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China to strike down Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
China to strike down Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
China has expressed that it will disallow the use of virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, in the country, Wall Street Journal reports. Previously ...... 11 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Bitcoin split in two, say hi to the new Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin split in two, say hi to the new Bitcoin Cash
We are seeing some major changes in the world of cryptocurrency as the most popular currency amongst them was divided into two entities. The ...... 02 Aug 2017 - 11 comments
Bitcoin breaking records - man bought a pizza with bitcoins back in 2010, those bitcoins would be worth $20M today
Bitcoin breaking records - man bought a pizza with bitcoins back in 2010, those bitcoins would be worth $20M today
Bitcoin is breaking valuation records this Spring, as the cryptocurrency's valuation has risen from May 2016 valuation of appx $440 to record-breaking ...... 22 May 2017 - 16 comments
In a first, Bitcoin value tops that of Gold
In a first, Bitcoin value tops that of Gold
The value of a Bitcoin unit has surpassed the value of an ounce of gold for the first time since the cryptocurrency appeared in 2009. At ...... 03 Mar 2017 - 6 comments
Steam adds bitcoin support
Steam adds bitcoin support
Bitcoin has been called a revolutionary currency but it has had its problems, and adoption in the mainstream is far from perfect. One big name ...... 29 Apr 2016
Microsoft: Yes, we still accept Bitcoin
Microsoft: Yes, we still accept Bitcoin
Despite an item that was posted to their own FAQ website, Microsoft has confirmed that they still accept Bitcoin as a payment option for its ...... 15 Mar 2016
Hospital pays $17,000 to ransomware attackers after resorting to using paper for days
Hospital pays $17,000 to ransomware attackers after resorting to using paper for days
The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has paid $17,000 in bitcoin to attackers who shut down access to their computer system via ransomware. ...... 20 Feb 2016
Did Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto deny he is Australian finance geek Craig Wright?
Did Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto deny he is Australian finance geek Craig Wright?
A few days ago, the never-ending search for the true identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto took another strange turn, when two publications ...... 10 Dec 2015
21 Inc. reveals a 'Bitcoin Computer'
21 Inc. reveals a 'Bitcoin Computer'
The venture-capital backed 21 Inc. startup has released their first product, 'The 21 Bitcoin Computer,' a Linux-based hardware that incorporates ...... 22 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
Former DEA agent pleads guilty to stealing Bitcoin from Silk Road
Former DEA agent pleads guilty to stealing Bitcoin from Silk Road
In a storyline made for the movies, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent has plead guilty to extortion, money laundering ...... 04 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
BitTorrent removes Bitcoin miner from its latest uTorrent update
BitTorrent removes Bitcoin miner from its latest uTorrent update
Torrent client provider BitTorrent was hit by user uproar earlier this year when it was found that their most recent uTorrent versions included ...... 15 Apr 2015 - 6 comments
Two federal agents accused of stealing Bitcoins seized from the Silk Road
Two federal agents accused of stealing Bitcoins seized from the Silk Road
Two former federal agents, one from the DEA and one from the U.S. Secret Service, have been accused of stealing Bitcoins after millions of dollars ...... 02 Apr 2015 - 12 comments
Another year, another multi-million dollar Bitcoin theft
Another year, another multi-million dollar Bitcoin theft
Earlier today, Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp announced that attackers stole $5 million worth of the digital currency, shutting down trading on the ...... 06 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft: We'll gladly take your Bitcoin
Microsoft: We'll gladly take your Bitcoin
Microsoft is endorsing the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, letting customers use it to pay for apps, games, music and videos across its digital services. ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Latest Federal Bitcoin auction sees low enthusiasm
Latest Federal Bitcoin auction sees low enthusiasm
The US Marshals Service has confirmed that only 11 bidders took part in their second Bitcoin auction for the currency seized from illegal online ...... 07 Dec 2014 - 3 comments
U.S. Marshals auctioning off 50,000 Bitcoins seized from Silk Road operator
U.S. Marshals auctioning off 50,000 Bitcoins seized from Silk Road operator
The U.S. Marshals Service has announced that it will be auctioning off 50,000 Bitcoins seized from the alleged operator of the Silk Road drug marketplace. ...... 19 Nov 2014 - 6 comments
Man arrested for large Bitcoin Ponzi scheme
Man arrested for large Bitcoin Ponzi scheme
Trendon Shavers of Texas has been arrested on securities and wire fraud after he allegedly ran a large Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. Shavers ...... 10 Nov 2014 - 3 comments
Apple allows virtual currency trading apps back into the App Store
Apple allows virtual currency trading apps back into the App Store
Until this week, Apple had forbidden Bitcoin (and other virtual currency) trading apps from the App Store, but the tech giant has now revised its guidelines. ...... 16 Jun 2014
Researcher mined bitcoin using NSF-funded supercomputers at Universities
Researcher mined bitcoin using NSF-funded supercomputers at Universities
In a semi-annual report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) detailed how a researcher abused NSF-funded supercomputing resources ...... 06 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Apple may allow Bitcoin apps soon
Apple may allow Bitcoin apps soon
After culling Bitcoin-related apps from its App Store only months ago, Apple is refreshing its policies toward the use of virtual currencies. ...... 03 Jun 2014
DISH Network begins accepting Bitcoin
DISH Network begins accepting Bitcoin
Satellite TV giant DISH Network has become the largest company to accept the digital currency Bitcoin. "We always want to deliver choice ...... 30 May 2014
Mt. Gox CEO ordered to U.S. to explain Bitcoin exchange failure
Mt. Gox CEO ordered to U.S. to explain Bitcoin exchange failure
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles must go to the United States to answer questions as part of the Bitcoin exchange's bankruptcy case. Karpeles has ...... 02 Apr 2014
New Canadian hip-hop album will accept Bitcoin
New Canadian hip-hop album will accept Bitcoin
The Canadian-based hip-hop group "Aint No Love" has become the first to accept Bitcoin with their latest album. Aint No Love has made their ...... 23 Mar 2014 - 2 comments
MtGox finds 200,000 of its missing bitcoins
MtGox finds 200,000 of its missing bitcoins
MtGox, the major Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, has said in a statement that they have found 200,000 of their ...... 22 Mar 2014 - 9 comments
Russia bans Bitcoins
Russia bans Bitcoins
While you were probably distracted by the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the nation, the Russian Prosecutor General's office has quietly ...... 09 Feb 2014 - 5 comments
Apple removes last Bitcoin wallet app from store
Apple removes last Bitcoin wallet app from store
Apple has removed the last fully-functioning Bitcoin wallet app from its app store, blocking iOS device users from popular apps available on Android. ...... 06 Feb 2014 - 2 comments
It's live: Overstock.com now accepting Bitcoin
It's live: Overstock.com now accepting Bitcoin
Last month, large e-tailer Overstock.com announced that it would begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment option in 2014. As of today, the company ...... 10 Jan 2014 - 8 comments
Yahoo malware turns PCs into Bitcoin mining slaves
Yahoo malware turns PCs into Bitcoin mining slaves
Malicious advertisements that made their way onto Yahoo's mainpage may have turned millions of PCs into Bitcoin mining slaves. Yahoo admitted ...... 09 Jan 2014
Zynga testing out Bitcoin payments for popular games like Cityville
Zynga testing out Bitcoin payments for popular games like Cityville
Casual gaming company Zynga has begun accepting Bitcoin as a payment option for a few of its most popular games, becoming the first gaming company to do so. ...... 05 Jan 2014
Bitcoin payment service provider Bitpay gets major investor
Bitcoin payment service provider Bitpay gets major investor
Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Asia, is now an investor in BitPay, the startup aiming to become the largest payment service provider for Bitcoin ...... 28 Dec 2013
E-tailer Overstock to begin accepting Bitcoin next year
E-tailer Overstock to begin accepting Bitcoin next year
Large e-tailer Overstock.com has announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment option in the Q3 2014. CEO Patrick Byrne says ...... 22 Dec 2013 - 4 comments
Bitcoin prices crash following China, Baidu news and epic run
Bitcoin prices crash following China, Baidu news and epic run
Digital currency Bitcoin has seen its price fall to $877 after hitting highs of $1155 following a few pieces of key news out of China and a ...... 06 Dec 2013 - 2 comments
Gaming co. fined $1 million for turning gamers into Bitcoin mining botnet
Gaming co. fined $1 million for turning gamers into Bitcoin mining botnet
Gaming sotfware company E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) has been fined $1 million after it was discovered they secretly added Bitcoin ...... 20 Nov 2013
Bitcoin Heist! Man claims over $1 million worth of Bitcoins stolen
Bitcoin Heist! Man claims over $1 million worth of Bitcoins stolen
An Australian man who ran a Bitcoin wallet service claims that hackers have stolen over $1 million worth of Bitcoins. Identified only as ...... 08 Nov 2013 - 3 comments
Bitcoin vulnerable to attack, researchers have warned
Bitcoin vulnerable to attack, researchers have warned
A group of researchers are Cornell University have warned that the Bitcoin system is vulnerable to an attack that could allow a group to gradually ...... 05 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
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