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Rappler's latest stories on virtual currencies


[ANALYSIS] The Philippines' cryptocurrency opportunity

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM

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

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

Jan 07, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Here's how some Asian regulators are handling the bitcoin phenomenon

Bitcoin breaks $10,000 barrier but analysts warn of bubble

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(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

VIRTUAL CURRENCY. This file picture taken on February 28, 2014 shows a man talking on a mobile phone in a shop displaying a Bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/AFP

[OPINION] Microtransactions are the dark side of modern video games

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:45 PM

If video games adopt microtransaction systems at the expense of the fun and general escapism that video games have always provided us, then count me out

Family sells everything they own for bitcoin

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:28 AM

This Dutch family is betting on the virtual currency, believing 1 bitcoin will be worth nearly $30,000 by 2020

BETTING BIG. The Dutch family has been traveling across the globe after trading in most of their assets for bitcoin. Photo from Didi Taihuttu/Instagram

Top Chinese bitcoin exchange shuts down

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:54 PM

BTCC – China s second bitcoin platform in terms of volume and the world s third largest – says on its Twitter account that after carefully considering the announcement by Chinese regulators it will stop all trading on September 30

Burger King has its own 'whoppercoin' cryptocurrency in Russia

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Eating Whoppers now is a strategy for financial prosperity tomorrow claims Burger King Russia s communications head

CRYPTO-CRAZE. The fastfood chain joins the surging but volatile industry. Image for illustration purposes only

'Safe haven' Bitcoin retreats after shot at all-time high

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The virtual currency exhibits its trademark volatility in spite of a recent surge in demand

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

Australian refuses to give more proof he created Bitcoin

May 05, 2016 - 10:16 PM

Craig Wright says his qualifications and character were attacked and he is not strong enough

Bitcoin claim ripples through virtual currency world

May 03, 2016 - 4:19 PM

The shockwaves are clear as cypto currency specialists gather in New York for a conference on the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin and similar virtual forms of money

Did ISIS really use bitcoin to fund the Paris attacks?

Dec 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Was bitcoin used for terrorism? Luis Buenaventura builds a timeline to potential misconceptions and absence of evidence being touted as fact

MtGox opens call center after $500M Bitcoin loss

Mar 03, 2014 - 1:55 PM

The call center will respond to all inquiries to MtGox with an overview of the situation to be published on its website shortly

WORRIED INQUIRIES. MtGox sets up a call center to respond to inquiries about the Bitcoin exchange following the theft of all its Bitcoins.

Las Vegas casinos begin accepting Bitcoin

Jan 22, 2014 - 7:44 AM

The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino announced they would start processing transactions through BitPay

BITCOIN ACCEPTED HERE. Night scene on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 17 April 2013. Michael Nelson/EPA

Virtual currency value soars amidst bubble fears

Apr 07, 2013 - 1:37 PM

The price of a Bitcoin a popular virtual currency is soaring sparking fears of a bubble amidst a global economic downturn