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A former top American financial regulator dubbed Crypto Dad for his embrace of cryptocurrencies is setting up a think tank to promote the idea of digitizing the U.S. dollar.
Investors point to renewed optimism about broader takeup of cryptocurrencies as the catalyst for bitcoins roughly 20% rise since the beginning of the year. (BTC
Visa Inc. is nearing a deal to buy privately held financial-technology firm Plaid Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, who said a deal could be announced this week.
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, which advises industry on risk management practices, plans to issue guidance on controls for blockchain technology.
A technology startup that raised nearly $13 million at the peak of investor demand for unregulated cryptocurrencies agreed to pay a fine, refund investors and provide more transparency about its finances and business plan.
It has been hard to find a losing strategy in the equities markets these days. Growths a winner. Values a winner. Even bonds are having a good year. Fintech unicorns, however, havent kept up with the markets record year.
Fintech companies say they need access to customer account information held by banks and other traditional financial companies. To protect their own turf, banks and brokerage firms have resisted.
Aircraft-component maker Moog is testing a combination of blockchain and 3-D printing to speed up the replacement of defective aircraft parts to a few hours from several days or even weeks.
The call came in from a confidential source while two criminal investigators for the Internal Revenue Service sat at a Bangkok airport gate in July 2017, waiting for a flight: a new website was selling child pornography for bitcoin.
After surging past $10,000 last month following Chinese leader Xi Jinpings declaration that China should speed up research into blockchainthe technology behind cryptocurrenciesthe price of bitcoin has sunk to a six-month low. (BTC
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said in a letter to a congressman that the U.S. central bank doesnt currently have plans to launch a digital currency and sees the adoption of something like it difficult in the U.S.
The step is expected to help the financial firm recruit new clients to its fledgling platform for storing and trading bitcoin.
Technology from the bitcoin world is coming to the trillion-dollar plumbing that underpins the U.S. stock market.
Stablecoin tether and the Bitfinex exchange were reportedly used to drive up bitcoin in 2017 and 2018. (BTC
Chinas blockchain frenzy, which sparked rallies in an array of companies, has catapulted one academic into the limelight.
Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, a longtime bitcoin advocate, is making a fresh bet on cryptocurrency, investing in CoinList in its latest round of funding. (BTC
Xi Jinpings blockchain push sent bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related investments surging, but Chinas need for control and past patterns for other technologies provide reason for investor caution.
Chinas president said the country should speed up research into the technology underpinning digital currencies, fueling a surge in related stocks and bitcoin, which briefly topped $10,000. (BTC
Investors on a perpetual search for the next big thing pile into anything hot, such as bitcoin or garlic. Such feeding frenzies rarely end well. Travis Scott Nike Air Force 1s for $2,667, anyone?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers the social-media giant would soldier on with plans to help create a cryptocurrency-based payments network.
A federal banking regulator doesnt have the authority to grant national charters to financial technology companies, a federal judge ruled.
Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear before the House Financial Services Committee in a hearing focused on Facebooks libra cryptocurrency plans. Lawmakers also are expected to ask about potential discrimination in how the company handles housing and credit-related advertising.
Barclays and venture-capital firm Anthemis Group are looking for women with ideas for fintech startups, hoping some can start businesses that can eventually sell the London-based bank new software or other products.
U.S. regulators sued a company that raised $1.7 billion through a cryptocurrency offering that became one of the largest such deals ever.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is slated to return to Capitol Hill this month to testify before a House panel about the companys foray into cryptocurrency.
The European Union will introduce legislation aimed at preventing libra, Facebooks proposed digital currency, from undermining Europes single currency and being used as a money-laundering toolrepresenting one of the toughest regulatory responses so far.
Bakkt, a bitcoin-futures platform, went live two weeks ago. Its performance so far underscores the reticence of Wall Street and institutional investors when it comes to embracing cryptocurrencies. (BTC
Cracks are forming in the coalition Facebook Inc. assembled to build a global cryptocurrency-based payments network
A startup behind one of the largest initial coin offerings of the past two years will pay $24 million to resolve allegations by the SEC that its deal violated federal investor-protection laws.
The biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges have developed a system to rate which digital assets are probably securities that cant be traded on their venuesand which likely can.
Fintech startup Lex Markets wants to attract mom-and-pop real-estate investors to its platform to buy and trade small slices of office towers and other commercial buildings around the country.
Installment plans arent just for big-ticket items anymore. Fintech firms and large banks are increasingly pitching the programs to consumers eager to borrow for smaller items.
Central banks are getting closer to issuing their own digital currencies. If they do, the dollar might finally face real competition as the worlds dominant currency.
Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, is set to launch its long-delayed market for bitcoin futures. It is betting that consumers, businesses and Wall Street will embrace cryptocurrencies. (BTC
Stripe has climbed closer to the top ranks of the highest-priced U.S. startups after a new fundraising round valued the financial-technology company at $35 billion.
The battle pits some of the biggest financial-services companies against startups.
A recent meeting between U.S. national-security officials and Silicon Valley executives shows how the two sides arent unified on how best to combat foreign election interference. (UNIFY
Europe should block Facebook-backed digital currency Libra and create a public alternative, a senior French official said, staking out a hard line amid broader resistance to the idea from U.S. and international officials.
Samsung is releasing a variant of its newest flagship phone meant to boost adoption of blockchaina tall task for a technology that still puzzles many consumers.
Crypto enthusiasts have been trying without much success to get regulatory approval for funds to bring bitcoin to investors. Two firms plan to use a workaround. (BTC
Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm known for early investments in companies including Facebook, is putting up a fight against Washingtons cryptocurrency crackdown
Hut 8 Mining, a Canadian firm that deals in bitcoin, has returned to profitability, offering a unique look at the impact of the recent rally in the cryptocurrency. (BTC
The guidance released Monday by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority steered blockchain businesses toward compliance with Switzerlands existing anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulatory regimes.
Central banks should consider joining forces to create a virtual currency that could supplant the dollars role in the global economy, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney said, offering a novel solution to concerns about the greenbacks status as the worlds foremost reserve currency.
Acorns Grow wants to go viral. It has enlisted A-Rod and J.Lo to help. The influencer strategy is the brainchild of Acorns Chief Executive Noah Kerner, who is trying to transform the company from a niche savings app into a bank alternative used by 100 million consumers.
The Internal Revenue Service is on the war path against Americans who havent reported income from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digital cash called Libra.
France's finance minister said he shared the Trump administration's concerns about Facebook's plan for its cryptocurrency, but suggested a gulf remains between Europe and the U.S. on how to tax the biggest tech companies.
Facebook's struggle to convince lawmakers it can create a viable cryptocurrency is rubbing off on bitcoin. Regulatory scrutiny of the company's ambitious plan to release a digital coin, called Libra, has spoiled bitcoin's big rally this year. (BTC
Top Senate lawmakers questioned Facebook's plans for its own cryptocurrency, with the banking committee's leading Democrat saying the social-media giant isn't trustworthy enough to operate its own digital money.