Rappler's latest stories on cryptocurrency
Libra, which is widely regarded as a challenger to dominant global player Bitcoin, is expected to launch in the first half of 2020
Police in Zhenjiang in eastern Jiangsu province say officers confiscated almost 4,000 mining devices from an illicit bitcoin operation that stole nearly 20 million yuan or about $2.91 million in power
The apparent hack is discovered after an error appeared in the firm's outgoing funds transfer system on Thursday night, July 11
'I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air,' Trump tweets
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell becomes the latest official to voice concern over the global virtual currency unveiled last week by Facebook
Given Facebook's international reach, global regulators are unlikely to leave supervision of the Libra cryptocurrency entirely to the Swiss
Libra, described as 'a new global currency' set to roll out next year, is being backed by about 25 partners, including nonprofits and firms in financial services and online commerce
The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of 'blockchain' technologies such as bitcoin
A report mentions Facebook is reaching out to financial institutions and tech companies who may want to 'contribute capital and help govern the digital currency'
'GlobalCoin' would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, BBC says on its website
Bitmain Technologies says it allowed its IPO application to lapse 6 months after it was initially filed in September
In many ways, the trajectory of Mark Karpeles mirrors the volatile rise and fall of the bitcoin currency itself
All Monero mining operations using Coinhive will cease working after March 8, while users can still cash out using their dashboards until April 30
'After Gerry’s death, Quadriga’s inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost,' Cotten’s widow Jennifer Robertson says in an affidavit
The still-nascent sector is not completely transparent and analysts have struggled to understand what precisely prompted the latest drop
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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
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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!
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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
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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