British police have seized record hauls of cryptocurrency totalling 294 million pounds ($408 million) as part of an investigation into money laundering after organised crime groups moved into cyptocurrencies to wash their dirty money.
Bitcoin tumbled more than 10 per cent Monday after China broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines in a key southwestern province.
PayPal Holdings Inc joined the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday, allowing customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins using the US digital payments company's online wallets.
Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange is seeking creditor protection after it became unable access 190 million Canadian dollars (145 million US dollars) in funds following its owner's sudden death in December.
Hyper-wired South Korea has emerged as a hotbed of trading in virtual units.
Lama Babu Sherpa has not been seen since May 14 and is presumed dead, Nepal-based Seven Summit Treks said.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he has characterised as "rat poison squared," thrive on the hope they'll find other people who will pay more for it.
South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million, a sign authorities are tightening the regulatory screws on the digital asset that many global policymakers ...
Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven percent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.
A series of measures have failed to curb overheated virtual currency speculation in South Korea and Justice Minister Park Sang-Ki said it would be "devastating if the bubble bursts".
Bitcoin plunged by a quarter to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency in manic trading after its blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.