Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: a miner takeover
The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it.
Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin
The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students ...
US says Bitcoin is taxable as property, not a currency
The US tax authority on Tuesday ruled that Bitcoin will be taxed as property, like stocks or real estate, rather than as a basic currency like the dollar.
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced 150,000 attacks per second: report
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced massive hacker offensives last month, coming under some 150,000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure, a report said Sunday.
(Phys.org) —Bitcoin transactions may be anonymous, but they're also completely transparent. This makes stealing easier, but cashing in on the theft without getting caught a lot more difficult. That's one ...
Malware on Yahoo ads turned user PCs into bitcoin miners
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.
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.
Cornell researchers teach Bitcoin attack lesson in selfish mining
US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts
US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an "unlicensed money service business," court documents showed Friday.
High-volume Bitcoin exchanges less likely to fail, but more likely breached, says study
Online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing—often taking their customers' money with them.
Wild, unregulated hacker currency gains following (Update)
With $600 stuffed in one pocket and a smartphone tucked in the other, Patricio Fink recently struck the kind of deal that's feeding the rise of a new kind of money—a virtual currency whose oscillations ...