If you find a Bitcoin lying around in a pile of wires, you’re rich Rejoice everyone, it is that time of the year again. This week’s edition of Tech Tent is our annual festive quiz – and although I am writing this before taking part on one of the teams, I suspect that Bitcoin will […]
Entrepreneur Alessandra Sollberger funded her nutrition start-up off the back of an investment in Bitcoin. But as Rory Cellan-Jones hears, it may be too late for others to follow in her steps.
Bitcoin can be purchased online or via special ATMs A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering and is being held without bail. Ms […]
Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionIt is not known who was behind the mining operation Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation. The wi-fi service provided by one of the coffee chain’s Buenos Aires outlets surreptitiously hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create […]
NiceHash was targeted by hackers in the early hours of Wednesday “Highly professional” t:hackers made off with around 4,700 Bitcoin from a leading mining service, a Bitcoin exchange has said. The value of Bitcoin is currently extremely volatile, but at the time of writing, the amount stolen was worth approximately $80m. The hacked service was […]
Bitcoin is valuable but hard to mine so many are now turning to other crypto-coins Bitcoin’s booming value has driven a huge rise in crypto-currency themed malware, say security firms. In one month, anti-malware software company Malwarebytes said it stopped almost 250 million attempts to place coin-mining malware on to PCs. Symantec said it had seen […]
Investors should be aware of the risks from the rapid rise in the price of digital currency Bitcoin, a Bank of England deputy governor has warned. Bitcoin’s value passed a record $11,000 (£8,200) on Wednesday after a sharp but often volatile rise this year. Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank’s deputy for financial stability, said that […]