Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: Bitcoin

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blockchain startups tap economics Nobel winners as cryptocurrency fanfare wanes

Funding has fallen, and blockchain startups hope partnerships with Nobel laureates will change that.

Don’t panic over Bitcoin fall, Apples and Googles of crypto economy are coming

Bitcoin has been on a nose dive since early 2018. But the market sentiment cannot affect crypto’s potential to change the world.

This Delhi Police ‘Batmobile’ is out to catch the fake news bad guys

The force now has at its disposal a hi-tech van equipped with technology that allows them to 'crack' phones in minutes.

Gujarat’s bitcoin-based Ponzi scheme could lead to India’s largest banking scandal

A $3 billion scam could be unfolding in Gujarat as probe into an alleged Ponzi scheme reveals tax evasion, police corruption and a fugitive politician. 

Bitcoins are not Islamic, a new directive tells Indian Muslims

Bitcoin has no set rules, and is forbidden in Islam, says a new directive from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.  

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.