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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.

TECH 27 Jan 2017 | 5:05 AM

Scotiabank seeks advantage over rivals with new fintech space

Bank of Nova Scotia opened a new facility to develop technology such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, looking to position itself ahead of rivals in the hotly competitive fintech sector.

TECH 28 Jan 2017 | 2:00 AM

China turns to blockchain to make markets clearer and cleaner

Chinese banks are hiring blockchain experts as the government pushes use of the technology behind bitcoin to increase transparency and combat fraud in its financial sector.

Business 09 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

China central bank holds meeting with bitcoin exchanges

HONG KONG: China’s central bank is holding a closed-door meeting with several domestic bitcoin exchanges, people familiar with the matter said, heightening concerns that regulators will tighten their oversight of trading in digital currencies.

Banking 11 Mar 2017 | 2:24 AM

US regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges

NEW YORK: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency.

World 11 Mar 2017 | 4:13 AM

German police express relief at capture of 'dangerous, brutal' suspect

DORTMUND (Reuters) - German police expressed relief on Friday following the arrest of a 19-year-old suspected of murdering his nine-year-old neighbour and bragging about it on the "dark web", a hidden zone of the web often used for criminal activity.

TECH 13 Mar 2017 | 6:00 AM

Digital currency plunges after US regulators reject Bitcoin ETF

The US Securities and Exchange Commission denied a request to list what would have been the first US exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency.

Business 22 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Alphabit to raise US$300mil to invest in digital currencies

NEW YORK: Alphabit, a global fund that invests in digital currencies, has been launched with a target of US$300mil, co-founder Liam Robertson said in an interview, as managers seek to tap growing demand for virtual assets that allow for instant, borderless transactions.

TECH 08 May 2017 | 6:00 AM

Billionaire investor Draper to participate in blockchain token sale for first time

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper soon plans to take a step that even he, a long-time bitcoin aficionado, has eschewed to now: buying a new digital currency offered by a technology startup.

Business 09 May 2017 | 10:52 PM

Bitcoin surges to all-time high above US$1,700

NEW YORK: Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.