Banking group sees limited future for Bitcoin
The online currency Bitcoin has shown unexpected success but its future as a broadly accepted exchange medium is limited, according to a report by a global banking group Thursday.
China online marketplace Taobao to ban Bitcoins
China's largest online marketplace, Alibaba Group's Taobao, said Wednesday that it would ban the trading of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies from January 14, after a government crackdown on the units.
Zynga adoption pushes Bitcoin back over $1,000
The virtual currency Bitcoin jumped back over $1,000 Monday after online gaming company Zynga began a test operation to accept Bitcoin in some of its games.
Top India Bitcoin operator halts trade after bank warning
India's biggest Bitcoin trading platform said on its website Friday it had suspended operations after the central bank warned against the risks of using virtual money.
US charges three more people in Silk Road website case
US authorities said Friday three more people were charged in connection with the operation of Silk Road, the online black market bazaar for drugs, hacker tools and other illicit goods.
China Bitcoin exchange bans yuan deposits
The biggest Bitcoin exchange in China said Wednesday that it's no longer accepting yuan deposits, dealing another setback to the virtual currency.
The Bitcoin bubble has burst, so what are the alternatives?
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in the news lately with a sudden surge in value followed by a spectacular crash – not to mention the unfortunate tale of US$4 million in bitcoin on a hard drive that was ...
Vegas developer selling $7.85M mansion for bitcoin
A casino owner-turned-commercial developer is asking $7.85 million to sell a Las Vegas home, and he's willing to accept the online currency bitcoin for the deal.
Bitcoin gaining wider acceptance
Donald Duhaney brought a wallet full of cash to a Whole Foods in Manhattan's trendy Lower East Side one recent evening. But he wasn't in search of kale, quinoa or cage-free eggs.
China bars banks from handling bitcoins (Update)
Bitcoins suffered a new setback after China's central bank said Thursday its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency.
Briton searches landfill for $7.5 mn bitcoin fortune
A British IT worker has launched a frantic search of a landfill site after realising he accidentally threw away a computer drive holding $7.5 million (5.5 million euros) in the online currency bitcoin.
Bitcoin rises above $1,000
The virtual currency bitcoin Wednesday broke above $1,000 per unit, quintupling in a month, according to Mt. Gox, which manages trading in bitcoin.
Cypriot university to accept Bitcoin payments
Cyprus' biggest private university said Thursday it will start accepting the digital currency Bitcoin as an alternative way to pay tuition fees.
Bitcoin value jumps, after US authorities appear positive
Call it a speculative bubble or the rise of a currency of the future: the bitcoin jumped in value Tuesday after US authorities appeared to give the virtual money their blessing.