The U.S. government has charged North Korean three hackers in connection with an array of cybercrime, including thefts from hundreds of businesses including several in the cryptocurrency sector. Much of the $1.3 billion figure cited by the Department of Justice on Wednesday appears linked to illicit...
The Indian government is reportedly set to levy taxes on cryptocurrency trading and gains. Business Standard reported the news on Wednesday, citing an anonymous senior finance ministry official "privy to the development." The official said both goods and services tax (GST) on the trading of cryptocu...
Asset management giant BlackRock is taking notice of bitcoin as investors look for alternative stores of value, according to chief investment officer Rick Rieder.  Rieder commented on BlackRock's interest during an interview with CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday morning. He said the asset management gian...
Blockchain.com, the London-based crypto wallet and exchange operator, has raised $120 million from a group of macro investors. American hedge fund manager Louis Bacon’s Moore Strategic Ventures, Hayman Capital Management founder Kyle Bass, Access Industries, Rovida Advisors, Lightspeed Venture Partn...
Bitcoin miner operator Blockcap is the latest North American company poised to expand its hashing power amid bitcoin's price rally. The firm said in an announcement shared with The Block that it has purchased 10,000 additional AntMiner S19 made by Bitmain in a bid to double its proprietary computing...
Count this as a potential sign that the institutional investment world is cozying up to the burgeoning decentralized finance market.  Crypto asset manager Bitwise announced Wednesday the launch of the Bitwise DeFi Crypto Index. The new fund will provide a vehicle for accredited investors to make a d...
Quick Take At least 10 institutions have placed additional bulk pre-orders for the most powerful bitcoin mining hardware since Q4 2020 Such investments are estimated to have cost institutions more than $500 million to date These machines could in total add another 20 EH/s of computing ...
British auction house Christie's is hosting a sale from February 25 to March 11 during which it will sell the work of popular digital artist Beeple, according to an announcement published Tuesday.  Beeple has been creating a new work of art every single day since May 2007, creating 5,000 new pieces ...
The Ontario Securities Commission has approved a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) just days after the regulator greenlit a similar product. A receipt dated February 16 grants the Evolve Bitcoin ETF final approval for its prospectus and paves the way for a listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX...
Crypto exchange Coinbase has today opened up a waitlist for Ethereum 2.0 staking rewards after initially announcing support last November. Coinbase said Tuesday that its customers will be able to earn up to 7.5% per annum staking rewards for holding ether (ETH). The rewards include a 25% commission,...

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