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Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Financial Stabilization Neel Kashkari testifies before the Domestic Policy Subcommittee hearing about the Troubled Asset Relief Program on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 11, 2009.

Fed president Neel Kashkari tears into ‘giant garbage dumpster’ cryptocurrencies

The Fed official praised the SEC for "cracking down on" the coin-offering frauds that have "fleeced" people for billions of dollars.

Bitcoin posts its best January in 7 years as traders view it as a safe haven amid coronavirus fears

Investors are buying bitcoin because "it is increasingly regarded as a safe-haven asset in times of uncertainty," said Nigel Green of deVere group.
Virgil Griffith.

Cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith reportedly once said it would be ‘really cool’ if North Korea mined Ether

Griffith reportedly also told fellow crypto experts in April that he intended to arrange the delivery of equipment into North Korea to create ether.
Bitcoin is on an eight-day losing streak.

Bitcoin hits a 6-month low after extending its fall for an 8th straight day

The cryptocurrency fell below the key $7,000 threshold — the first time it's done so since May. One analyst pinned the decline on China pessimism.
FILE PHOTO: Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on a PC motherboard

One cryptocurrency investor reportedly lost $24 million worth of bitcoin in a SIM swap attack

The SIM hack involves thieves taking control of a phone number and using it to get access to email accounts, bank holdings, and crypto wallets.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to drum up support for the firm’s wild new currency by amping up worries of China’s financial domin...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has discussed the Libra cryptocurrency project at length in prepared remarks to the House Financial Services Committee.

A Republican senator just gave Libra its first voice of support in Congress after its rocky start with regulators and partners

Sen. Mike Rounds wrote in a letter that it was "profoundly disappointing" that other lawmakers responded so negatively to the cryptocurrency.

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs reportedly rejected any involvement in Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency because of fears it would be used by criminals...

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs join the list of potential backers who may have been scared off by Libra's critics.
PayPal was the first major firm to leave the Libra Association (pictured is its president and CEO Dan Schulman).

Facebook’s blockchain boss David Marcus defends the feasibility of Libra after a quarter of its partners drop out

David Marcus says Libra is 'absolutely not' in jeopardy after a swathe of major firms abandoned the Libra Association in the past fortnight.
A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture

Bitcoin tumbles below $8,000 for the first time since June

Bitcoin surged through the summer as geopolitical tensions and fears of recession sent investor capital to the popular cryptocurrency.