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U.S. senators warn of 'trust' gap over Facebook digital currency

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Several senators question whether Facebook can be trusted after a series of missteps on privacy and data protection

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since 2017

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The still-nascent sector is not completely transparent and analysts have struggled to understand what precisely prompted the latest drop

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Beep cardholders now allowed to reload using

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The new function enables commuters to reload Beep cards in seconds – with as little as P10 – using funds from digital wallets on Android smartphones

Venezuela creating digital currency amid financing crisis

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Petro will be backed by Venezuela's oil and gas reserves and its gold and diamond holdings

VENEZUELAN LEADER. In this file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on November 4, 2016. Juan Barreto/File/AFP

A few key facts about Bitcoin

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:27 AM

With the virtual currency recently surging in value here are a few things you should know about it

BITCOIN. This illustration shows a Bitcoin sign in Hong Kong on August 3, 2016. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Japan regulates virtual currency after Bitcoin scandal

May 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Digital currency exchanges are now required to register with Japan s Financial Services Agency and verify the identity of customers opening accounts

Bitcoin vs gold: Which is better?

Aug 02, 2014 - 2:19 PM

How do we assess that something is better than gold in the first place? Here are 6 factors to look at

The road to the $10,000 Bitcoin

Jul 10, 2014 - 3:08 PM

As long as Bitcoin survives the next 2 to 3 years there is no doubt that it will continue growing at an explosive rate this tech leader explains

8 things about alleged Bitcoin founder Dorian Nakamoto

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Interesting facts about the man that Newsweek says is behind the pioneering digital currency

Buffett says bitcoin 'not a currency'

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Bitcoin doesn t meet the test of a currency says one of the world s most respected investors

BITCOIN A CURRENCY? Warren Buffett, one of the world's most respected investors, believes bitcoin doesn't pass the test. AFP PHOTO

Investing in bitcoins? 4 things to consider

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:35 AM

It will not be prudent to invest in bitcoins just because they are the talk of the town right now Here are things to consider

Explaining bitcoin: A new way to pay

Jan 23, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Need to understand the basics of bitcoin? Here s a handy primer regarding how the system works

EXPLAINING BITCOIN. Bitcoin is not a simple concept, so here's a primer on the basics. A Philippine Bitcoin exchange arrives

Jan 13, 2014 - 2:14 PM

BuyBitcoin ph offers an alternative remittance service through which OFWs can direct money to their relatives BPI Metrobank or BDO accounts

BITCOIN IN THE PHILIPPINES. wants to be the Philippines' place for Bitcoin exchanges. Graphic from BuyBitcoin Facebook

5 tech trends worth watching out for in 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Read about 5 technology trends that shaped 2013 and are worth watching out for in the new year

THE FUTURE TODAY. Here are 5 tech trends that everyone should be mindful of in the coming year.