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South Korea's national soccer team members stand behind the national flag.

South Korea has reportedly banned bitcoin futures

The regulator has already taken action to ban initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the country.
Blockchain cofounder and CEO Peter Smith with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain had half a million new sign-ups in a week

CEO Smith said Blockchain's daily active user number "now exceeds last year’s monthly number," although he didn't disclose either figure.

Bitcoin is getting pounded after a wild week of gains

According to data from Markets Insider, bitcoin's value on Friday fell below $15,000 a coin after continually rising.
Funding Circle's co-founders, from left, Andrew Mullinger, Samir Desai, and James Meekings.

The UK’s ‘alternative finance’ industry is now worth £4.6 billion

Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding grew by 43% last year in Britain.
Black Hat USA 2013 attendees pass under a projected Black Hat logo during the hacker convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada July 31, 2013.

Meet the crypto trader who says he bought a Tesla with ‘pump and dump’ profits but claims the scams aren’t bad: ‘It’s a ...

A man who claimed to run a chat group used to coordinate "pump and dump" scams contacted Business Insider to explain why he does it.

Bitcoin tops $16,000 after wild 48 hour surge

It has risen by over $4,000 in about 48 hours.
A trader signals an offer in the corn options pit at the CME Group March 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

‘Ominous signs’: A senior economist at an exchange about to launch bitcoin futures thinks a crash could be on the way

Fluctuating costs of transaction fees appear to play "a major role in determining price corrections," according to the CME Group.

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter’s losses jump as it takes a hit from bad loan to ad company

The loss was inflated by a £12 million loan to an advertising company that RateSetter subsequently took over after it got into financial difficulty.
Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017.

Goldman Sachs asked clients about bitcoin’s price trajectory

Goldman Sachs' market "strat" team within the securities division included a question on the cryptocurrency in a monthly poll it sends to clients.

Bitcoin posts another record high as JPMorgan touts its potential as ’emerging asset class’

JPMorgan says new bitcoin futures contracts could "elevate cryptocurrencies to an emerging asset class."