Counting the Cost

The cost of Italy's budget battle with the EU

The European Commission wants Italy to revise its budget, but far-right Interior Minister Salvini remains defiant.

Business & Economy

Vietnam calls for tougher measures on cryptocurrency

Vietnam to tighten "management of activities related to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency", the government said.

Vietnam calls for tougher measures on cryptocurrency

Bitcoin

Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Muslim scholars over its permissibility.

Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

Bitcoin

Uganda's bitcoin enthusiasts

Adoptees in Kampala are unfazed by bitcoin's price collapse in December.

Uganda's bitcoin enthusiasts

Venezuela

Trump bans US purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency

US calls the digital currency an attempt by the Venezuelan government to 'circumvent US sanctions'.

Trump bans US purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency Petro

Bitcoin

Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.

Bitcoin

Which traditional banks sell Bitcoin

Here are a few of the traditional banks and exchange operators that allow you to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Opinion

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay

Major businesses and even governments are adopting alternative applications of the cryptocurrency technology.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

by Tallha Abdulrazaq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Facebook

Facebook: Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies' ads banned

Fraud is common in the world of red-hot digital currencies, such as bitcoin.

Facebook: Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies' ads banned

Bitcoin

Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

Latin America

Venezuela considers offering deep discount in petro

The Venezuelan government is pressing ahead with an attempt to capitalize on the success of cryptocurrencies.

Venezuela considers offering deep discount in petro

Bitcoin

Bitcoin: Bank of America division bans investments

Merrill Lynch has banned clients from investing in a bitcoin fund.

Bitcoin: Bank of America division bans investments

Bitcoin

Bitcoin exchange: South Korea bans anonymous accounts

Bitcoin fell more than 11 percent after South Korea said it would ban anonymous trading.

Bitcoin exchange: South Korea bans anonymous accounts