The plunge in the cryptocurrency market is weighing on the software-development community that spawned over 1,000 digital coins amid dreams of independence from traditional financial systems and instant wealth.
Cryptocurrencies resumed their slump on Monday, with Bitcoin approaching the $5,000 mark for the first time since October 2017, in the wake of a split of one of the largest major tokens and increased regulatory scrutiny of initial coin offerings.
The company converting a disused aluminum smelter near the U.S.-Canada border into the world’s largest digital-currency mining center plans to tap the debt market to fund its ambitious project. And it’s willing to pay for the privilege.
Wall Street’s main regulator is boosting its scrutiny of brokerages that deal in cryptocurrencies, according to two people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that authorities want to know more about a burgeoning market that they fear might be full of misconduct.
Cryptocurrencies extended their rebound on Wednesday as Bitcoin traded above $7,500 for the first time in a month, shrugging off security and regulatory concerns that have plagued the digital currency for much of this year.
Don’t look to BlackRock Inc. to revive demand for cryptocurrencies. The world’s largest asset manager isn’t buying, because its clients have zero interest.
It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street.
Billionaire Steven Cohen has invested in a hedge fund focusing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.
In forming a new task force to protect consumers from fraud, the Trump administration made clear that one of the greatest threats to the public is just emerging: red-hot markets for crypto coins.
New regulatory notice calls for immediate notification if a broker-dealer, registered persons or affiliates are involved, or plan to be involved, in selling, trading or supporting digital currency initiatives.