Tanzeel Akhtar is an independent British journalist whose work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, FT Alphaville, Investing.com, Forbes, Euromoney and Citywire. Often, when a cryptocurrency tanks, holders of a rival coin will tease them with "SFYL" - sorry for your loss. But the entire industry needs...
The theft of hundreds of cryptocurrency miners in Iceland has led to a series of arrests amid an ongoing investigation. The Associated Press reports that as many as 600 miners - which have yet to be recovered - were stolen during four separate incidents in December and January. Eleven people,...
Ripple and the custom cryptocurrency it created, XRP, are having a moment. Winning the attention of new investors (so much so that XRP shot up over 1,000 percent earlier this year) as well as new clients (with announcements rolling out at a slow and steady clip), the enterprise blockchain...
There seems to be an audible buzz. It's been a long, hard game. Three players, all above six-feet tall, look to their coach. "Downtown" Josh Brown steps to the free-throw line. "It's very easy to think your way out of investing in bitcoin," he tells the packed house. For the roughly...
Bitcoin mania is cooling off, and with it, changes are happening in its global market. Indeed, the price furor that began in early November when talk that bitcoin futures listings would go live in the U.S. triggered a wave of speculation - bitcoin, which traded at $6,500 on Nov. 1, rose...
If Telegram's ambitious blockchain project fails, investors can't say they weren't warned. Along with the white paper and technical documents, prospective buyers in what could be one of the largest-ever initial coin offerings (ICOs) have received a nine-page memorandum spelling out the risks of buying the tokens. For investors in...
As much as $50 million may have been lost by an international group of investors after putting their money into a bitcoin investment group called BTC Global. A report from South African news outlet Sunday Times indicates that "more than 27,500 people" may be impacted, with investors spread across...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly subpoenaed the cryptocurrency investment fund launched last year by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Speaking to CNBC, Arrington confirmed the subpoena, which comes amid what is rumored to be a widening investigation into initial coin offerings (ICOs) by the U.S. securities regulator....
Is ethereum's biggest future upgrade "fundamentally vulnerable?" That was the claim put forward by distributed systems expert and founding principal researcher of VMware Dahlia Malkhi on Friday, who used those exact words to describe ethereum's Casper propocol at Financial Cryptography 2018 in Curacao. During a keynote presentation, Malkhi's covered blockchain through...
The Tezos Foundation announced Friday that it is deploying resources in an effort to hire more developers to be based out of Paris. The new hires will help the Foundation "advance its primary objective" of developing the Tezos protocol, as well as to promote it to potential users, the...