South Korean is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in cryptocurrencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins.
As the price of the world's most popular virtual currency keeps surging — to a record $17,000 on Thursday — here's a quick look at what it is and how it is "mined."
Gaming marketplace Steam will no longer accept bitcoin as payment as cryptocurrency value hits new peak and financial experts sound alarm over bubble bursting.
The value of bitcoin – the world's most popular cryptocurrency – surged past £10,000 ($13,300) per coin, defying critics to reach yet another all-time high.
Users of US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex voice frustration over lengthy customer support delays and alleged inability to withdraw funds from the platform.
Newport IT worker James Howells was one of the earliest adopters of Bitcoin: he amassed 7,500 Bitcoins back in February 2009 when they were worth less than $1.
President Nicolas Maduro says move designed to by-pass financial sanctions slapped on Caracas.
Cryptocurrency exchanges in the EU and UK are set to face increased regulation from next year amid concerns they could be used for money laundering and tax evasion.
Online betting firm also pegged Bitcoin at 11/8 to break $20,000 before the end of next year.
Less than a year ago, the online currency was trading at below $1,000 per coin but has since spiked in value despite pressure from financial giants.
Austrian police say cyber-thieves transferred bitcoins worth more than €100,000 (£89,000, $117,000) from a man's account while he was logged into a restaurant's public WiFi.
TOBAM has about $8.8bn in AUM and counts the California Public Employees' Retirement System as a minority shareholder.
Tether said it is now attempting to get the stolen funds back and also ensure that the hacker cannot spend the money.
New strategic investment enables faster blockchain deployments with Japanese businesses.
Bram Cohen explains how proofs of space and time can solve the sort of ASIC centralisation you find in Bitcoin.