Top ten Bitcoin stories in 2018 – FinTech Futures

Bitcoin enjoyed another lively year. Catch up on the news with this compilation of the hottest stories.

Hacks, threats, court cases

Bitcoin Cash hard fork creates civil war
All hail Caesar!

Banks and crypto lovers battle it out
Views and a story from Sibos 2018 in Sydney.

Andreessen Horowitz unleashes $300m crypto venture fund
“We are long-term, patient investors.”

Coinbase taken to court, twice
Exchange’s employees accused of profiting illegally on insider information trading.

Hackers steal $534m from Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange
Yusuke Otsuka, Coincheck’s COO, said it knows “where the funds were sent”.

India’s largest crypto exchange Zebpay has its day
Reserve Bank of India puts its foot down.

SEC stops alleged AriseBank ICO scam
It falsely stated that it purchased a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured bank.

Hackers steal $60m from Japanese crypto exchange Zaif
Three digital currencies were affected.

Revolut goes hardcore with crypto cashback Metal card
You are hardcore, you make me hard.

FATF steps up fight against crypto crimes
Warns of a growing threat. Well, yeah. See above.

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