28 Jun 2021
What's up with Bitcoin? It's down, dropping to its lowest level since January after China announced a crackdown on cryptocurrency mining. Is it, as stated, about going green and cooling it in the nation that's home to an estimated two-thirds of the energy-sucking giant computer servers that create virtual currencies? Or is it about reining in a cottage industry that is out of not only Beijing's control, but that of central banks and regulators the world over?
23 Jun 2021
The price of Bitcoin dropped below the all-important $30,000-mark after China made several moves to rein in the cryptocurrency. The fall could trigger a sell-off, but experts say China isn't as important as it once was.
21 Jun 2021
Chinese authorities have told all crypto mining to stop, citing speculation risk and power consumption concerns. The move has hurt the share prices of Bitcoin and others.
12 Jun 2021
The Congress of El Salvador has approved a law that will classify bitcoin as legal tender in the Central American country, its president said, making it the world's first nation to adopt a cryptocurrency.
9 Jun 2021
Lawmakers have approved a law classifying Bitcoin as legal tender, making El Salvador the first nation to officially adopt a cryptocurrency.
20 May 2021
The price of Bitcoin has seen more wild swings after a tumultuous week for cryptocurrencies. A selloff sparked by comments from Chinese regulators was followed by a tweet from Elon Musk on Wednesday that Tesla was holding on to its investment in Bitcoin, which sparked a rebound in prices.
20 May 2021
China has said it will stop banks and payment firms from using cryptocurrenices, sending prices into a tailspin. Beijing's regulators warned that "speculation" was a threat to the financial system.
13 May 2021
The electric carmaker Tesla, run by Elon Musk, has stopped accepting payments in Bitcoin, due to the environmental impact of the cryptocurrency. It's a major blow for supporters of Bitcoin, as Tesla's endorsement of it as a payment method in February was one of the factors which pushed its price to record highs. The price of Bitcoin slumped up to 11 percent in the hours after the announcement. Also today, Germany's financial regulator orders extra supervision of the online bank N26.
13 May 2021
The price of Bitcoin took a tumble after Elon Musk said Tesla would no longer be accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment method. Musk raised concerns about the climate impact of Bitcoin mining.
23 Feb 2021
Bitcoin has soared to kick off 2021, hitting a milestone of $1 trillion in market value. The cryptocurrency is gaining increasing mainstream credibility, but critics say it's still of little practical use to most consumers. We take a closer look. Also, Boeing recommends that airlines ground certain 777 jets after an engine failure in the US over the weekend, while China's foreign minister calls for improved trade relations with Washington.
17 Feb 2021
Running the cryptocurrency Bitcoin requires more energy than New Zealand and Belgium put together. How can something virtual keep power plants around the world so busy? DW's Timothy Rooks looks into the numbers.
16 Feb 2021
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