Europol: 6 arrested in UK, Netherlands in Bitcoin scam

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says authorities in the Netherlands and Britain have arrested six people suspected of involvement in a cryptocurrency theft worth 24 mi...

Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An international financial monitor warned world leaders on Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would nee...

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from go...

Twice burned: Winklevii overshadowed by Zuckerberg yet again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First they accused Mark Zuckerberg of lifting their idea for Facebook. Now, 15 years later, Harvard twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are once again seeing the Facebook CEO steal...

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___ Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a new digital currency for globa...

MoneyGram surges and Nvidia rallies while Facebook slips

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Facebook Inc., down 54 cents to $188.47 The social media company unveiled plans to cre...

Tech, industrial stocks surge following big gains in Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose sharply in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, following big gains in Europe, as investors got back their appetite for risk. European markets jumped aft...

The Latest: Facebook plans its own crypto currency

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency. (all times local): ___ 8:40 a.m. Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digita...

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Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US AND IRAN NEAR POTENTIAL FLASHPOINT Washington and Tehr...

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ...

AP Explains: Behind Libra, Facebook's new digital currency

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a digital currency called Libra as the company seeks to make its ads more valuable by enabling smoother transactions and payments online, particularly among those...

Researchers: bitcoin's carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as a city like Las Vegas. The Technical University...

Mt. Gox head Karpeles plans new Japan bitcoin tech business

TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, arrested in Japan after his bitcoin exchange collapsed from massive hacking, has started a business around the same computer technology that led to his legal troubles. ...

Mt. Gox head Karpeles plans new Japan bitcoin tech business

TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, arrested in Japan after his bitcoin exchange collapsed from massive hacking, is starting a new business around the same computer technology that led to his legal troubles. ...

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family's savings had been dev...