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....The price of bitcoin hit a record high of $4,700 (£3,627) last week, having risen by 350% since the beginning of the year. Bitcoin is the world’s first decentralised currency and is not controlled by any government or bank. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....” Any JP Morgan trader caught buying or selling bitcoins will be “fired in a second” – for “being stupid”, he added. Bitcoin will always divide opinion – as a non-government system of money, inevitably so. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The value of bitcoin collapsed below $3,000 (£2,200) at one point on Friday after Chinese authorities announced a crackdown on the digital currency. Bitcoin is the first, and the biggest, "cryptocurrency" – a decentralised tradable digital asset. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bitcoin value plummets after China orders trading in currency to cease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 04:52:30 PM
....The value of bitcoin collapsed below $3,000 (£2,200) at one point on Friday after Chinese authorities announced a crackdown on the digital currency. Bitcoin is the first, and the biggest, "cryptocurrency" – a decentralised tradable digital asset. ...
Don’t let the bankers fool you: bitcoin is here to stay | Dominic Frisby image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 11:25:21 AM
....” Any JP Morgan trader caught buying or selling bitcoins will be “fired in a second” – for “being stupid”, he added. Bitcoin will always divide opinion – as a non-government system of money, inevitably so. ...
Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:10:44 AM
. Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea. ...
London developer to allow rental tenants to pay deposits in bitcoin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 04:03:57 PM
....The price of bitcoin hit a record high of $4,700 (£3,627) last week, having risen by 350% since the beginning of the year. Bitcoin is the world’s first decentralised currency and is not controlled by any government or bank. ...
Investment risk: How Bitcoin turns early investors into millionaires image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 09:32:00 AM
. Some will have heard how Bitcoin turned early investors into millionaires, as the price soared from a few US cents to thousands of dollars. ...
How to get bitcoin cash? Find out how to get your hands on BCH tokens image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:03:00 PM
. Bitcoin cash (BCH) is a splinter currency which branched off from the original bitcoin blockchain in a hard fork yesterday (Tuesday August 1). ...
Bitcoin v bitcoin cash price charts: Bitcoin cash on the rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 02:37:00 PM
. Bitcoin cash (BCH) entered the cryptocurrency market in strong fashion, becoming one of the most valuable tokens on its very first day of existence. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
....While some people are now being paid in bitcoin, others buy them from exchanges or directly via websites like eBay, from people who have “mined” the coins. Bitcoin was invented in 2009 when an anonymous software developer issued the first of a limited number of coins based on the novel concept of a digital ledger or blockchain in which transactions made are recorded chronologically and publicly. ...
Virtual reality hit when I tried to cash in my bitcoins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 06:00:33 AM
.... SLW, Bristol. Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has become a fount of free cash for fraudsters. ...
Can you buy anything real with Bitcoin? On the streets of Bristol, it proves a hard sell image
....My journey into the dark economy starts much as expected: in front of a computer screen, late at night. It ends somewhere quite unexpected, in a humdrum setting a world away from the stereotype of modernity, equality and sticking it to the man promised by digital currencies such as Bitcoin: it ends in a used DVD store, my purchase refused. ...
Bitcoin accepted at New York pre-school image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:50:53 PM
. The head of two Montessori schools in New York won't let parents pay by credit card - but he is accepting Bitcoin. ...
Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech image
....”. These include digital sensors, wearable smart devices and appliances, virtual reality, augmented reality, Blockchain (the database technology made famous by Bitcoin), 3-D printing, and drones, robotics and artificial intelligence. ...
WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:12:57 PM
....". Prof Woodward noted that the people behind the ransomware had not attempted to retrieve the money victims had paid in Bitcoin, and added it was likely they were keeping a low profile. ...
Not just Bitcoin... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 09:07:22 AM
. The price of Bitcoin, a digital currency once located at the fringe of finance, has been rising to new records in recent months as digital assets move into the mainstream. ...
Cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 09:44:03 PM
....The malware has not proved hugely profitable for its owners so far. The wallets set up to receive ransom payments - $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin was demanded for each infected machine - contained about $30,000 when seen by the BBC. ...
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:28:23 AM
.... . After taking computers over, it displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. ...
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 03:05:05 AM
....NHS trusts that appear to still be experiencing IT difficulties are:. After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. ...
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:46:13 PM
.... . NHS staff shared screenshots of the WannaCry programme, which demanded a payment of $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock the files for each computer. ...
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
.... . NHS staff shared screenshots of the WannaCry programme, which demanded a payment of $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock the files for each computer. ...
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:50:10 PM
....Although staff members will decide the topics that get written about on a day-to-day basis, funders will get to influence the contents. "If you can get together a certain number of people who are interested in Bitcoin [for example] and you flag that when you sign up as a monthly supporter, then we'll hire a Bitcoin person to do the beat full-time," Mr Wales explained. ...
Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... Yang claims to make up to 1m yuan (£116,000) a month, under the radar of the taxman, purely from trading the online cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has no physical form but the rewards are very tangible; Yang’s home is packed full of expensive gadgetry, most prominently a mega-sized flat screen smart board, over a metre wide, which Yang uses to chart bitcoin’s rise and fall in HD. ...
Bitcoin value tops gold for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:16:15 AM
. A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time. ...
Mark Carney: internet-only lenders pose risk to UK financial system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:24:20 PM
....The UK is expected to become a global leader in online lending, putting pressure on the Bank to adopt regulations that protect customers without stifling a still young industry. Bitcoin is the best known digital currency, but swings in its value have undermined consumer confidence and limited its growth. ...
China crackdown sends Bitcoin sliding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:04:34 AM
. Chinese spot checks on Bitcoin trading have hit the digital currency's value. ...
Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:52:23 AM
. Digital currency Bitcoin has seen its value top $1,000 (£815) for the first time in three years after it ended as the best-performing currency of 2016. ...
Bitcoin tops $1,000 for first time in three years as 2017 trading begins image
. Bitcoin has started 2017 with a bang, with its value hitting a three-year high of more than $1,000 (£815). ...
Bitcoin enjoys end of year price surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:16:42 PM
. The value of the Bitcoin virtual currency has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900 (£730). ...
Get off my land! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:03:44 PM
.... But sometimes producers don't get paid when food companies think farmers haven't delivered what they promised. So Freshmarte for Provenance has developed a mobile app that enables food companies and farmers to operate digital smart contracts based on blockchain, the technology underpinning the Bitcoin digital currency. ...
Is bitcoin the answer if traditional investments are letting you down? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... Since then his stake has more than doubled. Bitcoin is a paperless, bankless, stateless currency which exists on computers, and carries with it a whiff of peril for investors. ...
Bitfinex users to share 36% of bitcoin losses after hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 01:06:07 PM
....The impact of the loss will now be shared across the site's users. One Bitcoin expert said the move to "socialise" losses had serious implications for digital currencies. ...

MPs reveal their summer books: Jeremy Corbyn reads study of Chernobyl, while Brexit minister picks The Beano
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....Meanwhile John McDonnell, the Labour shadow chancellor and Mr Corbyn’s closest political ally, appears to be preparing for government, according to his picks. A Better Politics: How Government Can Make Us Happier by Danny Dorling and Blockchain Revolution, a book about the digital currency Bitcoin, by Don and Alex Tapscott both make the list. ...
Kim Dotcom plans 2017 relaunch of Megaupload image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 10:36:39 AM
....He is also fighting attempts to extradite him to the US to face trial over his control of Megaupload. The tweets suggest that the new Megaupload service will involve the Bitcoin virtual currency. ...
Handy bank? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:08:54 PM
....Payments providers, peer-to-peer lenders, "robo advisers", trading platforms, and foreign exchange companies have all been catching investors' attention. For instance, global Bitcoin-based payment app Circle raised $60m (£45m) at the end of June in a cash-raising exercise led by Beijing-based venture capital company IDG Capital. ...
Welcome to a cashless future where retailers recognise our faces image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of June 2016 07:08:55 AM
....Credits has recently signed a deal with the UK government’s technology provider, Skyscape Cloud Services, to deliver blockchain-as-a-service to the UK public sector. Currently, blockchain is best known as the giant ledger system that records global Bitcoin transactions. ...
Zimbabwe’s trillion-dollar note: from worthless paper to hot investment image
. What’s been one of the best-performing investments of the past seven years? Shares in Facebook? London property? Bitcoin? Up there with the best, believe it or not, are Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar notes. ...
Bitcoin: Craig Wright promises new evidence to prove identity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 03:08:54 PM
....But for some of his original supporters, those discrepancies are already enough to prompt disavowals of Wright’s claims. Gavin Andresen, formerly the chief scientist at the currency’s guiding body, the Bitcoin Foundation, had been the most important backer of the man who would be Satoshi. ...
The battle over the future of bitcoin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 07:00:48 AM
....Related: Australian Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is a paperless, bank-less, state-less currency that allows people to pay directly for goods and services. ...
Australian Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto image
....Related: Who is Craig Wright and how likely is it that he's behind bitcoin?. His claim was backed up by Jon Matonis, one of the founding directors of the Bitcoin Foundation, who said he “had the opportunity to review the relevant data along three distinct lines: cryptographic, social, and technical”. ...
'Barclays shut my accounts and told me to go - no explanation' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 07:27:20 AM
.... . • Five ways you'll be 'sacked' by your bank - and it's getting worse • Banks 'dump' thousands of loyal customers • 'Barclays closed down my bank account after Bitcoin trade' . ...
Don’t use this crisis to ban cash and banknotes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 07:53:00 PM
.... . Criminals who wished to evade tax or engage in illegal activities would still be able to bypass the system: they would start using foreign currencies, precious metals or other commodities as a means of exchange and store of value, or turn to new, private digital monies a la Bitcoin. ...
€500 bills 'may be used by terrorists', EU warns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 11:52:12 AM
.... . The review will also examine the role of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, in allowing terrorists to move money despite anti-money laundering efforts to stop them. ...
Bitcoin and darknet are making it harder to track online child abuse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 12:07:06 PM
....However, the problem hasn’t gone away. The use of personal credit cards and bank accounts to pay for content is now rare, but the trade has simply moved to alternative digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, and other anonymous forms of payment. ...
The fintech revolution that promises to finish off the big bad banks for good image
.... Bank of England  Photo: PA. A recent report by Santander InnoVentures, the Spanish bank’s fintech investment fund, estimated that blockchain, the digital settlement technology that lies behind the virtual currency Bitcoin, could alone save lenders up to $20bn a year in settlement, regulatory and cross-border payment costs. ...
Is the Bitcoin experiment doomed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 01:23:28 PM
. A high-profile Bitcoin developer has said the crypto-currency has failed and he will no longer take part in its development. ...
Nasdaq makes first share trade using blockchain technology image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 11:36:16 AM
....  . Blockchain, the database technology used to power the Bitcoin online currency, logs each transfer of an asset in an ecrypted "block" that is added to a permanent, transparent chain showing every deal associated with that asset. ...
Argentina's peso dives as controls end image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 03:48:30 PM
.... . Argentines also found other creative ways to circumvent restrictions, from organised day-trips to neighbouring Uruguay to get US dollars from cash machines to Bitcoin trading. ...
Argentina to relax forex controls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 08:06:31 PM
.... . Argentines also found other creative ways to circumvent restrictions, from organised day-trips to neighbouring Uruguay to get US dollars from cash machines to Bitcoin trading. ...
Ex-Barclays chairman David Walker takes blockchain job image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 08:41:44 PM
....  . Its most famous use to date is with the digital currency Bitcoin, and Setl’s chief executive and founder, Anthony Culligan, also founded Roolo, a bitcoin trading site. ...
Sydney police raid 'Bitcoin founder' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 07:57:01 AM
. Australian police have raided the Sydney home and office of a man named by technology websites as the creator of the virtual currency Bitcoin. ...
Cash may no longer be king but notes and coins are here to stay, says Mark Carney image
. Cash will not be wiped out by Bitcoin in Britain, according to the Governor of the Bank of England, who said digital payments and currencies would complement banknotes and coins and not replace them. ...
Digital currency pays users to walk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 12:10:07 AM
....A digital crypto-currency has launched that is generated by human movement. Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers. ...
Europe plans crackdown on Bitcoin after Paris attacks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 04:12:48 PM
.... . Bitcoin allows users to transact anonymously  Photo: Jim Urquhart/ Reuters. ...
Bitcoin battered by Jamie Dimon and Christine Lagarde image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 08:31:31 PM
. Two of the biggest names in global finance have attacked virtual currencies, claiming that services such as Bitcoin will never be widely used. ...
'Light touch' Bitcoin regulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 12:49:14 PM
....John Harris from the Jersey Financial Services Commission said they would not have to pay a fee or face tougher regulation until they had an annual turnover of £150,000. Robbie Andrews, who founded a group to campaign for Bitcoin regulation, said there were already companies waiting to move to Jersey. ...
Bitcoin is tax-free, European court rules image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 04:03:59 PM
. Europe's highest court has declared that Bitcoin is exempt from VAT, giving a huge boost to its potential as a rival to established currencies. ...
Online giants work on gold standard for internet shopping image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 05:00:10 AM
.... . “For the best chance of success, we will work with emerging payments such as the mobile payments being used in Africa and Bitcoin,” said Mr Telford-Reed. ...
US agent jailed for Bitcoin theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:34:25 PM
.... . Silk Road allowed its users to buy and sell illicit good including drugs and weapons anonymously using Bitcoin. ...
Turnbull's financial system changes: how they affect you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:19:23 AM
.... Labor said it had already indicated it would support urgent passage of such legislation but the Coalition kept “re-announcing” the plans. The government is also planning to clarify regulatory powers for new payment systems, such as the digital currency Bitcoin and others systems as they emerge. ...
£1984: does a cashless economy make for a surveillance state? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 02:52:42 PM
....These make people concerned. One reason to value cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is that they are the only way to do electronic transactions without commercial banks acting as intermediaries. ...
Greece’s real tragedy is that it’s just the second act in a ‘crisis trilogy’ threatening the rest of the world image
.... So Haldane believes it may eventually have to think much more radically – perhaps even levying a negative interest rate. He says that this might be made possible if central banks could harness similar technology to that used in the virtual currency Bitcoin. ...
Negative interest rates could be necessary to protect UK economy, says Bank of England chief economist image
.... This could slow, rather than boost, the economy. It would be possible to get around the problem of hoarding by abolishing cash, Mr Haldane said, adding: "What I think is now reasonably clear is that the payment technology embodied in [digital currency] Bitcoin has real potential. ...
Founder of Bitcoin exchange MtGox charged with embezzlement image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 02:49:36 PM
. Japanese prosecutors have charged the head of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox with embezzlement, amid fraud allegations over the disappearance of hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars-worth of the virtual currency. ...
Bitcoin chief charged in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 02:32:59 PM
. The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange - has been formally charged by prosecutors in Japan with embezzlement amid an investigation into losses of nearly $400m. ...
Barclays tipped as first bank to accept virtual money Bitcoin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 05:24:00 PM
.... And the financial giant is also helping a charity look at how the technology can be used. At the moment British banks aren't allowed to accept or deal in Bitcoin as it is unauthorised. ...
Ashley Madison boss emails examined image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 11:28:08 AM
.... . Indeed, security blogger Brian Krebs reported last week that spam emails demanding Bitcoin payments were targeting email addresses found in the Ashley Madison data. ...
Bitcoin could split, say developers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:24:33 PM
....A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. ...
....In the past few days alone, two fintech lending businesses, Seedrs and Iwoca, have raised close to £20m between them. The sector spans everything from money transfer and payments businesses to alternative finance and from Bitcoin pioneers to innovators in big data and analytics. ...
Cannabis smokers in California can soon pay for pot using Bitcoin and get it delivered by drone image
....A start-up is awaiting regulatory approval in California to take pot smoking to the next level. Trees delivery has put together a service that allows smokers to order marijuana it their laptop without speaking to anyone, pay for it with Bitcoin and receive it by drone. ...
Executive arrested over disappearance of $390 million in Bitcoins image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:46:20 AM
. Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed MtGox Bitcoin exchange, over the disappearance of about $390 (£250 million) worth of the virtual currency, local media said. ...
Bitcoin chief arrested in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:34:07 AM
....That total amounts to about 7% of all the bitcoins in existence. Bitcoin is a virtual currency built around a complicated cryptographic protocol and a global network of computers that oversees and verifies which coins have been spent by whom. ...
Ex-boss of MtGox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan over lost $390m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:04:30 AM
....When it filed for bankruptcy in February 2014, MtGox said 750,000 customer bitcoins and another 100,000 belonging to the exchange were stolen due to a software security flaw. Related: Bitcoin bots bought millions in the last days of Mt Gox. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:05:01 AM
.... . Talking at a digital currency conference in New York this week, Ms Masters threw plenty of red meat to Bitcoin enthusiasts by claiming that virtual currencies could have a “gigantic impact” on markets. ...
Financial singularity: is it a mirage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 11:13:10 AM
....But the real problem with this vision of financial singularity is not the Grossman-Stiglitz conundrum; it is that real-world markets are nowhere close to it. Computer enthusiasts are excited by things like the blockchain used by Bitcoin (covered on an education website called Singularity University, in a section dramatically titled Exponential Finance). ...

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