Bitcoin

Teenager Pleads Not Guilty To Organising Twitter Hack

Not me, gov'nor. Florida-based teenager pleads not guilty to masterminding major hack of Twitter's internal systems for bitcoin scam

2 days ago

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Sues Google’s YouTube

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube for allowing scammers to use images and videos of him in a cryptocurrency scam

2 weeks ago

Hackers Compromise Twitter Accounts Of Major Public Figures

Bitcoin scam sees Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, as well as Barack Obama, Joe Biden and…

3 weeks ago

Judge Spares Jail Time For Parents Of TalkTalk Hacker

Suspended jail sentences for 'misguided' parents of TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton

10 months ago

Police Auction £240,000 Of TalkTalk Hacker’s Cryptocurrency

Police sell off cryptocurrency seized from TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton, in a case that is the first of its kind…

10 months ago

Texas Confirms No Payment Over Ransomware Attack

Just say no. None of municipalities crippled by ransomware attack have paid the hackers, Texas confirms

11 months ago

Court Orders Jailed Hacker’s Seized Bitcoin To Be Sold To Pay Victims

Nearly £1m in Bitcoin taken from imprisoned hacker Grant West is to be sold to compensate victims, in a first-of-its-kind…

12 months ago

China Sovereign Digital Currency ‘Essentially Ready’

China is looking to issue a sovereign crypto-coin that could be used as an alternative to cash

12 months ago

FCA Expresses Concern At Lack Of Cryptocurrencies Safeguards

Financial Conduct Authority warns bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value

1 year ago

Financial Conduct Authority Proposes Ban On Crypto-Derivatives

FCA finds that derivatives and ETNs referencing crypto-assets are 'poor products' and too risky to be sold to retail investors

1 year ago

Bitcoin Jumps Over $11,000 After Facebook Libra Launch

Facebook's Libra plans help Bitcoin jump 10 percent to reach 15-month highs, as investors hope to see cryptocurrencies move into…

1 year ago

Online Banking Start-Up Accuses Facebook Of ‘Ripping Off’ Logo

The emblem for Facebook's new virtual currency subsidiary, Calibra, bears a striking similarity to one in use since 2016

1 year ago

Facebook Launches Libra Cryptocurrency For Global Payments

Digital asset aims to put financial transactions into the hands of millions without bank accounts, but with access to a…

1 year ago

Facebook Set To Launch ‘GlobalCoin’ Virtual Currency Next Year

But the social network faces tight regulatory scrutiny over its poor track record on protecting users' personal data

1 year ago

LVMH Debuts Blockchain-Based Product Tracking

The Aura system is designed on a consortium model, allowing any luxury firm to use it to provide tracking services…

1 year ago

Microsoft Previews Blockchain-Based Decentralised ID System

The ION network would use Bitcoin's blockchain for identity assurance, while creating a secondary network to vastly speed up processing…

1 year ago

Bitcoin Rises Above $7,000 Following Binance Heist

The volatile cryptocurrency has regained some of its losses after shedding some three-quarters of its value last year

1 year ago

Hackers Steal $41m In Bitcoins From Binance Exchange

Major crypto-currency exchange is hacked, but wners pledge to cover the millions stolen in the cyber heist

1 year ago

Rakuten Takes Applications Ahead Of Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch

Rakuten Wallet is one of several major crypto-asset platforms arriving in Japan in the coming weeks, even as authorities battle…

1 year ago

China Looks To Phase Out Bitcoin Mining

The biggest crypto-mining companies are based there, but China may now list the activity amongst the 'undesireable' economic sectors destined…

1 year ago

After Months In Doldrums, Bitcoin Surges Over $5,000

After a 74 percent drop in 2018, Bitcoin has showed relatively little activity this year – but its sudden rise…

1 year ago

Cryptocurrency Crime Losses Surge By 400 Percent

Scams and fraud involving cryptocurrencies rose to £1.3bn last year – in spite of an 80 percent drop in crypto-asset…

2 years ago

China Tightens Grip On Blockchain-Based Services

Users of blockchain-based information services will have to register their real names and identity numbers in latest crackdown – even…

2 years ago

JavaScript Code Compromises Bitcoin Wallets

Popular JavaScript library injected with malicious code to steal coins from cryptocurrency wallet

2 years ago

Cryptocurrency Plunge Takes Heat Off UK Regulators

Regulators and government finance officials in the UK are backing away from immediate regulatory action on cryptoassets, as investor interest…

2 years ago

Bitcoin Plunges Below $5,000

The notoriously volatile cryptocurrency is down about 75 percent since a high of nearly $20,000 late last year, as investors…

2 years ago

IMF Suggests Governments Set Up Own Cryptocurrencies

Fintech fantasy? Nation states should build their own digital currency to prevent its use by money launders and fraudsters

2 years ago

MPs Call For Regulation Of ‘Wild West’ Cryptocurrencies

Regulators must bring in a minimum of oversight to provide consumer protection and stem money-laundering, argues an influential Parliamentary committee

2 years ago

Oracle Goes Live With Cloud Blockchain Platform

The Blockchain Cloud Service is already in use for tracking international shipments, keeping tamper-proof records and simplifying funds transfers

2 years ago

Regulators Publish Review Of Cryptocurrency Risks

The Financial Stability Board wants to look into possible volatility threats posed by the likes of Bitcoin

2 years ago