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

French broadcaster gives up anti-Netflix merger deal

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS, Sep 16 (Reuters) – France’s two largest private broadcasters, M6 Group (MMTP.PA) and TF1 (TFFP.PA), scrapped their planned merger to fend off a resurgence of US streaming platforms, saying antitrust demands made the deal irrelevant. If successful, the deal would change the landscape of … 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

A year on, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling

CONCHAGUA, El Salvador, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A year after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender, the area where the world’s first cryptocurrency city was meant to be built – a circular metropolis powered by a volcano – is still dense jungle. President Nayib Bukele had promised that “Bitcoin City” would be a tax … Read more

Lawyer of alleged crypto launderer urges Russia to discuss prisoner swap – letter

Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man suspected of running a money laundering operation using bitcoin, is escorted by police officers to a court in Athens, Greece December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The lawyer of a Russian man accused of … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bleeding bitcoin’s holding out for a hero

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin are seen in this illustration, August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 30 (Reuters) – Who can save bitcoin? The world’s biggest cryptocurrency can’t seem to catch a break. It finally looked to be regaining strength this month, breaching $25,000 for the first … 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: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 16 (Reuters) – It looks like ethereum’s mega-upgrade is happening. Finally. After years of delays, the “Merge” seems all but certain to take place in September, … Read more

Senate bill would hand bitcoin, ether oversight to commodities regulator

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 WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would make the Commodity Futures Trading Commission … 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