[SYDNEY] Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a Syariah-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the...

[LONDON] Bitcoin has failed as a currency measured by standard benchmarks, and is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said on Monday.

JOLTED by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, US lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class,...

[GENEVA] Switzerland's market watchdog released new guidelines Friday to govern crypto-currencies, as the high-tech Alpine nation emerges as the main global hub for the flourishing industry...

[SEOUL] South Korea said it will take firm action against illegal and unfair acts in cryptocurrency trading after a 280,000 signature petition was sent to the presidential Blue House.

[TOKYO] Coincheck users withdrew 40.1 billion yen (S$489.13 million) from the cryptocurrency exchange on Tuesday, the first day customers were allowed to pull out in the wake of the cyber-theft of...

EDITORIAL

CRYPTOCURRENCY investors are no strangers to setbacks and criticisms. But even the most ardent proponents of the virtual currencies must have been shaken at the recent violent sell-off which saw...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday cryptocurrencies likely won't threaten legal tenders like the yen any time soon as they are mostly used for speculative trading,...

OPINION

FEW dispute that Asia will be the world's engine for economic growth and innovation in the coming decades. It is no surprise then that Asia is the fastest growing market for digital currencies...

[TOKYO] After the Mt Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action.