Russia is expected to ban the mining of alternative cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, in the country. It hasn't said that people will be stopped from using them, however.
Websites stealthily using the CPU resources of visitors could be a much larger problem than expected, with a report suggesting as many as 500 million PCs visit sites that use such tools.
The price of Bitcoin has made a recovery, the first time since the Chinese authorities clamped down on exchanges and telling execs not to leave the country. Is it aiming for newer heights?
GPU manufacturers like Nvidia are likely to see large shipments of sales this quarter but, as cryptocurrency mining drives demand and supply channels are taxed, prices may soon take a steep hike.
With bitcoin becoming the go-to cryptocurrency for attackers, a new type of malware has popped up that demands nude photographs of the victim as payment to decrypt personal files.
In response to The Pirate Bay's dabbling with the use of visitors' PCs to mine cryptocurrency, the developers of AdBlock Plus have now pushed out a filter that prevents sites from doing so.
The authorities have ordered Bitcoin exchange executives to stay in the country in order to help the authorities with their investigations as they move to close down Bitcoin exchanges in China.
The Reserve Bank of India is exploring the possibilities of issuing its own cryptocurrency, adding that it's rather uncomfortable with "non-fiat cryptocurrencies" such as bitcoin.
Comparing the bitcoin gold rush to the Dutch Tulip Mania that affected that industry in the 1600s, JPMorgan Chase CEO called the cryptocurrency a fraud that was going to 'get someone killed'.
The People's Republic of China is reportedly seeking to curb trading between digital currencies and the yuan. The move is aimed at "unauthorized trading at virtual currency exchanges".
The People's Bank of China has outlawed Initial Coin Offerings as of Monday. The move is an attempt to cut down on fraud and pyramid schemes which it says ICOs actually facilitated.
Bitcoin has set a new record over the weekend. For a short time the cryptocurrency managed to surpass $5,000 before tumbling to around $4,700. The market cap of bitcoin now sits at around $76 billion.
From the final frontier and the next generation, to Microsoft's Brainwave, black Books, the thousand-dollar iPhone, and Pepper the robot priest, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.
The cost of transactions on the Bitcoin network has skyrocketed to an average of $5 per transaction in the past few weeks. With SegWit about to become active, though, we could see costs reduce.
With the price of bitcoin reaching record highs, motherboard manufacturers have begun challenging the limits of what is possible, by squeezing as many GPU slots they can onto mining motherboards.
The secure email provider, ProtonMail, will now allow customers to pay with Bitcoin. The feature has been requested for several years already but now it works seemlessly when buying premium addons.
With a new project called the Coco Framework, Microsoft and several industry partners have come together to simplify the process of integrating blockchain technology in business applications.
Sony will be partnering with various educational institutions to commercialize a blockchain-based service that will act as a centralized ledger for storing education records and information.
Bitcoin has reached an all time high today of $3,280. The goal was reached following a turbulent week as a new cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, was forked from it creating some uncertainty.
The Cerber ransomware has gained an ability to steal Bitcoin wallets and browser passwords from host computers, according to a security report. This is done aside from the usual encryption process.
After an agreement on technical rules that should guide Bitcoin's future could not be reached, a group has now created 'Bitcoin Cash', a new fork that addresses some issues Bitcoin has faced lately.
One of the members of the exchange BTC-e has been taken into custody for alleged money laundering charges, and his role in the Mt. Gox bitcoin heist, which saw 850,000 bitcoins being stolen.
The Central Bank of Egypt has again denied rumours that it will allow banks in the country to handle Bitcoin. The denial was the second that the central bank has issued since rumours surfaced in June.
During an interview, the CEO of BTCC said that the increase in cyber attacks on bitcoin exchanges proves the value behind the cryptocurrency and that the value of bitcoin will increase substantially.
Following many months of work by the project's members, the open-source distributed ledger Hyperledger Fabric has reached version 1.0 and is now ready for implementation in production environments.
Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is set to go on trial in Japan for losing million of dollars worth of bitcoins. Those affected hope to claw back some of their money from Karpeles through the trial.
Mining cryptocurrency has gained quite a following, not only from consumers but also manufacturers. ASRock is the latest company to capitalize on this trend, introducing a new motherboard.
A new EU report suggests that organized criminals find it difficult to use virtual currencies due to the technical skill required. It also recommends ways to monitor cryptocurrencies.
A compromised employee's computer caused the leak of many customers' personal information, leading to a phishing campaign resulting in billions of won in damages. Affected users to be compensated.
Bitcoin payroll service Bitwage is now available in the UK. This means British companies can now pay their employees in bitcoin via UK banks, thus helping make cryptocurrency more mainstream.
Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays, has said that the bank is in talks with the UK Financial Conduct Authority to bring cryptocurrencies "into play." The bank has said that it's cautious about the tech.
Erik Finman, a teen from Idaho, is now a 'bitcoin millionaire' after accruing 403 bitcoins over the years from what started out as a $1,000 investment into the then fledgling cryptocurrency.
Several bitcoin exchanges came under a heavy load of traffic yesterday coinciding with wild fluctuations in the price of bitcoin. It was likely caused by eager buyers and sellers eager to profit.
The price of bitcoin, yesterday, briefly passed the $3,000 threshold. It's the first major milestone since May 21, 2017, when bitcoin passed $2,000. Some spectators say it could go much higher.
The futurist, Ray Kurzweil, has cast doubt onto bitcoin after he answered questions about the currency at a conference. He told the audience that he wouldn't put his money into bitcoin.
The Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank, Olga Skorobogatova has said that the institution has been testing a cryptocurrency which could one day become the national currency.
OKCoin has resumed offering bitcoin withdrawals in China following a freeze instituted at the start of the year by Chinese regulators. Another exchange, Huobi, is expected to resume withdrawals soon.
A court has rejected an appeal from the Silk Road drug market founder, Ross Ulbricht. He will continue to serve his life sentence that he was handed for drug trafficking and money laundering.
A father and son in the US have been sentenced to 46 and 106 months in jail respectively for operating an unlicensed money transmission business through the popular bitcoin exchange, LocalBitcoins.
Russia's central bank is formulating legislation which should go through the Duma next month. The law will propose that bitcoins be taxable and monitored with reporting systems in place.