Investors keep wondering about the future of virtual currencies, most of all Bitcoin. Alena Vranova, head of strategy at cryptosecurity firm Casa, agrees that Bitcoin is volatile, but she's positive about its potential.
The Russian social media network with aspirations to become a cryptocurrency platform has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. The go-to site for neo-Nazis is now also falling foul of US financial authorities.
An international investigation to uncover users of a dark web child pornography website has led to 337 arrests, authorities have said. People paying with supposedly "anonymous" Bitcoin cryptocurrency were traced.
Facebook announced big plans to revolutionize payments in Europe with the launch of a virtual currency. But EU finance ministers see libra as a risk to monetary stability.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have been around for a while. But ever since Facebook started pursuing its own currency, financial authorities in the Western world have been nervous. That's good, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
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