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19:15, 19 June 2018 Tuesday
10:29, 23 March 2018 Friday

Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday.

16:34, 07 March 2018 Wednesday

600 bitcoin computers nabbed in Iceland heists

The servers were taken from data centres in Reykjanesbaer, near the Keflavik international airport in southwestern Iceland, and Borgarnes on the west coast.

11:44, 07 January 2018 Sunday

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

From clampdowns to a warm embrace, regulators in Asia have taken very different approaches to dealing with the bitcoin phenomenon. Here are the developments in a few key markets

02:04, 14 December 2017 Thursday

South Korea clamps down on cryptocurrencies

Seoul unveils plans to get grip on concerns surrounding bitcoin  

13:27, 13 December 2017 Wednesday

Turkey s Simsek warns Beware of bitcoin

Deputy prime minister’s warnings come in the wake of bitcoin’s skyrocketing value -- up more than 1,600 percent this year

15:39, 07 December 2017 Thursday

Bitcoin roars to record past 15 000

It struck a new high of $15,242.99 around 1030 GMT, according to Bloomberg News. 

11:20, 07 December 2017 Thursday

Bitcoin chalks up new record as it charges past 14

It touched a new high of $14,485 before slipping back to $14,398 in Asian afternoon trade, according to Bloomberg News. 

15:43, 01 November 2017 Wednesday

Bitcoin hits new record after plans to offer futures

Cryptocurrency spikes nearly 5 percent to more than $6,400

11:34, 21 October 2017 Saturday

Bitcoin hits fresh all-time high of 6 000

Days after Russian regulator demeaned cryptocurrency, it breaks new records

15:08, 04 October 2017 Wednesday

Greece to extradite Russian bitcoin fraud suspect to US

Greek court rules to extradite Alexander Vinnik, charged with laundering funds amounting to $4 billion

14:26, 16 May 2017 Tuesday

Bitcoin Hackers' 'anonymous' currency

Bitcoin, heavily-coded electronic tokens that take their name from software first put online in February 2009 by several software designers using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, essentially allow those who possess them to remain anonymous.

08:40, 04 March 2017 Saturday

Bitcoin worth more than gold in US for first time

Digital currency hits new high as investors hope for new exchange-traded fund

09:17, 05 January 2017 Thursday

Bitcoin nears all-time high as it becomes 'safe haven' asset

The unit broke the $1,100 barrier on the Bitcoin Price Index, an average of major exchanges, to continue a dizzying rise that made it the best performing currency of 2016.

10:04, 03 January 2017 Tuesday

Surging Bitcoin breaks through 1 000 barrier

Bitcoin was launched in 2009 as a bit of encrypted software written by someone using the Japanese-sounding name Satoshi Nakamoto.

15:00, 03 July 2015 Friday

Greeks turn to bitcoin to dodge control

New customers depositing at least 50 euros with BTCGreece rose by 4005. Using bitcoin could allow Greeks to do one of the things that capital controls

16:31, 23 June 2015 Tuesday

Former US agent to plead guilty to bitcoin theft

Carl Force had pleaded guilty to bitcoin theft during the investigation of Silk Road

10:47, 28 June 2014 Saturday

U S auctions some 30 000 bitcoins from Silk Road

An online auction took place over a 12-hour period on Friday for the bitcoins, valued at nearly $17.7 million.

10:06, 17 May 2014 Saturday

Bitcoin foundation hit by resignations over new director

At least 10 members of the nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation have resigned over last week's election of onetime Disney child star and current Bitcoin entrepreneur and financier Brock Pierce as a new director, officials at the group said.

11:35, 19 April 2014 Saturday

Mt Gox suitors seek support to save Bitcoin exchange

Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, is likely to be liquidated after a Tokyo court dismissed the company's bid to resuscitate its business.

14:34, 15 April 2014 Tuesday

Bitcoin promoter Shrem indictedfor money laundering

Charlie Shrem, 24, was arrested in January and stepped down as vice president of the Bitcoin Foundation, a well-known trade group, soon after.

09:54, 08 March 2014 Saturday

UK's first Bitcoin machine opens in London cafe

Nick Letchford, managing director of the group that owns the Old Shoreditch Station cafe, decided to install the machine after noticing the popularity of bitcoins among his customers working nearby in the digital industries.

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