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Coinbase suffered outages this week as the Bitcoin exchange saw "unprecedented traffic and trading", with the digital currency hitting record levels..
The Kin token will be created on the Ethereum blockchain, another online public ledger much like that of Bitcoin, the original digital currency. A sale of the token will be scheduled sometime this year, Ted Livingston, Kik founder and CEO, said in an interview with Reuters.
The digital currency hit a fresh record high yesterday, as demand for crypto-assets soar with the creation of tokens to raise start-up funding..
The database would use blockchain, a public online ledger of transactions that first became well known as the software underpinning Bitcoin, the first digital currency..
With SA's international investments at stake, there's little chance this legislation will be toothless, writes TransUnion Africa CEO Lee Naik..
Bitcoin was set up in 2008 by someone – or some group – calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto, and was the first digital currency to successfully use cryptography to keep transactions secure and hidden, making traditional financial regulation difficult if not impossible..
A Telefonica spokesman said a window appeared on screens of infected computers that demanded payment with the digital currency bitcoin in order to regain access to files..
The creation of tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology boosts the digital currency to a new high..
Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper soon plans to take a step that even he, a long-time Bitcoin aficionado, has eschewed to now: buying a new digital currency offered by a technology start-up..
Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1 400 yesterday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment..
A handful of digital currency funds have emerged over the past year..
Blockchain is a ledger of transactions that first emerged as the software underpinning digital currency Bitcoin. It has become a key global technology in both the public and private sector, given its ability to permanently record and keep track of assets or transactions across all industries.
In December last year, the total value of all Bitcoins in circulation a record high of above $14 billion. However, in January this year, the dramatic rally in digital currency came to a spectacular end with a plunge of up to 20% as China's yuan rose sharply.
The well-known cryptocurrency BitCoin was the first digital currency. The underlying technology that enables this currency is called blockchain.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a request to list what would have been the first US exchange-traded fund (ETF) built to track Bitcoin, the digital currency..
From investment funds to wealthy individuals and even a Las Vegas strip club, the Bitcoin ETF is generating a lot of buzz for a financial product. The surge in interest in the digital currency is driving upbeat outlooks from several gauges of investor sentiment on the proposed fund.
The technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin, enables data sharing across a network of individual computers. It has gained worldwide popularity due to its usefulness in recording and keeping track of assets or transactions across all industries.
The leading attacks on enterprises are cyber extortions, the report says. Cyber criminals implement ransomware that encrypts data on a victim's system.
Blockchain, which originates from digital currency bitcoin, works as an electronic transaction processing and record keeping system that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, with no need for third-party verification..
Blockchain, which originates from digital currency Bitcoin, works as an electronic transaction processing and record-keeping system that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, with no need for third-party verification..

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