Greece: Mother urges mercy for Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mother of a Russian man jailed in Greece pending three extradition requests for alleged bitcoin fraud has appealed for his release, ahead of another legal bid to end his dete...

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC launches cheaper bitcoin phone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 21), HTC introduced its new blockchain phone Exodus 1s, which supports the use of cryptocurrencies. The Exodus 1s is a smaller, low-priced version of HT...

Taiwan's HTC reports 1st annualized rise in sales in over 2 years

HTC Corp., a Taiwan-based smartphone brand, which has entered the global virtual reality business, reported the first year-on-year increase in sales for September in more than two years. In a state...

PayPal drops out of Libra, Facebook's payments project

NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal is pulling out of Facebook's digital currency project, known as Libra, a blow to the social media company that has faced stronger-than-expected scrutiny over its proposed creati...

Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra. Facebook unveiled ...

UN report: North Korea cyber experts raised up to $2 billion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A panel monitoring U.N. sanctions says North Korean cyber experts have illegally raised money for the country's weapons of mass destruction programs "with total proceeds to date ...

Vermont man gets 5 years for dark web drug dealing

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is going to federal prison for five years for a conviction stemming from the Justice Department's first undercover operation targeting dark web drug sales. ...

Liz Weston: Don't be duped by these phone and email scams

Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists. We're not out to steal their money — just their time. When fraudsters call to say...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP ATTACKS LAWMAKERS AGAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA He turns ...

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, promp...

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top agenda for G-7 meeting

PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet at a cha...

Facebook's new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Tru...

Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs th...

Facebook's digital currency may flourish where banks don't

NEW YORK (AP) — Europeans and Americans have their Visa and Mastercards. For everyone else, here comes ... Libra? Facebook's new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential m...

State TV: Iran closes down 2 cryptocurrency mining farms

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that authorities have shut down two cryptocurrency mining operations in the central part of the country. The Thursday report said the...