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...

Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. an...

Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would ...

Foxconn, HTC made Forbes’ ‘Blockchain 50’ list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Forbes announced its first ever ‘Blockchain 50,’ a list of 50 companies spearheading blockchain technologies worldwide on Tuesday. (April 16) Taiwan’s Foxconn...

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchanges' Karpeles appeals conviction

TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking, is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data. ...

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...