Mt Gox head convicted of manipulating data, cleared of theft

TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, who headed the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which went bankrupt after it was hacked, has been found guilty of manipulating electronic data but cleared of embezzlem...

Taiwan one of most impacted countries by WannaCry ransomeware in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was one of the nations most impacted by WannaCry ransomware attacks in 2018, according to a new report. Taiwanese cybersecurity and defense company Trend Micro r...

Lawyer: Russian on hunger strike in Greece suffering

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The lawyer for a Russian suspected of bitcoin fraud and wanted by three countries say the man's health is deteriorating due to his hunger strike Lawyer Zoe Kons...

HTC's first blockchain phone to go on sale in Taiwan on March 1

The first blockchain-focused smartphone from Taiwan-based HTC Corp. -- the HTC Exodus 1 -- is scheduled to go on sale in Taiwan on March 1, following global pre-order sales launched late last year. ...

Over a dozen suspects arrested for cryptocurrency fraud

More than a dozen suspects have been arrested by police in New Taipei for creating a cryptocurrency scam that took millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (C...

Taiwan indicts Bitcoin traders for violations of banking act

Seven people who were arrested on June 13, last year, for allegedly operating a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme were officially charged with violating multiple banking and business related...

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing ...

Arrests made in Costa Rican kidnapping of American

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities are hoping the arrest of 12 people allegedly involved in the September kidnapping of the owner of an internet sports betting site will lead to the m...

Greece: France wins new round on Russian cybercrime suspect

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has accepted a French extradition request for a Russian bitcoin fraud suspect, whom the same court has, confusingly, already agreed to extradite to the U.S...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2018. There are 32 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, ...

US woman pleads guilty to bitcoin ploy aiding Islamic State

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Pakistani-born New York woman has acknowledged her role in defrauding numerous financial institutions in a bitcoin scheme to help the Islamic State group. ...

Man sentenced for mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court has found a man guilty of attempted murder for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and over threatening letters he sent to lawmakers in Sweden, includ...

Taiwan’s HTC launches early access version of world’s first blockchain smart phone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An early access version of the world's first "blockchain smartphone", the HTC Exodus 1 is now available to the public, and can only be bought with using digi...

Financial watchdog: Regulate cryptocurrencies now, or else

PARIS (AP) — A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using them to launder money or finance terrorism. ...

Business Highlights

Rising interest rates send stocks skidding; tech plunges NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks fell Thursday as interest rates in the U.S. continued to rise. Technology and internet companie...