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Bitcoin, seemingly omnipresent, crosses the $50,000 mark

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — After a wild stretch in which Bitcoin repeatedly set new highs amid murmurs of its seemingly unstoppable ascendance, the digital currency crossed the $50,000 mark for the fir...

Bitcoin, seemingly omnipresent, crosses the $50,000 mark

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — After a wild week in which Bitcoin soared to new heights, Bitcoin crossed the $50,000 mark early Tuesday. Bitcoin rallied throughout the as more companies s...

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online...

$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s riot in Washington, ...

Bitcoin surges past $20,000, erasing 3 years of deep losses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The price of bitcoin rose above $20,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the speculative digital currency topped its previous peak reached shortly after it became tradable on Wa...

Hackers attacked 10 listed companies in Taiwan during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With more employees working from home worldwide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hackers have stepped up their attacks, targeting at least 10 listed companies i...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slams YouTube for scam videos

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is launching a legal attack against Google's YouTube video site for allowing con artists to use him as a pawn in a Bitcoin scam believed to have...

Obama, Biden, Gates Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday (July 15) in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The ruse included bogus twee...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...