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Drug dealer lost his bitcoin PIN codes... and  $60 million

Drug dealer lost his bitcoin PIN codes... and $60 million

Drug dealer Clifton Collins, 49, invested his earnings in bitcoin, eventually racking up $60 million. For safekeeping, he printed the PIN codes to access his accounts and stored them in a fishing rod
The mysterious correlation between avocado and Bitcoin prices

The mysterious correlation between avocado and Bitcoin prices

For a while, I blamed myself. I had that noticed my paltry Bitcoin investment was doing well, so I threw some extra cash in, just to say what it would do. That was just this past July. Days later, the
India’s courts are unlikely to fix the crypto crisis anytime soon

India’s courts are unlikely to fix the crypto crisis anytime soon

The courtroom battle between India’s cryptocurrency exchanges and the central bank is set for its next hearing today—but nobody expects an end to the stalemate.…
A global financial body, which includes India, says cryptocurrencies aren’t a threat

A global financial body, which includes India, says cryptocurrencies aren’t a threat

Finally there’s some good news for the Indian cryptocurrency ecosystem—and this one’s from a global financial body. An inter-governmental body that makes recommendations about the…
Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America?

Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America?

Eduardo Gomez started with Bitcoin in 2012, though he didn’t quite understand what he was getting himself into nor how it would change his life.
After strangling bitcoin, India may launch its own cryptocurrency

After strangling bitcoin, India may launch its own cryptocurrency

After blowing hot and cold on bitcoin, the Indian government is considering bringing out its own cryptocurrency. A panel constituted by India’s finance ministry might…
India may not ban cryptocurrency after all

India may not ban cryptocurrency after all

After months of uncertainty, there are indications that India may not, after all, opt for a blanket ban on virtual currencies. A finance ministry panel…
What you need to know about Tether, the cryptocurrency accused of propping up Bitcoin

What you need to know about Tether, the cryptocurrency accused of propping up Bitcoin

Tether should be no mystery to crypto traders — it’s among the most traded digital coins.
Indian cryptocurrency exchanges plead: “Probe and regulate us, don’t ban”

Indian cryptocurrency exchanges plead: “Probe and regulate us, don’t ban”

India’s cryptocurrency exchanges are willing to open themselves up to more regulatory scrutiny, allow greater transparency, and take more measures to safeguard customers—all in exchange…
Bitcoin addiction is now a thing that hospitals treat

Bitcoin addiction is now a thing that hospitals treat

“It provides excitement and an escape from reality.”
India must decide if it hates cryptocurrencies more than a good oil deal

India must decide if it hates cryptocurrencies more than a good oil deal

Venezuela, the world’s second-largest crude oil producer, is learnt to have offered a 30% discount on India’s petroleum imports from there—but only if payments are…
The businesses that still accept Bitcoin are the ones for whom Bitcoin doesn't matter

The businesses that still accept Bitcoin are the ones for whom Bitcoin doesn't matter

Bitcoin dipped, once again, below $10,000 early in March. In February, it dipped below $9000. It's currently floating in the $6,000-7,000 and where it will go next is anyone's guess. As Bitcoin faces
How to calculate the exact amount of Bitcoin riches you've missed out on

How to calculate the exact amount of Bitcoin riches you've missed out on

The value of Bitcoin has been a roller coaster, and a select few have come out on top. If you, like most of us, are not among the cryptocurrency elite, never fear. The Bitcoin Regret Club, featured
Staff at Russian nuclear facility caught using supercomputer to mine Bitcoins

Staff at Russian nuclear facility caught using supercomputer to mine Bitcoins

Two Russian engineers at a top-level facility tried to use a supercomputer to mine Bitcoins for their own personal gain but were immediately caught. How? They apparently forgot about one little
Inside the Indian government’s months-long struggle to curb cryptocurrencies

Inside the Indian government’s months-long struggle to curb cryptocurrencies

India may finally have a set of draft rules for cryptocurrencies by the end of the year, but not before the debate within government circles…
The Indian government has left everyone more confused about cryptocurrencies

The Indian government has left everyone more confused about cryptocurrencies

India’s cryptocurrency ecosystem is dazed and confused. Presenting the budget on Feb. 01, finance minister Arun Jaitley didn’t mince words on virtual currencies. “The government…
Arun Jaitley has just killed India’s cryptocurrency party

Arun Jaitley has just killed India’s cryptocurrency party

It appears to be the end of the road for cryptocurrencies in India. Finance minster Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech today (Feb. 01), stated…
Indian banks are choking bitcoin exchanges by blocking payments and withdrawals

Indian banks are choking bitcoin exchanges by blocking payments and withdrawals

The splash of 2017 may turn into a fight for survival for bitcoin this year in India. As the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges deal with the…
Bitcoin is neither legal nor illegal in India—and everyone’s confused

Bitcoin is neither legal nor illegal in India—and everyone’s confused

Confusion reigns in India’s cryptocurrency ecosystem. The Narendra Modi government and India’s central bank have made it amply clear they aren’t comfortable with virtual currencies.…
How should India regulate the ticking time bomb called bitcoin?

How should India regulate the ticking time bomb called bitcoin?

Regulators in developing countries around the world have repeatedly expressed concern against the trade of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The gold rush, however, remains unabated, attracting…