Short-term winners — and losers — in the digital currency boom

I went into this column expecting a rather different response to a Bitcoin story. The story, which I am sure other prominent financial writers will advance in the coming weeks, concerns three former top Wall Street executives who attempted to invest in Bitcoin with the promise of a big return. That kind of story used […]

Coincheck confirms takeover by Monex

Monex, the second biggest online broker in Japan is taking over cryptobroker Coincheck, according to Japanse newspaper Nikkei. An interesting move, since earlier this year Coincheck was hit by a hack, losing millions. The deal gives Monex full ownership over tradingplatform Coincheck, as well as the customer base. It’s not clear yet how large this […]