Rappler's latest stories on cryptocurrencies
It's been nearly 10 years since bitcoin first came on the scene. Here's what you need to know about its development.
Mainstream adoption may lower cost of remittances, extend financial inclusion to the unbanked, and accelerate digital commerce
Singapore-based BK Global Consortium bought a 50% stake plus one share in Bithumb, the country's biggest virtual currency exchange, from shareholder BTC Holdings for about $353 million
Reports identify three types of cryptocurrencies stolen in the hack: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and monacoin
The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency
Financial technology innovations that could well benefit the 'unbanked' and others who would benefit from greater access to capital could well be stymied by well-intended regulations in the Philippines
Security firm Kaspersky Lab claims this is the first time that the cybercrime group, Lazarus, distributed malware that targets macOS users
After last year's cryptocurrency boom, cryptomining profitability has significantly dropped in 2018
Cryptocurrency mining is expensive. Some hackers are secretly exploiting phones to help them mine
Many understand the internet through applications such as email, social media, or video streaming. To understand blockchain, use it, get a cryptocurrency wallet, and try making a few transactions, say Brock Pierce and Serry Osmeña
While the Financial Stability Board believes crypto-assets do not yet pose a material risk to global financial stability, it urges major economies to scrutinize cryptocurrencies due to a lack of solid data on their use
'The use of bitcoin allowed the conspirators to avoid direct relationships with traditional financial institutions, allowing them to evade greater scrutiny of their identities and sources of funds,' the indictment reads
Bithumb notices 35 billion Korean won ($31 million) in currency missing between Tuesday evening, June 19, and Wednesday morning, June 20
From bitcoin's silently powerful minority directing the value of the cryptocurrency to cyberattacks against Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news
Bitcoin 'whales' – a word popularly used for big money players in financial markets – 'literally control the currency,' says Bob McDowall, an expert in cryptocurrencies
The association seeks to spread understanding and adoption of blockchain technology among Filipino entrepreneurs and fintech professionals
'Fraudsters can quickly build an attractive website and load it up with convoluted jargon to lure investors into phony deals,' says Owen Donley, US SEC Chief Counsel
Senator Manny Pacquiao, one of the world's most successful boxers, is the latest athlete to launch a virtual currency, following Floyd Mayweather and former England striker Michael Owen
[EXCLUSIVE] Rappler obtains a letter to investors by Arnel Ordonio, the alleged mastermind of the P900-million Bitcoin scam
Aside from Facebook's struggles, Russia is on its way to blocking messaging app Telegram, while hackers are masking their malware as fake updates for legitimate programs. It's this week's Cybersecurity Roundup!
Stealth cryptocurrency mining is the latest craze in lucrative cybercrime
The incident turns the spotlight on how some fraudulent cryptocurrencies are using celebrities to raise funds from investors
The one-to-many messaging platform follows similar moves made by Google and Facebook earlier this year
The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.
Cybercriminals are adapting their moneymaking practices to new technologies, and Intel is adding hardware protections to its processors to add walls against the Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!
From massive DDoS attacks to daring heists, here's the cybersecurity news roundup for the week!
The Financial Services Agency alleges FSHO 'does not have a proper system to monitor trading and has not given training to its employees,' while an employee of Bit Station 'diverted digital currency deposited by clients for his personal use'
The servers are taken from data centers in Reykjanesbaer, near the Keflavik international airport in southwestern Iceland, and Borgarnes on the west coast
Ever thought about setting up your own cryptocurrency mining empire? Here are the must-know facts before you attempt to
From North Korean hackers to Taiwanese cryptocurrency robbers, here's our roundup of the cybersecurity happenings across the week
The suspects pretend to be interested in buying bitcoins before assaulting the victim and forcibly transferring the cryptocurrency to their account
Android devices are at risk as a campaign now exists to exploit the devices' processing power to mine Monero cryptocurrency
Global Crypto Hub seeks to secure the necessary licenses to launch an initial coin offering for its digital currency Usereum
Affected websites include US and UK government websites, along with some university websites such as that of the City University of New York (CUNY)
(UPDATED) The virtual currency falls to $5,992 for the first time since mid-November, according to Bloomberg News, and represents the latest hammering for a unit that saw a stratospheric 26-fold rise last year
Faced with Chinese citizens who continue to trade cryptocurrency on platforms operated beyond the country's reach, or take part in initial coin offerings, authorities will 'ratchet up oversight in a sustained manner,' the report says
Units of the cryptocurrency NEM worth $530 million are taken – based on the exchange rate on Friday – exceeding even the $480 million in bitcoin stolen from the MtGox exchange in 2014
The report from Ernst & Young, which studied 372 initial coin offerings, says phishing attacks were commonly used to pilfer the money. The stolen amount represents 10% of all the ICO funds raised since 2015
The final weeks of last year were marked by bitcoin mania as the unit topped $20,000, but bitcoin loses some 20% in Tuesday trading. It also sees most of its fellow cryptocurrencies similarly wilt.
Here's how some Asian regulators are handling the bitcoin phenomenon
'So long there is no regulatory framework, we will make it that companies whose trade is primarily based on digital coins won't be able to trade at the (Tel Aviv) stock market,' says the Israel Securities Authority
As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.
GMO Internet will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year
(UPDATED) It marks a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble
NiceHash, a platform that allows users to sell processing power to cryptocurrency miners, says contents of their Bitcoin wallet have been stolen
'Virtual currencies have weak foundation and are highly volatile – surely this [may] pose negative impacts on our economy,' Deputy Governor Sugeng of the central bank said of the prohibition.
Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam
The Petro will be backed by Venezuela's oil and gas reserves and its gold and diamond holdings
The breakthrough is the latest in a spectacular run for the online money dubbed 'digital gold' by its advocates, which began life in 2009 as a bit of encrypted software
(UPDATED) The cryptocurrency surges to a high of $10,058 in early Asian hours, though the recent surge in the volatile unit fuels fears of a bubble