An amendment to a proposed law in Russia will see those issuing surrogate currencies - such as Bitcoin - face up to seven years in prison. The new amendment also introduces fines of up to £25,000.
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The Bitcoin wallet - Electrum - has now come to the Android platform with a newly crafted UI. The app is still based on the desktop app making the two compatible. An iOS version will come soon.
The first peer-reviewed study on Bitcoin is out but is expected to be published in May. It investigates participants knowledge about Bitcoin, why some don't use it, and its barriers.
Cyber criminals said they will continue to DDoS Russian banks, unless Bitcoin ransoms are met. The DDoS attacks are a part of a rising online extortion trend involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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.
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
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.