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Inside a bitcoin billionaire’s master plan for his futuristic office and $21 million penthouse : Miniature luxury cars, holographic receptionist...

Bitcoin billionaire Anthony Di Iorio has big plans for his new $21 million penthouse, and even bigger ones for his company's new office space on the Toronto waterfront.
A view of Romania's first bitcoin ATM is seen in downtown Bucharest June 27, 2014.

‘Enthusiasm has slowed’ for creating national cryptocurrencies: ‘The unknown risks are potentially large’

"The whole technical issue, which excited everyone, really takes second place to this conceptual policy issue. The mood now is: everyone is monitoring it, some are experimenting with it, heavily, but I think everyone is waiting for someone else to do it first so we can."
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong

The SEC has received nearly 200 pages of complaints about Coinbase, the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency trading platform

Among the most egregious allegations found in a number of complaints filed with the SEC are the claims that Coinbase "stole" cryptocurrency holdings from its users, repeatedly ignored customer complaints regarding missing funds, and systematically defrauded its customers.

Hackers abscond with $31 million in cryptocurrencies from massive South Korean cryptocurrency trading platform

Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took $31 million from its platform earlier this week.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong

Here’s the pep talk the CEO of bitcoin exchange Coinbase gave to new hires about the price dip: ‘People are irrationally pessimistic’...

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong isn't phased by the latest price fluctuations, which have sent the value of bitcoin down to one-third the price of its all-time-high.
Bank of International Settlements head Agustin Carstens.

Central bankers claim bitcoin could break the internet — the crypto world thinks they’re missing the point

The Bank of International Settlements on Sunday said bitcoin is "a poor substitute for the solid institutional backing of money." Critics in the crypto world say the report missing the point — bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still in development and shouldn't be judged yet.
Fundstrat's Tom Lee.

Bitcoin futures could be hurting bitcoin’s price

The Fundstrat cofounder Tom Lee said in his report that there was "significant volatility" in bitcoin's price around the expiration date of CME Group and Cboe futures contracts.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs pictured in 2001.

The crypto boom is like the dotcom bubble but that’s not a bad thing: ‘Selling crypto now is like selling Apple in 2001’

Yoni Assia, the CEO of eToro, told BI this week: "95% are going to end as nothing because that’s startup funding." Many others in the industry agree. But those that do survive have the potential to be huge, he believes.
Musician Imogen Heap arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap is using ethereum and the Harry Potter musical to fund her blockchain project

Heap wants to create a blockchain-based app that will allow musicians to store all the information about their work in one place. Currently, no central repository exists for information like publishing rights, recording rights, and composition rights.
Steve Bannon.

It looks like Steve Bannon is beginning his comeback

Nearly a year after he departed as White House chief strategist, and about half a year after he was eviscerated by Trump for the comments he made to Michael Wolff, Bannon is reportedly pushing forward on two fronts in what looks like an attempt to regain relevance in electoral politics.