Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from Ireland

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – Ireland extradited an Irish national on Friday to the United States to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold, U.S. 

Cryptocurrency exchange theft surges in 1st half of 2018-report

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) – Theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges soared in the first half of this year to three times the level seen for the whole of 2017, leading to a three-fold increase in associated money laundering, according to a report from U.S.-based cybersecurity firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday. 

TAKE A LOOK-World markets at 2018’s halfway point

July 2 (Reuters) – Halfway through 2018, world equity markets have seen a trillion dollars wiped off their value this year as trade tensions escalate, global central banks increasingly tighten policy and growth looks set to slow. 

Digital currency sales hit $13.7 bln in first 5 months of 2018-report

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) – Digital currency sales jumped to $13.7 billion in the first five months of the year, nearly double the amount raised for the whole of 2017, according to a report released on Thursday by PwC’s strategy and consulting division Strategy& and Switzerland-based Crypto Valley Association.