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The rise of cryptocurrency as an acceptable means of payment

Amsterdam - Should a business accept a cryptocurrency as a means of payment? This is a question that has its answer rooted in the particular business model. Certainly there are advantages for online businesses and this is a growing number.

Extradition of Russian to US on Bitcoin charges 'unjust': Moscow

Moscow - Moscow on Friday slammed a Greek court's ruling that a Russian national accused of helping criminals launder billions of dollars using Bitcoin should be extradited to the United States.

IMF head thinks cryptocurrencies might one day lead the economy

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could displace central banks and the current banking system. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has said virtual currencies should not be dismissed, explaining they might be the future.

Chinese investors bemoan Beijing's bitcoin crackdown

Bejing - Beijing's decision to shut down bitcoin trading platforms has left investors scrambling to cut their losses and threatens to deprive the crypto-currency of a crucial market."The authorities don't understand anything about bitcoin!

Bitcoin reaches two-week high Sept. 28 before pulling back

On Thursday the price of bitcoin reached a two-week high but then pulled back to the level it had reached the previous day. South Korea's 3 largest exchanges were pricing bitcoin below $4,000 US.

Seoul says N. Korean hackers tried to steal bitcoins: Yonhap

Seoul - Police investigations have pointed to North Korea as responsible for recent attempts to hack South Korea's virtual currency exchanges, a report said Wednesday.

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Thessalon - Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Bitcoin price recovering after big slump

Within just a few hours the price plunge of the cryptocurrency bitcoin reversed and bitcoin regained $700 US as the cryptocurrency market along with bitcoin recovered some of its value.

Op-Ed: A deadly digital transformation? Cryptocurrencies on the rampage

Sydney - Since Bitcoin started, everyone, meaning absolutely everyone, has been trying to get in on the action. Speculators are plowing money in to cryptocurrency startups, and the monster is getting bigger.

Op-Ed: North Korea amassing cryptocurrencies for revenue and trade

Pyongyang - North Korea appears to be intensifying efforts to obtain more bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as it is banned from the global banking system and subject to new trade restrictions and sanctions promoted by the US and passed by the UN Security Council.

N. Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'

Seoul - North Korea is suspected of intensifying cyber-attacks to steal virtual currency in order to obtain funds and avert tightening sanctions, according to security experts.

Bitcoin plummets on news China may ban cryptocurrency exchanges

The value of Bitcoin has plummeted on reports China is preparing a ban on cryptocurrency exchanges. If the decision is confirmed, it will be the second hostile move against the $150bn cryptocurrency market in under a week. China's already banned ICOs.

A bitcoin in your happy meal? Startup makes this a reality

A Siberian based company called DSPlus is aiming to introduce the use of bitcoin in exchange for fast food. The company is working with major players like McDonald’s and Burger King.

Op-Ed: Prices of cryptocurrencies take a dive

The price of major cryptocurrencies plunged over the last few days in the biggest sell off since mid-July when the total value of the currencies fell from $72 bilion to $63 billion a drop of 12 percent.

New blockchain for agriculture and food businesses

Early sales in advance of the new token “FoodCoin” have been successful, with sales reaching over $1.5 million on the first day of trading. This was via Ethereum and Bitcoin.

Aion, first network to power communication between blockchains

The enterprise blockchain company Nuco has announced the creation of Aion, which is the first interoperable blockchain network and the starting framework to enable communication between blockchains.

Bitcoin has now activated Segregated Witness

As volume of transactions vastly increased of bitcoin, problems arose concerning delays, costs, and other issues that led to discussions as to how to solve the problems.

Op-Ed: Litecoin, BItcoin's "little brother" also reaching record high

Litecoin is a cryptocurrency sometimes described as the little brother of bitcoin. It has followed bitcoins ups and downs. Some see litecoin as related to bitcoin as silver is to gold.

Falcon bank expands blockchain asset management

The financial institution Falcon has become the first Swiss private bank to add Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash to its current Bitcoin blockchain asset management services. This signals greater acceptance of digital currencies.

China may launch its own cryptocurrency and regulate others

The People's Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, has already developed a prototype for its own cryptocurrency that could begin circulating in the near future alongside the official renmibi or yuan.

Incentive based digital feedback of dental devices

Amsterdam - Dentistry and blockchain technology may not immediately spring to mind when considering oral hygiene. However, a new way of providing dental feedback is being tested using a new cryptocoin payment method.

Why Bitcoin just split in half and created 'Bitcoin Cash'

Bitcoin has split in half as a group of miners and investors have forked the cryptocurrency to create a rival called "Bitcoin Cash." The move is a response to years of debate inside the Bitcoin community over how to develop the underlying technology.

Morocco arrests British Bitcoin dealer wanted in US

Rabat - Moroccan police have arrested a British dealer in virtual currency Bitcoin wanted on fraud charges in the United States, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.

Blockchain community falls under U.S. regulations

Washington - In a major ruling, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report that cautions market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by "virtual" organizations will be subject to federal securities laws.

Bitcoin starts to recover from 'civil war' fears

Bitcoin appears to be recovering as fears that the cryptocurrency could split in a community dispute described as a "civil war" start to lift. The currency is continuing to experience sharp swings as miners switch to using new blockchain software.

Bitcoin and Ethereum are 'cannibalizing' gold

Investors have cash to burn right now, and based on the astronomical performance of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum, that's where a lot of it is getting funneled.

One of the busiest bitcoin exchanges has been hacked

One of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world has been hacked, and 30,000 customers' data has been compromised, according to a report from Yonhap News.

Amazon customers are calling for payment via bitcoin 'ASAP'

Bitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on Change.org are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP."

Bitcoin pushes past the $3,000 mark, then slides downwards

Bitcoin hit an unprecedented milestone today, reaching the $3,000 mark and setting a new lifetime value record. It comes just weeks after the cryptocurrency broke through $2,000. Its value fell throughout the rest of the day though.

Internet Archive 'carbon dated' using Bitcoin technology

The entire Internet has been timestamped using a cryptographic technique based on the blockchain technology that characterises digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The work allows Bitcoin timestamps to be downloaded for almost any online content.
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