• NYU Mining Bitcoin for New Class - At Work

    blogs.wsj.com 09 Apr '14, 4pm

    By Melissa Korn @melissakorn [email protected] Melissa Korn Biography CONNECT @melissakorn [email protected] Melissa Korn Biography A New York bitcoin conference in April. Getty Images Investing in bitcoin and other virtual currencies is risky. So is planning a graduate-level cl...

  • Bitcoin Prices Down 10% After Chinese Banks Cut Off Local Exchanges - MoneyBeat

    blogs.wsj.com 10 Apr '14, 2pm

    Interesting, but Bitcoin is just the tip of the iceberg in the crypto-currency world. You should do a piece on an alternative coin, like Zetacoin. They are about to become one of the major mobile payment solutions around Africa, lead developers are in meetings right now to make it hap...

  • NYU Mining Bitcoin for New Class - At Work

    blogs.wsj.com 09 Apr '14, 6pm

    And the professors expect to address the risk and insurance implications of virtual currency activity, since investors currently can’t insure themselves against theft or hacking on bitcoin marketplaces the same way they can at a traditional FDIC-backed bank. Some companies are trying ...

  • New Derivative Guards Against Bitcoin’s Price Swings - MoneyBeat -

    blogs.wsj.com 24 Mar '14, 3pm

    By Katy Burne @KatyBurne [email protected] Katy Burne Biography CONNECT @KatyBurne [email protected] Katy Burne Biography REUTERS If you thought trading bitcoin was a shot in the dark, how about bitcoin derivatives? A start-up derivatives exchange is working on what it claims will b...

  • San Francisco's Zendesk Snaps Up Singapore Startup

    San Francisco’s Zendesk Snaps Up Singapore Startup - Digits -

    blogs.wsj.com 11 Apr '14, 7am

    By Newley Purnell @newley [email protected] Newley Purnell Biography CONNECT @newley [email protected] Newley Purnell Biography Singapore’s increasingly active startup scene has seen another acquisition. A light installation is illuminated with Singapore’s financial skyline ...

  • Buffett: ‘Stay Away’ From Bitcoin - MoneyBeat - WSJ

    blogs.wsj.com 14 Mar '14, 1pm

    News flash: Bitcoin is just a way to keep score in the Economic game. Money moves with events in the economy (a sell, a buy, a gift, a transaction processed, a wage paid, etc.). It is a way of keeping score. Do you discount a football game score (American or otherwise) just because th...

  • Singapore was crowned world's most expensive city. Here's what you had to say:

    What They Said: City Costs Provoke Impassioned Response - Southeast Asia Real Time

    blogs.wsj.com 07 Mar '14, 7am

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A view of the district around Singapore’s Orchard Road with hotels, shopping malls and residential housing on Mar. 6. A recent cost-of-living index produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit has garnered widespread responses across the social media s...

  • Janet Yellen on #bitcoin: The Fed doesn’t have authority to regulate it in any way.

    Yellen on Bitcoin: Fed Doesn’t Have Authority to Regulate It in Any Way - MoneyBeat -

    blogs.wsj.com 27 Feb '14, 5pm

    “The Federal Reserve simply does not have authority to supervise or regulate bitcoin in any way,” Ms. Yellen said Thursday in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. “This is a payment innovation that is taking place entirely outside the banking industry and to the best of my k...