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Cryptocurrencies tank amid clampdown fears

Bitcoin slumped as South Korea’s justice ministry reiterated a proposed ban on cryptocurrency venues, fuelling concern that a government crackdown will erode one of the world’s biggest sources of demand for digital currencies

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Bitcoin nears $10 000 as crypto mania intensifies

Bitcoin is showing no signs of slowing down, blowing past $9 000 less than a week after topping $8 000 and now quickly closing in on five big figures. The price of the largest cryptocurrency by market value is soaring as it gains greater

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Cryptocurrencies don’t belong in central banks

Should central banks embrace cryptocurrencies, or even pioneer their own? In a nutshell, no. Crypto assets are an unusual innovation, still in flux and often poorly understood. Trying to centralise them in a bureaucracy is exactly

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Project Ubu launches token sale

South African start-up Project Ubu, which is working to combine the idea of a universal basic income (separate from government-led initiatives) with a blockchain-housed cryptocurrency, has announced plans to

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Cryptocurrencies the new barbarians at the gate

When the cryptocurrency exio coin starts a round of fundraising on 7 September, its founders say the unit will come with a unique distinction: the first to be endorsed by a sovereign nation. The identity of the government backer won’t

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Criminals steal $225m as ethereum ICOs surge

Here’s another reason to be leery of the initial coin offerings being done at a staggering pace in the cryptocurrency world: there’s a one-in-10 chance you’ll end up a victim of theft. Phishing scams have helped push up