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Business 25 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Trading plunges at China’s bitcoin exchanges

SHANGHAI: High-speed traders are pulling out of China’s bitcoin market after the three biggest venues started charging transaction fees.

Business 24 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Blockchain dreamers will have a rude awakening in 2017

LONDON: The finance world’s attempt to build a white-collar version of blockchain – the shared-ledger technology that underpins rebellious virtual currencies such as bitcoin – has generated Silicon Valley quantities of buzz. There hasn’t been much genuine risk-taking, though, nor have we seen much of a result.

TECH 23 Jan 2017 | 6:32 AM

China's bitcoin exchanges slap on trading fees

China's three largest bitcoin exchanges, whose activities have drawn increased scrutiny from the central bank, said they will begin charging trading fees effective Tuesday.

Travel 23 Jan 2017 | 6:00 AM

Sneak a peek at some fantastic hotels of the future

What do you think hotels in 2060 would look like? Here is a sneak peak at some possibilities.

TECH 16 Jan 2017 | 1:30 AM

Sci-fi tech set for 2017

Technology that lets you merge the digital world with the real one is just one of many that could become a reality this year.

TECH 11 Jan 2017 | 10:00 PM

Anti-establishment wave to help push blockchain into real world in 2017

A wave of anti-establishment sentiment sweeping the Western world is likely to help push blockchain out of cyberspace and into the real world in 2017.

TECH 11 Jan 2017 | 5:50 AM

Bitstamp adds Ripple currency XRP to trading platform

One of the leading European-based bitcoin exchanges is adding another virtual currency to the bitcoins already traded on its platform.

Analyst Reports 11 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

In the wrong hands, fintech can be abused

LAST month, I wrote a commentary entitled “Beware the fintech fraudsters”.

TECH 10 Jan 2017 | 10:00 PM

Blockchain, cognitive computing and cloud to shape future of finance

Blockchain, cognitive computing and cloud are some of the technologies that will shape the finance industry the most in the digital age, banking and technology chief executives told a financial conference.

TECH 06 Jan 2017 | 2:03 AM

Bitcoin plunges as much as 20% as Chinese yuan soars

A dramatic rally in digital currency bitcoin came to a spectacular end on Thursday with a plunge of up to 20% as China's yuan rose sharply.