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A dormant ransomware similar to Cryptolocker has recently been activated. Dubbed "Locker," the program encrypts computer files, and asks the victim for 0.1 bitcoin in exchange for the decryption key.
A new version of the famous ransomware Cryptolocker named TeslaCrypt has been released, and is out to target gamers. It holds game files hostage unless a payment in bitcoins is made.
Users of the popular torrent application uTorrent are likely not aware that the program's latest build is actually confiscating your CPU to mine bitcoin while running.
Bitcoin is not having the best time at the moment; the currency continues to decrease rapidly in value, dropping nearly 30% in the past 24 hours.
Microsoft has taken a first step into the world of bitcoins and US users can now use the cryptocurrency to add money to their digital wallets, which they can spend in the company's digital stores.
Google has shown support for Bitcoin in the past, but now the company has set up a Bitcoin ATM at its London Campus to evaluate the usage of the cryptocurrency and gather ideas.
After it started accepting the popular virtual currency, Wikipedia has seen a surge in donations via Bitcoin -- over $140,000 worth -- in its first week alone.
Popular electronics retailer, Newegg, has announced that customers can purchase goods with Bitcoin. The virtual currency continues to expand, with multiple companies now accepting the currency.
The US is going to sell its hoard of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins accumulated from the FBI's closure of the Silk Road last year in blocks of 3,000 BTC in an online public auction on June 27th.
Reasearchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland are proposing a new version of Bitcoin. Called Permacoin, this digital currency would actually create value in the real world by storing data
Apple has apparently had a change of heart when it comes to virtual currencies and will change its stance on apps that focus on this new type of monetary products and services.
The satellite TV provider Dish Network has announced it will start accepting Bitcoin payments starting in the third quarter of this year, becoming the largest company yet to embrace the currency.
eBay CEO John Donahoe has suggested that the growing digital crypto-currency Bitcoin could be offered as a new currency option for PayPal balances in the foreseeable future.
Consumer electronics trader CeX is set to replace the Pound with Bitcoin as the currency of choice for transactions carried out at its Glasgow based store, making it the first reseller to do so.
Creditors and investors of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, have proposed to revive the exchange in order to get more returns than they would receive by simply liquidating the assets.
A security company has announced that some malicious Android apps found their way to the Google Play store that secretly use a phone's processors to mine Bitcoins.
A new report claims that the embattered Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has asked a court in Tokyo permission to file for liquidation after filing for bankruptcy protection in late February.
Security companies have discovered malicious apps which discretely turn Android phones into inefficient crypto-currency miners. The Play Store apps allowed a criminal to mine thousands of Dogecoins.
Japanese Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, has revealed that it has found 200,000 missing bitcoins after searching in wallets which used an old format, but is still far from recovering the remaining 650,000.
Ryan McGeehan, the (now) former Director of Security for Facebook, has left the company to work on developing a security program for Coinbase.
Last month, popular Bitcoin exchange MtGOX closed its doors and shut down its site. Their website is now back up, but at current it only allows users to check their balance.
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has denied once again, in an official statement, that he created Bitcoin, contrary to what Newsweek said earlier this month. Nakamoto also hinted he may take legal action.
A U.S bankrupcy filing reveals Mt. Gox continued trading Bitcoins despite being robbed of 750,000 BTC. Analysts and investors are now wondering why Mark Karpeles didn't pull the plug earlier.
Australian businesses are continuing to accept Bitcoin payments weeks after exchange Mt. Gox became bankrupt. The crypto-currency's volatility has not deterred Imbiss25 and Glowgolf from trading it.
Newsweek claims that it has found the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, but that person, Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, has denied he has had any involvement with the online currency.
Mt. Gox, the once popular Bitcoin exchange, has announced it has filed for bankruptcy protection, and officially revealed it lost a total of $473 million of the online-only currency to fraud.
After a long string of Bitcoin withdrawal issues compounded with recent allegations of insider trading, Bitcoin exchange MtGOX looks to be shutting down their operations.
Bitcoin exchanges may be forced to adopt 'know-your-customer' strategies and other rules currently imposed on banks under new plans to regulate the Bitcoin industry by the end of this year.
Popular Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp, has announced that it has suspended withdrawals following a denial-of-service attack and will be cancelling transactions that took place over last two days as well.
On 24th March every registered legal citizen of Iceland will be able to claim a handful of Auroracoins for free, a virtual crypto-currency similar to and based on the ever-popular Bitcoin.
Microsoft has announced that users of the Bing can now type in currency numbers from other countries to see how they convert to the current Bitcoin rates, using a database provided by Coinbase.
Ongoing technical issues this morning on the MtGox Bitcoin exchange servers have caused the value of the digital crypto-currency to plunge by an additional 20% on top of last Friday's dramatic fall.
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On Wednesday Apple removed popular Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from their app store, sparking outrage from the online community.
Two operators of Bitcoin exchanges have been arrested and charged with money laundering, with federal officials claiming they sold over $1 million in Bitcoins to the now shut down Silk Road site.
Google seems to be curious about bitcoin. Some e-mails that were made public show the company is looking at ways of supporting the digital currency and integrating it into their payments services.
Last year authorities shut down the biggest online drug trading website on the dark web. When Silk Road was shut down authorities also seized a large number of bitcoins from the sites ownership.
Yahoo have confirmed that for four days of last week, the ads on its website were laced with malware. It is estimated that as many as two million European visitors could have been infected.
Zynga has announced it has started a program that will test the use of Bitcoin in several of its web-based micro-transaction games, including FarmVille 2 and CityVille.
In a press release by India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, Dogecoins were acknowledged as a legitimate virtual currency - amongst the likes of competitors such as Bitcoin and Litecoin.
A television news anchor was robbed of a Bitcoin gift by a Reddit user after he briefly flashed the QR code meant to be given to his co-hosts during a segment on the show featuring Bitcoin.
On the heels of a recent (and significant) spike in the value of Bitcoins (the market's primary cryptocurrency), Dogecoins take a somewhat satirical bite of the market.
A Bitcoin mining hoax that was started by a prankster on the 4chan imageboard has reportedly led some Mac users into wiping their hard drives, leaving affected users desperately asking for help.
A UK man claims to have thrown away an old hard drive that he later realized contains a digital wallet with over 7,500 Bitcoins, which are currently worth over $7.5 million.
A new form of ransomware threatens to scam users into sending Bitcoin payments to cyber criminals. Once activated, the malicious file threatens to encrypt the user's files unless a ransom is paid.
The Taiwan-based PC hardware company ASRock has announced two new motherboards that they claim are the first to be designed specifically to help with Bitcoin mining.
Germans can now freely use, sell and exchange Bitcoins without any legal issues. This decision is a monumental moment for Bitcoin company, and its supporters, as it battles many problems.
The virtual currency, Bitcoin, has hit rough waters overseas as financial executives have made trading illegal in Thailand. Could this be a start of lengthy legal debate over the service?
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.