Buyers beware as "altcoin" frenzy bruises bitcoin

By Tom Wilson LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s smaller rivals are eroding its share of the $2 trillion digital currency market.Of the dozens snapping at its heels, most have little use beyond financial trading – but few of the investors fuelling their rise seem bothered. Among the major “altcoins” – as all cryptocurrencies aside … Read more

Cryptocurrency chaos as China cracks down on ICOs

By Brenda Goh and Elias Glenn SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) – China’s move last week to ban initial coin offerings (ICO) has caused chaos among start-ups looking to raise money through the novel fund-raising scheme, prompting halts, about-turns and re-thinks. China is cracking down on fundraising through launches of token-based digital currencies, targeting ICOs in … Read more

Coinbase brings cryptocurrencies to Wall Street

Bitcoin medals: the arrival of the first cryptocurrency exchange on the Nasdaq is exciting a great deal of anticipation on Wall Street The arrival Wednesday of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase on Nasdaq is one of the most anticipated events of the year on Wall Street, where enthusiasm for record-breaking bitcoin is in full swing, despite questions … Read more