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Half of Large British Businesses Hold Stockpiles of Cryptocurrency

A new poll of IT mangers at large UK businesses found that exactly half keep stockpiles of cryptocurrency for various reasons. Unlike what some might imagine, only a very small fraction of the companies that are holding bitcoin...

Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

Malware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t,...

British Couple Lawyer Up as $840k Cryptocurrency Divorce Heats Up

Divorce is never fun and rarely simple, but when one party – generally the male – owns cryptocurrency, there’s an added layer of complexity. With cryptocurrency still relatively new as an asset class, there have been very few...

Seven UK Companies Form Cryptocurrency Trade Body

Seven major crypto companies operating in the UK have announced the formation an independent cryptocurrency trade body. The group, Crypto UK, has stated that its principal aim is to “improve industry standards and engage policymakers.” Also Read: Independent Ratings...

Coinshares Group Plans to Launch New Crypto-Investment Funds

This week the firm Coinshares Group has announced two new investment vehicles tethered to cryptocurrencies. Coinshares was the first organization to launch publicly traded bitcoin and ethereum-based exchange-traded-notes (ETN), and the firm’s new funds will offer retail investors...

Number of People Looking for Crypto-Careers Increased 10-Fold in 2017

New data from the UK shows that interest in crypto careers more than doubled in December 2017 when the all time high Bitcoin price record dominated headlines​. The average salary for roles requiring “Blockchain” expertise ranges from £30,117...

Bungling Bitcoin Thieves Foiled by Quick-Witted Trader

Last week mainstream media reported on Britain’s first armed bitcoin robbery. Thieves were said to have broken into the home of high profile trader Danny Aston, tied up his girlfriend, and forced him to transfer his vast cryptocurrency...

University College London Fights CV Fraud via Bitcoin Verification

Imagine getting treated by a doctor with a fake diploma, or losing a job to another candidate who faked his resume. Unfortunately, such cases are all too prevalent these days in various parts of the world where proper...