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A pile of coins representing Bitcoin cryptocurrency | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Supreme Court allows cryptocurrency trade in India, strikes down RBI’s 2018 circular

The RBI had prohibited banks & financial institutions from providing services with relation to cryptocurrencies.
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China has edge over Silicon Valley to end banking as we know it

It may start small, but China's digital yuan can disrupt both traditional banking and the post-Bretton Woods system of floating exchange rates that the world has lived with since 1973.
A file photo of the CBI headquarters in New Delhi. | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

CBI inspector cooks up Bitcoin case against Gujarat businessman, extorts close to Rs 5 cr

CBI books inspector, says he was neither probing any such Bitcoin racket, nor was the businessman an accused in any case.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

US, South Korea bust giant child porn site by following a bitcoin trail

The US unsealed an indictment against Jong Woo Son, 23, who operated a Darknet market that accepted Bitcoin & distributed more than 1 million sexually explicit videos involving children.
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Bitcoin isn’t the world’s most used cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency issued by a Hong Kong firm has consistently surpassed trading volumes of Bitcoin since early August.
A pile of coins representing Bitcoin cryptocurrency | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Bitcoin tumbles as cryptocurrency’s 2019 surge starts to waver

Bitcoin saw an 18% dip on Friday even as optimism surrounding a potential increase in adoption of cryptocurrencies has been fueling a price increase.
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Who invented Bitcoin? A series of court cases could shed light

An Australian-born technologist gained notoriety 3 years ago when he declared himself the inventor of Bitcoin. But he’s been called a fraud.
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Facebook’s Libra wanders into the Bitcoin bear trap

Facebook's new cryptocurrency is targeting the developing world struggling with volatile currencies just as Bitcoin and its ilk promised but failed completely.
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Are Bitcoins retracing the dot-com bust phase of world wide web to realise its true worth?

The world wide web arrived in 1990 and it took a dramatic collapse and 20 years to realise its true commercial potential.
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Bitcoin uses healthy paranoia & not threat of violence to maintain online security

Despite the potential for abuse, no case of outsize influence has been reported in the decentralised Bitcoin network.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.