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    Digital pickpockets target Bitcoin virtual currency

    AFP, Published on 17/06/2011

    » Hackers are targeting virtual currency Bitcoin, penetrating computers and swiping their digital wallets, according to computer security firm Symantec.

  • NEWS

    As Bitcoin virtual currency soars, bubble fears do too

    AFP, Published on 08/04/2013

    » Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental online currency launched in 2009.

  • NEWS

    Bitcoin e-currency bubble bursts

    AFP, Published on 13/04/2013

    » Many saw it coming, but that didn't stop the Bitcoin bubble from bursting: after rising to dizzying heights, the digital currency suffered its first true crash this week.

  • TECH

    US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts

    AFP, Published on 18/05/2013

    » US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an "unlicensed money service business," court documents showed Friday.

  • NEWS

    $6 billion US fraud probe targets digital currency

    AFP, Published on 28/05/2013

    » The United States on Tuesday unveiled the world's "largest" money laundering probe targeting the digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, striking a major blow against what a prosecutor termed the "Wild West" of virtual banking.

  • NEWS

    US studying risk from online payment providers: Fed

    AFP, Published on 03/06/2013

    » The United States is studying the potential risk from online payment mechanisms like PayPal and Bitcoin, a top US Federal Reserve official told an international conference on Monday.

  • TECH

    Winklevoss twins out to form $20 mln bitcoin trust

    AFP, Published on 02/07/2013

    » The Winklevoss twin brothers, famous for their feud with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, told US regulators that they want to raise $20 million for an eponymous bitcoin trust.


    Virtual currency Bitcoin banned

    Published on 30/07/2013

    » A Bitcoin exchange in Thailand says it has suspended trading after officials declared the virtual currency illegal in a setback for efforts to bring it into the financial mainstream.

  • TECH

    Microsoft and devices? Time to call it quits?

    Life, James Hein, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Things are starting to slow down in the IT marketplace generally, but specifically with tablets. We'll start off with Microsoft, whose Surface RT devices are just not selling. Total revenue to date is US$853 million (26.5 billion baht); that might sound like a lot, but it's at least a billion dollars less than expected. When you factor in the estimated $900 million in advertising costs, you can see what the problems are. So far the proceeds from sales haven't even covered the launch costs. During the same period, Apple sold 57 million iPads. Taking a retrospective view, Microsoft has never done that well in selling devices, whether they be phones, music players or tablets; so perhaps in future the firm should just stick to software.

  • NEWS

    Bitcoin Basics

    Spectrum, Published on 11/08/2013

    » Thailand recently made financial headlines by reportedly becoming the first country to ban the use of bitcoins. If you are wondering, "What is a bitcoin and why should I care?" you're not alone (but you are probably over 30).

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