Bitcoin

Elon Musk No Longer World’s Richest Man

It was a short run. Fall in Tesla share price sees Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reclaim title as world's richest…

1 week ago

Bitcoin Surpasses $1tn Market Value In Latest Surge

Continued surge in Bitcoin price sees its market capitalisation exceed $1 trillion, amidst increasing acceptance by mainstream companies and investors

2 weeks ago

Bitcoin Breaches $50,000 Barrier For First Time

Bitcoin, the world's biggest digital currency, continues to grow in value, after rising to a new record high over $50,000

3 weeks ago

Canada Approves Breakthrough Bitcoin Exchange Fund

Canadian financial regulator clears way for world's first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, improving investor access to the volatile virtual asset

3 weeks ago

Miami Votes To Explore Offering Bitcoin Transactions

Miami votes to study offering Bitcoin option for city government transactions amidst moves designed to attract tech companies to the…

3 weeks ago

Bitcoin Surges As Tesla Buys $1.5bn Of Digital Currency

Elon Musk is well known for his backing of bitcoin and other digital currencies, as Tesla confirms it will soon…

4 weeks ago

US Government Seizes $1bn In Silk Road Bitcoins

US investigators seize more than $1bn in Bitcoin from account linked to Silk Road online black marketplace, the largest Bitcoin…

4 months ago

PayPal Opens Up To Cryptocurrencies

Popular online payments system PayPal announces entry into cryptocurrency market, in a move that may draw regulator scrutiny

5 months ago

Facebook Libra Hires Former HSBC Executive

Libra cryptocurrency project still progressing after it confirms it has hired former HSBC executive as chief financial officer

5 months ago

US Officials Call For Federal Oversight Of Social Media Firms

Twitter's self regulation not working says US report, citing its embarrassing hack in the summer that compromised high profile accounts

5 months ago

EU Plans To Bring In Crypto-Asset Rules By 2024

Proposed EU rules to be published this month aim to bring crypto-assets into line with existing regulatory framework, but risk…

6 months ago

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

7 months 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

8 months 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…

8 months ago

Judge Spares Jail Time For Parents Of TalkTalk Hacker

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

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Texas Confirms No Payment Over Ransomware Attack

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

1 year 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…

2 years 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

2 years ago

FCA Expresses Concern At Lack Of Cryptocurrencies Safeguards

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

2 years 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

2 years 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…

2 years 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

2 years 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…

2 years 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

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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…

2 years ago