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Equifax Hackers Demand $2.66 Million Ransom For Stolen Information, With Sept. 15 Deadline

The Equifax hackers have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, or about $2.66 million, by Sept. 15. The victims of the Equifax data breach should safeguard their information, whether or not Equifax pays the ransom.

Security September 10, 2017

The Cost Of Bitcoin Soars North Of $2,000

The price of Bitcoin has surged to more than $2,200 per coin. Some say President Donald Trump is behind the rising prices of cryptocurrencies.

Business Tech May 22, 2017

Hackers Threaten Apple: If No Ransom Paid, iPhones Will Be Remotely Wiped

Turkish Hackers have threatened that they will wipe out iPhones remotely unless Apple agrees to pay their ransom demand. The hackers have stated that they will wipe out 200 million iCloud accounts if their demands are not met.

Apple March 23, 2017

Bitcoin Wallet Provider Xapo Gets Conditional Approval In Switzerland

Xapo has now been granted conditional approval from Switzerland for its operations. The move is seen as a regulatory breakthrough for virtual currency wallet providers.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

Australian Computer Scientist Shows Proof He Is Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Australian computer scientist Craig Wright stepped forward and showed proof he is the creator of the digital currency Bitcoin. Why are some experts skeptical of this claim?

Business Tech May 3, 2016

Microsoft Store No Longer Accepts Bitcoins For Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile Digital Content

Microsoft has removed Bitcoins as one of the payment options in purchasing digital content for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The company began allowing customers to use their Microsoft accounts to buy content by using this cryptocurrency in December 2014.

Internet March 14, 2016

The Winklevoss Twins Now Have Approval To Launch Gemini, Their Bitcoin Exchange

The Winklevoss twins have finally received approval to launch their bitcoin exchange, called Gemini. The exchange is targeted at having better security than other exchanges, and both professional and first-time traders will be able to use it.

Money October 5, 2015

Dropbox hacked, 7 million user credentials compromised? Dropbox denies it

Nearly 7 million accounts of Dropbox users have been compromised by hackers. Dropbox, however, denies the hacking and blames it on third-party apps.

Internet October 15, 2014

FBI traces Silk Road servers due to leaky Captcha

Silk Road’s no more but Dread Pirate Roberts hasn’t given up the fight. FBI tightens case by proving evidence was acquired legally.

Internet September 8, 2014

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns public of bitcoins, other virtual currencies

The CFPB released an advisory detailing the risks associated with using virtual currencies such as bitcoins. Hackers, scams and a lack of protection from banks make virtual currencies risky business, the bureau says.

Business Tech August 12, 2014

Hacker compromises the networks of ISPs to steal bitcoins

Researchers from Dell's SecureWorks unit revealed that a hacker gained access to the networks of ISPs to steal bitcoins. The thief was said to have pocketed $83,000 worth of cryptocurrencies.

Business August 9, 2014

Bill AB 129 in California legalizes bitcoin, other alternative currencies

Bitcoin is now a legitimate currency in California, where most of the world’s most innovative technology companies are located. One bitcoin = $628.

Business June 30, 2014

It's raining bitcoins at MIT, every undergrad gets $100 of the cryptocurrency

Two MIT students have initiated a bitcoin project with the hope of creating an ecosystem for digital currencies and received half a million dollars funding for it. Each undergrad student will receive $100 in bitcoins. However, will they use it well?

May 1, 2014

Bitcoin founder Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has $23,000 reason to smile

Dorian Nakamoto, the so-called founder of Bitcoin, has gained $23,000 worth of Bitcoin from the community in support of his battle with Newsweek over the claims of him being Bitcoin's creator.

Society April 27, 2014

Mt. Gox finds 200K missing Bitcoins in a forgotten digital wallet

Mt. Gox managed to find 200,000 of the 850,000 Bitcoins that the company said had gone missing. The newly located digital currency, worth about $116 million, was found in an old digital wallet.

Business March 22, 2014

Mt. Gox CEO is a fraud and we have evidence: Hackers

Hackers scream "lies" and "fraud" with regard to the bankruptcy declaration of Mt. Gox. Is it possible that Mt. Gox still has the bitcoins?

Business March 11, 2014

What does Mt. Gox bankruptcy filing mean for Bitcoin users?

Mt. Gox, once the biggest bitcoin trading exchange, has declared bankruptcy on Friday. Customers are clueless if they can still recover their money. So are the governments.

Business March 2, 2014

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy: RIP Bitcoin?

Mt. Gox has filed for bankruptcy and about half a billion worth of bitcoins vanished. It might be too much for the virtual currency. It must be approaching the flat line.

Business March 1, 2014

Post Mt. Gox collapse, Dell SecureWorks warns over 100 families of bitcoin malware lurking to steal your cryptocurrency

Amid reports that popular bitcoin trading exchange Mt. Gox has filed for bankruptcy after losing around $480 million, Dell SecureWorks has warned that over 100 families of bitcoin malware are lurking around to steal your cryptocurrency. A U.S. senator has also sent out an appeal to regulators and wants to throw the bitcoin down the well. No wishes included.

Business February 28, 2014

Mt. Gox has fallen: Bitcoin exchange site goes offline after leaving Bitcoin Foundation seat

Mt. Gox has been showing a blank website after clearing its Twitter clean and after it resigned its seat on the board of directors of Bitcoin Foundation. Mt. Gox has fallen.

Business February 25, 2014

Deja Vu: Aussie hackers loot Silk Road 2 of $2.6 million in bitcoins

Silk Road 2 has been hacked. Hackers made off with bitcoins worth $2.6 million.

Internet February 14, 2014

Silk Road mastermind Ross William Ulbricht pleads not guilty, trial fixed for November

The trial date for Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged operator and owner of Silk Road, who has pleaded not guilty for charges filed against him, has been set for November this year.

Legal February 9, 2014

Bitcoin setback in China continues with Alibaba ban

Alibaba has banned the use of Bitcoins on its e-commerce sites. The move mirrors Chinese government's ban on Bitcoin transactions for Chinese banks.

Business January 11, 2014

3D printed gun pioneer bets big on bitcoin

The inventor of the 3D printed gun, Cody Wilson, is now attempting to increase the anonymity of Bitcoin transactions by developing a program called Dark Wallet.

Money January 6, 2014

Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing backs Bitcoin by investing in BitPay

Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Asia, has invested in Bitpay, thereby putting significant momentum behind the Bitcoin phenomenon.

Money December 29, 2013

Overstock.com may accept Bitcoins from 2014

Bitcoin's influence is growing by the day and now Overstock.com has also put its weight behind it.

Money December 21, 2013

Bitcoin crippled after crashing into Great Wall of China

BTC China has confirmed that it has stopped accepting yuan deposits.

Money December 19, 2013

Andreessen Horowitz bites the Bitcoin bait, invests $20 mn in Coinbase

Bitcoin is getting powerful each passing day, and could soon become a global currency.

Money December 12, 2013

Bitcoins used to buy $100k Tesla Model S

A car dealer in Newport Beach has accepted Bitcoins for the sale of Tesla Model S.

Money December 8, 2013

South African student first to pay tuition fee with Bitcoin

Francois Rossouw has made history by becoming the first student to pay tuition using Bitcoin.

Society December 8, 2013

Bitcoin faces great wall of rejection in China, but U.S. sees opportunity

Price of Bitcoin fell following China's ban. U.S. banks and government officials have high hopes for the virtual currency, though.

Money December 6, 2013

Bitcoin surges past $1k ahead of Thanksgiving

The value of a single Bitcoin is now over $1,000.

Money November 28, 2013

Bitcoin soars to record high after officials testify about its benefit to U.S. Senate Committee

Bitcoin soared to a record high of $900 after receiving favorable testimony from U.S. officials.

Money November 19, 2013

Bitcoin surges to all time high: Why?

Bitcoin has surged to an all-time high, but why?

Money November 11, 2013

Hackers hack Inputs.io, makes away with Bitcoins worth $1.2 mn

Hackers have made away with Bitcoins worth $1.2 milliom.

Business November 9, 2013

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