Bitcoin mining struggles to go green, research shows

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Bitcoin is struggling to go green, with the cryptocurrency making only slim gains in its usage of sustainable energy in the year … Read more

Crypto exchange FTX has “a few billion” to support industry – Bankman-Fried

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried poses for a picture, in an unspecified location, in this undated handout picture, obtained by Reuters on July 5, 2022. FTX/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 6 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, head of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, said he and his … 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

Financial watchdogs should do more to protect crypto investors, Swiss regulator says

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 ZURICH, June 22 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency trading increasingly resembles the U.S. stock market of the late 1920s, Switzerland’s top market … Read more

Crypto giant Tether to launch sterling-pegged stablecoin

Smartphone with Tether logo is placed on displayed U.S. dollars in this illustration taken, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Major crypto firm Tether said on Wednesday it will launch next month a “stablecoin” pegged to the British pound, a … 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