Japan could be one of the world's newest hubs for cryptocurrency trading despite a surge in regulations.
Cryptocurrency mining extensions will no longer be accepted into the Chrome Store. Existing extensions will be removed in late June.
Intel has filed a patent for a bitcoin mining hardware accelerator that could massively reduce power usage of mining.
Search giant Google will ban advertisements related to cryptocurrency and ICOs, as part of a move that tightens its policy on unregulated financial products.
The combined factors of regulation, sustained pessimism and hacking rumors have pushed the cryptocurrency market into a slump.