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Mar 14, 2018

Digital currency sales face more regulatory focus

A global regulatory crackdown on crypto-currencies created by start-ups could slow the pace of virtual currency sales.

Oct 23, 2017

Bitcoin soars to record high above $6 000

The crypto-currency has gained over 500% this year, more than any other tradable asset class.

Oct 11, 2017

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

Crypto-currencies are risky and used to launder money, evade taxes and finance terrorism, says Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Aug 22, 2017

Virtual currencies are too risky, says Reserve Bank

Although virtual currencies are gaining popularity, it's still too risky to start issuing them, says the central bank.

Jun 22, 2017

Twitter lets streaming video stars collect money from fans

Periscope viewers will be able to send performers and broadcasters they like a gratuity using heart shapes that are a virtual currency.


EU proposes stricter rules on Bitcoin, prepaid cards

The European Commission moves to reduce anonymous payments and curb the financing of terrorism.

May 3, 2016

Australian claims he created Bitcoin

Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identifies himself as the creator of digital currency Bitcoin, but experts are sceptical.

Mar 11, 2016

Bidorbuy intros Bitcoin payments

The online marketplace partners with BitX to allow individuals and businesses to trade using the virtual currency.

Feb 10, 2015

Hong Kong warns over digital currencies

A Bitcoin exchange in Hong Kong may have disappeared with $387?million in client funds.

Mar 26, 2012

Bitcoin: a mobile money alternative

The virtual currency could take off in Africa, just like payment systems such as M-Pesa.

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