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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
Silk Road 2 has been hacked. Hackers made off with bitcoins worth $2.6 million.
Internet February 14, 2014
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
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
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
Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Asia, has invested in Bitpay, thereby putting significant momentum behind the Bitcoin phenomenon.
Money December 29, 2013
Bitcoin's influence is growing by the day and now Overstock.com has also put its weight behind it.
Money December 21, 2013
BTC China has confirmed that it has stopped accepting yuan deposits.
Money December 19, 2013
Bitcoin is getting powerful each passing day, and could soon become a global currency.
Money December 12, 2013
A car dealer in Newport Beach has accepted Bitcoins for the sale of Tesla Model S.
Money December 8, 2013
Francois Rossouw has made history by becoming the first student to pay tuition using Bitcoin.
Society December 8, 2013
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
The value of a single Bitcoin is now over $1,000.
Money November 28, 2013
Bitcoin soared to a record high of $900 after receiving favorable testimony from U.S. officials.
Money November 19, 2013
Bitcoin has surged to an all-time high, but why?
Money November 11, 2013
Hackers have made away with Bitcoins worth $1.2 milliom.
Business November 9, 2013
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