European stocks gain ground; bitcoin stabilises

European stocks gain ground; bitcoin stabilises

European stock markets recovered a bit Thursday from slumps the previous day, with investors comforted by brighter economic outlooks and easing coronavirus concerns, analysts said.
Bitcoin hits record high above $62,000

Bitcoin hits record high above $62,000

Bitcoin hit a record high above $62,000 Tuesday as the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase prepares to launch shares on Wall Street.
Bitcoin goldrush sparks fears of speculative bubble

Bitcoin goldrush sparks fears of speculative bubble

Bitcoin has enjoyed a record-breaking week after electric carmaker Tesla and Wall Street finance giants sparked a goldrush for the world's most popular virtual currency, but bubble fears persist.
Bitcoin breaches $17,500 dollars in risk-on market

Bitcoin breaches $17,500 dollars in risk-on market

Bitcoin rallied Tuesday for the second consecutive day, gaining $1,500 to approach an all-time high in a market that is now ready to take on risk.
Roundtable – Calling the right shots in the new normal

Roundtable – Calling the right shots in the new normal

The roundtable themed "Calling the right shots in the new normal" is taking place at the headquarters of VIR this morning.
Why the blockchain revolution rolls on

Why the blockchain revolution rolls on

It has been a little over 10 years since blockchain technology and Bitcoin exploded into the public domain but, apart from making a few cryptocurrency miners rich beyond belief, the expected transformation of the world as we know it has yet to materialise. Why has the promised technological rapture not done so – and more importantly, will it ever?
Cryptocurrency bounce could be catalyst for mainstream use

Cryptocurrency bounce could be catalyst for mainstream use

Global market fluctuations, as well as mainstream organisations and central banks’ ambition to launch digital currencies, are seen as an endorsement for crypto asset activities, while gold is meanwhile still proving its glitter as a safe-haven investment worldwide.
Is it safe to invest Bitcoin in 2020?

Is it safe to invest Bitcoin in 2020?

So far, we have taken a fairly general look at the history of money; the concept of Bitcoin as "digital gold"; and a number of macroeconomic forces that shape the global economy.
European stock markets rally on Brexit deal, Italy budget hopes

European stock markets rally on Brexit deal, Italy budget hopes

LONDON: European stock markets rallied on Monday (Nov 26) after Britain sealed a Brexit deal with the EU and as Italy said it could cut its budget deficit.
Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters.
NYSE joins forces with Starbucks on bitcoin platform

NYSE joins forces with Starbucks on bitcoin platform

The New York Stock Exchange's parent company announced plans on Friday (Aug 3) to launch a bitcoin trading platform and partner with Starbucks on a digital currency payment app.
Hackers steal US$30 million from top Seoul bitcoin exchange

Hackers steal US$30 million from top Seoul bitcoin exchange

Hackers stole more than US$30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea's top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit's price falling around the world on Wednesday (Jun 20). 
Cryptocurrencies tumble after South Korea hack

Cryptocurrencies tumble after South Korea hack

Cryptocurrencies plunged in Asia on Monday (Jun 11) after a hack on a South Korean exchange sparked fresh concerns about the safety of the digital units.
MoF targets bitcoin machines

MoF targets bitcoin machines

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has proposed to temporarily halt the import of bitcoin mining machines to improve the management of bitcoin and cryptocurrency transactions.
Prime Minister signs directive on strengthening management of cryptocurrency

Prime Minister signs directive on strengthening management of cryptocurrency

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a directive strengthening the management of activities related to bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
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