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The Civil Media Co. bills itself as a solution to some pressing problems in modern journalism, pitching a new cryptocurrency that would help news consumers support quality information and weed out bad actors.
The fintech fever is breaking. The payments company Square, along with its fintech peers, is priced for near perfection despite the likelihood of complications to its lending model.
Enforcement actions and fines by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ticked up in the last fiscal year, buoyed by cryptocurrency cases, spoofing schemes and settlements dating back to the financial crisis.
London's landmark fintech IPO-Funding Circle-flopped Wednesday, with shares trading sharply below their offer price, in a test of investor appetite for the sector.
He's no Satoshi, but don't discount Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro as a pitchman for the benefits of cryptocurrencies.
Many of the stock market's biggest players have taken a hands-off approach to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. That could start to change. The launch of ErisX comes as trueEX plans a bitcoin swap in the latest market embrace of digital currency.
To understand what drives the wild cryptocurrency market, we decided to experiment with a digital currency of our own: WSJCoin, a virtual token for the newspaper industry.
Investors know bitcoin's violent mood swings well. What they often don't know is that unscrupulous traders, wielding purpose-built software, can be behind them. (BTC
President Trump personally directed an effort in February to stop Stormy Daniels from publicly describing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, people familiar with the events say. (HUSH
Cryptocurrency prices have hit the skids this year after bitcoin soared nearly 1,400% in 2017. (BTC
A Wall Street Journal investigation documents millions of dollars in suspicious trades through ShapeShift, a company backed by mainstream venture capitalists.
Bitmain, the world's largest cryptocurrency-mining equipment maker, has filed for an IPO in Hong Kong. Its business model looks just as open to volatility as cryptocurrencies.
Bitmain, the world's largest cryptocurrency mining company, is planning to pursue an initial public offering in Hong Kong, one of the first major instances where the traditional capital markets and the newer cryptocurrency world will collide. (BTC
Stripe said a new fundraising round values the financial-technology startup at roughly $20 billion, vaulting it into the ranks of the world's most valuable private companies.
The SEC has said no at least 10 times. But firms want to be ready, just in case the regulators change their minds. (BTC
Fintech startups have a head start with a generation comfortable with digital. But the traditional firms are fighting back.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rushing headlong into the nascent legal marijuana industry, fueling a stock craze reminiscent of the late 1990s dot-com bubble and the recent bitcoin mania.
David Chaum, the godfather of the cryptocurrency movement, is back with a plan to address bitcoin's biggest shortcoming: speed. (BTC
How criminals are using hijacked computers to earn cryptocurrency.
A number of cryptocurrency exchanges lack basic consumer protections and are vulnerable to exploitation by market manipulators, the New York Attorney General's office said in a report Tuesday.
A national banking regulator is offering cutting-edge financial firms a new pathway into the traditional banking system. So far, few of them are biting.
The value of cryptocurrencies has tumbled 76% after exceeding $800 billion earlier this year as the largest digital currency, bitcoin, fails to shake off its months-long decline. (BTC
Regulators scored a victory in their crackdown on cryptocurrency crimes as a judge ruled that initial coin offerings are subject to U.S. securities-fraud laws.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies, accusing a broker of fraud and unlawful distribution of HempCoin, a cannabis-focused cryptocurrency. (THC
Regulators fined a hedge-fund manager and two men who ran a website for selling cryptocurrencies in two cases that represent a new front in the government's campaign to police the market for digital assets.
Now running the world's largest crypto hedge fund, the 29-year-old says he is undeterred by recent losses. Polychain has shed around 40% of the $800 million it made for clients last year through investment losses and withdrawals. Some backers complain he refuses to change tactics. (BTC
Chain, a startup working with Nasdaq and others to build a blockchain-based trading platform, is merging with another cryptocurrency startup, a sign that efforts to plug the technology behind bitcoin into the traditional markets are proving harder than expected.
A former chairman of Teva Pharmaceutical and an investor known for benefiting from the hype around cryptocurrencies were sued by regulators over claims they masterminded a pump-and-dump scheme.
Goldman Sachs changes its mind on cryptocurrency trading.
A New Jersey man admitted in court to kidnapping a friend and then stealing more than a million dollars in cryptocurrency from him, an unusual crime that is among the first major cryptocurrency cases brought by Manhattan prosecutors.
A leading Google critic on why he thinks the era of 'big data' is done, why he opposes Trump's talk of regulation, and the promise of blockchain.
Quartz is the latest media company attempting to cash in on the growing enthusiasm for cryptocurrency, and is launching a paid newsletter that aims to guide its subscribers through the often turbulent markets for virtual currencies.
The underperformance of Bitcoin Cash touches on a larger question: Can virtual currencies really become a means of payment that would supplant traditional money? (BCH
China is tightening its clampdown on cryptocurrencies, nearly a year after the government imposed a wide-ranging ban on local exchanges and fundraising for digital currencies.
Banks and fintech companies are plunging with new vigor into a risky area of consumer finance.
The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected applications for nine separate bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds, once again thwarting an attempt to build an ETF product based upon the volatile cryptocurrency. (BTC
The Chinese insurer's core business is performing well despite volatility in some of its fintech subsidiaries.
Several cryptocurrency exchanges have signed on to what appears to be the industry's first self-regulatory organization, a step toward transparency in the notoriously opaque and volatile market.
The Trump administration rejected an effort by Turkey to tie the release of a U.S. pastor to relief for a Turkish bank facing billions of dollars in U.S. fines, telling Ankara other issues are off the table until the minister is freed. (USDT
A volatile crypto market has been a distraction for the chip maker-and its investors.
Nvidia reported robust sales and profits during its second quarter, but warned that revenue from products geared toward cryptocurrency mining would be sharply weaker than expected.
A broad selloff in digital currencies has pushed the value of the entire market below $200 billion for the first time this year.
Financial-technology startups are stepping into a void increasingly left by credit-card-issuing banks: lending to customers with poor credit histories.
A fast-growing digital currency that claims to be backed by U.S. dollars has become a cornerstone of the volatile cryptocurrency market. The problem: There isn't hard evidence the cash supporting it exists. (USDT
Rampant thefts are taking the shine off cryptocurrencies. After the Mt. Gox debacle, Kim Nilsson decided to fight back. (BTC
European leaders dedicated nearly one trillion dollars-equivalent to eight times the Marshall Plan-to fixing up impoverished regions. Yet some of the biggest recipients are hotbeds of the very discontent that's driving the bloc apart. (UNIFY
The Trump administration's plan to expand the federal government's role in overseeing financial-technology startups has prompted pushback from some states, setting up a fight over who will regulate new markets for online lending and other banking products.
Over the past two years, researchers have tracked five new types of so-called ransomware they say were built by hackers in Iran. (BTC
The New York Stock Exchange's owner, ICE, is launching a new bitcoin company and futures contracts based on the digital currency. (BTC
Financial-technology firms should have more leeway to experiment without running up against U.S. rules, the Treasury Department said in a report recommending industry-friendly policy changes for the sector.