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Bitcoin Needs Bankers Too: A Handful of Community Banks Say Yes to Crypto
To many banks, bitcoin and other digital currencies are a mania, or worse. But to a handful of small lenders, they are a moneymaker. (BTC )
07:09 AM
How to Launch Cryptocurrency Derivatives: CFTC Issues New Guidance
The top U.S. derivatives regulator provided guidance to exchanges and clearinghouses that want to list cryptocurrency products, responding to industry concerns about the vetting process for new derivatives contracts like bitcoin futures.
May 21
05:59 PM
Cryptocurrency Firms Explore Getting Bank Licenses
Coinbase and another cryptocurrency firm talked to U.S. regulators about the possibility of obtaining banking licenses, a move that would allow the startups to broaden the types of products they offer.
May 18
02:49 AM
PayPal Nears $2.2 Billion Deal for European Fintech Startup iZettle
PayPal is nearing a deal to buy European fintech startup iZettle for around $2.2 billion, a move that would catapult the U.S. digital-payments giant into hundreds of thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers around the world.
May 17
12:24 PM
Buyer Beware: Hundreds of Bitcoin Wannabes Show Hallmarks of Fraud
A Wall Street Journal analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings reveals rampant plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns. (BTC )
May 17
09:19 AM
Crypto Enthusiasts Mob New York Conference
The price of a bitcoin is down more than 50% this year, but enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies and related projects has hardly been dented, judging by the throngs at an annual crypto conference.
May 16
06:24 PM
SEC Shows Investors What a Cryptocurrency Scam Looks Like
Washington wants you to know what a cryptocurrency scam looks like-so regulators made one up.
May 16
02:09 PM
Bitcoin May Be Down, but a Digital Currency Startup Still Soars
Circle Internet Financial, backed by Goldman Sachs, is worth about $3 billion after a new fundraising round. (BTC )
May 15
01:49 PM
Big Bitcoin Exchange Welcomes High-Speed Traders
Coinbase, which operates the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, said it would upgrade its systems with services that cater to ultrafast traders, which would make it one of the first bitcoin exchanges to welcome high-speed trading. (BTC )
May 15
05:06 AM
CFTC Official Urges SEC to Clarify Ether's Status
A top U.S. derivatives regulator urged his counterparts at the Securities and Exchange Commission to quickly reach a decision about the status of ether, the world's second-most-valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin.
May 14
01:09 PM
Steve Eisman of 'The Big Short' Bashes Cryptocurrency: 'I Don't See the Purpose of It'
Digital currencies like bitcoin have increased in popularity for only two reasons: speculation and money laundering, he said Monday in Hong Kong. Mr. Eisman, a managing director at Neuberger Berman, also questioned the reasoning behind why such currencies even exist.
May 14
03:13 AM
Bitcoin Prices Slide as South Korea's Largest Crypto Exchange Gets Raided
Bitcoin tumbled as South Korea's largest digital-currency exchange came under investigation by local authorities, the latest in an expanding crackdown on cryptocurrencies. (BTC )
May 11
11:06 AM
Wall Street Exec Who Pioneered Risky Swaps Now Touts Blockchain
Blythe Masters helped create credit-default swaps, a derivative that many hailed as a groundbreaking innovation before it played a major role in the 2008 financial meltdown.
May 11
07:15 AM
How a Firm That Paid Stormy Daniels Hush Money Became Enmeshed in Federal Probes
From its origins as a conduit to pay hush money, Essential Consultants has evolved into a nexus in federal investigations buffeting the Trump administration and could become especially important in determining whether money laundering occurred. (HUSH )
May 10
02:49 AM
Square Sees Faster Revenue Growth, Discloses Bitcoin Activity
Square reported that revenue growth accelerated as the financial-technology company expanded its offerings beyond brick-and-mortar stores, allowing buying and selling of bitcoin. (BTC )
May 02
02:34 PM
Telegram Messaging App Scraps Plans for Public Coin Offering
Encrypted messaging app Telegram has raised $1.7 billion from a small group of private investors and called off a planned sale of cryptocurrency, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.
May 02
10:29 AM
Peter Thiel-Backed Venture to Help Big Investors Bet on Bitcoin
Founders Fund is among investors in an early-stage startup that expects to be the bitcoin version of a broker-dealer. (BTC )
May 01
05:19 AM
World's Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency Under Regulatory Scrutiny
Bitcoin has largely escaped government oversight, but regulators are examining whether other widely traded cryptocurrencies, including ether, should be regulated as securities. (BTC )
May 01
02:45 AM
Cold Shipping in Hot Demand as the World Craves More Fresh Food
One of the hottest markets in shipping is reefersrefrigerated containers that can keep food fresh for more than a month, allowing distributors to meet demand for more-expensive foods. (CRAVE )
Apr 29
05:19 AM
With $1.9 Billion Investment, Former Baidu Unit Challenges Fintech Rivals
Baidu's former financial-services unit has attracted a $1.9 billion investment from firms including U.S. private-equity giants TPG and the Carlyle Group, giving it fresh ammunition to compete in China's increasingly crowded financial-services space.
Apr 29
01:29 AM
Switzerland Wants to Be the World Capital of Cryptocurrency
The Swiss city of Zug is enchanted with cryptocurrency , with buildings transforming into crypto-finance hubs and attracting initial coin offerings that could help the country offset its shrinking banking sector.
Apr 28
12:14 PM
To Catch Bad Actors, Winklevosses' Bitcoin Exchange Teams Up With Nasdaq
Gemini, the bitcoin exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has teamed up with Nasdaq to beef up its defenses against market manipulation. (BTC )
Apr 25
05:44 AM
To Catch Bad Actors, Winklevosses' Crypto Exchange Teams Up With Nasdaq
Gemini, the bitcoin exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has teamed up with Nasdaq to beef up its defenses against market manipulation.
Apr 25
03:38 AM
Startups Love This Cryptocurrency Strategy. Regulators Say Not So Fast
Startups are raising money from wealthy investors by rewarding them with new cryptocurrencies, in a bid to avoid much of the cost and regulation of traditional stock sales.
Apr 24
02:39 AM
Russian Farmer Alters Rural Economy With Virtual Currency, as Moscow Watches Warily
Cryptocurrency begun by a Russian 'agro-anarchist' has become a tender of choice for transactions from milk to tractors in a poor region that Russia's energy boom left behind.
Apr 22
05:04 AM
Silicon Valley Is Into Bitcoin. It Wants to Keep Washington Out.
Big Silicon Valley backers of cryptocurrencies are seeking a broad exemption from regulation, saying too much oversight would slow growth in the technology. (BTC )
Apr 19
03:19 PM
How North Korea's Hackers Became Dangerously Good
North Korea's fingerprints have appeared recently in some surprisingly sophisticated cyberattacks, including on central banks and cryptocurrency exchanges. Pyongyang is cultivating elite hackers much like other countries train Olympic athletes.
Apr 19
08:34 AM
Cryptocurrency Firms, Investors Seek Exemption From SEC Oversight
Big Silicon Valley backers of cryptocurrencies have sought a broad exemption from federal oversight they say would slow digital coin growth, as the industry steps up lobbying to limit government oversight of the burgeoning world of cryptocurrencies.
Apr 19
02:45 AM
Bitcoin Mining Reshapes Real-Estate in a Small Washington Town
An influx of cryptocurrency miners, retirees and young couples has riled the real-estate market in Wenatchee, Wash., know for its apple orchardsand cheap electricity. (BTC )
Apr 18
07:23 AM
New York Pushes Crypto Exchanges for More Transparency
The New York Attorney General's office sent a letter requesting information from 13 exchanges specializing in cryptocurrencies, saying investors dealing in the markets often don't have the basic facts needed to protect themselves.
Apr 17
09:04 AM
Cleaning Ship Emissions, Weighing Parcel Costs, Blockchain by the Mug
Cleaning Ship Emissions, Weighing Parcel Costs, Blockchain by the Mug.
Apr 16
04:09 AM
Bringing Blockchain to the Coffee Cup
Colorado shop tries to rewrite the java script by tracing high-end beans from a Ugandan farm to the retail shelf.
Apr 15
06:09 AM
Chip Makers Are Better off Without Crypto Miners
Miners of cryptocurrencies may soon stop buying chips from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. But businesses are more trouble than they are worth.
Apr 13
02:55 AM
Millions' Worth of Bitcoin Goes Missing at an Indian Exchange. Whodunnit?
The incident comes during a rocky period for bitcoin, amid new, widespread cryptocurrency regulations that have seen it tumble after reaching record highs in December. It was trading at $7,864 on Friday, according to CoinDesk. (BTC )
Apr 13
01:49 AM
Prominent Crypto Hedge Fund Says Worst Is Over for Bitcoin
San Francisco-based Pantera Capital Management called $6,500 the probable low for bitcoin in the current bear market. The investment firm also said it was highly likely that bitcoin will hit new highs and exceed $20,000 within a year. Pantera, a leading voice in the crypto market, makes rarebut significantshort-term calls. (BTC )
Apr 13
01:34 AM
Bitcoin's Hype Vanishes Just Like That: 'We're in the Boring Phase'
After bitcoin's frenzied mania last year, the virtual currency's price has lost about two-thirds of its value from a December high and trading volume is about 70% lower than on the most active days. (BTC )
Apr 12
05:09 AM
Lands' End's Unfashionable Comeback: Bringing Back Elastic Waistbands
Within a week of taking the helm of Lands' End, Jerome Griffith knew what he needed to do to fix the struggling apparel seller: Get rid of the flashy clothes. (XEL )
Apr 12
02:43 AM
Townhouse Listed for $30 Millionor $45 Million in Bitcoin
A hedge-fund founder and tech investor is listing his Manhattan townhouse for almost $30 millionor $45 million in digital currency. (BTC )
Apr 11
07:45 AM
Stormy Weather for Campaign-Finance Laws
Hush money looks like a personal expense. Treating it as a political one would create a bad precedent. (HUSH )
Apr 10
03:54 PM
WeWork Rival Knotel Builds Its War Chest, Makes a Bet on Blockchain
A startup that is competing with WeWork in the flexible-office-space business and planning a service that will use blockchain to track listings just closed a $70 million funding round.
Apr 10
06:29 AM
Monex Snaps Up Coincheck as Firms Compete in Cryptocurrency Land Grab
Internet brokerage Monex Group said Friday it would buy beleaguered bitcoin exchange Coincheck for about $34 million, becoming the latest established Japanese internet firm to jump into cryptocurrencies.
Apr 06
03:40 PM
Cryptocurrency Firm Coinbase in Talks to Become SEC-Regulated Brokerage
Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency firm, has approached U.S. regulators about registering as a licensed brokerage firm and electronic-trading venue, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apr 06
12:59 PM
SEC Accuses Cryptocurrency Company Longfin of Securities Violations
The wild ride of cryptocurrency company Longfin came to an abrupt standstill on Friday, when its shares were halted and the Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company and its chief executive of violating securities laws.
Apr 06
12:24 PM
Overstock CFO to Join Blockchain-Tech Joint Venture
Overstock.com finance chief Robert Hughes is leaving his post to serve in the same role at a blockchain-technology joint venture that involves Overstock's chief executive.
Apr 06
07:49 AM
Regulators World-Wide Are Cracking Down on Cryptocurrencies. India's Next.
The regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies is gaining momentum around the world, adding pressure to asset values as governments intensify efforts. The latest country to take action is India, which this week vowed to prevent banks and financial institutions from engaging in the currencies
Apr 06
04:04 AM
South Korea Detains Cryptocurrency Executives on Embezzlement Allegations
South Korean prosecutors detained the heads of two cryptocurrency exchanges for allegedly embezzling customers' assets, the latest in a string of enforcement actions tied to suspected malfeasance in the country's bitcoin market.
Apr 05
01:05 AM
New York State Democrats Reach Deal to Unify
New York state's fractured Democratic senators are expected to announce Wednesday an agreement to unify, according to three people familiar with the matter, an arrangement that could reshape power dynamics in Albany and potentially expand Democrats' power in state government. (UNIFY )
Apr 04
02:24 PM
Bitcoin Brouhaha: Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Denies Price Tampering
A large cryptocurrency exchange denied accusations from some customers it manipulated prices of bitcoin futures after sudden price swings on its trading platform last week. (BTC )
Apr 04
04:54 AM
Coincheck, Roiled by Hack, Might Have Found Its White Knight
Japanese internet brokerage Monex Group said it is looking at acquiring Coincheck, the cryptocurrency exchange that suffered one of the industry's worst hacks in January.
Apr 03
04:54 AM
Fintech Firm GreenSky Files Confidentially for IPO
Financial-technology firm GreenSky has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a sizable initial public offering that could come as soon as this summer.
Apr 02
09:25 AM

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