Rappler's latest stories on bitcoin
The 'halving' is expected to hit the profitability of mining bitcoin as more work will be needed to achieve the same reward – but analysts say this could be offset if the unit's value rises
The man files suit in a Moscow court after an incident this summer in which a cryptocurrency called 'GayCoin' was delivered via a smartphone app, rather than the Bitcoin he had ordered
Reports say Russian-founded Telegram aims to create an accessible service that is easier to use than various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
Police in Zhenjiang in eastern Jiangsu province say officers confiscated almost 4,000 mining devices from an illicit bitcoin operation that stole nearly 20 million yuan or about $2.91 million in power
Bitmain Technologies says it allowed its IPO application to lapse 6 months after it was initially filed in September
In many ways, the trajectory of Mark Karpeles mirrors the volatile rise and fall of the bitcoin currency itself
We’ve rounded up everything from Elon Musk’s Twitter antics to disinformation campaign in social media
Karpeles apologizes for failing to prevent the disappearance of 850,000 bitcoin worth around $480 million in 2014, but insists that he is not guilty of embezzlement and data manipulation
The still-nascent sector is not completely transparent and analysts have struggled to understand what precisely prompted the latest drop
It's been nearly 10 years since bitcoin first came on the scene. Here's what you need to know about its development.
Mainstream adoption may lower cost of remittances, extend financial inclusion to the unbanked, and accelerate digital commerce
Singapore-based BK Global Consortium bought a 50% stake plus one share in Bithumb, the country's biggest virtual currency exchange, from shareholder BTC Holdings for about $353 million
The suspects convinced victims to purchase non-existent bitcoin with promise of investment returns
Reports identify three types of cryptocurrencies stolen in the hack: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and monacoin
After last year's cryptocurrency boom, cryptomining profitability has significantly dropped in 2018
'The use of bitcoin allowed the conspirators to avoid direct relationships with traditional financial institutions, allowing them to evade greater scrutiny of their identities and sources of funds,' the indictment reads
From bitcoin's silently powerful minority directing the value of the cryptocurrency to cyberattacks against Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news
Bitcoin 'whales' – a word popularly used for big money players in financial markets – 'literally control the currency,' says Bob McDowall, an expert in cryptocurrencies
The association seeks to spread understanding and adoption of blockchain technology among Filipino entrepreneurs and fintech professionals
'Fraudsters can quickly build an attractive website and load it up with convoluted jargon to lure investors into phony deals,' says Owen Donley, US SEC Chief Counsel
The rigs are part of an underground effort to mine bitcoin, and is thwarted by the miners' consumption of stolen electricity
Senator Manny Pacquiao, one of the world's most successful boxers, is the latest athlete to launch a virtual currency, following Floyd Mayweather and former England striker Michael Owen
[EXCLUSIVE] Rappler obtains a letter to investors by Arnel Ordonio, the alleged mastermind of the P900-million Bitcoin scam
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(UPDATED) According to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Director Roel Obusan, the scam is structured like a pyramid scheme but with electronic money
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The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.
The new function enables commuters to reload Beep cards in seconds – with as little as P10 – using funds from Coins.ph digital wallets on Android smartphones
The servers are taken from data centers in Reykjanesbaer, near the Keflavik international airport in southwestern Iceland, and Borgarnes on the west coast
The suspects pretend to be interested in buying bitcoins before assaulting the victim and forcibly transferring the cryptocurrency to their account
Here's an overview of some of the major occurrences in the cybersecurity sector from February 11 to 17
(UPDATED) The virtual currency falls to $5,992 for the first time since mid-November, according to Bloomberg News, and represents the latest hammering for a unit that saw a stratospheric 26-fold rise last year
Virtual currency bitcoin meanwhile dives, falling below $10,000 for the first time in 6 weeks in what one analyst calls a 'cryptocalypse' that saw several digital units take a hammering
The final weeks of last year were marked by bitcoin mania as the unit topped $20,000, but bitcoin loses some 20% in Tuesday trading. It also sees most of its fellow cryptocurrencies similarly wilt.
Here's how some Asian regulators are handling the bitcoin phenomenon
'So long there is no regulatory framework, we will make it that companies whose trade is primarily based on digital coins won't be able to trade at the (Tel Aviv) stock market,' says the Israel Securities Authority
As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.
GMO Internet will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year
(UPDATED) It marks a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble
NiceHash, a platform that allows users to sell processing power to cryptocurrency miners, says contents of their Bitcoin wallet have been stolen
'Virtual currencies have weak foundation and are highly volatile – surely this [may] pose negative impacts on our economy,' Deputy Governor Sugeng of the central bank said of the prohibition.
Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam
The breakthrough is the latest in a spectacular run for the online money dubbed 'digital gold' by its advocates, which began life in 2009 as a bit of encrypted software
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(UPDATED) The cryptocurrency surges to a high of $10,058 in early Asian hours, though the recent surge in the volatile unit fuels fears of a bubble
As its fortunes have improved, retail investors are also rushing to jump on to the Bitcoin bandwagon, although fears of a bubble are growing, having witnessed wild swings in the past
The growing interest in bitcoin is catching mainstream attention
Exposure to financial technology is increasingly becoming more important for anyone entering the financial industry