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New Hampshire Man Charged in Scheme that Used Bitcoin to Buy Personal Data

A New Hampshire man has been charged in a fraud scheme that involved using Bitcoin to buy stolen personal data belonging to people across the country, officials said. Jonathan Nguyen, 23, of Windham, was charged Tuesday in federal court with …

Euro Zone to Launch Public Cryptocurrency in Response to Threat of Facebook’s Libra

Euro zone governments and central banks are working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital currency that they hope would make redundant projects like Facebook’s Libra, which is seen as a risk to financial stability, officials said on …

UK Markets Regulator Warns of Dangers of Unregulated Cryptocurrencies

Britain’s markets watchdog said on Wednesday that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value and offer consumers few protections, but added that such coins fall outside the scope of its powers. The Financial Conduct Authority said crypto markets were …

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Gets Pushback from Global Financial Watchdogs

Facebook Inc. was hours away from the formal announcement of its ambitious foray into financial services, but French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was already broadcasting his discontent. “It’s out of the question” that the social-media giant’s digital money compete …

Investigation Uncovers Mystery of Quadriga’s Missing Cryptocurrencies Worth Millions

It’s looking more and more like QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten mismanaged the digital-asset exchange before he died, with cryptocurrencies from clients ending up at rival marketplaces in his personal accounts. The latest report from Ernst & Young, which is overseeing …

Facebook Plans Global Cryptocurrency, Entry into Financial Services

Facebook Inc. announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, …

Cryptocurrency Industry Struggles to Buy Insurance, Hindering Growth Goals

Cryptocurrency exchanges and traders in Asia are struggling to insure themselves against the risk of hacks and theft, a factor they claim is deterring large fund managers from investing in a nascent market yet to be embraced by regulators. Getting …

Trump Administration Forms Financial Frauds Task Force

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. The inclusion of virtual tokens — along …

Timeline: More Than $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Thefts Since September 2012

Investors’ shaky confidence in virtual currencies took another hit after crypto exchange Bithumb, ranked seventh in the world by traded value on Coinmarketcap.com, suffered a hack that saw about 35 billion won ($32 million) worth of coins stolen. The South …

Hackers Steal $32M from S. Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said 35 billion won ($31.5 million) worth of virtual coins were stolen by hackers, the second local exchange targeted in just over a week as cyber thieves exposed the high risks of trading the digital …