Portugal’s Central Bank Director Hélder Rosalino said that he didn't consider cryptocurrency a currency or legal tender and hinted that the Central Bank of Portugal has a similar position. His views are in line with many countries around the world, including the US where “a cryptocurrency does not have legal...
This week, $534 mln worth of XEM, the native cryptocurrency of NEM, was stolen from a major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. On January 27, merely hours after the hacking attack was announced, developers behind NEM created an automated tagging system to track down the funds stolen by hackers. Stolen funds...
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has announced Saturday, Jan. 27, that it will issue full refunds to all of the 260,000 of its users who have become victims of the Friday NEM hack. The Coincheck exchange has been hacked yesterday, Jan. 26, resulting in a massive loss of 523 mln NEM coins, worth...
Stock trading app provider Robinhood — which was founded in 2013 in an attempt to democratize stock trading — is hopping on the cryptocurrency trading bandwagon. The company announced Thursday that it has plans to roll out trading services for Bitcoin and Ethereum via its mobile app in the...
The massive upwards movement in cryptocurrencies over 2017 has not gone unnoticed. The participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos are being questioned about cryptocurrencies and Cointelegraph has been one of the main voices representing the fraternity. The traditional investors are still not willing to accept the rising...
Brisbane Airport (BNE) will soon become the first cryptocurrency airport terminal, according to reports from local media. The airport is working with local and international companies to make the entire terminal cryptocurrency friendly, with stores, coffee shops and restaurants accepting Bitcoin, Ether and Dash. The move to digital currencies makes sense for the airport,...
In a recent interview with the Russian news outlet Gazeta, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, Anatoly Aksakov stated that the current draft of Russian cryptocurrency bill requires government officials to declare their cryptocurrency investments. The draft is currently under review by the Russian Ministry of...
Huobi, the cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that they will issue a token (the ‘Huobi Token’ or HT) starting January 23. The offering will be capped at 500 million tokens, of which 300 million will be offered to investors and the remainder kept as user incentives or team rewards.  The offering,...
After a volatile beginning of the new year, the crypto markets are again falling across the board. Almost all of the top twenty coins on CoinMarketCap are in the red on Monday, Jan. 22, with the biggest loss around 13 percent over a 24 hour period. Bitcoin (BTC) is approaching...
The next big thing could be just around the corner. VeChain is the 23rd largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after passing by 6 coins in just a day  with a price increase of almost 600% in the last month. If this is the first time reading or hearing about it...