Articles about persons and governments to influence the development and growth of cryptocurrency industry.

Hacking Group ‘Shadow Brokers’ Offers ‘Stolen NSA Cyber-Weapons’ for 1,000,000 Bitcoins
August 16th, 2016

Over a weekend ago, a collective of anonymous hackers released malware they say owned by the Equation Group, a hacking team that is believed to be the National Security Agency’s affiliate.

Bitcoin Price Drops 20% After Hackers Steal $75M Worth of Bitcoin From Bitfinex Exchange
August 3rd, 2016

Bitfinex has confirmed that the hacker attack resulted in the loss of approximately 120,000 of bitcoins.

Bitcoin Is Not Money, Miami State Judge Teresa Mary Pooler Rules
July 26th, 2016

The judge threw out the charges against website designer who had been accused of unlawful transfer and laundering of bitcoins.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Signed Bitcoin Bill Into Law
July 7th, 2016

The law focuses on regulation of digital currencies including bitcoin and blockchain industry in particular.

Brexit and Donald Trump’s Possible Presidency to Drive Rise in Bitcoin Transactions, Says Juniper Research
July 5th, 2016

Juniper Research revealed that although Trump’s presidency is ranked within the Top 10 global risks, it can positively influence bitcoin trading.

NYDFS Issues Second BitLicense to Ripple Labs
June 13th, 2016

BitLicense was granted after a thorough study of Ripple’s standards by New York Financial Watchdog.

‘Obama Needs to Make a Move on Bitcoin Now,’ Says CFTC’s Former Commissioner
May 11th, 2016

The ideal balance between reasonable regulation and certain degree of freedom for bitcoin must be found.

Japanese Government Passes Bills to Officially Recognize Bitcoin as Similar to Real Money
March 4th, 2016

Virtual currencies become recognized as asset-like values while all cryptocurrency exchanges need obligatory registration with the Financial Services Agency.

Japan Opposes to Bitcoin Taxation
March 1st, 2016

The Financial Services Agency will soon present its plan to recognize bitcoin as fulfilling the functions of currency while the problem of bitcoin taxation remains unsolved and hotly debated.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Considers Regulating Bitcoin the Same as Real Money
February 24th, 2016

The Financial Services Agency is planning to register all exchanges and companies dealing with virtual currencies for better control.

European Commission Wants to End Anonymous Bitcoin Transactions
February 3rd, 2016

The EC has published an Action Plan containing a set of measures agains terrorism financing.

SEC Accused GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza of $19 Million Fraud
December 1st, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission presented a complaint with case details.

Hackers Attack Greek Banks Demanding Ransom in Bitcoin
December 1st, 2015

Three Greek banks are threatened to be attacked again if the ransom of 20,000 bitcoin is not paid.