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December 14, 2018 12:06 AM Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible. Frankly, the perpetrators would have been better off asking for Turkish lira. Bitcoin and other 80

November 30, 2018 11:28 AM Bitcoin falls over 7 percent, heads towards one-year low

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell as much as 7 percent on Friday BTC=BTSP, heading towards a recent one-year low in a broad-based selloff in cryptocurrencies. The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency fell to $3,920.35 in late morning trade, heading towards a September 2017 low of $3,474.73 hit on Sunday. Other cryptocurrencies including Ethereum’s 98

November 20, 2018 3:18 AM Bitcoin may hover above $4,795

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin has found a support at $4,795. It may hover above this level or bounce toward a resistance at $5,151. The support and the resistance are identified respectively as the 100 percent and the 86.4 percent projection levels of a downward wave (c) from $7,411.85. Given that both the former supports at $5,412 and $5,151 temporarily 114

November 7, 2018 3:10 PM French lawmakers back plans to ease taxes on bitcoin gains

PARIS (Reuters) - The finance commission in France’s lower house of parliament backed plans on Wednesday to ease tax on bitcoin sales, bringing it in line with other capital gains tax. Currently bitcoin gains are taxed at a rate of 36.2 percent while other forms of capital gains on other non-real estate assets are taxed at a flat 30 percent. The finance 110

October 22, 2018 1:13 PM Can Bitcoin Become a Dominant Currency?

Proponents says there’s a consumer need for an alternative currency, while detractors say cryptocurrencies will remain in the hands of mostly speculators Bitcoin turns 10 at the end of the month. And over the past decade, there has been no shortage of headlines about the inevitable rise—or the inevitable fall—of it and other cryptocurrencies. Along with all the talk came a meteoric 75

October 18, 2018 10:23 PM Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Must Pay $2.5 Million, Federal Court Rules

WASHINGTON—A federal court ordered a New York trading firm to pay $2.5 million in fines and restitution for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 80 customers who thought they were investing in bitcoin. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed charges in this first ever antifraud case related to bitcoin in September 2017. The court 72

October 8, 2018 4:38 PM EU regulators studying crypto assets case by case

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union’s securities watchdog said on Monday it was examining every initial coin offering (ICO) to see whether it should be regulated, mirroring moves by its U.S. counterpart. An ICO issues crypto currencies like bitcoin or tokens to raise funds for a start-up company, and regulatory warnings that investors could lose their 73

October 3, 2018 9:57 PM TD Ameritrade and High-Speed Traders Back New Crypto Exchange

Launch of ErisX comes as trueEX plans bitcoin swap in latest market embrace of digital currency Many of the stock market’s biggest players have taken a hands-off approach to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. That could start to change. Names familiar to the trading world, including retail brokerage TD Ameritrade AMTD 0.61% Holding Corp. and high-speed 74

September 26, 2018 9:06 PM Federal judge sides with CFTC on virtual currency oversight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge said on Wednesday that virtual currencies meet the definition of a “commodity” and fall within the jurisdiction of the U.S. derivatives regulator, allowing the agency to pursue fraud allegations against My Big Coin Pay Inc. The closely-watched decision by a U.S. district court should allow the Commodity Futures 74

September 20, 2018 9:04 PM Cryptocurrency has hit bottom, bitcoin due for renaissance: Novogratz

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Novogratz, former macro hedge fund manager and founder of cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, on Thursday said that the bottom in cryptocurrency prices has been reached and bitcoin is due to bounce back. Bitcoin was last valued at $6,419.03, less than a third of its peak near $20,000 in December 87