#XBT: Latest News

January, 2018

  • 21 January

    This Week in Bitcoin: Up, Down and Sideways

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    News It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From the hubris and excess of the North American Bitcoin Conference to the gloominess of the crypto markets, it’s been a feel-o-coaster of a week. Fear, uncertainty and doubt were the overarching emotions amidst ...

  • 21 January

    Alibaba Refutes Speculation of Cryptocurrency Mining through its Cloud Platform

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    Alibaba, the largest e-commerce merchant in the world, was speculated to have taken its first step toward embracing digital currencies by introducing a cryptocurrency mining platform, which was swiftly refuted by the company. A tweet by cnLedger, a Chinese crypto news account, reveals Alibaba’s potential plans to support P2P nodes ...

  • 21 January

    Grayscale Will Launch Stock Split for Bitcoin Trust Shares

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    Finance This week the sponsor of the Bitcoin Investment Trust, Grayscale Investments has announced the launch of a 91-for-1 stock split of the Trust’s issued and outstanding shares. According to Grayscale, the division will take place on January 26 and shareholders will receive 90 more shares on ...

  • 21 January

    Coinbase to Reopen the GDAX Bitcoin Cash-Euro Order Book

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    Markets and Prices Many European cryptocurrency investors are about to get another venue for investing in bitcoin cash with their regional fiat. The GDAX exchange will start offering BCH/EUR trading again in just a couple of days. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Added to Keepkey Wallet, Exchanges in ...

  • 21 January

    Malaysian Auto Manufacturer Suspends Dealership Over Bitcoin Promotion

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    The Malaysian based auto manufacturer Proton Holdings, ousted the dealership branch in Seri Kembangan, a town in Selangor district, for accepting cryptocurrencies as payment. The Selangor-based dealer took its own decision to receive payments in bitcoin which was not consented by the auto manufacturer. Bitcoin Not Accepted Here The issue ...

  • 21 January

    Top Banks Suspend Accounts of Major Bitcoin Exchanges in India

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    Large players in the banking sector have suspended a few accounts of the major bitcoin exchanges in India on an intuition of doubtful transactions. ET noted the banks including the top lenders like State Bank of India, ICICI, Axis bank, HDFC bank and Yes bank. They have suspended few bank ...

  • 21 January

    U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday

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    Finance Additional Wall Street money might start making its way into cryptocurrency investments soon. An American rating agency is set to issue grades for bitcoin and a host of altcoins this week, possibly opening the door for more fund managers to enter the field. Also Read: Bitcoin Hardware ...

  • 21 January

    PR: Game Machine – Game Investments That Connect to the Cryptoworld

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    This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Over the past decades, the ...

  • 21 January

    Russian Couple Robbed of $100,000 Worth of Bitcoin in Thailand

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    A young Russian couple on holiday was robbed of approximately $100,000 worth of bitcoin in their condo unit at The Lago Naiharn Beach in Phuket, Thailand on the night of January 15, 2018. The robbery was reported on January 17, 2018, to Lt. Chanat Hongsuttichaikun of the Chalong Police. A ...

  • 21 January

    Visa CEO rejects notion of Bitcoin as Currency and Payment Mechanism

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    In an interview recorded at the National Retail Federation conference on January 16, 2018, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Visa, Alfred Kelly, publicly confirmed that the company had been actively distancing itself from supporting cryptocurrencies. Speaking in New York City, Kelly said that “I don’t view it as payment ...