Bitcoin: Microsoft restores cryptocurrency payments

MICROSOFT has resumed accepting bitcoin as payment after temporarily halting transactions in the “unstable” cryptocurrency earlier this week. Since 2014, the software giant has allowed users to add money to their Microsoft account using bitcoin, but has temporarily stopped supporting bitcoin twice

Cryptocurrencies are plunging, led by ripple

Digital currencies fell broadly on Monday, with ripple and bitcoin leading the charge lower. Ripple traded 11.7 percent lower on the Bitstamp exchange. showed its price down nearly 27 percent, but it appeared that may be due to the site excluding

Bitcoin: Big in Japan |

Mai Fujimoto, better known as ‘Miss Bitcoin’, says she has been investing all of her savings in the virtual currency for nearly a year now Tokyo: Known as “Miss Bitcoin” on Japanese social media, Mai Fujimoto says she invests all of her

Bitcoin rival Ripple soars in value on false Coinbase rumour

A rumour that one of Bitcoin’s main ‘altcoin’ rivals would soon be listed on the world’s best-known cryptocurrency exchange has seen its value soar – a demonstration of the wild forces driving the unpredictable world of cryptocurrency. Earlier this week, rumours surfaced that Coinbase would be adding cryptocurrency

Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018

However, in the meantime, regulators will likely try to limit speculation in cryptocurrencies. In the last several months, the SEC has become increasingly vocal in warning investors about the risks of cryptocurrencies. The commission also has suspended trading in some companies due

Ethereum hits record high; bitcoin briefly recovers $16,000

Digital currency ethereum climbed Friday to a record high, while bitcoin attempted to recover from a recent slump. Ethereum briefly rose 9.6 percent to an all-time high of $1,075.39 Friday, according to CoinMarketCap. The digital currency had pared gains midmorning Friday and