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  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Tackling the 'lone wolves'

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/03/2019

    » The worst massacre of innocents in eight years occurred in peaceful Christchurch on Friday. In a 36-minute orgy in two separate mosques, 50 people were shot dead. A definitely demented but functioning man created an unwatchable Facebook video as he killed from close range. Heroes emerged from the mosque mats and in police ranks, but the worst of the killer's work was done.

  • BUSINESS

    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

  • NEWS

    Apisak says digital coins will remain legal

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 08/02/2018

    » The government will not ban cryptocurrency trading, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong, but a regulatory framework to govern digital currencies will become clearer within a month.

  • BUSINESS

    Asco looks into joint exchange

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 02/07/2018

    » The Association of Securities Companies (Asco) is studying the possibility of establishing a joint cryptocurrency exchange between securities companies and plans to apply for an operating licence with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • OPINION

    Authoritarian cryptocurrencies are on the march

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 18/10/2017

    » With Russia and China both embracing the idea of sovereign cryptocurrencies, it's time to ask a simple question: Why is a technology threatening to decentralise money so attractive to highly centralised, authoritarian regimes?

  • NEWS

    Tightening the net on the global ransomware threat

    Spectrum, Published on 04/06/2017

    » On the morning of March 6, Somsak Vatinchai, the managing director of laboratory equipment firm Design Alternative Co, was surprised to find himself unable to log onto the company's computer system like he did every weekday.

  • BUSINESS

    Next year in technology

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 18/12/2017

    » Self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI), big data and cryptocurrencies appeared on everyone's radar in 2017, but 2018 will be the year when many of these technologies hit the market in a meaningful way, says Telenor Research.

  • BUSINESS

    Token gestures

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Visa, the world's largest payment network, and archrival Mastercard are championing digital tokens as a new and safer option in Asia, where people under age 30 are the driving force toward rapid adoption of digital payment.

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