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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

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Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Criminals have been going after big holders of Bitcoin and Ether, taking advantage of the ease with which vast virtual currency riches can be transferred.

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U.S. probe finds bitcoin mining operation interfered with broadband network

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US Inc's broadband network.

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Bitcoin rises above $10,000, strategist sees new high by July

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December.

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Number of crypto hedge funds soars amid bitcoin volatility

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies more than doubled in the four months to Feb. 15, despite sharp falls in the value of the virtual coins in recent weeks, data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT showed on Thursday.

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Charlie Munger urges regulators to ease off Wells Fargo, blasts bitcoin

(Reuters) - Charlie Munger, the longtime business partner of fellow billionaire Warren Buffett, said on Wednesday it is time for regulators to "let up" on Wells Fargo & Co , which will end up "better off" as it corrects a series of mistakes in how it treated banking customers.

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Bitcoin may not be worth all the hoopla: N.Y. Fed blog post

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin and other digital currencies have, so far, not been formidable competition for cash, checks or credit cards as a payment method in the United States and other major economies, according to two economists at New York Federal Reserve.

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Barclays in U.S. set to join cryptocurrency credit card ban: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays is likely to follow other major lenders in the United States in stopping customers from buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with its credit cards, according to an interview with a senior executive at its credit card unit.

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Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus

From New York University to Berkeley, Bitcoin has set off a dash to understand the technology and economic risks of virtual currency.

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Opinion: What Bitcoin Reveals About Financial Markets

The cryptocurrency bubble should finally destroy our faith that the market works as advertised.

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Bitcoin bounces back from three-month low in volatile trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rallied from three-month lows below $6,000 in choppy trading on Tuesday, but worries lingered about a global regulatory clampdown and moves by banks to ban buying bitcoin with credit cards.

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U.S. regulators may ask Congress for virtual currency legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators may ask Congress to pass legislation to improve oversight of virtual currencies like bitcoin amid concerns about the risks posed by the emerging asset class, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.

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Bitcoin rebounds from three-month low in volatile trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin recovered from three-month lows below $6,000 in choppy trading on Tuesday, but worries lingered about a global regulatory clampdown and moves by banks to ban buying bitcoin with credit cards.

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Bitcoin falls; half its value lost in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin briefly slid below $6,000 on Tuesday to its lowest point so far this year in a sell-off that has seen the cryptocurrency lose more than half its value.

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Bitcoin briefly falls below $6,000 ahead of Senate hearing

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Bitcoin slides below $6,000; half its value lost in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid another 13 percent to below $6,000 on Tuesday, bringing the world's best-known cryptocurrency's losses to more than half since the start of 2018.

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Senate to spotlight virtual currencies as bitcoin plunges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Digital currencies such as bitcoin will be in the spotlight again on Tuesday as lawmakers in the U.S. Senate question top markets watchdogs over how to better regulate the highly volatile and risky emerging asset class.

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As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface

Hackers draining online exchanges. Ponzi schemes. Regulators unable to keep up with heightened interest in virtual currencies. A young industry’s problems have become clearer in recent weeks.

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Bitcoin extends slide, falls below $7,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin <BTC=BTSP> fell more than 15 percent on Monday to a nearly three-month low amid a slew of concerns ranging from a global regulatory clampdown to a ban on using credit cards to buy bitcoin by British and U.S. banks.

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U.S. regulators to back more oversight of virtual currencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Digital currencies such as bitcoin demand increased oversight and may require a new federal regulatory framework, the top U.S. markets regulators will tell lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

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U.S. regulators to back more oversight of virtual currencies: testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Digital currencies such as bitcoin demand increased oversight and may require a new federal regulatory framework, the top U.S. markets regulators will tell lawmakers at a hotly anticipated congressional hearing on Tuesday.

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Bitcoin extends slide with a more than 10 percent fall

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin <BTC=BTSP>, the world's best-known cryptocurrency, fell more than 10 percent on Monday and approached three-month lows on concerns about a global regulatory clampdown on the trading of the digital coins.

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Banks in Britain and U.S. ban Bitcoin buying with credit cards

(Reuters) - Banks in Britain and the United States have banned the use of credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other "crypto currencies", fearing a plunge in their value will leave customers unable to repay their debts.

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Bitcoin falls to fresh 2-1/2 month low

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin, the world's best-known cryptocurrency, fell 7 percent on Monday to a fresh 2-1/2-month low of $7,599 on back of growing worries about a regulatory clampdown and bans on the purchase of the digital coins.

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Lloyds Bank to ban credit card owners from buying cryptocurrencies

(Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group Plc said on Sunday it would ban its credit card customers from buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Anonymous bitcoin philanthropist donates $5 million to medicine foundation

LONDON (Reuters) - An anonymous benefactor has donated $5 million in bitcoin to the California-based Open Medicine Foundation, the non-profit research organization said on Friday.

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Bitcoin tumbles as cryptocurrency sell-off intensifies

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with bitcoin at one point sliding below $8,000 and headed for its biggest weekly loss since December 2013, as worries about a regulatory clampdown globally sent investors scrambling to sell.

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Bitcoin set for worst week since 2013 as crypto sell-off intensifies

LONDON (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with several of the largest falling by more than 20 percent and bitcoin sliding below $8,000 and headed for its worst week since 2013, as worries about a regulatory clampdown globally sent investors scrambling to sell.

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Bitcoin slides further, headed for worst week since 2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell 9 percent on Friday, leaving the best-known cryptocurrency down more than 30 percent this week and headed for its worst weekly performance since April 2013.

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Bitcoin slides as Facebook ad ban, India clampdown unnerve investors

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, skidded 11 percent on Thursday to its lowest since November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory backlash against the nascent market frightened investors.

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Cybercriminals target booming cryptocurrencies: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud, cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows warned in a report on Thursday.

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Bitcoin skids to two-month low after Facebook ad ban unnerves investors

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, skidded almost 10 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory backlash against the nascent market frightened investors.

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India vows to eliminate use of cryptocurrencies

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will move to stamp out use of cryptocurrencies, which it considers illegal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, launching a no-holds-barred attack on virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.

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Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business.

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INSIGHT-Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

NEW YORK, Feb 1(Reuters) - Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business.

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Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up

When the price of Bitcoin goes down, activity on an influential exchange pumps it back up. That has investors and regulators asking questions.

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Facebook Bans Ads for Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

The social network said it wanted to prevent misleading or deceptive promotional practices.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Bubble, Bubble, Fraud and Trouble

It’s a mania! It’s a cult! It’s Bitcoin!

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Banking world blasts bitcoin at Davos

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G20 to work on 'answer' to Bitcoin risk: ECB's Coeure

DAVOS (Reuters) - International regulators are looking at the risks poised by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and will work on their response at their next G20 meeting in March, a European Central Bank director said on Friday.

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Modern Love: Are Bitcoins More Real Than Boyfriends?

She believed that loving a person would be a safer bet than investing in a cryptocurrency she could neither touch nor understand.

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Investing app lets you trade bitcoin

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Trading Technologies-Coinbase deal to bridge bitcoin and futures

NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Trading software provider Trading Technologies International Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with crypto-currency exchange operator Coinbase to give institutional traders direct market access to both bitcoin and bitcoin futures beginning in March.

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Britain should examine criminal use of cryptocurrencies: PM May

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should take a serious look at cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin because of the way they can be used by criminals, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

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Uniform global curbs on cryptocurrency trading may be hard: BOJ official

TOKYO (Reuters) - Policymakers around the world may debate ways to deal with the volatility of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but imposing global, across-the-board regulations on their trading won't be easy, a senior Bank of Japan official said on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies could lead to significant losses in tax revenue.

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Banking group Nordea bans bitcoin trading

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nordea has forbidden all its roughly 31,000 employees from trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin due to high risks, it said on Monday.

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There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

Creating a single token requires as much electricity as two years’ worth of consumption by an average American home. Some enthusiasts believe that’s a problem.

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When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind

The virtual currency has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value, but there are important tax implications. Here’s a guide.

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Bitcoin use under scrutiny in Indonesian island of Bali

JAKARTA/KUTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia's biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual currencies, an official said.

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SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'

(Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.

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SEC questions prospects of bitcoin ETFs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has questioned the prospects of bitcoin exchange-traded funds saying there are a significant number of investor protection issues about cryptocurrencies and related products that need to be examined.

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Fears of global crackdown fail to dampen cryptocurrency interest

MIAMI (Reuters) - Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference said on Thursday.

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France, Germany to make joint bitcoin regulation proposal at G20 summit

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany will make joint proposals to regulate the bitcoin cryptocurrency at the next summit of the G20 group of major economies in Argentina in March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

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Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.

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Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates

The price of one Bitcoin is down 50 percent from its peak as concerns grow that governments may crack down on virtual currency trading.

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Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation.

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30% down in a week, Bitcoin falls below $10,000

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Crypto stocks tumble as bitcoin selloff continues

(Reuters) - A slew of blockchain- and bitcoin-related stocks sank on Wednesday following a steep fall in the price of the cryptocurrency over the past few days on fears of regulatory clampdowns.

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Bitcoin slumps below $10,000, half its peak, as regulatory fears intensify

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last year.

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Citi sees bitcoin potentially halving in value again

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin may lose 50 percent of its value from its current level as fears over regulatory clamp-downs have spurred a rout among cryptocurrencies this week, Citi analysts said on Wednesday.

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Bitcoin slumps to $10,000, half its peak price, as regulatory fears grow

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded a further 12 percent on Wednesday, marking an almost halving in value from its peak price, with investors spooked by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that skyrocketed last year.

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Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, tumbles 11 percent on extended sell-off

TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded more than 11 percent on Wednesday, extending a precipitous downturn in fortunes with investors spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.

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Asian shares retreat as commodities ease, bitcoin pummeled

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian equities stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region's resource shares were knocked by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares retreat as commodities ease, bitcoin pummelled

* Resource shares lead losses in Asia as oil dips on profit-taking

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Nikkei falls as mining, oil stocks slip, bitcoin-related shares tumble

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Wednesday as mining, oil and shipping stocks lost ground, while bitcoin-related stocks tumbled after the cryptocurrency's value extended its sharp decline on worries over tighter regulation.

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Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7 percent on extended selloff

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven percent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.

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Bitcoin falls more than 7 percent as regulation worries mount

TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, dropping more than seven percent on the Bitstamp exchange on Wednesday, spooked by worries regulators may try to clamp down on the highly-volatile trading in the digital currency.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares dip as commodities ease, bitcoin licks wounds

* Resource shares lead losses in Asia as oil dips on profit-taking

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Inside the $48,000-a-night Princess Grace hotel suite

You can do a lot with $48,000 -- pick up a couple of basic SUVs, acquire three Bitcoins or even buy a small house.

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Inside a $48,000-a-night hotel

You can do a lot with $48,000 -- pick up a couple of basic SUVs, acquire three Bitcoins or even buy a small house.

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Nikkei drops; mining, oil and shipping stocks lose ground, Bitcoin shares tumble

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Wednesday morning as mining, oil and shipping stocks lost ground, while Bitcoin-related stocks tumbled after the cryptocurrency's value slid on worries about tighter regulations.

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Asian shares dip as commodities ease, bitcoin licks wounds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region's resource shares were dented by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations.

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U.S. companies list blockchain ETFs as bitcoin proposals languish

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to profit from excitement surrounding bitcoin technology will get a new opportunity this week.

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Stephen Bannon, California, Bitcoin: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Bitcoin falls 25 percent to $10,200 on Bitstamp exchange

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin had lost a quarter of its value in early Asian trading on Wednesday as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option.

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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on govt crackdown worries

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin, rival cryptocurrencies plunge on crackdown fears

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as fears of a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.

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BRIEF-Metatron (MRNJ) Releases BitMeet, A Bitcoin Crypto-Currency Trading Progressive App For All Mobile Platforms

* METATRON (MRNJ) RELEASES BITMEET™A BITCOIN CRYPTO-CURRENCY TRADING PROGRESSIVE APP FOR ALL MOBILE PLATFORMS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bitcoin sinks 20%

Bitcoin tumbled as much as 20% Tuesday.

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Bitcoin slides 18 percent on crackdown fears; crypto rivals also plunge

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin tumbled 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week trough close to $11,000, after reports that a ban on trading of cryptocurrencies in South Korea was still an option drove fears grew of a wider regulatory crackdown.

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Feature: Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for digital cash could wind up building something much more important than wealth.

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Bitcoin slides 14 percent on crackdown fears, hits four-week low

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 14 percent on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option.

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Any rule on Bitcoin must be global, Germany's central bank says

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must be on a global scale as national or regional rules would be hard to enforce on a virtual, borderless community, a director at Germany's central bank said on Monday.

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Indonesia central bank warns over cryptocurrencies

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system.

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BlackRock CEO Fink shows no signs of entering bitcoin ETF race

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc has profited by being beating its competitors in exchange-traded funds to the punch, but Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink seems happy to be out of step with at least one trend - the race to build a bitcoin fund.

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Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland.

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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.

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U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.

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MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin-rival Ripple

(Reuters) - Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple.

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Bonds bounce, stocks struggle, Bitcoin battered

LONDON (Reuters) - Worries about a U.S.-led trade war put world stocks at risk of their first two day loss of the year on Thursday, while bond markets bounced as China poured cold water on reports that it might stop buying U.S. debt.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bonds bounce, stocks struggle, Bitcoin battered

* Benchmark bond markets bounce as China cools U.S. debt talk

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Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps

TOKYO (Reuters) - The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China's regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying possibly wrong.

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South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps

* Bitcoin skids as S Korea prepares bill to ban cryptocurrency trade

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares pull back on trade concerns, bonds nurse losses, Bitcoin slumps

* Bitcoin skids as S Korea prepares bill to ban cryptocurrency trade

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Bitcoin skids on news S.Korea prepares to ban cryptocurrency trade

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded on Thursday, after South Korea's justice minister said a bill to ban cryptocurrency trade was being prepared.

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Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country's top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators -source

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country's top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.