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Biden, liberal voices targeted in Twitter hacking ahead of election that spares Trump, supporters

The list of Twitter accounts commandeered include Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Uber, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and bitcoin specialty firms.

16 Jul 2020 4:53 PM

Wanna find out what this Bitcoin business is all about? Everything you need to know explained here

Bitcoin miners will soon get only half the bitcoins for validating transactions. Find out what that means and how it all works.

07 May 2020 8:14 PM

Want to aid coronavirus research? Tag on to this crowdsourced virtual supercomputer

Anyone with a recent computer can contribute by installing an app called Folding@Home which downloads a small amount of data for analysis

22 Mar 2020 1:13 PM

Supreme Court quashes RBI banking ban on cryptocurrency

In April 2018, RBI gave entities it regulated 3 months to snap all banking relationships with individuals dealing in virtual currency.

04 Mar 2020 11:41 AM

Horrific child porn website finally taken down

Bitcoin analysis helps take down darknet child pornography website.

18 Oct 2019 7:27 AM

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Sextortion is rampant as botnet sends emails demanding bitcoins as ransom

The decade-old botnet, called Phorpiex or Trik, carries out the campaign by sending persuasive emails to victims.

17 Oct 2019 8:25 AM

Hacker must obey USD 1 million confiscation order or spend extra 4 years in prison

The Metropolitan Police said West used phishing emails in attacks on more than 100 companies worldwide.

24 Aug 2019 10:37 AM

Bitcoin falls by over 8%, hits 5-day low

Traders have blamed the dip on trading in thin liquidity

22 Aug 2019 11:22 AM

Bitcoin slumps to two-week low on technical trading, market jitters

The biggest cryptocurrency fell 5.5 per cent in early trade after slumping 7.7 per cent a day earlier.

16 Aug 2019 2:52 PM

Inter-ministerial group suggests ban on cryptocurrencies in India

The panel also suggested a draft legislation -- Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill.

22 Jul 2019 7:17 PM

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Racy, pacy Bitcoin origin saga is seesaw battle of billionaires vs billionaire

Note the characters are not fictional and so this book is also about cryptohistory in motion.

21 Jul 2019 3:25 AM

Bitcoin tumbles as US senators grill Facebook on crypto plans

David Marcus, the company’s top executive overseeing the planned Libra project, answered questions from the Senate Banking Committee.

17 Jul 2019 2:23 PM

‘Cryptocurrency is not money, value based on thin air’: Donald Trump

He added that cryptocurrency, whose electronic nature makes it nearly untraceable, could facilitate illegal activity.

12 Jul 2019 2:46 PM

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project ‘Libra’ halted

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that Facebook’s plan to build a digital currency called Libra “cannot go forward”.

11 Jul 2019 2:17 PM

Iran seizes 1,000 bitcoin mining machines using subsidised power

The machines, which produce cryptocurrencies that are banned in Iran, were mostly to blame for a 7 per cent increase in power consumption.

28 Jun 2019 8:55 AM

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UK watchdog says currency and crypto scams hit 27 million pounds

Reports of scams more than tripled in the year that ended in April to 1,800.

21 May 2019 10:23 AM

Bitcoin sinks abruptly after seven weeks of recovery

After many lackluster months, the price of bitcoin started to rally from early April, hitting a 10-month high earlier this week.

17 May 2019 3:09 PM

Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to Bitcoin

Collectively, “altcoins” are gaining ground on their bigger cousin.

15 May 2019 5:05 PM

Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin

Bitcoin now accounts for around 60 per cent of the USD 240 billion crypto market, down from nearly 90 per cent.

15 May 2019 1:08 PM

Bitcoin tops USD 8,000 as it hits highest since July 2018

There is no real fundamental explanation as to why bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, hit a 10-month high.

14 May 2019 10:43 AM

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