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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
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.
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.
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.
A Wall Street Journal analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings reveals rampant plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns. (BTC
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.
Washington wants you to know what a cryptocurrency scam looks like-so regulators made one up.
Circle Internet Financial, backed by Goldman Sachs, is worth about $3 billion after a new fundraising round. (BTC
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Founders Fund is among investors in an early-stage startup that expects to be the bitcoin version of a broker-dealer. (BTC
Bitcoin has largely escaped government oversight, but regulators are examining whether other widely traded cryptocurrencies, including ether, should be regulated as securities. (BTC
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
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.
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.
Gemini, the bitcoin exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has teamed up with Nasdaq to beef up its defenses against market manipulation. (BTC
Gemini, the bitcoin exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has teamed up with Nasdaq to beef up its defenses against market manipulation.
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.
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.
Big Silicon Valley backers of cryptocurrencies are seeking a broad exemption from regulation, saying too much oversight would slow growth in the technology. (BTC
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.
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.
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
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.
Cleaning Ship Emissions, Weighing Parcel Costs, Blockchain by the Mug.
Colorado shop tries to rewrite the java script by tracing high-end beans from a Ugandan farm to the retail shelf.
Miners of cryptocurrencies may soon stop buying chips from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. But businesses are more trouble than they are worth.
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
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
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
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
A hedge-fund founder and tech investor is listing his Manhattan townhouse for almost $30 millionor $45 million in digital currency. (BTC
Hush money looks like a personal expense. Treating it as a political one would create a bad precedent. (HUSH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.