Bitcoin News

Five held in Roorkee for ‘torturing to death’ Bitcoin scam accused

According to police, Abdul Shakoor, who hailed from Kerala, had been on the run from investors for the past two months. On Wednesday night, the 24-year-old's accomplices tortured him till he died, and then left his body in the ward of a hospital in Dehradun and fled.

Terrorists are turning to Bitcoin for funding, and they’re learning fast

Terrorists have been slow to join other criminal elements that have been drawn to Bitcoin and have used it for everything from drug purchases to money laundering. But in recent months, government authorities and organizations that track terrorist financing have begun to raise alarms about an uptick.


Is bitcoin growing up? Regulated futures boom as investors seek a safer ride

Between March and May, bitcoin more than doubled in price, an ascent peppered by double-digit price swings reminiscent of its 2017 bubble, which was driven by smaller retail investors.

Bitcoin holds above $7,000 after hitting 9-month high

Analysts and traders said the outsized move over the weekend did not appear to be the result of any immediate news factors.

Bitcoin soars 20% to highest level in 5 months thanks to major order by mystery buyer

Bitcoin's surge sent smaller cryptocurrencies, known as "altcoins," trading higher. Ethereum's ether and Ripple's XRP, respectively the second- and third-largest coins, both jumped by more than 10 percent.

Mumbai: Dry fruit supplier’s server hacked, suspects demand bitcoins

Police have charged unidentified persons with extortion, damage to computer system, computer-related offences and failure to protect data, and transferred the case to Saki Naka police station Friday.


Gujarat: Suspended SP gets bail in Bitcoin extortion case

Superintendent of Police Jagdish Patel was accused of being part of a conspiracy of kidnapping the Surat-based “businessman” Shailesh Bhatt and others in Gandhinagar and extorting cryptocurrency Bitcoin worth crores of rupees.

Facebook to develop stablecoin for WhatsApp transfers: Report

The company is reportedly developing a stablecoin — a type of digital currency pegged to the US dollar — to minimize volatility.

This US state will soon accept taxes in Bitcoins

A report in Wall Street Journal says that Ohio plans to accept taxes in bitcoin and will be the first in the US to do so officially. 

No end in sight for crypto sell-off as Bitcoin approaches $4,000

Bitcoin fell as much as 13 per cent to $4,051, bringing this week’s decline to more than 25 per cent. It traded at almost $20,000 last December.