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Twitter planning to ban cryptocurrency ads

Following Facebook and Google’s footsteps, Twitter is reportedly planning to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), according Sky News.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde calls for crackdown on bitcoin criminals

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has called for a crackdown on the misuse of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin by using the blockchain technology behind the digital currency to fight the criminals.

Google to ban ads promoting cryptocurrency and ICOs from June

Google has announced it will ban advertisements that promote cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) starting from June.

CBN: No legal backing for virtual currencies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday cautioned Nigerians to be wary of investments in cryptocurrency, stressing that virtual currencies are not legal tender in Nigeria.

Central bank warns Nigerians on investment in crypto currencies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again cautioned Nigerians to be wary of investments in crypto currency as they are virtual currencies that are not legal tender in Nigeria.

Four arrested over first bitcoin robbery in Taiwan

Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth five million Taiwanese dollars ($170,000) in what the police said is the first case of its kind on the island.

World Bank compares cryptocurrencies to Ponzi schemes

The World Bank warned and compared cryptocurrencies to “Ponzi schemes”.

Nicolas Maduro to pitch oil-backed cryptocurrency petro to OPEC

Nicolas Maduro has proposed an oil-backed "joint cryptocurrency mechanism" within OPEC to support Venezuela's new, state-backed virtual currency - the "petro".

Central banker takes stab at bitcoin ‘bubble’

The head of the Bank of International Settlements, the central bank for central banks, on Tuesday lambasted bitcoin as a speculative bubble and said authorities need to be ready to protect public trust in the financial system.

Bitcoin value falls lowest level since mid-November

The digital currency fell as low as $5,920 on Tuesday - down 13% on the previous day - before recovering slightly, according to Bitstamp Exchange.

Bitcoin drops below $6,200

Bitcoin plunged 20 percent to a three-month low on Tuesday, its latest sharp loss following a series of setbacks for the cryptocurrency that, with a collapse across global mainstream markets adding to the selling.

British banks ban buying of bitcoin with credit cards

Britain’s biggest lender, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, has disclosed that it would ban its credit card customers from buying crypto currencies.

Bitcoin value drops below $8,500

Bitcoin has had a disastrous week, falling below $8,500 today as investors remain spooked about the future of cryptocurrencies.

Samsung making chips designed for cryptocurrency mining

Samsung’s semiconductor business is booming, with the company recently overtaking Intel as the world’s biggest chipmaker.


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