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Bitcoin tumbles after China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal
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Bitcoin tumbles after China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

The price of Bitcoin fell more than 9 percent, to $41,085, in the hours after the announcement, as did most other crypto tokens. Ethereum skidded almost 10 percent, falling from $3,100 to around $2,800

A New Bit Coined: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele changes from 'dictator' to 'coolest dictator in the world' on Twitter
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A New Bit Coined: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele changes from 'dictator' to 'coolest dictator in the world' on Twitter

The US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes has recently said that democracy is on the decline in El Salvador

El Salvador president Nayib Bukele changes Twitter profile description to 'dictator'
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El Salvador president Nayib Bukele changes Twitter profile description to 'dictator'

A member of the civic group Citizen’s Action has called it an attempt to ridicule the feelings of the public, who marched against Bukele last week

Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled in Budapest
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Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled in Budapest

Erected in a business park near the Danube River in Budapest, the bust sits atop a stone plinth engraved with the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the mysterious developer of Bitcoin

'Servers collapsed, machines not working': Glitches plague bitcoin rollout in El Salvador
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'Servers collapsed, machines not working': Glitches plague bitcoin rollout in El Salvador

There has been skepticism about the government’s enthusiastic adoption of bitcoin since the government announced at a Bitcoin conference in Miami in June

Explained: How cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance spawned parallel universe of alternative banking services
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Explained: How cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance spawned parallel universe of alternative banking services

Investors can earn interest on their holdings of digital currencies, often a lot more than they could on cash deposits in a bank, or borrow with crypto as collateral to back a loan

Firstpost Explains: What are 'fan tokens’, the cryptocurrency in Lionel Messi’s PSG package?
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Firstpost Explains: What are 'fan tokens’, the cryptocurrency in Lionel Messi’s PSG package?

While PSG did reveal that tokens were a ''significant" part of Messi's welcome package that has an estimated report value of 25-30 million euros ($29-35 million), the club did not reveal the exact proportion of tokens in his package.

Man shares image of auto driver 'accepting' cryptocurrency; social media users shocked
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Man shares image of auto driver 'accepting' cryptocurrency; social media users shocked

Cryptocurrency is not a legal tender in India but it has already created a buzz in the country

Amazon denies report that claimed it will soon start accepting Bitcoin payments
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Amazon denies report that claimed it will soon start accepting Bitcoin payments

Bitcoin rose to $40,000, on Monday after Amazon's speculations on using Bitcoin as a payment mode.

As Centre readies cryptocurrency bill for Parliament's Monsoon Session, here's what you need to know
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As Centre readies cryptocurrency bill for Parliament's Monsoon Session, here's what you need to know

The government has talked about banning all cryptocurrencies in India but that has not stopped millions of Indians from trading in the digital asset

Square announces its plan to make a hardware wallet to make bitcoin custody 'more mainstream'
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Square announces its plan to make a hardware wallet to make bitcoin custody 'more mainstream'

The company has not mentioned any specific timeline as to when it will launch the wallet as of now.

Bitcoin mining gets easier with drop in hash rate: Why it is important to mind the environmental cost
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Bitcoin mining gets easier with drop in hash rate: Why it is important to mind the environmental cost

An improvement upon Bitcoin's mining principle has already been proposed with newer cryptocurrencies now adopting what is known as 'proof of stake' protocols

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces that the company will accept bitcoin again when it gets greener
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces that the company will accept bitcoin again when it gets greener

Bitcoin are produced by powerful computers that have to solve equations and consume huge amounts of electricity in the process.

Investing in Bitcoin? You may want to know about 'satoshi' before shopping
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Investing in Bitcoin? You may want to know about 'satoshi' before shopping

Bitcoin: El Salvador embraces the cryptocurrency but not at the cost of US dollar

El Salvador fascinates world with Bitcoin move, but cryptocurrency's volatility risk udercuts charm
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El Salvador fascinates world with Bitcoin move, but cryptocurrency's volatility risk udercuts charm

After the El Salvador move, countries like Argentina, Brazil, Panama, and Paraguay have also endorsed the move on social media

El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
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El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

The Bitcoin Bill in El Salvador will allow the digital currency to be used for many aspects of daily life, from property purchases to tax contributions.

Colonial Pipeline cyber attack: US seizes most of the ransom from hacker group DarkSide
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Colonial Pipeline cyber attack: US seizes most of the ransom from hacker group DarkSide

For years, victims have opted to quietly pay cybercriminals, calculating that the payment would be cheaper than rebuilding data and services

El Salvador president bats for Bitcoin as legal tender, vows to send bill to country's congress
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El Salvador president bats for Bitcoin as legal tender, vows to send bill to country's congress

Nayib Bukele, whose approval rating has consistently hovered above 90 percent, said the move could help the country 'move forward'

RBI has 'major concerns' about cryptocurrencies, but no change in position, says Shaktikanta Das
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RBI has 'major concerns' about cryptocurrencies, but no change in position, says Shaktikanta Das

The RBI governor's clarification on cryptocurrencies comes less than a week after it set aside a 2018 circular banning their trade

RBI says banks can't stop customers from dealing in virtual currencies, must not cite April 2018 order
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RBI says banks can't stop customers from dealing in virtual currencies, must not cite April 2018 order

A few banks in India have warned users that if they continue to deal in virtual currencies, their cards may be suspended.