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Bitcoin rose over $10,000 for the first time in over a year, riding a new wave of optimism about the value and future of digital currencies. (BTC
The global standard setter for anti-money-laundering laws called on countries to apply more scrutiny to virtual currency firms that transfer customer funds.
Facebook Inc.'s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach the new cryptocurrency.
Investors are betting that Facebook's efforts to create a blockchain-based payments system won't threaten credit-card companies' winning streak-at least for now.
Facebook's cryptocurrency unveiling was widely anticipated, but bets on Libra catching on and generating meaningful revenue remain highly speculative.
Facebook just disclosed the first details of its long-anticipated cryptocurrency, called Libra. Here are some takeaways. (BTC
Bitcoin's backers are adamant that Facebook's coming digital currency, Libra, won't spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the contrary, many believe the launch of Libra spells opportunity. (BTC
Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users.
Ripple, a startup behind the XRP cryptocurrency, agreed to invest up to $50 million in MoneyGram International in a deal that stands to rank among the first crypto-based company investments in a major U.S. publicly listed firm.
The price of bitcoin rose above $9,000 to a 13-month high, extending a rebound that has made cryptocurrencies far outperform traditional asset classes this year. (BTC
Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week.
They aren't as volatile as bitcoin and other crypto assets. But they aren't mainstream yet.
The market for initial coin offerings is mostly dead. Instead, entrepreneurs are flocking to a new way to raise money with digital tokens.
Canadian social-media company Kik Interactive on Tuesday became the most prominent business targeted by U.S. regulators for illegally raising capital by selling its own cryptocurrency.
Blockchain entrepreneur and cryptocurrency promoter Justin Sun won the charity auction to have lunch with billionaire investor and bitcoin skeptic Warren Buffett.
Ultrabullish trades in bitcoin options follow recent rebound in the digital currency. (BTC
A group of financial firms led by UBS plans to start using a bitcoin-like token to settle cross-border trades, one of the biggest developments yet in the effort to make use of nascent blockchain technology.
Blockchain-based platforms have attracted thousands of volunteer developers with the promise of decentralized alternatives to Google's Android or Apple's iOS. What they don't have yet are users.
Two major European ship operators have joined a blockchain platform, in a significant boost for the adoption of the technology across the logistics industry.
U.S. regulators have halted an alleged $30 million Ponzi scheme that included roughly 300 investors and a diamond-related cryptocurrency business, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
One of China's most-wanted men has been running a Hollywood movie company, promoting a cryptocurrency venture with boxer Mike Tyson and on one occasion posing for a photo alongside President Trump.
Cryptocurrency companies shunned by banks often turn to shadowy middlemen for payment processing and other financial services. One of those companies is at the center of the mystery surrounding Bitfinex's missing customer funds.
The price of bitcoin has rocketed in recent days, even as major financial markets have faltered amid escalating trade tensions. (BTC
A small but growing crop of financial-technology companies are offering online tools meant to help adult children manage and monitor their parents' finances and well-being.
The maker of an online quiz that prods active individuals about their exercise habits is the latest beneficiary of Silicon Valley's ardor for the insurance industry.
Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers stole more than $40 million worth of bitcoin from its platform in what it called a large scale security breach. (BTC
Nearly 90% of the 70 financial asset classes tracked by Deutsche Bank posted positive total returns in U.S. dollar terms this year through April. If that sounds too good to be true for the rest of 2019, it just might be. (BTC
U.S. prosecutors charged three German nationals with operating an illicit marketplace on the dark web and then stealing roughly $11 million in virtual currency from its users.
The price of bitcoin hit a 2019 high, but the gain may be less about demand for the cryptocurrency and more about the exchange . (BTC
Facebook is recruiting dozens of financial firms and online merchants to help launch a cryptocurrency-based payments system on the back of its social network.
JPMorgan Chase is tapping Microsoft's cloud-based services to boost its blockchain platform, aiming to make it easier, faster and cheaper for companies to build and deploy blockchain applications.
Checkout Ltd., a digital-payments processor based in London, recently raised $230 million.
Blockchain is expected within a few years to become an inevitable and essential tool in tracking goods and reducing fraud in the supply chain, said FedEx's CIO-but collaboration will be needed for the technology to really take off.
A plan by the owner of the New York Stock Exchange to make it easier for consumers to pay for purchases in bitcoin faces further delays after the venture, called Bakkt, said it was applying for a license from New York state regulators. (BTC
A pillar of the young cryptocurrency market is wobbling following allegations that the dollar reserves backing popular digital coin tether have been compromised, but investors don't seem concerned. (USDT
Bart Chilton, a former top derivatives regulator who criticized high-frequency trading but was bullish on the rise of cryptocurrencies, has died at the age of 58.
The cryptocurrency exchange operated by Hong Kong-based iFinex raided dollar reserves underpinning its popular digital coin Tether to cover up a missing $850 million, the New York Attorney General's office said. (USDT
More than 40 million individuals used Venmo in the past 12 months, making the digital-money transfer service among the most popular financial apps in the country, owner PayPal Holdings Inc. reported in its quarterly results.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is ending an ambitious effort to win over high-frequency traders, the latest sign that bitcoin companies are having trouble attracting mainstream financial players. (BTC
Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of SoftBank, made a huge personal bet on bitcoin just as prices for the digital currency peaked, losing more than $130 million when he sold out, according to people familiar with the matter. (BTC
When a girl in Shanghai suffered brain damage after falling off a bunk bed, millions of strangers across China helped foot her surgical bills. Crowdfunded medical coverage, offered by fintech startups, could fill gaps in the country's health insurance sector.
Brazilian judges are ratcheting up a campaign against what they deem to be misleading press coverage and offensive social-media posts, raising concerns among free-speech advocates. (HUSH
Executives at the digital payments company have been meeting with banks since last year to discuss issuing a Venmo-branded credit card. The PayPal-owned company is considering Synchrony Financial as its card-issuing partner.
The brutal bitcoin selloff continues. But cryptocurrency supporters are plugging away with plans to use its underlying blockchain technology to reshape Wall Street's machinery.
The Wall Street Journal has won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, for its coverage of hush-money payments made during Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency. (HUSH
Federal investigators in New York, looking into payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, questioned longtime aides of the president early in the probe and amassed more evidence than previously known. (HUSH
The Justice Department said three pharmaceutical companies-Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC, Lundbeck LLC and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.---agreed to pay a total of $122.6 million to resolve allegations they paid drug copays for their pharmaceuticals through copay-assistance foundations.
A private-jet company won the ability to sell a digital token that doesn't require oversight by financial regulators. The hitch: The token won't operate like others, diminishing its allure to fans of cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin briefly jumped more than 20% to top $5,000 for the first time this year amid a broader rally in digital currencies. (BTC
The market for initial coin offerings, which boomed last year after the surge in bitcoin and other digital currencies, has fallen sharply in 2019 amid a regulatory crackdown.