Crypto-currencies have developed by leaps and bounds. From an anonymous way to pay on the darknet, bitcoin and others have matured into a speculative investment. But huge problems still hinder their everyday use.
Vietnam has launched an investigation into a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency scam, ordering a crackdown on trading in the highly-popular iFan and Pincoin digital currencies in its lightly regulated market.
Fintech is increasingly significant within mainstream financial discourse. MoneyConf, a major conference on the topic, takes place in Dublin this week. DW's Arthur Sullivan reports from the event.
Apple Inc supplier Foxconn has agreed to manufacture a blockchain phone from startup Sirin Labs. The contract electronics maker's entry has heated up the race for a phone aimed at digital coin aficionados.
Cryptocurrencies have grabbed a lot of attention in recent days as the value of bitcoin skyrocketed to hit record highs and Venezuela announced plans to create a digital currency called "petro."
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