Hacking of Exchange in Hong Kong
The digital currency dropped by 20 percent immediately after the theft was reported by Bitfinex, but partially recovered later. (BTC )
01:30 AM
A Real Rock of a Diamond Fails to Sell at Auction
The 1,109-carat stone was offered at a public auction at Sothebys in London, but financial uncertainty after last weeks Brexit vote may have affected bidding interest. (DMD )
09:30 PM
Worlds Largest Uncut Diamond Fails to Sell at Auction
The 1,109-carat stone was offered at a public auction at Sothebys in London, but financial uncertainty after last weeks Brexit vote may have affected bidding interest. (DMD )
01:45 PM
Worlds Largest Uncut Diamond Heads to Auction, a Break With Tradition
The Sothebys auction for the 1,109-carat white diamond represents a new approach that aims to take advantage of wealthy individuals desire for trophy objects. (DMD )
11:45 AM
A Hacking of More Than $50 Million Dashes Hopes in the World of Virtual Currency
The project, known as the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, is raising broader questions about the security and viability of virtual currencies like Ether and Bitcoin. (BTC )
08:45 PM
Hacker May Have Removed More Than $50 Million From Experimental Cybercurrency Project
The project, known as the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, sent out emergency alerts about Ether, an alternative to Bitcoin. (BTC )
08:30 AM
Mt. Gox Creditors Seek Trillions Where There Are Only Millions
The $2.4 trillion in bankruptcy claims against the failed Bitcoin exchange are a far cry from the $91 million in assets that have been tracked down. (BTC )
05:30 PM
A Bitcoin Believers Crisis of Faith
A nasty fight has torn apart the core software developers of Bitcoin, exposing fundamental differences about the virtual currencys future direction and raising questions of its long-term viability. (BTC )
02:30 AM
Australian Ends Attempt to Prove He Founded Bitcoin
Craig Steven Wright has claimed to be the creator of the online currency, but on Thursday withdrew an offer to provide more evidence. (BTC )
10:45 AM

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