Alongside the rest of the world, experts warn that North Korea is likely profiting from the rise of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency the regime has been hacking, stealing and mining.
At one stroke, there is a new asset class which is an easily divisible store of value – taking the crown from gold, and can be moved around at the click of a mouse.
US regulators have warned the public against taking out reckless investments in cryptocurrency, which despite a meteoric rise in the past 12 months remains unpredictable.
Is bitcoin in a bubble? The price of bitcoin has been soaring this year, and last week alone it jumped from $11,000 to well over $17,000, according to Coindesk.
The launch of a US futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.
The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading on 10 December as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major US exchange.
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.