Bitcoin Gets a Boost as Coinbase Lures Hedge Funds, $10 Million Minimum Deposit

Coinbase is going whale hunting. The popular crypto-currency exchange announced on Thursday it will open a new custodian service aimed at large institutional investors like hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds. The new service, Coinbase Custody, will offer a raft of extra security measures and hand-holding in order to persuade big investors to put their money into assets like bitcoin. Those measures include strict financial controls and a “regulated digital currency custodian.” Coinbase is...

Russia, N. Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators

Thieves and sanctioned countries are targeting the digital currency’s exchanges, setting up a fight between governments and cryptocurrency...

The Federal Government Is Starting to Cash In Millions of Seized Bitcoin

The U.S. government wants to get out of the Bitcoin bubble before it bursts. A federal judge in Utah has given federal authorities permission to sell...

Another Major Agency Wants to Regulate Bitcoin Because it’s Growing So Fast

Bitcoin's meteoric rise has moved it out of the shadows of finance. The latest sign that it’s becoming part of the mainstream came Friday when a...

New York woman charged with funneling $150K to ISIS — including $85K in bitcoin

As the value of bitcoin continues to rise, people are finding new ways to use — and abuse — the digital currency. Prosecutors charged 27-year-old...

Bitcoin Has a Dirty, Dirty Secret

Bitcoin has a dirty secret. The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in...