Cryptoverse: Bitcoin miners get stuck in a bear pit

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 27 (Reuters) – Spare a thought for the beleaguered bitcoin miner. In late 2021, miners were the toast of the town with … Read more

Cryptoverse: Ether snaps at bitcoin’s heels in race for crypto crown

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the Ethereum network, with its native token ether, plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 13 (Reuters) – For years, ether could barely dream of challenging its big brother bitcoin. Now, its ambitions may … Read more

Canada’s Conservatives pick populist in bid to oust Trudeau’s Liberals

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Canada’s Conservatives on Saturday picked Pierre Poilievre, a veteran parliamentarian who has promoted bitcoin as way to fight inflation, to spearhead the party’s bid to oust the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Poilievre, 43, won leadership in the first round … Read more

D.C. turf war opens crypto regulatory arbitrage

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin are seen in this illustration, August 10, 2022. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Cryptocurrency ventures can divide and conquer Washington’s regulatory fiefdoms. The U.S. Federal Reserve staked out its turf this week, telling lenders to notify it if they offer services … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin beats the heat in a jumpin’ July

A representation of virtual currency bitcoin and a U.S. one dollar banknote are seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that … Read more

Global regulators back ‘same risk, same regulation’ for stablecoins

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Major stablecoins must comply with the same safeguards as traditional forms of payments, global regulators said on Wednesday, tightening controls over a battered crypto sector. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to have a stable value relative to traditional currencies, or to a commodity, to avoid the volatility that makes bitcoin and … Read more

Basel revises bank crypto capital plan to include blockchain

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Banks should take a conservative approach to setting aside capital to cover risks from “unbacked” … Read more

Crypto fears now materialising, central bank body BIS says

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Recent implosions in the cryptocurrency markets indicate that long-warned-about dangers of decentralised digital money are now materialising, the Bank for International Settlements has said. The BIS, the global umbrella body for central banks, sounded the warning in an upcoming annual report, in which it also urged more effort in developing … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, U.S. crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Cryptoverse: Crypto lenders face a DeFi drubbing

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Crypto lending may not be down and out, but it’s certainly on the ropes. Crypto lenders have boomed over … Read more