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Tags results for 'Bitcoin'

'Legitimate' bitcoins value soars before Senate hearing

Posted in Online on 18th Nov, 2013 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The value of virtual currency Bitcoin surged to over $600 (£372), ahead of a US Senate committee hearing on Monday.

Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoins

Posted in Online on 25th Nov, 2013 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Did you think the Bitcoin story couldn’t get any crazier? Well now the digital currency can get you to space.

2013 in Review: the Eight Biggest Stories in Exponential Tech

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2013 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Let's revisit some of the year’s most notable stories in exponential technology.

Apple warms to apps using virtual currencies

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Apps accepting payments made with virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, could soon appear in Apple's app store.

How Minecraft may make Bitcoin the official currency of virtual worlds

Posted in Online on 13th Dec, 2014 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is the perfect platform to start the revolution.

Top Wall Street strategist sees bitcoin 'cannibalizing' gold, worth as much as $55,000

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2017 03:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin has more than doubled in value this year and last traded near $2,540.

Reasons cryptocurrency prices are in free fall

Posted in Online on 17th Jul, 2017 07:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Whether it be Bitcoin or Ethereum, every cryptocurrency has suffered massive losses over the past several days.

Bitcoin avoids split into two blockchains

Posted in Business on 22nd Jul, 2017 06:50 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.

Bitcoin holders face sticky decision before August 1

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2017 03:21 PM
by Alex Muller
if you hold any bitcoin, then you'll receive the equivalent in a new cryptocurrency called 'Bitcoin Cash.' The reason why is messy, but you can think of it as a kind of dividend.

Bitcoin feud splits the currency

Posted in Business on 2nd Aug, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Frustrated community members voted to split a new cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, off the main bitcoin branch.

The Bitcoin Fork and Bitcoin Cash: What you need to know

Posted in Online on 3rd Aug, 2017 05:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Those behind the Bitcoin Cash launch called it a 'hard fork' of Bitcoin. Others have questioned whether it is a fork, or whether it would more accurately be considered an altcoin.

Bitcoin soars to record high value

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin's value has jumped to a record high, following a month of turmoil.

Bitcoin has passed $4,000, Why is it so high?

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2017 02:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago Bitcoin went through a hard fork, and came out essentially unscathed.

Why Blockchain Technology Will Make Small Businesses More Productive

Posted in Software on 27th Aug, 2017 06:24 AM
by Alex Muller
If transactions can be processed much more quickly, operations are much more efficient and will encourage more trust between transactors,

Bitcoin Sets New All-Time High as Crypto Market Tops $170 Billion

Posted in Online on 31st Aug, 2017 07:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin's price has risen above $4,700 for the second time in as many days to hit a new all-time high.

Bitcoin Drops Below $5,000 as Crypto Markets See $13 Billion Sell-Off

Posted in Online on 2nd Sep, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
It's the biggest sell-off since mid-July.

Bitcoin price drops after new ruling from Chinese regulators

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2017 06:24 PM
by Alex Muller
The price of bitcoin fell after Chinese regulators announced a ban on organisations from raising funds using initial coin offerings (ICOs).

What Are ICOs and Why Are They Getting Banned in China?

Posted in Software on 9th Sep, 2017 06:25 PM
by Alex Muller
An ICO is a bit like the IPOs that come along when a company wants to offer ownership shares to the public.

Has Winter come to Bitcoin with exchange closures in China?

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2017 01:04 PM
by Alex Muller
It did take Bitcoin over 4 years to recover from a 2013 selloff from a peak of just over $1000. Bitcoin did not push to new highs until February of this year.

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

Posted in Software on 19th Sep, 2017 06:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Chinese regulators have issued strict instructions on how Bitcoin exchanges should dismantle their operations.

Bitcoin back above $4000 as AirSwap could allow circumvention of China’s restrictions

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2017 02:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The price of Bitcoin seems to be shrugging off China ICO ban.

Japan licenses 11 bitcoin exchanges

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2017 01:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has issued operating licenses to a total 11 bitcoin exchanges.

China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

Posted in Business on 1st Oct, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Traders have now moved to buy and sell bitcoin directly with each other on peer-to-peer marketplaces and messenger apps.

Can blockchain decentralize the internet?

Posted in Business on 9th Oct, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
In a fully decentralized internet, instead of a few organizations running the system, a community of users and a network of independent machines would own and power services.

Upcoming Bitcoin and Ethereum hard forks to implement software upgrades

Posted in Software on 13th Oct, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
A crypto-currency hard fork is a software upgrade that introduces a new rule to the network that isn’t compatible with the older software.

Has your browser been hijacked to mine cryptocurrency?

Posted in Online on 18th Oct, 2017 12:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Several websites have recently been caught using a cryptocurrency miner on their site without notifying or asking for users’ consent first.

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

Posted in Business on 22nd Oct, 2017 04:17 AM
by Alex Muller
The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms.

Localethereum promises quick and easy cryptocurrency-to-fiat trades

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2017 08:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Almost nine years after Bitcoin launched, trading cryptocurrency with fiat currencies remains difficult and expensive.

Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value, with total value of $110bn

Posted in Software on 2nd Nov, 2017 01:22 AM
by Alex Muller
The total value of Bitcoin in circulation is currently $110bn (£83bn) and the cryptocurrency has risen more than seven-fold against the dollar over the past year.

Cryptocurrencies total market cap hits a record $200 billion

Posted in Online on 5th Nov, 2017 06:01 AM
by Alex Muller
If the cryptocurrency market were a company, its valuation would put it in the top 25 firms on the S&P 500 .SPX stock index.

SegWit2x backers cancel plans for bitcoin hard fork

Posted in Business on 9th Nov, 2017 07:49 AM
by Alex Muller
Advocates for a bitcoin hard fork have now decided to cancel plans for the SegWit2x fork. The bitcoin blockchain was supposed to split into two blockchains in roughly 8 days.

How Blockchain is Finding its Way Into Virtual Reality

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2017 10:45 AM
by Alex Muller
'Virtual worlds and virtual currencies naturally fit together'

The 3 biggest threats to your Bitcoin (and 10 tips to eliminate them)

Posted in Software on 20th Nov, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Taking precautionary steps, you can help keep yourself safe from mishandling and losing your tokens.

Ethereum Now Handles More Transactions Than All Digital Currencies Combined

Posted in Software on 25th Nov, 2017 04:47 AM
by Alex Muller
Ethereum now processes more transactions than all other digital currencies combined, including bitcoin.

Price of One Bitcoin crosses the $10,000 milestone

Posted in Software on 29th Nov, 2017 06:47 AM
by Alex Muller
It caps a remarkable rise in value for the crypto-currency, which was trading below $1,000 at the start of the year.

Bitcoin Rose More Than 1,300 Percent This Year. Is This a Bubble?

Posted in Online on 30th Nov, 2017 12:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin is breaking new ground in terms of its value. The cryptocurrency is now worth almost fifteen times what it was this time last year.

Cryptocurrency is accomplishing PayPal’s original mission

Posted in Business on 3rd Dec, 2017 01:54 PM
by Alex Muller
If you need more proof than Bitcoin's price soaring past $11,000 this week, then consider the fact that earlier this fall it was added to Google’s payments API.

UK government mulls bitcoin regulation

Posted in Software on 4th Dec, 2017 04:35 PM
by Alex Muller
Anti-money laundering regulations should be updated to include Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the UK Treasury has said.

Steam drops Bitcoin cryptocurrency due to volatility and $20 transaction fees

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2017 10:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin is causing too many complications for Valve, so the company has announced that it will no longer accept the digital cryptocurrency.

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

Posted in Software on 6th Dec, 2017 10:52 PM
by Alex Muller
A new craze for virtual kittens is slowing down trade in one of the largest crypto-currencies.

Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2017 10:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin has breached the $16,000 mark, extending the digital currency's record-breaking surge.

Bitcoin seized by Bulgaria’s government now worth $3 billion

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2017 01:21 PM
by Alex Muller
A stash of Bitcoin that Bulgarian investigators took from some crooks back in the spring is now worth $3 billion.

Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple added to Bloomberg Financial Terminals

Posted in Software on 17th Dec, 2017 10:27 PM
by Alex Muller
Ethereum relies on a more versatile type of software that has made it a popular platform for many other digital tokens.

Bitcoin’s mysterious creator may become the first trillionaire

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2017 12:26 AM
by Alex Muller
All that is known about the founder of this progressive financial phenomenon is the name, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Is your computer secretly mining bitcoin alternatives? A guide to 'cryptojacking'

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2017 05:22 AM
by Alex Muller
Some sites have found a new way to make money from you: using your computer to generate virtual currencies.

Cryptocurrency stocks hold on despite Bitcoin drop

Posted in Business on 23rd Dec, 2017 07:45 AM
by Alex Muller
Stocks that surged in recent weeks because of the cryptocurrency mania have managed to hold onto most of their gains despite the recent retreat in the price of bitcoin.

Looking for signs the Bitcoin panic is over

Posted in Business on 27th Dec, 2017 08:32 AM
by Alex Muller
A remarkable 2017 for Bitcoin turned into stomach-churning terror for investors just before the holiday weekend with its worst week of trading in four years.

CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2018 09:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin.

South Korea prepares bill to ban cryptocurrency trading, raids local exchanges for alleged tax evasion

Posted in Software on 11th Jan, 2018 12:55 PM
by Alex Muller
“justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges”

Bitcoin Could Bankroll MDMA Into the Mainstream as a Therapy Drug

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2018 12:18 PM
by Alex Muller
If funding arrives and all goes to plan, it’s expected that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will give MDMA-assisted therapy its stamp of approval by 2021.

Bitcoin dipped below $10,000 for first time since December

Posted in Business on 18th Jan, 2018 09:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December.

This week’s Bitcoin Atom fork: A quick primer

Posted in Business on 22nd Jan, 2018 05:47 AM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin Atom, an ambitious Bitcoin fork due to come into existence within the next few days, plans to solve a substantial problem in the cryptocurrency world.

Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing

Posted in Business on 24th Jan, 2018 04:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Booming interest in crypto-currencies has been blamed for pushing up the prices of graphics cards.

Robinhood will allow Bitcoin and Ethereum to be traded without transaction fees starting February

Posted in Online on 28th Jan, 2018 02:55 AM
by Alex Muller
Robinhood, stock trading app, will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February.

Facebook bans all cryptocurrency ads

Posted in Business on 31st Jan, 2018 04:20 AM
by Alex Muller
Facebook has said it will block any advertising promoting cryptocurrency products and services.

South Korea uncovers almost $600 million in illegal cryptocurrency trade

Posted in Online on 1st Feb, 2018 03:56 AM
by Alex Muller
South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million.

Bitcoin braces for worst week since 2013

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2018 12:55 AM
by Alex Muller
Digital currency Bitcoin has fallen 30% this week, leaving it on track for its worst week since April 2013.

Criminals hide 'billions' in crypto-cash

Posted in Business on 12th Feb, 2018 11:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol.

U.S. Congress considers cryptocurrency rules and regulations

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2018 01:40 PM
by Alex Muller
U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class.

Bitcoin may not last, but blockchain could be the real deal

Posted in Business on 19th Mar, 2018 09:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Some experts view blockchain as a skeletal outline for a new internet, one less vulnerable to hacking, writes Tom Billitteri

Goldman starting Bitcoin trading desk and Coinbase expecting double the trading volume in coming months

Posted in Online on 6th May, 2018 11:21 AM
by Alex Muller
Goldman will begin using its money to trade Bitcoin futures contracts on behalf of clients.

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value in this technology?

Posted in Software on 16th Jul, 2018 02:08 AM
by Alex Muller
Speculation on the value of blockchain is rife, with Bitcoin, the first application of blockchain, grabbing headlines for its price and volatility.

Exchange Traded Funds Explained and Advantages When Cryptocurrency ETFs are approved

Posted in Business on 4th Aug, 2018 10:09 PM
by Alex Muller
There are several groups trying to create cryptocurrency ETFs.

Researchers Discover Crypto Scam Involving Twitter Bots

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2018 01:49 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers from security software companyDuo Security came across a network of at least 15,000 bots working together to perpetuate a cryptocurrency scam.

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